That worked OK, but even though my water bottle is a sturdy metal model it would topple backwards if I pushed the page button too hard. I also had a problem with the Kindle maintaining the right reading angle; it had a tendency to slide down on the slick counter top. I looked in a couple of stores to see if I could buy a holder, but when I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for (something inexpensive and small enough to fit into my storage drawer in the back office) I decided to try making my own.
I started with a sturdy box that had held a small quilting kit....
and glued an interior section to what had been the top of the box.
I took my creation to work the next day. It performed wonderfully, but I was concerned the bright colors and large size might draw attention to the Kindle, which was the last thing I needed. I decided to make the stand less visible.
The first thing I did was cut it down to size. When I did that the front lip was less sturdy, so I added additional cardboard to reinforce it.
I've already used the new and improved holder a couple of times. It's amazing how inconspicuous it is!
Five years ago today: New Thing #68--Total Rewards