I’m not what you would call a ‘stand kind of person.’ I don’t have a dock for my iPhone 5, and I’m not sure where the chintzy little tripod thing is that I bought for my iPad a few years back. I just never used it.
If I was in the market for something like that, though, I’d consider this new Magnus Mini stand from Ten One Design. It sports a very minimalistic design, and it uses magnets to hold your iPad mini into place…
The Magnus mini is crafted from soft ABS plastic with a tough rubberized coating and rubber feet, and it weighs just 19 grams (5/8). Ten One says that makes it one of the most portable iPad stands on the market.
So how can it possibly hold your iPad mini up? Magnets. The Magnus uses 10 individual embedded magnets that connect with those in your iPad mini. This both holds it in place and makes it easy to quickly remove.
The minimalistic, magnetic design also means that when viewed from the front, you don’t see the stand at all. And even from the side, you can only see your tilted iPad and the base plate. I really dig the way it looks.
The Magnus Mini, for me, is one of the best-looking iPad stands I’ve come across. I may even eventually pick one up for my mini. If you’re equally impressed, you can order your now from Ten One’s site for $29.95.
So, what do you think?