It is almost redundant for me to begin another article expressing my love affair with quality iOS device stands, but, for the sake of tradition, allow my introduction sentence to lend credence to my lust. Bluelounge announced today, their newest product, the Mika, which is a simple stand for iPad, but strong enough to hold a full size MacBook. Thanks to a buddy at Bluelounge, I was able to get my hands on one for review prior to the announcement… Read More
What you see in the photo above is the new Smarter Stand for the iPhone and iPod touch. Created by Dotan Saguy, it’s a dual-purpose accessory that acts as both a kickstand for your iOS device and a spool for your earbuds, so they don’t get tangled.
It may not look like much, but don’t underestimate Saguy’s knack for turning simple ideas into hit products. He’s already done it once with the Smarter Stand for iPad, raising over $150,000 via Kickstarter. And now he’s looking to do it again… Read More
Per my previous article, you are well aware of my iPhone stand obsession and on this Christmas week, we are excited to review the Milo iPhone stand by Bluelounge. An award winning international design studio, Bluelounge’s goal is to combine forward designed accessories that are as functional as visually stimulating. The company recently revamped its iPhone stand with an aluminum base, which matches the Apple aluminum color and gives it a sleek, polished look. Check out our review below and enter for your chance to win one of your own… Read More
iPhone stands are a dime a dozen. Like iPhone cases, there are millions of iPhone stands, small and large, powered and passive, plastic and metal, cheap and expensive. However, when pulling the Rokform Rokstand out of the package, I knew this stand was unlike any other stand I had ever seen or felt, for that matter. Quite simply, it is a machine, and a very elegant one at that. It owns your desktop. Just looking at it, I feel it glaring back at me. To get the full scoop, Rokform sent over a stand for review and offered to give one away to a reader in our contest below… Read More
Holding iPhones and iPads just where you want them is something of a dark art. There are more than enough docks, stands and foldable cases out there that claim to do the job and while most do just that, we’ve always hankered after something a little different.
When we saw the MobileMount on Kickstarter quite a while ago, we had a sneaky suspicion that we had found it. At first glance it was a car holder for a phone. Looking a little harder though suggested it could be much more than that. We were intrigued.
Since then, the Kickstarter project has come to fruition, and you can now pick up your very own MobileMount for just under $40. But should you? Let’s find out… Read More
Ever since I got my first iPad back in 2010, I’ve been constantly looking for the perfect stand. For a guy who’s all about minimalism (you should see my office), simply leaving the iPad lying flat on the table just feels wrong. Cases help, but I prefer stands that suspend the tablet mid-air, iMac style. That’s why I’m so excited about a new Kickstarter project. Dubbed the Slope, it’s an iPad stand with a twist, one that perfectly blends with your Apple-branded work environment… Read More
Hitting the ground in early 2000, LapWorks, Inc. began making portable products for notebook computers. Over the last decade, the company has made items for major hardware companies, including privately labelled products for Targus. LapWorks then began making products for the iPad in 2010 and now offers a wide assortment of hardware accessories, of which the InVogue iPad Stand is a proud member.
There are plenty of evenings when my wife or I enjoy a movie on our iPad. As a hardware reviewer, there are plenty of iPad cases and stands around the house made specifically for that situation, but none of them are hands or lap-free. By that, I mean, the iPad must be held/rested on my lap or nearby table. Those who do not invest in fancy accessories are just holding it in their hands, and what a shame it is!
Everyone has experienced the burning shoulder syndrome that is caused by trying to hold the iPad at the perfect viewing angle while taking in their favorite Netflix movie. The InVogue iPad Stand is the prescription only LapWorks can fill… Read More
iDownloadBlog is pleased to announce, in collaboration with Max Borges Agency, our giveaway of the Satechi R1 Stand for 7 to 10-inch tablets. The versatile arm hinge stand works with both the iPad and iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, HTC Flyer, and many other tablets.
The stand, made of solid aluminum, is case-friendly and has rubber grips to safely secure the tablet in place. The Satechi R1 stand normally retails for $49.99, but we’re going to give you the opportunity to win one for free… Read More
The Compass stand is a portable stand for the iPad or iPad 2 that works in both an elevated, and low-angle mode for easy typing.
We’re giving away one for free, so check inside to see how you can be eligible to win… Read More
I consider myself to be fairly savvy when it comes to iPad accessories and peripherals, especially so when it comes to stands and cases.
I’ve had stands that have acted as cases, cases that have acted as stands, portable stands, stationary stands, and more. In other words, I’ve see a lot of good, and I’ve seen a lot of bad.
The UpStand from Just Mobile, is fortunately, one of the good stands to add on the list; dare I say it’s even great? Check out my full video review of this beautiful iPad stand after the break… Read More
There are a lot of unique iPad stands out there, and ELASTICK is definitely one of them. The ELASTICK Stand can be used with the iPad, along with other tablets, clipboards, etc.
What separares this stand from the pack is that it can be held on a microphone stand. This functionality can come in handy for multiple circumstances, with the obvious use case being a music stand… Read More
Finding the right way to make the iPhone part of the desktop is important for some of us. Enter the Xtand from JustMobile. While there are plenty of mounts and stands for the iPhone, few of them truly capture the aesthetic functionality blend that makes Apple distinct. The Xtand does just that.
It holds the iPhone landscape or portrait at adjustable angles. The aluminum stand looks very similar to the iMac stand. The stand doesn’t block any buttons or connections, gripping perfectly at the four corners of the device. The bottom of the stand features a gripping rubber surface to keep it from moving during use… Read More
Glif is an upcoming iPhone 4 tripod and mount from the mind’s of Dan Provost and Thomas Gerhardt. Glif’s website describes the product as, “a simple iPhone 4 accessory with two primary functions: mounting your iPhone to a standard tripod, and acting as a kickstand to prop your phone up at an angle.”
The device is a small, L-shaped piece of injection-mold plastic with an embedded tripod mount. Glif locks around the long-sided part of your iPhone and snaps into any standard tripod… Read More
It had been a while since we saw one of these creative DIY iPhone stands. While doing my morning reading I came across this video on TUAW showing designer Enrique Pardo turning a $100 bill into an origami iPhone stand.
Of course this would perfectly work with a $1 bill but we ain’t that cheap Read More
I don’t like to make a habit out of promoting (or writing) about accessories I haven’t used, simply because you don’t usually know until you have it in hand. However the Just Mobile Xtand for the iPhone looks seriously legit. This aluminum holder takes your trusted device, and morphs it into a little looking iMac. Just another reason I might hold off on buying an iPad. Sorry Apple.
The 3 piece unit is said to be easily assembled and incredibly sturdy, and houses a rubber “hand” so to be speak, where the iPhone actually rests. Sick of looking up peoples nostrils on your FaceTime calls? No problem, this solution will fix that in no time. A must have ability is covered in allowing either portrait or landscape mode. Watching movies or reading iBooks on an iPhone just became ten times better.
All iPhone models seem to be supported, with a current 20% discount bringing the total to just $33. iPod Touch, iPad, and even MacBook look-a-likes are also available. So no more worries of holding your phone the wrong way. Just plop it into this beauty, and let the Xtand do the gripping for you. This just might be sitting on my desk I’m a short time. What do you guys think?