Hands-free, multi-angle viewing mount for your 9.7 to 12.9-inch tablet. Well-built, durable and quite desirable.
To case or not to case, that is the question, or whether ’tis nobler to suffer the wrath of outrageous misfortune… (when you scratch or drop your device). I would like to think that Shakespeare, if still alive, would entrench himself into the group that nestles their devices securely in a protective case. This is a personal choice battle that the industry is waging. Do you protect your device inside of a case and hide the beauty of the device behind silicone or plastic or do you let the glory of the device shine freely? Which camp do you find yourself in? I am a firm believer in protection.
My children and I have the luxury of having two iPads in our family. I have a personal iPad Air 2 that I utilize regularly, whereas my children get to utilize my iPad 2. My iPad Air 2 is nestled securely inside of an Otterbox Defender case and has been since the day I purchased it. The iPad 2 has a screen protector cover and rests inside of a generic flip cover. The benefit to a cover like this is, you can easily remove it and use additional accessories like chargers and docks. Accessories for the Otterbox line of cases are really limited.
have received a Magicurve tablet stand to review. The product is shipped in a 5 3/16” x 8 1/4” x 2 3/4” solidly built white box. The cover displays the product very well, showing the silver aluminum curved tablet stand. You can see an image of an iPad, held in vertical viewing mode. Turning the packaging onto the side, you will see suggested viewing angles of 80 degrees, 60 degrees, 30 degrees. You can also use this on soft surfaces if desired. The product is designed specifically for Apple iPad and will work with all tablets 9.7-12.9.” The back of the packaging details the product from Acmeware. It has a net weight of 0.54kg (measured by me to be 1 pound 3.9 ounces. It has listed dimensions of 190x112x59mm. Interestingly, there is a sticker on the back of the packing that the product is for a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
The product is easily removed from the packaging by cutting the two small pieces of tape holding the lid in place. This cardboard is quite thick and does add to the total Gross weight of 0.96kg (packaging alone is 9.9 ounces). Sliding the lid off, you will find the Magicurve tablet stand inside of a silvery, semi-transparent bag. Remove the bag and you notice the single cut piece of aluminum. the aluminum is well constructed and has two arms designed to hold the iPad/tablet. It is important to note that this will only hold a tablet that is not inside of a case. Any area that will contact your iPad seems to be protected with a gray silicone material. There is about a 1/2” gap between the silicone arms which will hold the tablet nicely. There are 3 angled cuts on the back of the device, again coated in slip resistant silicone material. This allows the device to rest in the 3 different viewing angles. I was saddened that I cannot use the device with my Otterbox-Defender-protected Pad Air 2, but feel it works well with my children watching movies on the carpet.
If you are looking for a solidly constructed iPad tablet stand for hands-free viewing, this is the device for you. It is simple in its design, yet elegant and displays the iPad very well. The aluminum is well cut, with rounded clean edges. The ACMEWARE logo is professionally visible. The silicon is secure and the grip along the posterior of the device is slip resistant. The device appears well constructed and comes shipped in a well-built cardboard box. I would rate the device at 5/5 stars as it meets and exceeds the expectations of the packaging. It is a bit heavy as listed above, but this helps to keep the iPad from rocking. Overall, this is a quality built iPad stand.
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