Stand Elevates Tablets, Laptops, and Smartphones for the Optimal Viewing Experience.
I struggle with viewing angles. That may sound really odd, but really I depend on my iPhone and iPad so much that I like to be able to view the screens easily and be able to interact with the devices regularly. There are a lot of stands out in the marketplace but some are rather flimsy and don’t provide a strong base for the device. This can make for an awkward set-up. In addition to the sturdiness issue, there is the flexibility factor. I’m not talking about how flexible a device is; I’m talking about being able to use the stand with many different devices. A lot of devices stands are not tailored for more than one device, but the Satechi R1 Aluminum Hinge Holder Foldable Stand is.
Satechi is a brand that I’ve really come to love and respect. They have some really remarkable high-quality products that work well with my personal devices so I’ve actually started depending on them quite frequently for my various accessory needs. The R1 stand is designed to hold laptops, smartphones, tablets, and even smaller gaming systems like the Nintendo Switch (any device up to 13-inch laptops and tablets). It’s made from solid aluminum and finished with rubber support grips to ensure your devices don’t get scratched and that they are held on the stand securely. The stand weighs nearly 12 ounces and measures 4.5″ x 5.5″ x 5.5″. It folds completely into itself so that you can slide it into a briefcase or suitcase for travel.
Because the R1 stand has a two-hinge system for folding and angling, you have the ability to place your device at the perfect height/angle to minimize neck strain. The mounting hinge will swivel up to 270 degrees while the base hinge can move up to 180 degrees. It’s ideal for checking email, making FaceTime calls, or simply just having your phone standing by. The stand is available in four colors — Silver, Gold, Rose Gold, and Space Gray — and the colors match the Apple family products impeccably.
I simply adore this stand. While it’s meant for more complicated tasks, I have found joy in using it as a regular daily stand for my phone at my home office desk. It’s a smaller desk so I really don’t like to clutter it up with a bunch of different stands and accessories, but I really wanted a solid stand for my phone and occasionally my 12-inch iPad Pro. The R1 Stand is perfect for me in that respect because I can fold up the stand and store it away when I’m not using it, but I have very easy access to it when I do. While I was writing this review, I set my phone on it and realized that I was at 8% power on my phone’s battery. Since I was going to be working for a bit and wanted to stream music from my phone, I plugged it into a portable power bank I had standing by and then realized something else wonderful about this stand — it has a cut out at the base for cables. That’s right. You can route cables through the back of the stand and plug it into the bottom of your iPad or iPhone without the cable causing clutter! This is another reason I truly appreciate the design team from Satechi — they think ahead for the end user.
The R1 Aluminum Hinge Holder Foldable Stand is really the best all-in-one stand I’ve seen in a long, long time. It does a great job of supporting various devices. I can’t wait to see what Satechi releases next.
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