Got an iPad? You do? What happens when you get a Facetime call? Do you prop it up somewhere only to have it slide down? Yeah. Me too. You can get a clever cover with an in-built stand, but if you want your iPad held securely and firmly for any length of time you’ll probably be better with this.
Meet the Xenta 360 Degree iPad Stand. It’s a simple enough concept really and, for those moments when you’re trying to follow an online recipe in the kitchen or you’d like to watch a TV show on iPlayer or Netflix without having the iPad propped up on a cushion, it’s ideal.
Have a guess how much this is though. Go on, before I even start. £30? £40? No, no, my friends. This is just £12.99 and, let me tell you, it’s a sturdy thing. There’s no chance of your iPad falling backwards or sliding out of the clips – it holds your device in the same way as many of those snug-fitting cases do, gripping each corner precisely and tightly. Better still, you can rotate the device around easily from portrait to landscape mode.
As you turn it you’ll hear it click. This is to ensure that the tablet rotates to certain preset angles and stays there. It’s a reassuring feeling and the iPad does indeed end up at exactly the right angle. You can also tip the iPad forwards and back a certain degree, although not by a great deal.
The main holder folds forwards and in onto the base, which is weighted, so you can carry this around with you fairly easily in a laptop bag. Although the base is slightly weighty to ensure your iPad doesn’t fall over, it’s still easy to carry.
Overall, a great solution to the problem of temporary props, boxes, cushions, bags and walls. Yes, you’ll need to remove your cover if you have one, but if you want to use your iPad for something quite productive (perhaps with a Bluetooth keyboard like this) it’s simply ideal and won’t break the bank either.
Get more information or buy one on xenta.co.uk