Wanted to get a stand. I don't like having the smart cover open all the time unless if I have to. I would rather want it closed to protect the screen. I had a Arkon portable stand with my old Thrive. It worked pretty good but wanted something a little bit different. This was a good change This a 3 with a belkin snap shield and smart cover. On the lowest setting. You can only have it in landscape mode for this one. Portrait mode causes the stand to tip over. The footprint on the base isn't big enough to support portrait. Which is okay, not like I'm every going to set it this low anyways (most likely never). Adjustment, the two side buttons on each side gets pushed in. Then you adjust the angle. The rubber padding on the bottom really mades the stand stick; so it doesnt move around. Pretty solid stand if anyone is looking for one. Got it for $20 shipped off eBay.