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Great looking IPAD stand by Twelve South

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by Blackbelt, Nov 6, 2010.

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    This is a great IPAD stand that I am using,
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynRUtDAPXJ8[/ame]
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    Great looking? I like the Compass myself and find the design clever (I first heard about them here), but it's no aesthetic beauty. At home, I use one of those wooden slot thingies, which are quite nice.
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    I have one, and it is not very stable in either position.
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    In a flat surface it is very stable.
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    Not really, if you put any weight on either of the top corners it still topples over. This could have been a really good stand with a few minor adjustments.
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    Ok, I officially hate this thing. Just spent an hour trying to type on it and nothing but frustration. I know I've already said it above, but really, avoid it.

    Does it look cool? yes
    Is it well Built? kinda
    Does it work? No

    It just topples over regardless of what position you stand it in. Landscape, portrait, vertical, horizontal....all topple over. I do not even type hard, and just the pressure required to push the one and only button on the device is enough to topple the thing over.

    Bad design. Needs a wider leg span, and pegs that actually hold the unit in place instead of something just to rest it on.

    Good for Digital Picture frame. Bad for everything else.



    It's a bad design.
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    Damn the guy in those pictures is scary........
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    Hm, I have one of those and I kind of like it.
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    but that isn't fitting in my pocket :)
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    I have had the exact opposite experience from what you've described - it is a stable typing platform and ergonomically angled just right (for me, anyway.) I have not once had the iPad tipping over on any of the corners, including pushing the home button.
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    That is prettty nifty.
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    can you put this in a lower position without it tipping over from the weight of the ipad so you don't have to reach up so high to type and if you can put it in a lower position is the flexible arm strong enough to support the iPad without it drooping??
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    I picked one of these up a couple of weeks ago. I needed something for school that would hold my iPad in the landscape position, almost vertical. I then use the Apple Bluetooth keyboard for typing.

    My big motivator was the fact that it folds up into a small foot print. The stand works great. I have not issues using it in this configuration.

    I would buy another one, that is if this thing ever needs replacing.

    Great product, killer styling, and sells at a fair price.
    iCrush
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    I was looking for a stand and just found this thread... I ended up ordering a SnakeClamp... Worth checking out and great customer service.

    My two cents...

    SFC :)
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    I have this stand. It IS great, but I travel a good bit and to the TSA agent looking at my backpack, this appears as it if is a weapon. I tried taking it out and putting in in the basket with my laptop (which I carry as well as my iPad) but that caused unending consternation. In the end I bought a ZaggMate which works like a charm.
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    So many options for iPad stands I can't decide =/
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    I also have the Compass - works great for me in conjunction with the Bluetooth keyboard. It was one of the few that I found that allows me stand up the iPad with my case on. Agreed it's not as stable as it could be, but better than my case when I use it as a stand. I also have the Griffin one, but the angle is a little steep for me when I'm working. Fine for viewing though.
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    I know the feeling exactly. I suppose you do need to do your research and take your time, ask questions, compare prices and know what you need/expect before you buy it.

    For me, the selling point of the Compass was its portability: it folds up and you can pack it anywhere to bring along.
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    Good point on the portability!! That was one of the key reasons I bought it:) I've actually been starting to use my iPad at work a fair amount for certain things. I've also been kinda eying the cases with the integrated keyboards, but in my area, they don't really stock them and I really would prefer to see in person before buying. Reviews are one thing, but nothing like picking up the real thing:)

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