Right now I use the official Apple iPad Dock with my iPad. I use it only for charging over night and I have been looking for a dock to use at my work desk.
At first I considered getting a second Apple iPad Dock but while the Apple Dock is great for charging, it does not allow me to rest the iPad in landscape or easily remove the iPad from the dock without using two hands.
After searching for a while, I finally found a dock that met my needs from Just Mobile.
UpStand by Just Mobile
The UpStand is a premium iPad stand/dock that allows users to work with their iPad in style.
The first aspect that I really enjoy about the UpStand is its high-style design.
The entire dock is aluminum, so it looks great with the majority of Apple’s MacBook and iMac computers. The stand arrives as one piece but can be separated into two pieces for storage.
The great thing about the UpStand is the iPad is put into the stand so easily and is just as easily retrieved. There are no tight clips or dock connectors, just two hooked ends that the iPad rests on. Because of this design, users can lay the iPad in portrait or landscape with ease.
To ensure that the iPad does not get scratched when in the stand, the inner curve of the stand is lined with a thin continuous strip of rubber. The hooks where the iPad actually sits are also lined with soft rubber to ensure no damage and to prevent the iPad from falling out of the stand.
The bottom of the UpStand also features a continuous strip of rubber to provide an improved grip on various surfaces.
The UpStand also provides a great viewing angle for videos and photos and works great when using a Bluetooth keyboard. The UpStand also provides enough room to slide a Bluetooth keyboard under the stand.
Works With Cases
If your iPad already has a case on it, there is a good chance that you can leave the case on when using the UpStand.
When the iPad is resting in the stand, there is a lot of room left to support an iPad with a thick case. As an example, the official Apple iPad case will fit fine in the UpStand.
The Just Mobile UpStand is definitely a great iPad stand, but it does come at a premium price. However, considering the design of the stand and the kind of image Just Mobile wants to portray, the price makes sense even if it may be steep.
With a solid aluminum and elegant design, the UpStand is for users who are looking for an easy to use iPad stand that easily supports landscape and portrait viewing angles.
The Just Mobile UpStand is available from the Just Mobile online store for $49.95USD.
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