Quick Look: Versastand Folding Desk Stand for iPad

VersaCase Folding Desk Stand for iPad

As often mentioned here, I’m a big fan of iPad stands. iPad stands that are versatile – even more so. The Versastand Folding Desking Stand for iPad (which will be referred to as just Versastand for the rest of this review) is touted as being amongst the most versatile you can find. Heck it’s even got a part of versatile in its name – that’s gotta be a good omen.

I’ve been trying one out for a few weeks now and have some thoughts to share.

Notes

As the name implies, this is a desktop stand for the iPad, that can be folded away for use on the go. The Versastand is compatible with the iPad 2, 3, and 4 (or iPad 3rd and 4th gen).

Some of its notable listed features include:

– Displays the iPad at optimal ergonomic, glare-free viewing angles

– 360 degree rotation for portrait and landscape viewing

– Folds to just over an inch thick

– Fully articulating arm

– Silver finish matches iPad

– Comes with a smart cover style case

You need to use the back cover case provided with the Versastand in order to use the stand – as there’s a connector piece that’s integrated in it.

It’s part of family of stands from Ergotech Group – others in the line include a kick stand, a surface mount, and a side monitor mount.

The Versastand is currently available for $79 at Amazon.

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Review: ZAGGkeys Mini 9 Keyboard Case & Cover: Not Recommended

ZAGGkeys Mini 9 keyboard case for iPad mini

The ZAGGkeys Mini 9 is a new iPad mini keyboard case and cover combo from the team at ZAGG. In the past, ZAGG keyboard cases have been my favorite for the iPad, largely due to their excellent keyboards with generous key spacing.

For the iPad mini ZAGG recently released two variants of the ZAGGkeys Mini – the ZAGGkeys Mini 7 and Mini 9. The Mini 9 offers a standard sized ZAGG keyboard, the Mini 7 has a ‘compact’ keyboard layout. I had been looking forward to seeing ZAGG release a keyboard case for the iPad mini and eagerly awaited the arrival of my ZAGGkeys Mini 9 (which I’ll just refer to as the Mini 9 from here on) – and unfortunately it’s been all downhill and disappointment ever since it arrived on my doorstep.

Notes

Here are some of the notable features ZAGG lists for the ZAGGkeys Mini 9:

  • Great for the iPad mini
  • Identical keyboard size, design, and layout as ZAGG’s award-winning tablet keyboards
  • Island-style keys engineered to provide 90% of the space of a traditional keyboard
  • Dedicated special function keys
  • Cradles the iPad mini providing a durable case protecting both the iPad mini and keyboard

It comes in black or white models. I ordered the black.

The Mini 9 goes for $89.99 directly from ZAGG.

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Review: Moko Slim Fit Case for iPad mini

Moko Slim Fit iPad mini case

As some of you may recall, last year I did a review of the Moko Slim Fit Case for the iPad 3 – and was quite impressed with the low-priced folio case.

Because of that good impression I ordered a Moko Slim Fit Case for iPad mini as soon as I noticed they were available – hoping it would be just as good as its big brother. I’ve had the case for several weeks now, used it a lot, and can now share some thoughts on it.

Notes

The Moko Slim Fit for the iPad mini is a folio style case, similar to the Marware C.E.O. Hybrid for iPad mini – but with a few notable differences which I’ll mention below.

The case is made of PU leather on its exterior, with a microfiber interior. Here are some of its notable features:

  • Automatically wake/put to sleep Your iPad Mini. Acess to all feature and control (speakers not blocked).
  • Premium PU leather exterior and microfiber interior. Built-in stand with multiple angles for typing and viewing.
  • Built-in hand strap improves one-handed reading/viewing. Rubber band to hold the front cover open.
  • Padded front cover and plastic hardback offer enhanced protection, at front, back, and all CORNERS.

It comes in a range of colors: black, blue, green, magenta, orange, purple, red, white, carbon fiber black, and genuine leather black. Oddly, the standard black case goes for $9.99 – while all the others colors are priced between $17.99 and $24.99. I didn’t actually notice that until I was writing this post – I ordered the standard black one just because I like that color choice best for this case.

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Review: VersaCover for iPad mini

VersaCover for iPad mini

Moshi’s VersaCover for iPad mini offers a stylish variation on the Smart Cover with protection for the back of the iPad thrown in.

It features a slim design and an origami folding cover that allows for various angles when using it as a stand. I’ve been a big fan of Smart Covers since the early days of using one with an iPad 2. The Smart Cover for the iPad mini is every bit as nice to have on the smaller iPad. The idea of a minimalist Smart Cover-like case with some back protection thrown in is appealing, so I decided to give the VersaCover mini a look. I’ve been using this one heavily for the last 3 weeks or so and it’s about time for a review of it.

Notes

The VersaCover is made of a soft microfiber material; there’s a casing that serves as a frame for the iPad to slot into which also protects the back of the iPad against scratches and shocks.

It comes in Aloe Green, Sakura Pink, Velvet Grey, and Denim Blue. I have the Denim Blue model.

The case is priced at $50.

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Review: iPad Case Prodigy – Case + Magnetic Stand

Case Prodigy iPad Case

ZooGue’s iPad Case Prodigy is a case and magnetic stand that’s billed as ‘insanely convenient’. I’ve been using one for several weeks now and finding that there’s a lot to recommend about this case. So I’ll dive straight into the review.

Notes

The iPad Case Prodigy features a magnetic kickstand that adjusts to 6 angles – from low for typing to straight up for viewing movies and several in between. Here are some of its other notable features:

- Microfiber Interior

- Automatic Sleep/Wake Function

- Secure Magnetic Closure & Cover

- Access to All Cameras, Ports & Buttons

The  iPad slots into a frame inside the case and the front cover is closed with a magnetic clasp – which you can see in the photo above.

This case is compatible with the iPad 2, and the 3rd and 4th gen iPads.

The case comes in black and is priced at $59.99.

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Review: iOstand for iPad

iOstand is a sturdy, magnetic stand for the iPad and other tablets. The promo for it claims it ‘allows for instant mounting of your device and rotation in practically any direction’. I’ve been testing one out for a few weeks and I’m impressed with it. Notes The iOstand comes in three colors – Black Powdercoat, […]

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Review: Brydge+ iPad Keyboard Case

The Brydge iPad Keyboard is one of many iPad related Kickstarter projects I backed this year. As some of you may have noted two recent ones were major disappointments: the Human Toolz Mobile Stand for iPad and the Facet iPad Stand. Brydge is touted as an effective and unique iPad keyboard that will give your […]

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FACET iPad Stand: Not Safe for iPad Use

The FACET iPad Stand started out as yet another iPad focused Kickstarter project. I backed the project and felt quite keen to see how this product turned out. It met its funding target and a couple days ago I received my Facet stand for the iPad. iPad stands are not difficult or complex items to […]

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