Quick Look: Versastand Folding Desk Stand for iPad

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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.

iPad in VersaCase

Highlights

– The stand is simple to adjust – so it’s easy to find your favorite angles to use it in.

– It’s handsome enough to fit in well on any desktop and especially those where iDevices and Macs are around. The black smart cover case is professional looking as well.

– The connector system is also easy and a pleasure to work with. You can quickly place the iPad on and take it off the stand.

VersaCase Back connector

– The iPad feels solid and secure in the stand at all times and in every position that I tried it in.

– As advertised, the stand folds up nicely and is a manageable size for taking out and about.

– It should serve quite well for presentations and for displays at exhibitions and events.

VersaCase smart cover

Lowlights

Very few to speak of. For my taste, it’s a little bulkier than I would prefer for an everyday sort of desktop stand. To be fair though, I don’t think that’s the primary intended use for this stand.

It does add a good bit of overall size and bulk to the iPad when you have it in the case. Here’s a shot of it next to my iPad mini in a very slim case that may give you a feel for this:

Next to iPad mini

Overall

The Versastand is an impressive and versatile iPad stand. It’s good looking, secure, easy to use in a great range of angles, and should work well as a desktop stand and excel as an iPad accessory at exhibitions and events.

You can see more details on the Versastand at its Ergotech product page and order one at Amazon.

Disclosure: Ergotech provided a review unit of the Versastand to the author of this post. For information on our review policies please see our About page.

Patrick Jordan

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2 thoughts on “Quick Look: Versastand Folding Desk Stand for iPad

  1. I’ve had the case for about three weeks. Basically, I like it and agree with the points you made also. A couple of other things I am not too happy about are that if you use it off of its stand, like flat on a table, the iPad wobbles as you tap on it due to the connector on the back of the case.

    Also, the back plate on theiPad snaps nicely into place, but I’m afraid to try to remove it. What’s the best way to remove it. I’m a afraid to pry back the corners for fear that I may snap them.

    Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Apparently the Ergotech iPad Kickstand is no available yet.

    • Hi Don

      Nothing to be worried about. I’ve taken the iPad in and out of the back cover case many times while testing it out. It takes a little bit do fiddling to get used to removing it, but once you do that it can be removed relatively easily. Just go for getting it out gently from one corner at a time. Once one is off the second one is easier and once two are off the rest is very easy.