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Featured iPad Accessory: Stabile iPad Stand


Stabile iPad Stand

OK, as I’ve admitted here before, I like iPad stands. Like them a lot, possibly a tad more than you should. I have three favorite iPad stands already – and seeing this one reviewed by my friend Larry Greenberg’s RunaroundTech site  makes me feel like I could soon have four.

It’s four pounds of steel. Stable, solid steel too apparently – and that’s my favorite kind when it comes to iPad stands.

Kidding aside, I really like having a good, solid iPad stand on my desk, and I love how this one is generously proportioned enough to allow for using just about any case with it. Here’s the list of key features for it:

    • Solid American steel, nearly 4 lbs.
    • Anti-tip low and user focused center of gravity
    • Artistic shape and design without or with a case or skin
    • Proven 55° viewing angle in portrait or landscape
    • Spilt back™ cable management
    • Finish
      • Silver – Matching Apple keyboard
      • White – Low texture
      • Black – Low texture
    • 4 holding pad locations (Santoprene 3M) available as spare part
    • 4 stabilization non-skid black feet (Polyurethane 3M) available as spare part
    • iPad 2, iPad Original

These are made in the USA, in the state I grew up in (Connecticut) by a company called Thoughtout. I’ve requested a review unit. If you want to see more details or place an order (they go for $49.99) see the Thoughtout page for them here: http://www.thoughtout.biz/products/Stabile.html

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MC Nano – New, Smaller MicroFiber Cloth with Big iPad Screen Cleaning Powers


So … until late last year I was blissfully unaware of how exciting a microfiber cleaning cloth can be. I thought they were all much of a muchness – as in, not a whole bunch of difference between one and another. Then I got a chance to try out Mobile Cloth, and I discovered that it’s far easier to use and far more effective than any others, and I was excited about a screen cleaning cloth.

Ever since then, Mobile Cloth has been one of my least glamorous but most favorite iPad accessories. Now I’ve got a new favorite – Mobile Cloth’s cool new little brother, the MC Nano, which I’ve been trying out this week leading up to its public release. It’s right around 1/4 the size of the original Mobile Cloth, but is still just as effective.

It still gets the iPad screen clean with just a few quick wipes and with minimal effort – and the Nano is small enough to be a much more portable solution. This is one you can easily tuck into an iPad case pocket or your own pocket to have it around for on-the-go screen touchups.

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