Plinth: Versatile, Pocketable Stand for iPad & Other Tablets

Plinth iPad Stand

Plinth is an interesting looking little pocketable stand for the iPad and just about any other tablet. It’s a Kickstarter project that’s about half way to its funding goal with a little over a month left to meet its target.

It’s notable mainly because of its (very) small size and due to its being touted as a ‘universal’ tablet stand. It looks cleverly designed – folded down it fits in a pocket and is roughly the size of an iPhone; it uses ‘flip out wings’ and rubber feet to provide its stand capability.

I’ve used a few very small iPad stands in the past. Some, like the Twelve South Compass Mobile Stand, have been very impressive. Others have been OK, but lacked a little in terms of stability.

The Plinth looks good in its trailer video. I may try to get a review unit at an appropriate stage of the project – as I’m always on the lookout for good iPad and tablet stands.

Take a look at the Plinth Kickstarter page and see what you think of this versatile little stand.

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Cool Things: The Coburns iPad Stand on Kickstarter

the Coburns iPad Stand

I love a good iPad stand and it’s been a little while since on caught my eye. Now the Coburns iPad Stands Kickstarter project has changed that.

These are gorgeous and very impressive looking iPad stands, made from some beautiful hardwoods and handcrafted right here in the US. The Kickstarter project for them has already met and doubled its funding target. This has allowed for manufacturing to be up and running already and the the project’s creators claim this will be the fastest delivered physical product in Kickstarter history. If you’re ever waited around for Kickstarter products delivered months past their targeted date, that’s music to your ears.

Here’s a few of the reasons these iPad stands grabbed my attention:

– They’re said to provide nearly unlimited viewing angles in portrait and landscape mode.

– They’re very compact and fit in a shirt pocket.

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Cool Things: HiRise Adjustable Stand for iPad mini

HiRise iPad mini Stand

This is the latest cool iPad accessory from the lovely folks at Twelve South – the HiRise Adjustable Desktop Stand for iPhone 5 and iPad mini. These guys make a great range of cases and desktop accessories for iPad, iDevices, and Macs.

Here’s an excerpt from the Twelve South introduction of the HiRise:

HiRise’s height-adjusting cable clips and movable rear support allows HiRise to work with most cases on the market today – especially those with recessed connections that no other dock can fit. The secret is Apple’s extremely small, high quality Lightning Cable – which allows us to adjust the connector height and create a perfectly fitting dock with the Lightning cable you already have. The HiRise fits many of the most popular cases in the world, like the OtterBox® Defender and Speck CandyShell. Of course, our favorite case for HiRise is our own BookBook for iPhone. …

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Cool Things: KUBI Robotic Stand for iPad & Other Tablets

KUBI is an impressive looking robotic desktop stand for the iPad and a number of other tablets, that lets you pan around remote environments during video calls. It’s touted as ‘an affordable and practical telepresence solution’ and is compatible with FaceTime, Skype, and most consumer and enterprise video clients.

It can be used with nearly any tablet, from iPad mini to Surface Pro sizes.

You really need to take a look at the video above to see all the capabilities of KUBI.

KUBI is priced at $289. You can see more detail or place an order for KUBI at the Revolver Robotics product page for it. There’s also a special deal for it currently at Stack Social where you can get it for $30 less.


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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.


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: 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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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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