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Good Protective Cover and Stand for your Apple iPad2
on May 13, 2011
The Targus VuScape Protective cover and stand is a pretty good, helpful aid for those who own an Apple Ipad2. It features a thin, lightweight design that is meant to hold the iPad2 snugly in place while you work.
Having a stand for your iPad is certainly a good idea and I like that this stand can be used to position your iPad in different ways. There are multiple grooves so that you can display your iPad at different angles. The cover can also be folded back completely, allowing the consumer to hold the iPad in the hands without the stand.
This protective cover/stand does have some nice features to offer, but after using it for a while, it is more than apparent that the stand is not perfect. Probably the greatest issue is that the stand isn't as sturdy as I would prefer. If you use the stand on a solid, flat surface, you shouldn't have too many problems, but place it on other surfaces and it tends to bend just a little bit. The slightest bend will cause the grooves to give way just a little, and the iPad will no longer be securely held in place.
I generally like the thin, lightweight design of this stand, but the thinness possibly goes a tad far. If the manufacturer had made this stand just a little bit thicker, it would be stronger and more likely to hold the iPad in place without any problems. I suppose this is the trade- off one must make when selecting a stand such as this. Lightweight is nice, especially for something like an iPad, but lightweight means the stand is lacking in strength.
All in all, this is a good stand and certainly worth considering, but not a deluxe stand like I expected. Again, as long as you are willing to sacrifice sturdiness for lightweight design, you should be fine. And try to use only on the flattest surfaces for the best results. Follow these guidelines and you should find yourself reasonably happy with this protective cover and stand from Targus.