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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Portable Stand, November 25, 2010
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Great portable stand. In my opinion, the item description nails it. It is very portable when folded up; can be easily tossed in a drawer or bag. It held my iPad perfectly while in its case and is sturdy enough to operate. It didn't slide around the counter tops and is adjustable for different viewing angles. It pretty much suits all of my requirements. However, my one minor complaint is that when the iPad is sitting vertically in the mount and the charging cable is plugged in, the cable interferes with the stability of the iPad. In other words, if the mount held the iPad maybe just a half-inch higher off the surface, the plug wouldn't be a problem. Horizontally is of course no problem. I personally don't find this to be an issue as I seldom have it plugged in when I'm using it anyway.
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Initial post: Dec 28, 2010 10:36:53 PM PST
if you rotated the ipad 180 degrees so the charging cable came out of the (then) top, wouldn't that solve the problem?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 5, 2011 4:24:53 PM PDT
It might, as long as you didn't have a consistent need for the home button and if the docking cable didn't interfere (since I haven't seen an Apple cable with a right angle, or at least not to the degree that mini/micro-USB connectors are on the market).

That would also depend on apps which support a 180-degree vertical orientation, as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2011 8:32:51 PM PDT
BruceK says:
Of course it would ... I don't get the complaint really. It might even be better because if the button is at the top then you have the choice of pressing it or squeezing it from the front and back simultaneously. You can also rotate it 90 and 270 degrees. Don't really see the problem. I had the same complaint about the Kindle, but the Kindle has the keyboard in a set orientation so not quite the same.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2011 5:15:04 AM PDT
Derbydano says:
Rotating the charge port to the top works as long as you don't need the camera while it's in the stand.

Posted on Jun 5, 2011 3:32:26 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 7, 2011 1:28:09 PM PDT
To be clear, the stand wobbles slightly with the adapter connected from the bottom. The wire must exit the front, and not exit the back (which would had been cleaner). Putting rubber feet to extend the height of the base might be a little challenging. The bottom already has a nice soft padding, so the feet would have to stick to that (and not a hard surface). Also, the feet must be small (about 1/3" wide) yet tall (about 1/2" tall). I'm sure the next version would increase the size to fix this small annoyance. See link:

Posted on Jun 11, 2011 11:39:50 PM PDT
Chris G. says:
Very Quick & Easy Solution:
Get yourself some of those nifty Self-Adhesive Rubber-Feet packages ($1-$5 for 2-8) that have some round or square 1/2" thick pads. Attach them to the underside of the support legs. This will give you some extra height/lift, and will prevent sliding. Also, it'll give you a bit of a "slot" under the legs to let the cords run under without interfering with stability.
NOTE: Use rubbing alcohol on the spot before sticking it on, it'll hold a lot better.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2011 8:18:46 AM PDT
The underside of the support legs already have an adhesive form (to prevent table scratching) that covers the entire underside on both legs (about 1/8" thick).

Posted on Jun 12, 2011 7:26:12 PM PDT
Chris G. says:
To Rudy: Meh, but that's just a thin sheet of material. It couldn't hurt to use the 'foot' method to lift it a bit higher. Hell, you can even use a big square and then attach a small round to the square. The thin sheet could also be removed if the feet won't stick to it. I adapt so many things with those li'l' rubber feet that I tend to have plenty in stock for those just-in-case moments. :-) You'd be surprised by the sizes available and the uses to which they've been applied.

I'll let you know more when I get the delivery and see this thing for myself. Granted, I've got the Acer A500 with an adapter that doesn't seem to get in the way, but just maybe I'll need to get a lift myself. :-)

'Til then...

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2013 2:04:10 PM PST
G. Morgan says:
Thanks. We need a holder for Skyping while the Fire is HDMI to the TV. The HDMI port would surely interfere if the seat is so low.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2014 10:50:38 AM PST
He already knows you can do that! His (valid) complaint is that plugging the wire into the top of the unit makes the whole thing unstable.
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