Finding the perfect iPad stand isn’t as easy as it might sounds. You need to find the one which will suit your needs the best, since some of them are made only for one specific role, so they can be perfect for office use or for watching movies, pairing with a keyboard, and similar. It’s also important to see how quality made it is, and if its design has some potential issues. These are all the reasons why it’s always a good idea to read reviews like this one, since these articles can pinpoint problems and other concerns. This is how you can be assured that you’re making a good investment.
As you can read from the title of this article, we are going to review ChillTab 2, made by ChillBad Industries. This is an elegant stand made for all iPad models, currently priced at $35.
As you can see from the pictures, this is one of the most elegant iPad stands on the market. It is 4.8 inched wide, and 6.5 inches tall. If you look at its frontal side you’ll see two padded arms, located two inches above the stand’s base, which is used to hold a tablet. They are made to work for any iPad model, so it can be used with all generations, but thinner models will fit better since they can be tilted a bit more which gives you more freedom. Also, you can use your tablet with any case, which is something that I really appreciate. According to one of the recent surveys, approximately 80% of iPad users own at least one tablet case, so this is something that every designer should consider.
What’s also important is to say that the ChillTab 2 holds you tablet firmly in place, so you don’t have to afraid that it will slip or fall down. It also seems quality made, so I assume you’ll be able to use it for a long time. Its powder-coated finish looks very nice and feels nice on touch as well.
The ChillTab 2 is a quality made and interestingly designed product, but comes with some serious flaws. As it turns out, this tablet provides only one viewing angle which seriously limits its usability. This viewing angle is approximately 60 degrees tilted, so you can best use it while watching movies, or if you use your tablet paired with a Bluetooth keyboard. For a price of $35 I would expect greater flexibility and a product which doesn’t come with a single role. Unfortunately, the ChillTab 2 doesn’t offer adjustable viewing angles, nor height adjustment. It’s interesting to say that I’ve noticed that there’s ChillTab 4 which provides different viewing angle, so I assume that designers wanted to make you purchase several of their products in order to get much needed flexibility, which isn’t something I appreciate.
The ChillTab 2 comes with many compromises which seem completely unneeded for a price of $35. It does look very elegant and beautiful, but you can probably spend your money in a better way.