In case you’re using a wireless keyboard with your iPad, than you need to have a nicely designed and reliable stand for your tablet. This will give you a bigger freedom and transform the tablet into a full-featured productivity device. Not every iPad stand will work for everyone, so my general recommendation to everyone is that they should spend some time researching about stands that may seem interesting, since this is the best way to get to know more about a particular product.
In this article we are going to review a stand named Klick Desk Stand, priced at $60. This product comes from The Joy Factory and it is a part of a much larger modular product lineup. What’s interesting about this product is that you’ll also receive a shell-style iPad case, which can be used with other products by The Joy Factory. Now let’s see what you can expect from this product.
On a first sight I really liked the overall aesthetics of this stand. It is clear that designers at The Joy Factory wanted to create an accessory which will bring out the original Apple design principles, and they mostly succeeded in this task. You’ll actually receive three parts, which need to be assembled. One of those is a full-featured shell-style case for your iPad (compatible with the 4th/3rd/2nd generation). There’s also the base which comes with a metal plate which keeps this whole construction firm and stable. There’s also the aluminum arm with movable and rotatable head.
In order to use this product, you’ll need to fit the arm into the base, and make sure that you’ve achieved strong and firm connection. Now place the provided case onto your tablet, and you’ll see a hole on its back used to connect with the rotatable head of the arm. Other products from The Joy Factory feature the same rotatable head, so this is why they are modular and can be successfully combined.
One of the issues that I’ve had with this product is the provided iPad case, which doesn’t really provide proper protection. In case you plan on using the Klick Desk Stand, than you’ll need to use the provided case. It’s looks nice, but seems somewhat cheap and I am afraid that it won’t protect your tablet in case you accidentally drop it. Other parts of this modular system are quality made and seem sturdy enough, so I was surprised with this particular aspect.
When it comes to functionality, the Klick Desk Stand gives you a complete freedom of choosing the right viewing angle. You can use your tablet in its landscape and portrait orientation, and you can tilt it any way you like. This whole construction seems very stable and quality made, so you don’t have to be afraid if your tablet will accidentally slip.
In general, I would recommend the Klick Desk Stand. There are some questionable design decisions, and I am not fond of the provided case, but in overall this a usable product.