Standzfree Universal iPad Holder
Back in September last year, I wrote about the Standzfree iPad holder. I commented about how good this iPad holder was, but also mentioned one flaw in relation to being unable to charge your iPad whilst using it. Now Standzfree has solved that problem. I upgraded my iPad recently. My lovely old original iPad was getting very slow & kept crashing, so I treated myself to the new iPad Air. I’m thrilled with it and love its lightness. But, it cannot be used with my original stand. I quickly discovered that Standzfree has now brought out a universal holder, which works with all tablets and means it’s possible to charge your tablet whilst using it. Just perfect! The two lower grips are fixed but the upper one is spring-loaded, meaning your iPad Is really secure. It holds the iPad Air when it’s in a case very snugly either in portrait or landscape mode. An indispensable gadget for any disabled person.
One of the daily difficulties I have is the need to hold my iPad in my left hand whilst I’m either typing or web surfing. Also my grip in that hand is poor so sometimes my precious iPad has been dropped. I also get quite bad pain in my left wrist, and have cortisone injections as a result. So I’ve been looking out for a stand that would hold my iPad, I use it to do so many things and if I don’t have to hold it all the time it would be some much easier to multi-task.
Thanks to Amazon, (as a disabled person I don’t know how I would manage without them, so much easier and cheaper to buy on line, than having to struggle to get to shops) I found a product called a Standzfree. It has a thin base that easily goes under my bed or sofa and then a height-adjustable pole, with a flexible arm at the end of which is a ball & socket joint with a manoeuvrable tri-shaped holder for the iPad, enabling it to be moved into the optimum position for use.
My only minor niggle is that the single clip that helps to keep the iPad in place clips into the slot used for charging the iPad. This means the iPad is slightly less stable in the stand if used whilst on charge. So apart from it’s overnight change for cloud back-up I try only to charge the iPad when watching a streamed film or broadcast, when stability is less of an issue.
It was well worth the money, for £61 including delivery I now have the ability to write this blog whilst laying comfortably in bed! Reduced pain and luxury!
Standzfree have a US site for anyone not wanting to use Amazon
They also have a twitter feed & a Facebook page
The images below are from the Standzfree page on Amazon.co.uk