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Using this product for a 12.9 iPad Pro. The stand does hold in portrait or landscape when at the lowest extension. The stand can hold the weight with the arm extended in certain positions, but cannot hold the weight in all positions. It will sink back into itself, and is unsteady.
A stronger extension arm, and more weight in the base would make this a 5 star purchase. For what I use it for, the shortcomings didn’t justify a return, but it could be better. Would rate an overall 3.5-4. Smaller tablets would seem to have no issue with this stand.
It's heavy enough, stable enough, and fairly versatile. It also folds up quite compact, which is nice. There's a single caveat with this product: When extended (tallest position), while it CAN hold my heavy 575 g (1.27 lb) Galaxy Tab S7+, you have to make sure that the arm is completely straight, or fairly close to straight. At an angle, the extended arm can't support this weight because of the leverage.
Realize however that having the extended arm at an angle is unnecessary; You can either move the stand closer to you, or use the arm retracted (which is very similar, considering that the extended arm at an angle means decreased height in favor of getting the device angled closer to you).
The part that holds the tablet in place can handle any angle despite the weight, and works well despite not being metal.
For lighter devices like a smaller tablet or a Nintendo Switch this tablet stand / holder should have zero issue whatsoever.
Pro: This stand has a nice weight to it (approx. 14oz) which I like. The bottom pegs seat my 7" Fire Tablet with case, very nicely, and holds it well, if I'm a typical triangular position, with slight tilt adjustments.
Cons: I have found, that when the telescoping bar is extended, and/or you've adjusted, it can no longer hold the weight in most positions, and it drops back down. In order for it to work, it must be directly upright. I suspect that larger tablets, or those wishing to extend/tilt in different ways, might have trouble. It would be much better, if they're were tightening screws which you could adjust, to secure current position.
If I’m using my iPad on that stand along with a keyboard on my lap because I’m on the couch it does not come up high enough. It extends only a little bit but it’s very sturdy, more sturdy than the one I purchased after. Once again on this item the return window closed two days before I decided I should return it. I just don’t rip in the packages and get them out as soon as I receive them to test. I guess I should start.
We bought a similar one for my mom and she likes it, so we bought this one on prime day. It's easy to use, has the right amount of weight so it doesn't tip. I did notice that when I fully extend the arm up, it tends to sink back down. I'm guessing it's user error, I'm sure once I use it more, I will figure out the trick. Otherwise, pretty happy with this.
Well made and sturdy. Only problem its not very stable using my iPad. It could be because I do have a hard case shell which adds to the weight. So when I place it on the stand, it wants to fold. But overall its very well made. Very well worth the price, which is great.
Just got one for work and it seems like a good product. Base is wide and weighted. The only downside is some of the crucial part like the actually part supporting the tablet is plastic. That could lead to durability problem. But for now it does the job