The great thing about tablet holders is that they hold tablets. There is a tablet holder that you can buy for only three bucks on Amazon right now with coupon code 6GZKNB8B. It normally costs eight dollars, and three is less than eight, so that makes it a rather good price.
The stand is made of solid aluminum, which means it would have been worth a small fortune 200 years ago. Now it's $3. Poor aluminum, what a drag, it used to be right up there with gold in terms of value, now they make tablet stands out of it.
We're always looking for new and practical ways to prop tablets up (or otherwise use them without tying up at least one hand). While we've looked at several different tablet stands in the past, we've never seen anything quite like the MonkeyKit ($99) and WhaleKit ($49) for Octa's TabletTail. Before we get into that, though, a little explanation of the TabletTail is in order.
TabletTail itself isn't one particular thing, but rather a series that encompasses a few different components for different uses: the vacuum dock, MonkeyTail, and WhaleTail. The vacuum dock is the meat and potatoes of the entire setup; without it, the WhaleTail and MonkeyTail are completely useless.
As a tech writer, I have lots of gadgets. Smartphones, tablets, and all sorts of other fun stuff. Because of this, new accessories aren't something that I'm often super-impressed with. Every once in a while, though, a new product lands in my hands that really is more than I expected. Thus is the case with the FIXIE tablet stand from Incipio ($40).
I know what you're thinking: "wait, you were impressed with... a tablet stand? Really?" In short, yes. I'll be honest with you - when I got the FIXIE stand, I was really expecting just another tablet stand. Most stands work well - after all, they really only need to hold the device to perform the function for which they were created.
If you own a tablet, then you probably realize a good tablet stand is clutch. The thing is, though, there are so many stands on the market, it's almost impossible to find exactly what you want. Personally, I want something as minimal as possible, functional, offers a variety of viewing angles, and doesn't take up a lot of room in my bag. Enter the Arkon Desk & Travel Stand for Tablets.
As you can see, this stand is not only extremely compact, but equally as versatile. I've spend the last few weeks using this stand, and I have to say that the overall quality of the product has left me impressed; in fact, it actually surprised me in ways that I didn't expect.
It's not much a of a secret that the optimal position to use a tablet is by holding it, but it's also well known that it's not always the most practical option, either. For example, if you're using it for a cookbook in the kitchen, it's far more ideal to keep it on the counter while you work. Similarly, no one really wants to hold a tablet in-hand while watching an entire movie.
For situations like this, there are a ton of various tablet stands on the market. One such stand is the iTilt Tablet Stand (okay, it's really called an iPad stand, but that's just silly) from Bracketron.