Just Mobile AluCup review


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I’ve always liked the “Apple-esque” design of Apple products and their many accessories. I usually keep an eye out for looking for nice electronic accessories for my home office.  I recently had the chance to review the Just Mobile AluCup which caught my eye due to its sleek design.   There are a few iPhones in my house, so let’s see how useful this stand from Just Mobile was.

Note:  Images can be clicked on for a larger size.

The stand is made from nice quality aluminum and rubber.  There are three positions that you can rest your iPhone in – standing, reclining portrait, and reclining landscape.

The device measures 3.2 x 3.2 x 2.4 inches, so it can be used for any mobile phone that is about 2.6 inches wide if used as a holder.  The Just Mobile AluCup is available in four colors; black, red, blue or yellow.  It’s available directly from their website, or other online retailers such as Amazon for about $30.

Front:

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Back:

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The bottom of the stand is also rubber, which is nice since it won’t rub on your wood or glass desk.

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The rubber inside pulls away from the aluminum, for cushion effect and protection from the aluminum housing.

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Here’s the iPhone in normal standing position. Even with a case, the iPhone 4S fits nicely inside.

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Portrait reclining positon. Notice that the iPhone cable sits conveniently in the front slot.

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This is the reclining landscape position, with the iPhone cable on the side slot this time.

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The charging cable can be slipped through any of the four slots of the stand.

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You can also tuck away the charger and cable quite nicely…

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… especially if you rest your iPhone in reclining position, the cables are hidden away when not needed!

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Overall I quite liked this little stand.  I didn’t have an iPad mini to try it with, but I imagine using it in reclining mode would be very useful when when in use or watching a video. It blends in well with an Apple desktop or aluminum/stainless steel decor, and would make a great gift for a colleague or friend.

 

Product Information

Price:$29.95
Manufacturer:Just Mobile
Retailer:Amazon
Requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad mini
Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth aluminum body
  • Cable management is nice
Cons:
  • A bit pricey for a stand
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

{ 3 comments… add one }

  • Donald Schoengold July 16, 2013, 12:53 pm

    $30 for an aluminum cup. Am I the only one who sees the overpriced idiocy of this thing.

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  • Lex July 16, 2013, 1:35 pm

    To the tune of the Toby Keith song: “Red Solo cup, I cut you up, you are a charger…”

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  • RainyDayInterns July 16, 2013, 2:22 pm

    Cool idea for a PVC/Sugru DIY!

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