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Tablift hands-free tablet stand review

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I constantly struggle with the tablet vs. laptop decision.  Laptops are great, but tablets are lighter.  But tablets don’t exactly do the hands-free or lap TOP bit very well unless you have some fancy case or stand.  Today let’s take a look at the uniquely-shaped Tablift.

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There’s not a whole lot to the packaging.  Open it up and there you go.

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Take it out, and this is what the Tablift looks like in “storage” mode.

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Unfold the bendy legs, and you get a spidery looking… thing.

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Each leg measures 14 inches long.


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The Tablift base has three slots to hold most tablets to suit the viewing angle you want.

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Here’s the iPad Air in the three slots.  The top position puts the tilt slightly towards the viewer, and the middle is a more neutral position.  In the rear position, my iPad Air (landscape mode) wasn’t wide enough for the elastic clip.  Otherwise, the elastic and clip keep tension on the tablet to keep it from falling out.

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I normally use my iPad air in a case.  The Tablift works, but the clip pulls my particular case just a little on the edge.

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One nice little touch:  When in portrait mode, the iPad Air’s charging port lines up nicely with a hole in the Tablift base.

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At first I thought the Tablift was the most ungainly, ridiculous looking stand I’ve seen, but it’s actually incredibly versatile and adjustable to nearly any task you can throw at it.  It’s teddy bear approved.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Tablift. Please visit their site for more info.

 

Product Information

Price:$59.95
Manufacturer:Tablift
Requirements:
  • Tablet
Pros:
  • Very adjustable
  • Works better than it looks
  • Cable hole in the middle is a clever touch
  • Elastic and clip holds tablet in place
Cons:
  • Looks ridiculous (but it works, really)

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • Mark July 24, 2014, 9:51 pm

    FIRST……….
    Great Review Andy, but isnt a hands free tablet just google Glass?

  • Andy Chen July 25, 2014, 12:02 am

    True, but 100x less pretentious.

  • Andrew Baker July 25, 2014, 1:28 pm

    I think this would lead to divorce in my house. I hate electronic devices in the bed. The bed is for TWO things. Both do not require electricity of any kind.

  • Andy Chen July 25, 2014, 1:30 pm

    Also works great on a couch. Looks ridiculous, but works.

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