This HyperMac Stand for iPad from HyperShop looks surprisingly like the GroovyStand Dual I reviewed some time ago. The HyperMac Stand is made of plastic instead of wood, and it has rubberized slots to protect the iPad. It also has two slots that can accomdate the iPad in horizontal or vertical orientation, and it will hold a naked iPad or one in a case – even the Apple case. The slots hold the iPad at 18° (off vertical) for easy viewing or at 45° for typing. Unlike the GroovyStand, the HyperMac also acts as an external extended battery for the iPad. It’s 6″ X 4.2″ X 1.1″, weighs 12.7 oz, and has a 40Wh (11,000 mAh) lithium-ion battery that provides power through a 10W USB port. The HyperMac Stand reportedly adds 16 hours of battery life to your iPad. There are LEDs that display the remaining charge in the stand’s battery, and it can be recharged 1,000 times. The stand itself is recharged via a 10W mini-USB port, and it can also act as a pass-through charge/sync stand for the iPad. The HyperMac Stand is available now from HyperShop for $129.95.
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