If you use your tablet in your kitchen while making recipes, watching cooking lessons, or just listening to music, you are aware of the challenges of using it while keeping it protected. Williams-Sonoma offers three items in their Smart Tools line which they have designed to make it easy to use your tablet in a potentially gadget-unfriendly environment. First up is the Smart Tools Kitchen Stand for Tablets ($49.95). It has a brushed-metal finish that resists water and grease and a non-slip silicone base. It can hold your tablet horizontally or vertically in four positions. If you want to supplement the tablet’s sound with better/louder speakers, you can add the Smart Tools Bluetooth Speaker ($149.95). It also has the brushed-metal finish and non-slip silicone base, and it adds a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery that lasts for up to 7 hours of playback. It has two USB connectors to keep your tablet charged. The Speaker base can also be used as a speakerphone with Bluetooth-enabled devices. These two items are all you need for a compact stand and speaker for your tablet in the kitchen – or let’s face it, in any room at home or in the office. If you have an iPad, you can add a Smart Tools iPad Screen Shield ($14.95) that snaps over the screen to protect it from spills.
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