“ Brand: Griffin / Type: A-Frame „
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@ About, Design Flaws & Materials @
This A-Frame is designed for an Apple iPad but can be used for other tablets. A few things you should note though - When I use it with my iPad, if you have the volume buttons face down onto the bottom of the A-Frame then you will get the volume icon to appear on screen and it will decrease or increase. So make sure you have the home button on the right side if it is landscape. Portrait though, is very stable and if you knock the iPad back for about 5cm it wont fall back.
Also there are rubbed pads everywhere on the frame and the ones at the back of the frame mean that not only can you use this as a stand but you can also use it to prop up the iPad and type on it like a normal raised keyboard. These rubber surrounds are held nicely in place and your iPad wont move about when it is in contact with them.
The other flaw with this A-Frame though is that the stand does not angle far enough backwards. The pictures of these on the internet show the stand at its maximum angle so looking down on the iPad on a low table from high up makes it very difficult to see the screen - This is why I will mark it down a star, the angle of the A-Frame is just terrible!
@ Build Quality @
I bought this A-Frame for my iPad when I first go it and since then it's had plenty of use - Its been abroad, dropped and used for multiple other things like holding my mug of coffee. Despite all of this a year after I first bought it is still in a fair condition and there is no squeak coming from inside the frame when it is angled.
The rubber feet that are on the bottom of the thick part of the A-Frame have not worn down and can take a fair amount of damage and use before they do - The paint however has slowly scratched itself off where the iPad has been moved in and out of the frame and where the frame has been scraped along the side of other metal objects and now there are large scrapes of black plastic where the damage was caused.
The other build quality problem is the poor glue they use on the stands rubber feet at the back too - The small rubber strip that stops the back of the A-Frame angle from sliding is too easy to pull off. You can slide it on and off with ease and leaving bare metal on show when you put it down on a hard surface causes further scratches and damage to the frame.
@ Overall @
This is not a great stand for the money and you can do better - The build quality is not perfect and the fact that it only angles very slightly outwards is just not what I would expect from an iPad stand. This is perfect for using your iPad as a picture frame or docking it whilst on charge but when it comes to everyday use this is definitely not something I would recommend.