This stand is really useful in a lot of situations, but the main reason I bought it was to use a tablet hands free when lying down in bed or on a sofa. It's infinitely adjustable for the perfect position, whether you're lying on your back or your side and no matter what angle
This stand is really useful in a lot of situations, but the main reason I bought it was to use a tablet hands free when lying down in bed or on a sofa. It's infinitely adjustable for the perfect position, whether you're lying on your back or your side and no matter what angle your head happens to be at. I looked at all of the other stands on Amazon and thought this was the best design. It's basically the same swingarm as those used on desklamps. I'm using it with a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-inch and a 6" Kindle Paperwhite (with a case). I plan to get a Surface Pro 4, which is too big to fit based on the stated measurements (13.9" outer diag vs 13.3" max). OTOH, I think other reviewers are using it with their Surface Pro 3s, so we'll see. It would be nice if the arms were a little longer for more reach (even though it has more reach than any other tablet stand I've seen), but this would also make it less sturdy or more expensive. This stand works best when mounted on a nightstand that's the same height or higher than your bed, or on a headboard. If the mounting point is lower than your bed, there might not be enough reach to use at a comfortable position. The springs aren't quite strong enough to keep my tablet positioned when both arms are reaching out horzontally, and it tends to sag down slowly, even when tightened. I increased the tension by stretching a thick rubber band over the spring holding pins on each side, which stopped the sagging. The spring loaded tablet holding mechanism is well designed, easy to use and seems durable. Since it only grabs on to two corners, it doesn't interfere with any controls or jacks. The clamp works okay as long as the edge it's being attached to is square. If the surface has a rounded edge (as mine does), it's not as secure and could slowly move and fall off. This could be avoided if the clamp was a little deeper.