Review: iRest iPad Lap and Desk Stand

Hondamaker

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I just received my iRest iPad stand by Rain Design today and I've got to say, I really, really like it.

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Upon opening the box I found the contents to be very neatly packaged, almost apple-esque in it's simplicity and efficiency.

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Rain Design pays very nice attention to detail, using rubber pads on the bottom of the adjustable arm on back of the stand so you can use the iRest as a desk stand. Screwing on the included padded extensions lets you use the iRest as a lap stand.

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There's a notch in the center for the home button if you use the ipad in portrait mode, as well as a slot to redirect sound from the speaker if you're listening to music or podcasts.

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There's even a notch on the back at the bottom so you can use the dock connector cable whilst in portrait mode. A very nice touch.

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All in all, this is a very cool stand. It's really comfortable to use in my lap, and pairing it with a bluetooth keyboard, such as the Apple keyboard, lets you feel like you're using a mini iMac.

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www.raindesigninc.com/irest.html

Price: $49.90
 
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Nice review Jack. I'm not really in the market for a product like this right now, but I do enjoy reading about new products and what they offer.
 

psylichon

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Nice review, Jack. A good stand can make using an iPad a real desktop/laptop-killing experience.