If you’re using your iPad on a daily basis, then you’ve probably realized how important it is to have a reliable stand. Today you can usually find a combination of a case and a stand, so you can keep your tablet protected at all times and still benefit from one or more viewing angles. In a combination with a wireless keyboard, you can turn your iPad into a full featured netbook, since you’ll be able to use it to edit documents, create presentations, watch movies, browse the internet, and so on.
When it comes to iPad-compatible stands, you can find many different types. These stands come in all shapes and sizes, different materials, and feature different mechanisms which enable adjustable viewing angles. We’ve usually reviewed stands which are also iPad cases, but today we are bringing you something different.
Flote is an iPad stand, or differently said – a holder. This is actually a floor stand, which means that you’ll get a pretty large structure which holds your iPad in a variety of different angles while you comfortably sit in a chair, or in a bed. Even though this type of stand looks a bit odd at first, there’s a genuine use for it and it can be something that you use on a daily basis.
Flote comes with a very interesting design, and I need to say that it looks nicer than most other floor stands that I’ve encountered. It is also incredibly well built, which is something you should expect for its premium price of $299. It will come in parts in its meticulously designed box, and you’ll spend a few minutes setting it up. Flote is made of three main parts, and those are the large foot which grounds this whole structure and gives much needed firmness and stability. There’s also the middle part which enables 360-degree rotation. There’s also the top part which is the large aluminum bar which can be pulled up or down. This bar features the holder for your iPad which comes with its own metal joint. This way you can get almost any imaginable viewing angle, which is something I really liked.
When it comes to floor stands, there are two important factors to look into. The first one is stability, and I can say that Flote is probably the most stable and very reliable stand, and I actually didn’t have any fear that it might get knocked over. The second factor is ability of rotation and adjustability, and this is also something that Flote is the prime example of. All the joints are well made, and the holder is able of firmly holding the iPad without creating excessive pressure or force.
As you can see by reading this article, I was fairly impressed by this product. But then I saw its price of $299, which is really a lot for an iPad stand. Also, it’s quite large and heavy, but luckily it’s nicely designed so it will complement any space.