4.0 out of 5 stars | Good, but Anker stand is better for tablets
I’ll start by answering what I see are the most common questions about this stand and then get into my own overall thoughts. - Notch size: There is a removable rubber piece that you can take out to increase the size of the notch. With the insert the notch is 9mm (a bit less than 3/8 inches). Without the insert the notch is about 14.5mm (a bit more than 9/16 inches). This is a bit variable since the notch is a little rounded. - Adjustment: There are about 10 positions the legs snap into between completely closed and 180 degrees open. So, each adjustment is something like 18 degrees. I find that to be more than enough choices. - Charging: People want to know if you can charge you device in this stand... Honestly, guys, it’s a metal stand, it works a lot like a metal stand, if there is a cable poking out of the side or top of your device then you’re fine. If you want it to poke out the bottom then of course your device won’t balance. Let me start by saying that I like this stand, and if i had never owned the Anker stand then I would love this product. Compared to the anker stand so many things are the same: the size of the notch, the overall size of the stand, the build quality, etc. However, in the end of the day this thing just isn’t sable enough for tablets. If all you want it for is your phone, then go for it, get this and never look back. There are two pieces of the design that make this unstable with tablets. The first is that the support leg is significantly shorter than the device holding leg. This means there is just less support behind you device than there is with the Anker stand where the two legs are the same length. The second reason is the obvious one, this stand is just shorter than the Anker stand. What this means is that even a standard sized iPad barely works in the portrait orientation. In portrait mode on the AmazonBasics stand a standard iPad will fall over the second you tap it. If you have an iPad Pro then forget it, this won’t work at all. In contrast the Anker stand, which is the same size when folded up, is much more sturdy and will support an tablet in any orientation. I have some images attached that show how much more stable the Anker stand really is. At the time of writing the AmazonBasics stand is $10 and the Anker stand is $11. Spend the extra buck and get something that will work with any device. Silver Anker Stand Anker Aluminum Multi-Angle Universal Phone and Tablet Stand for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Nexus and More (Silver) Black Anker Stand [Ultra Light Upgrade] Anker Aluminum Multi-Angle Universal Phone and Tablet Stand for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Pixel 2, Nexus and More (Black)
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2018 by Charles Carmichael
2.0 out of 5 stars | Not Great For A Kindle
Advertised as being compatible with Kindle. My Kindle 8 is in a super-slim case ("Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Case (7th Generation, 2017 Release)" to be exact), but even so, it barely even fits into the stand (and that's with the insert removed from the stand). One little bump will knock it right out. While I'm glad to see that the stand itself is made of sturdy metal, and I like that the angle can easily be adjusted to whatever position you need, it's not a good choice for my Kindle. I haven't yet decided if I'll return it or if I'll use it for my phone instead. It's pretty frustrating that two Amazon products are being advertised as being compatible, when they're not really. The description needs to mention that a Kindle in any kind of case won't fit. I mean, who doesn't use a case to protect their Kindle??
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2018 by M. Tennant
3.0 out of 5 stars | Doesn't work if you keep your tablet or kindle in a case.............
Nothing against the quality of this item, but I ordered it to use with my new Fire HD 10 because the description said it works for tablets.....well, it might if you don't keep your tablet or kindle in a case. It is a nice little adjustable stand & I like the locking feature & the non-slip insert that would keep things from sliding or getting scratched, but the description should have specified that it won't work if you are using a case. I certainly wouldn't have wasted my money on it if I had known that. Just be aware.......if you aren't using a case, this will probably do a great job for you.
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2018 by Carol C
5.0 out of 5 stars | It'll HOLD an APPLE!!
Okay, the fact that it holds an apple may only be helpful for still-life painters looking for a compact, mini travel easel but it's just good to know. Right? This little stand is AWESOME. It's much stronger than you may think it is. It holds my Galaxy Tab S4 tablet with supreme confidence. The stand doesn't wobble AT ALL. As soon as you feel the weight of it you know it's gonna be super solid. You can quickly and easily set it to a multitude of angles by pushing the big button on the hinge. Once you push the button in you can hold it in and move it to any angle you want or SLIGHTLY move the leg back you can then release the button and it will stay depressed until it hits the next preset angle. There are MANY angles. I counted. 23 total angles it can be set to. Because the stand rotates 270 degrees around, I find only 9 of those 23 settings usable if you want to incorporate the lip in front to hold a table, phone, etc. Out of those 9 angles, I found that I only really used 2 or 3 or em' so don't worry at all about the other 14 angles. Just know that if you want to get creative with this thing, it'll GIVE you angles. For a goof, You could use it as an easy access pen holder if you wanted to (see photo). I love the fact that there is a removable insert to fit phones or tablets with cases, even thick ones (see photo). I DO think it would've been really cool if there were a neat little storage area for the insert on the stand itself cuz you could lose the insert if you're not keeping track of it. The insert doesn't "snap" into the lip but it kinda wedges in tightly. It's well engineered. I tried to shake out the insert and it wasn't budging. Oh, also, you CAN open this with just one hand (see photo) but you may need to prop it up against your leg or a table or something like that. I bought 2 of these cuz I liked it so much and you just never know when you need it. Currently, we are using this when we go out to a restaurant with our 3-year-old so he can watch Peppa Pig on Mommy's phone and we can savor a brief moment of peace over a meal. LOVE it. Recommend it to anyone looking for a tablet/phone stand...or a mini, travel easel. Hope this was helpful.
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2018 by CurnoworNever