Posted by Barbara on 14th Jan 2016
I really like how this stand pivots as I use it on a island counter top and I can just " flip it around" to whatever angle I want without having to move the whole stand. The only thing that would make it " better" would be if the pole height was adjustable i.e. telescoping. Sometimes I'm sitting and sometimes I'm standing. I also like how I can leave the case on my IPad Air and it will still fit in the "fingers". Nice customer service with prompt turnaround response time.
Posted by Mark Hatfield on 26th Nov 2015
I have the Zagg slim book case/keyboard. With this set up the case/iPad is magnetically held to a hing attached to the keyboard so that the case/iPad can be seperated easily. Having the PED4 Planet IPA10 iPad Air Stand Pivoting is a phenomenal piece to now own. I travel all week long and it is great to be able to take this stand anywhere I am at, set my key board down, seperate the case/iPad from the keyboard, and snap it into place on the stand. It is at the perfect height for viewing anything that I need to look at on my iPad instead of looking downward as is the situation when using any tablet keyboard/case. The strain on my neck is no longer there with having this stand. As always, ThoughtOut has great innovative designs that bring far better use of our mobile devices.
Having worked with Mike Talmadge in the past through my Sales/Manufacturing connection to him and using several of their products for a number of years now, he, his wife, and his partners are great people. If you ever have any questions or problems you can always rely on a response from them. He covers things very well on his web-site so if you take the time to read and educate yourself you shouldn't have to contact him often.
Great company owned by wonderful people with phenomenal products!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jul 2015
It hold my IPAD Air with case ok but it swivels too easily and if I want to press my screen to go to something else (like email to google) I have to hold the top or it just swivels all over. Nice height though.
THOUGHT OUT COMPANY NOTATION:
Thank you for your review. Please refer to the instructions included with the product (item 4) on how to make an adjustment to the ball socket which will correct the issue described above.
Posted by Eduard on 2nd Jan 2015
Had searched for over two months for an acceptable holder for the iPad Air 2 without success. Purchased several, in each instance, the unit was too large, too bulky, too cumbersome or just impractical for easy use.
The PED4 easily comes apart to fit into a briefcase, yet sets up in less than a minute and is sturdy and holds the iPad securely.
After trial and error with other products, I have finally found the best on the market. Don't feel you can go wrong with this product but, should you find you have an odd-sized case for your iPad, talk to the folks at "ThoughtOut." They're reasonable, friendly and down-right nice people!
Posted by Unknown on 8th Aug 2014
I travel the country recruiting graduate students for Vanderbilt University. This iPad stand is just what I wanted so students don't have to bend over the table to enter their information into my iPad. To my great surprise, it comes apart in two pieces and will easily fit right inside my carryon suitcase. So happy with my purchase!
Posted by Watcharee L. on 13th Jun 2014
The PED4 works really well with PayPal Here credit card reader after removing one finger to secure the card reader. Excellent design, easy to use, looks great on my table when selling my new products, Watcharee's Thai curry sauces.
Thank you for a wonderful product for a small business owner.
Watcharee, Thai Culinary Arts Studio
Posted by Unknown on 7th Mar 2014
The stand is well built and I like it can be mounted to a tripod easily. It's great if you're using the ipad with no case at all. However, with a thicker ipad case (Survivor) the prongs that hold the ipad in place are not long enough and do not have enough angle to securly hold the ipad in position. It easily falls out if tilted slightly.
It could have been more thoughtout and tested before releasing to the marketplace.
March 7, 2014 (12:20 pm)
Thought Out Company Response:
Thank you for your review,
The over all dimensions of your case may exceed the very large capacity dimensions of this holder (these capacity dimensions are listed in the HOLDER COMPATIBILITY section of the PRODUCT INFORMATION above). However, for those in need of more capacity we suggest you contact us, as we may have a solution for you.
THOUGHT OUT Company
iPad Air stand with full pivoting, that is adjustable to your case and portable. While being very easy to use with or without a case, the stand is more than just one stand. Designed to be separated from the Planet Base, and then the holder and pivoting ball shaft can be mounted to any tripod. These premium features make this, the best iPad Air stand for you.
Whatever you call it, the PED4 Planet IPA10 iPad Air stand can be positioned to it. Using the solid 5/8" diameter stainless steel ball and socket technology you will feel the smooth pivoting freedom to any position you desire. (Friction screw adjustable)
The PED4 Planet IPA10 iPad Air stand includes the ability to be separated from the Planet Base. The holder and pivoting ball shaft can then be mounted to any tripod for steady smooth video and photography shooting. Using the industry standard 1/4"-20 female thread, you simply attach it to any tripod and get instant portrait to landscape use by pivoting with our exclusive >180˚ ball socket trademark design. (Friction screw adjustable)
The PED4 Planet IPA10 iPad Airi stand has user configurable fingers that creates a snap like fit to hold the iPad Air. These fingers allow the mount to be used with or without a case efficiently, while securely holding the iPad Air as your hand would. Once the holder is configured to your desired fit, there are no special procedures needed, the iPad Air installation and removal is instantaneous. All of the controls, ports and camera are fully accessible at all times.
The impressive characteristic design features of the PED4 Planet IPA10 will have you astonished. The 8-3/4" Planet base is a well suited size to precisely balance the iPad Air with the center of gravity, the stand will not tip over. The attention to detailed parts will make you realize why this is the best stand for your iPad Air.
The premium quality, adjustability and portability of this iPad Air stand will be noticed the moment you place it on your desk and then used every day. While web-surfing, watching video or reading an email you will quickly see that the sleek shape of the Planet Base takes up very little space and can be placed in any corner of your work space or counter top. We guarantee you will use and miss it when you don't have it around.
Proudly made in Connecticut, USA from solid stainless steel, alloy, polymer and heat resistant polymer materials.
Available - Extension fingers will allow additionally length to the dimesions above for rare, extremely thick cases or skins
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
Adrianne "This looks so safe, I always kind of doubt the other products designed to place a tablet like this, but this specific one seems to really hold the ipad in a steady manner, I really like it."
Lamarr Wilson "FABULOUS iPad mini Stand....Video"
Brian Byrd's Photo Blog "it took only a couple of days of using it before I was wondering how I had ever lived without it!"Tripod, iPad Air, case, Devil Head & Ear Buds not includedPED4™ and Planet™ are trademarks of Thought Out Company
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