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itzcoolz
Jun 5, 2010, 02:38 AM
UPDATE: product received on 6/9. Review is available on another thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=10120355#post10120355).

so a few weeks ago, i ordered the Skadoosh iPad Stand (http://www.jadu-industries.com/iPad-Accessories/iPad-Stand.html) that several websites (including iLounge) had linked to. I had been on the mailing list, and ordered it the night that they announced they were taking orders (5/13).

Didn't hear anything about it until 5/25, when i got an e-mail saying that they had modified the design. They charged my credit card shortly after i first ordered it (5/13), but still haven't heard a word about it. What's promising, though, is that they did update their site with some more realistic-looking pictures (originally, i'm pretty sure it was just renders).

my concern is that they charged my credit card, and I'm more comfortable with companies charging my card upon shipment. Thoughts?

UPDATE: product received on 6/9. Review is available on another thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=10120355#post10120355).



rdowns
Jun 5, 2010, 05:58 AM
No legitimate company charges tour credit card until the product ships. Contact the company for information. I would also call my credit card company and dispute the charge.

Star56
Jun 5, 2010, 06:26 AM
my concern is that they charged my credit card, and I'm more comfortable with companies charging my card upon shipment. Thoughts?

Not sure if you have been scammed but charging your card without shipping the product is certainly not best practice in the online world.

Perhaps it is time to get the charged reversed.

alee
Jun 5, 2010, 11:16 AM
I'm also pre-ordered with them. I suspect they're just new at this game like hundreds of other iPad accessory manufacturers that have started up since January.

I suggest just asking them for a status update as I'm going to do in a moment. They have definitely sent out review samples to many reputable sites, so the product does exist and they are capable of making them. Those are good signs.

jtara
Jun 5, 2010, 01:20 PM
Hah, maybe they're pulling an Altair.

(The Altair computer was pivotal to the home computer industry. It was kit promoted in Popular Electronics. There was an article and they were an advertiser. MITS, the company that came out with it, was a tiny company making some model rocket-related product(s). They took orders but didn't mention that they hadn't purchased any inventory, as they didn't have the money. They financed the inventory with the received orders. Buyers did eventually receive their kits, and the company was a success for a while. Bill Gates and Paul Allen got their start by writing "Altair Basic" and the rest is history.)

itzcoolz
Jun 5, 2010, 01:55 PM
They have definitely sent out review samples to many reputable sites, so the product does exist and they are capable of making them. Those are good signs.

are you sure that they have sent review samples out? if you follow the links on their page, it looks like the "reviews" are previews just based on the press release.

felt.
Jun 5, 2010, 02:29 PM
It says ships in 3 to 5 weeks, what's the problem?

Phil Lee
Jun 5, 2010, 03:13 PM
This blog post (http://jkontherun.com/2010/06/03/air-display-on-video-ipad-as-external-monitor/) shows an iPad in a Skadoosh.

SchneiderMan
Jun 5, 2010, 03:31 PM
They told me they are modifying the design and will not ship until they have the final version made. So that way they can be safer with reviews made on the product.

itzcoolz
Jun 5, 2010, 06:24 PM
It says ships in 3 to 5 weeks, what's the problem?

my concern was that they charged my credit card, and i was uncomfortable with this because companies typically charge upon shipment

alee
Jun 5, 2010, 06:26 PM
Their response to me today...


Thank you so much for your purchase, we really appreciate your business. *We
are actually looking to be a little ahead of the 3-5 week shipping estimate
stated on our webstore. *Your order should ship on or before June 16th. *You
will receive an email when your stand actually ships and delivery to New
York will take 2-3 days from then. *Let me know if I can be of further
assistance.

alee
Jun 5, 2010, 06:28 PM
are you sure that they have sent review samples out? if you follow the links on their page, it looks like the "reviews" are previews just based on the press release.
This reputable blog got a sample...
http://jkontherun.com/2010/05/17/first-look-skadoosh-ipad-stand/

itzcoolz
Jun 5, 2010, 08:42 PM
sweet, thanks for that link alee. makes me feel a lot better.

itzcoolz
Jun 5, 2010, 08:43 PM
this is the note i got from JaDu Industries, telling me i should have it by Wed or Thur. i'll be sure to post a review with pics to share with you guys my thoughts.

"Thank you so much for your purchase. I have some great news…your stand will ship on Monday and you should have it there in sunny So Cal by Wednesday or Thursday. They were already in production when we started selling them, and so for ease of bookkeeping at my end we did go ahead and batch out the credit card sales daily. (Also, Paypal payments are processed instantly, so it seemed fair to process the credit card payments as well.) I apologize if our policy has caused you some concern, your stand really is on its way. We have run into one glitch, though, and you will be receiving an email with more detailed information this evening. Due to our 11th hour modification combined with our efforts not to delay product shipment, there is a flaw in the appearance on a small part of the stand. The front edge of the small arms that hold the crossbar support have a rough finish. It does not affect the functionality of the stand at all, so we have decided to ship this first batch out as scheduled on Monday, then as quickly as possible we will ship out replacement arms with a smooth finish that can easily be swapped out by loosening a few screws. As I mentioned an email with more detailed information will be going out to all of our customers sometime this evening. As always, for anyone upset with this new development we will, of course, cancel the order and make an immediate refund. We really do appreciate the faith you put in us by purchasing our stand early (yours was our second order), we are trying to deliver the best product possible in the shortest amount of time. That is why we are making all modifications and shipment of replacement parts at our expense. Thank you for your patience and understanding, let me know if I can be of further assistance."

CrAkD
Jun 5, 2010, 08:43 PM
probably a small company. using your preorder $ to help fund the production of the products. yes its generally expected to only be charged on shipment but if it helps a small company succeed and you still get your product I dont see the harm. Altho some of these new ipad accessory companies are wayyyy to expensive. theres a company that makes a pretty sweet car mount for the ipad. but their charging $200!!!!! Its like 2 pieces of metal. Same thing with this stand. yeah its pretty nice but $60!? come on.

peapody
Jun 6, 2010, 06:47 AM
I dunno. This stand looks pretty ingenious. It is obviously not the run of the mill slab of plastic or metal scraps put together to make an iPad stand. I mean these things go for $40 bucks in the apple store, and they don't recline and adjust as easily, aren't stowable, and don't come with a bag to hold it in on the go. I'd say $60 is a fair market price for what you get in terms of stand (since others out there are $20 less, and just sit there.)

I'm going to get in on this order. Looks like a good product.

miamijim
Jun 6, 2010, 08:09 AM
I mentioned this stand to my mum as she asked me what I wanted for my birthday in early July. (41 and still as excited as a two year old over my iPad)

Just had confirmation that it has been ordered and will be delivered from the US to my parents in the UK then they will ship it on to me...

bacaramac
Jun 6, 2010, 11:05 AM
Guessing there was a slight redesign per the first look link posted. Looks like they may be adding ability to put iPad in stand with certain cases. Think it is worth the wait as long as they are up front as to the delay.

JooJoo on the other hand is a horrible company that was not upfront with their customers. Glad I never purchased the JooJoo as others did.

kingsize one
Jun 6, 2010, 02:55 PM
I mentioned this stand to my mum as she asked me what I wanted for my birthday in early July. (41 and still as excited as a two year old over my iPad)

Just had confirmation that it has been ordered and will be delivered from the US to my parents in the UK then they will ship it on to me...

How much was shipping to the Uk if you dont mind me asking?

peapody
Jun 6, 2010, 04:12 PM
Well I did it,

I just sent in payment. I will log in how long it takes to receive. I am really in no hurry. Just want to learn more and research the capabilities of my iPad. :p

peapody
Jun 7, 2010, 10:45 AM
Just wanted to send an update. I ordered my case over the weekend. Emailed them this morning at 1030 to ask when my dock might come in. Got a reply at 1130 with a personalized message saying:

"Thank you very much for your purchase. I don't have an exact ship date for you right now, but it should go out on or before the 16th. I will forward the emails we sent to our customers regarding our updates. The second email won't apply to your order, as we believe we can hand smooth the arms we have that have not been coated yet and still begin shipping the second batch by the 16th. Thank you for your interest, let me know if you have any further questions."


I don't think you have anything to fear. This company seems on top of their stuff and committed to making a cool product and offer good service. I was expecting a 3-5 week wait as listed on the site since I just put my order through. But I should be getting it next week.


Not only that: JUST got these emails:

Thanks again for your interest in the Skadoosh Stand. We're happy to announce that we've managed to make the stand even better: our development team struck gold last week with a modification that allows just one rocker to adjust and accommodate most thin cases.

So not only have we eliminated the need to buy an additional case-specific rocker right now, but should you change your case preferences in the future, our Skadoosh Stand is ready to change right along with you. Simply loosen the screws holding the new crossbar on the rocker, rotate the crossbar until it holds your iPad (and case) nice and firm, then tighten the screws to hold the new position. For those who already purchased an additional rocker, we will be refunding that portion of your purchase. Please be aware that it may take up to a week for this credit to appear on your account. And don't worry: the improvements won't delay your delivery time.

While it was a relentless quest for improved functionality that led us down this path, we think the form has been improved too. For anyone who feels otherwise, we'll graciously refund your purchase. But we just wouldn't want to send you anything except our absolute best.

We'd like to give special props to early purchasers of the Skadoosh Stand: you've always been ahead of the curve. Savvy. Brave enough to color outside the lines and follow your own instincts. You've always known a good thing when you've seen it. Your reward (besides the ego-stroking you've just received) is the Skadoosh Stand - and the phenomenal bargain you got it for!

But as Frost observed, "Nothing gold can stay," and the introductory price won't last long. The elves in the Skadoosh workshop are murmuring for a raise, and we just can't say no to them. If you haven't ordered your own Skadoosh yet, then hurry, because you won't always be able to Stand Your Pad for such a fantastically low price.

Questions or comments? Send them to jazzy@jadu-industries.com.
For any of our international fans that were scared off by the outrageous shipping charges or had difficulty with your payment on the first day, we want you to know we made some changes. Shipping is now handled by USPS for a flat rate of $13.45 to most countries. We also added a Paypal option to process foreign cards. Thank you to all who provided the feedback that led us to make these changes.

and a follow up email...

One last pre-shipment update for our anxious customers...

First, some great news - we are on track to ship the first batch of Skadoosh Stands this week, beginning Monday! Thank you to all of our customers for both your business and your patience through all of our growing pains in getting this thing rolling.

As our earliest (and most beloved) purchasers know, we already updated from Skadoosh 1.0 to Skadoosh 2.0 before the first stands were even completed. Now I'm here to tell you about update 2.1.
Here's the scenario: Our first modification came at such a late date we had to use short term methods to get the pieces made without delaying production. An unfortunate by-product of these methods were less than smooth edges on the support arms that do not live up to JaDu's quality standards.

This left us with a big decision: To ship or not to ship. Waiting until we have smooth arms for the stand would push back our ship date at least two weeks. Sending them out as-is could blemish our brand image of sleek beauty. Being the person responsible for responding to all of your questions, comments, and concerns I desperately sought a solution that would keep my inbox from being flooded with "concerns".

Light bulb glowing above my head, it came to me. The flaw is in appearance only, and in no way affects the awesome functionality of the Skadoosh. The flaw is also contained to just two small pieces of the Skadoosh puzzle (see photo below). So, our solution is this: we will ship them out as-is this week to get them into your weary, iPad-holding hands as soon as possible. We will also immediately get to work producing JaDu-quality arms to replace the ugly ducklings and will ship them out separately as they become available.

If you can use a screwdriver, you can replace the arms on your stand. We will even be posting a video on our site to demonstrate this simple task. The other option is to shoot me an email (jazzy@jadu-industries.com) in the next 24 hours to let me know that you would prefer us to hold on to your stand until we can ship it out with pristine support arms already installed. Please be aware though, that this option will delay the shipment of your stand by at least 2-3 weeks.

And, of course, anyone dissatisfied with our current course of action can cancel their order for an immediate refund. We truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we endeavor to deliver a top-notch product in a timely manner. Thanks again for choosing to stand your Pad with the Skadoosh Stand and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Jazzy Hobbs
JaDu Industries, LLC



Great solid company it seems like. The even posted a picture sample of the modifications on the email.

Jazzy Hobbs
Jun 11, 2010, 03:28 AM
Hi, I'm Jazzy co-founder of JaDu Industries and co-creator of the Skadoosh Stand. I don't want to turn this into a commercial, so I'll try to keep it short. I just wanted the opportunity to reply to some of the preceeding comments...
First, the stand exists and we have finally begun shipping the first orders out. (Yay!) We did not begin accepting orders until the unit was well into production. We thought we were just two weeks out from the first shipment, but several modifications to improve the quality and function of the stand pushed back the ship date. Though, I would like to note that we are still inside of the 3-5 week estimate that we posted.
Second, we have privately funded the entire operation. We have not touched the money from sales so far just in case the unthinkable happened and we were unable to deliver the stands. We wanted to be sure the money was there to refund. We have, at every step of the way and with every notification of delayed shipment offered full refunds to anyone wanting their money back.
Third, charging the cards on the day of sale was perhaps a faux-pas due to inexperience in online sales. I have found out that it is not unheard of and not illegal in anyway. I have received a few complaints about that policy, but for many reasons it is one we are sticking with. At this point we are hopeful that we will be caught up on all orders in three weeks and will be shipping within a day of the order being placed, so it will simply become a moot point then.
Thank you for your time.

Jazzy Hobbs
Jun 11, 2010, 03:35 AM
On a related note...We did make one more last-minute improvement to the stand just as they began shipping this week. We embedded two small rubber feet inside the rocker for softer contact points with the screen of the iPad. This did delay our shipping by two more days. We're still trying to get all stands that were promised this week out, but some may not go until Monday (June 14) and stands promised for the 16th may not go out until the end of the week. Contact me if you have any questions at all:
jazzy@jadu-industries.com

miamijim
Jun 11, 2010, 03:39 AM
I can only speak for myself here, but I am truly grateful for the way you have taken time as a small business start up to include us customers in the ongoing process that this stand has been going under. Any business that is this worried/caring about their customer base deserves to become a sucsess.

My mother ordered this pad for me for my birthday even though I warned her ther may be delays due to manufacture or delivery outside of the US, but by the looks of this stand it will be well worth the wait.

Thanks Jazzy and I hope this company is a great sucsess for you.

Jim

SchneiderMan
Jun 11, 2010, 04:13 AM
Well now that we know you didn't actually get scammed, why not change the thread title? It's showing up on Google and misleading..

Jazzy Hobbs
Jun 11, 2010, 09:51 AM
I can only speak for myself here, but I am truly grateful for the way you have taken time as a small business start up to include us customers in the ongoing process that this stand has been going under. Any business that is this worried/caring about their customer base deserves to become a sucsess.

Thank you Jim, we are trying to build a trustworthy brand, because we have a lot more ideas floating around that we would love to make reality.

3goldens
Jun 11, 2010, 10:00 AM
sounds like a good product, I will wait till they work out all the bugs before ordering. But I think I like this one more than the other aluminum one I bought that looks kinda like a spider and is not portable at all, forgot name and I never use it. And this one has a lot more functionality than the Belkin for sure!

itzcoolz
Jun 12, 2010, 01:39 AM
i changed the title. i really hope this doesn't negatively affect sales. i'll post a review with pics up hopefully by tomorrow (Saturday). i appreciate your communication!

peapody
Jun 12, 2010, 08:06 AM
Can't wait to check out the review. Mine should be shipping sometime next week.

T4R06
Jun 12, 2010, 08:11 AM
This is the best stand ive ever seen so far. The unlimited angle choices is a winner and you can charged the device as well.

Jazzy Hobbs
Jun 12, 2010, 10:02 AM
I didn't want to ask you to change your thread because we don't want to censor anyone expressing their opinions, but my heart did sink a little when I did my weekly "Skadoosh Stand" google search and saw our name after the word scammed. I hope you're enjoying the stand and I look forward to reading your review as well. As you know, we're always looking for ways to improve.

felt.
Jun 12, 2010, 01:00 PM
any chance to offer different colors in the future? I would be all over a black one..right now my fully adjustable (from 0 to 90 degrees) wooden tabletop easel from walmart for 9$ is doing pretty good :D

SchneiderMan
Jun 12, 2010, 01:41 PM
I didn't want to ask you to change your thread because we don't want to censor anyone expressing their opinions, but my heart did sink a little when I did my weekly "Skadoosh Stand" google search and saw our name after the word scammed. I hope you're enjoying the stand and I look forward to reading your review as well. As you know, we're always looking for ways to improve.

Google is a powerful thing haha

peapody
Jun 12, 2010, 02:02 PM
any chance to offer different colors in the future? I would be all over a black one..right now my fully adjustable (from 0 to 90 degrees) wooden tabletop easel from walmart for 9$ is doing pretty good :D

Hahah the torture device?

That thing is pretty hideous in my opinion...but I bet it does one helluva job.

jacoder
Jun 12, 2010, 05:58 PM
Looks like they are shipping the stand now.

I got USPS email ship notification. :)

peapody
Jun 12, 2010, 06:09 PM
Looks like they are shipping the stand now.

I got USPS email ship notification. :)

Yep, the OP already got his. We are just waiting for a review.

JonMPLS
Jun 12, 2010, 06:27 PM
No legitimate company charges tour credit card until the product ships. Contact the company for information. I would also call my credit card company and dispute the charge.

Vaja does this. Annoying, but most of us know about it upfront and then it becomes our choice to order or not. Still annoying, however!

jacoder
Jun 12, 2010, 07:48 PM
Sorry, Missed the OP update. :p

Not easy to observe that update though.

Yep, the OP already got his. We are just waiting for a review.

Jazzy Hobbs
Jun 13, 2010, 12:14 PM
any chance to offer different colors in the future? I would be all over a black one..right now my fully adjustable (from 0 to 90 degrees) wooden tabletop easel from walmart for 9$ is doing pretty good :D

Yes, we will be offering color options in the future. We tested a black and a charcoal grey before we began sales, but opted to hold off on adding that complication to the mix until we got our stock up and our order/shipping process down. Once we have plenty of stands in stock we will probably begin offering at least a black option, if not the full spectrum of "Apple" colors.

Ingram
Jun 13, 2010, 02:03 PM
Very nice review. Thanks. :)

I'm interested in this stand, but I expected the yoobao case to not fit, and you confirmed it. I'm not quite sure if I wanted to take the iPad out every time I want to use the stand. The stand is still not out of the question, but can't justify ordering one yet.

Phil Lee
Jul 8, 2010, 05:49 AM
I ordered my Skadoosh on 3rd June and received a shipping email yesterday. It looks like it will take 3 to 4 days to fly the Atlantic. I'll report back when it arrives.

testcard
Jul 26, 2010, 07:11 AM
I ordered my Skadoosh on 3rd June and received a shipping email yesterday. It looks like it will take 3 to 4 days to fly the Atlantic. I'll report back when it arrives.

Did you receive your order? Just wondering how long it was between receiving the shipping email and delivery in the UK?

miamijim
Jul 26, 2010, 07:22 AM
Mine was shipped from the US on the 10th July, and I am still waiting for it to be delivered at my UK address.

Tracking says it is still in transit.

testcard
Jul 26, 2010, 07:25 AM
I received the shipping email last week, and no further tracking information seems to be available other than the package has left Oregon (if I remember correctly).

Phil Lee
Jul 26, 2010, 08:17 AM
I picked mine up from my local sorting office today. I had £14.81 in fees to pay consisting of £6.81 in VAT and an £8 Royal Mail handling charge.

The Skadoosh is great, so much so that I've taken my iPad out of my Dodocase and put it in the stand. It's perfect for using my iPad at the office. I mainly use ToDo at work for organising my working day and the Skadoosh is the perfect way to hold my iPad. It's stable and easy to adjust.

the only quibble I'd have is over the lack of documentation. It isn't clear which position to put the crossbar in for different case configurations. You have to watch a video to find this out. A few simple instructions with photos on the webpage wouldn't go amiss.

testcard
Jul 26, 2010, 08:29 AM
Perhaps "Jazzy" might consider emailing out instructions in a pdf?

Jazzy Hobbs
Jul 26, 2010, 11:35 AM
Perhaps "Jazzy" might consider emailing out instructions in a pdf?

We are working on a printed instruction sheet to ship with the stands. Once we have it finalized I will post it on the site. Thank you for the suggestion. I will try to have that available within the week.

testcard
Jul 26, 2010, 11:58 AM
Thanks Jazzy. Looking forward to receiving my Skadoosh Stand - it's somewhere between you and the UK!

normwood
Jul 26, 2010, 12:11 PM
I received mine last week. Beautiful product. It is my intension to mainly use it when traveling so I've only used it a few times, but it's very nice. Well made and sell designed.

Steve

Shannighan
Aug 3, 2010, 07:54 AM
Did anybody else notice the price increased by $40?

Mr. Biggles
Aug 3, 2010, 09:07 AM
Did anybody else notice the price increased by $40?

Yes, but most knew about it. Just not how much. The 'introductory' price of $57 was reasonable, but what it's at now seems high.

I will say that it's one of, if not, the best stands out there.

Phil Lee
Aug 3, 2010, 09:53 AM
I got mine at the introductory price and use it all day, every day at work. I don't think I would have paid another $40 for it though.

DotCom2
Aug 3, 2010, 10:15 AM
What are the actual dimensions of this stand with the arm extended?
There are no specs stated on their site that I can find. I just found the weight but no dimensions. You would think they way state that.
Anyone know?
Thanks.

Phil Lee
Aug 3, 2010, 10:21 AM
What are the actual dimensions of this stand with the arm extended?
There are no specs stated on their site that I can find. I just found the weight but no dimensions. You would think they way state that.
Anyone know?
Thanks.

I got my ruler out and took some measurements for you. The footprint is 76mm wide by 192mm deep with the leg extended and 119mm with the leg folded in. When folded shut, the maximum height is 36mm.

DotCom2
Aug 3, 2010, 10:22 AM
I got my ruler out and took some measurements for you. The footprint is 76mm wide by 192mm deep with the leg extended and 119mm with the leg folded in. When folded shut, the maximum height is 36mm.

WOW! That was fast! THANKS!

peapody
Aug 3, 2010, 11:57 AM
I got mine at the introductory price and use it all day, every day at work. I don't think I would have paid another $40 for it though.

I think I agree with that - although I understand the price hike. This thing is quality. Well designed, sturdy, adjustable, and everything you would want in a stand.

Shannighan
Aug 3, 2010, 01:54 PM
I understand that they have to make up for r&d costs and that usually means higher starting price; I also understand that they haven't mass produced it to an extent to warrent a low price. But when the compass stand (which is the one I'm now going to buy) is made out of the same materials and is only $40, you have to think about it this way: is angle adjustability worth the extra $60?

peapody
Aug 3, 2010, 02:10 PM
I understand that they have to make up for r&d costs and that usually means higher starting price; I also understand that they haven't mass produced it to an extent to warrent a low price. But when the compass stand (which is the one I'm now going to buy) is made out of the same materials and is only $40, you have to think about it this way: is angle adjustability worth the extra $60?

I think it's worth an extra $40 (prolly not $60) but if it is something I am going to keep for a while I would want the best with no thoughts about what ifs.

I personally LOVE the angles and stability. I googled the compass stand - to me - that looks overpriced for $40 but that is just my opinion.

Shannighan
Aug 3, 2010, 02:25 PM
All stands are over priced, but the compass is the cheapest with the exception of that one plastic one. I would pay $60 for the skadoosh; they need together it in the apple stores

theprophe
Aug 3, 2010, 06:55 PM
I was already to order after reading the comments, but after finding the price hike to 100, no thanks, i will wait for the cheap chinese copies, or until they drop their price

Shannighan
Aug 5, 2010, 12:14 PM
Instead of buying the compass stand, I went to Michaels and bought a $4 photo frame stand and it works like a charm. I'll wait for the price to go back down.

peapody
Aug 5, 2010, 01:03 PM
Definitely a lot to spend, but this is the best accessory I have for my iPad. Unfortunately no other stand will live up to it. Hope the price goes down to at most $69 or something.

miamijim
Aug 6, 2010, 01:30 AM
MY Skadoosh finally arrived......

It is great it fits in perfectly with my iMac and looks great on my desk.

I have attached an image.

All I can say is this for me is the only stand that was worth getting it is ergonomic and unassuming.

The Jadu logo could so easily have been placed on the front of the stand giving the company prominence over the device, but this is not the case the name of the company is on the back of the device thereby not detracting from the fact that the device is a cradle for the iPad and not something that needs to shout out it's own name above the function of the device. (I know what I mean). :)

In all yes it is rather pricey but well worth the money, as I know there are some people out there how have spent more on their iPad bag than on their actual iPad.

Jim

Luke Redpath
Sep 9, 2010, 09:40 AM
Yes, but most knew about it. Just not how much. The 'introductory' price of $57 was reasonable, but what it's at now seems high.

I will say that it's one of, if not, the best stands out there.

$100 certainly seems a bit steep and makes me think twice. It looks like an excellent product, and I'm happy to pay a premium for a great product, but if it was $60 I would have bought it in an instant. I'm still not sure.

PacMookBro
Oct 28, 2010, 06:12 PM
Got the Black Skadoosh for $75 including shipping. It is well made aluminum just like Griffin A-Frame and goes well with my iPad. Unlike the Griffin's it is highly adjustable from typing position to vertical. Surprisingly it can sit, with help of the extendable base, on my lap covered with blanket for bedtime reading. Money well spent. One of the best iPad accessories out there! :D