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zea mays
Jul 17, 2010, 08:40 AM
griffin loop website (http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/loop)

Anyone have one yet? I saw one at the Apple store the other night and ended up ordering one. Should be here on Wednesday, but wanted to know if anyone is using one already?



Warbrain
Jul 17, 2010, 02:16 PM
Direct link: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/loop

holyjohn
Jul 17, 2010, 11:24 PM
I ordered a bookstand from BookGem ( http://www.bookgem.com/ )
and it's awesome!! only $15 XD

Of course, this one looks cheaper than the Griffin iPad stand. Griffin stand looks way better in design, but I don't mind using a cheap one! :D

colmaclean
Jul 19, 2010, 06:43 AM
Direct link: http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/loop

Reminds me too much of my daughter's toilet seat attachment. At least it's not pink. :)

Perihelion
Jul 19, 2010, 08:30 AM
I had a Gorillapod tripod for my camera and just turned that into an iPad stand. If you bend the feet up a little on 2 of the legs, it forms a stand the same way. The rubber rings on each joint keep the iPad from getting scratched as well.

http://joby.com/gorillapod/original

Warbrain
Jul 21, 2010, 08:21 PM
I saw pictures of it today and I began to like it more than I did before. I think it's a bit better than their A-Frame.

PlaceofDis
Jul 21, 2010, 08:26 PM
i just wonder how well this would be for typing, as thats all i want. i need a stand or a case (that you can actually find in stock) in which you can use the iPad in landscape mode for typing. why is this so hard?

i'll have to see if i can find one in the apple store and see how well it works.

slazareth
Jul 23, 2010, 12:06 PM
I have the loop and for me it works fantastic for typing. They iPad is at a great angle and doesn't wobble or shift.

JayMysterio
Jul 26, 2010, 07:50 PM
I picked up my copy of the Loop at the San Diego Apple store ( Which I can't recommend enough, that Apple store rocks ), while at SDCC, and it rocks. The stand is really stable, and works well with IFrogz Luxe case. Also looks cool as hell.

Side note; be warned the TSA may want to inspect your luggage if you are transporting this!

PadStand
Aug 24, 2010, 06:05 AM
Removed link to the review as I dont want to be self promoting...

testcard
Aug 24, 2010, 10:23 AM
Bless you. You're back on my Xmas card list.

PadStand
Aug 24, 2010, 10:25 AM
Bless you. You're back on my Xmas card list.

Yipee! You know what your Xmas present will be :rolleyes:

testcard
Aug 24, 2010, 10:26 AM
Griffin Loop?

Darth Maniac
Aug 24, 2010, 10:42 AM
Griffin Loop?

Lol thats mean!

PadStand
Aug 24, 2010, 02:59 PM
Griffin Loop?

Nah, they are too expensive... something more around the 9.99 / $14.99 mark ;)

testcard
Aug 24, 2010, 04:35 PM
If you're looking for some more exposure for your product, might be worth sending details to TUAW. They regularly review iPad accessories.
http://www.tuaw.com/

TwoFive3
Aug 24, 2010, 04:44 PM
I bought both the loop and the 12south compass and I far and away like the compass. The loop seems too high off the table in landscape mode and seems slightly too angled for typing.

PadStand
Aug 25, 2010, 04:04 AM
If you're looking for some more exposure for your product, might be worth sending details to TUAW. They regularly review iPad accessories.
http://www.tuaw.com/

Thanks for the tip, I will try them now...

Hopefully MacWorld will be running a review soon too (UK Site)

I would be pleased to hear any more feedback on my idea too... especially if you own one!

Thanks,
Adam @ PadStand

jazz1
Aug 29, 2010, 09:02 PM
I picked up my copy of the Loop at the San Diego Apple store ( Which I can't recommend enough, that Apple store rocks ), while at SDCC, and it rocks. The stand is really stable, and works well with IFrogz Luxe case. Also looks cool as hell.

Side note; be warned the TSA may want to inspect your luggage if you are transporting this!

Just picked this up today at the local Apple Store. Works great with the Iskin Vue case. Not really for portable use. The look is organic looking and is growing on me ;)

It doesn't slip and the iPad doesn't rock when typing. It is very stable which makes up for the lack of looks.

SchneiderMan
Aug 29, 2010, 10:16 PM
If you're looking for some more exposure for your product, might be worth sending details to TUAW. They regularly review iPad accessories.
http://www.tuaw.com/

I just went thru 9 pages and came across 2 reviews. One including an app review lol

Darth Maniac
Sep 20, 2010, 02:48 PM
For UK buyers these are now appearing on Ebay. Mine arrived today and its just what I needed. It looks good, has a great typing position and, crucially, it seems to work well with my Vaja Mamut Suela iPad case as it has a reasonably wide groove to place the iPad in.

Good stuff!

testcard
Sep 20, 2010, 03:17 PM
Good news! Still awaiting mine shipped 27th August.

oli356
Sep 20, 2010, 03:18 PM
Wish i bought this instead of my A stand.. its just easier..

Darth Maniac
Sep 21, 2010, 03:41 PM
I have added a few crappy shots (Bloody 3GS camera) of the loop for anyone who is interested. As you can see - it works well with the vaja case on the iPad.

After using this for a day my opinion has been confirmed for me - this is the best stand I think thats out there. The typing position is especially cool and useable!!

yourtoys7
Sep 21, 2010, 06:50 PM
I have one and love it, 2 positions and will work with most cases.

testcard
Sep 22, 2010, 04:14 PM
Received mine yesterday and very pleased so far, although it did occur to me that Griffin could have made the Loop 25% smaller whilst still retaining the same stability.

Clix Pix
Oct 1, 2010, 07:24 PM
When I was at the Apple store last week I took at look at the "Loop...." and ruled it out. Too big, not portable enough. For just quickly sticking my iPad into a stand I use a Gibson 3-wire stand (Amazon) and this folds up nicely for transport, or I can now use my recently-received Moviepeg holders, which are also transportable.

Gibson 3-wire stand:
http://www.gibsonholders.com/images/3A-white.jpg

JayMysterio
Oct 2, 2010, 02:36 PM
I don't believe the Loop was ever intended to be a stand for being carried around. It was made to have that 'artsy' look, that would fit in with other modern looking Apple products.

Like you I have a few of those wire stands that I purchased from my local arts & crafts store. Great for portable propping of the iPad for viewing, but not so great for playing Plants Vs Zombies or doing anything needed for a steady ( such as typing ) reclined position.

The Griffin Loop has become one of my favorite iPad related purchases.

franky2012
Jan 16, 2011, 07:32 AM
Yes, there are many types of iPad stands, some cheap and simple, some complex and expensive and some are iPad cases with multi function use, including acting like a stand when folded correctly. How about this one, the steel stand seems Cool! http://www.buy.com/prod/360-degrees-rotation-steel-stand-holder-mount-for-apple-ipad/q/loc/101/217050819.html
http://ak.buy.com/PI/2/500/217050819.jpg

celo48
Jan 21, 2011, 07:35 PM
Check this one out.

http://www.jadu-industries.com/

ZipZap
Jan 24, 2011, 04:59 AM
The loop is not really portable. Its lugable.

testcard
Jan 24, 2011, 05:06 AM
The loop is not really portable. Its lugable.

That's a perfect way of putting it :) Better suited to sitting on a desktop than being hauled around.