Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 5, 2013, 10:58 AM   #1
h1kar1
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los angeles
Review: Jadu Skadoosh Mini stand

Company: Jadu Industries
Color: Glossy Silver
Size: 3.2 x 6.2 x 1.4 inch
Weight: 9.6 oz
Price: $59.99
Website: www.jadu-industries.com

About:

The Skadoosh Mini is an innovative stand that combines adjustability, portability, stability and good looks. A simple push-button lock holds your iPad Mini at just about any angle. Made from a solid piece of aluminum, machined by CNC this is a solid stand built to last.


First Thoughts:

These stands have intrigued me with their solid build and tons of angles. I've had my eye on them for some time now, but have since stopped when I moved to the iPad mini. So I was very happy when I heard that Jadu-Industires has released a version that will in fact work with the iPad mini.

Upon unboxing, right away I could feel the solid build of this stand. This stand is pretty straight forward it is a stand after all. The iPad mini fit nicely, The plastic and padding will prevent any scratches. The movement of the bar which the back of you mini rests on works like a ratchet letting you lock in any angle you like.

I will admit I was a bit worried about the stands foot print. It held firm on any surface I used it on, including soft ones like a couch or bed.


Features:
  • Multiple angles
  • Landscape or Portrait
  • Portable
  • Firm, but gentle, Grip
  • In black or Glossy silver


Final Thoughts: (after a week of use)

After using this the Skadoosh mini for a week I have no doubt found a new favorite stand. Now if I only had one in every room. So I don't have to carry it back and forth that would be great. With that being said I did find one draw back in using the iPad mini itself with this stand. It seems with the iPad mini's new design the curvature of the edges prevents you from grabbing the iPad mini it self and adjusting the angle. This is not a deal breaker for me since the iPad mini is so small it's easy to grab the side of the iPad mini and the back bar with one hand and adjust the angle.
__________________
Life with Tech
-- Taking back Control --
h1kar1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2013, 06:07 AM   #2
ZipZap
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
I have always liked the concept and operation of this stand, however the price is just ridiculous.
ZipZap is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 6, 2013, 06:41 PM   #3
h1kar1
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los angeles
i've bought a few stands in the past belkin etc..

Jadu claims that you can just upgrade the arm later when a newer ipad is released, which is kinda cool.
I don't know exactly how this works. But not having to buy a whole new unit is nice.

This stand is compact but there are others out there better suited for travel.
But if you need a solid stand I haven't seen anything better.
__________________
Life with Tech
-- Taking back Control --
h1kar1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2013, 10:51 AM   #4
RenoG
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
This is a super cool stand and all but for $70 before shipping thats just silly.
RenoG is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 7, 2013, 01:52 PM   #5
peapody
macrumors 68040
 
peapody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: baltimore, md
I picked up this stand when it was just $50, and it was one of the best purchases I have made for my iPad. Very sturdy and actually changes the angle to one that is very comfortable to type on.
__________________
gadgetmac //peapody's references
peapody is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad > iPad Accessories

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Review: New Anker mag wrap case with built-in stand - way versatile & under 10 bones! dwm4p iPhone Accessories 14 Feb 23, 2014 07:14 AM
Glif Tripod Mount & Stand for iPhone 5 review Gucciiphone iPhone Accessories 0 Jan 24, 2013 04:17 PM
iPad Mini: **Review** Belkin Dot Cover with Stand for iPad mini MR1324 iPad Accessories 11 Nov 8, 2012 03:38 PM
Review: Choiix Wave Stand for iPad agallowa iPad Accessories 1 Jul 10, 2012 03:04 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC