Devicewear Ridge

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by woodtrnr2003, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. woodtrnr2003 macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2012
    I've read all the threads I can find on the Ridge and watched several videos and nothing seems to adequately address lap usage. I primarily use my iPad in my lap on the couch and I'm wondering if the Ridge holds it's position(s) well in that situation. I've seen the Speck Fitfolio (next best contender) in person and found it to be totally inadequate. The little ridge on the Fitfolio is too small to be stable and the detents it fits in aren't deep enough to give it a lot of grab so it's constantly slipping. I really like the look of the Ridge, the fact that the bezel isn't covered, and the lightweight, slim design, but would really appreciate someone chiming in on how well it works on something other than a solid, flat tabletop.
  2. Poob Bubes, Apr 23, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 19, 2012

    Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

    Apr 16, 2007
    Here's how I use mine. It seems to work pretty well, especially if you're in a recliner:

  3. fishmd macrumors 68000


    Jun 18, 2008
    Sunny South Florida

    I can tell you that the Ridge stays in its positions very well even in lap usage. I almost never use my ipad on a table except at work sometimes so the lap position is very important. This case is much more stable than the Speck FitFolio, of which I tried 2 before giving up on that case. I am pretty sure others here who have used this case would agree.
  4. woodtrnr2003 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2012
    Thanks for the replies. That's a clever alternative to using the stand in it's normal mode. And it's good to hear that it's a lot more stable than the Fitfolio - that's what I was hoping. Looks like I might have to make the jump and order one :)

    Thanks again for the help.
  5. jmbenesh macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2012
    Looks like you used a different typing angle than the one shown in DeviceWear's images, but that's not so bad; there seem to be a lot of different configurations for various angles, which is nice!

    I ordered this as well as a Bridgeway (also from DeviceWear) to see which kind of case I prefer more. Any chance that you'll be doing a review on the Bridgeway?
  6. Travmakar macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012
    Thank you all for your reviews.

    I am eyeing the devicewear ridge and the STM Grip. I need a case protector but also to use on my lap to type. Do you have suggestions to preference and why?

    Thanks in advance!

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