Upon opening the Wave stand it might not even look like a stand when you first hold it in your hand. It has a very uniquely design that no other stand out there can match. It has a very hefty weight to it that just shows how high quality this piece of metal really is. The Wave stand have various heavy duty rubber tips around its pressure points and feet. They are all very well put together on the stand ensuring they are not going to be coming off or moving any time soon. They have a very nice grip to them which is vital for a stand this heavy. The rubber pieces also have various ridges on them to give you that extra little security for maximum protection against slippage on a smooth surface. The stand opens by just pulling the middle arm up until you have the desired angle for your iPad to sit at. The moving motion of the arm is very smooth and holds extremely well ensuring your iPad won't be falling down while in the stand. The iPad while installed can be lowered fairly flat and brought up to an upright position as well. You can use your iPad in either landscape or portrait mode which is another huge plus for any iPad stand out there so you won't be boxed into one viewing angle. You can also continue using the iPad even while charging when in the wave stand in both portrait and landscape too. This is nice if your power is low at your desk and you need a charge or if your using the stand bedside and want to charge it overnight. The feet of the Wave stand have two nice lips on them that hold the iPad securely very well preventing it from sliding down no matter how extreme of an angle you choose to use it in. This is true even with a smart cover and back cover installed. The finish and build of the Wave stand are truly remarkable and are nothing but perfect. The beautiful aluminum finish matches perfectly with the back shell of your iPad. I cannot emphasize how solid and heavy the Wave stand is and what a pleasure it is to use on a daily basis. I would definitely recommend the Choiix Wave Stand to anyone looking for a classy and well made iPad stand that's going to last you an extended amount of time.