I've been looking for a stand to raise the iPad up to eye level for hands-free viewing, but most of the options out there were either too expensive or took up too much space. Other "swing arm" style stands ran up to $270! In response to a thread I posted on this board, forum poster TWO2SEVEN suggested I take a look at a SnakeClamp. The SnakeClamp brand seems a relatively new line of products, and as far as I could tell, there were literally zero reviews of their iPad stands online. This may be the first! Still, the price was nice ($54.95 plus shipping) and I decided to take the plunge. I chose the "Mini-Universal" iPad mount option because I wanted to leave my Incipio NGP bumper case on the iPad. The iPad Cobra SnakeClamp contains three 1' aluminum arm sections, a vise grip clamp for attaching to a desk or table, and your choice of a iPad 1, iPad 2/3, or a "Mini-Universal" bracket for mounting your iPad. The vise grip is sturdy metal and has a rubber coating to prevent damage to the desk or table. I was able to assemble the stand in less than five minutes, and ended up only using two of the three arm sections. This made the distance just right for couch-surfing with the iPad and also reduced the "wobble factor" when tapping and swiping the screen. iPad lounging in full effect! Very easy on the eyes and wrists, and I can now read comics, surf the web, and watch videos for hours on end without getting a crick in my neck from staring down at my lap. And my hands stay free for a cold beverage! PROS AND CONS: + The cheapest eye-level iPad stand at $54.95 plus shipping. + Sturdy, quality aluminum construction. + Up to 3 feet of adjustable arm length. + Easy to remove from table/desk and set back up once you find a comfortable locked position. + The mini-universal attachment accommodates an iPad with a case (as well as any other tablet or e-reader). - The mini-universal attachment does NOT support a vertical portrait orientation for the iPad--it will slide right out. Choose the iPad 1 or iPad 2/3 attachment for that--but then you will need to remove any case. - The stand wobbles a bit when you touch the screen, and this can be disorienting while reading. I fixed this by leaning a heavy book against the vise arm, which reduced the wobble factor to nearly zero. - You must loosen/tighten each arm joint to reposition it--this is not a tension spring arm that is instantly adjustable. OVERALL, I am very pleased with the SnakeClamp! It's a "best buy" for this kind of stand at $55 plus shipping. Just be aware that you want the iPad 2/3 attachment if you would like to use both portrait and landscape orientations.