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When I looked at stands for the iPad I was taken by the Skadoosh by Jadu. What I liked most about this stand was the ability to tilt the iPad to almost any angle. Jadu sent an early prototype for me to give a look.

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When I first looked at stands for the iPad I was taken by the metal Skadoosh stand by Jadu. What I liked most about this stand was the ability to tilt the iPad in the stand to almost any angle, making for the most desirable viewing angle. The folks at Jadu were paying attention and while the Skadoosh is not shipping yet (it’s getting close) they sent an early prototype for me to give a look.

The stand is solid metal with the exception of the plastic rocker where the iPad is inserted. This rocker can accept the iPad in either portrait or landscape orientation, with a place for the docking cable in portrait. The base is very solid and doesn’t seem like the iPad would be in danger of falling over, but there is an extendable fixture to leave nothing to chance.

Tilting the iPad in the Skadoosh is as simple as pushing the release button on the front of the stand and pushing/pulling the slate. The stand gives a definite click when it is locked at the desired angle and holds firm.

The iPad will only fit in the Skadoosh outside of a case, but Jadu notified me they are making a modification to the plastic rocker so that it will accept the iPad while inside certain cases. This would be perfect, as my iPad is almost never outside the Apple case. The stand should be shipping soon I am told, and pricing is $57.99.

 

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  1. That’s a very nice stand. Looks well built and sturdy. The stand would look great sitting at a desk with the iPad displaying your favorite app. James will you be getting pen if try do have one to use with a case?

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    1. Typing to fast on the iPad, spelling came out wrong. Should read, James will you be getting one if they do have one to use with case?

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      1. I just might. They are going to send an eval of it so I can show the improvement. If I like it I’m a goner. I buy too many gadgets I evaluate. :)

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  2. I will be watching out for the update review. I guess you can say that’s the danger of reviewing all these nice toys… I mean productive devices. ;)

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  3. What does it weigh?

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    1. It weighs about a pound.

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  4. The stand black pieces that hold the iPad look as if it will SCRATCH my beloved iPad. No thanks. Why do these companies design such as this? Do you know how much we love our Apple products? :)

    Just to let you know how much I love my iPad. I have Zagg’s invisibleShield protecting the iPad. I put my iPad into a suave fabric bag and then put that into a carrying case.

    Please go back and redesign.

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    1. I see no indication of scratching as you fear.

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  5. It will scratch with daily use for sure. Once or twice might not be a problem. I would like to see inner pads that give me a piece of mind. Will never use this as is.

    The funny thing is I could careless about my other gadgets. But my iPad must remain scratch free :). Love love the iPad.

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  6. The thing I find amusing about the design is just how much money they lavish on the design just to handle the one orientation out of four where the cable is an issue. The iPad works quite happily with the cable coming out the top in portrait mode. I’d rather pay $20 less to not have all those expensive holes and grooves cut into the stand. Seriously.

    As for the fear of scratching, what really happens is that hard plastic rubbing on the matte aluminum will “buff” it and after buffing it enough you will see the effects on the matte aluminum. The Joule stand has a layer of suede in it’s slot and so far I haven’t noticing any buffing effects.

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  7. That is one of the coolest stands I’ve seen. . nice find.

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  8. I have to say that it’s pretty. My InCase sleeve came with a piece of plastic that can be used as a stand (http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/neoprene-slip-sleeve-plus-cl57501/5) BUT the iPad doesn’t stay seated and has fallen off the stand (twice!). Once it fell from a desk to the floor. I was not a happy camper to say the least.

    So now I’m leaning towards a Lego stand. Either: http://www.russellbeattie.com/blog/my-lego-ipad-stand
    or http://www.edgargonzalez.com/2010/05/04/ipad-stand/

    the upside is that I have a 12 year old who can take this on as a project.

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  9. @JTT – I don’t know how you can judge its scratch factor….when you don’t even own the item. :rolls eyes:

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