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February 29, 2012 • Reviews

JustMobile Encore for iPad and Other Tablets Review

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We’ve become big fans of JustMobile’s offerings. The company has a great way of merging sleek aesthetics with a high degree of functionality. This time out we are taking a look at the JustMobile Encore stand for iPad and other tablets. Let’s take a look.

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From JustMobile:

The high-design iPad stand: Designed by the award-winning team at tools®, the Encore™ features a solid aluminum base ring and hinged arm. Adjust the arm to choose the perfect viewing angle for videos, or fold it down for rock-solid typing support.The Encores rubberized arm and base will keep your iPad/ iPad 2 scratch-free, and hold it firmly in place in both portrait and landscape modes.With top-quality components and a precision-engineered hinge, the Just Mobile Encore™ is built to deliver a stunning performance time after time.

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In this promotional shot you can see just how unusual the Encore is. There are lots of different tablet stands on the market and this one stands out in a big way!

Features:

Iconic design by tools

High-quality aluminum construction

Foldable for portability

Compatible with most tablet computers

Solid support for typing

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The Encore comes as a one-piece unit. The round aluminum base is a solid ring of aluminum. The adjustable arm is a high-quality black plastic. The same material rings the interior of the base. If you look carefully you will see a bit of a lip toward the front of the stand. This holds the tablet and keeps it from slipping forward. It is a simple, but effective design.

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The underside of the base is a soft black rubberized material. It keeps the Encore from sliding around even on a glass surface. It also keep the Encore from scratching delicate surfaces.

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Here’s a view of the stand from the side with the arm fully extended. In this position the tablet would be at its steepest angle- perfect for viewing a movie.

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By lowering the arm you can get a more shallow pitch which makes it good for typing.

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Here is the stand holding an iPad in landscape.

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Here’s another look from an angle. As you can see, the black partial ring on the inside of the base comes up just enough to hold the tablet in place.

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A view from the top.

The Encore looks like a piece of art but it has all the functionality you want and need in a tablet. I do wish the stand gave a slightly more shallow angle so that typing on the iPad was even more comfortable but it is enough to type on. I love the flexibility of the Encore. It is one piece, it is simple to use and it works well. If you are looking for a great stand for use with your tablet the JustMobile Encore should definitely be on your short list. You can learn more and order it here.

MSRP: $59.95

What We Like: Looks great; Easy to use; Easy to adjust; Works with a variety of different tablets

What Needs Improvement: I wish the stand adjusted even a bit further to make for an even more shallow typing surface

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