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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.


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!


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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