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Standzfree review - Creative usage and concluding thoughts

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If you've not yet read the first part of our Standzfree review please go and do that now, it's a well built iPad floor stand that I've used everyday for the last two months. Watching movies, reading books and video calling are all greatly enhanced by the Standzfree floor stand, but what about some more creative uses?

I've been compiling a list of things I've used Standzfree for, some of which may surprise you. I'll start with the obvious and move on to some that you may not have considered.

Painting

As Susan highlighted in a comment on yesterday's post, Standzfree is a near perfect way of holding the iPad for painting. Painting with the iPad whilst being completely free to move around and use both hands is quite liberating. Though the iPad will wobble slightly whilst being held in the Standzfree floor stand, if you are using a low resistance stylus like the Sensu or Nomad, you'll be just fine.

Music creation

Standzfree will truly come into its own during live performances, and should come in handy to any musician with limited desk space. Whether you're play a virtual piano or playing a real guitar whilst reading music on the iPad, Standzfree comes in handy.

Virtual desk space

I regularly use a bluetooth keyboard when composing long passages of text on my iPad. It's a solution that works fine whilst seated at a desk, but trying to balance both the keyboard and iPad on my lap whilst sat in the lounge is a pain. With Standzfree, I can sit and type comfortably with the keyboard on my lap and the iPad suspended just above it.

An iPad tripod

This one is a bit esoteric, but if you regularly conduct video interviews Standzfree could be your new best friend. Standzfree can act as a perfectly usable tripod. The ball and socket joint combined with the flexible neck make it almost ideal as a camera tripod.

Wrap up

At the $99.95 the Standzfree iPad floor stand is not an insignificant purchase. However, if like me, your iPad has become your primary computer, both for consuming and creating content, then this fantastically flexible accessory could be for you.

If you have any questions about Standzfree, just ask me in the comments section below and I'll do my best to answer them.

Standzfree is available for purchase from Standzout.com at a price of $99.95.

Further reading: Part 1 of our Standzfree review

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FYI, Because of the flex neck I am able to jam part of the neck snuggly into my chair, and I keep a foot on the base so I have no wobble at all, no matter what stylus I use. Again great people behind the stand as well. They helped when I had a problem at first and made it right 2 days later. ^Up^

May 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Murtaugh

I read your review and purchased the Standzfree stand ... first thing I realized was that I needed the 12" extension to use this in bed ..... anyone with a high bed will have to have the extension ... fortunately they ship fast and free so I had my extension in a few days. Anyway ... I'm loving it!!! Thanks for doing the review or I may have never found this.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarlene DeGrood

Okay...as interesting as this is...there are really many better iPad mounts than this one that use a tripod (more secure and more portable). I will followup with a few that I am currently trying out. This one is truly not portable at all. Maybe good for home use...but outside I have a hard time seeing it.

July 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjetsonjoe

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