When I first bought the Apple iPad for my wife last year the first accessory that I purchased with it was the official iPad case. I only did this, as it meant that I would receive both items at the same time. The case is ok — not the best, but it does the job. However, if you wish to work in portrait mode forget it, as the accessory only folds over for landscape only.
This now leads me to the TabGrip, which we had sent to us for review. It certainly makes a change to be sent something that can be used instead of collecting dust. Let us get one thing out of the way first; if you are looking for something to protect your iPad screen while not in use, then this accessory is not for you.
Upon unwrapping the item I found it very strange to have something floppy with hard plastic parts at the end. However, this all becomes tight and sturdy once clipped into place on Apple’s tablet. I am not certain if there is a certain way that the TabGrip should be placed, so I decided to look at the picture on the card that comes with it.
It was then that I noticed two issues, one of the speaker holes was blocked and how would I charge the iPad? Thankfully the latter turned out not to be an issue, all you do is turn one of the kickstands to reveal a hole, which allows the charger to fit through.
There are four kickstands in all, so you can work in both landscape and portrait mode. Using the above-mentioned case from Apple is ok, but it’s not exactly sturdy. The TabGrip however is different, when you adjust the stands in the desired position the iPad does not slide about — making it much easier to work.
Remember to read the warning message that comes with the TabGrip, only use light pressure when typing, applying too much will cause the kickstands to collapse — now you would not want that would you?
When it comes to taking the grip back off, it is then that I start to worry. You have to use a certain amount of pressure — too much for my liking. If you have a child who has an iPad, then there is no chance that he/she will remove or put it on come to that. It certainly needs an older child or adult to safely do this. Overall the TabGrip is a superb accessory, one that you should consider if you do not already have a similar product. The price you pay is just $39.99, to purchase or for more details then visit www.tabgrip.com or view the video that we have embedded for you below.
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