As soon as we spotted the @Rest iPad Stand from Heckler Design we knew there was something different about this iPad stand. Dean Heckler from Heckler Design was not only kind enough to send us one unit for test and evaluation, but he accommodated for a customized color request to match our passion for speed yellow...Porsche speed yellow.
Heckler Design is a company now famous for its "OneLess Desk" line of furniture. The beautiful, ergonomic, space saving computer desk, made of heavy duty, fully welded, steel construction. The desk is sleek, clean, devoid of any superfluous add-ons and with a big convenience: the OneLessDesk can be put into "storage mode" where the foot print is reduced to almost nothing.
With the same mentality and design strategy that went into the "OneLess Desk" comes the @Rest iPad stand. This is not your regular, flimsy, plasticky iPad stand. What we have here is a hi-end piece of furniture built from precisely cut steel with a beautiful, durable powdercoat finish, @Rest for iPad supports your iPad in portrait or landscape orientation at angles ideal for the side table or countertop.
The iPad is held at 30 and 60 degrees, which is perfect for typing, browsing, reading or just displaying artwork or playing tunes while being connected to a home stereo. With its ingenious design, good looks, and excellent construction, @Rest for iPad is sure to support your current iPad, your next iPad, and the one after that.
While playing around with the unit, we noticed how stable the iPad is while resting upon the stand. It doesn't move around, even if your swiping and pushing gets a little out of control. The construction is super sturdy which is a bonus if you have your iPad playing music at a party and everybody is messing around with it. The @Rest stand comes equipped with a self-adhesive black foam insert for protection of the back of the iPad so it won't get scratched. We have Invisible Shield on the back of our iPad, so we didn't use the inserts. One thing we know you will need to do is to order the extra set of resting feet for the other side. The machining is made at such high tolerances that removing and replacing may be a little trickier. It is better to have both sets already installed on the @Rest for easy flipping from one position to the other.
The @Rest comes in some cool custom colors: slate, sky white, silver, buttercup (or what we call, "speed yellow"), and red (my favorite). This is the probably the last iPad stand we'll need to buy (well, unless the next iPad update is remarkably different in dimensions).
Technical Specs: • Made in the USA • Surface-facing holes enable you to bolt @Rest to a surface. • Great for point-of-sale terminal installations. Mounting hardware not included. • Incredibly solid. • Cord pass-through enables convenient iPad charging. • Durable, baked-on, powdercoat finish. Available in Buttercup, Sky White, Silver, Slate, and Red. • Heavy-duty, steel construction. Perfect for commercial and institutional use. • One beautiful shape. Four iPad resting positions.
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