First Look: Skadoosh iPad Stand

When I first looked at stands for the iPad I was taken by the metal Skadoosh stand by Jadu. What I liked most about this stand was the ability to tilt the iPad in the stand to almost any angle, making for the most desirable viewing angle. The folks at Jadu were paying attention and while the Skadoosh is not shipping yet (it’s getting close) they sent an early prototype for me to give a look.

The stand is solid metal with the exception of the plastic rocker where the iPad is inserted. This rocker can accept the iPad in either portrait or landscape orientation, with a place for the docking cable in portrait. The base is very solid and doesn’t seem like the iPad would be in danger of falling over, but there is an extendable fixture to leave nothing to chance.

Tilting the iPad in the Skadoosh is as simple as pushing the release button on the front of the stand and pushing/pulling the slate. The stand gives a definite click when it is locked at the desired angle and holds firm.

The iPad will only fit in the Skadoosh outside of a case, but Jadu notified me they are making a modification to the plastic rocker so that it will accept the iPad while inside certain cases. This would be perfect, as my iPad is almost never outside the Apple case. The stand should be shipping soon I am told, and pricing is $57.99.

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