In this round, I will compare miFrame to 3 other iPad stands
The three stands are the Element Case Joule, the LUXA2 H4, and the TwelveSouth BookArc for iPad. These stands were chosen by Mashable for their article 10 Best Apple iPad Stands posted in July. Each one deserved a spot on last July’s list, but how do they stand up to our just released miFrame?
I am obviously partial towards the miFrame but all of these stands have good features and some may cater to a particular Apple tablet owner more than others.
miFrame vs Element Case Joule
The best feature of Joule is the aluminum finish. Dan Cohen wrote in Gear Diary: “The finish on the metal is gorgeous; the Joule looks like a fine piece of jewelry when examined up close.” We wanted to design miFrame to be beautiful first and foremost. We own a lot of Apple products such as the Apple Cinema Display and MacBook Pro and wanted an accessory for iPad that complimented their gorgeous design. Therefore, it was important to us to adorn miFrame with an equally amazing finish. We think the result is a design that should meet the aesthetic demands of the most discerning Apple enthusiasts. What makes miFrame extra special is a beautiful diamond cut inner aluminum bevel that adds just the right amount of sparkle and contrast around the border of the iPad glass.
The Joule is a great looking product, but as Rob Beschizza at boingboing pointed out in his insightful review last May, “…there’s a flaw! There’s no way to snake the charging cord into it [the Joule], so it can’t do charging duty.” Built into miFrame is the standard Apple dock connector which means miFrame can do charging duty. The cable included with miFrame allows for charging and syncing up to 5 feet away.
miFrame vs LUXA2 H4
Versatility is an important capability for an iPad stand; many Apps are best viewed in landscape. The LUXA2 H4 has this versatility. Deni Tako from TheiPadGuide claimed: “It’s ability to rotate to any orientation you’d like puts it at the top of the heap for stands.” Our engineers recognized the importance of choosing orientation. miFrame will display 8×10 and 10×8 photographs or charge iPad in both portrait and landscape.
Many stands on the market look awkward or incomplete when iPad is on the go. The H4 is no exception. Dan Frakes of Macworld commented: “…while the stand’s design gives it lot of flexibility, it also makes the H4 a bit awkward-looking without an iPad in place.” This is where miFrame shines! Your iPad accessory shouldn’t look out of place when iPad is removed. That’s why we designed miFrame with dual purposes. miFrame is the only iPad docking station on the market today that is capable of charging iPad and displaying a traditional printed photograph.
miFrame vs BookArc by TwelveSouth
For the iPad user that wants to operate the tablet in their stand, the options are limited. Many stands are not sturdy enough to support user interaction. Nir Schneider at Gadgetmac was impressed with BookArc’s stability. In his review he remarked, “The BookArc is very sturdy and securely holds your iPad in place.” BookArc accomplished this but made a trade off. It used painted steel instead of high grade aluminum according to Kevin Whipps at Applegazette. Striped Sail didn’t make any material compromises. Each miFrame is cut from a single sheet of aircraft grade aluminum and then subjected to a 17 step finishing process to match the bead blasted look of iPad. Four pressure sensitive rubber feet are attached to the wide and deep base (5.78 inches wide and 6.74 inches deep) to offer unrivaled stability and traction.
miFrame has some respectable competitors; however, not one product rivals miFrame’s combined design, features, versatility, and functionality.
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