Review: Heckler Design @Rest Stand for iPad (2014) | iLounge

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Review: Heckler Design @Rest Stand for iPad (2014)

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Highly Recommended

Company: Heckler Design

Model: @Rest

Price: $29

Compatible: All iPads

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Phil Dzikiy

We first saw Heckler Design's @Rest nearly three years ago, when it was a $59 steel iPad stand. @Rest has recently received a redesign — the stand now has a slightly smaller footprint. It also lacks the adhesive pads seen in its prior incarnation, and loses two of the grips used to keep an iPad in place. Additionally, the rubber feet for the bottom of the stand now come already affixed to @Rest, rather than separately. @Rest is also now only $29. The rest of the stand's functionality remains the same. It has two separate viewing angles, 30 and 60 degrees, and an opening on both sides to run a Lightning cable through. @Rest comes in seven different colors, and we received the black-gray version of the stand. We'll keep this review brief, as @Rest is still very similar to its 2011 edition in functionality; refer to our past review for more details.

Heckler Design made a number of subtle changes with @Rest, and they’re almost all welcome. The extra grips proved to be extraneous, the smaller footprint is a major plus, and it’s nice that Heckler now installs the rubber feet on the bottom of the stand rather than leaving it up to the user. The only issues with the stand are its lack of adjustability — you’re limited to two viewing angles — and the potential for metal-on-metal rubbing with iPads that aren’t inside of cases. Keeping the adhesive pads on the stand would have been nice—they should be there as an option. As it is, @Rest is still an affordable, attractive steel stand that will accommodate all iPads, even when using most cases. It comes highly recommended.

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