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The Griffin Technology A-Frame iPad Stand : A Two Minute Review


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In another of our “Two Minute” reviews, we take a look at the A-Frame iPad stand from Griffin Technology.

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More than just a place for your iPad to call home, Griffin’s A-Frame for iPad is a simple, beautiful tool that helps you get the most use out of your iPad wherever you use it.

The heavy aluminum stand swings open to hold your iPad upright, in either portrait or landscape view — perfect for watching video or viewing pictures. Or close the legs and lay the stand down to hold your iPad at the perfect angle for desktop surfing, reading or gaming. Soft silicone cradles your iPad with room for its charge/sync cable. A-Frame is designed to accommodate your iPad inside its flexible or hard-shell case.

  • Simple, beautiful table and desktop stand for your iPad
  • Holds iPad upright in landscape and portrait views or at a lower, wrist-friendly angle for surfing, reading and more.
  • Stable aluminum a-frame design
  • Non-slip rubber cradle accommodates Griffin’s flexible and hard-shell cases and many others
  • Allows easy access to the dock connector for charging and syncing during use

Who are Griffin Technology?

From their website:

Griffin Technology began designing and manufacturing technical solutions with an innovative flair in 1992. We’ve since grown to become one of the largest providers of accessories for personal computing and digital media.

We ask ourselves: What would you like to do with your computer, your TV, your stereo system, your MP3 players, your musical instruments… the technology that enhances your life?

Our approach has given birth to some of the best known accessories in the digital entertainment and personal computer markets, including the iTrip family of FM transmitters and the groundbreaking Evolve Wireless Sound System.

Today, Griffin designs, manufactures and delivers useful and fun solutions for digital entertainment and personal computing to people in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, through major retailers and online.

What’s in the Box?

There isn’t actually a box, just the stand with a cardboard wrap around.

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A Closer Look

The stand is one-piece and just pulls apart.

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Using the A-Frame

You can easily use the A-Frame with your iPad or iPad 2 in either portrait or landscape mode, and you can also use is laying flat.

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Here is a short video of the A-Frame in action:

Using the A-Frame


Final Thoughts

The A-Frame is really easy to use and I found it very comfortable when using it all its different positions.

It works with both the iPad 1 and iPad 2, and works fine if you have your iPad in a case as well.

This is now a permanent addition to my desktop!

The A-Frame can become marked quiet easily, but this isn’t really anything to worry about.

The A-Frame retails for £39.99 but you can get some great deals if you look around.



Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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