AboveTek — Universal Tablet Stand
Last week I scored a college dual and recorded video using Takedown. I was matside and needed a stand to keep the iPad vertical and free up my hands for scoring. I choose a low-end tripod and didn’t like the experience because (1) a tripod doesn’t work when seated at the scorer’s table and (2) tapping the Takedown scoring interface caused the iPad to shake a bit which can show up in the video. What I needed was a stable, inexpensive iPad stand that was short enough to be useful when seated at the scorer’s table.
After searching a bit, I settled on the Universal Tablet Stand by AboveTek, I did some testing and then gave it to a local high school team to see how it performed during a live dual meet. The user’s experience was good.
If we were in the ratings business, I’d give it 4+ stars out of 5.
Flexibility — rotates in all dimensions
Accessories — comes with two frames, slight different sizes
Size (relative to tripod)
I didn’t like:
Doesn’t break down flat without a screw driver
Connection between stand and tablet frame has too much play for my taste
Worth a look as a tripod alternative for your dual meets.
We sourced ours at Amazon for $39.00 delivered same day.
Disclosure: we have no relationship with Amazon or AboveTek.