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Product Review: nimblstand

Nimblstand ($39.99)

4.5 out of 5 stars

When I received the nimblstand with a Wacom Bamboo stylusto review, I was pretty excited. Even though the nimblstand I received is prototype quality, I could tell right away that it was going to work pretty well. It’s lightweight, solidly built, and easy to manipulate, but we’ll talk about all that later. First, I should explain what the heck this thing is!

Description

The nimblstand is a dual-position easel that promises to fit 99 percent of all tablets or smartphones. It also fits an Apple Wireless Keyboard. The one I received came with a Wacom Bamboo stylus for maximum fun and versatility, and the stand has an inkwell that fits the Wacom Bamboo perfectly.

The manufacturers call this stand “future-proof” with patented “gravity nesting.” It will fit almost any device that’s out there now or any that will come in the future. This means that you won’t have to find a new stand when you get a new mobile device. That’s a big thumbs up in the sustainability department!

How it works

You can use the nimblstand in a couple of different ways, and setup is finished in a few quick steps. To use the stand in the extended mode for typing, simply slide your Apple Wireless Keyboard into the round slot on the stand until the keypboard is all the way in. Place your tablet or smartphone in either portrait or landscape orientation and voila! You’ve got yourself a stand, my friend.

You also have the option of using it in compact mode with your stylus instead of your keyboard by pulling out the extension wedge, guiding it into the slot and sliding it underneath the stand. Now your keyboard is safely held in place under your device and you’re free to place your device on the stand and use the inkwell to hold your stylus.

I tried the stand both ways with a variety of devices and it works equally well with all of them. One thing I would like to see on the inside of the stand is something that provides a little bit of a grip. If I were using this stand in a moving vehicle, I think my device would slide around a bit.

The verdict

In all I think this is a nice stand and it can be really handy. I like the size and the weight of it as well as the versatility and sustainability of such a universal design. The Wacom Bamboo stylus is a great addition and it also works well. I give this product a 4.5 out of 5 stars. It does not disappoint! I’d just like to see a little strip of something grippy inside to prevent devices from moving around.

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While most kids were playing with Transformers and Stretch Armstrong, Harvey was coding on his first computer. And he's never looked back. Harvey helped develop some of the Internet's very first websites. He was an information technology director in the corporate world before bringing his technical expertise to GLAD WORKS in 1999. With a background in systems architecture, database development, programming, e-commerce, search engine optimization, social media, mobile development and all things technical, Harvey keeps GLAD WORKS at the forefront of the e-Industrial Revolution