Review: MOFT X Invisible Foldaway Stand for iPhone & iPad

MOFT recently shipped me the crowdfuned X Invisible Foldaway Stand (starting at $17) for both phones and tablets. MOFT has been selling similar items for laptops for some time, so in spite of being a Kickstarter project, this is the real deal. So what is it? It's a compact stand that is so thin it could fit in an envelope, but it expands to support a three different angles and accommodates both portrait and landscape modes. 

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The MOFT X attaches to your tablet or phone using microsuction along the large surface area. It folds compactly, but when I tried it with my iPhone, the integrated metal interfered with Qi charging compatibility, so keep that in mind when deciding whether to purchse. Because of the metal, you can attach magnetic accessories like an Apple Pencil 2, etc. The phone version can hold credit cards and MOFT encourages you to attach it to the included clear adhesive patch rather than directly to an iPhone with a glass back. And that microsuction gripping material means you need to use a case with a straight, flat back.

MOFT

Pros

  • Microsuction pad with large surface area
  • Versions for phones or tablets, with landscape or portrait support
  • Folds compactly
  • Magnetic capabilities for Apple Pencil, etc.
  • iPhone version can hold credit cards

Cons

  • Currently only sold via Kickstarter
  • Requires case or phone with straight, flat back
  • One color, dark gray, for now
  • Metal interferes with Qi charging compatibility

Final Verdict

The MOFT X lets you easily add a stand to your tablet or phone without much bulk, as long as you don't use Qi charging for that device.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.