Monkey Kit Tablet Stand hands-on

Monkey Kit Tablet Stand hands-on
On select smartphones, they feature useful kickstands to provide us with a thoughtful hands-free experience, which is especially handy in certain situations – like watching a video. For tablets, though, we’ve had to live with the idea of holding them, with our hands of course. That’s not a farfetched idea, right? However, some of these 10-inch tablets tend to tip the scales just a bit to give our arms a little workout while holding them. Well folks, if you’ve been dreaming of the day when you can get a hands-free experience, then your prayers have been answered in the form of the Monkey Kit Tablet Stand from the company Octa.

Yes people, if you can’t somehow stand to hold your tablet for long periods of time, the Monkey Kit is going to make your life a bit easier; somewhat. With its flexible tail, just like those trouble making monkeys, the Monkey Kit is able to be positioned strategically on almost any surface so that it props up your tablet for an easy hands-free experience. Towards one end, it employs a very secure suction cup that literally sucks the air that’s trapped between the suction base and the flat surface of your tablet – and seriously folks, it’s firmly in place and doesn’t come off. From here, the trickiest part is finding the correct way to position the Monkey Kit so that it supports itself.

Indeed, that’s the whole premise of the Monkey Kit, but when it comes to real life usage, it’s a bit clunkier with its execution. Most of the time, we’re left trying to figure out how to set it up so it won’t become limp due to the weight of the tablet on one side. When we find that optimized positioning, it works rather well, but considering that it’s sporting a $99.99 price point, it really makes us second guess its worth. Needless to say, some people won’t care about the pricey cost, but for the rest of us, using our actual arms and hands to hold our tablet seems like the more promising option.


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