The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
IPEVO Perch iPad 2 / 3 / 4 Sofa/Side Stand in Black
Here at the Tablet2Cases home office, Pasha Gecko sits behind a pair of Guernica-sized monitors, looking a bit like a war-room commander as he seeks out everyone’s best case scenario. What more could he need than an eye-level stand – with swivel rotation of 270°, no less – for his Apple iPad 2? (Except for maybe two eye-level stands...) If there’s anyone like this in your life, get him/her the IPEVO Perch Sofa/Side Stand.
- Great solid base
- Easily assembled
- Quality tough materials
- No option to position height
- A bit pricey
- Odd penguin-looking foot
Of course, the IPEVO Perch Sofa/Side Stand isn’t all about business – not at all. The easy portability, thanks to the lightweight aluminum of the leg, allows the user to place the tablet anywhere in the home or office – Would you like a little web surfing to go with that TV watching?
In terms of design, IPEVO’s tablet stand is excellently constructed. The aluminum leg is sturdy though lightweight and the steel base provides a nice solid feel. IPEVO touts the Perch Sofa/Side Stand as “great looking,” but let’s face it, the thing looks totally “Jetsons.” The Perch Stand is hardly an eyesore, but this one is clearly an example of function over form.
- Waist-high stand mounts your iPad for hands-free viewing and multimedia applications
- Heavy-duty holder keeps iPad securely in place; device is easy to install and remove
- Forged aluminum leg and heavy-gauge steel base look great and provide sturdy foundation
- Effortlessly tilt and rotate iPad with special dual-axis hinge
Sturdy and secure, IPEVO makes a little go a long way in the Perch Sofa stand. The minimal design of what is essentially a pole and a base makes the Perch Sofa stand completely unobtrusive anywhere at home or in the office. Some may find the foot a bit retro futuristic, but The Boss at Tablet2Cases says it looks “pretty cool.”
Not so much a tablet case per se, the Perch Sofa/Side Stand fulfills its purpose admirably, i.e. providing solid support for the tablet with fantastic opportunities for viewing or display. As a bonus the tablet holder at the top may be detached easily.
A nice space-saving design is composed of hard plastic in the tablet holder, aluminum in the leg and steel for the base, with all material top quality right up to the clamps holding the tablet in place. The aluminum leg might be susceptible to dings and scratches, but damage surely won’t come easy.
With suggested retail prices starting at about $80, the IPEVO Perch Sofa/Side Stand is a bit of an investment for some tablet users. On the other hand, the possibilities for using this excellent display stand are numerous and the quality material ensures that it will last a good long while.
For those users who need just one more screen – like The Boss – or wish to display a tablet conveniently, the Perch Sofa/Side Stand is truly the best case scenario. IPEVO has come up with quite the nice product here which for some will prove irresistible.