One of our few complaints about tablets of every stripe is that they don’t stand up, making touchscreen keyboard entry awkward and viewing entertainment difficult. A stand makes all the difference, but far too many are iPad-specific.
The Griffin A-Frame is marketed as being for iPad, but it works just as well with Samsung, Acer, Asus and other brands of tablet as it’s simply a hefty metal easel with an open-ended rubber ledge that accommodates your choice of tablet.
The stand folds up within the A-Frame, so it doesn’t take up much space. Its tough-as-boots construction has a downside, though: it weighs 510g. In other words, it's like packing a second tablet in your luggage. We'd also rather it was a little slimmer. When the stand is at its maximum angle of recline, the A-Frame takes up 150cm of your desk and makes for extremely comfortable e-book reading. When folded up and lying flat, however, it still occupies 30mm of vertical space - enough for a spare shirt or a paperback novel.