I was recently invited to collaborate with Nbryte, the masterminds behind the Tablift tablet stand. So, lucky me – I was provided with one of their tablet stands to try out and play with, in exchange for my honest review and evaluation of the product. And now I am sharing that review with you!
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Meet the Tablift Hands-Free Universal Tablet Stand
If you’ve ever tried to watch a movie or TV show on a smaller handheld device like a tablet or iPad, you know how uncomfortable that can become in a hurry. The Tablift was first created as a solution to that problem. To allow you to lay back and relax with your tablet. On the couch, in your favorite chair and in bed. When not in use, the Tablift can be stored into nightstand drawers or under the bed.
And because it is lightweight and easily portable, the Tablift is also the solution for travelers. The unit is a single piece that folds up enabling convenient stowing into suitcases or carry-on baggage. On trips, PC and I have tried to watch movies on our iPad or Nook, squished up together in the middle of the hotel bed. We take turns holding the device in place where both of us can see the screen. Our arms going to sleep in the process! I can’t wait to try Tablift on our next vacation. Heck, I can’t wait for our next vacation. Period.
Have a look at my Tablift unboxing in the photos below.
Unboxing My Tablift
- The stand comes packaged in a box slightly larger than a men’s athletic shoe box.
- It’s four very bendable legs are tucked under the stand.
- Directions include 3 simple steps to ready the unit for use.
- Spread the legs out from under the body.
- Spread the feet of the two legs on each side far apart from each other.
- Fasten the clip over the top edge of the tablet in order to hold it in place.
- The clip used to hold the tablet in place is adjustable and can be tightened or loosened, depending on the size of your device.
- Kitty safe. Even when knocked upside down as happens when the kitties jump on the bed.
- Kitty approved. The Tablift is hands free allowing you to use your hands for other things (like kitty petting) that are more important than holding your device in place.
Littles (And Their Moms) Love It, Too
Both of my granddaughters have been very picky eaters. Even from infancy. One trick my daughters used to distract their daughters into eating was playing “Bubble Guppies” on their iPads at mealtime. Although their cases fold to enable viewing, they are often not rigid enough to hold the device in place. Or don’t hold the tablet at the right angle for viewing.
Tablift to the rescue. With this universal stand, Lucia’s ‘tableta’ (her name) can be adjusted at the right height and angle to make viewing more comfortable anywhere. On the breakfast table, the coffee table, on the couch and in bed.
Great in the Kitchen
This stand is super helpful in the kitchen. Devices can be elevated to enable the chief cook and bottle washer to follow recipes and cooking videos. And because the stand takes up little space, counters are clear for meal prep and cooking. The Tablift also protects electronics from accidental spills or kitchen messes.
Electro Magnetic Fields
In addition to all of the great points above, one of the most important potential benefits of using a Tablift is that it holds the device away from your body. Studies have shown that iPads, tablets, e readers, laptops and cell phones all emit radiation.
As part of their design, both iPads and tablets emit EMF (electro magnetic fields) radiation, which has been linked to adverse health effects. Although the radiation itself is low, it’s consistent. This means that our constant interaction with these devices may be doing more harm than good. [source]
Keeping Littles (and Bigs) Safe
In this article, the National Association for Children and Safe Technology suggests the following steps for safe use of iPads and tablets.
1. Airplane Mode turned ON
2. WiFi turned OFF
3. iPad placed on the table and not held in the hands or rested on the lap
4. Apps download should be done via wired connection.
If you must use WiFi, then we recommend that wireless downloading be done when children are not present. We call on Apple to make an adapter so that iPads can be 100% safely wired for Internet connections.
Above all, using the Tablift hands-free universal stand can make technology safer for all of us.
The Tablift is a simple to use, compact, lightweight yet sturdy, portable stand. It enables users to safely view their electronic devices hands-free at 3 different angles and a range of heights. And Tablift is a universal stand; one-size-fits-all devices.
The Tablift is available through Amazon, here. It is designed to accommodate Apple iPad – full size and mini (iPad Pro models must be used with a hard case), Samsung Galaxy (all models and sizes), Asus Google Nexus 7, Vivotab, Microsoft Surface Pro 3,4 plus most any other tablet. Finally, the Tablift is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars and is an Amazon Choice product.
Seems to me, with holidays drawing nigh, this stand would make a terrific gift for someone on your shopping list!
So, have you tried using a stand with your portable electronic device? My daughter Lauren works from home as a medical research librarian. She uses a special shield to protect her body from the EMF radiation emitted by her laptop. Now that she is pregnant, baby girl Camila is beginning to kick in protest when the laptop and shield have been resting on Lauren’s pregnant tummy for too long. With the number of hours I spend blog writing and reading, I am thinking I need to start using a shield with my laptop and a stand like the Tablift with all of my smaller devices. And perhaps use my cell phone on speaker mode whenever possible.
Thank you for joining me for this review. I have another unboxing planned for the next few days – my recent fall Stitch Fix. Hope you will swing back by again soon.
Hugs and kisses,