Pitaka MagEZ Stand for Tablets, MagEZ Case and MagEZ Folio evaluation

Pitaka MagEZ Stand for Tablets looks like a work of art.

The Pitaka MagEZ Stand for Tablets, the MagEZ Case, and the MagEZ Folio give your iPad Professional/Air what it must be used within the workplace or on the street. The trendy desktop stand features a wi-fi iPhone charger. The ultraslim case magnetically attaches to the stand, or it may be used with the Apple Magic Keyboard, or mixed with a folio case. And the folio case can be utilized by itself.

I examined these Pitaka equipment together and individually. Learn on to see why I like them.

Pitaka MagEZ Stand for Tablets evaluation

The design of the MagEZ Stand is a beautiful mixture of excessive tech and class. It doesn’t exude old-world attraction, however fits the look of the iPad properly. Particularly should you get area grey pill.

I additionally like that the stand places the iPad at practically eye degree. This can be a comfy viewing angle for me. Precisely how far off the tabletop your pill is relies on your gadget — my 12.9-inch iPad Professional is elevated about 5 inches in panorama mode.

However you possibly can simply rotate the pc to portrait mode. And tilt it up or right down to level the display towards you.

There are two choices for connecting an iPad to the MagEZ Stand. It comes with a 3.9 inch by 3.9 inch steel sticker you possibly can place on the again of your pill. This clings tightly to the stand and you may glue it to any pill you need. Or to a light-weight case.

The opposite choice is MagEZ Case… which is why I’m reviewing these collectively. The case has the mandatory steel plate constructed into it. Simply be aware at this level it’s solely obtainable for iPad Professional and iPad Air.

In my assessments, the stand and case labored properly collectively. I can faucet on the display and the iPad quivers solely barely. I can regulate the display angle and orientation with out the pill coming free. I belief the connection. And that’s with the heaviest iPad obtainable, in a case.

The MagEZ Stand for Tablets can maintain up your iPad and cost your iPhone concurrently.
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Wi-fi charger

The bottom of the MagEZ Stand for Tablets is an inductive charger. Place your iPhone on right here to juice it up. I really like this design. I completely find it irresistible. Each stand should have a charger constructed into its base — I’m taking a look at you, iMac.

The inductive charger gives Apple units with as much as 7.5 watts of wi-fi energy, or some Androids help as much as 15W. In my assessments with an iPhone 12, the battery degree went up 19% in half an hour of charging. That’s typical for cable-free chargers.

The MagEZ Stand for Tablets has a USB-C slot hid on its backside edge to energy the charging coil. And it comes with the mandatory cable, however not a wall energy adapter.

Pitaka MagEZ Case evaluation

Pitaka MagEZ Case review
The Pitaka MagEZ Case is so slim it may possibly match inside Apple’s keyboard instances. And it appears good.
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The MagEZ Case is extremely skinny and light-weight — it weighs 3 ounces — however nonetheless gives a layer of safety to your iPad Professional or iPad Air. It covers the again, three edges and two corners, defending towards scratches and bumps.

It’s fabricated from black plastic, however the again has a diagonal sample on it that I fairly like. It’s barely raised, making the pill considerably simpler to carry on to. There are openings for the audio system, cameras, microphones, and so on.

The MagEZ Case doesn’t wrap fully round all 4 sides of the pill as a result of it’s designed for use together with the Apple Magic Keyboard and Sensible Keyboard. The case has a pass-through port for the Sensible Connector, and in my assessments each keyboards labored high-quality with this case nonetheless connected.

Pitaka’s case is so slim you don’t must take away it while you shut both of Apple’s keyboard instances. There’s simply sufficient further room inside.

However there’s an exception: the 2021 iPad Professional 12.9 is barely thicker than its predecessor, however the brand new pill nonetheless matches within the variations of Apple’s keyboard instances designed for the 2018/2020 iPad Professional. Barely. Nonetheless, there’s not additionally room for the MagEZ Case. Make certain you’re utilizing Apple’s keyboard instances designed for the 2021 iPad Professional 12.9 if you wish to use the Pitaka accent too.

Whereas we’re on the subject, there may be one model of the Pitaka’s case for the 2018/2020 iPad Professional and one other for the 2021 model as a result of the newer one is thicker. It’s referred to as the MagEZ Case 2.

The magnetic plate at the back of the the case holds it solidly to the MagEZ Stand for Tablets with out an ugly bump.

The product is at the moment obtainable for the 12.9-inch iPad Professional, the 11-inch iPad Professional and the iPad Air 4.

Pitaka MagEZ Folio evaluation

Pitaka MagEZ Folio review
The MagEZ Folio for iPad can be utilized alone or with the MagEZ Case.
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The MagEZ Folio clings magnetically to the iPad Professional or iPad Air, and wraps round the back and front of the pill. The entrance flap can fold up behind the pc to grow to be a stand that holds the display up at 110 levels — 20 levels previous vertical.

It’s very skinny and light-weight. Which is nice for portability however it means the case gives minimal safety. It’ll preserve your iPad from getting scratched however don’t count on greater than that.

The folio is outwardly coated in the identical materials because the Apple Magic Keyboard and Sensible Keyboard. This implies it matches properly, however the materials is a flat, uninteresting black on each the Apple and Pitaka equipment.

The MagEZ Folio can go on proper over the MagEZ Case. However, as slim and lightweight as it’s, the folio isn’t appropriate with the MagEZ Stand for Tablets — it’s important to take off the wraparound case.

There are variations for the 12.9-inch iPad Professional, the 11-inch iPad Professional and the iPad Air 4.

Pitaka MagEZ Stand for Tablets, MagEZ Case and MagEZ Folio last ideas

The MagEZ sequence works very properly collectively. Put the MagEZ Case in your iPad Professional and it attaches simply to the MagEZ Stand for Tablets. Or wrap the MagEZ Folio across the case.

That stated, any of those equipment is okay by itself. The stand appears excellent (pun meant), and the built-in wi-fi telephone charger is sensible. Pitaka’s case provides some welcome safety, and the folio is tremendous moveable.

Pricing

MagEZ Stand for Tablets prices $89.99. Pitaka is taking preorders now and these begin transport July 13.

The MagEZ Case is $69.99, irrespective of which model of it you get. However should you purchase it with the stand it’s simply an extra $54.

And the MagEZ Folio is $39.99 in no matter model you select. It may be preordered now and is scheduled to launch within the first half of August.

Pitaka offered Cult of Mac with a evaluation unit for this text. See our critiques coverage, and take a look at different in-depth critiques of Apple-related gadgets.

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