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 highway. 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 assessment
The design of the MagEZ Stand is a beautiful mixture of excessive tech and class. It doesn’t exude old-world appeal, however fits the look of the iPad nicely. Particularly if you happen to get house grey pill.
I additionally like that the stand places the iPad at almost eye stage. This can be a comfy viewing angle for me. Precisely how far off the tabletop your pill is will depend 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 all the way down to level the display screen 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 metallic sticker you possibly can place on the again of your pill. This clings tightly to the stand and you’ll 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 metallic plate constructed into it. Simply observe at this level it’s solely out there for iPad Professional and iPad Air.
In my assessments, the stand and case labored nicely collectively. I can faucet on the display screen and the iPad quivers solely barely. I can alter the display screen angle and orientation with out the pill coming unfastened. I belief the connection. And that’s with the heaviest iPad out there, in a case.
The bottom of the MagEZ Stand for Tablets is an inductive charger. Place your iPhone on right here to juice it up. I like this design. I completely adore it. Each stand should have a charger constructed into its base — I’m taking a look at you, iMac.
The inductive charger supplies Apple units with as much as 7.5 watts of wi-fi energy, or some Androids assist as much as 15W. In my assessments with an iPhone 12, the battery stage 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 assessment
The MagEZ Case is extremely skinny and light-weight — it weighs 3 ounces — however however supplies a layer of safety in your iPad Professional or iPad Air. It covers the again, three edges and two corners, defending towards scratches and bumps.
It’s product of 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 nice with this case nonetheless connected.
Pitaka’s case is so slim you don’t must take away it once you shut both of Apple’s keyboard circumstances. 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 circumstances designed for the 2018/2020 iPad Professional. Barely. Nevertheless, there’s not additionally room for the MagEZ Case. Make certain you’re utilizing Apple’s keyboard circumstances designed for the 2021 iPad Professional 12.9 if you wish to use the Pitaka accent too.
Whereas we’re on the subject, there’s 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 known 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 out there for the 12.9-inch iPad Professional, the 11-inch iPad Professional and the iPad Air 4.
Pitaka MagEZ Folio assessment
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 turn out to be a stand that holds the display screen up at 110 levels — 20 levels previous vertical.
It’s very skinny and light-weight. Which is nice for portability but it surely means the case supplies minimal safety. It’ll hold your iPad from getting scratched however don’t count on greater than that.
The folio is outwardly lined 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 a must 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 ultimate ideas
The MagEZ collection works very nicely 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 supposed), and the built-in wi-fi telephone charger is sensible. Pitaka’s case provides some welcome safety, and the folio is tremendous moveable.
MagEZ Stand for Tablets prices $89.99. Pitaka is taking preorders now and these begin transport July 13.
The MagEZ Case is $69.99, regardless of which model of it you get. However if you happen to 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 supplied Cult of Mac with a assessment unit for this text. See our critiques coverage, and take a look at different in-depth critiques of Apple-related gadgets.