Last year I reviewed the HexaPose iPad Stand. I was – and am – a big fan; in fact, it’s still part of my daily iPad routine.
Or, more accurately, it was until the iPad 2 replaced its predecessor as my go-to tablet. Which leads me to my point.
Mel from Ohio wrote in over the weekend regarding the iPad 2 and the HexaPose stand:
I have last year’s iPad and the Hexapose stand. My iPad 2 is supposed to arrive in the middle of April. Will the Hexapose work with the new iPad?
As you’ve probably surmised from my introduction, no – sadly, it won’t. While the iPad 2 does fit inside the HexaPose’s iPad frame, the new tablet is smaller and thinner than the original, so it’s not very stable in the frame – and certainly not stable enough to use the stand’s rotation feature.
I contacted InnoPocket, the company behind the HexaPose, and asked whether there were plans to release an updated iPad 2 frame for the stand (the plastic iPad frame can be removed from the aluminum base, and is, therefore, technically upgradable); unfortunately, at this time, there is no definite plan to do so.
Plenty of iPad 2-specific stands will be coming out over the next few months, but right now if you need a stand, it’s best to go with a more generic-purpose model. Some personal recommendations: the Twelve South Compass and the Griffin Tablet Stand.
I still think the HexaPose was one of the best 1st Gen iPad stands; I just hope it’ll be updated for the iPad 2.
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M. Nichols, Products Editor