by Joe White
November 30, 2013
Those on the hunt for a new iPad stand should consider picking up Slope. The stand, which is available for both the 9.7-inch iPad and the iPad mini, uses the power of microsuction technology to hold a tablet in place, and the resultant effect, as you can see, is somewhat iMac-like. Usually priced at $59.99 (iPad) and $54.99 (iPad mini), for the next two days Slope will set users back $47.99 and $43.99 for the 9.7-inch iPad and 7.9-inch iPad mini, respectively. That's a discount of 20 percent. For the past couple of weeks we've been testing Slope and we'll have a full product review published on Monday. You'll still be able to take advantage of the deal then, but for now, do take our word for it: Slope is a great iPad stand, and perhaps the best I've personally had the opportunity to test. How does Slope work, then? The key to Slope's success as a stand is its use of microsuction pads. Much like Piel Frama's FramaSlim iPhone case, which we also reviewed recently, these microsuction pads can hold an iDevice in place without actually touching its easily scratchable sides. You just press the back of your iPad against Slope's main pad and as if by magic, the stand will hold the tablet in place. Microsuction pads aren't sticky, and won't leave a residue on the back of your iDevice; at the same time, creator Dekke promises that these suction pads won't wear out over a short period of time, either. In a "hit test," more than 20,000 instances of attaching and detaching an iPad to Slope saw the microsuction pads retail the same capacity. Slope itself is made from one single piece of aerospace grade aluminium. Microsuction pads are placed on the forward-facing side and on the base, meaning Slope can securely be attached to a tabletop or to an uneven surface. The stand also comes with protective films for the pads, and a microfiber cloth for cleaning. As mentioned, we'll be publishing an in-depth review on Monday, so check back for our full verdict then. Slope's special discount is available for the next two days (as of this writing), and full details can be found at the product's Web page. See also: Zynga's Running With Friends Gains Single-Player Mode, Rebrands As Stampede Run, This Black Friday, More Than 80 Percent Of Mobile Purchases Were Made Using iOS, and Brrr! Go On An Arctic Eggspedition With Angry Birds Seasons' New Icy Levels.