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The Xtand for iPhone and iPod Touch – a pleasant surprise

Over the last couple of weeks i have had the pleasure of testing the Xtand for iPhone and iPod Touch from Just Mobile, and although before i was unsure about the need for such an iPod accessory, i can now say that this is one of the most pleasant surprises in its price range in terms of accessory for your iPhone or iPod Touch.

The Xtand is literally a display stand for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows you to leave your gadget standing on a table or a desk etc. giving you easy viewing and handling of the touchscreen without actually having to hold the device. Personally i have used it in the office over the last couple of weeks, sitting there next to my laptop with my earplugs connected making it easy for me to both work and skip between songs and playlists at the same time. With an iPhone it also makes handsfree conversations much easier as your can work away while the iPhone is on nice display in front of you.

Xstand from Just Mobile for iPhone and iPod Touch

It does not hurt either that the Xtand is easy on the eye and complements the famous design from Apple in the way it looks similar to the Mac stand.  The Xtand is made using solid aluminum construction, and comes with adjustable viewing angle, and of course the ability to view both horizontally and vertically with its 360 degree rotation. It even comes with a hole in the stand for easy cable management while your iPod Touch or iPhone is docked for synchronization or charging.

If you are worried about the stand perhaps scratching your iPod Touch or iPhone there is no need to worry as it has rubber padding at each corner that keeps your device from touching the actual aluminum at any point. The non-slip rubber feet beneath the foot of the stand also keeps the Xtand from moving around and sliding on your table or desk.

I have tested the Xtand both at the office as well as at home while playing music wireless to my Focal XS speakers using iSkin Cerulean TX+RX bluetooth adapter, in which case the Xtand allows me to easily browse through my music library without holding the device in my hands, which is great for a party  etc where you do not want to have your iPhone or iPod Touch lying around on tables or to be carrying it around with you all the time.

My opinion of the Xtand has definately changed from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘must-have’ accessory.

The Xtand from Just Mobile is available for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch from amongst others Amazon UK from £24.49 – Go to Amazon UK

In the US the Xtand can also be bought from Amazon.com for $37.67.

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