One of the benefits of spending a week at home feeling sick is that you get to spend some quality time with whatever gadgets you happen to have in your posession at the time. For me last week, that gadget was the iPad. And now that I’ve spent some time using it, I really can’t understand a peripheral like the MacLove Titan desktop stand.
The Titan essentially takes your iPad and makes it look like a mini iMac. It’s made from lightweight aluminium, rotates both horizontally and vertically and has a rubberised base so it doesn’t slip and topple over.
But considering the iPad is all about the touching, why would you bother with a stand that makes the UI harder to control?
I guess it might be nice to have the iPad sitting up for watching videos. And it would be particularly useful if someone created an app (that got through Apple’s approval process) that allowed you to use the iPad as a second display to your main Mac or PC. But as a $70 standalone peripheral for a device that’s designed to be touched with your fingers, this seems a little counter-intuitive, despite looking pretty stylish…