An Introduction to Tablet Stands
When computer tablets first came on the market, they did not make it easy for users to utilize them for much more than surfing the Internet or playing a few games. But as programs and tablets have evolved, they have become much more than just a novelty item that can keep kids busy while on a long car ride. Tablets are now much more powerful and offer users the ability to do almost everything on it that they can do on a desktop computer.
And that’s why tablet stands have become important. As more people start to use tablets to write, code, design and more, more hours are being spent using tablets with poor posture. Because tablets are lightweight and easily fit in your hands, people tend to use them in all sorts of positions, from leaning back in a chair to lying on the floor to going for a walk. And even when they are using one at a desk, the default position is usually nowhere near one that would promote good posture. By incorporating a tablet stand while using one at a desk or table can make a world of difference in minimizing and even preventing common injuries and ailments associated with poor posture.
Why do people use them?
If you are using a tablet to type for any extended period of time, it just makes sense to use a tablet stand along with an external keyboard. The an adjustable stand will allow you to position the screen at eye-level, so you don’t have to bend your neck down to see what’s happening on the screen. This can instantly relieve some of the aches and discomfort that many people who often use tablets experience. A tablet stand will also give the tablet a secure location that is not flat to the desk. This can make it harder to spill coffee onto the tablet or drop a paperweight onto the screen.
By adding an external keyboard, you can be more efficient when typing. Typing with two hands is often out of the question when on a tablet, and people often find themselves with many more typing errors while using the tablet screen keypad. With a keyboard to type on, you get the productivity of a laptop or desktop with the functionality of your favorite tablet.
What are the best tablet stands?
With tablets being lightweight to begin with, it shouldn’t be difficult finding a stand that can hold your specific tablet. You just want to make sure that your tablet will be secure when on the stand, and won’t wobble or be prone to slipping off of the stand.
The best tablet stands will also allow you to adjust the height of where your screen is, so that you can move it to a position that is comfortable for you (typically directly in front of you when you look straight ahead, so you don’t have to look up or down). A good tablet stand will also be lightweight and should fold down so that you can easily move it from desk to desk and travel with it.
Is it worth buying a tablet stand for myself?
If you have become frustrated at any point while typing on a tablet, or if a tablet is your primary computer for work or home, then buying a tablet stand would be a wise investment. Tablet stands are typically inexpensive and as easy to use as a computer accessory can get. If you use a tablet and find yourself with neck pain often, this is a quick solution to try and see if it works for you.
Interested in finding out more about tablet stands and which one might be best for you? Check out the tablet stand choices we offer to get more details. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.