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Lululook has produced a few iPad stands that make use of the many magnets in the iPad back cover, but the iPad mini 6 Magnetic Stand is the best iteration yet.
There are many cases, stands, and accessories on the market aimed at iPad users. However, none of them have the simplicity, design and price point of the Lululook iPad mini 6 magnetic stand.
Several magnets on the back of the iPad mini 6 case allow you to attach accessories like the Apple Smart Folio without swallowing your iPad. The Lululook Magnetic Stand uses these magnets to attach and display the iPad mini like a small floating screen.
Lululook iPad mini 6 Magnetic Stand Design
The stand itself is a very simple piece of aluminum. The overall structure mimics Apple’s iMac stand, and it also has an iMac-like slot in the neck for cables to pass through.
There is a large “feet” with a rubber band to grip the bottom in order to stabilize the stand and prevent it from tipping over. The hinge that attaches the magnetic base to the stand takes cues from the Apple Design Book.
The magnetic base is a uniform piece of aluminum with a rubberized material on which the iPad mini is placed. The camera cut-out in the corner allows the iPad mini camera to work even when you’re on the stand.
There is some resistance when rotating the magnetic base from vertical to horizontal, but you only need one hand to rotate it when the stand is on a sturdy surface. The tilt angle can be adjusted from -20° to 200°, providing plenty of options for how to use the stand.
With the iPad mini in place, the stand will only sway or feel unbalanced in its maximum position of 20 degrees. The stand is very light overall, we even found ourselves moving the entire set from room to room instead of removing the iPad from the stand.
While this level of portability is easy at home, like taking the easel from the office to the kitchen for lunch, it’s not necessary. We’d argue that the foot could have been a bit thicker so there was less chance of turning it over, although the likelihood of that is low.
There are two color options, but they are very similar. It’s meant to mimic Apple’s Silver and Space Gray, both of which are lighter shades, but we’d have preferred a darker option.
Using the Lululook iPad mini 6 magnetic stand
We placed the Lululook stand directly under the Studio Display in our office and used Universal Control to interact with the iPad mini. The stand has been an excellent accessory for a number of reasons: It conforms to Apple’s design aesthetic, displays the screen cleanly, and the iPad’s ease of attaching and removing it is a boon.
Generally, we use the iPad mini in portrait orientation to display music playing or scrolling through the Twitter feed. But when there is a need to point to a video, it can easily be rotated to landscape without a second thought.
The stand is also sturdy enough that taps and swipes on the touch screen won’t move the stand. We are even able to write on the screen with the Apple Pencil without problems.
When it’s time to leave the office for the day, it’s easy to remove from the holder with one hand. A simple grip with your hand and a downward pressure from your thumb will free it from pulling the magnet.
The ease of use of the stand, especially for the iPad, is the ease of attaching and removing the device. We’ve tested several racks with clips, shelves, and other mechanisms and haven’t found one as satisfying to use as the Lululook Rack.
This design simplicity is only present in the iPad mini stand, since the company’s larger iPad Pro stand uses a two-handed process to remove the larger iPad.
This is likely due to the size of the iPad as well as the number of magnets used. However, it continues to be used in conjunction with the iPad mini magnetic stand on our desk as both make the perfect stand for our work setup.
We’ve also tested the easel in other places, like our living room side table. The iPad mini’s compact size and stand’s compact size are the perfect combination for this small corner of the room.
Our only major complaint about the Lululook stand use case is its lack of packability – the ability to store it in a travel case. We’d love to take this stand with us, but it’s meant to be a stable desktop stand.
Also, the stiffness of the stand is probably what makes it work great with the iPad. However, we’d love to see a foldable version like the aluminum Satechi R1 hinge stand.
Should you buy a Lululook iPad mini 6 Magnetic Stand?
If you own an iPad mini 6 and want to use it on your desk, on a side table, or in your kitchen, we highly recommend the Lululook iPad Mini Stand. There are a few other mounts with magnetic attachment options, but they are much more expensive for the same tool.
We love that the iPad mini is stable with the stand without an unsightly drooping lip or other protrusion. The design will make the iPad mini feel like a compact iMac on your desktop.
- Apple-like design
- Easy to remove iPad
- Lots of viewing angles
- strong to use
- It can have a heavier base
- The color options are very similar
- Not compact enough for bag packing