If you’re using your phone or tablet for, you’ve no doubt discovered the need for some kind of stand. You’ve probably also discovered that the camera usually ends up too low, shooting at an unflattering upward angle.
Similarly, if you’re streaming cooking videos in the kitchen or yoga videos on the floor mat, a stand is essential — preferably one you can raise to get it closer to eye level.
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This is compatible with all phones and most tablets, those no larger than 10 inches. The weighted base has a little lip around it, so you can use it to hold things like paper clips and flash drives if you’re so inclined.
Unlike a lot of stands, this one has a telescoping arm that extends about 8 inches. When you put your phone or tablet in the dock, that adds a couple more inches, which should get your camera close to eye level if you’re sitting at a desk.
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I’m a big fan of these things, especially when the price gets close to the $10 level.
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This model has an 11.6-inch screen, which, along with its keyboard, could prove a little cramped for adult users but should be fine for younger students.
It’s also got a touchscreen, something you rarely find at this price point. That’s definitely a plus for kids, who are much more accustomed to interacting with screens by touching them. And the hinged display can rotate a full 360 degrees, allowing for tent and tablet modes as well.
Beyond that, the core specs are entry-level but typical: MediaTek processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage. In other words, it’s a classroom, one that feels like a solid bargain at this price.
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