iPad Stand Review: RTA 2Cool 2C-S030A Ez-View Tablet Stand Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4
What's Hot: Can work easily with tablets as well as notebooks, sturdy and provides many viewing angles.
What's Not: Bulky and doesn't look stylish.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
RTA Products makes accessories and furniture designed for technology users. They offer a good collection of notebook stands that elevate the machines for better heat dissipation and better viewing angles. With the increasing popularity of tablets, RTA Products now offers different stands for tablets. The 2Cool 2C-S030A Ez-View Tablet Stand works for the iPad models as well as ebook readers, all other tablets and laptops. It has very flexible viewing angles and can hold your tablet in any orientation comfortably.
The 2Cool 2C-S030A Ez-View Tablet Stand is large in size but isn't very heavy. The ABS plastic stand measures 3.5" H x 9.5" W x 8.25" D, and weighs 15.2 ounces. The stand comes in two pieces including a large front stand that can hold any tablet and even a large notebook, and a back support piece that's quite wide and large as well. The large front stand doesn't have conventional "feet", rather it has a rocking chair style bottom; and a large center cutout for the back supporting piece to connect and steady the stand. A large knob with a thick screw holds two pieces of the stand together securely. The unique design allows the stand to provide many viewing angles as you slide the knob to position the back support piece to tilt the stand.
The 2cool Ez-View Tablet Stand is large enough to hold a 7" tablet, a 10" tablet in either portrait or landscape orientation, and even an 11" - 17" notebook. See the picture below where the stand is holding a 15" HP Envy 15 notebook. Even with heavy notebooks, the stand feels strong and steady enough to hold the machine and it doesn't wobble at all. The strong plastic stand has rubber covers in the front near the bottom and the top where your tablet or laptop touches the stand, and prevents your tablet from slipping in the stand. The stand has rubber feet on the back support piece as well to prevent it from slipping on the table.
Given the size of the 2Cool 2C-S030A Ez-View Tablet Stand, you will likely use it in your office or home as a permanent holder of your tablet or laptop. As a laptop stand, the 2cool Ez-View does a great job at lifting the notebook and giving it space to let heat out. And since you can angle the notebook in almost any angle you desire, the stand is a great companion for using your laptop with external keyboard, monitors and other accessories. As a tablet stand, the 2Cool 2C-S030A Ez-View Tablet Stand is one of the largest we've seen. It can easily work with any 10" or 11" tablet even in portrait orientation. But with small tablets or ebook readers, like 7" devices, the stand seems a bit too large and doesn't hide behind smaller tablets as well as larger tablets and notebooks.
As with the center of the main piece of the stand, the back supporting piece also has cutouts for organizing power cord and other wires coming through the back of your laptop or tablet.
If you are looking for a permanent tablet or laptop stand for your home or office, the 2Cool 2C-S030A Ez-View Tablet Stand is worth a look. It can hold tablets as well as large notebooks, and you can adjust the viewing angles to anything that's most comfortable to you easily. The stand is surprisingly sturdy given how light it is, and it's very easy to use. We like the flexibility of viewing angles and versatility of devices it works with. The stand does look bulky when working with smaller tablets.