Turn your iPad into a mini iMac with this elegant stand [Review]

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Wiplabs Slope iPAd stand
Slope is a stunner!
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Now that iPadOS supports mice and trackpads, it’s a better time than ever to turn your iPad into a mini iMac. To do that, you need the Slope: a nice-looking stand that props up your iPad at the perfect angle for working. Just slide a keyboard and trackpad underneath, and you have something that resembles Apple’s new Magic Keyboard, but at a fraction of the price.

Made from anodized aluminum, the Slope looks good in the kitchen, on your desk or at bedside. It keeps your iPad out of the muck when cooking, or at the perfect angle for watching videos.

Wiplabs Slope review

Wiplabs Slope review: This aluminum iPad stand has a sticky micro-suction pad to keep your iPad in place.
The Slope stand features a sticky micro-suction pad to keep your iPad in place.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Made by Wiplabs, the Slope is a simple aluminum stand that looks like the foot of an iMac. It comes with the same anodized finish as an iMac or MacBook, and a sticky micro-suction pad that holds your iPad firmly in place.

You can mount your iPad either vertically or horizontally. The suction is strong and easily holds your device steady. And yet, when you’re ready to take your tablet off, the iPad easily peels off. As my wife noted, “It really does suck.”

There’s also a micro-suction pad under the Slope to hold the stand firmly to the table or countertop. If the micro-suction pads lose their grip, you can easily clean them with water.

Aluminum stand turns iPad into mini iMac

The Slope comes in two sizes:

  • Slope, which works with iPads 10.5 inches and larger.
  • Slope Mini, which is compatible with iPhones and iPads up to 8 inches.

The Slope turns my iPad into a mini iMac, which is great for working at the kitchen table. It holds the iPad at a good angle to work, especially when paired with a Bluetooth keyboard and a spare trackpad that sits underneath.

It’s a simple, elegant design that works well.

Price: The Slope is currently on sale at $31.99 (from $39.99) for the mini, and $39.99 (from $49.99) for the large model. Bag yours before the discounts disappear!

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