Smart Satechi stand floats your iPad over your keyboard [Review]

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Satechi Aluminum Desktop Stand for iPad review
The Satechi Aluminum Desktop Stand securely holds a variety of tablets, in portrait or landscape orientations.
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The redesigned Satechi Aluminum Desktop Stand transforms your iPad into a desktop computer. And it looks great doing so, holding the tablet so it seems to float over your keyboard.

I added the accessory to my office. Here’s how it works in real life.

Satechi iPhone 12 charging stand also juices up AirPods

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Satechi Aluminum 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand was unveiled at CES 2021.
The Satechi Aluminum 2-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand looks great on a night stand.
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CES 2021 bugSatechi on Tuesday took the wraps off an aluminum stand that makes use of the magnets Apple built into the iPhone 12. It elevates the handset while charging it, making the screen easier to see. The stand also includes an AirPods charger.

Power 5 devices at once with Satechi Dock5 charging station

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Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station launched at CES 2021.
The Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station provides a place to put your phones and tablets while they charge.
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CES 2021 bugThe Satechi Dock5 Multi-Device Charging Station is designed for homes with lots of electronics that need juicing up. It boasts multiple USB-C and USB-A ports, slots to hold four phones, tablets or other gadgets while they charge, as well as a single wireless charging pad.

It was unveiled at CES 2021, which kicked off Monday.

Satechi’s new aluminum iPad stand is ready for work or play

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Satechi’s new aluminum iPad stand is ready for work or play
Combine the new Satechi iPad stand with the Slim X3 keyboard for an ultralight office desktop.
Photo: Satechi

Satechi redesigned its iPad desktop stand to provide a more stable, hands-free option. The device includes a pair of hinges to offer a wide range of viewing angles.

The accessory maker also introduced a pair of slim keyboards Thursday that can be used with MacBooks or iPads.

A tiny office corner becomes a tiny workspace [Setups]

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This is where Larsson "vibes at night."
Photo: Andreas Larsson

Andreas Larsson is a Sweden-based security technician who converted a tiny corner of his office into a bonafide workspace. He had limited space to work with so he tried to squeeze every inch out of it. His friend, who works at an office furnishing company, custom-built a desk to span 46 inches — the entire length of his office.

Satechi’s new foldable stand lets an iPad hover over your keyboard

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Satechi Aluminum Foldable Stand launched December 9 on the Apple Store.
Combine the Satechi Aluminum Foldable Stand with a keyboard to make a mobile computer better than a laptop.
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The Apple online store just became the exclusive source of an updated version of Satechi’s foldable iPad stand. This holds a tablet at wide range of heights and viewing angles. And it makes the screen “hover” above a keyboard.

Satechi’s wireless iPhone 12 charger is like MagSafe Lite

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Satechi USB-C Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable
Satechi’s newest iPhone 12 wireless charger does most of what MagSafe does. But not everything.
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The Satechi USB-C Magnetic Wireless Charging Cable uses the magnets built into the iPhone 12 series to cling to the back of the handset, providing more reliable wireless charging.

That makes it similar to Apple’s MagSafe Charger. But Satechi’s cheaper alternative doesn’t offer faster powerups as Apple’s does.

Satechi power bank boasts wireless iPhone and Apple Watch chargers

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The Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank includes four charging methods.
The Quatro Wireless Power Bank can recharge an Apple Watch on the go.
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Satechi’s Quatro Wireless Power Bank stands out from the pack by including a built-in Apple Watch charger. It can also wirelessly power an iPhone. In addition, the 10,000 mAh external battery has USB-C and USB-A ports. That gives it a total of four ways to charge — hence the “quatro” name.

Satechi makes the best Apple Watch travel charger we’ve seen [Review]

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Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch review
Satechi Charging Dock for Apple Watch is about the same size as Apple’s wearable.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch is more portable than Apple’s own. And because it uses USB-C, it’s easier to use with a MacBook or iPad Pro — just plug it straight in.

I put the Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch through a battery of tests. Here’s how it stood up.