The FrameShift Pro by Insanely Great Products   Review

What we love…

easy to remove from the box and start using within moments without any tools!

What we’d love to see…

ability to use in portrait mode, also some sort of protection when installing and removing the iPad from the frame as well as the ability to install the iPad using some sort of protective case

Summary

Easy to use iPad 2/3/4 stand designed for business, personal or anywhere in between use for holding your iPad up when you can’t or don’t want to.

Our Rating

recommended by the imums The FrameShift Pro by Insanely Great Products   Review

The FrameShift Pro by Insanely Great Products is a product designed for a business user, person who uses their iPad in their home office, cooking in the kitchen, using at a trade show and more.  The FrameShift Pro allows you to mount the iPad 2/3/4 in the stand to a table or countertop (with no tools!) and even allows you to route a charging cable in through the back of the frame allowing your iPad to be topped with energy all day to stream video, looking at video’s, mirroring your iPad onto a monitor for a demonstration and more this stand acts as a second set of hands.  The FrameShift Pro is designed and handcrafted in California by Darwin Machine and is made of CNC aircraft grade aluminum and allows you to adjust the angle all while protecting your iPad using the rubberized screws.  The stand is very lightweight and portable making it easy to use in your kitchen, boardroom, bedroom or home office and transport wherever you need it to go.  Insanely Great Products also makes the FrameShift Mini-5 which iMum Mary recently reviewed and gave The iMums recommended stamp!

I loved how easy it was to install my iPad 2 into the FrameShift Pro.  I simply used four screws to hold my iPad in place – with no tools necessary and within 10 minutes was able to mirror my iPad or stream my favorite Netflix movie.  This is perfect for a kitchen lover, business owner or anyone who loves to use their iPad but tires of holding it all the time.  I used it in the kitchen while cooking a favorite meal, watching a streamed movie, mirroring my iPad directly onto my computer monitor and more.  I did not perform the drop test as I felt the frame did not provide enough protection for my iPad to warrant me doing so.  I also loved the simplicity of the design and ease of use which meant it got more use than I had originally anticipated when I first tried it out.  After inserting and taking out my iPad a few times, I became more comfortable with it and started using it more and more.

The FrameShift Pro only works in landscape mode – I wish that it worked in both landscape and portrait.  I was also a bit nervous when installing and removing the iPad from the stand as I feared scratching the screen – you do have to remove any protective case on the iPad in order to install it into the stand.

The price tag on the FrameShift Pro is $150, a bit high but when you consider that it is handcrafted, made in the United States and not outsourced to another country the price makes more sense.  I also loved the simplicity of the design and ease of use which meant it got more use than I had originally anticipated when I first tried it out.  After inserting and taking out my iPad a few times, I became more comfortable with it and started using it more and more.   Insanely Great Products does make a variety of other stands which fit into a variety of pricepoints which may also suit your needs.  I can see myself bringing this with me the next time I demonstrate apps to a group of friends – or even the next time I”m cooking a big meal in the kitchen due to it’s versatility.

 

Frameshift Pro features:

CNC aircraft grade aluminum, hand-brushed and anodized
Mil Spec MIL-G-3036 abrasion resistant rubber padding and stainless steel hardware
Landscape orientation
Infinite viewing angle adjustment
Docking cable compatible
For iPad 2, iPad 3 or 4