Just Mobile AluCup

Macworld Australia Staff
18 October, 2013
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Just Mobile AluCup

Just Mobile, www.just-mobile.com

Pros 

Great design; cable slots; solid, durable feel

Cons 

Limited to one angle

$29.95 + shipping

Reviews

We spend a large percentage of our working days sitting at a desk and our iPhones reside on whichever surface, magazine or stack of papers that was closest at the time.

A stand for our iPhones seemed a little unnecessary. But since we received a red AluCup from Just Mobile, we wished we had one earlier.

The AluCup is a multipurpose stand for an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad mini, holding an iPhone or iPod in a vertical position and supporting the iPad mini in a horizontal position.

The desktop stand is a combination of high-grade aluminium and soft rubber inlays. The attractive design looks great next to a Mac, matching the brushed aluminum that recent Apple computers are known for.

The base and inside of the AluCup is covered by a durable-feeling, flexible rubber layer that won’t scratch or harm the contained iOS device.

The top of the AluCup acts as a pedestal stand. While this can be handy when using an iPhone or iPad with two hands, the angle isn’t adjustable and may not suit a particular task.

The Just Mobile stand is available in four colours – black, red, blue and yellow – and features four, 90-degree slots for a cable to weave through to charge the device.

We didn’t want to put the weight of our iOS device on the power cord for fear that it would break, instead our iPhone sat across the top of the stand with the cord wrapped underneath.

This left the iPhone useable and charged.

Besides looking nice and allowing us to charge our device, the AluCup is now the first place we look for our iPhone among the desk clutter.

Bottom line.

The Just Mobile AluCup is a beautifully designed desktop stand. If you are looking for a place to house your iPhone, iPod or iPad mini, the AluCup is a quality choice.

@Stewart_JL

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