Written on 6/26/2011 04:05:00 AM by poison_ivy
I admit, I'm not really a fan of mobile stands. With my iPhone, I just use my JBL Dock and with my other smartphones, I usually just put it on my nightstand to charge. So I was adamant when I received the Kuel Mobile Stand S10 for review.
As far as the design goes, the Kuel Mobile Stand S10 has a very minimalistic approach. It's a thin piece of slim, bent metal with a swivel arm. The stand is made out of hard plastic so you don't have to worry about scratching your smartphones on the stand.
If I didn't know any better, this stand looks like it was specifically designed for the iPhone. It can hold your iPhone/iPod Touch in portrait mode and allows you to charge or connect it to your PC. The hole at the back allows you to stash cables out of the way, minimizing clutter on your desktop.
But of course, the Kuel S10 can accommodate any smartphone. I put it my Samsung Focus and it fits perfectly, I was able to comfortably watch a movie on it too. The swivel allows you to adjust the stand for a more comfortable viewing angle.
The S10 mobile stand comes in 6 different colors so you can match it with the colors of your work area. It's not hard picturing the S10 mobile stand on the work desk of someone with an iMac, it would blend in perfectly.
Of course, the $30 price tag, or £27 including shipping might not be easy to swallow for some but if you don't mind paying premium, as far as mobile stands go, this is definitely top quality.