It’s no secret that the state of Android tablet accessories is pretty frustrating. Most OEMs drag their feet on delivering proper tablet docks, and some don’t even bother. Heck, we’re still waiting on Google to deliver the official multimedia dock for its own Nexus 7, though recent retailer updates suggest that will come January 10th.
Well, the folks behind the famous smartphone coasters have come up with a new tablet for those who want to display their tablets in a stylish way. They’re called Tablet Weights, and the desktop-bound accessories — which are 6 inches in diameter — are made out of a clear acrylic to give you that in-store display look.
The base can hold a tablet in a few different orientations — portrait, landscape, and even at a 20-degree angle if you need it elevated to work on. The non-skid silicon gracing the edges keep everything from slipping and sliding about.
One has to wonder whether or not one of these is worth the unattractive price of $50, though. The materials might be nice and the flexibility of it might be ideal, but at the end of the day it’s just a generic tablet stand. I wouldn’t mind having one, but at $50 I would much rather get something like Logitech’s wireless keyboard.
That particular device comes with a carrying case that doubles as a tablet stand. It won’t quite hold the tablet up at a comfortable 20-degree angle for a workstation-like experience ala the Tablet Weight, but I would imagine it’s infinitely more useful for those who just want something to prop their tablet up. You can buy the Tablet Weight from NewPCGadgets right here.