As we previously noted, Just Mobile sells a series of accessories, mainly for Apple products, made out of carefully crafted aluminum designs. These designs and materials are akin to what Apple builds for its own products, therefore Just Mobile accessories are at the top of the wish lists for many Apple product design fans. For the past few weeks, we have been testing out Just Mobile’s latest accessories. Find our reviews below:
iPad Air 2
Just Mobile’s HeadStand is a well-built aluminum stand for large headphones. The accessory itself is very well-constucted and can seemingly stand use for long periods of time. The product comes unassembled, but it is easily able to be put together with a few minutes and a coin for screwing in small bolts. The stand does a solid job of holding headphones.
While the accessory is elegant to look at and definitely works as advertised, the product does not seem practical for some people. I, personally, do not find much use of holding my headphones upright on a stand. I typically like to keep my headsets in a case or in a drawer. The product also includes a price tag just under $50.
Perhaps the best use, or only reasonable use case for the stand, is for those who do a lot of audio intensive work and want a place to keep their earphones without taking up space on their desk. The stand is an excellent way to avoid cable and earphone clutter. For those wondering, the earphones shown in the photo are the Beats by Dre “Executive” model.
The AluBase is another well-built accessory for a niche audience. The accessory is a small stand for holding up your Apple notebook upright on a desk or other flat surface. The product is built to remove clutter and improve organization for your desk. Depending on screen-size, notebook computers can take up a significant amount of space on a desk while placed flat. On the other hand, standing up right, a notebook only takes up a small slice of space on a desk.
The base leaves all ports on laptops wide open, so no accessibility is affected.
The base comes with two inserts: one for the last-generation MacBook Pro design, and another for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display models. Both inserts fit the laptops well as they are snug enough for your laptop to likely be safe, but the inserts not tight enough for there to be difficulty with docking and undocking your computer.
The AluBase is an elegant way to dock your computer on your desk, but the product is not likely necessary for all notebook owners. It is available on Amazon for under $50.
The AluRack is a similar accessory to the aforementioned AluBase, but instead of being a docking solution on a desk, it attaches to the back of an Apple iMac or Thunderbolt Display. The AluRack is designed to hold a laptop or an external drive. The AluRack is well-design, seemingly long-lasting, and attaches with stability to the back of an Apple desktop computer or monitor.
While the product looks nice and is strong, it does not, like the AluBase, provide a snug, specifically designed fit for Apple’s thinner notebook lines (MacBook Air + Retina). Additionally, the setup process is not as intuitive as the setup for the other Just Mobile products reviewed above.
Nonetheless, for those who want one of the better looking accessory stands on the market, the AluRack gets the job done (if you have the right devices to place into it and just under $60).