Just got your new shiny tablet, why not give it a home on your desk with a polished cradle.
Make your tablet work even harder for you when you are at your desk. Use one of these cradles to seat your tablet at a viewing angle suitable for work. You will never have to miss a notification or video call. It also makes it easier to access information from your emails or notes doubling as an extended display of sort. Most of these cradles also have space that lets you reach the charging port in case the tablet needs topping up.
The bottom line is, these tablet stands exudes elegance and style, a perfect fit for your premium tablet. Our list of cradles are made mainly of metal with different finish. Our favourite is the silver finish as it matches the Apple iMac and some All-in-One Desktop computers from major brands like HP, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung and Asus. If you have a tablet or laptop in space grey then choose the black or dark grey finish to match.
These tablet stands are not only for tablets. The compact size of the cradle allows it to fit a smartphone too. It is likely that one may not be enough. An aspect of the cradles in our list that we notice is that there are no fiddly clamps or mounting jaw for the tablet or smartphone, just a straight forward seated cradle which makes it accessible and easy to use.
So here are some key considerations when choosing the right premium tablet cradle:
- Colour: you want the shade and colour to match your desktop or laptop or even tablet. There are plenty to choose from; silver, space grey, black, gold and rose gold. There is even metallic red if you like your stand to stand out.
- Profile: Most cradle have a fixed solid profile made form a single piece of metal. However, for flexibility, you may consider a stand that lets you change the viewing angle. These have a multi-angle join so you can tilt your table back or forward.
- Foldable & Portability: Not everyone needs to take their cradle with them but should you have a need to do this, there are tablets cradles with a foldable body. These tend to fold flat for easy storage or to fit in your bag.
- Protection for your devices: The stands featured here are also padded where the tablet or smartphone meets the surface of the stand. Make sure that there is sufficient padding to stop the tablet from being damaged or slipping off the stand.
Top 8 Best Premium Tablet Stands to Match Your High-End Tablet
Here is an overview of our line-up. Some of these stands are foldable, other are adjustable to set the right viewing angle and some come with a foldable profile so you can take it with you. We added a couple of budget models at the end of the list for those looking who do not wish to pay too much for a stand.
- Lamicall Tablet Stand Adjustable Desktop Stand Holder
- OMOTON Desktop Cell Phone Stand Tablet Stand
- Tecboss Foldable Multi Angle Tablet Stand Phone Holder
- Anker Portable Multi-Angle Stand for Tablets
- MoKo Tablet Stand Universal 210 Degree Multi-Angle
- Tecboss Multi-Angle Portable Stand for Tablets
- AmazonBasics Multi-Angle Portable Stand for Tablets
- Stouch iPad Pro Tablet Holder and Stand
- AmazonBasics Adjustable Tablet Stand
- MoKo Cell Phone and Tablet Stand Universal Foldable Multi-angle Desktop Holder
Lamicall’s iPad Stand is perfect for the work desk. It will fit the iPad 2017 Pro 9.7, 10.5, Air, Mini and all previous versions of iPad. It will also take the Kindle, Nexus, E-reader and other tablets with display size 4 to 13 inch. The big tablets like the 12 or 13-inch, only seat the tablet in landscape mode to avoid tipping over. Colours options include silver, space grey, black or metallic red. Also suitable for smartphones.
Another offering from Lamicall, the metallic stand is similar to the one featured above except for some minor cosmetics. Use it as a Desktop Holder Dock for iPad mini, Air 2 3 4 and Pro as well as for iPhone 5 6 7 8 Plus, Nintendo Switch, Nexus, Samsung and Other Tablets. Supports tablet with display size 4 to 13-inch. Colours options include silver, space grey, black or metallic red. Also suitable for smartphones.
OMOTON’s desktop cell phone and tablet sand is made from a single solid piece of aluminium. It is 4mm thick for extra rigidity. The stand can support mobile phones in any size and tablets with display up to 10.1-inch. However, being a solid metal frame meant there are no moving parts and the viewing angle is fixed. Colour options include rose gold, silver, black, space grey and metallic red.
3. Tecboss Foldable Multi Angle Tablet Stand Phone Holder – FOLDABLE
Tecboss Multi Angle stand is a foldable stand for iPad, Air, Pro, iPhone X 8 7 6 Plus, Nintendo Switch, Galaxy S8, Nexus and other tablets. It supports devices be it smartphone or tablets with display size 4 to 13-inch. At the time of writing, it is only available in black.
4. Anker Portable Multi-Angle Stand for Tablets – FOLDABLE
The Anker Multi-Angle Stand is another foldable and portable tablet stand for tablets, e-readers and smartphones. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy / Tab, Google Nexus, HTC, LG, Nokia Lumia, OnePlus and More. Colour options include Silver or Black. Set your preferred viewing angle with a push of a button.
The MoKo stand is similar to that of Lamical, an all aluminum adjustable angle stand for smartphone or tablet for the desktop. The cradle holder supports iPad Pro 10.5/9.7/Mini, iPhone 8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus, iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8 and other tablets. Colour options include rose gold, silver, black, space grey and metallic red.
6. Tecboss Multi-Angle Portable Stand for Tablets – FOLDABLE
Portable and foldable stand for E-readers, tablets and smartphones. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy / Tab, Google Nexus, HTC, LG, Nokia Lumia, OnePlus and More. Supports devices with display at 4 to 10 inch size. Available in Silver or Black.
7. AmazonBasics Multi-Angle Portable Stand for Tablets – FOLDABLE
Similar to the Tecboss but smaller, the portable and foldable multi-angle stand is perfect for small tablets and devices up to 10-inch. Available in Silver or Black.
Stouch tablet stand has a 360° Rotatable tablet jaw that holds the tablet in place for easy switching between landscape or portrait mode. It also features a 180° tilt-able stand for best viewing angle. The Aluminum Alloy Desktop Holder supports Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro S, iPad Pro 10.5″ 9.7″ 12.9”, iPad Air, Surface Pro 4 and other Tablets.
For tablet stand that just gets the job done with minimal fuss, here are a couple of budget options:
AmazonBasics Adjustable Tablet Stand – FOLDABLE
for Smartphone, Tablet(6-8″), iPhone 8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus, iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, iPad 10.5, Nintendo Switch, Black