Satechi R1Foldable Aluminum Stand provides a perfect balance of sleek and sturdy

Satechi has introduced an updated, Apple-exclusive version of its R1 Aluminum Foldable Stand. It’s even better than the original, which is high praise indeed. 

Compatible with iPhones and iPads, the stand is designed to elevate devices to “create a workstation, whether at home or on-the-go,” according to the folks at Satechi. (Well, I can kinda see an iPad being used as a workstation; an iPhone not so much).

The R1’s adjustable and flexible hinges allow you to adjust an iOS or iPadOS device to different viewing angles depending on whether you’re working, gaming, sketching with an Apple Pencil, watching fitness videos on Fitness+, following a recipe, having online meetings, or streaming a movie.

It’s also great for using an iPad with the Sidecar feature introduced in macOS Catalina. Sidecar allows an iPad to be used as an extended display for Mac and a high-precision drawing tablet across supported Mac apps.

Whatever you’re using it for, the Aluminum Foldable Stand creates an ideal setup for easy viewing. And it easily folds up to store away or take with you.

The R1 boasts protective rubber grips, which means it can hold your iPad or iPhone security in place so you don’t have to worry about them slipping off and being dinged or scratched. Another nice touch is that the Aluminum Foldable Stand features a space gray aluminum finish to complement Apple devices. Finally, he foldable and compact design collapses, so it can be conveniently stowed in a briefcase, backpack, or purse.

The Satechi R1Foldable Aluminum Stand provides a perfect balance of sleek and sturdy. It’s available now for US$39.95 only on Apple.com.

Review overview


The Pros

  • Rugged
  • Reasonable priced
  • offers versatile viewing angles for an iPad

The Cons

  • None


10Unless you only use your iPad while holding it in your hands, the R1 stand gives you some flexible options. Plus, it's reasonable priced with a rugged build.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.