Stu Crew / Journal

The Coburns

February 21st, 2014

Usually when I make a purchase I do plenty of research first, much to the annoyance of those around me. In a break with the norm I very quickly decided to purchase a product from the US that hadn’t been created yet. These are the Coburns by Fine Grain, my first non-radio kickstarter investment.

Put simply it’s two bits of wood with slots that hold up an iPad. The execution of the idea is impeccable. I chose the darker of the two colour options and I’m glad I did. The wood and it’s stain are beautiful and the tolerance the Coburns have been made to is astounding. They pinch the iPad snugly; firm enough to hold it in place while still able to move and adjust them without an excessive amount of force.

I always try to use the Coburns so that the home button is on the right. Otherwise the volume and hold buttons end up on the bottom edge and are impossible to use. One of the best features of the Coburns is their versatility. They can be slipped onto whichever side of the iPad you want so the amount of angles and orientations is almost infinite.

Attaching the two together makes a satisfying knock. The bond is strong enough that when using the felt strap, a surprise addition when they arrived, they hold together tight enough that you don’t need to worry about losing them.

If you’re looking for a versatile iPad stand that’s built to a high quality and is small enough to carry around without thinking about it, you’ve found it. These are two of the best pieces of kit you can buy for an iPad.