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Review: Xpress Newton Stand
by Julie Strietelmeier
Last date revised: 01/27/99
Note: This product is no longer available.
The Xpress Newton Stand by Hi-Rizer is an
adjustable stand for any Newton model. This stand is just what
I needed to prop up my MP2K while using it at work. I seemed to always be searching around for a book
or something else to use as a prop. The Xpress is made of a light weight (6 oz.) alloy metal. The construction
is top quality. I didn't find any rough or sharp edges. The platform that the Newton rests on is padded. When
your Newton is in the stand, it will not touch any metal. On the bottom of the Xpress are 6 non-skid rubber
feet. These feet will keep the stand from sliding around on your desk while the Newton is in it.
The Xpress is an adjustable stand. It can be adjusted from its flat position all the
way up to 60 degrees. There
are actually 11 different positions counting the flat position. Adjusting the stand is easy. You just lift the platform
as high as you would like it, and the prop will slide into the appropriate notch.
Your Newton can be placed in landscape or portrait mode. Two padded stops hold the
Newton in place no
matter which position it is in.
In summary, the Xpress is a great stand for your Newton. It's light weight, and easy to
use. It's also very easy
to travel with because it can fold flat to fit in a briefcase or backpack. I couldn't find anything that I didn't like
about this stand. If I had to pick one thing that I would change to make it absolutely perfect, it would be a way
to fold the padded stops. This would allow the Xpress to be folded totally flat for travel.
Overall Rating: A
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