This stand is amazing. I use it for big and heavy text books which are uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time. I use it to hold my laptop and/ or IPad. All while sitting in different positions, even in a hammock. It adapts to all kinds of angles. It is well made, not heavy or clunky, the joint locking system works well. It is not made to be heavy duty so some care must be taken not to drop with a heavy book on it or something like that.