The iZel is a small, portable digital device holder (stand) that allows you to easily watch video content in comfort while on a plane, train etc. All you need is a surface to put the iZel on. In the video I test it out with a variety of devices: Zunes, smartphones, an iPod Touch, etc. When I travel, I like to load up my Zune with a movie or two, but I end up holding it in my hand to watch it - not very ideal. The iZel offers a solution to that problem, although depending on the screen size of your device, and how good your eyesight is, watching a video at tray-table height might be difficult. The iZel is made of very durable materials, so it should last a very long time, making it worth the price tag in my opinion (though not everyone agrees). I'll likely be travelling by plane in September, so I'll get a chance to use it in a real-world situation. In the meantime, I'm going to use it as a holder for my cellphone-du-jour, the Samsung Jack. The iZel can be purchased for $24.95 from Amazon.com. [Affiliate]
This looks great! I plan on using it for my 80GB Zune as well as my 16GB 3G iPhone!! I would tell the nay-sayers above me on this thread... It looks very stable and remember, you get what you pay for. (Unless of course, I win one for free.)
That looks awesome and would serve my iPhone quite nicely. Great demo and explanation Jason. Seems that some people prefer to put price over all other factors when making purchases. This as you said is excellent for travel. One could even just put it in a pocket until needed. I think I need two of them.
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I now have one. It is very nice. However, there is insufficient room below the cradled device when in portrait (i.e. stood up in the stand) to get a power cable in - the plugs are just too big. I have just tried a USB cable with an angled plug (from http://www.angledcables.com) and that if better bit it still needs me to perch my device on top of the support hooks rather than safely down inside them.
So, great for unpowered use. Not so great as a desktop cradle next to your PC.