Review: Parblo PR112 and PR110 tablet stands

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Parblo has generously sent over some new stands they just released. Parblo, in case you don’t know, is a company that makes drawing tablets and pen displays (a few of which I’ve reviewed before).

The Parblo PR110, PR112 and PR113 are new stands made for tablets, pen displays and laptops.


This is the small PR112 designed for tablets sizes 10 to 13-inches. This is priced at US$29.99.

The weight is 450g.


On the side for the tablet to rest on is a fabric hardback. The other model without the fabric support is the PR113 which is US$24.99.


The feet has 4 different angles to choose from.


The fabric support can be folded to prop up the tablet even higher.


The metal frame is solid and the stand doesn’t wobble in anyway when deployed.


I won’t recommend drawing on the fabric support because that only supports the lower part of the tablet.


There’s one downside for the PR112. When you fold the fabric support, or you need to deploy the metal feet, you will have to lift the edge of the fabric support and with usage, the edge will open up. Mine has already opened up before it was even used.

Parblo should have used stitching instead of glue for the edges.

So you may want to get the PR113 which doesn’t have that fabric support. There are rubber support but there are still areas with metal so if you’re using your tablet without a case, you may knock or scratch your tablet against the metal. But if you’re using a case, it doesn’t really matter whether there’s the fabric support or not.

Weight of the PR113 is 320g.


The Parblo PR110 stand is designed for tablets and laptops sizes 10 – 16 inches.

There’s no mention of how heavy this stand is on Parblo’s website. To me, it feels as heavy as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro so the stand is probably around 700g.


Deploying the stand is via pushing the two feet from the “locking” metal plate into the two holes from the main adjustable metal plate.


There are four angles for deployment.

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It can prop up a laptop quite high but this is not comfortable for typing.


When the two metal plates are attached, the setup is very firm.

However if you lift up the stand, the two plates may detach. This can be a problem if you need to move your stand and tablet/laptop around often. I do move my stand and tablet around often so I find it inconvenient if the two plates detach. The workaround is to make sure you hold and prevent the two plates from moving before you move the stand and tablet. It’s probably something that can be gotten used to quickly.


One of the rubber support on the stand came off. It seem like there wasn’t enough glue to hold the rubber piece to the metal. This can be fixed easily by applying some glue. Just make sure you don’t lose the rubber piece when it drops. I’ve had laptop stands where the rubber feet would drop and get lost without me realising and it’s difficult to find replacements.

These new stands from Parblo are sturdy with solid build quality. However there are minor issues as mentioned above although they aren’t really deal breakers.


If you want a better stand, consider the Parblo PR100 instead which cost US$45.99 but cheaper on Amazon. It’s easy to deploy the stand at different angles, and you get more angles, and there are not issues with rubber pieces detaching. The Parblo PR100 can be used with any tablet, pen display or laptops from 6 to 16 inches because the support is one piece without holes.

The Parblo PR100 is so good I bought two.

Availability

You can find all these stands on Amazon at prices lower compared to official retail prices.

Visit Parblo if you want to see the full specs for these stands.

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