3.9 / 5.073 ReviewsDurability4.2 / 5Reliability4.1 / 5Performance3.7 / 5Ease Of Use3.8 / 5Value3.9 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (41)No (9)Durability2 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood enoughAnother purchase on the strength of a Sporty's advertisement. It's basically okay. Lots of slop with the iPad four-corner strap-ins. Like most all like items on the market, hook and loop straps wok as well as any. Would like more umph in the iPad strap areas. For the $, it's an average buy.July 9, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoI should have listened to other reviews!I have an iPad Pro 10.5" and as indicated in other reviewed the elastic straps which hold the iPad cover at least two soft keys when using Foreflight. In addition, one of the elastic straps covered the light sensor causing the iPad to dim to a point that I could not see the display. I would not recommend for anyone with an iPad Pro! Great concept, terrible design!June 25, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJune 17, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat Product and Good PriceThis iPad Mini kneeboard was just what I was looking for. Compact, durable, and able to be used for Portrait or Landscape viewing. Also allows tilting up of the iPad for visibility.
Does not have a clipboard for a pad of paper or notes, however, that can be remedied by tucking a pad in a pocketApril 24, 2018Purchased
3 months agoApril 19, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEasily Modified Into a High End KneeboardI really wanted a case where I could have access to a paper pad and the iPad, but I didn't want to spend $125 for it. I settled for this one, and with one medium size alligator clip was able to modify the kneeboard to beautifully accomplish my goal.
In order to do it, you need a folding iPad case with a lid. Rather than securing the ipad directly to the kneeboard, secure the lid to the kneeboard so the iPad is free to move. It works wonderfully.April 6, 2018Purchased
3 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use2 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesModifications needed to make it more practical for iPad 10.5Generally this kneeboard is very comfortable and pretty durable for the iPad in flight, but there is a major issue regarding the mounting of the iPad 10.5 in the unit using the elastic corner retainers. As the 10.5 has less of a bezel than the Mini or 9.7 and the screen fills more of the space on the iPad corner to corner, the elastic retainers on the kneeboard mount block app controls in the corners of the screen, which is an issue when using many aviation apps like ForeFlight. Additionally, there is no clipboard area to retain papers or notes when you’re not using the iPad. I am going to make a new iPad retainer for the kneeboard to Velcro in place using another case that won’t restrict the corners and provides a more rigid shell. Using the flap that covers the zippered compartment on the right, I am going to craft a clipboard overlay that I can flip over and place on top of the iPad when needed. Once I do this I may forward photos to the product design team at Sportys to see if any of these additions might be worth adapting in a later design.
I recommend it for earlier models of iPad and on durability for the cost, but not quite yet for the iPad 10.5App functions in corners blocked by elastic on 10.5 iPadMarch 13, 2018Purchased
5 months agoDurability2 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use3 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoToo Bulky for a center YokeI had hoped that this would be the way I would fly with my ipad on my knee. This kneeboard looks so promising. But alas, it fell short. The ipad sits very high on your knee because of all the pieces that are under the board with the straps that are designed to let you give it a bit of an angle on your knee. If you don't want the cover hanging off the side, you can fold it under as well but that just adds to the height. On top of that, the elastic that holds the ipad in place is not the best and gets in the way of the sleep button which I sometimes use on longer cross-countries.
I can look past the elastic issue but the bulk is just ridiculous. If I were flying a Cirrus with the side stick or even a plane with a center stick, this would probably not be an issue. However, I fly Pipers and Cessnas with center yokes and I've banged the ipad with the yoke on final in windy days way too many times. The only way I could prevent this kneeboard from getting in the way of my landings was to slide it around my leg 90 degrees so its on the side of my leg or just take it off at the first GUMPS check.March 6, 2018Durability2 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?Nohi. reviews & catalogue pix look good and the thing is pretty, but flimsy. i bought it for a 10.5 ipad. the separate slab that holds the ipad is connected by a very small piece of velcro to the part that goes around the leg. it wobbles. it's floppy. the tilt factor, although the idea is good, does not do the job because it is wobbly and floppy, and actually does not tilt toward the pilot enough. the pockets on the flap are so flat that nothing much but paper could fit in them. they are just extra baggage imho. i returned it, although i was sorry that it did not do what i expected.March 5, 2018Purchased
4 months agoDurability3 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use1 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNot a good option for iPad ProWhen using this with an iPad Pro 10" the elastic bands cover part of the screen and you can't get to some of the buttons in Garmin Pilot. I don't use Foreflight so don't know if it is in issue with Foreflight too.March 5, 2018
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Browse 27 questions Browse 27 questions and 32 answersWhat size iPad with this accommodate?BEST ANSWER: There are two options - one for the iPad Mini size (1-4), and one for iPad Air 1-2/iPad Pro 9.7".Will this secure the iPad during aerobatics? I'm looking for a sturdy iPad kneeboard that isn't bulky, will hold things in place during aerobatics, and won't pop off when my g-suit inflates.BEST ANSWER: I have this knee-board and I love it! But ... I would not trust it in aerobatics. The Velcro just holds the bottom of the iPad in place to keep it from sliding around during normal operations. After having this for a week, I am certain your iPad would fly right off in high G situations.Will this case hold the IPad Pro 10.5"? There are two similar questions that appear to conflict.BEST ANSWER: Yes it will hold the 10.5 iPad.Is it possible to rotate this to wear on the left leg?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is possible to rotate this to use on the left leg.Is it can use for ipad 9.7 2018?BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is an option for the 9.7 iPad.How come the availability says “in-stock” on the product description page, but when I add it to my cart, it says it’s out of stock? Is this product actually available?BEST ANSWER: This product is currently out of stock. We expect to ship on June 15th.Will this product work with a Samsung tablet of the same size as the mini?BEST ANSWER: Yes it will fit the Samsung Tablet. The clips that hold the edges of the tablet are able to expand.I know it states what iPads it holds, but can it also fit older model iPads?BEST ANSWER: The biggest factor is the screen size. I just got my new knee-board a few days ago and love it. It has elastic straps that hold the iPad in place. So it is not like some hard case mounts that are ultra specific.
My iPad is a 9.7" screen, but is 11" exactly from corner to corner. If your iPad (or other tablet, for that matter) measures around that, you should be good to go with this knee-board. OH! And it is comfortable, too! My only wish is that they had another Velcro strap at the top, too, for extra hold when i have the knee-board flat, as in my aircraft I actually prefer NOT to prop it up.
Hope that helps.I see questions about the straps blocking the corners of the iPad. Is it possible to cut a slight notch and still keep the iPad secure to the knee board?BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend cutting any material out of the elastic strap because it may weaken the
tension strength or possibly cause it to become unraveled. If the strap obstructs viewing presentation that is in the corner of the ipad or tablet, you may want to try wrapping thread , string, or a narrow piece of tape around the elastic to make the strap more narrow. That would still preserve the strength of strap and possibly improve the view. Good luck.
BobWill it hold the iPad Pro 10.5" ?BEST ANSWER: This WILL fit the pro 10.5”. This will not fit the 12” pro.Will it work with the Apple Smart case?BEST ANSWER: The elastic straps that secure the iPad to the kneeboard have enough elasticity to stretch over the iPad while in a smart case. However, doing this will add bulk to an already less than slim case.Hi! I'd like to know what difference between this one and Flight Gear HP iPad Kneeboard ? Thank youFlight Gear HP iPad KneeboardBEST ANSWER: The Ipad kneeboard allows for the iPad to be shown in both portrait and landscape mode.Good morning. Do you sell your products to Spain?BEST ANSWER: Yes we ship worldwide.Will an iPad Mini, mounted in a Pivot protective case, fit in the corner elastic straps?BEST ANSWER: It should fit. If it does not you can return the kneeboard.It will not fit to 10.5 iPad pro?BEST ANSWER: Yes it will fit the 10.5.Does this come with the pouch included in picture 2/16 to hold a charger?BEST ANSWER: The pouch is an available option.Can you put your license in the front?BEST ANSWER: It does not have a place to put the your license in the front.Is there a Clipboard clip on top of front top of outside cover for holding paper?BEST ANSWER: There is not a clip on the top to hold papers.Does this have leg straps or does it simply sit on your leg?BEST ANSWER: The knee board has leg straps that attach around your leg with velco.my I-pad is 5.25 x 8. will this fit???BEST ANSWER: Probably. My i pad is the larger one. I believe they make a smaller version for your iPadDoes this kneeboard have a tilt function so you can elevate screen for a better view?BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. It tilts and rotates.Does it rotate from portrait to landscape, or is it Velcro?BEST ANSWER: It is velcro, so you can switch from one to the other quickly.What are the measurements of the knee board?BEST ANSWER: The Mini is 7"w x 9.5"h; the Air/Pro model is 8.5"w x 11"h.Will it fit an iPad it's an otter box on it?BEST ANSWER: No, an Otterbox is going to be just a little too thick.I am a helicopter pilot and want to use this on the left leg as I rest my right arm for the cyclic. Can I simply flip it "upside down" so I can use it on my left leg?BEST ANSWER: Yes you can - works very well in that position.Will this work with a UAG case? The thickness of it says 0.6 in.Which option /size would work for a Samsung - Galaxy Tab E - 9.6"?
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