Review of Origami Case and how it stacks with iPhone 6+

It Started When I Noticed That My Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Collects The Dust

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My Apple bluetooth wireless keyboard was laying around the house and collecting the dust without too much use on it. When I recieved it as a present, it was used as a part of my desktop docking station for my MacBook Air in clamshell mode, and it served its purpose admirably. However, ever since I moved to USA and started working from home, I didn’t have an in-depth home setup where I would get the best use out of it.

How Origami case turned my iPhone 6+ into a writing powerhouse

Then I’ve bought iPhone 6+ and I thought how the Origami case would be a great stand for iPhone 6+, so I ordered one from Amazon. But I was in for the surprise…

When it arrived I was kinda disappointed, as I didn’t anticipate that it was created for the iPad; I thought it was a generic stand. However I didn’t let that deter me and I put my iPhone horizontally on it and tried to use it. The problem I found was that in horizontal mode, part of the screen was hidden behind the keyboard.

I’ve found that if you really want to write in a horizontal mode, if you find something to support the iPhone you could get away with a reasonable writing experience. Not the best one, but good enough. Which in case of an iPhone 6+ is something you can hope for.

If you place your iPhone vertically, you won’t have any screen problems. This review has been written in this position. I was holding the keyboard in my lap, and it was behaving remarkably well. Therefore I’ve decided to keep it, despite my disappointment that it was origianlly designed for a different gadget. My iPad already has a logitech ultrathin keyboard attached to it, and having an origami for iPad feels a bit redundant.

The design of the origami, albeit not perfect,  is incredibly practical. When the case isn’t in use, it serves as a great protector of your keyboard. When you are ready, it is neatly expanded into a stand.

Pros

Origami offers you a mobile workstation and lets you put your Apple wireless keyboard to good use instead of collecting dust like mine! It also gives you a peace of mind when you carry around your Apple keyboard. And believe me, having a decent case for your Apple gadget is not that bad of a deal. My keyboard took quite the beating, so having a protective layer for it doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

Cons

This product has been designed for iPads up until the iPad 4, which means that they kinda overlooked the modern devices such as iPad Air (2) and iPhone 6+, which could utilize more out of this great stand. I also feel that its price is a little bit steep, like all Apple related products.

Conclusion

I am pretty happy with my purchase, and I feel happy that I can pack the case-protected keyboard on the days when I don’t know will I write or not, without having to lug around my iPad. Despite the lightweight factor, often I feel it’s pointless to carry arround my iPad when I am not certain that I will be using it. So in those instances Origami case is a perfect compromise. In fact, if it wasn’t for the home use, I believe I would keep my origami case, and keyboard within it, always in my car, so I know that I will be able to write without comrpomises.

Origami offers great added value, and it helped me get more out of my iPhone 6+. If you want to have a very agile mobile writing setup, this case will be a good companion to your mobile writing workflow.