Choosing between the newly arrived Gorillamobile Ori and the Gorillamobile Yogi is a matter of lifestyle. Both Gorillamobiles are from Joby, the company that re-imagined mini tripods with trippy, twisty legs and colorful accents.
The Ori is a gray stand that doubles, when shut, as a case for carrying your iPad 2 securely. The tablet can be positioned horizontally or vertically and raised at any angle from a uniform surface. It is the more conventional stand of the two and should appeal to those who prefer order and stability.
The black Yogi, on the other hand, looks like a two-legged version of any number of Joby Gorillapods. Instead of holding a camera, the Yogi attaches to the back edge of your tablet in landscape or portrait mode. Then, it’s up to you how to adjust the legs: bend them to change the viewing angle; knot them to provide support away from a tabletop. You could hang your iPad from a rail for viewing a video or anchor it to your knee while reading. You could suspend your iPad from a tree limb to taunt squirrels with images of acorns. You could coil your iPad around your arm to record video while strolling through the park.