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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi and Ori iPad cases in all their poses (photos)

We get up-close and superflexible with Joby's multipurpose, funky iPad cases.

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Scott Stein
I started with CNET reviewing laptops in 2009. Now I explore wearable tech, VR/AR, tablets, gaming and future/emerging trends in our changing world. Other obsessions include magic, immersive theater, puzzles, board games, cooking, improv and the New York Jets. My background includes an MFA in theater which I apply to thinking about immersive experiences of the future.
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Joby Gorillamobile Ori for iPad

The $79 Gorillamobile Ori takes its inspiration from origami. Folded up, it's a regular folio-style iPad case.
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Joby Gorillamobile Ori for iPad

The Ori's panels are metal sheets with flexible joints and flip-down parts. Here it's in a semi-elevated lap-typing-friendly orientation.
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Joby Gorillamobile Ori for iPad

Here it's bent back in a kitchen-friendly "sous chef" mode, the rear panel clicking into the base.
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Joby Gorillamobile Ori for iPad

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Joby Gorillamobile Ori for iPad

In fully extended "popcorn and movie" mode, the Ori's a tall monitor-stand, perfect for videos or monitor-style display. The iPad can swivel a full 360 degrees for portrait/landscape views, too.
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Joby Gorillamobile Ori for iPad

Seen from the side.
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Joby Gorillamobile Ori for iPad

The monitor/stand mode, in portrait view.
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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad

The more affordable $49 Gorillamobile Yogi isn't a subway-friendly case, and it lacks a screen-protecting cover, but it's perfect as a superflexible stand. Or, for latching onto the back of your office cube.
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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad

The rear ball-jointed legs bend into an unlimited number of positions, much like its Gorillapod stand brethren.
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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad

Bent back into a reading-friendly mode.
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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad

Bent forward, for a picture-frame-style orientation.
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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad

The case works well flipped-over, too--the rubberized case and legs hold their positions on a table, like a tripod.
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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad

The twin segmented legs clip in either portrait or landscape orientations. It can be swapped without removing your iPad from the case.
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Joby Gorillamobile Yogi for iPad

Or, you can be ridiculous and wrap it around your arm to make the largest wristwatch in the world.

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