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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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