While there are cheaper tablet stands, they typically lack the features of this stand. This stand has grips and springs to keep a tablet connected to the stand. If you use a tablet as your invoicing and payment computer, there’s a good chance you transfer it between you and customers often or have to rotate it on a table. This is easily transferred to a customer or spun around on a table with out the tablet falling out of the holder. If you drop your tablet a single time and break the glass, you would have wished you spend a small amount of money for a better grip on your tablet. Also, don’t expect a customer to pay for repairs to your ipad mini if it gets dropped during the hand off. The customer is always right, even if they’re wrong.