I use this stand with the I-pad Retina in an Apple Smart cover. Works well in portrait or landscape. It's important to make sure it is FULLY opened to give the best stability. The lightning connector fits when in portrait mode (although another 1/4" in height would be nice to minimize the cable bend). The angle is good for table top and desk top use. I use it on a home entertainment stand (as a music server with my Hi-Fi) and the position/angle are good for accessing playback and music selection controls. Folds up nice for taking along when traveling with the I-pad. Seems well made and does what it should.