1. 9001020's Avatar
    The Surface 3 kickstand has 3 positions in regular use. If you turn the unit upside down and rotate the screen accordingly, the kickstand can be used in 3 additional positions. Of course this will not accommodate the Type Cover but you can still use a USB or Bluetooth keyboard.
    05-22-2015 06:10 PM
  2. luv2skipow's Avatar
    Now that is what I call thinking outside the box!!!
    Love it!
    05-22-2015 08:44 PM
  3. jschu22's Avatar
    7 if you include the failsafe then, although using the first position with the unit upside down results in mind just falling flat.
    05-22-2015 09:42 PM
  4. web1b's Avatar
    Not really 6 positions because the lowest position, that might have been nice for typing with the on screen keyboard, can't support the weight of the screen.
    05-23-2015 12:02 AM
  5. 9001020's Avatar
    The lowest position does fall flat but you can place an object between the kickstand and screen to keep it from falling. At any rate there's at least five.
    05-23-2015 05:13 PM
  6. onlysublime's Avatar
    haha. I discovered this by mistake a few days ago when I was using it upside down without realizing it.
    05-24-2015 02:29 AM
  7. vaderag's Avatar
    Love it! The upside down last position is perfect for lap reading!
    05-24-2015 04:00 AM
  8. onysi's Avatar
    WHAT You didnt know is that there is actually another one. The portrait stand :)
    I've been a surface follower since the beginning and you can actually use it in portrait mode if you do a lot of reading and let it sit at an eye length table.
    Now if Microsoft can just redesign the stand to make it slightly chipped off, then it'll be perfect for eye view.
    05-24-2015 03:57 PM
  9. onysi's Avatar
    yup
    05-24-2015 04:42 PM
  10. Tsang Fai's Avatar
    WHAT You didnt know is that there is actually another one. The portrait stand :)
    I've been a surface follower since the beginning and you can actually use it in portrait mode if you do a lot of reading and let it sit at an eye length table.
    Now if Microsoft can just redesign the stand to make it slightly chipped off, then it'll be perfect for eye view.
    Exactly what I wanted to suggest.

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    This mode is great for me reading e-book/OneNote/Excel (for some very long worksheet). Agree that it would be great if it can stand in portrait mode at some angle (e.g. 70 degree to horizontal).

    As I know Microsoft has never advertised such portrait position. Perhaps they think this position looks dangerous - the tablet seems to fall off easily, but in fact it can stand quite firmly.
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    05-25-2015 03:16 AM
  11. seremify's Avatar
    Exactly what I wanted to suggest.

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    This mode is great for me reading e-book/OneNote/Excel (for some very long worksheet). Agree that it would be great if it can stand in portrait mode at some angle (e.g. 70 degree to horizontal).

    As I know Microsoft has never advertised such portrait position. Perhaps they think this position looks dangerous - the tablet seems to fall off easily, but in fact it can stand quite firmly.
    One thing though is whether there will be discolouration or some other damage to the tablet after prolonged use in that position since there isn't the softer section like there is on the kickstand.
    05-26-2015 12:15 AM
  12. mcm180's Avatar
    does anybody else's 2nd position starting to feel less stable than the others?
    05-30-2015 08:33 AM
  13. 9001020's Avatar
    Thanks for reminding me about the portrait position. I actually did use that position last week.
    05-31-2015 11:05 AM

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