Using your iPad alongside your desktop computer has its benefits. Personally, I’ve typed up essays on my computer while flipping through the notes I’ve taken on my iPad. Some may even opt to just use their iPad as a secondary display. However you use your iPad with your computer, it’s usually an uncomfortable affair. The height and angle of the iPad compared to my monitor never feels completely comfortable to look at over and over again. Luckily, the Hoverbar may be able to change that.
Twelve South, creators of the BookBook case for iPad and iPhone, have just released the Hoverbar, a mounting solution for the iPad 2. It is essentially a clamp, a 22-inch flexible arm, and a holder for your iPad. It attaches onto the L-shaped stand of your iMac or other Apple display. Don’t have either? You can still attach the Hoverbar to your desk, or anywhere else that’s an inch or less thick. Once mounted, your iPad can be displayed at any angle.
Some may argue that this is pointless, while some may think it’s genius. I would actually love to use something like this, solely because reaching out and doing something on my iPad while using my “real” computer seems futuristic. Plus, outside the workspace, mounting your iPad around the house is an added bonus.
Here’s a video of the Hoverbar in action:
The only thing I don’t like about the Hoverbar is it’s price. You can order the Hoverbar from Twelve South’s website for $79.99. That seems a little steep to me, but depending on how you use it, it could very well be worth it. How would you use the Hoverbar?