by Tommy Ly
March 22, 2012
One of the problems facing iPad owners is how to place the tablet anywhere you may need it. Some cases work as a stand, but typically for landscape orientation only. Some stands support both orientations, but you need a table or desk to use them. The Bendi, a current Kickstarter project by Eric Mann, looks to stand tall where other stands fall short. The Bendi is an iPad stand that you can use anywhere (on the desk, in the car, in your favorite chair, etc.) while keeping your hands free from the device. It's composed of three pieces: a clamp or magnetic base, a 22-inch flexible arm, and a suction cup to hold your iPad. The clamp can attach to surfaces up to 2-inches thick. The Bendi is also compatible with 1/4-inch threaded accessories, such as tripods. So if you'd like, you can attach the Bendi to a tripod, or attach a camera to the Bendi. Let's take a look at the Bendi in action: With about three weeks left until funding, the Bendi has already surpassed its $5,000 goal. You can still make a pledge of $55 to get your very own Bendi. This looks promising to me, and being less expensive than Twelve South's Hoverbar is a definite plus. What are some ways you would use the Bendi?