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Use your iPad hands free..with SpiderArm
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Use your iPad hands free..with SpiderArm

SpiderArmThe iPad is a great device for doing stuff around the house..cooking..in the workshop..even reading in bed but there is always a problem when you need to use your hands for something other than holding the iPad. That was until SpiderArm came on the scene.

The SpiderArm is a pretty simple contraption starting with three anodized aluminum arm sections:

  • baseArm, 45 degree joint 48 cm length (18.75-in)
  • midArm, 46 cm length (18.125-in)
  • shortArm, ball joint connection knob, 21 cm length (8.25-in)
  • plus two each adjustment knobs
  • A 3-way base that clamps to tables, desks, counter tops, etc.
  • A surface mount 2-way base with 360 ° radial adjustment (screws included)

You can assemble the arms in whatever configuration you want in order to place the iPad exactly where you want..to anchor the base arm you can use the clamp, the permanent mounting base or one of the three included plastic quick mounts. I tried mine out in the kitchen using the clamp to attach the base to a cabinet shelf..it worked like a charm putting the recipe at eye level while leaving my hands free.

SpiderArm in Kitchen

There are dozens of ways to use the SpiderArm around the office or home..this video shows a few..I’m sure you can think of more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jiG6PYTfEic

I found the SpiderArm to be really handy, well built and I had no concern for the safety of my iPad… You can order the SpiderArm online..the regular price is $79.99 but for a limited time only it is on sale for $49.99. It would make a great gift for a Mom who owns an iPad..Mother’s day is after all only six days away. The kit that ships works only on an iPad 2..if you have an Original or New iPad you must order a Secure Snap Case for the appropriate model for an extra $9.99.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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