Turn Your iMac Into A One-Armed Productivity Monster With Twelve South’s HoverBar iPad Stand

Turn Your iMac Into A One-Armed Productivity Monster With Twelve South’s HoverBar iPad Stand

Twelve South is known for making great products that don’t just look really cool, but serve higher functions without losing focus on maintaining simplicity. They’re one of the best Apple accessory makers on the planet, and their latest accessory is just another example of why the company is so successful. Meet the HoverBar. It’s an adjustable arm iPad stand that attaches to an iMac or Apple display allowing users to setup their iPad as a secondary touchscreen computer.

Simply connect the HoverBar to your iMac, snap your iPad 2 into the secure clip, and you have quickly transformed your desk into a multi-screened workstation. While I think it looks a little bit funny to have a small screen iPad next to a 27’ iMac, having quick access to information on two screens will likely boost many users’ productivity. Another great use of the HoverBar would be to utilize the iPad stand in the kitchen. Users could browse for detectable new recipes on Pinterest with their iPad 2, and then quickly set off to making dishes in the kitchen by keeping an eye on their iPad 2 by attaching the HoverBar on any surface up to one inch thick.

Available now for $79.99, the HoverBar is made of black heavy gauge steel that adjusts to provide ideal viewing in any circumstance. Andrew Green, Creative Director of Twelve South said, “HoverBar was actually inspired by the multi-screen computers in the movie Minority Report. Even though Tom Cruise didn’t have to actually touch any screens in Minority Report, the iPad 2 is the closest technology to the crazy stuff seen in the movie, and the HoverBar definitely takes the iPad 2’s versatility to the next level.

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  • prof_peabody

    Ugly? yes.  
    Awkward? yes.

    Productivity increase? 
    … probably about 0.001%

  • FriarNurgle

    Neat idea but 80 bucks is a bit steep. 

  • Buster

    i think its best use would be in the kitchen where you only need an iPad….even then, i doubt whether it’s worth $80

  • sam

    people still have iPad 1′s aswell idiots

  • Srose428

    I love this product, but 80$ is too much in today’s world when I can buy a 19″ LED for 100$…  

  • ErinsDad

    The Minority Report reference is cool, but I looked at this and all I could do was giggle and see Johnny Knoxville’s head popping up as in Men In Black 2.

  • Jordan Clay

    Completely off topic,  but How come I can only post via Disqus from my iPad/iPhone and not via FB or Twitter?

  • Buster

    no idea

  • ADimensionOfMind

    Cool I need 6 or 7 iPads stat to surround me with touch-screen awesomeness …oh wait it costs how much? BWAH HA HA HA HA : D

  • Ronald Stepp

    Do they make an adaptor that lets me clamp it to my bedside light?  it’s one of those tree poles with separate aimed lights up and down it.

  • mike_key

    I’m sad, I like Twelve South, but this product really feels….. poor. And not on par with some of their others. 

    On another note, the reason for removal of the video is all too funny.

  • Al

    Wow, I think this looks pretty good!

    BTW a working video can be found here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • blazzingsaddle

    Primesense has actually made the “minority report” interface.  They pioneered the xbox kinect interface and have shrunk the technology making it inevitable for internal tv intergration – which they are currently working with manufacturers now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • Geoff Lilienfeld

    I have my iMac hooked up to a 55″ monitor so this would truly look ridiculous!  And yes, it is quite a waste of a 27″ iMac.  That being said I increase my productivity by pre-scheduling happy birthday posts on facebook :) http://birthdayfb.com

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