Oh man. I wasn’t going to write anything about the Comfe Hands iPad grip(s), as they just look too awkward and bulky to carry just to fit to the iPad when you need them. But then I accidentally scrolled down the page and saw the image you now see above this post. It is titled simply “pointer” and it epitomizes everything I love about stock photography and catalog photography in general.
Look at it. I mean, look at it. With his over-curated goatee and pristine white helmet, our character is clearly on the lower promotional rungs of an architectural or engineering firm. But they say you should dress for the job you want, not the one you have, and with his shiny suit and even shinier tie this character is clearly aiming to be a glib close-up conjurer or the bouncer of a tacky “nite” club.
But the crowning glory of this photograph is the pose, somewhere between the fake-casual, pretending-to-be-at-work posture of a typical mail-order catalog shoot, and a scene out of an old Catholic religious painting. Look a at his right hand. Tell me its position isn’t inspired by Michelangelo’s Creation of Adam, up on the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel:
Hell, even the model’s stern but loving expression is one that could meet Adam’s serene but slightly nonplussed gaze quite perfectly:
Let’s take a look at the evidence. This fine model has been styled to be loving but stern. He sports a beard. He wears the construction helmet, so he has clearly been building something very, very big. He also looks tired, as if he has been working solidly for, say, six days.
The model is also clearly dressed in a suit too fancy for this work. He must be very important. And finally, he is carrying an iPad, which is pretty much just a large version of the iPhone, which as we know was often called the Jesus Phone soon after its creation.
I therefore posit that this is indeed God, and if the Comfe Hands is good enough for Him, it’s good enough for you or me. As for Comfe Hands themselves, they slip onto the iPad’s corners making it easy to grip, and tilt it up at a shallow angle when laid on a desk. The price? $50..