Octa Adds Sucking Whale Tail To Your iPad (Not A Joke)

Octa Adds Sucking Whale Tail To Your iPad (Not A Joke)

There are a few ways to make in iPad easier to hold, and it seems that these methods are getting weirder and weirder. The most obvious answer, employed by almost everyone, is to put the tablet into a case. It’s convenient, protective and — most importantly — it doesn’t change the basic shape of the iPad within.

Another way would be to stick a handle on the thing, making it hard to put into a bag, not to mention making the user — you, in other words — look stupid. And you don’t like to look stupid, do you?

A great example of this second school of thought is Octa’s Tablet Tail, a ridiculous concoction which puts a plastic whale tail on the back of the iPad. Seriously.

The, uh, stand/handle (standle?) consists of two parts. The first is a half-ball with a pump-action suction cup to stick to the iPad or any other smooth-surfaced gadget. The second is the tail itself, a flexible appendage that lets you prop the iPad up at any angle, or hold it easily in one hand.

The Lady likes the look of it — apart from the whole fake tail part — but makes a good point when she says that “girls usually moisturize their hands before manipulating their iPads in bed at night.” (she adds that if they don’t then they should, or they’ll get “horrible hands.”) This combination of unction and suction could prove slippery indeed.

Then again, I’m always moaning about just how hard it is to hold an iPad to take photos, so maybe I should try one out. And will you look at that — in the space of just short of 300 words, I have managed to convince myself to like this ridiculous thing. Good job, Octa!

  • Source Octa
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  • HerbalEd

    Why the whale tail may be a bit whimsical, I wouldn’t go so far as calling it “ridiculous.” The products seems quite functional, and that’s really all I need.  

  • popojijo4

    I got a chance to try this out at this past CES. It’s actually pretty neat. Ergonomic, feels nice in the hand and appears well built.

  • popojijo4

    I got a chance to try this out at this past CES. It’s actually pretty neat. Ergonomic, feels nice in the hand and appears well built.

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