The iKlip Stand Sets The iPad in Front of Your Face No Matter What


As apparent through the company’s tagline “musicians first,” IK Multimedia generally makes stuff for musicians; but their new iKlip iPad stand should also fit a ton of scenarios that have absolutely nothing to do with music.

The stand combines a wide-stance, stable, metal-reinforced base with a tall neck that ends in a frame that an iPad slides into. There are two adjustable points, both of which lock: an elbow in the middle of the neck, and a ball pivot where the neck meets the iPad frame.

It’s a simple idea that creates an easy and quick method of placing an iPad’s screen in front of your eyes, and it seems as if there might be any number of instances where this thing would be helpful.

Sure, it’s a perfect fit on a cluttered desk, or for displaying sheet music above a synthesizer — but imagine also setting it on a nightstand and adjusting the screen to face downward toward the bed, or on the floor facing upward when no table space is available. You can even get it with a desk clamp to mount on the edge of a desk.

The iKlip is $70, works with the iPad 2 onward (and iPad Mini) and can be found at gadget and music stores.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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