Being a sucker for fun and functional design, I jumped on the chance to review the Felix TwoHands II (US$24.99) tablet stand. Join me as I take a quick look at this useful device, and then enter to win a TwoHands II courtesy of Felix Brand and TUAW.
When in its "relaxed" mode, the lightweight (2.4 ounce, 68 gram) aluminum, plastic, and silicone TwoHands looks like a pair of very skinny arms ending in hands forming a heart shape. There are even "fingers" on the "hands" to top off the effect. On the end opposite of the "hands" are two "feet" that you squeeze with your hands to open the "arms" wide to caress your iPad. With the "arms" open, those "hands" take a firm grip on the sides of your iPad or iPad mini.
A spring in the bottom of the TwoHands makes sure that your tablet is gripped tightly, while a soft silicone covering keeps your iPad from being scratched. The same silicone material on the "feet" keeps the base of the TwoHands from sliding on a desk or tabletop, ensuring that your iPad remains in the upright and locked position as you watch video or read.
While the review TwoHands came in basic black plastic/silicone, potential owners can choose from a veritable rainbow of colors -- red, green, pink, blue, and white in addition to the black.
Felix notes that the TwoHands II works on any tablet or e-reader that is less than 10.5" wide and thinner than 3/8", meaning that it's perfect with any iPad or iPad mini.
This infinitely adjustable, easy-to-use, and humorously designed iPad stand is perfect for anyone with an iPad or iPad mini without a case who would like to be able to prop up that tablet. It's affordable enough for anyone (about $20 on Amazon), and would make a perfect stocking-stuffer for the upcoming holidays.
Lightweight, compact and easy to use
Adjustable to a variety of angles
Who is it for?
Everybody who doesn't already have a way to prop up a "naked" iPad
We'd give you the shirt off of our back, but we'd prefer to give you the hands, feet, and fingers of the TwoHands II.
Here are the rules for the giveaway:
Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
To enter, fill out the form below completely and click or tap the Submit button.
The entry must be made before November 15, 2013 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.
You may enter only once.
One winner will be selected and will receive a Felix TwoHands II tablet stand valued at $24.99