Originally launched as a Kickstarter project, the Flote
iPad stand aims to take you handsfree when browsing, watching, or chatting. Flote isn’t another small desktop style-stand; its heavy, weighted base keeps it firmly in place on the floor, while its
adjustable arm lets you place your iPad anywhere from four to seven feet off the ground.
It also features 3+ degrees of freedom for perfectly positioning your iPad (more on that number in a minute). The Flote m2 provides a unique and stylishly adept solution to handsfree iPad use.
The key to the Flote’s utility is its universal grip. A simple thumb slider on the back lets you open the spring-loaded four-fingered “cradle,” which then clamps down to hold your iPad, iPad mini,
or other tablet device securely. The cradle has rubber pads inside to keep your iPad firmly in place, and once inside, the Flote’s ingenious series of hinges, joints, and counterweights provide a
stable hold virtually anywhere. The swivels and pivots provide almost an entire sphere of positioning options, whether you need the iPad pointing toward the sky, down at the floor, or anywhere in
The easiest way to visualize this is really to see it in action:
There are really four main components of the Flote m2. The base features a vertical pole that can swivel…