Interested in using your iPad 2 as a secondary monitor or touchscreen computer? There are various apps that let you do that, and now there’s some hardware, too. Twelve South has unveiled HoverBar, an adjustable arm that floats an iPad 2 next to an iMac or Apple display. The HoverBar can also be used separately to create a compact iPad workstation or an install-free kitchen mount for iPad.
HoverBar turns iPad into the ultimate sidecar for an iMac or Apple display, presenting more ways to use iPad more often. Connect HoverBar to your Mac, snap iPad 2 into the secure clip and you now have one powerful dual-computer work setup. Having iPad floating next to your Mac allows you to monitor your Twitter stream, stocks and local weather — or run FaceTime on your iPad while you email, edit a file, or cut a video on your Mac. There is no reason to leave iPad in your computer bag when you have a HoverBar. This accessory expands the way you use and interact with iPad 2.
HoverBar features a black, heavy-gauge, adjustable steel arm that lets users position iPad beside or above their Mac. Simply flex the HoverBar arm to find the ideal position for viewing, swiping or tapping iPad. HoverBar has a solid metal, silicone lined clamp that can be attached to any iMac or Apple display with an L-shaped stand. The easy on, easy off clamp leaves no marks and is secured with an included allen wrench. Designed specifically for iPad 2, the secure, ball-mounted iPad display clip can be rotated horizontally or vertically and can also be tilted back and forth. HoverBar does not interfere with the use of a Smart Cover.
With it’s two-way mounting clamp, the HoverBar can be connected to any surface up to one inch thick, regardless of proximity to your computer. Attach it to a kitchen cabinet or counter to follow a recipe or cooking video while preparing dinner.
Create a compact, dorm room workstation. Use it to interact with your favorite DJ or music apps. Create a steering wheel for racing apps. The uses are up to you.