You’d do pretty much anything for the people you love. So when those baby brown eyes look up at you and you know, deep down, that being able to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse could make it a special day…well, wouldn’t you install a HoverBar for that? Of course you would. HoverBar can provide anyone with an all-access pass to comfortably enjoy the apps and shows they love.Share
Ever wonder what the ultimate Mac “battle station” looks like? A recent review of several of our products on electronista can give you a pretty good idea. They took a BookArc, a HoverBar, a BackPack, and a HiRise for iMac…and came up with something pretty awesome. Check this out:
Here’s what they had to say about BookArc:
“The BookArc is a made out of a beautifully machined aluminum with a high-quality anodised aluminum finish that complements the MacBook Pro very well. Further, the rubberized inserts not only securely hold a MacBook Pro, they are also designed in a way that ensures that users will not be in position where the aluminum MacBook Pro could possibly rub against the BookArc. It has been thoughtfully designed and also looks great while also helping to declutter a workstation.”
“With our MacBook Pro safely cradled in the Twelve South BookArc, we raised the height of our Apple Thunderbolt display using the new Twelve South HiRise ($80). The HiRise is very easy to assemble and can do double duty by acting as a spot to store and hide an external hard drive, or personal items and other belongings. The display height can be adjusted according to the individual user’s requirements, although at the lower settings, it might only fit a pocket-sized mobile external hard drive. We had it set at the highest position and were able to hide our hard drive, further cleaning up our workstation. It also works just as well with iMacs.”
“The BackPack 2 ($35) is a tray that is designed to attach to the rear of a Thunderbolt or iMac aluminum stand. It can support weights up to 3.5 pounds meaning that is a great place to store an external hard drive, helping again to free up and unclutter your desk space. MacBook Air users will also be interested note that the BackPack 2 can also stowe their ultraportable notebook out of the way, behind their Thunderbolt displays. Users can also opt to fit the BackPack 2 to the front of their Thunderbolt display or iMac stand as a shelf to keep their smartphone or other items out of the way when not being used. Two BackPack 2s can also be purchased separately and fitted, one to the front and one to the back, without one interfering with the other.”
“Of all the accessories from Twelve South we have been using, this is perhaps the most fun to use. We had ours fitted so that the iPad sits suspended next to our Thunderbolt display on the side, putting in our natural line of sight. In the vertical position, it can show documents and other apps like the Pulse visual RSS reader very effectively. Easily rotated, users can then easily switch to having a video playing while you are working. The HoverBar is very well made and inspires us with a sense confidence that it will not, over time, start to weaken and lose its ability to hold an iPad firmly in position.”
If you’re ready to use all your Apple products at once in a clutter-free “ultimate battle station” setup, order today — Twelve South now offers Flat Rate Shipping to most international destinations, so you can order your battle station all at once…and pay only one flat shipping fee.Share
We are blushing. In a recent piece for Forbes titled “These Two Companies Increase Apple’s New Worth,” writer Ed Zitron makes the case that Twelve South, along with friendly competitor Mophie, are the only two premium Apple accessory makers worthy of buying from, calling us the “Chanel clutch and Burberry bracelet to your little black iDress.”
Here’s a peek at the post from Forbes.com:
“These companies lie as polar opposites with the same goal – Mophie creates a stream of new products each year, while Twelve South keeps predictably low-key and ponderous, creating only that which it thinks is absolutely necessary to bring to market.
This is well-evidenced in their latest releases – Twelve South’s reiterations of its BookBook series cry homage to the very leather tomes that the iPad and its ilk have metaphorically burned – the difference being that these real-leather cases actually protect and secure your iPad better than most cases. In the last year, Twelve South has only really released two or three new products, one in particular being the amazing PlugBug, a clip-on iPhone and iPad charger that fits perfectly on top of your Macbook charger to charge both an iPad and a Macbook Air at the same time. The HoverBar is a giant metal arm that juts out from your desk, your computer or anywhere that the clip fastens itself, grasping your iPad like an angry Sasquatch and throwing it in your face. With the churn of iDevice accessories in the market, Twelve South’s minimalism (and resulting quality) is a refreshing break from the norm.”Share
We are loving all the photos we get of neat uses for HoverBar. Nothing makes us happier than to learn that HoverBar makes *you* happier in your daily iPad use.
Nursing moms — or bottle-feeding moms, or Dads, or both — we don’t judge either way: How about a HoverBar for the chair where you spend most of your time?
We all know men and women who work the parenting night shift, when you’re both exhausted and starved for entertainment to keep you awake while your sweet new baby slumbers (or screams his or her head off) in your arms. With HoverBar, you can mount ready entertainment within arm’s reach and settle down in your comfy chair.
Here’s a peek at how one mom pulled it off:
Get your nursery-friendly HoverBar today. And go ahead, watch that hilarious Amy Poehler/Tina Fey Baby Mama movie you downloaded from iTunes. Play countless rounds of Words with Friends. It’s our little secret that you didn’t spend the whole time gazing lovingly at your little bundle of joy. We won’t tell a soul.
(Need we point out that Hoverbar makes a wonderful tech-friendly baby shower gift?)Share
We’re a lover of Top Ten lists, especially when our products are on them, as they were in Advanced Photoshop magazine’s latest “10 Best iPad Accessories” list. That’s right: There’s our HoverBar coming in at #4. A very prestigious honor for us in the UK!
Here’s how we looked in print:
Get your own HoverBar here, whether you are advanced at Photoshop or just want to be advanced at most things. Like making good use of your iPad all the time.Share
HoverBar, HoverBar: How we love thee! If you’re like many people around the world who are enjoying the benefits of HoverBar up close and in person, you now can’t imagine being without that integral piece of hardware that makes your iPad, well, just so much more useful!
And now we’re happy to announce what we like to call “Awesome Use #4,352″ for HoverBar: Above your dentist’s chair! Special thanks to the dental practice of Costa + Williams for sharing!
Need a little dental distraction? Send your own favorite dentist a link to our HoverBar — and his or her future patients will thank you!
Or, just buy them one here.Share
We’ve been found once again by the PC world! Well, actually, we’ve been found by PCWorld, the magazine. And that’s plenty OK since lots of iPad users read it when they’re not busy reading MacWorld.
In their words:
“Thanks to the HoverBar, a flexible arm with a clamp on one end and an iPad case on the other, you’ll never have to worry about your iPad going unused while you work on your computer. The HoverBar, which swivels 360 degrees, lets you clip your iPad to any iMac or Apple display and use it as a second screen.”
Like what you see? Your own iPad can be hovering in mere minutes from the time you open the box. Get your own HoverBar today!Share
The reviews are rolling in on our latest product, HoverBar, so we thought we’d share one with you. It’s from iPad Insight, where the reviewer purchased his own HoverBar within hours of its release, and was one of the first critics to see one in person.
Here’s the scoop:
“HoverBar is an adjustable arm for the iPad 2 – that serves to ‘float’ the iPad 2 next to an iMac or PC display. It’s a simple, great idea – and one that is executed with typical excellence by the clever team at Twelve South.
The HoverBar is thankfully very easy to setup. I’ve tried out a few similar coil arms for the iPad and found them all cumbersome to deal with – this one was quick and painless. There are only three main pieces to it – the HoverBar arm, the iPad display clip with collar, and a two-way mounting clamp., and then an Allen key and a few little bits.
The hardest part was finding just the right place to position it on the desktop – as I don’t use an iMac. I also don’t use a stand to raise my MacBook Pro up at all (though I may soon grab one) – so I needed to find a good position and a good height for the HoverBar, as my MBP sits flat on the desk. Within about 15 minutes I had tried out a few positions and found one that I’m quite happy with.”
Here’s what his setup looks like now:
More thoughts on HoverBar:
“I spent some time using the HoverBar last night and today the iPad 2 has rarely been out of it. Here are some of the things I like best about it:
– It’s very easy – and quick – to get the iPad 2 into it and out of it, and the iPad 2 feels completely secure while in it.
– It’s also simple to turn the iPad 2 from portrait to landscape mode and back again as often as desired while it’s in the HoverBar – and to adjust the angle the iPad is held at.
– The coil arm is immensely flexible – so you can literally bend it to your will in terms of finding the most comfortable position for the iPad 2.
– Because it’s so easy to move around and mount in different spots this is a very versatile accessory. It works very nicely for me even with my low-slung MacBook Pro – but I can also see it working well in the kitchen or living room. Oh, and I just love the idea of using it at times with a wireless keyboard to setup a pure iPad workstation.
As for complaints about the HoverBar, I really don’t have any. It’s easy to use, does what it says on the box and a whole lot more, and is already a very fine companion for my iPad 2. I had high expectations for it – and I’m happy to say they’ve been met and exceeded.”Share
Meet HoverBar. Connecting your iPad 2 and Mac to create the ultimate Apple Workstation.
Charleston, SC, February 7, 2012 – Twelve South has unveiled HoverBar, an adjustable arm that floats iPad 2 next to an iMac or Apple display, allowing you to use iPad as a secondary, touchscreen computer. Made exclusively for Mac, HoverBar combines Mac and iPad to create one powerful, desktop workstation. HoverBar can also be used separately to create a compact iPad workstation or an install-free kitchen mount for iPad. HoverBar is available now for $79.99. Get more info and images at twelvesouth.com.
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.
Andrew Green, Creative Director of Twelve South said, “HoverBar was actually inspired by the multi-screen computers in the movie “Minority Report.” Then came the iPad, and we found that working with an integrated Mac and iPad setup is more than just multi-tasking – it’s multi-computing. But it wasn’t enough to have the iPad nearby. We wanted the screens aligned, even touching. HoverBar is the glue that turned our vision of the ultimate Apple workstation into reality. And it’s just so cool!”
This flexible accessory can also be used on its own. Because HoverBar has a two-way mounting clamp, it can be connected to any surface up to one inch thick, like a desk, table or kitchen cabinet. Attach HoverBar to a kitchen cabinet or counter without screws or permanent installation and follow a recipe or cooking video while preparing dinner. Use HoverBar to create a compact, dorm room workstation. Use HoverBar to interact with your favorite DJ or music apps. Create a steering wheel for racing apps. The possibilities are endless with an iPad in a HoverBar.Share