There are many cases that we can hold our iPad with while we are using it. From the ideal Magic Keyboard for the new iPad Pro with M1, which includes a keyboard and a trackpad, to the Smart Folio, which among some of its virtues allows us to place the iPad semi-inclined, ideal for drawing. Leaving these two standard workstations we find rather few options and it is exactly there highlights TwelveSouth’s latest proposal with its HoverBar Duo.
Design: quality, resistant and elegant
Although depending on how we want to place our iPad on the desk, this stand will be almost invisible, the truth is that its careful design is an important point in deciding on this or that stand. the The design of this HoverBar Duo is fine and exudes quality. Especially highlight the choice of materials, being almost all metal parts.
The construction of the whole piece is solid, especially the hinges on which we have to apply quite a force to move them. A value from a safety point of view that a strong pressure on the screen will not cause our iPad to retract from its position. It should be noted that the “Duo” part of the product name refers to the fact that we can either use the foot already assembled when removing the support from the box, or choose to assemble the system using the pliers. table included. Switching from one system to another requires the use of an Allen key (included), but it’s very simple.
Functionality: courageous and capable
One of the main points to judge when choosing a stand for the iPad is the strength it will need keep our precious and precious device in place. Something similar happens with the iPhone and, for example, an accessory for taking photos, but the reduced weight of the iPhone makes it less likely that we perceive the risk of a too fragile grip.
In the case of the HoverBar Duo, the TwelveSouth team has undoubtedly done their homework, as they present us with a product that gives you enough confidence to give you peace of mind with our iPad
The second point is the weight. The foot that will keep the iPad in place without it tipping is deliberately heavy. This weight allows us to tilt the iPad in many positions without fear that it could unbalance the whole. Another point concerns the rubber covers of the pads. Both at the junction between the arm and our iPad and at the base of the whole device, a material with a rubbery and soft texture ensures that We will not scratch the device or the table, and we will not slide the iPad and the business across the surface.
Twelve South HoverBar Duo for iPad / iPad Pro / Tablets | Adjustable arm with heavy base and surface mount for iPad stand
Finally, it is important to pay attention to the amount of movement that this accessory can offer us. Flexibility is key here, as this is an accessory designed precisely to allow us reach positions that something as simple as a hedge would not allow. In my testing, I managed to place my iPad in several interesting positions. Whether hanging off the bottom of a shelf in the kitchen or placed as a screen for the back seats of the car, the HoverBar Duo delivers (pun intended).
With a system that allows us to remove our iPad with a simple gesture, whether it has this shell or not, this accessory can be really useful on more than one occasion. An accessory that we will feel that we can trust our iPad to keep the exact position that suits us. Without a doubt, a proposal that, without being new, the TwelveSouth team offers us in all its glory.