Hoverbar 3 Stories September 25, 2015

Twelve South HoverBar 3 adjustable arm stand for iPad $60 shipped (Reg. $100)

Twelve South via Amazon is offering its HoverBar 3 adjustable arm for iPad for $59.99 shipped (matched at Rakuten and Twelve South just recently dropped the price on its official site in the past few weeks). On top of how rare it is to see 40% discounts on Twelve South accessories, today’s deal is $40 under the regular $100 price tag and the best listing we can find.

Perfect for in the kitchen or anywhere you need to go hands-free with your iPad, the HoverBar 3 clamps to “almost any” surface up to to 1-inch thick, includes an extra kickstand for desktop viewing and can clamp to your iMac for second screen set-ups. You can get the complete details in our review. While the HoverBar 3 has received mildly mixed reviews, nearly 50% of them left a 5/5 star rating.

Note: Twelve South’s site says it “includes 3 iPad Fit Clips to hold iPad (2nd-4th generation), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, and iPad mini 2”, where as Amazon’s listing says it “includes 3 iPad Fit Clips to hold iPad (2nd-4th generation), iPad Air, and iPad mini models.” While it is hard to imagine Twelve South shipping them differently from its Amazon store, keep this in mind while purchasing.

If the Twelve South is still overkill for you at $60, there are a number of others close to $20 Prime shipped over on Amazon like the highly rated Aukey options for less than half the price.

Hoverbar 3 Stories May 6, 2015

expiredTwelve South rare sitewide discount: HiRise Deluxe iPhone/iPad stand $53, BookBook iPad case $70, more

Twelve South makes some of the most unique and high-quality iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories on the market. But premium design and materials don’t come cheap. Twelve South rarely runs any promos, while most of its products sell at full msrp on Amazon. Through May 10th (Mother’s Day), Twelve South is discount its entire lineup by 12% with coupon code LOVEMOM.

Using this discount drops the HiRise Deluxe iPhone/iPad stand down to $52.79 with free ground shipping. It regularly sells for $59.99 but did see a one-time $10 discount a few months back. It features one-handed use, includes a MFi Lightning cable and is able to accommodate iPhones and iPads with cases.

Drop down to the original HiRise dock for $30.79 (Reg. $35) after applying the coupon code. It was our pick for the best iPhone 6/Plus dock and is what my iPhone sits in every day.

Sadly, the new HiRise Apple Watch stand is not included in this promo because it’s not yet available for order. Of course, you could just make one out of LEGO to hold you over.

More notable deals include:

Hoverbar 3 Stories March 16, 2015

Position your iPad as a secondary monitor or anywhere else w/ Twelve South HoverBar 3: $75 shipped (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the Twelve South HoverBar 3 for $74.99 with free shipping, which is 25% below its regular price and the best deal we’ve ever seen.

Features include:

  • HoverBar clamps almost anywhere for adjustable hands-free use of your iPad
  • Heavy duty yet delicate clamp secures to any surface up to 1-inch thick 
  • Creates a hands-free kitchen mount or desktop workstation with no install required
  • Includes extra kickstand that creates a handy tabletop display
  • Includes Fit Clips for iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad (2nd – 4th generation)

Combo it with Duet for iOS and you’ll have a killer dual monitor setup.

Our conclusion after reviewing the Hoverbar 3:

For most people, it’s kind of a luxury item. It’s not that difficult to use an existing or cheaper stand to position the iPad roughly where you want it on a desk or kitchen worktop, and not too great a hardship to hold it while watching movies or reading books in bed.

But I have to say that within a very short time, I came to rely on it. The ability to place the iPad exactly where you want it, and to indulge in the sheer laziness of having it hover above the pillow in bed, is very appealing.

My only minor gripe is that the hex-nut system for applying the clamp means it’s not an instant job to move it from one place to the other. It’s not difficult, but some kind of flip-handle clamp would be great. But if you mostly expect to use it on one place, and just need to push it out of the way the rest of the time, leaving the clamp in place, it’s highly recommended.

Twelve South makes really great accessories for Apple products, but if you’re looking to save even more money then you could go with this similar iPad mount from Taotronics for $35.99.

Powered by WordPress.com VIP