HoverBar for iPad
Frequently Asked Questions
How to install your HoverBar for iPad
Will you be making a HoverBar for iPad Air/iPad mini?
Yes we will. There's no timeline available yet, but be sure to click here to sign up for our iPad email list so we can send you updates as soon as we have them.
Why would I want to float my iPad next to my Mac?
HoverBar creates the ultimate Apple multi-computing workstation by floating iPad next to any iMac or Apple Display. While your Mac is running Mail, Pages or Keynote, your iPad can display a FaceTime chat, Twitter or your favorite live weather app.
Can I use HoverBar and my iPad to create a secondary monitor?
Does HoverBar work with the new iMac (released in November 2012)?
Yes and no. HoverBar works great with the new 27-inch iMac, and still makes a great sidekick to your Mac. The 21.5-inch iMac, however, is now much lighter than the previous generation, so we cannot recommend using HoverBar attached directly to the 21.5-inch iMac. The newest 21.5-inch iMac is so thin and light, the combination can become unstable. Instead, consider attaching HoverBar to the edge of your desk or a nearby shelf.
I use my MacBook Pro with a non-Apple display. Is there a way I can still use HoverBar?
Sure. Rather than attaching HoverBar to the back of your monitor, you can simply attach it to the edge of your desk and float iPad near your monitor or over your MacBook.
Is there any benefit to owning a HoverBar if I only have an iPad?
You bet. HoverBar makes an excellent stand alone display for iPad. Attach HoverBar to a table and pair an external keyboard and mouse and now you have a micro workstation. Used upright, your iPad can be used for interacting with DJ, piano and other music apps.
How does HoverBar work in the kitchen?
HoverBar is a super convenient kitchen accessory. It lets you position your iPad at eye-level, so you can follow your favorite recipe apps or stream a cooking video while you prepare dinner. More importantly, your iPad hovers above the counter, away from a wet, messy counter and out of your workspace.
HoverBar is easy to connect to your kitchen cabinets. All you have to do is choose a location and tighten a clamp. No drills or screws go into your cabinets.
Can I use HoverBar with my first generation iPad?
Yes, an iPad clip made just for the first generation iPad is now available. Click here for more information.
Will HoverBar work with my iPad Smart Cover?
HoverBar works with Apple's Smart Cover, but does not work with shells or cases that add bulk or material to the back of the iPad.
Is HoverBar hard to install?
No. To attach HoverBar to a Mac, table or cabinet, simply slide the clamp into position and tighten with the included allen wrench. To insert iPad into the secure clip, place the bottom corners of iPad into the frame, gently clip the top of the iPad into the frame to secure. Then you can position iPad wherever you want it. No drilling, no screws, no furniture damage and no commitment.
Will HoverBar leave marks on my Mac or furniture?
No, the heavy-duty metal clamp has thick silicone cushioning to make sure your Mac and furniture are safe from scratches.
Is the HoverBar arm omnidirectional, or does it have limited movement?
HoverBar has a strong arm that flexes in all directions. A ball tip holds the iPad clip, allowing you to swivel and tilt it, giving you additional viewing angles and options.
Where can I get that same Mac+iPad wallpaper on your site for my own HoverBar setup?
Choose the appropriate wallpaper size for your Mac below:
To install, select (but do not open) the file for your device and configuration (for example, if you have a 27" iMac with your iPad positioned to the right of the display, choose Display/iMac 27 right). Right click, scroll all the way down and select Set Desktop Picture.
For iPad, select the file for iPad and your configuration (in this example, it would be iPad right), and save the image to your photos. Tap the bottom left arrow, and select "Use as Wallpaper"
1 inch (25.4 mm)Maximum thickness of two-way clamp
22 inches (559 mm)Length of HoverBar arm
iPad (3rd gen.)
iPad (4th gen.)
3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)Weight
10.38 inches (263.7 mm)Height
11.25 inches (285.75 mm)Width
2.5 inches (63.5 mm)Depth
What's in the box?
iPad display clip with collar
Two-way mounting clamp
Cable manager clips