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.