HoverBar 3 for iPad

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Flexible arm bends the rules for using iPad.

  • Designed for: iPad Pro (9.7-inch) iMac & Cinema Display iPad iPad mini iPad Air iPad Air 2

HoverBar 3 is a flexible arm that attaches to any ledge in your office, kitchen, bedroom or anywhere you use your iPad, allowing you to enjoy your iPad hands-free in ways you never imagined. At home, HoverBar 3 holds iPad so you can follow a recipe. At work, use HoverBar alongside your Mac to keep an eye on your calendar, stock feed or for hands-free FaceTime collaboration. HoverBar 3 securely clips to any edge (up to 1 inch thick) and includes 3 iPad Fit Clips to hold iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air (1/2), iPad mini (1/2/3) and iPad (2nd-4th generation). HoverBar 3 also includes a handy display stand to use when your iPad is away from HoverBar.

Already have a HoverBar? You can get new clips to fit your iPad Air or iPad mini here.

Introduce iPad to the rest of your world.

HoverBar 3 provides a ton of new ways to make the most of your beloved iPad. Attach the flexible arm to a table, grab a Bluetooth keyboard and you have a mini work station. Clamp HoverBar to your desk or even your Apple Display to float iPad next to your Mac as a second screen. Mount this flexible arm in the garage to follow DIY videos. Your kids can use it as a DJ stand or a fixed wheel for racing games. Half the fun of HoverBar 3 is discovering creative new ways to use and interact with your iPad. With 3 interchangeable iPad Fit Clips, HoverBar works with the whole family’s collection of iPads, too.

Make it your Mac’s wingman.

Impress friends and officemates with a multi-screen, futuristic, straight-out-of-a-movie desktop setup. Connect HoverBar 3 to your 27-inch Mac or Apple Display to create an inspired workstation that lets you use your iPad as a secondary touchscreen computer (one of our favorite apps for doing this is Duet Display). You can hover your iPad above or beside your Mac for eye-level FaceTime video chats, or use it to monitor your Twitter feed, stocks, weather or other favorite apps. You'll quickly find that HoverBar turns your Mac + iPad combo into an incredibly powerful pair.

The perfect kitchen companion. 

HoverBar 3 is a tasty kitchen accessory that attaches to countertops or cabinets with a simple clamp that leaves no marks (or screw holes) when removed. Attach your iPad to HoverBar 3 and pop open your favorite cooking app, watch a how-to video or stream the latest episode of Kitchen Nightmares while your sauce simmers. Best of all, your iPad is elevated above the kitchen counter, safely away from any spills, splatters or other kitchen disasters.

Multiple iPads. One HoverBar.

HoverBar 3 includes three iPad Fit Clips for most iPads. One HoverBar attached to a hotel meeting room podium works for anyone presenting with an iPad, regardless of which iPad they have. (Hear that, Hilton?) Presenters with different iPads simply switch out the clip for the one they need, snap it onto HoverBar, and flex the arm into the ideal position. It’s that easy. HoverBar is perfect for conference rooms, shared workspaces, college classrooms, airplane cockpits and anyplace else different iPads arrive and depart.

You’ll get a kick out of this. 

Wondering what to do with your other iPad clips when not connected to your main HoverBar arm? HoverBar 3 includes a handy kickstand that snaps onto your iPad clip and makes a nifty little hands-free tabletop display. Use it on your iPad mini when Dad is using his iPad Air on the main HoverBar arm. Then when he's done and HoverBar is available, disconnect the Sidekick and snap your iPad back on HoverBar. Three clips, two stands and one very flexible and convenient HoverBar 3... for all of your iPads.

“Every now and then a product comes along that’s so crazy, yet so stunningly simple, that it becomes an instant classic.”

Ben Harvell, Macworld

“I have to say that within a very short time, I came to rely on it.”

Ben Lovejoy, 9to5 Mac

HoverBar 3 Specs

Maximum thickness of two-way clamp

1 inch (25.4 mm)

Length of HoverBar arm

22 inches (559 mm)

iPad Compatibility

iPad Pro (9.7-inch)
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad mini 3
iPad mini 2
iPad mini
iPad (2nd-4th gen.)

What’s in the box

iPad clip (2nd, 3rd, 4th gen.)
iPad Air clip
iPad mini clip
Silicone pad
iPad clip connector
HoverBar arm
Two-way mounting clamp
Cable manager clips
Allen wrench

Owner's Manual



HoverBar 3 FAQs

I already have a HoverBar, but now have an iPad Air/iPad mini. Can I buy the iPad clip separately to add compatibility?

Yes. Clips for iPad mini and iPad Air are now available (must have HoverBar for iPad). Click here to order.

How to install your HoverBar for iPad [VIDEO]

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.

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.

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.

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.

Does HoverBar work with the 21.5" iMac (late 2012-present)?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I use HoverBar and my iPad to create a secondary monitor?

Absolutely! Our favorite dual-screen app at Twelve South is Duet Display. Learn more here.

Can I use HoverBar with my first generation iPad?

No, unfortunately HoverBar is not compatible with the first-generation iPad.

Have more questions about HoverBar?

Check out our full list of FAQ's here!