Twelve South Does it Again with HoverBar for Mac and iPad 2


If you use a Mac and an iPad, then Twelve South’s new HoverBar is for you. It lets you use your iPad 2 an adjustable arm that floats iPad 2 next to an iMac or Apple display, allowing you to use iPad as a secondary, touchscreen computer.

[It] 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.


HoverBar has a black, heavy-gauge, adjustable steel arm that can be moved into position for viewing, swiping or tapping the iPad. It has a solid metal, silicone lined clamp that can be attached to any iMac or Apple display with an L-shaped stand. It also offers an easy on, easy off clamp that leaves no marks and is secured with the included allen wrench. The accessory is designed specifically for iPad 2 and works with the tablet in either vertical or horizontal orientation and can be tilted back and forth. It doesn’t even interfere with the use of a Smart Cover! Here’s a video of it in action.

The HoverBar is available now for $79.99 from the Twelve South website.

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Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.