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.