Arkon, makers of some very solid iPad accessories previously reviewed here are back with a broadly expanded line of mounts covering just about any setting in which you’d want to use your favorite iOS device.
The first offering is the Desk and Table Mount, compatible with both the iPad and iPad 2. The universal mount adheres to your desk with a surprisingly effective suction cup like device; place the mount on a flat clean surface, toggle the activation lever, and you’re done. If you’d like to move the mount merely lift the activation lever to release the mount and start anew. The mount holds your iPad securely in place with soft rubber lined fingers and can rotate 360 degrees for use in portrait or landscape mode. The articulation arm is also adjustable, allowing for a variety of positions and uses.
The next accessory for review is the 10″ Heavy Duty C-Clamp. The device is as utilitarian as it’s name implies; the 10″ adjustable aluminum arm uses a C-clamp to affix to whatever will fit inside the clamp- tables, desks, or whatever flat surface tickles your fancy. The Heavy Duty C-Clamp uses the same tablet cradle as the Desk and Table Mount allowing for 360 degree positioning. Two lockable articulation points on the aluminum arm further expand the possible configurations of the mount.
Both mounts were reviewed with an iPad 2 but are compatible with any 7-12 inch tablet (with or without case). We were particularly impressed with the Desk and Table Mount; the accessory was easily removed and repositioned on our desk, kitchen counter (we are huge fans of the iPad’s culinary apps), and bedside table. The aluminum construction of the C-clamp mount is very sturdy and would lend itself to a number of professional uses. While not glamorous or flashy, Arkon’s line of mounts provide a great mix of utility and practicality. Whether you need your iPad mounted for work, play, or hobby you can’t go wrong with these mounts.