Have you ever needed an extra set of hands? If you are a small business owner then I’m sure there have been times when you needed one, or two, or a hundred extra hands. Well, I am looking at a product today that may be just what you’re looking for. I was contacted by a company named SnakeClamp Products and they make products which lend a helping hand. The folks over at SnakeClamp Products asked me to review one of their products and tell my readers my opinion on it. I chose to review their iPad & Tablet SnakeClamp. I’ll get to the review in a minute but here is a brief list of their other products.
- Camera SnakeClamp – Attach cameras, video cameras, and some webcams
- eReader SnakeClamp – Attach various sized eReaders
- iPad & Tablet SnakeClamp – Attach several different sized iPads and tablets
- Heavy Duty iPad & Tablet SnakeClamp – Suitable for commercial and industrial use
- Machine Guard SnakeClamp – Worker protection in workshops, industrial, and manufacturing
- Microphone SnakeClamp – Attach a microphone to various objects
- SmartPhone SnakeClamp – Generic clamp work with various smartphones
- Workholding SnakeClamp – Two different clamps to give you a helping hand
iPad & Tablet SnakeClamp
I always seem to have a need to prop up my iPad so I thought this would be the perfect option to review. I use the iPad in personal and business settings. Whenever I try a new recipe I use the iPad to display the recipe and at the office I use the iPad to add another screen so I can multi-task. It’s very helpful to have my email up on my iPad while I have my other work up on my desktop monitors.
When you choose your SnakeClamp product you have three choices to make:
- The attachment clamp
- The flexible or rigid arm
- The mounting base
I have an iPad 2 so I chose the iPad 2/3/4 Mount, the 18″ flexible goose neck arm, and the round base.
Now, SnakeClamp has several other options but I’ll be focusing on the ones above for this review. The first thing I noticed when I received the package was the weight. This isn’t a lightweight product. I unpacked everything and saw that SnakeClamp Products included everything I needed to assembly my SnakeClamp.
I’m not always the handiest person in the world be even I was able to figure this out and have it assembled in around 2 minutes. One point to be careful of, the magnet included to add weight to the base is very powerful. When adding it to the base I made the mistake of letting my finger get between the two…not smart. In retrospect I should have placed the magnet on the table and placed the base on top of it….lesson learned.
I love the flexible arm. I was able to bend it to any angle I wanted so the iPad was exactly where I needed it. Also, the base is very sturdy so you don’t have to worry about your full sized tablet tipping it over.
My first test for the iPad & Tablet SnakeClamp was holding my iPad as I cooked a new recipe. This was awesome and pretty soon my wife realized that she could get used to having the iPad in the kitchen. I had my recipe and my wife’s dessert recipe pulled up and we were able to leave the iPad on the SnakeClamp and simple toggle back and forth between recipes.
Next I took it to the office. I pulled up my work email and placed the iPad on the SnakeClamp and placed it on my desk. The nice this is that I was able to place the base out of the way and bend the flexible arm to put the iPad exactly where I needed it. This setup made me feel like I had three monitors on my desk instead of two with an iPad that I had to pick up to check my email.
So, I have to say that I highly recommend SnakeClamp Products. If the quality of this one is indicative of their other products then I would feel comfortable purchasing any of them. There are many other product options to see so check out there website at http://www.snakeclamp.com for all of the details.
Small Biz Dad's Opinion
SnakeClamp Products makes a solid product that I found to be very useful. The construction of the product doesn't feel cheap so I have no problem trusting my expensive iPad with it. Very useful and easy to use.
- Ease of Use