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Review: Arkon MyHandstand™ iPad Hand Holder

Arkon has just released their MyHandstand iPad Hand Holder. This comes in both the original iPad and iPad 2 flavors. I had the opportunity to try the version for the iPad 1 out.

Essentially, there is an adjustable hand strap with a swivel attached on the back of a flexible TPU case. The iPad installs pretty easily and is held securely in place. But it’s also very easy to remove it. That’s important because this may not be a case you would use as your every day case. While it’s possible it could be depending on your needs, this is not a case I would use every day 100% of the time. However, I do have a specialized use for it, where this product has worked well. I am currently taking an online study course in preparation for one of my industry’s certifications. I have been using this each day as I go through and read the materials with the iPad. It works great when I plop myself on the couch. It's very comfortable and it makes the experience with the iPad a little easier for me.

While it has worked great for studying there are only two issues I personally have with it.

  1. The cutout in the 30 pin area does not accommodate the Apple Camera connection kit.
  2. I found it difficult to use the volume rocker. That is covered by the TPU case.

Arkon also lists some specialty uses where this setup could be used:

-Field Technicians and Service Representatives

-Medical Staff

-Restaurant Hostesses



-Everyday use by anyone for security and comfort

If you have a need for a setup like this, check them out at the link below.

Specs and Features:

-Adjustable, elastic hand strap with soft, rubber cushion

-Flexible TPU case protects your iPad

-Dual T slots for mounting on any Arkon Dual T iPad mount.

-Allows 360° rotation for positioning in portrait or landscape mode, giving the best viewing angle


Product Website:





iPad 1

MHIP100: $39.95

iPad 2

MHIP200: $39.95 

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Louis Senecal has been a mobile enthusiast since 2001 with the release of the HP Jornada Series Pocket PC. He reviews products for BostonPocketPC.com. He uses mobile tech to make his life more organized and entertaining. In addition to being a dad and a husband, Louis has a career in the Loss Prevention industry. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than a decade and supports his community in various volunteer capacities.