Octa tablet stand evolves by adding a monkey tail

I've written about the Octa before, so I was interested to see what they had to offer at CES. The 'suction cup on steroids' is a pump-to-stick grip for your iPad or just about any tablet with a non-porous flat back. You twist-on a 'tail' depending on your need.

When the Octa first shipped, it offered just one tail, a whale-like flexible fin that could be used as a stand or as a grip.

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Octa is now offering a Monkey Kit version with a long, flexible yet sturdy tail. With the monkey tail, you can wrap the Octa around a bedpost, arm of a chair, etc. Your imagination is the only limitation.

I found the Octa offered another advantage. When the iPad mini came out and nobody had yet released a case with a built in stand, the Octa worked fine!

The Monkey Tail is on Kickstarter and has already surpassed its funding goals. But this is a chance to get a novel accessory at an early bird price.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.