SpiderArm keeps your iPad where you need it and your hands free

I have a good friend who is a dentist, and he wanted to put an iPad in front of patients so they could be entertained during longer procedures. So when I saw the SpiderArm, I figured it would be just the ticket. Indeed, with all of the options, and the sleek white design, the SpiderArm looks just like a typical dental tool.

The SpiderArm could be useful for the elderly, disabled or for anyone who wants to read or watch movies but keep their hands free. There was a sad case of a young Taiwanese woman who fell asleep while reading from her iPad and it fell on her face, breaking several teeth. The SpiderArm could have saved the day.

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The SpiderArm is very flexible, as it comes with both permanent and temporary clamp mounts. You can extend and angle the iPad in tons of ways. And while the unit ships with a mount for the iPad 2, for just $10 they sell an adapter for either the original iPad or the new iPad. They also offer quick release mounts so you can move the iPad from your bedroom, to the office, the living room, and even the bathroom!

There are so many parts in the SpiderArm that I was afraid it might be too expensive, but it's on sale right now for under $50, making it a very good deal.

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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.