By Louis Senecal on Mon, 02/20/2012
If you are not sure who Arkon is, they are a leader in the tech industry for providing mounting solutions for our mobile gadgets. I just finished testing out one of their new models, the Heavy Duty Tablet Clamp, Model # TAB802. This is a 22” adjustable mount for your tablet that attaches with a clamp to a table, desk or cart. (Note that Arkon also has a shorter model.)
I’ve always been impressed with their solutions because they work well. My pics will be at the end of this review, so check them out. This setup is comprised of two parts: A Tablet Holder and a Mount. I have used the tablet holder in the past when I tried out their car tablet mount. This will hold a 7” tablet all the way to iPad size. The tablet stays firmly in place because the holder is spring loaded. Your tablet is not going away where after you put it in place.
The arm mount is made of durable aluminum. A c-clamp attaches the base to a surface. No drilling or tools required. The arms are fully adjustable by three joints for pretty much any angel you want, 360 degrees. The tablet holder slides on the end of the arm and locks in place.
You can even use some iPad cases with it. My iPad has been sporting a Speck Fitted case, and that type works well with the mount. I don’t have to worry about taking the case off each time.
Whether this may be used in your home, office or both, its one of those tablet accessories that can be very beneficial and used for multiple purposes, especially if you use your tablet as a second computer monitor, in a studio setting, webex viewer, Video/VOIP usage, and so forth. Mine was used for media playback with my iPad 1. It’s a great fit in my home office. It’s a well built/designed and useful product.
Specs and Features:
-Innovative, adjustable holder fits any tablet 7"-12" with or without a case or skin
-22" adjustable aluminum arm with C-clamp for table or counter mounting
-3 articulating joints and 360° rotating head allow for optimum positioning
-Aluminum construction: lightweight and strong
- allows mounting on most flat-edged tables, desks and counters, or other flat-edged surfaces
Note: I did find it for sale on other websites for as low as $72.