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iKlip Holds Your iPad When You Can't

It might seem a strange move for IK Multimedia who are primarily a software company to create an iPad specific accessory, but they have just announced iKlip, "a universal microphone stand adapter for iPad". It is available for pre-order now and will be out in December.

The iKlip attaches to your microphone stand  and holds the iPad in either portrait or horizontal format. It is also adjustable to multiple angles so should suit any setup.

Here is a description from the website:

As a Guitar or Bass player you can now use iPad on stage with AmpliTube iRig as your guitar amp and effects unit, with controls accessible right in front of you on your mic stand. Or if you use tablature and scoring apps, use iKlip to put the iPad within easy viewing range for learning and performing.

As a vocalist you can now have the perfect companion for song showcase performances: create and share set lists with your band members, complete with scoring, lyrics and notes. Everything you’d use on stage with your iPad is now within your reach.

Got a DJ, sequencer or instrument app? iKlip puts your iPad right where you need it since it can also be mounted on tabletop stands, making it the perfect DJ or virtual instrument player performance companion.

It certainly meets a need and aims to put your iPad right where you want it, especially if you are using it to play or record live music or in a practice session.

We can't wait to try this out and see how sturdy and secure it really is.

Check out some of the other images below and also the iKlip webpage where there are more images and detailed description.

We want to know what you think of this new iPad accessory. Would you trust it in a gig? Are you going to get one? Let us know in the comments. 

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Reader Comments (11)

Hey it looks great although the ability to have a free movement option would be great as there are a lot of apps that use the accelerometer to generate effects. this, in my opinion, is a necessity for live performance.

would i buy one anyway....probably

Nice work

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrady

Hi Brady - that's a very good point, we haven't seen the iKlip 'in the flesh' yet so we cannot say how much it moves on the horizontal axis, but it looks more like a device to hold your iPad in one place.

Thanks for your comment.

November 5, 2010 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

I want to know one thing. If we can't carry iPad then why will we go for iklip? We can use laptop for working rather than iPad.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

Thanks for the posting and the comments. iPad would be considered by many much more stable and convenient than a full laptop (boots up faster too, etc). We had many people show interest in something like this so we hope it really hits home for them. Thanks!

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIK Multimedia

exellent, will be adding this to my purchases xx

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteremma

Hi John - thanks for your comment; the portability, apps (many of which are cheaper on iPad such as Amplitube) and battery life are among the reasons you may want to use the iPad over a laptop, but you find what works for you right? :-)

November 6, 2010 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

Hey Emma, thanks for reading and commenting, glad we can help you spend more of that hard earned cash ;-) Be sure to let us know what you think if you get it.

November 6, 2010 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

#1 Make sure it fits - Make sure that the stand is going to fit your laptop. Sure, many laptops are the same in size, but your screen could vary. Also, if you have a netbook, these are going to be quite smaller than your other computers. Many stands are going to have the dimensions, so make sure that you look into it.

December 4, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdj laptop stand

To take care of your products safely, we have DJ cases. Cases are available in many styles, shapes and very comfortable designs. Usually, the company which has the audio equipment itself has these cases. There are DJ mixer cases and a lot of companies like Pioneer, Roland, Denon, Korg, Yamaha have them. They allow you to have easy transport of the equipment. They protect your instrument and take care of it.

March 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdj laptop stand

Being A laptop DJ, It was now possible to "carry" thousands of songs on my laptop hard drive. Only weighing about 7 pounds the laptop made it possible to get rid of two CD decks, 6 or 7 boxes of crates, use a less bulky mixing board and gave me Instant access to any song needed in about 10 to 15 seconds. I used an inexpensive DJ software program called OTSDJ. This allowed me to be able to "pick and click" "Drag and drop" song titles into a play list. I could instantly add DJ Drops, Sound Effects, Beats, Intros and DJ Samples in between the songs

May 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdj laptop stand

hi nice

September 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBluetooth & USB

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