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Hanfree: Use your iPad in Bed (and everywhere else) Handsfree

Here is a new Kickstarter project that may appeal to some and reminds us of the classic 'anglepoise' iMac. Hanfree (that's not a spelling mistake) has been designed "with the goal to create a new user experience for the iPad with an emphasis on comfort and fun."

If you have watched the promotional video above you will know that the Hanfree is basically a stand for your iPad consisting of a base, an angled neck, and a case that allows you to position the iPad any way you like via a ball and socket joint.

Here's how it works: 

  1. Attach the clear plastic case to your iPad (1 or 2)
  2. Connect the stainless steel 'neck' of the Hanfree to the socket on the back of the case
  3. Enjoy!


We think it looks like a fun and very useful iPad accessory. Imagine a guitarist using Amplitube or a sheet music/tab reader and the Hanfree when playing guitar for example.

We can't be the only ones who find it a little awkward to hold the iPad when watching a video in bed (you do it too, admit it!) and the Hanfree base is specifically designed to tuck under pillows and suspend the iPad above or in front of you in that exact scenario.

user experience

There are probably many more uses for the Hanfree when you start to think about and the $50 buy in price seems fairly reasonable. If it didn't cost another $40 to ship it to the UK (plus our ridiculous import charges this side of the pond), we would probably be ordering one right now.

peggy and timmy

The project, as of writing, is just below its funding target, with 24 days to go, so we are sure this one will be in production soon enough. Be sure to check out the Kickstarter page for lots more photos plus info on the design and creative process that has gone into the Hanfree.

What do you think? Have your ordered one? Let us know in the comments. 

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Love it! I'm bedridden with cancer. I need one of these. Please keep us posted.

April 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCaryl

david soooo! <3

May 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteryeloranger12

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