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40 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Awesome to have a stand...but could be so much better Jan 22, 2011
By Ali Ahern
I bought this to use my iPad as a notes prompter for my band. I gigged with it for the first time last night. Just having the iPad on stage with me by my mic using Keynote to page through my song notes was FANTASTIC. This iKlip stand allowed that to happen. So I'm very glad I got it.
I expected it to be so much better. Here's why:
- I wanted to mount it on the upright part of a boom mic stand. But the iKlip's collar only allows for a fairly narrow range of stand diameters. This is a big deal since this limitation makes this product useless on any post greater than about 1/2" thick
- It is made of thin hard plastic. I am very hesitant to throw this stand in with all my other metal gig-worthy hardware during transport for fear of breaking it. Sooner or later I expect I'll snap off one of the arms
- Whoever designed it to require a complete disassembly with screwdriver just to change it from landscape to portrait should be slapped.
- The mount isn't far enough away from the post to allow for enough freedom of tilting
16 of 16 found the following review helpful:
Almost Perfect Jan 11, 2011
By M. Russell
IPad fits easily into the Iklip. Iklip fits well and without problems onto the microphone stand. Easy to adjust angle for viewing page. The only thing besides being overpriced and made from cheap plastic is that you can't rotate the device from portrait to landscape or landscape to portrait without removing your IPad from the Iklip and removing a screw take it apart rotate it and then put the screw back in, and your iPad back on the Iklip. I made a little device that allows a quick one hand flip for what ever direction you want to view? Maybe I will patent it and overprice it.
13 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Ok for a cheaper holder but don't use with iPad 2 Apr 17, 2011
By John A. Michl
I bought this directly from the manufacturer last January. It worked ok with the original iPad. It isn't very flexible so you've got to be sure to get it in just the right spot on the mic stand in order to tilt it properly. Also, note that you are supposed to slide the ipad in through the top (as defined by the picture with this listing. Obviously, if you tilt the klip the wrong way, the iPad could slide out. If I needed another holder and only had an original iPad and $30 I'd consider buying again. Overall, however, my impression is "ok" but not great.
If you have an iPad 2 --- DON'T BUY THIS HOLDER. I recently got an iPad 2 (the original iPad was actually my wife's but she let me borrow it for that January gig). The iPad 2 is too small for this holder as mentioned in the description. I've contacted the makers of iKlip three times since I got the iPad 2 asking for an update on a new iKlip. Each time they said, "we're working on it. Just keep checking our web-site." No timeline or offer to notify me. You can get it to fit very carefully but you are not very bright if you try. Apparently, I'm not very bright. I used it at a practice a last weekend. I stretched a rubber band across the sides to help hold in the iPad. Eventually, the bottom of the iPad popped out of the bottom bracket, slide out of the stand fell to the floor and was dented on the mic stand leg. Stupid me!!
No more waiting for an iKlip. I discovered The Gig Easy (Google it). This holder is more expensive but the design looked much better. I ordered it on Thursday and it arrived on Saturday (yesterday). It is of excellent quality. The arms are spring loaded so they pull out a bit to insert the iPad and then squeeze the iPad to keep it from falling out. It is fully rotatable in all directions and extremely solid. It can screw to the top of a mic stand or with the optional bracket (which I bought) attach to the mic stand and hang off the side. If you are a musician who'll be gigging a lot with your iPad, you really should consider investing in the GigEasy. I highly recommend it. Unfortunately, I don't think it is available on Amazon yet.
Added: 4/17/2011 - I traded emails with the developer today. He said they are working to get GigEasy on Amazon. Don't be scared off by the price. The quality really shows.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Excellent iPad Stand Nov 03, 2011
This thing is great. It's sturdy, reasonably easy to attach and remove to mic stands, reasonably priced, etc.
My only complaint is that there is no easy way to switch between portrait and landscape without disassembling the iKlip.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Works, but... Apr 17, 2011
As other reviews have said, the iKlip isn't engineered very well. It does not clamp onto the iPad 2 (and presumably the 1st generation iPad, since they both have the same area dimensions). I have it in landscape mode, and there is a good 7mm gap between the top of the iPad and the 2 top clamps of the iKlip. So it basically is cradled only by the bottom and right-side clamps, with no top support whatsoever. I would have preferred a 3-sided clamp, which would be far more secure than the current scheme, which easily allows the iPad to be knocked out.
I'd recommend waiting for new products.
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