How do you hold you iPad in place? Placeholder, stand, easel, prop, other???
The Octa Vacuum Dock + Whale Tail provides a flexible iPad stand that adjusts to every typing and viewing angle. It is a sturdy support, even on soft or uneven surfaces which instantly transforms into an iPad handle. It is also compatible with every iPad model, as well as with most tablets, e-readers and netbooks.
The Vacuum Dock + WhaleTail invites you to rediscover your tablet, e-reader, netbook and more. It is a vacuum suction system rigorously engineered to give you the strongest and most reliable bond to your device, while offering a rubberized shape that floats in the palm of your hand. You pop off the cap to extend the dock, and with one easy step, click in the WhaleTail to offer the most versatile handle and stand solution available.
Octa’s tablet accessories adapt to fit any situation. They are sleek enough to fit in your pocket and light enough to bring everywhere. As the perfect travel companion, the WhaleTail provides a handle as you walk down the jetway and a stand to prop on your tray table. You can use it while riding a crowded train or squeezing into a tiny cafe table. The TabletTail transitions from handle to stand without adjustment or reattachment.
The TabletTail line provides interchangeable accessories for your tablet or e-reader. The Vacuum Dock + WhaleTail is the signature dock and tail components in the product suite. Docks provide different ways to mount your device, while tails allow you to hold them in many ways. Each tail is specifically engineered for a different need.
The Vacuum Dock will be compatible with Octa’s future tails (currently in development and planned for release throughout 2012). This unit is comfortable as it nestles in your palm while being lightweight, compact, and mobile, weighing less than six ounces.
It is available for $49.95 at http://www.octa.com/. The evolving set of accessories can also be found here. I found this holder-stand both unusual, delightful and surprisingly powerful as it attached to any smooth surface with just a few pumps of the vacuum. Its amazing the other uses you can find for this portable device around the house, like a temporary hanger or handle for other things. Pretty cool, and very long-lasting.