A little over a year ago I did a review of the XVIDA Boomerang, an iPad stand/mount project that finished from Kickstarter and also entered complete production. Now the brand that spawned the Boomerang has a whole family of accessories, each one of which use strong magnets to install your iPhone, iPad or nearly anything else in your life any place you require them. Today I’m looking at three of the XVIDA devices: the iPad Air/iPad Air 2 version of the Boomerang (US$ 79.99, currently on sale for $ 59.99), the iPhone 5/5s variation of the StickyCase ($ 24.99), and also the device Air Vent Mount ($ 19.99).
Boomerang for iPad Air/iPad Air 2
While the Boomerang kit I examined for this review was made for the iPad Air, XVIDA now includes a little converter that makes it totally compatible with the iPad Air 2. Keep in mind that the converter is not included in our giveaway reward kit.
Like the initial Boomerang, the new design is an X-shaped device that could be utilized to prop your iPad up at a 22°& deg;, 45 & deg; or 66 & deg; inclination. Lay that X-shape out level and snap the two free ends around the corners of your iPad Air, and also you’ll see a steel plate in the center – right over the Apple logo design astride your device.
That steel plate affixes magnetically to the consisted of Multi-Mount. The Multi-Mount itself can be mounted on metallic surfaces using magnetism, points like refrigerators and also many whiteboards. It can likewise be affixed to wall surfaces, glass, or ceramic with the included 3M VHB adhesive sticker. Or if you’re seeking a much more irreversible installation, just utilize a screw to affix the Multi-Mount to a wall stud or furniture.
That very same plate also deals with the other readily available mounting devices, consisting of the Air Vent Mount, a Suction Cup Mount, a Headrest Mount, as well as even the iMac-like Workdesk Stand.
Installing the Boomerang is quick and also easy. The iPad Air moves into a collection of clips that is marked with a “1” sticker label. To make use of the Boomerang with the magnetic installs, you put the other corners of the iPad AIr into the 2 various other clips marked “2”. To use the Boomerang as a standalone stand, you pop the “2” corners out and afterwards turn the free legs bent on the pre-set angles.
Make use of the Boomerang with the Air Vent or Suction Cup positions, and you have a means of making use of an iPad Air as a truly large gps help. I’m not exactly sure I would certainly advise putting a full-sized iPad into the windscreen location of an auto, though – that’s a terribly large space to obstruct in your field of sight.
The Boomerang for iPad Air/iPad Air 2 looks excellent, is extremely thin, really light in weight, and installs/removes rapidly. It’s quickly modifiable, collaborates with a variety of places, and also has a fairly suitable price factor (specifically when on sale). On the unfavorable side, the Boomerang doesn’t supply any type of security for your iPad.
StickyCase for iPhone 5/5s
The StickyCase for iPhone 5/5s ($ 24.99) is what brings your iPhone right into the XVIDA environment.
Before I go any type of additionally, kindly note that you can pre-order this case for the iPhone 6 for delivery following month. Nonetheless, there’s no word about one for the iPhone 6 Plus. That’s truly not a concern, considering that if you currently have an instance for your Plus, all you should do is get a $ 17.99 StickyPad for Smartphones as well as you’re prepared to stone as well as roll.
This situation truly isn’t all that unique in terms of looks. It’s a matte black (or white) situation with one very unique feature – a protected steel plate in the back that serves to any of the magnetic installs. If you have a Multi-Mount, the windshield-mounted Suction Mount for Smartphones ($ 19.99), or that ever-popular Air Vent position I’ll assess following, you simply slap the enclosed iPhone 5 or 5s up versus the magnet and also it sticks.
The StickyCase for iPhone 5/5s obtains incentive points for mounting adaptability, yet it’s actually type of boring. If you currently have a more colorful or a lot more safety situation that you’ve set up on your iPhone, simply obtain one of those StickyPads as well as argue the back of the situation. In this way you get the very best of both worlds.
Air Vent Mount
I’ve spoken concerning this accessory a number of times already. For $ 20, you’re acquiring a place that installs right into an air vent in your car, has a pivoting head, and includes the XVIDA magnetic place. Take any of the situations or stands – the StickyCase, the Boomerang, or perhaps a regular instance with a StickyPad on the back – and also you have a way of positioning your iPhone or iPad so that it’s plainly visible from the front seat of the car (do not consider it while driving!).
The Air Vent Mount features a spring-loaded arm that undergoes among the vents and also has a steel hook that grabs the back of the vent slat. On the front is a rounded piece that suits a slot on the back of a piece that includes the place, a lockable ball joint, and a couple of stabilizer arms. It’s quite very easy to install as well as really feels tough.
Of program, when you wish to use either a StickyCase or a Boomerang with it, you merely take their built-in steel plate as well as bring it near the mag position, and also magnetism looks after the remainder.
The Air Vent Mount holds even a full-sized iPad Air in place with really little motion, as well as it functions really well with an iPhone.
For positioning an iOS device in your auto, the Air Vent Mount is an adjustable as well as functional item of devices. The price is right, and also it feels like it will certainly last.