Breffo Spiderpodium Tablet - Sneek Peek
Breffo is moving quickly following its success with the Spider Podium for handheld devices, which won an Innovations award for design and engineering at the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas earlier this month. They will be releasing a tablet sized version in mid-February. Gadgets For Geezers received one of the pre-production models, and we review it for you here.
The first thing that one notices about the tablet version is it is much beefier. That is a good thing. Tablets, readers and other devices that this spider can reach around are much heaver than the handheld devices that the original SpiderPodium is intended to handle. The thicker legs provide more security for your expensive device.
The pliability of the Spiderpodium Tablet lends itself to multiple uses. You can adjust your tablet to a movie viewing angle, typing angle, or any angle in between. As tablets are increasingly being used "on the go" where you need to hold the tablet in one hand and enter data with the other, with the Spiderpodium Tablet you bend a couple of legs backward, and use it for your one handed operations.
At Gadgets For Geezers we continue to be entertained by the different devices and mounting scenarios that we can put the Spiderpodium through. Its deployment is really only limited by the creativity of the user. Yes you can use it at home, in the car, on a plane, on a bike, in the gym , or the office. When the people at Breffo say that you can use this thing anywhere, they are pretty much right. It could be used underwater as well as above. We would not be surprised to see one on the International Space Station, as it would likely perform well in a low gravity environment too. It weighs almost nothing, and flattened takes up little room, so it is a welcome traveling companion.
When the Spiderpodium Tablet is released, it will have a retail price of $34.99. If you judge the price by the components, that might seem a little steep. If you judge the price by its versatility, it may not be.
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