IK Multimedia’s new iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini mounts for tablets and smartphones feature an expandable spring-loaded bracket design with rubberized gripping points that can be extended to safely and securely hold a range of smartphones and tablets to a standard microphone stand pole or horizontal boom.
At the heart of iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini there is an innovative design that enables them to accommodate several device sizes. Made from durable and lightweight thermoplastic, iKlip Xpand holds any iPad—including iPad Air and iPad mini—as well as Android or any other tablets with a 7” to 12.1” screen size.
iKlip Xpand Mini holds any iPhone, Android or other smartphone—including large format “phablets”—with a 3.5” to 6”screen size. The expandable clamps enable the use of devices with carrying cases still attached. Both feature a rubberized “soft touch” gripping surface that ensures a firm hold that doesn’t scratch or mar the device’s surface. They also feature a ball joint system that enables precise positioning at any rotation or angle.
iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini feature a universal mounting bracket for microphone stand poles that can be attached to microphone stands up to 1.2” (30mm) in diameter. This provides positioning of the device on the main vertical stem or horizontal boom of most microphone stands. The ball joint positioning system enables users to orient their device at the perfect viewing angle for any performance situation. Users can easily rotate the device from portrait to landscape mode with just a quick twist of the wrist. Plus iKlip Xpand or iKlip Xpand Mini keep all of the device ports and buttons unobstructed for quick connection and adjustment on the fly.
Both mounts make it easy for musicians, performers, public speakers and presenters to bring their favorite mobile apps on stage, read notes or entire speeches and presentations, with control right from the microphone stand.
iKlip Xpand is ready to go straight out of the box thanks to the new, coming soon, iKlip Stage free companion app for iPad, a streamlined music scores, tabs and lyrics file management and page turning app with intuitive controls that make it easy to import, organize and perform. When combined with iKlip Xpand or the other range of iKlip supports and stands, it creates a powerful, easy-to-use system that makes live performance a whole lot easier. Plus iKlip Stage will also work with iRig BlueBoard and the iRing controllers for a full touchless control experience.
iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini are designed and manufactured in Modena, Italy, which is a city famous for high-performance Italian industrial design.
iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini are available from music and electronics retailers worldwide and from the IK Online store for $49.99 (€39.99) and $39.99 (€29.99), excluding tax, respectively.
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Affordable Universal Stand Mounts for Tablets and Smartphones
June 27 2014, 08:41
Italian designer of mobile music- creation apps and accessories, IK Multimedia, announced it’s shipping iKlip Xpand and iKlip Xpand Mini, the next generation of microphone stand mounts for tablets and smartphones. Both are carefully designed universal tablet and smartphone mic stand supports for stage, studio, and more.