Look Ma – No Hands on the iPad

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XBand iPad holder

Well, almost no hands anyway.  This is the Onhand X-Band Glove for the iPad – that promises to let you wave the iPad around securely without actually having to do any gripping with your hand.

It has apparently been shown off in use at a recent iPhone conference and worked well.

Here’s a slice of the Intro to the X-Band at the Onhand site:

The Apple iPad™ is an amazing device, but for all its beauty and functionality, it’s difficult to hold with one hand for more than a few minutes. Why is that a problem, don’t you use your iPad on your lap or a table? Normally, but what about those times when you’re presenting information to coworkers, giving a presentation with your iPad, showing lab results to a patient, or giving the financial analysis to your boss. In fact, if you use your iPad for work, this accessory is going to make your life easier.

The Onhand X-Band glove for the iPad couldn’t be simpler to use.  Just put it on the iPad, do a quick adjustment to make sure it’s fastened securely, and slip your hand in. Now you’re ready to use your iPad with confidence and without fatigue. The "Hand Free" technology lets you operate the iPad with your other hand while you hold it worry free.

Onhand are based just up the road from me here in Austin, Tx. – so I’ll be trying to chat them up for a review unit quite soon.

The X-Band goes for $19.99 and strikes me as quite a cool idea.  You can get more details on it, and order one, at the Onhand page for it here:


Patrick Jordan

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7 thoughts on “Look Ma – No Hands on the iPad”

  1. Doesn’t that seem rather dysfunctional, given that it covers the power button, the headphone jack, the volume contol, the orientation lock, and the speaker?

    1. Hi Steve,

      The buttons are covered, but the power and volume buttons are easy to operate through the band. You do need to slide off one corner of the band to lock or unlock the rotation. As for the headphone jack, I had considered making a hole for it, but opted against it. If you want to use the headphone jack, it is a simple matter to punch a hole yourself, after all, you own it. I've only had one customer request that so far, and he was happy with the idea.

      While I do take exception to my product being described by you as dysfunctional, I will remind you this is not meant to be all things to all people. It was designed for holding your iPad conveniently in one hand and freeing the other to operate it. This makes it very easy and secure to show others data from your iPad or give presentations using it.

      Tom Nelson
      TKO Solutions

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