Review + giveaway: Spiderarm articulated stand for iPad

"From kitchen to office to bedroom, the Spiderarm holds your iPad in almost any position, at almost any angle, making it the perfect companion for reading, watching, and working."

The Spiderarm is an enormously cool articulated stand for the iPad. While it might look like something out of Terminator, this decidedly non-robotic stand is composed of several sections, combined together with a ball joints that is both easy to move and solid enough to stay in place.

I love the spiderarm and use it all the time. I even use it to keep track of the chat room during our live podcast shows. You can vary the amount of sections you use to change the length of the Spriderarm. You can also choose between clamping it somewhere convenient but non-permanent, or screwing it into a wall for the long term.

The ball joint connects to the frame that holds your iPad in place and offers pretty much 360 degrees of movement so not only can you get the arm itself positioned just the way you want, your can angle the iPad to avoid reflections and create the best reading or viewing angle possible. Just tighten the joint to hold it in place, loosen to get it moving again.

SpiderarmReviewed by iMore

Spiderarm stand for iPad 2


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The Good

  • Can be mounted in a multitudes of places
  • Ball joints are solid, move easily, and stay where you put them
  • Holds your iPad so you don't have to!

The Bad

  • Due to the length, it can shake when you move it
  • Because it clamps or screws in, moving it can be more involved.

The Conclusion

From kitchen to office to bedroom, the Spiderarm holds your iPad in almost any position, at almost any angle, making it the perfect companion for reading, watching, and working.

The giveaway

Leave a comment below to enter to win a FREE Spiderarm of your very own!


Senior Editor at iMore and a practicing therapist specializing in stress and anxiety. She speaks everywhere from conferences to corporations, hosts the ZEN & TECH podcast, and should be followed on Twitter @Georgia_Prime.

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MrCornfed says:

Spiderman, spiderman, holding onto iPads like a spider can.
Yeah, call me, Hollywood.

Mare A. says:

Ooooh... with 3 iPads in the house, this would be great!

djayme7 says:

i could surf upside down!

Freiteez says:

Would use in the kitchen for sure

Parker Bennett says:

Been looking for the right iPad mount for recording booth. This might be it.

Bondman says:

I like the versatility. Sign me up for the giveaway. Thanks, iMore!

Lisa Hernandez says:

Who doesn't like to dress their iPad? I'm all about the accessories!

Jerry says:

Looks awesome! Would look nice in black too....

Bshums says:

That's so cool! Great for reading, cooking, at the office, or anywhere! I'd love one!

Corey says:

I would love to win this. Very ingenious design! Thanks iMore.

bassoprofundo says:

I've been needing something like this for so long. Counter and desk space is at a premium for me, and due to a hand/wrist condition, I can only hold a tablet for a limited amount of time. Hoping to win my first giveaway here!!!

shay says:

This is great! I tried making my own articulated arm iPad stand a few months ago with a poor result. Great to see that this market is growing! I'd love if it mine worked as well as this one.

A330 says:

2 iPad and just one arm???

Melody says:

Oh my, I loved this just from reading about it, but when I watched the video... now I have to have one! Please... :)

Macboy74 says:

Looks pretty cool. Price is a bit high.

Talker says:

Nice! Looks kinda futuristic, Wanna try it!

Sam says:

That is sick! It would go great on my desk for using my iPad for my school work. Hook me up Georgia peach!

Greig says:

Given the complete lack of strength in my arms this would be ideal

Ted says:

I'm game to give it a try. Thanks for the chance to win.

Frank says:

Great gadget. I'd like to win one. :)

AJ says:

iWant this!!! Please?

Gmp2006 says:

Nice, please pick me! Thanks

DJT5 says:

Very nice. Could really use this in the kitchen.

tjaxter says:

I could use a hand... I mean an arm

Tom says:

Great for cooking! I want it

Gizmocivic says:

I wanna win one. Totally awesome product

Minyee says:

Who couldn't use an extra arm?

Jeremy Billow says:

I'm surprised it has taken this long for something like this to come out.

g_diddy says:

Attached to the headboard I can watch movies lying down

MacBipes says:

This is the next thing I have been shopping for in my house with a few iPads. I'd love to have this by my bed side.

Greg says:

This looks like a great product! I would love to have one for the bedroom! Especially love the portability! Please pick me, I never win anything!

ebedoun says:

THIS would be perfect for my wife. We use the iPad to display IPcams in the kids rooms at night. I could mount this thing to the headboard! Would be so grateful to win one of these!

dloveprod says:

I should have completed that, typing on a keyboard.

smmiami says:

This would be great. I could use this.

iNitvizn says:

Looks cool. I could find some uses for this!

Kristy_Lyn says:

Reminds me of the humans in Wall-E

jeroenb42 says:

This will work beautifully in my kitchen!!

hggs says:

Another great opportunity! Thanks again iMore!

Gaston says:

Perfect for cooking. Now I don't have to turn off my movie ;)

sunhou says:

This looks like it'd be really handy in our kitchen, to hold the iPad in a good location out of reach of our toddler (who can now reach stuff on the counters).

BeyondtheTech says:

I could use one in the living room. I love the applications of this device!

Carol says:

I would love this in my kitchen and computer room. Would help me cut down on having to move everything out of the way to lay it down. I would love one.

bergman says:

I want hits fr reading in bed. I use the Kindle app to read before falling asleep. This will prevent me from nodding off and dropping my Pad2!

Durtyfeets says:

Sign me up. Looks awesome

KLieu says:

Hoping to win one. Love the concpet of having it hang over the kitchen, browsing recipes, music, or playing a video. Great entertainment for everyone.

JDiggs says:

My counter (and kitchen loving husband) would love this item. Hit me.

1911#IM says:

The grandkids would love this for the bedroom. They can lay on the bed and read their ebooks. Gotta have this one, please.

jfusco says:

This looks really cool. My wife uses her iPad on the bed and gets tired of holding it or looking down at it. She'd love something like this.

SteveC says:

I would love to win this!!!

Shawnhoefer says:

I have the perfect spot or this... I am a broom maker in a historic village type setting and I use square as my cash register. This would allow me to securely mount the iPad, but keep it out of the way until needed. Cool!

gbradberry says:

My Spidey senses are tingling. Oh wait, that's something else. I still gotta have one, though.

Kurt says:

I'm an artist...I use my iPad for reference while painting. It's great as I can zoom into a particular area for detail. Please consider me :)
www. kurtlewis . com

dandbj13 says:

This is the only TiPb giveaway I have ever entered. I WANT THIS BAD! Truth be told, I want three of them.

Bob Price says:

Very cool. I'd like one for the kitchen and one for watching videos in bed! Thanks, guys.

msprunck says:

Yes Please - would be great for hands-free reading with the Kindle App!

Tallon says:

this would be perfect for my hobby shop... keep the ipad off the bench... count me in...

Bryan R says:

One of these would make reading in bed much more awesome!

Ken says:

this would be a great way to keep more things off my desk

Enzo83 says:

I want to be able to hold two alcoholic beverages while I watch my iPad in the air.

rkbrown81 says:

Awesome! I can think of at least 5 ways to use this!

gravage says:

Whenever you guys say "iMore" I hear "Buy More" and think of the show Chuck.

harpoon#IM says:

would love this for teleprompting!

Steve Park says:

I read the Imoore web page on my ipad2 before I wake up. I be great to have a spider arm so I can attach it to my bed. Also Georgia that was a great video.

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David says:

This is a must get for at least three rooms in my house. Plus it will avoid any possibility that my iPad will get flagged like the book George took into the bathroom at Brentano's......

Andrew Holybee says:

Would be awesome to use for my 2 young boys so they can see and not touch and my wife could use it for kitchen recipes sign me up for the giveaway.

DoubleAron says:

Count me in, looks like a very good accessory.

Hateboy says:

This would be great for watching movies!

Schuthrax says:

This would be so awesome for me since I have a sit/stand center from Ergotron and this would allow me to easily keep the iPad at eye level!

Brent says:

This would make reading "There's a Monster at the End of This Book" to my daughter a lot more fun! I've seen similar advertised items but with much shorter and questionable arms.

David Wilson says:

I would use it in my office and in the lab...

santi29402 says:

How easy is it,to mount or remove from the arm?

Sketso says:

Mount this on my son's bunk bed and we'll NEVER get him out of his room! Yet here I am, still asking for a free one anyway! ;)

Cheznor says:

Awesome, that would work great for so many things!

IMFSHN says:

Hmmm...I wonder if I can rig it to make the teleprompter software we use for filming even better. Thank you for the review and opportunity.

thegotoguyy says:

love to have this in the kitchen for when I'm baking or cooking

garylapointe says:

Exactly what I need!
Pick me! Pick me!!!

B. Imig says:

I've bought several types of stands, looking for the perfect hands-free FaceTime set up. This looks more promising than any I've found so far.

Mark L says:

Looks cool - would love to win one

johalloran says:

Looks very cool and versatile.
Would love to win one.

Jim K says:

Very cool product but maybe a bit pricey. Still it would be great to have one.

Kyle says:

This would be awesome for watching video podcasts in bed.

Alan Grant says:

That would look sweet holding my new iPad 3. Three.

Shay says:

I would love to have this in the kitchen.

jessedholm says:

This is beyond cool. Must have it!!!

David Ferrandino says:

This is great for the garage. While working

Forrest says:

This would make reading the iMore blog so much easier while laying in bed! Please put me down for a chance to win one.

Luli Borbon says:

Great idea and cool design, I love it! It would be awesome to win one! = )

Martin says:

Would work great in my home office, kitchen, or while sitting on the throne!

dmt316 says:

Yes I can be even lazier now!!!!! Hahahha

gonzotwins says:

Interesting here!

Michael says:

Thay is kinda neat but it should be sturdier and half the price.

thebrownswin says:

This would be great for surfin the web will relaxing in bed.

Dave Cutler says:

Hi Georgia, I'd like very much to submit my hands-free designer floor stand for iPad/tablets/eReaders, called the FLOTE™ for your review and giveaway opportunity (if you agree it's a great product of course). FLOTE was recently a successful Kickstarter project. Please send info to Thanks!

Jamie says:

This looks like it will work better than the book holder for iPad.

anthonyrt says:

My wife has been looking for something like that in the kitchen for her iPad when she is using it to refer to her recipes

Victor says:

This is a must have for my bedroom! Here's hoping I win!

Janice says:

I love it - just perfect for my bedroom, kitchen and living room. I have tried a multitude of gizmos from pillow type to wierd stands to fold type. I think this would be perfect. Please enter me in your drawing.

Christopher Massey says:

Yes indeed! Put me down to win one too! Thank you.

Paul Campbell says:

Too cool! I can have my hands free to work on making meals.

3spur says:

I need You Spidee, lol

Artlady says:

I could use this in my art class!

Ray says:

This is a great system for the iPad2. I would like to understand how two places in the home to use it can be accomplished simply by disconnecting the iPad with its holder from one location and replacing it at another. What extra parts, if needed, are available?

michael says:

With a spiderarm articulated stand for the iPad incorporated ,
my performance setup will be uncluttered giving me more artistic expression and visual stage presence.
Also ,being in the setting of entertainment,Would be exposed to the inquiring minds who come to look at my setup.
Get the picture.

Richard Harrison says:

I hate spiders. Can't stand them in my room. This looks like one I could tolerate though. :)

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Patrice says:

I think this would be great for my sister. She is wheelchair bound and I am looking for something to clamp onto her tray.

Peter Gilbert says:

The Spider Arm looks very cool.
I found what looks to be the most practical iPad and Tablet arm I've seen to date. This one is called the iTArm and it clamps on any desk and works like a monitor arm