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K&M iPad Stand Holder Reviews

3.5 stars based on 4 customer reviews
  • Dave
    from Chicago Suburbs April 22, 2012Music Background:
    Seasoned weekend warrior

    Works well, solid investment.

    As a solo performer, I've looked at a variety of iPad stands as an alternative to a music stand and huge fake book collection. After comparing features and quality, the K&M stood out as the best overall soution on the market.

    Soliidly constructed from quality materials, I've found no compromise in performance or durability so far over the first couple months of regular use. The ability to quickly rotate the display on the fly from portrait to landscape, although not used often, is a definite plus when compared to the other builders' requiring the removal of a screw to rotate the plate. The intelligent design of the clip positioning provides for access to the iPad connection port so your device can be connected to power or display output during a show if necessary.

    Attachment of the holder to a mic stand is easy via the standard threaded connection, or through the included extension clamp. The location of the hinges and clamp allow you to place the holder virtually anywhere on your mic stand and still have a clear view of the display. Recently, I've found it easier to place the holder on its own second mic stand, clamping my Peterson tuner and Bose T1 module to the stand as well, and making my actual mic stand less cluttered. Either solution works well.

    Although the K&M is not the least expensive solution on the market, I would rank it as one of the best out there and definitely well worth the few extra dollars.

  • Greg
    from South Bend, IN March 12, 2012Music Background:
    Weekend warrior - 1 to 3 gigs per week.

    Good Holder

    This iPad holder works very well. There is room for plugging accessories into the iPad charging jack. It is very sturdy and well made. The only small gipe I have is the swivel between protrait and landscape configuration. The swivel only moves 90 degrees, so you're unable to choose whether the charge jack is on the top, or bottom when in landscape mode. That's not a huge deal, but it would be nice if it could swivel a full 360 degrees with detents every at every 90 degrees. Other than that, it's great! Lastly, be aware that you must buy for either the original iPad, or the iPad 2. It's not convertable between the two.

  • Crashboat Johnny
    from Galveston Texas August 31, 2012Music Background:
    Semi-pro musician

    Cool Tool

    I used the K&M iPad Stand Holder for my iPad1 on four gigs and think it is easier to see the iPad when it is off to the side, instead of having to look past the mic stand boom. It hasn't fallen out or anything, but the plastic edges or lip that holds the iPad in place seem less secure than the iKlip did. Now my iPad is more in-line with the neck of my guitar so makes less obvious that I'm using the electric fake book. Overall though, it's a cool.tool.

  • Steve Cater
    from Canada February 19, 2014Music Background:
    Gigging musician

    Beware... Critical design flaw drops your ipad

    I bought this 2 years ago and at first it was great.
    Th mic stand bracket is the best out there and I WISH I could buy more of just the bracket.

    The issue is with the plastic 3-point holder itself. It is entirely plastic and when new it snaps to the ipad well and holds. Problem is you rely only on the memory of the plastic and over time it relaxes a bit and the ipad can slip out if knocked lightly. This happened 3 times before I switched to another brand.

    This problem is compounded if you store your holder in a gig bag etc where it has other items, cables etc laying on it. The plastic is easily deformed to the point you have to physically bend it back to get it to clamp at all.

    I switched to the Gigeasy and it's 10x better design. It clamps on all 4 corners with little spring loaded clamps. Throw it in a gig bag and it grabs like new every time.
    The drag about the gigeasy is the side mount clamp is no good. They buy it from Onstage (it's really a side mic mount bracket) and its too short so the Ipad won't turn landscape without hitting the stand unless you swivel the whole thing out front which for me, makes it hard to read.
    No offence to the Onstage bracket, it likely does what its supposed to, Gigeasy was simply to lazy to design their own.

    I use the Gigeasy with the K&M bracket shown here and it's perfect. Just wish you could buy it as ONE package!

    Bottom line, DO not buy this holder if you value your ipad.

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