Walking the line between tool and toy, Spiderpodium’s eight legs can keep your iOS device--or any handheld gizmo of about the same size--right where you want it. The rubber legs stay in any position, so you actually get to use your imagination when dreaming up new ways to pose it--and there’s no reason a kid couldn’t also imagine it as a nefarious space insect attacking a brave colony of Lego men.
Bonus points for reminding us of the "Spiderpig" song from The Simpsons Movie.
Breffo suggests ideas like hanging an iPod touch from the driver’s headrest to entertain a backseat rider, affixing an iPhone to the handlebars of a bike, or setting up a tripod-like stand for a digicam. All of those work great, and the square rubber piece at the center of the device has a hole big enough to thread a charging cable through to use this as an iPhone dock. We had lots of fun bending it into new positions, and the rubber arms really grip your devices well.
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If you’re very particular about geometric and symmetrical perfection, you might find yourself bending and rebending the Spiderpodium trying to get it just so. But everyone else, including most kids we know, will simply find it fun--not to mention useful.
REQUIREMENTS: iPhone, iPod, cell phone, point-n-shoot digicam, or other similar-size device
Light and portable. Assists in holding the iPhone in nearly any position. Hole for dock cable. Can be used with other devices. Good grip. Affordable. Fun.
Getting the device in exactly the position you want can take a lot of adjusting.