I’m sure we’ve all needed to use our mobile devices while simultaneously keeping both hands available for use – while cooking from a recipe, perhaps, playing music, or drawing from a picture. Personally, I often need to use a tablet while painting miniatures – to be able to glance at inspiration pieces while holding both the miniature and a paintbrush, you see. This poses a problem – a stand leaves the tablet pretty far away from me, while using nothing obviously means I’d have to put down either of my implements to look at the tablet.
You get the point, anyway – we need a third arm. ZenMount aims to provide that tool. It’s a lot easier to show you, Dear Android Guys, how ZenMount works, rather than tell you:
As you can see, ZenMount offers an extendable arm, two 360-degree swivels, and a single point of adjustment to mount anything you can imagine. Traditional mounts require adjustment at two or more locations on the arm, making them a bit more versatile in their movements but also much more of a pain to get positioned. ZenMount does an admirable job of making this process as convenient as possible.
But – and there’s always a but – that convenience comes at a small price. The overall dimensions of the ZenMount are a little smaller than you’d expect – it’s only 12″, and only extends out to a maximum of 16″ – but the design is sturdy, easy to use, and performs its function well.
ZenMount is on Kickstarter right now – with only 3 days to go! – and while it’s already met its goal, I’ve enjoyed my time with the unit and think you might as well. Get the base model for $99, or the deluxe model with a number of adapters, mounts, and a padded carrying case.