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RAVPower Luster External Battery Pack

RAVPower Luster External Battery Pack

The RAVPower Luster External Battery Pack is a 6000 mAh smartphone and device charger that connects using USB that includes a handy coiled USB cable and a carry pouch.

Ease of Use, Performance:  5/5
Look & Feel:  5/5
Features:  4/5
How much I enjoy:  5/5

Recommendation:  5/5 Stars

RAVPower Luster External Battery Pack

The RAVPower Luster External Battery Pack is a 6000 mAh USB charger with 2.1 amps of power that includes the handy coiled USB cable and a carry pouch. The RAVPower Luster has enough power to charge a smartphone or other mobile device several times with enough amperage to charge higher draw devices like the iPad.

The RAVPower Luster is about 3.67 by 1.61 by .85 inches and has the power button on one side while the connections are on the end. The micro USB connection is for charging your devices while the male USB connection is for charging the external battery pack.

The RAVPower Luster also has an LED light on the end for help in finding your way in the dark that turns on and off using the power button. To charge your devices you simply connect them to the male USB connection and press the power button but you do have to remember to press the power button.

Whats in the Box

You do need to power the pack on in order to charge your devices and you can use the four blue LED lights under the silver band to tell how much power the pack has. The four blue led lights are not very bright and in full sunlight may be a bit difficult to see but it works well enough for an indicator.

The LED lights do give you some idea of the charge of the external battery pack and the 6000 mAh charge can last for a really long time. According to RAVPower the 6000 mAh Luster will run your iPhone for 15 hours plus 40 hours of extra talk time and an additional 150 hours of music play.

The Luster External Battery Pack also has short circuit, overload and over current protection for a safer device as well as a handy one. I have had the RAVPower Luster for a month and had no problems charging my numerous mobile devices including a Samsung smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet and my BlackBerry Playbook.

Luster Connections

The only thing I had any concern with was remembering to press the power button to start charging my device which is common on some of the external battery packs. The RAVPower External Battery Pack is a great pack that has plenty of power to charge your mobile devices several times and is handy in a compact size.

The RAVPower Luster comes in four colors, costs about $30 and is available from Amazon, Newegg and other websites as well as RAVPower. I highly recommend the RAVPower Luster 6000 mAh as a powerful external battery pack that works well and is a very handy size for pocket or briefcase.

RAVPower Luster Website

RAVPower Luster @ Amazon

Pros
Power to charge iPad and other high draw devices
Convenient size
Easy to use

Cons
You have to press power button to begin charging

RAVPower WiFi Disk Review

RAVPower WiFi Disk Review

The RAVPower WiFi Disk or Wireless Filehub Media Drive is a device that does several things for mobile devices like tablets and smartphones including transfers of files and charging.

Ease of Use, Performance:  4/5
Look & Feel:  5/5
Features:  5/5
How much I enjoy:  5/5

Recommendation:  5/5 Stars

RAVPower WiFi Disk

The RAVPower WiFi Disk is a handy little device no larger than a 2.5 inch hard drive that powers smartphones or tablets as well as transfers data wirelessly. You can not only transfer files between devices and computers but also use the WiFi Disk as a hotspot and a network file server.

The RAVPower WiFi Disk charges mobile devices with its internal 3000 mAh battery and allows you to save or copy files from an SD or Mini SD Card in the SC Card slot. The RAVPower WiFi Disk has a power button and reset button along with indicators and a USB connection to connect a hard drive to it.

Indicators & SD Card Slot

The WiFi Disk comes with a USB to micro USB cable and an instruction book that will come in handy for connecting and setting up your network and WiFi connection. You charge devices just by plugging them into the USB connection while you can charge the WiFi Disk using the micro USB connection.

Using the device as a hotspot for other devices like a phone or tablet to connect to the internet is easy and does not take long to set up. You can use the WiFi Disk easily to transfer data to and from an SD card or from a connected hard drive that plugs into the USB connection.

RAVPower Power Connection & Button

The WiFi Disk is compatible with both android and iOS devices so you can use it to easily transfer from a MAC PC or Apple tablets and Windows or Android devices. To use an Android or Apple device like smartphones you need to use an app which is available from iTunes or Google Play.

The AirStor app I have been using with my Nexus 7 works very well and I have had no problems moving files and images from my tablets and smartphone to my computers. I can easily use an SD card and takes pictures with my DSLR camera and then right on the spot upload them to my tablet using the WiFi Disk.

AirStor App

Other uses like streaming videos works most of the time but for longer videos you may not want to go wireless as there is just too much data in large video files. I tried watching a full length movie and a few times during playback it would skip but for shorter videos it works just fine.

Transferring files and streaming as well as using the disk for a hotspot to connect multiple devices all worked just fine and I had no problems with the WiFi Disk other than what to try next. To connect the WiFi Disk to an internet network you simply pair your device whether it’s a smartphone or tablet to it and use the app to connect the WiFi disk to the network.

WiFi Disk from PC

You then have free reign to connect the tablet or smartphone to the internet or use the WiFi Disk as a storage or transfer device between your devices. Being able to connect a hard drive to the WiFi Disk while also charging it makes a great time saver as I could easily see working on files and wanting to keep the disk topped off.

I had no problems using the WiFi Disk and can easily recommend it as a way to connect devices wirelessly and transfer files as well as charge them. I highly recommend the RAVPower WiFi Disk as a great portable charger and network adapter to transfer files and connect to the internet.

WiFi Disk @ RAVPower

WiFi Disk @ Amazon

Pros
Coonects up to five devices
Charges using 300 mAh battery
Wireless mobile storage
WiFi WLAN Hotspot
NAS File Server

Cons
Needs Apps to transfer files

Mpow Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker BTS02 Review

Mpow Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker BTS02 Review

Not to be confused with MiPOW the Mpow BTS02 is a Bluetooth speaker that also has a microphone with audio connection that sounds pretty good.

Ease of Use, Performance:  3/5
Look & Feel:  4/5
Features:  3/5
How much I enjoy:  3/5

Recommendation:  3/5 Stars

Mpow SB02 Bluetooth Speaker

The Mpow Wireless Bluetooth Speaker model BTS02 is a great sounding Bluetooth speaker for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. The BTS02 connects using Bluetooth wireless or the rear 3.5mm audio connection and has an internal lithium battery that lasts 8 hours according to the company.

Charging is done through the rear USB Micro-B connection so any device like a PC or smartphone charger with a USB connection can charge the speaker. According to the directions you cannot charge the speaker during use which I found kind of strange but I had no problems with it plugged in while listening to my favorite tunes.

I just think that it will not charge while playing as it probably uses as much power as it does to charge so you probably should not expect to use it and charge it at the same time. The BTS02 speaker charged just fine with a variety of connections including a couple of portable smartphone chargers as well as my desktop computers and a wall adapter.

whats in the box

The Mpow Bluetooth Speaker sounds good and connects wirelessly to your device but also has a rear 3.5 mm audio input for an additional way to connect to handheld devices. The front of the speaker has media controls for volume and play/pause as well as answering calls with the built in microphone.

Oddly the power button is on the bottom of the speaker while the two sides have LED lighting to indicate power, pairing and low battery. The speaker also has a voice notification for power on and off, pairing and paired so you can hear the various functions instead of having to see the LED lighting.

Call quality using the microphone was decent and for a device at this price I would have to say it’s pretty good for the price of about $35. It works just fine and you can understand the person on the other end of the line easily without much interference or any problems.

Power Button & Connectons

The packaging the BTS02 came in is rather void of company information which I also found kind of odd as I had to dig on the internet to find the company website. This was also mentioned in a couple of Amazon reviews when customers had problems and could not find out where to go for customer service.

The Mpow website is actually at xmpow.com and has contact information if anyone is interested in finding out more about the company. The Mpow Bluetooth Wireless speaker works well and is a handy Bluetooth connected speaker that uses the latest version of Bluetooth for the best low power connection to your mobile devices.

While the sound quality is not the best at higher volumes the Mpow Bluetooth speaker does sound good and works well enough as a low cost speaker and microphone. I can recommend the Mpow Wireless Speaker as a lower cost alternative to those expensive speakers with more functions than you need.

BTS02 @ xmpow.com

BTS02 @ Amazon

Pros
Low cost Bluetooth 4.0 speaker
Microphone sounds good
Easily connects to any Bluetooth devices

Cons
Sound quality at higher volume is not the best

Boombotix Boombot Rex Ultraportable Speaker

Boombotix Boombot Rex Ultraportable Speaker

The Boombotix Boombot Rex is a small portable speaker that connects to devices using Bluetooth or the rear 3.5 mm stereo connection for a convenient speaker.

Ease of Use, Performance:  3/5
Look & Feel:  5/5
Features:  4/5
How much I enjoy: 3/5

Recommendation:  3/5 Stars

Boombot Rex

The Boombot Rex from Boombotix is a handy portable speaker that comes in a customizable weatherproof case that also has a clip for hanging on a belt. The Boombot Rex comes with the speaker, a USB charging cable and two 3.5 mm audio cables along with the instruction manual.

You can buy other covers that include a new belt clip and connection covers but the covers that push into the slots may be a bit tough replacing. I received a replacement set for the Boombot Rex and tried to change the rear rubber covers that fit in a slot and one of them ripped.

Boombotix Boombot Rex

The three rear connections are also facing the belt clip so you cannot use the belt clip and wear the speaker while having anything plugged into it. The rear connections are protected with push on covers that fit well enough but this means the case is only somewhat water proof.

The Boombot Rex connects with either the included stereo audio cables or the Bluetooth connection which works well and has a good range. The speaker sounds pretty good at normal volumes but when you crank up the sound the small portable speaker distorts audio.

whats in the box

The Boombot Rex has an internal lithium ion battery that takes about an hour to charge while it has a good six hour life span when fully charged. The Boombot Rex has a good battery life and is easy to charge using the rear micro USB connection from either a device like a laptop or from a power adapter.

The Boombot Rex has a rear output stereo connection to connect other speakers to this one for more sound while you can also use the rear 3.5 mm input to connect the speaker directly to your source. I had no problems using both the rear input connection and Bluetooth to connect the speaker to a variety of devices like a small computer in my kitchen.

Replaced Clip and Cover

The belt clip can come in handy to wear the speaker while doing things like walking but because the rear connections face toward the belt clip you cannot have anything plugged in while wearing it. The Boombot Rex has a variety of colors and designs available and you can get new front covers and clips in a variety of colors.

Like I mentioned earlier the small tab on one of the rear covers ripped off when I tried replacing them so you may want to avoid doing this often. The front cover twists off with small tabs that lock it into place while the clip simply slides off the spring steel belt clip.

Under the Cover

Replacing the cover and clip should not be done often because the belt clip is hard to get on and off while the front cover is also a bit hard to twist off. I can see the tabs breaking eventually if you keep replacing the cover so this is something you should only do a few times to prevent damage to the cover tabs.

I was not impressed with the sound of the Boombot Rex for a $120 speaker but it does sound pretty good at normal volumes and lower ones. The speaker is a bit expensive and I have found other speakers at a lower price with the same features that sound better at all volumes.

Boombot Rex w/ Purple Cover

While the Boombot Rex sounds pretty decent I have reviewed other speakers that sound better but if you like the style and shape of the Boombot Rex it does sound good enough for general use. The Boombot Rex costs about $120 from their site as well as Amazon and replacement covers are about $20 if you want a different design.

While a high recommendation is not coming for the Boombot Rex it does sound pretty good and more than good enough for general use to listen to tunes or even movies.

Boombot Rex @ Boombotix

Moombot Rex @ Amazon

Pros
pretty decent portable speaker
Good range and battery life
wide choices of colors and new covers

Cons
Expensive
Distortion at higher volumes

Velodyne vFree Bluetooth Headset

Velodyne vFree Bluetooth Headset

The Velodyne vFree is a high quality headset with Bluetooth connectivity and clear sound but the bass is where these great headphones shine.

Ease of Use, Performance:  5/5
Look & Feel:  4/5
Features:  4/5
How much I enjoy:  4/5

Recommendation:  4/5 Stars

Velodyne vFree Headset

The Velodyne vFree headset is a Bluetooth connected stereo headset that sounds fantastic with deep bass and clear sound in a comfortable on ear package. The Velodyne vFree uses Bluetooth connectivity to transmit the clear sounding audio from your computer, phone, mp3 player or other Bluetooth capable device.

The vFree headset has a convenient folding design for easy carry with both ear pieces having a hinge that pulls out and folds. The vFree from Velodyne comes with the headset, a cloth carry bag, a USB charging cable and a stereo audio cable along with an instruction card.

The vFree has buttons on the right ear piece for power and pairing, fast forward and rewind, play and pause, and to answer and hang up when connected to a smartphone. These control buttons are part of the vFree design and are shaped to match the unique style of the headset.

Velodyne vFree Headset

The volume buttons are on the side of the right ear piece along with the pairing indicator LED and the microphone hole of the right head piece. The left ear piece has the power indicator, stereo connection and the micro-B USB connection for charging the vFree headset.

The headset takes about an hour to an hour and half to charge fully while it can last about nine to ten hours of continued use listening to your favorite tunes or movies. The headset will go to sleep after a few minutes to preserve battery life and will automatically connect after you have successfully set it up with a Bluetooth device.

Pairing was easy using both computers and handheld devices like my Samsung Stellar smartphone and a couple tablets with the headset pairing automatically. Range is pretty good with the Bluetooth range stated as 30 feet but real world situations are different with better range generally.

vFree Folding Headset

I had no problems listening to music while being a few rooms away which is pretty good given my homes old plaster and lathe walls. I can listen to music easily in my garage from the small PC in my kitchen and hear clear sound from about thirty feet away through my back wall and garage wall.

I had no problems using the headset other than a few times connecting the headset to my PC because of the Bluetooth software on the computer. I have had no problems connecting and using the vFree headset connected to my tablets and the headset pairs easily with handheld devices.

Audio is excellent with clear mid tones and lows while bass is deep and pounding for some great sound whether I was using a tablet or a computer. I also tried using a virtual surround sound with the vFree headset and was very impressed with the clear and very realistic 7.1 surround.

vFree Ready for Travel

Razer has created a free 7.1 virtual surround sound program that works on Windows 7 and 8 computers that creates surround sound using delays in the various parts of the sound. These delays give the impression of surround easily and very well which makes a huge difference in enjoyment.

Gaming is excellent and the headset is comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time without problems due to the light weight and soft ear pieces. I had no problem gaming for several hours wearing the Velodyne vFree headset and could really enjoy my favorite first person shooter Battlefield 4.

Surround sound in gaming and especially first person shooters means you get a slight advantage by being able to identify where people are at more accurately. Identifying where people are or where they are shooting from means a better awareness of their location.

I also checked out full surround sound movies like Avatar and really enjoyed listening to the full sound field available using the surround sound. The vFree headset worked perfectly for all the uses I tried including making some phone calls but environmental noise does slip in a bit.

The microphone is a simple hole on the right ear piece so you can get a little extra noise form your surrounding when using the microphone but it was not that bad. Voice came over clear even if you do hear a little extra noise from the same room and the microphone does work well for both gaming communication and for use as a smartphone headset and microphone.

I highly recommend the Velodyne vFree as a fantastic Bluetooth headset that is not only comfortable but sounds fantastic for both stereo audio and surround sound. The only disadvantage I found with the vFree headset is the cost at about $175 currently at Amazon.

vFree @ Velodyne

Velodyne vFree @ Amazon

Pros
Fantastic sounding headset
Clear highs and mid tones, deep bass
comfortable and light weight

Cons
Cost is a bit high

iBattz Mojo Vogue Battstation Review

iBattz Mojo Vogue Battstation Review

The Mojo Vogue Battstation is a handy pocket sized charger for smartphones and other devices with 5,600 mAh of power for charging smaller handheld devices.

Ease of Use, Performance:  4/5
Look & Feel:  5/5
Features:  4/5
How much I enjoy:  4/5

Recommendation:  4/5 Stars

iBattz Mojo Vogue Battstation

The iBattz Mojo Vogue Battstation is a 5,600 mAh battery for charging your mobile devices like smartphones and tablets but does not quite have the juice to charge larger tablets. The 5,600 mAh battery has a USB mini B connection for charging the Battstation and a USB A for charging up your devices.

The 5,600 mAh battery has enough power to charge devices like tablets and smartphones but only has 1 amp of power at the output for your device. The iBattz Mojo Vogue can charge a Nexus 7 and Playbook tablet easily along with a variety of smartphones but just does not have the power needed for higher draw devices.

Mojo Vogue Battstation

The iPad requires 2.1 amps while the Mojo Vogue only puts out 1 amp so it will only charge an iPad if it is off and it will charge it slowly. It takes about 6 hours to charge the iBattz Mojo Vogue fully and has an indicator to show charge status using a single LED indicator.

The LED light on the battery shows a flashing blue for 67 to 100 percent charge and green for 34 to 66 percent with a red for 0 to 33 percent. Double pressing the side button turns the white LED light on and off while pressing it once shows the battery level and starts charging devices.

Mojo Vogue Connections

The white LED can be used as a flashlight but is not very bright but can be used in case of emergency or when you really need a little bit of light. The iBattz Mojo Vogue Battstation comes with a USB mini B cable but no charger so you need to either use a PC or MAC connection to charge the battery or use another USB charger.

The iBattz Mojo Vogue Battstation also comes with a soft cloth case, a 30 pin Apple adapter and a Galaxy Tab adapter with a quick user guide. The Mojo Vogue is a nice size at about 4 inches by 2 inches by one or so and comes in three colors for a nice variety.

Mojo Vogue Charging Smartphone

I had no problem charging up a smartphone twice with a full charge on the Mojo Vogue as well as fully charging either my Nexus 7 or Playbook once. The 5,600 mAh has enough power to charge most handheld devices and can charge a cellphone twice from a full charge.

I used the device a few times at craft shows to keep my smartphone charged so we could use the phone to accept credit cards. The Mojo Vogue Battstation fits nicely in a cash box, purse or back pocket but would be a bit bulky for a front pants pocket.

I had no problems with the Mojo Vogue Battstation and can highly recommend it as a fantastic charger for mobile devices in a convenient size.

Mojo Vogue Battstation @ iBattz

Mojo Vogue Battstation @ Amazon

Pros
Handy convenient size with 5,600 mAh
Can charge cell phone twice from full charge
Can charge variety of handheld devices

Cons
LED light not very bright

Divoom Onbeat-X1 Ultimate Gaming Speaker

Divoom Onbeat-X1 Ultimate Gaming Speaker

The Divoom Onbeat-X1 is a Bluetooth gaming speaker for smartphone and tablet use that connects wirelessly or with an auxiliary audio connection for great sound with added vibration.

Ease of Use, Performance:  4/5
Look & Feel:  4/5
Features:  3/5
How much I enjoy: 3/5

Recommendation:  3.5/5 Stars

Divoom Onbeat-X1 Ultimate Gaming Speaker

The Divoom Onbeat-X1 is a Bluetooth gaming speaker that connects wirelessly using Bluetooth 3.0 or the 3.5 mm auxiliary audio connection. The rear of the Onbeat-X1 has three rubber suction cups to make securing it to the back of a smartphone or tablet simple.

The Divoom Onbeat-X1 has a 45 mm driver with a bass device to provide vibration during gaming and movies or music for realistic gameplay. The smaller speaker delivers great sound for movies and music or gaming which comes from the 4 watts of power that the 45 mm driver can deliver.

onbeat-x1-whats-in-the-box

The vibration function may be something that is more a gimmick than a useful feature but it does add a bit to gaming and to movies you watch on your tablet. The Onbeat-X1 has plenty of power for good sound and does sound pretty good for its size and single speaker.

The Onbeat-X1 has a lithium ion rechargeable battery that can last about 8 hours of continuous music playback and recharges through the USB connection. The battery recharges pretty quickly but the main problem with the small speaker is the suction cups on the back.

onbeat-x1-on-playbook

The small suction cups do not work very well on my tablets or on a smooth smartphone case so the suction part does not work very well. The suctions cups do not have enough suction to keep it snuggly on my tablets or their cases but it works well for setting on a table or desk.

I would be hesitant to trust the suctions cups to keep it fixed on the back of my tablet but setting it down is alright and it does have the wireless capability. I have been using it with a wire at times connecting it to my headphones connection of my computer and listening to movies and music from my computer and the little speaker does sound pretty good.

onbeat-x1-connections

Just using it to listen to music and movies the Onbeat-X1 has some good sound and the bass is big enough to make enjoying the deeper sounds pretty good. Gaming is also good but the vibration just seems too much like a gimmick just like the vibration of the PS3 controller.

The Onbeat-X1 costs about $40 and works well enough to warrant a look at this small but pretty good speaker for tablets and smartphones.

Onbeat-X1 @ Divoom

Onbeat-X1 @ Amazon

Pros
Small size but good sound
Bass adds depth and deep tones to sound

Cons
Suction cups do not work well
Vibration is a bit gimmicky

TekNmotion Air Capsule Bluetooth Speaker

TekNmotion Air Capsule Bluetooth Speaker

The TekNmotion Air Capsule Bluetooth Speaker uses a magnetically shielded 40mm driver to deliver decent sound from this small speaker.

Ease of Use, Performance:  3/5
Look & Feel:  4/5
Features:  3/5
How much I enjoy:  3/5

Recommendation:  3/5 Stars

TekNmotion Air Capsule

The TekNmotion Air Capsule Bluetooth Speaker is a small rechargeable speaker that connects to devices like smartphones and tablets. The Air Capsule connects using either Bluetooth or an external 3.5 mm audio connection for easy connecting to a smartphone, tablet or other device.

The 400 mAh lithium polymer battery allows up to 4.5 hours of continuous music play or 15 hours smartphone talk time on a single charge. The battery allows for wire free play and the Bluetooth connection supports Bluetooth v3.0 + EDR with A2DP support for easy connection.

Air Capsule Connections

The TekNmotion Bluetooth speaker works well with smartphones as a speaker and as a microphone but the speaker does sound slightly like it’s in a tin can. The quality is alright and actually pretty good but I have heard better from the same size speakers at the same price.

I have had the speaker for a couple of months and used it for watching videos and listening to music on my tablet as well as directly from my computer. The speaker works well and connects easily using Bluetooth or the auxiliary 3.5 mm connection for easy connecting.

I had no problems using the speaker for listening to music and videos as well as a couple phone calls which sounded alright. The speaker works well as a speaker and for the built in microphone but the sound quality of the microphone is not the best either. Air Capsule Whats in the Box

I checked by Skyping myself using a couple of accounts and the microphone sounds alright as well as the speaker for sending and receiving calls. The Air Capsule works well for phone calls as well as a portable speaker to listen to music and movies from a tablet or smartphone.

The Air Capsule works well and does sound pretty good but quality is not top notch for this speaker which is a concern for me. The Air Capsule costs $40, the same as the Onbeat-X1, but I think the Onbeat-X1 sounds a bit better in direct comparison.

The Air Capsule is a good speaker and works well but I have heard better small speakers and would recommend a better sounding one unless you can get a deal on the Air Capsule.

Air Capsule @ TekNmotion

Air Capsule @ CompuExpert

Pros
Easy to Use Bluetooth Connectivity
Microphone sounds good
Quality Materials

Cons
Sound Quality is good but not great

Ergotron Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm Review

Ergotron Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm Review

The Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm is a great way to mount your tablet on a smaller arm for keeping it handy yet out of the way on your desk, table or counter.

Ease of Use, Performance:  5/5
Look & Feel:  5/5
Features:  4/5
How much I enjoy:  5/5

Recommendation:  5/5 Stars

Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm

The Ergotron Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm is a great way to hold a tablet or even smaller tablet computers up off your desk or counter to keep it clutter free. The Neo-Flex Tablet Arm mounts to the side of a desk or table using the clamp or bolt and knob hold down.

The Neo-Flex Tablet Arm has an upright post with two arm sections and behind the tablet mount it has a three way swivel to allow a wide range of views. The arm has a cable management clip on each section for use of a charging cable power cables for small monitors.

Neo-Flex Whats in the Box

 

The mounting solutions of a clamp or the bolt allow you to mount the arm on a desk, counter or table for easy solutions in an office or at home. The mount has an L bracket that can be reversed for thicker or thinner surfaces to mount them on using either the bolt or clamp.

The arm has a push button rotating joint that allows you to move the second arm 90 degrees for a wide variety of positions and extends out about 19 inches. The arm swivels well and allows you to move a tablet in a variety of positions for the best viewing and use of your tablet.

Neo-Flex Tablet Arm 

The tablet holder from the Neo-Flex Tablet Arm holds tablets well with two sliding arms for the bottom of your tablet and a top swivel clamp. The bottom arms that hold a tablet have a bottom and side clip as well as a height adjustment using two screws.

The tablet holder has a top clamp that uses a spring to hold the top of your tablet but it has a rubber pad to protect the tablet from scratches. The clamp works well and the holder can handle tablets from 5.5 by 8 inches up to 8 by 9.75 inches but you can remove the tablet cradle to use the VESA mount as well.

The Neo-Flex can hold smaller monitors but you have to watch the weight as the tablet arm can hold up to 2.5 pounds so that you don’t overstress the joints. The tablet cradle works well for medium and large tablets but for small ones like the Nexus 7 you may need something else.

Neo-Flex w/ Nexus 7

I simply mounted a couple of L brackets on the VESA mount and screwed a Nexus 7 cradle to that to hold my Nexus 7 on the Neo-Flex Tablet Arm. The Tablet Arm has the two cable clamps so the cable for the tablet cradle fits well from the tablet to below the desk where my outlet is.

The Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm is a great way to hold larger tablets and does a great job of keeping my tablet out of the way for more room on my desk. I highly recommend the Neo-Flex Desk Mount Tablet Arm from Ergotron as a great tablet mount or smaller monitor arm.

Neo-Flex Tablet Arm @ Ergotron

Neo-Flex @ Amazon

Pros
Holds a variety of tablets off your desk
VESA mount allows variety of mounting solutions
Two piece arm, base and swivel head for maximum variety of positions

Cons
Does not hold smaller tablets without some ingenuity

Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder for your Smartphone

Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder for your smartphone

The Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder is a 12 inch flexible arm that has three different buckle ends for holding a variety of devices including your smartphones, PM3 players and small tablets.

Ease of Use, Performance:  4/5
Look & Feel:  4/5
Features:  4/5
How much I enjoy:  4/5

Recommendation:  4/5 Stars

Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder for your Smartphone

The Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder is a great way to you’re your smartphone and other devices handy yet not in your hand while driving or working. The Clip-N-Clamp has a strong spring clamp for the base and a twelve inch arm made from the same flexible pieces that the GorillaPod tripods are made with.

Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder for your Smartphone

The arm has sections that all interconnect and articulate some for a good amount of flexibility in the length and the end of the arm has a buckle connector. The Clip-N-Clamp comes with three holders: a rubber ring clamp for your smartphone, another for the common 1.4 inch screw thread and the third with Velcro discs.

Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder for your Smartphone

You can use the Clip-N-Clamp with your smartphone and smaller tablet in the car and in the kitchen with the strong clamp being able to hold the arm in a variety of positions. The clamp has a rubber tip so you don’t scratch furniture or other surfaces and the variety of mounting options means you can use it with different devices quickly.

Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder for your Smartphone

The three mounting options does give you a great variety to holding devices and the price is just right for such a handy device at about $25 with free shipping. The Clip-N-Clamp is a great way to keep your smartphone and other devices within reach and is easy to recommend for a variety of uses and devices.

Clip-N-Clamp Multipurpose Holder for your Smartphone

Pros
Easy to Use & Inexpensive
Three Mounting Options w/ Quick Buckle Connector
Strong Clamp for Mounting

Cons
Only Use with Devices Under About a Pound

Clip-N-Clamp Website