You’ve seen the weather guy deliver the news of the impending doom, pointing with one hand at Doppler 9000 with an iPad strapped to his other hand. A very simple, yet effective sub-$20 strap now allows you the same freedom with your iPad, whether you are warning the world of thunder snow or teaching weather systems to 3rd graders.
According to Helostrap.com, the strap’s website “The HeloStrap does what no cover can do: secure your grip! Don’t just cover your mobile device; secure it! The HeloStrap lets you take your mobile device into the action.”
The strap has a velcro closure that is adjustable and will form a tight grip around the user’s hand. The only question some of the users who tested the Helo Strap had about security is whether the elastic loops that connect it to the iPad were strong enough to hold and wouldn’t slip off.
The unique thing about the Helo Strap is that its handle has a pivot point. That way you can spin the iPad between portrait and landscape easily. The company states that this is patent-pending so it’s unique to this product.
ADEPT TO ADAPT
The thing I like best about the HeloStrap is the ease at which you can attach it to your iPad. The two loops on each end are adjustable enough to easily go around the case you already have on your device. One of my pet peeves is how difficult it can be to put on or take off a protective case. Not having to deal with that is a big plus.
Here is what HeloStrap says, “The HeloStrap is the perfect complement to your current protective cover. Designed to fit around various edge sizes, the HeloStrap’s Device Grip will make your current small–to–medium sized cover mobile!”
Overall, I am big fan of the HeloStrap and so is my wife who teaches in a 4th grade classroom that is piloting a set of iPads for each student. In fact, I am ordering her an orange one so we stop stealing this one from each other.
The HeloStrap comes in red, green, orange, blue, and black.
Here is Mattawan, MI’s Jason Valade trying out the HeloStrap at the MACUL conference today.