eleMount Sticks On Anything To Mount Your Smartphone, Tablet

eleMount is one of the latest Kickstarter accessories to offer a simple and versatile mounting solution for smartphones and small tablets alike. The eleMount sells itself as a premium, universal aluminum mount that uses special, reusable adhesive sticky pads called elePads which form a strong bond on any flat surface without leaving behind any residue. The eleMount uses two of these elePads to secure itself onto car windshields, desks while the other lets you securely mount any smartphone or tablet like the iPad that has a flat smooth back, in either vertical or horizontal orientation. For movement, the eleMount's metal ball joint offers a firm 360-degree viewing angle adjustment without clamping down any locking mechanism. Unscrewing its bottom elePad reveals a threaded 1/4" 20 tripod adapter. 

eleMount’s simple and sleek design is due in part to its proprietary elePads, which eliminate the need for unsightly plastic locks and clamps. These polyurethane pads stick to almost any flat surface for incredible versatility, while their edgeless design supports a wide range of devices including iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy Tab, HTC One and many more. The elePad’s easy-to-use design works just as you’d expect. Simply mount the elePad to any clean, dry surface, apply pressure and you're done. 

Although eleMount specifically claims to work on smooth flat surfaces, devices like the HTC One and Moto X which have a tapered back design to them will also work with the eleMount due to the large elePads and their great sticky compound. Early backers can secure an eleMount in either black or silver anodized and sandblasted matte finish for $59. For people who are more interested in the universal tripod mount side, there's the eleMount mini which is the same as the original model but without the elePad bottom portion that screws on and off.

Gekko Stand Looks To Be The Only Stand You’ll Ever Need

Kickstarter continues to be a breeding ground for great and innovative products for your favorite gadgets and Gekko Stand hopes to be the next. As a designer, Dwight Houser became sick of the stands and mounts available on the market due to their “one-trick pony” like functionality. Enter the Gekko Stand, a multi-function stand+mount that works with just about any device, anywhere. It uses a NanoSuction pad that allows it to stick to any flat surface and won't leave any sticky residue behind when finished. Use it as a mount for your smartphone while driving or turn it into a stand for your tablet when stationary. The adjustable arm is made up of several ball and socket joints that can be put together or taken apart to adapt to your specific situation. It's like an adult lego accessory for your gadgets. For non-flat surfaces, a clamp can be used and with an entry price of $30, this product is too good to pass up. Gekko Stand is less than $1000 from reaching its project goal on Kickstarter and will be funded on March 15th. 

Bendi Flexes Its Muscles Putting Your iPad Where You Want It

Much like the HoverBar, this flexible iPad stand is less glorified but claims to have more compatibility with other tablets as well. It's called the Bendi, a Kickstarter project. It employs a heavy duty suction cup mount that attaches to the back of any iPad including the soon to be released iPad 3. Additionally, the suction cup mount will attach to any similar tablet designed with a flat and smooth back making the Bendi just a little more practical than the HoverBar. 

Bendi takes the weight off your gentle hands using a flexible, 22-inch long goose neck that can easily be manipulated in endless angles with a rubber lined clamp at the other end that secures onto the side of a desk, table and various furniture. The guys behind the Bendi, Moonlight Studio, will eventually release a magnetic base as another form of attachment. The Bendi is available to pre-order right now for $55 over at Kickstarter.

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Barnacle Suction Sucks Your iPhone Onto Various Flat Surfaces

Suction cups are so very useful and were once commonly used on just about everything. iLoveHandle's Barnacle is a multi-purpose dual suction cup stand mount that sticks to the flat surface of gadgets like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S allowing for car windshield mounting, desk mounting and other sorts of flat and slick surfaces you can think of. And it's quite a sucker too, capable of securely sticking to your phone even on a bumpy car ride. The Barnacle stand mount comes in many colors for $4.95. One of the more affordable mountable stand solution you can find.

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Nir Schneider


Popa iPhone Shutter Release Button Grip Now Shipping, Gets Unboxed

Formerly called Red Pop, Popa the big juicy red shutter button adding accessory for both the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 is now shipping and is eager to replace your iPhone's silly volume button. Popa was carefully designed to have a solid aluminum body with real black leather grip textured similarly to those you would find on expensive Leica cameras while a tripod mount underneath completes the Popa's camera grip functionality. The Popa powers using the iPhone's dock connector and once it finds itself attached, the Popa app automatically launches. The Popa includes a leather wrist strap that attaches to the bottom tripod mount as well as a storage pouch. You can grab yours now for £49.99 ($77.48).

Catch the unboxing and hands-on overview video right after the jump!

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MobileMount Lets You Mount Gadgets To Your Windshield

When thinking about a stand for the iPhone and iPad, one doesn't think about a suction cup stand. That's until you get to know what this one has to offer. The MobileMount is a universal suction cup mount and kickstand designed for smartphones and tablets with a flat surface. The MobileMount's unique Twist-to-Lock suction cups that create a strong vacuum that's much more reliable than your run-off-the-mill double suction cups. Together with an adjustable ball joint, the MobileMount allows you to mount your smartphone on a windshield for GPS use while offering a useful kickstand for heavier devices like your tablet. The MobileMount is available for pre-order at $25.

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Nir Schneider