Recently I had the chance to review two great products from a company called Insanely Great Products based out of Menlo Park, California. The company was started out of a desire to build and design great products in America. The idea is to bring manufacturing back to the United States instead of outsourcing it to other countries, thereby creating jobs, read more here. I was sent the Traveler and the FrameShift Pro for review but they make other great products as well.
The Traveler is a handy device for mounting your iPhone or other smooth surfaced device to another smooth surface such as a whiteboard, tabletop, desk or windshield. The design of it allows for easy accessibility to all controls and if you need to have it plugged in you should be able to have the cord reach.
My experience so far with the device has been great. I was able to very easily able to attach my iPhone to my windshield and have my GPS app running on a recent trip. Where I had the phone positioned I was able to have it plugged in and still have a perfectly clear view of the road. I didn’t find it distracting and the angle it was at there was never an issue with sun glare either.
The only thing was a bit of pain is that I had to remove my case from the phone in order to use it because my case doesn’t have a smooth surface. My husband does have a smooth surfaced case but when we used The Traveler with his phone it fell off the windshield. So my recommendation is to just use it without a case on your phone and you should be good to go.
The Traveler is available for purchase from the Insanely Good Products store for $10 for the acrylic version and $15 for the aluminum version.
The FrameShift Pro was designed for the executive home office, kitchen and business user who is using their iPad as as part of a display or as a point of sale system. It’s small enough to fit in some pretty tight situations, light weight enough to be easily carried or moved and if needed it can also be attached to most surfaces with the accessories kit.
I wanted to review this product for my husband, he uses his iPad a lot at work and one thing that always frustrates him is that the iPad is never at an easily accessible location. He likes to have everything at his finger tips and in order to use the iPad, while also using his laptop, the iPad has to be off at an odd angle causing him to twist in an unhealthy way to use it without picking it up. With the help of the FrameShift Pro, he was able to elevate his iPad to a more please angle and because it secured it in place so well he had no troubles accessing it without having to contort his body to reach it. The instructions say to you need to use a screw driver to loosen and remove the washers in order to install you iPad but my husband discovered that if your’e careful enough you can just slide it right in, though that might be more difficult with the earlier iPad releases.
I found the FrameShift Pro to be of particular use in the kitchen when I wanted to have a recipe available. The FrameShift Pro elevated the iPad to the perfect viewing angle and also kept it out of the mess. We were thinking of permanently mounting it in the kitchen for just that purpose. Most if not all of my recipes are in my Google Drive, Pinterest or Pocket app.
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the FrameShift Pro in some of our local restaurants. I should not that the iPad can only be installed in landscape orientation (possibly the only negative I could see). The FrameShift Pro is also available for purchase from the Insanely Great Products store and retails for $159.
So, tell me how you think you could benefit from either of these products? Or perhaps you have a more inventive place to use them, let us know, I’m always looking for different ways to use products.
*Disclaimer: I was sent the above reviewed items from Insanely Great Products to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are strictly my own.*