“Wait, you mean to tell me there’s a wide variety of such a specific product that you need to make a review about it?” Yes, yes we do. There are tons and tons of iPad holders specifically for mic stands, bars of all kinds, and tripods out there, so to help you choose the best of the best, we’ve compiled a top 10 list just for you. On it, you will find the:
- TACKFORM Universal Tablet Holder
- Hola! Music HM-MTH Tablet / Smartphone Holder Mount
- Macally Phone or Tablet Holder for Mic Stand
- Neewer iPad Tablet Tripod Mount Adapter Holder
- TACKFORM Tablet Mount for Microphone Stand
- IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand Universal Mic Stand
- HERCULES DG305B Tablet Holder
- Moukey Mmsph-1 Mic Stand Tablet Holder
- Etubby Music/Microphone Stand Tablet Holder
- Eggsnow Tablet Mounts for Microphone Stands
Let’s get into the details.
TACKFORM Universal Tablet Holder
We start off with an “Amazon’s choice” holder with a 4.4 score based on 507 ratings. This one is an amazing combination of versatility, quality, and price.
The clamp can firmly attach to any bar, making this gadget a universal holder for your mic stand, workout equipment, bike, or any other place you can think of. It comes unassembled, but it takes just a few minutes to put every element together and attach it anywhere you want.
Its 360° ball joint lets you achieve any viewing angle you need. It is made to withstand huge amounts of pressure and wear, as the manufacturers believe that “quality products should last a lifetime”. With such an offer, we believe this purchase is worth it.
Compatibility: 0.6–1.5 inches wide bars; any tablet with a screen size between 7″ and 18.4″, or a tablet with a width between 6.25″ and 10.5″;
Hola! Music HM-MTH Tablet / Smartphone Holder Mount
The next mount on our list may not be an “Amazon’s choice” designated product, but with a score of 4.7/5 from an astounding 1,575 ratings, we find it a more than worthy competitor.
This lightweight, but very durable gadget easily moves up, down, left and right, and in addition to its 360° full swivel movement, it lets you achieve the best viewing angle for your specific needs.
It effortlessly attaches to any microphone stand, music sheet stand, drum stand, and cymbal boom, so that you can use it in a wide variety of places.
Compatibility: most devices 6” to 15”.
Macally Phone or Tablet Holder for Mic Stand
Another “Amazon’s choice” holder, this one has a score of 4.1/5 from 530 ratings. It’s made to hold firmly even heavy phones and tablets with bulky cases, and it guarantees that you can achieve any viewing angle you desire with its 360° rotation and effective tilt flexibility.
Its fully adjustable C-clamp adapts to any music stand or mic pole up to 0.75” in diameter, and its quick-release button with secure hold makes it extremely convenient to attach and detach your device whenever you wish.
And if all that doesn’t convince you that this product is top-class, the manufacturer guarantees lifetime support, 2 years of warranty, and hassle-free returns to make your customer experience excellent.
Compatibility: 3.5” to 8” wide devices.
Neewer iPad Tablet Tripod Mount Adapter Holder
This mount is also distinguished by Amazon and holds a score of 4.5 out of 336 ratings. It’s sturdy, yet light – only 70 grams. What makes it different from other holders on this list is the fact that it goes on top of a tripod/stand, but has a cold shoe mount to accommodate the attachment of a microphone, camera, or another gadget on top of it.
The two rubber pads inside the two ends of the holder protect your device from damage and fall.
Compatibility: 6.3”-9.25” long devices.
TACKFORM Tablet Mount for Microphone Stand
The second TACKFORM mount on our list is a bit more pricey, but considering its design, the materials it’s made from, and its rating of 4.8/5 from 145 ratings, it is well worth it to consider buying it. Its sliding cradle legs offer full access to ports, buttons, and the camera on your tablet.
It can be clamped onto any flat (1.65” max) or round (1.25” diameter max) bar/object, and its 3-way, heavy-duty arm makes it possible to achieve absolutely any viewing angle you need.
Its rubber grip and grooves inside the cradle arms securely hold your tablet without damaging it. Its installation and removal are child’s play, and its sliding cradle legs allow full access to ports, buttons, and your iPad’s camera.
Compatibility: any tablet with a 7″ – 18.4″ screen size, or a tablet with a width of 06.25″ – 10.5″.
IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand Universal Mic Stand
This is the first holder on our list without an “Amazon’s choice” tag, but it’s a more than a worthy competitor, boasting a 4.5/5 score from 519 ratings. This easily adjustable mount has four expandable grips that securely hold most large tablets and a rubberized “Gorilla Grip” which firmly, but gently holds your iPad in place on mic stands.
A ball joint accommodates practically every viewing angle in both portrait and landscape mode so that you can effortlessly adjust the mount however you want. It’s very easy to assemble and the extendable jaws make attaching and detaching your iPad a simple task.
Compatibility: devices with a 7″ – 12.1″ screen.
HERCULES DG305B Tablet Holder
Another tablet holder not among Amazon’s favorites, but loved by the clients, with a 4.5/5 score from a whopping 465 ratings.
With its 360° ball joint and its 3-way adjustable holder, the Hercules tablet holder is extremely flexible, adjustable, foldable, and easy to use. Its three contact points and corner blocks guarantee its sturdiness and incredibly secure, stable hold.
The perk that makes it really unique is the included suction cup, which gives you the opportunity to put your tablet on a table, desk, or any other flat surface.
Just a heads up – a common assembly problem involves the ball joint being unstable, so to avoid this, make sure the ball snaps all the way into the socket. You should have no problems with the mount if you’ve done so.
Compatibility: 7″-12.1″ tablets with the measurement up to 235 mm width and 280mm height. The one-piece clamp fits 15.8-25.4mm (0.62-1″) round tubes and 19mm (0.75″) square tubes.
Moukey Mmsph-1 Mic Stand Tablet Holder
This mount may not be an Amazon favorite, but with a score of 4.1/5 out of 337 reviews, it is most definitely a customer top pick. It has a simplistic, yet functional and versatile design, allowing you to easily install it on practically any kind of bar – from something as small as a pen to something as big as a mic stand, a drum stand, or even a car’s headrest.
While it may not look too trustworthy, its strong plastic body can firmly hold up to 1.1lbs, and the two small non-slip cushions included in the set are put in the gap of the holder clip to ensure that your iPad stays where it’s supposed to.
The holder’s two swiveling, locking adjustments can be used to tilt your iPad up, down, left, or right, or to move it closer/farther away when the mount is attached to a vertical rod.
Its dimensions allow almost any phone to be held vertically or horizontally. Smaller tablets may also be held in a vertical position, and almost all larger tablets can be put only in a horizontal position.
And to top it all of, it comes with a 12-month warranty to guarantee your optimum customer experience.
Compatibility: all 4.7” – 11”- inch devices.
Etubby Music/Microphone Stand Tablet Holder
The next quality mount on our list boasts a score of 4.3/5 out of 121 reviews.
This mount’s tablet holding arms can be extended from 4.3” to 8.6”. You can achieve a 360-degree rotatable, 90-degree one-way foldable and a 30-degree tiltable viewing angle thanks to its ball joint.
Its solid aluminum alloy clamp with two wing-bolts lets you firmly attach it on any bar with a diameter of 0.47” – 1” while securely supporting your device. The rubber gripping pads of the holder and clamp guarantee that your iPad will remain completely scratch- and damage-free.
Compatibility: 4”-12.5″ smartphones & tablets. A device of more than 8.2” can only be inserted into the holder horizontally.
Eggsnow Tablet Mounts for Microphone Stands
The final and cheapest holder on our list has a score of 4.2/5 from only 20 reviews, but it’s a great product for anyone who wants both flexibility and simplicity in one.
Its lasso clip with a rubber grip and grooves inside the strap can attach to any bar with a diameter of up to 0.6”. Its ball joint provides a fully adjustable and secure 360° rotation between portrait and landscape modes. The advantage of this mount over most others on our list is that it can easily be attached to a tripod using the double screw nut included in the kit.
Compatibility: devices with screens 4.5’’ – 9’’ (with a case on)
Extra Mic Stand Alternatives
If you would like to further continue your own research in the world of iPad mic stands, keep an eye out for different brands selling almost the same product, like these for example:
- LyxPro TSM1 Microphone Music Stand Mount
- AmazonBasics Adjustable Tablet/iPad Mount Holder
- Neewer 6-11 inches Adjustable Music Mic Microphone Stand Tablet Mount
- Neewer 7-14 inches Adjustable Tablet Holder Mount with 360 Degree Swivel Clamp
- Neewer 2-Pack Extendable Tablet Holders with Music Microphone Stand Clamp
- Coluber Cable Adjustable Mic Mount Holder
We admit, they almost got us, too. Always check the ratings, the materials the mount is made of, the screen size it accommodates, the date from which it’s available on Amazon (if it’s been available for longer than all other products, chances are that it’s going to be the original), and the number of products included in one pack (e.g. the 3rd Neweer product above is actually a 2-pack, i.e. expect to receive 2 mounts in that order).
To sum up, the kind of mount you get heavily depends on how you’re going to use it and what device(s) you need it for.
If you need a compact and versatile holder for a variety of thicker bars and larger (7″ – 18.4″) tablets at a reasonable price ($29.99), then the TACKFORM Universal Tablet Holder is just for you.
For a similar, yet significantly cheaper solution ($16.99) for 3.5” – 8” wide devices, we recommend the Macally phone/tablet holder.
If you can afford to pay more and want something even more high-end, incredibly stable, and adjustable, we recommend the TACKFORM Tablet Mount for Microphone Stand.
For photographers, videomakers, and musicians who might want to attach either a mic or a camera on their tablet mount, we suggest the Neewer iPad Tablet Tripod Mount. And for those of you who can afford to pay $44.99 for incredible stability and durability, the HERCULES DG305B Tablet Holder can hold up to 11lbs. No wonder it’s named after the strong Greek demi-god.
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