Over the last few years, I started finding ways to work out at home for obvious reasons – I started walking and then built up a bit of a home gym. I even signed up for Apple Fitness+ which is brilliant but the only space we have with a big enough screen is in the living room, which is not ideal. But no more! With the Twelve South HoverBar Tower, you have the perfect stand for your iPad to stick in front of your workout station – or next to your desk or kitchen counter – and you have your own hands-free screen. It’s brilliant.

Twelve South HoverBar Tower


Designed to fit all iPad models even in a case (depends on your case obviously), this is a great solution. I love this new offer from twelve south. The stand is super stable and adjusts your screen height from under 3 feet to over 5 feet. Which is more than enough for a shorty like me and perfect for exercise bikes, treadmills or even the kitchen.

When you open the box, you’re immediately greeted with the instruction booklet – good thinking on twelve south’s part to make sure people actually read the instructions. Being a tower stand, there is a bit of assembly required but it’s really minimal and no tools are required at all. The instructions are clear and easy to follow – always good for someone like me who does not know their way around a toolbox! The package includes the iPad clip,three tower post poles, a weighted base, an articulating arm with ridged collar and an iPad clip collar. I like that everything is included in the box from the get-go. They include a few tips and tricks for getting the best use of your HoverBar Tower which is super helpful.

The HoverBar Tower is perfect for setting up your own workout space, away from the living room or without needing a TV nearby. All you need is the tower, your iPad and a yoga mat and voila, you have a yoga space. In the mornings, set up your iPad, roll out the mat and chuck on an Apple Fitness+ yoga session or do your own thing. Suddenly you have a bit of privacy while the family is getting ready for work and school and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. It’s a win/win in my books.

12s HoverBar Tower

If you have a treadmill or exercise bike, this is where the HoverBar Tower can shine! No need to spend big bucks on a new fancy piece of equipment with a built-in screen – set up your HoverBar Tower in front of your bike or treadmill, stick on a workout or a movie and voila, your own personal upmarket exercise space.

Another great use for the HoverBar Tower is in the kitchen. If your shelves are too thick for the shelf clamp of the HoverBar Duo, this is a great alternative since it’s free-standing and portable. Have a recipe up while you cook or FaceTime a friend to keep you company. It’s one of those things that works just as well in or out of a tech space and while it’s perhaps ideal as a workout accessory, it’s definitely not limited to that!

The HoverBar Tower helps you create a perfect workout area wherever you have space and may be that one purchase this year that you spend the whole year raving about and wondering how you managed without it. It’s solid, well made, sleek and easy to use. It’s fast becoming a must-have in my books.

The Twelve South HoverBar Tower has a RRP of $129.99 and is available in black or white.

DRN would like to thank Twelve South for the review unit.