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Newer Technology Announces GripBase Podium Floor Stand For Apple iPad 2, 3, 4 And iPad mini Models

Extends iPad From 38 Inches to Nearly Five Feet High and Enables Virtually Any Angle Positioning for Maximum Viewing Comfort In Recording Studios, Classrooms, Presentation Settings, and Home Use

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May 15, 2013, Woodstock, IL - Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech®), a leading developer of PC, Macintosh®, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® performance upgrades and accessories, announced today the NewerTech GripBase Podium floor stand for securely elevating the Apple iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini to provide for maximum user viewing comfort in any setting.

Take Convenience of iPad to New Heights
The NewerTech GripBase Podium eliminates leaning over, neck straining, and/or eye squinting by raising an iPad from a viewing height of 38 inches to nearly five feet, offering 360 degree rotation for portrait or landscape viewing modes, and positioning an iPad at virtually any angle for maximum viewing comfort. The GripBase Podium easily attaches to the included protective GripStand case for iPad 2, 3, or 4 models or the GripStand mini case (not included), which holds an iPad securely while still allowing full access to all controls and connections. The GripBase Podium is also compatible with all previous generation GripStand cases.

Heavy Duty Base Provides Stability
Keeping the GripBase Podium securely grounded is a heavy-duty, plastic coated 12.55-pound base. Besides being nearly impossible to tip over, the GripBase Podium can be used confidently in active, crowded, and/or unpredictable settings, and its ribbed twist lock prevents extension shaft slippage. Should the unit need to be repositioned, it slides easily without marring or scuffing floors.

Ideal for Reading, Viewing, Recording, Presenting
With its ability to increase the comfort and convenience of iPad use, the GripBase Podium is ideal for use in a variety of settings including recording studios, boardrooms, classrooms, lecture halls, and even reading in bed.

GripBase Podium Key Features:

  • Extends from 38 inches to nearly five feet high
  • Ribbed twist lock prevents extension shaft slippage
  • Full 360 degree rotation for limitless display positioning
  • Tilt and swivel to virtually any angle
  • Heavy duty, plastic coated 12.55 pound base
  • Included protective GripStand case (for iPad 2, 3, and 4 models) attaches and removes in seconds for mobile use
  • Compatible with all previous generation GripStand cases
"When recording music or making a presentation using your iPad or iPad mini, you shouldn't have any concerns about your viewing comfort or how secure your device is," said Grant Dahlke, Brand Manager, Newer Technology, Inc. "With the sturdy and flexible GripBase Podium, you'll be able to adjust your iPad to whatever height or angle you desire so you can stay focused on the task at hand."

Pricing and Availability

Priced at $44.95 MSRP, the GripBase Podium is available immediately from NewerTech's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing (OWC®) for $39.95, as well as through the retail channel. For more information on NewerTech's complete line of accessories and upgrades for Macs, PCs, and iOS devices, visit:

About Newer Technology, Inc.
Since 1984, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades and accessories for Macintosh and PC computers, iPods, iPhones, and iPads. NewerTech is headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling 815-308-7001 or by emailing

OWC, NewerTech, and the NewerTech arrow logo are trademarks of New Concepts Development Corporation, registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
GripStand is a registered trademark of Newer Technology, Inc., registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Apple, Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, and iPad are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Company Contact:
Grant Dahlke
(815) 333-5014