As Stephen wrote about earlier, the new hotness right now is Panic’s iPad app, Status Board. It’s the kind of thing that’s perfect for outputting to an external display, but what if you just want to use it in your personal workspace? You could lay it on your desk or put it in some kind of stand, but I’d want something that feels a little more integrated.
That’s where the HoverBar by Twelve South comes in. It solidly clamps onto the back of an iMac or Apple display, and the sturdy, flexible arm can be positioned so that the iPad rests above, or to the side of, the larger screen. This way, it feels more like an extension of your workspace rather than an obtrusion. Leave Status Board open on the iPad, and you can easily keep an eye on your stats at all times.
There’s one caveat, though: Twelve South doesn’t recommend using the HoverBar with one of the newer super-thin 21.5-inch iMacs. They’re so light that attaching an iPad to them might cause some instability, so they advise users to clamp the HoverBar to the desk itself, or maybe a nearby shelf. It should be fine with the 27-inch model, though.
You can pick one up for $78.