HERCULES STANDS ESSENTIAL ADD-ONS

Electric Factory | (03) 9474 1000 | www.elfa.com.au | RRP: (DG400BB), $36.95 (DG200B), $49.95 (HA300)

Hercules Stands really stand out from the crowd for a couple of reasons. The Š rst is the bright yellow components that they all use in addition to the black frame. The other reason they stand out is because of their sometimes radical designs that deliver a sturdy, safe and reliable cradle for your instrument and equipment. Now, Hercules is offering some essential stand options for the modern musician that works with a computer, a tablet, or even a smartphone.

DG400BB LAPTOP STAND

The DG400BB is fairly light, but it still has a good amount of weight to it, so you can rest assured that when your laptop rests atop of this stand, it has the required strength and support needed to keep itself upright. It folds down into a fairly compact and manageable size that shouldn’t pose any problems in transit. When set up, you have the ability to adjust both the height and the angle with which your laptop sits at to best suit your needs. The arms that hold the computer have a rubber grip to reduce slipping and a small lip to ensure the laptop stays in place. It’s easy to set up, will Š t in just about any laptop case within its supplied pouch and can be set up under and behind a mixer or similar device with the arms reaching out over the top for prime placement of your computer.

DG200B SMARTPHONE HOLDER

This is not a stand in itself, but an add-on for your existing stand whether it is a music stand, instrument stand or a piece of hardware on a drum kit or similar device. It is easily attached to just about any pole, both upright and horizontal within a certain width. Boom arms are just as manageable when extended on a slant or angle. The swivel style knuckle joint allows the device to be presented to the user from just about any angle of mounting that is required with your existing setup. The beauty of this device is that it is not locked into working with just one brand of phone, as much as certain parties would like.

HA300 TABLET HOLDER

The bigger brother to the DG200B, this unit is designed to allow you to set up a table on stage mounted off of any existing stand. It has a slightly different mechanism, one that is designed with the added weight of a tablet in mind. The claws clamp in from either end to ensure you tablet is securely held in place when mounted by the HA300 and so you can use it without fear of damaging your device.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Hits and Misses

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Lightweight construction, but solid and tough build

Able to work with a range of devices, across a range of applications

Designed to meet the needs of gigging musicians and performers

Even the drummer can use them

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May not be as appealing because they do not have an 'i' in the title

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