Gig Gear has announced the addition of the Two Hand Touch Harness, a wearable iPad and tablet case that is secured to the chest via a flexible harness, leaving both hands available to interface with remote mixing apps and other apps necessary during live production.
These days remote mixing on an iPad or tablet is commonplace. It gives engineers the opportunity to get out from behind the board and hear sound in the venue from different locations while making mix changes on the spot. Almost every remote mixing app has multi-touch capabilities built in, but taking advantage of the multi-touch features are next to impossible when one hand is always being used to actually hold the iPad. Not anymore, thanks to the Two Hand Touch Harness by Gig Gear.
Apps that have multi-touch capabilities can now be used with ease, and mixing can be done more similarly to the way it would be done on an actual board — with both hands on the faders.
Two models are available: the Two Hand Touch 9 and the Two Hand Touch 12, which are designed to perfectly fit the standard iPad 9.7-inch size and the iPad Pro 12.9-inch size, respectively. With multiple elastic bands in different configurations included on the inside of the case, tablets and phones of all sizes can easily be secured as well. When not in use, the case flattens up against the harness and can be secured out of the way. On the front of the case are strategic pockets and pouches that can hold multiple accessories and tools including, pens, a dB meter, microphones (both handheld and measurement), gaffers tape, cables, radios, picks, drum keys, wrenches, allen keys, and more.
The Two Hand Touch is an ergonomically better option — eliminating the need of holding tablets up for long periods which can cause cramping and other repetitive motion injuries in the hand and fatigue in the arms. With the Two Hand Touch, the lightweight harness takes the tablet and puts the weight at the center of the trunk of the body allowing for a healthier method of utilizing a tablet for long periods of time. The Two Hand Touch can stay attached to the user for as long as necessary without causing fatigue or muscle cramping and tightening.
The Two Hand Touch is also perfect for all other production professionals who need access to their iPads while working, including lighting designers and techs, stage managers and technical directors, film production pros, event and floor managers, and more.
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