BakBone: This Is One Of The Best Tablet Grips You Should Buy

By Amit Chowdhry ● August 26, 2019
  • The BakBone is a removable ring-like device that attaches to the back of devices to provide a secure grip. These are the details.

The BakBone is a removable ring-like device that attaches to the back of a tablet computer in order to provide a secure grip. I would highly recommend getting a BakBone for those of you that spend a lot of time on your tablet since it makes it easier to hold.

For example, I have a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and it was challenging to keep it in the palm of my hand. Attaching a BakBone to it made my larger-sized iPad Pro feel much more usable. After you attach the BakBone to the back of your device, it can also twist so you can seamlessly use it in landscape or portrait mode.

Dr. Paul M. Webber, M.D., M.P.H. (USNA ’90, Tulane Medical School ’01) is the inventor, founder, and Chairman of the Board at BakBone. Dr. Webber — who is a California-based emergency room physician — was inspired to create the BakBone after getting assigned to build order-set templates when his hospital updated their electronic health records (EHRs). The first efforts started out with mounted computers, keyboards, and monitors placed on wheeled carts. This was a cumbersome experience for doctors and patients. So Dr. Webber started designing a tablet ring that could be easily cleaned and could be removed while also being ergonomic.

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What distinguishes the BakBone from other devices that attach to the back of smartphones and tablets is the design and versatility. The BakBone is shaped like a piece of human vertebrae, which allows the user to comfortably hold an iPad, tablet or large cellphone in a number of different ways.

The BakBone is considered an affordable luxury and it is available in a number of colors for a price of $29.95. As an analogy, the BakBone has been compared to high-end Mercedes-Benz or executive class BMW against its rivals — which are more comparable to a Hyundai Elantra or Ford Fiesta. And the BakBone is once-in-a-lifetime purchase which comes with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee (or your money back).

BakBone is proudly made in the USA as the domestic content of the BakBone device is 86%-87%. And BakBone pays assembly line workers, students at the local University, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo with a “living wage” of over $15 per hour plus perks. BakBone’s largest rival reportedly pays teenagers in China less than $2 per day.

BakBone’s leadership team includes inventor Dr. Webber, president and CEO Geoffrey S. P. Madden, and CPO Paul Molina.