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Our Best of the best blog posts takes a closure look at the trade show displays and gear that are essential to you. Your booth may have a great back wall already but what about a floor or an iPad kiosk? With so many options out there we will test and review these products to help you decide on the best one for you.

Top Rated iPad Kiosks

iPad kiosks are one or the most popular trade show accessories this year and for good reason. These portable, interactive devices have a plethora of apps for your specific needs such as, polling and reviews, contact/data collection, POS, reservations and scheduling, or even menus. The biggest challenge with displaying your iPad has always been keeping it from walking away. However, today’s iPad kiosks are designed with security in mind and also keep the same ease of use and portability characteristics that the iPad is know for.

Some questions that you should ask yourself when shopping for your iPad kiosk display are;

  1. Do I need Cable Management? Cable management will allow you to run power to your iPad without a tacky cord hanging loosely from your kiosk. (Note: Your standard iPad cord will not be long enough for most stands, some kiosks come with a 6ft. custom length cord and some don’t.)
  2. Do I want a clamshell with key access, to quickly get to my iPad or is a clamshell with security screws fine for me?
  3. Do I want users to have access to the home button, or not?
  4. Do I need to be able to bolt the iPad stand to the floor?
  5. Do I want the head to easily swivel from Portrait to Landscape?
  6. Do I need the height of the stand to be adjustable?
  7. Do I need a case for this kiosk display?
  8. Do I want to have custom graphics on this display?
  9. Will this kiosk accept my iPad? Some models of the iPad may not fit in all iPad kiosks.
  10. Is there accessibility to the front camera sight and head phones jack?
  11. Do I need the kiosk to have a brochure holder or key board shelf?

After selling a wide selection of iPad kiosks for several years the team at tradeshow-stuff.com comprised a list of the top rated iPad kiosks. Enjoy and leave your comments below.

6. Classic iPad Kiosk Anti-theft Stand for Trade Shows

Classic iPad Kiosk Anti-theft Stand

The Classic iPad kiosk is an economy stand that looks like a high end display. It comes in matte black or satin silver finish and offers a square or round base to accommodate the look that you desire. It uses security screws to keep the iPad snug inside the acrylic face plate. Head features a unique 360 degree tilt and swivel bearing. Easily rotate mount from landscape to portrait orientation and power up your device with the included power cord which is concealed in the the cord management support beam.

5. Double iPad Kiosk Stand Locking Clamshells for Trade Shows

Double iPad Kiosk Stand for Trade Shows

The Double iPad kiosk is exactly what you would expect it to be. It is a brother to the infamous Standard iPad kiosk however is literally double the fun with two separate support beams, each with their very own locking iPad clamshell. These kiosks have all the bells and whistles, including key entry locking clamshell, Swivel Stop portrait to landscape rotation, integrated cord management, front camera sight hole, head phone jack capabilty, slotted base for bolting and its available in white, black or silver. The best thing about this display is that you can have two iPad stations in less space and it will save you money too.

4. Convertible Locking Clamshell iPad Kiosk Floor & Tabletop Stand

Convertible iPad Kiosk Stand for Trade Shows

As you can image your iPad stand may work best in on the floor or it may work best on top of a table or counter, but why buy two displays? Now you don’t have to with our convertible iPad stand. Again this stand is a take off of the beloved Standard iPad kiosk but with some additional parts you can convert the floor unit into a handy tabletop display in minutes. The durable engineered aluminum means this stand will last a lifetime.

3. Maestro Portable Telescopic Adjustable Height Locking iPad Kiosk Stand

Maestro Portable Telescoping iPad Kiosk Stand

The Maestro is a Telescopic display with easy adjustments of the height from 37″ to 60″. This feature is especially nice when used with children. Other features include key entry locking clamshell and integrated cord management. The head includes the patented Swivel Stop portrait to landscape rotation but also can tilt up to 90 degrees and rotate 360 degrees. With all this adjust-ability this stand still is able to be set up in minutes. As a bonus this stand includes a rolling suitcase with foam insert for traveling.

2. Standard iPad Kiosk Stand Locking Clamshell for Trade Shows

Standard iPad Kiosk Stand for Trade Shows

You probably saw this coming but there’s no denying the Standard iPad Kiosk. It is one of the best kiosks available on the market. This display was well thought out when it was designed and includes all the essential features, then on top of all that it is of the highest manufactured quality you can get. To summarize its features it includes a key entry locking clamshell, Swivel Stop portrait to landscape rotation, integrated cord management, front camera sight hole, head phone jack capabilty, slotted base for bolting and its available in white, black or silver. For what you get with this kiosk the price is hard to beat.

1. Pro iPad Kiosk Stand Locking Clamshell for Trade Shows

Locking iPad Kiosk Stand for Trade Shows

The Pro kiosk has been around longer than some of the other iPad kiosks but it is still top of the line display and it’s elegant looks is attracting. The locking clamshell has all of the great features as the Standard Kiosk but what sets this kiosk apart from other stands is it’s rear compartment. The rear compartment houses an included surge protector for powering your iPad or other electrical component for your booth. The powder coated black or silver finish is complements the sleek lines of the the Deluxe kiosk.

by Andy Marthaler the marketing director and a web developer at tradeshow-stuff.com.

Top 5 Trade Show Floors, that look great and keep you feeling fresh

Trade shows are important for promoting your business but they can be long and tiresome. That’s why you need an anti-fatigue trade show floor to cushion your feet and keep you on the top of your game. Not only do anti-fatigue floors keep your feet from hurting at the end of the day but they also look great and are sure to impress your trade show visitors. Visual appeal, anti-fatigue qualities, ease of use, durability and of course price, are the factors that we explored for judging our top trade show floors. And here they are:

5. Economy Soft Floors – Foam Interlocking Trade Show Flooring

Soft Floors Trade Show Flooring
   The first floor on our list is an economy floor with a great price point. It will not hold up as well as some of our other floors on the list but these cushioned tiles mean that you get comfort for long trade show days. For added style you can order a floor set in different colors allowing you to create a checkered board pattern or any multi color pattern that you desire. The floors come in 14 different colors and are sold in 10’x10’ packages.

4. Comfort Floor Wood Grain Rollable Cushioned Trade Show Flooring

Comfort Floor Rollable Trade Show Flooring
      The next floor on our list is rollable flooring with a wood grain pattern. The wood grain patterned flooring is a hot trend in the trade show industry and the Comfort Floor combines the great look of wood and the relieving comfort of cushioning under your feet. These floors are priced a little higher than the economy floors that you will see but it is the only rollable floor with the cushioning built right in, which means very simple set-up and take downs. The Comfort Floors feature 1/4″ anti-fatigue padding and a wood tone pattern that resists cuts and comes in two different wood grain shades. The flexible floors come standard as 5’ wide rolls to allow for easy shipping to and from shows. Double sided tape (not included) will hold your floor in place and hide the seams between the unrolled floors.

3. Comfort Flex Rollable Vinyl Trade Show Flooring

Comfort Flex Pattern Rollable Trade Show Flooring
        Another great trade show flooring option, which is also in the rollable flooring family, is our Comfort Flex flooring. These floors are the same concept as our Comfort Floors except the foam cushioning is a separate layer (sold separately). The price is right on these floors, even when you factor in buying the optional foam cushioning for underneath. The Stone and Wood Grain patterns are a very unique and stylish look that are sure to grab the attention of your visitors. Just like the Comfort Floors, the Comfort Flex Floors will come standard as 5’ wide rolls. Double sided tape will help you to keep them in place and hide the seams between the rolled out floors.

2. Comfort Carpet Plus Tile Trade Show Flooring

Comfort Carpet Plus Tile Trade Show Flooring
       Next on our list is the first interlocking tile type of flooring that you will see. It’s interlocking teeth, much like a puzzle, make it an easy floor to set up. The anti-fatigue cushioning is build right into the floor. The Comfort Carpet Floors feature the highest density foam in the industry, making them arguably the most durable floor designed for the trade show market. The carpeted tiles come in 7 popular colors and arrows on the underside of the tiles help you to lay the tiles all with the nap going the same way. You wouldn’t think that this matters but when it’s complete you will find that your floor looks as if it were made of one single piece of carpet.

1. Comfort Tile Designer Woods Trade Show Flooring

The #1 Trade Show Flooring

Comfort Tile Designer Woods Trade Show Flooring

Our # 1 trade show floor is the Comfort Tile Designer Woods Trade Show Floor. It is an interlocking tile type floor with built in anti-fatigue high density foam and comes in the ever popular hardwood floor patterns. These floors are priced for a mid-range budget but are a high end product. Optional beveled edges are recommended, as it keeps visitors from tripping as they come into your booth and it gives your floor a more finished look. You can choose from 2’x2’ or 2’x4’ tile sizes to accommodate your set-up ease and portability needs.

by Andy Marthaler the marketing director and a web developer at tradeshow-stuff.com.