I have a “helping hand” in my office with two flexible arms and alligator clamps, and a magnifier that I use sometimes to solder or unsolder components more easily. The metallic arm are not always easy to put in the right position, and the base is not always heavy enough, but it does the job most of the time. But I’ve just come across with a helping hand station with 6 flexible gooseneck arms that may allow for more positions and easier setup, as well as hold a USB powered fan to such out fumes or blow them away, and/or a lamp.
- Aluminum alloy base – 140 x 100 x 12mm (purple or black)
- 6x universal joint pipe of 300mm length with alligator clip
- 1 5V USB output regulator plate with two USB ports up to 5V/3A to connect fans
- 1x 5V USB Fan
- 1x Soldering Iron Holder
- Power Input for battery?
- Product weight – 580g
I first found it on GeekBuying for $41.99 shipped, but there are similar designs minus the USB ports, on Amazon US and Banggood. The video shows an unboxing and short test of the model sold on Banggood.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.