Updated January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best iPad Kiosks

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in January of 2019. Once a novel technology, tablets have swiftly become intertwined with our everyday life, establishing themselves as essential business tools and handy home entertainment devices. One of these kiosks can help streamline the checkout process for your retail shop or add an interactive element to a trade show booth, all while keeping your iPad reasonably safe from thieves. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Mount-It! 3770B

2. AboveTek Showcase

3. CTA Digital PARAF

Editor's Notes

January 15, 2021:

iPads and other tablets have changed the way we do business, so it is no surprise that they are common fixtures in a range of commercial settings and tradeshow events these days. Of course, it is just as important to provide easy access to the device for customers and clients as it is to keep the tablets themselves safe, which is exactly what the various models here do. During this update, we made sure to include a variety of floor-standing and tabletop options, as well as models that suit various generations of iPads. Mount-It! and CTA Digital are leaders in this field, and many options from them have made it into our recommendations. When it comes to versatility, the CTA Digital SHFS and CTA Digital PARAFD immediately stand out. The former has a gooseneck that offers a lot of options in placement of the device, and this feature is further enhanced by a telescoping pole. The latter, has a three-section shaft that allows it to be a floor-standing or countertop option. In the security department, the Mount-It! 3770B, CTA Digital PARAF, and Mount-It! 3786 are definite winners, as are the Pyle PSPADLK14 and CTA Digital Dual ASK in the tabletop use department.

January 14, 2019:

Made sure to highlight that the CTA Digital PAD-SHFS has casters, as it’s the only wheeled option on the list, which could be a make-or-break feature for certain users. Did some research on the Angel POS Holder, but noticed too many reports about a lack of stability and its tendency to tip over, which is why it doesn’t appear on the list.

4. AboveTek TS-138B

5. CTA Digital PARAFD

6. Vivo PAD1

7. CTA Digital SHFS

8. Mount-It! 3786

9. Pyle PSPADLK14

10. CTA Digital Dual ASK


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on January 19, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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