They say that the simplest ideas are often the best, and when you see the “PanHook”, from Hardcase Technologies, for the first time - you almost share in the “Lightbulb” moment, that HCT-man Alessio, must have had, when the idea for this first popped into his head.
Every lap-based player must have at times felt their precious wobbling a little too close to the edge of their knees while playing - and there truly is nothing more annoying, than having to stop, just as you’re getting into something awesome, to adjust your pan, to prevent it from crashing down onto the floor below.
A problem that the PanHook, seemingly (we’ve yet to try one), solves, in a very simple, but genius-kind of way. Utilising a hook, and loop-type construction, that attaches to the belt, and secures the Handpan via the Gu-port.
Priced at 18 Euro, at time of posting, if you’ve given thought to purchasing a Handpan stand, purely to solve the slippage-problem, the PanHook is not only among the cheapest options, but it’s also going to be considerably less hassle to pack, and carry, than a traditional-type stand - for those who like to travel / busk / etc.
Ultimately, the PanHook is something that you could probably put together yourself at home using a little ingenuity, with relative ease (now that the idea is there) - but with that said, with Alessio, and the HCT-crew, having been responsible for some of the most-applauded Handpan case solutions, to date - you can be fairly sure, that both the design, and the materials used in the construction of the PanHook, will have been thoroughly researched, and tested - before being offered for sale.
Find more information over at the Hardcase Technologies website: HERE