We are Alphidia and our purpose is to design and build better versions of things folks are looking for.
We needed a sturdy, well built helping hands device for use in our product development studio. The ones on the market we tried were flimsy, hard to adjust, and came with tiny little bases that would tip over with anything but the smallest project mounted to them. Plus, we needed some extra "hands" to make it truly useful.
The other devices had only two hands to hold our project. That isn't enough when doing most electronic work. With solder in one hand and an iron in the other, having extra hands to hold wire or a component plus the project was important to us. So, in true "scratch our own itch" fashion, the QuadHands™ "four armed" helping hand device was created.
While the other companies race to the bottom in terms of quality in order to bring ever cheaper products to the market, we have chosen a different path. To design and build products that not only do what they are supposed to do but are designed and built to last. Perhaps not everyone will appreciate our philosophy, but someone will and that's who we build our products for.