I don’t know about you, but I’ve used my iPad in bed many times only to get up with a sore neck and strained eyes. Not to mention the fatigue in my arms and hands from holding the darned thing, sure it’s light but after 30 minutes it’s a brick. Tstand is trying to make using your tablet in this way and many others ways more convenient and comfortable.
Recognizing that tablets are not designed to be held for more than a few minutes, Surface ID founder Sean Kieley was determined to develop a solution that could solve this problem for the millions of tablet users worldwide. “We love the possibilities that smart tablets have given us, but unfortunately they are designed for their awesome screens, good looks, and computing power, but not for the way we have to hold them,” says Kieley. The Tstand solves this problem by elevating one’s tablet to eye level when seated or lying down, allowing for hand-free, ergonomic usage in a multitude of scenarios. The first of dozens of prototypes was developed in 2012 and has since then evolved from a small wooden mockup to a sleek, optimized ergonomic device.
With its innovative design and multi-purpose functionality, the Tstand offers tablet users an entirely new level of usability. There is currently no device on the market that accommodates tablet users’ full spectrum of needs on an ergonomic level. When used seated or lying down, the Tstand’s strategically designed H-shaped base hugs its user’s body while stabilizing the tablet at a desirable viewing angle. Its patented reversible base allows it to sit firmly on its user’s lap or chest, as well as on virtually any flat surface, such as a desk or countertop. Embracing the mobility of tablets, the Tstand doubles as a wearable device with an optional harness. The device also compacts for maximum portability when traveling.
The Tstand Kickstarter just went LIVE and you can order the early bird at $34. The Tstand looks pretty versatile and for you tablet users who use your tablet often this is one to take a look at. Hit the link below to check out the Kickstarter.