An ergonomically designed iPad and tablet holder that will help you be more comfortable and productive at home and when you travel
About this project
With no table around, my iPad would always end up on my knees, with my head and neck bent over to see the screen. I had to hold on to it and keep my legs together to stop it falling over, which was both annoying and uncomfortable.
I looked for a better solution and found that most covers had very limited adjustment and fell down flat when typing; so reflections on the screen, stability and comfort continued to be a problem.
I thought to myself – ‘there must be a better way’…but there wasn’t.
So I made one!
comfortable and hands free | the T
the T is a completely new concept for holding your iPad or tablet computer. It enables you to adjust the screen angle to any position, to move your legs around and to be totally hands free, making you feel more comfortable wherever you use your tablet.
and | even more benefits
• Complete stability when touching the screen
• Both hands free for typing
• Self locking and simple to use
• 135 degree range with no pre-set positions
• Infinitely variable viewing angles
• Landscape or portrait tablet orientation
• Significantly reduces head and neck strain
• Knees and legs can move to a more comfortable, natural position
• Magnetically attaches to iPad with Smart cover
• Sleek and robust aluminum & stainless steel construction
• Just 130 grams and 23cm long – ultra portable
• 6 trim colors to choose from – red, green, blue, orange, purple or black
different tablet? | …not a problem
the T can be used with any 10″ tablet in it’s cover, up to 11mm total depth. We always recommend that you keep your cover in place so that your tablet remains protected. the T can also be used with smaller 7″ tablets like the iPad Mini and Kindle Fire.
your posture | give it helping hand
News reports have shown that iPad and tablet-related injuries are on the rise – commonly referred to as ‘iPad neck’ and ‘iPad shoulder’.
Sky News – ‘iPad and tablet related injuries on the rise’ http://news.sky.com/story/ipad-and-tablet-related-injuries-on-rise-10459784
Daily Telegraph – ‘iPad generation sees huge rise in back & neck pain’http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11530863/iPad-neck-Huge-rise-in-back-and-neck-pain-among-youth.html
A Harvard university study has shown that reducing the angle at which the neck bends down has a significant impact on the force to the cervical spine, and this is exactly where the T helps.
the market | millions can benefit
• iPad sales to date – 330 million
• Worldwide quarterly tablet shipments – 38 million
• Forecast tablet shipments 2010 to 2019 – 2 billion
your help | why we need you
Following a 12 month development program, the T is ready for production and we need to invest in manufacturing, tooling and materials.
Working with local ISO accredited manufacturers we have produced the first 500 sets of parts, and we now need to ramp up production to fulfill both the pledges from our backers and our future customer orders.
Also using the scope of our patent, we are looking to develop ways to integrate the functionality of the T directly into tablet cases or even into the tablet itself.
rewards | pledges
We thank you for supporting our campaign!
Please choose from one of these rewards, and also please share this page with all your friends to help us reach our funding goal.
timeline | history and future
credits | and a big thank you to
caitlin and jones | for the great photography and video
our suppliers | for their support during our development
our backers | for believing in us, and for sharing our story with your friends
We will be shipping the T worldwide and there is no way we can charge for any VAT or duties applicable due to the tax regulations in different countries, hence any such fees on delivery will be the responsibility of each backer.
Risks and challenges
Despite extensive development and testing of the T, unforeseen challenges may arise and larger than anticipated orders may introduce delays to our shipping schedule.
We will ALWAYS communicate openly with our backers regarding any issues that may arise, and work tirelessly to resolve them as quickly as possible.