Rain Design Wins Macworld Expo 2011 Best of Show for iRest Lap Stand

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Rain Design unveiled the iRest stand for Apple iPad, winning a Best of Show award at the recent Macworld Expo 2011. It is the first tablet stand designed specifically for use on the lap to free your hand for a comfortable viewing and typing experience on the couch. The iRest stand is available now.

Rain Design's iRest lap stand for iPad

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Rain Design Inc., creator of award-winning computer accessories, won Best of Show at the recent Macworld Expo 2011 for their new iRest lap stand for the Apple iPad. The iRest is the first tablet stand designed specifically for use on the lap. It frees your hand for a comfortable viewing and typing experience away from the desk.

Beneath the simplicity of the patent pending design, the iRest actually masks a few industrial breakthroughs. It is exceptionally light weight at only 15 oz. The ingenuity is creating a design that avoided the use of extrusion manufacturing technique and thus more than halving the aluminum thickness to only 1/16 of an inch (1.5mm). The iRest also features soft foam cushions that rest on the lap and a torque hinge that makes it easy to adjust the angle up to 60 degrees. It improves your ergonomics by preventing hand fatigue from holding the iPad and raising the screen for easier viewing.

“The beauty of the iRest is its functionality and form,” says Aven Koh, Vice President of Rain Design. “It makes using the iPad on your lap so much more comfortable and enjoyable whether you’re on a couch or on a plane.”

Versatility and Portability
The iRest also functions as a stunning and stable desktop stand. The cushions can be detached to reduce its footprint in desktop mode. The stand folds flat for portability and storage.

The stand has cutouts for the dock connector and speaker, and can accommodate regular iPad cases. Generous padding keeps the iPad safe from scratches.

The iRest works with the iPad and tablets with a thickness less than 0.47 inches (1.2 cm).

Pricing and Availability
Rain Design’s iRest Lap Stand (#10035) is now available at http://www.raindesigninc.com/irest.html for a suggested retail price of US$49.90.

About Rain Design
Rain Design, headquartered in San Francisco, California, was founded in 2002 with the vision of creating cool and comfortable products. For more information on Rain Design’s line of products, please visit http://www.raindesigninc.com.

iRest is a trademark of Rain Design Inc. Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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