On April 18th, 2012, Realize Inc. (Headquarters: Koto Ward, Tokyo; President: Ryuta Mino) Released “Manatee,” the World’s First* iPad Assistant for Use in Bed

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Manatee is a product for using the iPad comfortably in bed. By setting Manatee on the side of the bed and inserting the iPad into the silicon holder, the iPad is held in a position which enables easy viewing while lying in bed. This makes it possible to use the iPad very comfortably.

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On April 18th, 2012, Realize Inc. (Headquarters: Koto Ward, Tokyo; President: Ryuta Mino) released “Manatee,” the world’s first* iPad assistant for use in bed.

*The world’s first iPad stand created by focusing on use in bed. Also, thanks to a unique mechanism (patent applied for), it is also the world’s first stand which supports all iPads from generation 1 to 3, as well as iPads which have cases attached.

Product Overview
Manatee is a product for using the iPad comfortably in bed.
By setting Manatee on the side of the bed and inserting the iPad into the silicon holder, the iPad is held in a position which enables easy viewing while lying in bed. This makes it possible to use the iPad very comfortably.

Development Background
Many iPad owners use their iPads in bed. However, it is difficult to use an iPad while holding it up by hand. In particular, the hands and arms become tired when using an iPad for a long time such as when watching movies or reading digital books.

Moreover, when using the fingers to operate the screen, it is necessary to hold the iPad with just one hand. This makes the iPad very heavy and unstable.
Manatee was developed as a product that eliminates this inconvenience.

Silicon holder supports all iPad generations and cases
The iPad holder is made entirely of silicon. The flexibility and unique shape of the holder supports all iPads from the first generation to the most recent 3rd generation.
Furthermore, the holder allows use of iPads even with many different types of cases attached, including genuine iPad cases.

Statement from President Mino
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful to use the iPad comfortably while lying in bed? For realizing the concept, the assistant was designed for fully enjoying the iPad in bed. After raising various ideas and repeating a countless number of prototypes and experiments, Manatee was borne. It is confident that Manatee will provide the many iPad users throughout the world with a new and wonderful experience.”

About the Product
Product Name: Manatee
URL: http://www.realize-idea.com/en/manatee.html
Country of Origin: Japan
Material: Silicon, steel, stainless steel, maple wood
Release Date: April 18th, 2012
Purchase Method: Manatee can be purchased from
the Realize website ( http://www.realize-idea.com/en/manatee.html )
and Amazon.com( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007QSBXGO )
Sales Price: 499 USD (North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, etc.)
Shipping is free for all locations when purchasing from the Realize website and Amazon.com

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