“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" - Sean Kieley, Tstand founder
Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) May 06, 2015
Surface ID, a Montreal-based product development firm, today announced the launch date of a Kickstarter campaign for the Tstand, a multi-purpose tablet stand designed to maximize the usability of tablets. The Tstand provides a sleek solution to the ergonomic shortcomings associated with tablet usage. On May 19, 2015, Surface ID will launch their innovation on Kickstarter to raise funds for production tooling.
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.
Starting May 19, 2015, Kickstarter campaign backers will be able to pre-order the Tstand starting at $49.
To learn more about the Tstand, visit their website.
About Surface ID
Headquartered in Montreal, Surface ID delivers a wide range of industrial design and product development solutions to a variety of industries. From concept sketch to advanced 3D engineering, the company has been translating visions into realities for over 11 years. For more information on Surface ID, visit their website.