Kindle 4 Becomes More Ergonomic with Wingo Case

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New, winged case for Kindle 4 runs Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and help prevent arthritis.

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We’re glad that the Kickstarter community has been responding to the project, and we look forward to bringing the Wingo Case to our backers.

For anyone with carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis, it can be difficult to take advantage of the ever-slimming technology of e-readers, tablets and smartphones. The small devices require users to pinch the sides, contorting their hands into uncomfortable and unnatural positions that lead to these common stress injuries. That’s why the creators of the Wingo Case are running a Kickstarter campaign to manufacture a solution.

The Wingo Case is the first ergonomic and clinically tested, handheld Kindle 4 case that focuses on enhancing e-reading comfort by reducing hand, wrist and forearm pain. The team at Wingo Case has designed the case with special folding “wings” to allow people who suffer from arthritis and other stress injuries to easily hold their Kindle while reading.

The case protects the Kindle 4 device, and could potentially prevent these injuries by providing wings which rest comfortably on the reader’s hands. The case also has a built-in kickstand to accommodate users who prefer a tabletop reading position.

While many people have grown accustomed to prolonged periods of using smartphones and tablets, the team at Wingo Case has observed a specific pattern of poor grip with e-readers. Because people remain still while reading as opposed to moving their hands to swipe and tap a touchscreen, they are more likely to adopt a pinching grip for hours at a time. This type of strain is a known precursor to arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

“My dad and I came up with the idea for Wingo Case because he has suffered from arthritis for some years now,” says Cole McGowan, Co-Creator of Wingo Case. “We’re glad that the Kickstarter community has been responding to the project, and we look forward to bringing the Wingo Case to our backers.”

The Wingo Case will be made with high quality materials: ABS plastics, flexible rubber housing, with a hollow-core internal structure and a soft-touch outer shell, along with a highly advanced, slow-release pivot system for the wings.

Backers of the campaign will be able to choose from a number of rewards including the Wingo Case itself, the ability to vote on custom colors, a gift wrapped case and participation in a design/manufacturing focus group.

To learn more about the Wingo Case for Kindle, visit the project’s Kickstarter campaign page at before the campaign ends on June 13 at 4:24pm EST.

About Wingo Case
The Wingo is the first hand-held device created with the user in mind and focuses on enhancing eReading comfort by reducing hand, wrist, and forearm pain. Our passion is to bring intelligent design to the reading experience. The design of the Wingo has been clinically tested, and is taking comfort to a whole new level. To learn more about Wingo Case, visit, Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter @WingoCase.

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