Not at your desk but working with papers? Radiul Mobile is super-portable and holds documents so you can see them easily!
Cult of Mac - "Ingenious, and - if you regularly need to copy details from paper - essential"
IntoMobile - "...a cool new accessory..."
AppAdvice - "I definitely like the idea of the Radiul Mobile...a great solution..."
Geeky Gadgets - "If you need to hold documents conveniently in front of you...make a pledge..."
Gadgetmac - "...makes life easier...a nice accessory for everybody."
DigiSecrets - "Radiul is the perfect solution..."
Mind of the Geek - "...a great product for anyone looking to ease working with paper documents...a definite must have..."
AppModo - "...will allow you to work on print and digital media simultaneously..."
Ubergizmo - "...those days of having to look up and down might be over."
Radiul Mobile is a sleek new document holder that's American-made from CNC-machined anodized aluminum and other materials of the highest quality. Its patent-pending design is made possible by a curved groove that lets paper stand up by itself.
Radiul Mobile is the first document holder for the iPad, laptop, iPad Mini, and Nexus 7. It’s super-compact and portable, attaching instantly to tablet screen or laptop lid and holding securely, yet detaching without residue or damage. Radiul Mobile lets you easily see your documents while you’re on the go.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH RADIUL MOBILE
In a paperless world you might manage without Radiul Mobile, but it’s super-useful in the real world, ergonomically positioning documents before your eyes so you don’t strain to see them, and letting you be more productive when you’re away from your desk. Some of the things you can do:
- Transcribe handwritten notes from a meeting or lecture
- Review a marked-up printout while you update the electronic file
- Refer to your notes while you’re writing an essay or prepping for an exam
- Study a photo while you hone your art skills with a drawing app
LONG-LASTING, BEAUTIFUL MATERIALS
Radiul Mobile is American-made from the finest materials and components so it looks great and doesn't break. High quality and utility make it a pleasure to own, or a great gift.
Radiul Mobile features a CNC-machined anodized aluminum channel into which you insert your papers, and two durable “feet” covered with thousands of tiny suction cups which hold Radiul Mobile to your device using vacuum. The channel connects to the feet through strong, integrated metal hinge pins.
USING RADIUL MOBILE
You can set up Radiul Mobile for either iPads or for laptops and netbooks. Simply remove the channel and two feet from their carrying case and push the hinge pins into holes in the feet. Then press the feet onto your device screen or lid and insert your papers. The entire process takes about 20 seconds. If you’ve got an iPad, the light from the screen can be enough to let you see your papers in the dark, letting you work in bed while your partner sleeps.
You can pivot the channel as needed, and it can be rotated parallel to the feet to reduce height, letting Radiul Mobile fit into many bags and cases while still attached to your device. To remove and stow Radiul Mobile, peel the feet off and pull them off the hinge pins. Then place the parts in the case and snap it shut.
WHERE THINGS STAND
We’ve designed, prototyped, and tested several generations of Radiul Mobile, while perfecting the design and finalizing the choice of materials and manufacturing processes. We’ve also selected and qualified some great U.S. suppliers. As a result, we’re fully prepared to place production orders but we need your backing to fund the first production run, so we can bring Radiul Mobile to you at a discount, before it's available to anyone else.
We're very excited about Radiul Mobile and plan to start shipping just weeks after our campaign ends.
Please send us your comments and help us spread the word by Tweeting this page (button below video), sharing on Facebook, and simply telling your friends. If you'd like to pledge please use the BACK THIS PROJECT button at the top. And don't forget to check out our 1-minute video.
Thanks very much for your interest in Radiul Mobile.
iPad is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. iPads and laptop computers shown are not included. Product appearance may vary slightly from that shown in photos and videos.
Will it work with my device?
Radiul Mobile is designed to fit all versions of the iPad perfectly, and Radiul Mobile Mini is designed to fit the iPad Mini perfectly. If you have another tablet of similar size it may also fit. Radiul Mobile and Mobile Mini will also fit the lids of most laptops and netbooks. To be sure, check out the drawing and templates for Radiul Mobile at Radiul.com. Radiul Mobile Mini also fits the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire HD, though it overlaps the latter a small amount.
How many sheets of paper can Radiul hold?
Typically 10-15 sheets of standard 8.5 x 11” paper.
How much does Radiul Mobile weigh?
3.3 ounces (94 grams).
My laptop lid isn't very smooth; will Radiul Mobile still work?
Let us know if you have a problem and we'll ship you at no charge a pair of smooth adhesive strips. Just attach these to the lid and Radiul's feet will hold securely to them.How can I help this project succeed?
You can contact online media, both major sites (e.g., Engadget, Wired, SlashGear, Gizmodo, CNET) and others to tip them about the project: most have links for that purpose. You can share this page (see short link below video) on your Facebook Wall or Page, or on a friend's Wall; 2) Tweet the page (see button beneath the video), and 3) tell your friends directly.
I'm interested in being a distributor for Radiul Mobile. What should I do?
You're not the first! Please contact us (see Contact Me link next to our logo in the upper right) and we'll get back to you soon.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We don't like surprises, and we don't think you do either. That's why before we launched Radiul Mobile on Kickstarter, we made sure we had a functional, manufacturable, well-engineered design that can be produced from the highest-quality materials such as CNC-machined aluminum. Moreover, we settled on a group of excellent U.S. suppliers, avoiding any of the uncertainties of offshore production.
That being said, there are always things that can go wrong. We have some concern that due to production delays, we won't be able to ship before Christmas, our current target; it's possible we'll need to ship in January. We recently made some design changes to the aluminum channel. The prototype of the new design seems to work just fine, but we have less experience with it than with the earlier version. In the worst case, we'll need to modify the design a bit or revert to the previous design. The process used to make the elastomer feet has occasionally yielded parts with subtle cosmetic defects; we're working with our supplier to minimize or eliminate these. Lastly, we're a bit concerned that several of our customers who are planning to use Radiul with a laptop will find their lids aren't smooth enough to hold Radiul securely. While we believe we have a solution for this (providing smooth adhesive strips without charge) there's a slight chance the strips won't work as well as intended, or that some may not wish to use them on their lids.
All told, we're confident that our many years of industry experience in building and shipping far more complicated products (like 3-D printers selling for $200,000) will allow us to manage any problems, and that there are no show stoppers. Again, thanks for your interest and support!
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