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The first all-in-one stand with integrated dock and charging system for your mobile and tablet devices.

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Cult of Mac - "Ultimate stand for all your apple devices. It's certainly an attractive solution to a problem a lot of people have.."

Design Milk - "A multifunctional iMac stand for all your desktop needs.."

Appletell - " I’ve used and reviewed a few here at AppleTell, most of which concerned themselves with either looked good sitting under Apple products or with providing additional functionality. The UNITI Stand, now on Kickstarter, seems concerned with both.."

TheAwesomer - "A smartly designed aluminum stand for iMacs.."

Interiorhacks - "UNITI Stand is a display stand smart that does not impair the design your Mac.."

  • Elevates your monitor to provide better posture. iMacs and Thunderbolt monitors can be positioned at two viewing heights.
  • Dual front USB 3.0 ports and 3.5 mm audio jack provide convenience and multi-tasking support.
  • Detachable cradle(s) is interchangeable and removable to suit your preferences.
  • Integrated charging system is universal and accommodates virtually all mobile and tablet devices.  
  • Nesting spot to tuck away the keyboard, mouse, and other items on your desk.
  • Stand and cradle(s) manufactured from "aircraft-grade" aluminum. Made in the USA.

The idea is simple: no more clutter or messy wires. UNITI truly integrates your workspace.

The Premise

We wanted to change the way we work. We started by looking at the most immediate environment around our workspace: the desktop. A cluttered desktop decreases productivity and efficiency, but an organized workspace makes work more enjoyable and more productive. That's why we created UNITI.

We designed UNITI to be a comprehensive and revolutionary workspace solution. It keeps everything clutter-free and in place while providing easy access to all the devices that keep you going. 

Your desk is overdue for an upgrade.

UNITI Delivers

Improves posture: UNITI's intelligent elevation design improves your posture and offers two monitor placement heights:

  • Rear insert position offers a flush appearance while raising the elevation approximately 40mm (1.57 inches). (Only compatible with 21" - 27" iMacs and Apple Thunderbolts monitors).
  • Top placement position is suitable for all monitors up to 32" while raising the elevation approximately 60mm (2.36 inches).

Convenience: Dual front-facing USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5 mm audio jack extenders integrate your multi-media accessories. Under the stand, there is a "nesting" area to tuck away your keyboard, mouse, and other items on your desk. 

Flexible: UNITI's unique "cradle" system gives you the flexibility to dock and charge your devices either on the right or left side. With dual cradles, your UNITI will have docking on both sides. Cradles enable you to stand your devices vertically or horizontally. 

The powerful rear magnets ensure the cradle(s) will remain tightly "attached" to the stand with no movement or sliding around.

Integration: Integrated charging system is universal and can accommodate virtually all mobile devices and tablets.

UNITI's multi-position docking system that allows you to place your devices vertically or horizontally, with or without protective cases.

Compatible: UNITI's charging feature is compatible with almost all mobile and smart devices. There are two adapter options. 

Lightning cable adapter for:

  • iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPhone 6
  • iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display
  • iPad (4th Generation), iPad Air
  • iPod touch (5th Generation)

 Micro USB cable adapter for:

  • Samsung Galaxy S4/S5
  • Samsung Note 2/3
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, 4, Pro
  • Nexus 5/Nexus 7/Nexus 10
  • Many more devices.....

High Quality: The UNITI stand and its cradles are precisely machined from“aircraft grade” aluminum. This high quality material provides robust strength capable of stably supporting virtually all workspace devices and monitors. Rubber 3M strips attached to the stand's "legs" & cradle (dock) protect your desk from scratches. 

Best of all, the UNITI stand and cradle are Made in the USA. This is one of the few products you will find that is still designed AND manufactured locally.  

"Apple-style": The UNITI stand and cradle (dock) are bead-blasted with natural anodized finish that matches the look and feel of Apple products, creating a seamless, elegant look for your desktop.

UNITI

The standard UNITI version comes with the stand, one universal cradle (dock) and one cable adapter of your choice. You have the option of ordering UNITI with an additional cradle and adapter. During the ordering process, you will need to select the adapter(s) for your devices(s). 

Dimensions: 25.6"W x 10.25"L x 2.75"H

Your Pledge

Each one of your pledges will bring UNITI closer to reality. Our goal is to provide you with an elegant and clutter-free workspace solution. No more clutter or messy wires. Integrate your workspace and increase productivity. With UNITI, everything is within reach and charging!

Please support us on our mission to bring this revolutionary concept to your workspace! 

Pledge Levels

  • $5: High Five! Every pledge matters and helps us get closer to making UNITI a reality. We will update you on our progress. Thank you so much for your support. 
  • $25: Receive one USB 2.0 to 3.5mm audio jack adapter and one super comfortable "Affliction"-style t-shirt from a local designer (Made in the USA)! 
  • $109: EARLY BIRD - STAND ONLY. For being one of our first supporters, we are offering the stand (without cradles) at a special price. $70 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US. 
  • $129: STAND ONLY. You will receive the stand (without cradles) and be on your way to beautifying your workspace. $50 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US. 
  • $159: EARLY BIRD - STANDARD UNITI SET. For being one of our first supporters, we are offering a special price for the standard set. You will receive the stand, 1 cradle (dock) and 1 cable adapter (lightning or micro-USB). If you choose the micro-USB adapter, you will also receive a corresponding micro-USB cable. $95 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US. 
  • $179: STANDARD UNITI SET. You will receive the stand, 1 cradle (dock) and 1 cable adapter (lightning or micro-USB). If you choose the micro-USB adapter, you will also receive a corresponding  micro-USB cable. $75 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US. 
  • $199: EARLY BIRD  - DELUXE UNITI SET. For being one of our first supporters, we are offering a special price for the DELUXE set. You will receive the stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $120 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US. 
  • $219: DELUXE UNITI SET. You will receive the stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $100 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US.  
  • $259: SPECIAL EDITION  - DELUXE UNITI SET. Give your desk a unique look with the special edition UNITI set! Choose from FIRE RED or MATTE BLACK. You will receive the stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US. 
  • $279: SPECIAL GOLD EDITION - DELUXE GOLD UNITI SET. Give your desk a unique look with the special GOLD edition UNITI set! Choose from GOLD finish color. You will receive the stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US.
  • $399: DOUBLE UNITI SET. One for your home and one for your office! You will receive 2 stands, 4 cradles (docks) and 4 cable adapters (lightning or micro-USB: mix and match). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $200 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $80 to ship outside the US. 
  • $449: DOUBLE "Mix and Match" UNITI SET. One for your home and one for your office! This pledge level comes with ONE standard color UNITI and your choice of ONE FIRE RED or MATTE BLACK stand. You will receive 2 stands, 4 cradles (docks) and 4 cable adapters (lightning or micro-USB: mix and match). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $200 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $80 to ship outside the US.
  • $999: "CORPORATE BUNDLE" - The ultimate package for multi-unit backers! You will receive 5 stands, 10 cradles (docks) and 10 cable adapters (lightning or micro-USB: mix and match). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $500 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $200 to ship outside the US. 

SPECIAL GOLD EDITION

Production Timeline

We took the UNITI project from concept to design, to engineering, and to prototype testing over the past 12 months. Right now, we need your support and help in raising the funds for the next step: tooling and production of the UNITI stand. EVERY LEVEL OF SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

UNITI will be the perfect gift for the holidays. We are working hard and strive to deliver this beautiful stand by late 2014. 

Who We Are

iForte.com

iForte was formed by a group of mobile industry retail and design
professionals. We focus on developing products that simplify your life and look fabulous at the same time.

Risks and challenges

We are well aware of the primary challenges which faces product design teams likes us. Manufacturing and on time delivery is by far the most critical challenges to our industry from a production standpoint. Many products need one to three years to develop and trouble shoot - a process we compressed into a few months.

Fortunately, we have a team of very experienced engineers and manufacturing consultants that work within the industry to help us navigate through the issues. We have developed multiple prototypes and tested the manufacturing capabilities of the suppliers by doing pilot production runs.

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    5 backers

    High Five! Every pledge matters and helps us get closer to making UNITI a reality. We will update you on our progress. Thank you so much for your support.

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    3 backers

    Receive one USB 2.0 to 3.5mm audio jack adapter and one super comfortable "Affliction"-style t-shirt from a local designer (Made in the USA)! We'll send out a questionnaire so you can pick your size. We will update you on our progress.

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    ***EARLY BIRD*** - STAND ONLY. For being one of our first supporters, we are offering one stand (without cradles) at a special price. $70 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US.

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    ***EARLY BIRD*** - STANDARD UNITI SET. For being one of our first supporters, we are offering a special price for the standard set. You will receive 1 stand, 1 cradle (dock) and 1 cable adapter (lightning or micro-USB). If you choose the micro-USB adapter, you will also receive a corresponding micro-USB cable. $95 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US.

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    26 backers

    [STANDARD UNITI SET] - You will receive 1 stand, 1 cradle (dock) and 1 cable adapter (lightning or micro-USB). If you choose the micro-USB adapter, you will also receive a corresponding micro-USB cable. $75 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $40 to ship outside the US.

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    ***EARLY BIRD*** - DELUXE UNITI SET. For being one of our first supporters, we are offering a special price for the DELUXE set. You will receive 1 stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $120 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US.

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    110 backers

    [DELUXE UNITI SET] - You will receive 1 stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $100 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US.

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    ***SPECIAL EDITION*** - DELUXE UNITI SET. Give your desk a unique look with the special edition UNITI set! Choose from FIRE RED or MATTE BLACK color. You will receive 1 stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US.

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    ***SPECIAL GOLD EDITION*** - [DELUXE GOLD UNITI SET]. Give your desk a unique look with the special GOLD edition UNITI set! Choose from GOLD finish color. You will receive 1 stand, 2 cradles (docks) and 2 cable adapters (2 lightning, 2 micro-USB, or one of each). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). Free shipping in the US. Add $50 to ship outside the US.

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    [DOUBLE UNITI SET] - One for your home and one for your office! You will receive 2 stands, 4 cradles (docks) and 4 cable adapters (lightning or micro-USB: mix and match). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $200 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $80 to ship outside the US.

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    [DOUBLE "Mix and Match" UNITI SET] - One for your home and one for your office! This pledge level comes with ONE standard color UNITI and your choice of ONE FIRE RED or MATTE BLACK stand. You will receive 2 stands, 4 cradles (docks) and 4 cable adapters (lightning or micro-USB: mix and match). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $200 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $80 to ship outside the US.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    "CORPORATE BUNDLE" - The ultimate package for multi-unit backers! You will receive 5 stands, 10 cradles (docks) and 10 cable adapters (lightning or micro-USB: mix and match). If you choose micro-USB adapter(s), you will also receive corresponding micro-USB cable(s). $500 off retail. Free shipping in the US. Add $200 to ship outside the US.

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