A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The problem with laptops...
We the laptop generation don't know it yet, but when we get older we'll suffer for our art.
Laptops are brilliant devices and great for working on the move, but they are no good for our posture.
Make no mistake, if you work on a laptop on a regular basis, you're in danger of damaging your neck and back.
These machines weren't designed to be full-time replacements for the traditional desktop computer. If you use one a lot, there's a chance you're causing irreparable damage to your neck and spine.
Don't just take our word for it though, have a look here at the NHS website
Lapstander solves this issue by returning your screen to the correct height and angle. At the same time, it provides a solid, stylish base for your laptop computer and any peripherals you use.
Lapstander is fully height adjustable so you can tailor it to your needs.
Lapstander is a plug and play solution.
Need your laptop for work that day? Just grab it and go and your stand will be waiting for you when you get back.
Lapstander also deals with any messy cables and can help you de-clutter your desk.
Lapstander can be set for either left-handed or right-handed operation
Not just a stand
Lapstander is modular and comes ready to support your smart-phone and any other devices you use. Add a second arm for additional peripherals.
Add whatever you like. Tablet up to 8”, Smartphone (will accommodate all shapes and sizes) Kindle (or a real book) Midi devices (keyboard, launch pad, chaos pad) Picture of your mum (or the queen?) or even a map of Lapland.
Almost any conceivable configuration is possible and you’ll be protecting your neck and improving your posture.
As our most excellent video demonstrates the Lapstander is poles apart from the Laplander (although not literally, we're still talking the same hemisphere here)
Modular arms for additional peripherals.
Keep cables in check.
Frees up desk space.
Solid multi-function laptop stand made from stylish Aluminium finished in silver that matches the MacBook (other colours... Space Grey, Gold, Fucia* will be offered as stretch targets.)
Strong and stable (except actually).
Non-slip silicone pads will keep your devices in place.
Designed and manufactured in the UK
2 colours - Silver (Mac) and Black
No use for herding Reindeer.
Can't use a snowmobile.
Has never seen the Northern Lights.
Has only one word for snow (snow)
Lapstander is ideal for work, performance and play... and best of all, as a Kickstarter backer, you can get one faster and cheaper than anyone else.
Available in whatever colour you like (as long as it's Black or Silver... more options will appear when we hit our stretch goal)
* not really fucia... sorry, but it just wouldn't work.
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge in creating the Lapstander was perfecting the design. We ran through a number of prototypes and tried a number of materials until we were sure we had something world-class.
The next challenge was sourcing a manufacturing partner and again we invested heavily in both time and money and until we found one who was able to exceed our strictest standards.
Because we are ready to go, manufacturing will occur as soon as we're fully funded so your Lapstander can be on your desk sorting your posture, cables and life out as soon as possible.