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Manatee is a partner that enables maximum enjoyment of your iPad while in bed. you can remove both hands and relax while using it.

gizmag  "Manatee stand allows you to use your iPad comfortably in bed"

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It would certainly be great fun if you could comfortably use your iPad in bed.Acting upon this belief, we challenged to make an assistant for using iPad in bed.That’s how Manatee was born.

Manatee securely holds your iPad    

Manatee makes it possibly to be truly comfortable while using your iPad in bed.Lie on your bed, set your iPad in Manatee and then let go.Manatee helps by securely holding your iPad in the desired position, almost as if it were floating.You can enjoy your iPad with a completely different ease of use than when you used to hold it by hand.Of course, Manatee is also a big help when using your iPad in other places like on sofa.

It’s a real treat to watch movies in bed. Your body is relaxed, allowing your consciousness to be fully directed towards the movie. Have fun watching your favorite action film, romance, science fiction or comedy.
It’s a real treat to watch movies in bed. Your body is relaxed, allowing your consciousness to be fully directed towards the movie. Have fun watching your favorite action film, romance, science fiction or comedy.
Before sleeping is the best time to read a book. Search through countless electronic titles to find the book that you want to read and enjoy reading that book—all from the comfort of your bed!
Before sleeping is the best time to read a book. Search through countless electronic titles to find the book that you want to read and enjoy reading that book—all from the comfort of your bed!
Spend a relaxing time by browsing the web at your pleasure. Thoroughly search things that you have been interested in, use SNS to get in touch with your friends, or check what is happening in the world.
Spend a relaxing time by browsing the web at your pleasure. Thoroughly search things that you have been interested in, use SNS to get in touch with your friends, or check what is happening in the world.
Manatee is also a big help when using your iPad in other places, like on a sofa.
Manatee is also a big help when using your iPad in other places, like on a sofa.

Design and quality worthy of iPad

In order to create a superior product worthy of using with an iPad, Manatee was made through uncompromising dedication to ultimate materials, design, strength and comfort. Other iPad stands seek to reduce costs by using holders made from cheap, thin plastic or metal suited for mass production. This results in stiff, mechanical stands. In contrast, Manatee's holder is made from soft silicone which won't damage your iPad or cause injury when bumping into your face or body. The form of Manatee features a refined simplicity which matches the décor of your bedroom or living room. Manatee is a stable stand which offers unparalleled strength and comfort through free adjustment of direction and height.

Features

Manatee is made of large, soft silicone. It gently yet firmly holds your precious iPad without causing any damage.
Manatee is made of large, soft silicone. It gently yet firmly holds your precious iPad without causing any damage.
Manatee is extremely flexible and supports all generations of iPad without the need for modification. The 4 arms of Manatee securely hold the 4 corners of your iPad. It’s no problem even if you plan to buy a new generation of iPad.
Manatee is extremely flexible and supports all generations of iPad without the need for modification. The 4 arms of Manatee securely hold the 4 corners of your iPad. It’s no problem even if you plan to buy a new generation of iPad.
Manatee is also designed to hold iPads even with the case attached. Manatee supports almost all cases. Approximate dimensions of supported iPad cases: Height:250mm(10in), Width:200mm(8in), Thickness:30mm(1.2in)
Manatee is also designed to hold iPads even with the case attached. Manatee supports almost all cases. Approximate dimensions of supported iPad cases: Height:250mm(10in), Width:200mm(8in), Thickness:30mm(1.2in)
The maple ball is the secret which makes it possible to freely rotate and change the direction of the iPad.The combination of this large ball and the silicone enables smooth rotation It is also possible to freely adjust the direction
The maple ball is the secret which makes it possible to freely rotate and change the direction of the iPad.The combination of this large ball and the silicone enables smooth rotation It is also possible to freely adjust the direction

Freely rotatable and adjustable in all directions

The combination of this large maple ball and the silicone enables smooth rotation. It is also possible to freely adjust the direction.Also the height of Manatee can be freely adjusted from 730mm to 1030mm(28.7 in 〜 40.5 in) in order to match various kinds of beds.

The accompanying magnet hook securely fastens your iPad’s cable to the Manatee’s pole.
The accompanying magnet hook securely fastens your iPad’s cable to the Manatee’s pole.
After testing a variety of rubber and foam, we decided on this low-resilience foam.The foam minimizes wobbling after you touch the screen, thus allowing you to use your iPad comfortably.
After testing a variety of rubber and foam, we decided on this low-resilience foam.The foam minimizes wobbling after you touch the screen, thus allowing you to use your iPad comfortably.

Setup in bed takes only 5 seconds!    

To setup the Manatee in bed, simply insert the base under your mattress. If your bed has an attached mattress, Manatee can also be placed directly on the floor for use.

Color

Choose from two colors: sky blue and light grey
Choose from two colors: sky blue and light grey

Concept Book  

A 34-pages book which summarizes the features of Manatee.
A 34-pages book which summarizes the features of Manatee.

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< Size and Weight >
Height : 28 in(Max 40 inch), Width : 13.7 in, Depth : 15.3 in, Weight : 7.8 lb

< Approximate dimensions of supported iPad cases >
Height: 10 in , Width: 8 in , Thickness: 1.2 in

< Country of Origin >
Made in Japan

<Material>

Silicone,Steel,Stainless Steel,Maple wood

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Q What is the product named “Manatee?”

A As shown in the picture above, the arms of our Manatee (stand) resemble the arms of the actual Manatee (animal).

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We think that it is very important to prepare very carefully for realizing the mass production of ultimate MANATEE.

On that belief, we have met and discussed with meny people of several factories so many times and we have completed perfect prototype which is entirely suitable for mass production.

And we have manufactured ultimate 10 MANATEEs using the actual method of mass production.

Now, we are doing our best to complete our project with world-best MANATEE in addition to that we also do our best to deliver MANATEE to our backers as soon as possible.

FAQ

  • As shown in the picture above, the arms of our Manatee (stand) resemble the arms of the actual Manatee (animal).

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  • In the initial testing stage, we tried prototypes which positioned the iPad directly in front of the user’s face. However, from a psychological standpoint, much greater pressure was felt by positioning the iPad above the user’s face. Furthermore, positioning directly in front created the danger of the user bumping his head against the iPad when getting up. Manatee’s pole is tilted forward, which brings the iPad closer to the user even when the stand is set at the bedside. As a result, the iPad can be used comfortably when lying face-up or lying on your side.For these reasons, we determined that bedside is the best position.

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  • Made in Japan.

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