This project's funding goal was not reached on April 21, 2012.
This project's funding goal was not reached on April 21, 2012.
The iPad it's such an incredible device. It looks cool browsing the web with one hand, but usually you need to operate the tablet with two hands… and after a while... gets tiring.
What's the point of having mobile devices like this if you can't find new and innovative ways to enjoy them?
That's why we propose you the ARM: the most versatile stand for iPad and any other tablet model, that can be used in a wide range of situations (not unlike many other stands conceived for one particular scenario).
The ARM is perfect to use on the desk…
- as for web browsing and multimedia, watching movies.
- Pair it with a keyboard, use it as a non-conventional computer…
- Even better as a dual monitor, mount your iPad above the computer screen, or beside: it's perfect to watch instructions, mails, ebooks or video tutorial whilst following along on your computer screen: you get an incredible multimedia station.
The ergonomic is unique… your iPad is just in front of your eyes… no distractions when working or studying. The devices adapt to you…. not you to them!
The iPad is an all-in one solution for those who like to read or watch movies in bed before sleeping. With the ARM, is a comfortable treat: No more do you have to extend your arms while reading in bed or risk dropping your iPad if you fall asleep holding. ( Holding your iPad causes hands fatigue, and makes for a less than pleasant experience)
- the adjustable bracket extends over your head, you don't have to worry about stability issues and adjust it to suit your preferred viewing angle with ease
Watch a movie on your own… or with your beloved. The ARM base is flat and thin, you won't feel it under your pillow… you can fall asleep on it… or leave it on purpose: the ARM wan't fall or annoy your rest.
We designed the ARM to be an accessory that you can put in your living room to brag to friends because it looks stylish, elegant, made from aluminum and resembling something APPLE would have designed. Emotional and minimal. Simple and functional. A clean sleek design that will compliments the finest interiors, while truly enhancing your user experience.
- sitting, laying on the couch… or reclining in an armchair recliner… choose your position and adjust the ARM to suit your preferred viewing angle with ease, and hands free.
Not just chilled out people will benefit from the ARM, but also anyone who suffers from any joint and wrist disorders (carpal tunnel or other), shoulder pain, neck injury, or who in general finds it difficult to hold the tablet for an extended period of time.
- Holding the iPad at some angle gets tiring on your arms fast; can become uncomfortable.
The ARM makes it easier to get the viewing angle you want whilst at the same time allowing you to find a more comfortable posture to read and watch endless hours. Enjoy your hobby as never before, having something else hold the iPad for you.
The ARM is perfect when you need your hands free to do other things, while following instructions, lessons, tutorials (in the kitchen while cooking, in your garage repairing your bike, etc...).
We did the ARM having in mind that the space is important at home… as in mobility. The ARM can be collapsed and folded flat, for storage and portability (easy to transport), even if …. once you start using it… you won' t store it away. The ARM will became a beautiful piece of Design you'll be proud of, and an avid user.
The ARM has been engieneered and manufactured from premium material:
The ARM is totally adjustable using positioning hinges strong enough to hold and keep the iPad in any desired position, without compromise (no knobs to fiddle with or lose, and the stand will never go slack): constant torque throughout its full range of motion (270° of rotation).
The ARM is not device specific:
you can use it with any Tablet, any Case, any Brand. We designed a special accessory, the SHIELD that works with:
The SHIELD hides 4 iron discs, so it is attracted to the ARM magnetic head. This means no magnets permanently attached to your tablets.
The SHIELD is available in BLACK. Only on kickstarter you can pre-order the GREEN and ORANGE special edition.
The ARM has the innovative ZERO Fastening System (patent pending) to hold the tablet: Just approach the tablet to the stand and they attach each other… thanks to 4 magnets on the head of the stand, strong enough to hold and keep safe the iPad in any position or orientation. Magnets are also on the other side of the head of the stand… allowing to use the iPad in many other situations.
Now the tablet is completely secure and can be inserted or removed with ease, in landscape or portrait modes.
There are 3 key points that make the ZERO Fastening System so incredibly effective.
This exclusive innovation eliminates hardware and weight, and allows you to adjust the tablet in any position...in ZERO seconds:
We hope that you will support our project and soon enjoy the ARM as we already do. Spreading the word and sharing with your friends, is as important as any $ we will collect to bring the ARM into production. Every help count.
If you don't have a TABLET STAND yet… this is the best time to get one… the ARM.
Luca, Manuel and Davide
No, the SHIELD features a removable repositionable adhesive (3M) on his back side. This is for repositioning or multiple openings and closings (so don’t be afraid... the SHIELD is not permanently attached to your tablet. Take it off when you want: it doesn’t leave any adhesive stain. Gently pull out the SHIELD till it comes away.
There is nothing in an iPad that will be effected by a magnet, as it has:
- SOLID FLASH MEMORY (doesn’t contain anything magnetic inside and therefore it would be immune to the magnetic influences;
- LED screen (they do not use a beam or phosphors but static liquid crystals, which are solid-state unmoving cells, and so they are immune to magnetic influences);
It's an urban myth that magnets effect electronics: Commercial computer recycling firms use devices called "degaussers" as an easy way to wipe hard drives. Theses are huge electro magnets but even still they do not damage the computer but just wipe the hard drive contents (not the SOLID FLASH MEMORY as memory cards, USB thumb drives, solid state drives)
Magnets, they also have a very short range of attraction:
Magnetic field intensity decreases as the square of the distance between the objects. Increasing the distance between a small, powerful magnet and an iPad by a factor of ten (from 1/10 inch to one inch) decreases the field strength by one hundred times.
Using the ARM, the iPad is shielded from the magnets by a thin layer of silicon and iron: this small distance makes the magnetic influence close to zero.
So the Magnets are not a problem for iPads: Apple themselves would not came with the SMART COVER (which contains magnets strong enough to hold the iPad by the Cover itself) and would not put 10 Magnets right into the iPad.
We have been testing and using our Magnet mount system in the last 5 months (we left the iPad attached to very strong magnets days and nights) without any issue at all.
Please, visit our webpage: http://www.devdesign-ideas.com
and especially visit the FAQ page:
where you can get much more informations.
The ARM is thick 5 mm and tall 24 inches (60 cm for European); The ARM base is wide 16 inches (40 cm) per 9 inches (23 cm).
The SHIELD is 4.5 inches per side (11.5 cm).
- (60 days)