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Enjoy your iPad as never before, having the ARM stand holding it for you. Find new and innovative ways to enjoy your tablet: hands free

Enjoy your iPad as never before, having the ARM stand holding it for you. Find new and innovative ways to enjoy your tablet: hands free Read more
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This project's funding goal was not reached on April 21, 2012.

About this project

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 ARMthe 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). 

ON THE DESK

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!  

IN BED

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.

IN YOUR  LIVING ROOM

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.

PRESENTATIONS AND MEETING

The ARM it's great for meetings and giving presentations with your iPad, as a complement of your office. It will adjust to all your needs, when sitting or standing, or beside your chair as a multimedia consolle. This is the go anywhere solution to your handsfree needs.

FOR  INJURED  PEOPLE 

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.

FOR EVERYBODY 

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...).

STORAGE

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 it's made of ultra high grade aluminum Laser cutted and CNC machined;
  • finished  with a beautiful anodized black matte layer that gives a unique style and elegance. The anodization process increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the aluminium surface: this means increased surface hardness, wear and corrosion resistance.

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:

  • any iPad;
  • any Tablet (between 7 and 10 inches);
  • any Case (made of plastic, policarbonate, silicon or rubber);
  • any Brand (Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Sony, Motorola, Acer, Nokia.. etc)

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. 

FASTENING SYSTEM

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:

  • ZERO TIME:   insert or remove the tablet from the stand.... Has never been easier.
  • ZERO HARDWARE: no mechanisms,  hardwares, pliers, springs or elastics to hold the tablet. Just snap in.
  • ZERO LIMIT: hold the tablet up-side-down, portrait or landscape.... you decide.

ITALIAN design, USA made

  • By backing this project you will help to create the first production run of the ARM set. We have spent the last 10 months in designing and prototyping, and invested more than $30k in development. 
  • We need your help to bring the ARM into production and  cover the initial tooling costs: the ARM is made out of premium materials: every single piece is laser cut and CNC machined, then anodized (those are very expensive manufacturing processes). The silicon SHIELD is injection molded. 
  • All will be machined and assembled in the USA. 

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.

What are the Available Rewards?

  • All the Rewards shown on the kickstarter page are availables; If you have special requests, you have just to pledge the right amount, as shown  below (for example if you want to share one ARM at home, you can order more than one SHIELD for every tablet that your family have).
  • As the project will be funded, we will send out a SURVEY to verify the reward you selected and your shipping address.

If you don't have  a TABLET STAND yet… this is the best time to get one… the ARM.

Thank you for your support.

Luca, Manuel and Davide

FAQ

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Please, visit our webpage: http://www.devdesign-ideas.com

    and especially visit the FAQ page:

    http://http://www.devdesign-ideas.com/http://devdesign-ideas.com/faq.html

    where you can get much more informations.

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  • 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).

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    Every pledge is welcome, especially if you could help us get the word out by telling your friends.
    Let's make the ARM stand a reality!!
    You will also be listed on our webpage as a contributor !

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    Pledge $165 or more About $165 USD

    LIMITED EDITION: get the ARM for only $165. We can only offer 200 ARM set (ARM aluminium stand anodized with matte black finish + SHIELD silicon matte black) at this discounted price.

    The ARM set ( ARM + SHIELD) will retail for $275 if the project gets funded.
    - USA shipping included (add $45 for INTERNATIONAL shipping)

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    Pledge $179 or more About $179 USD

    STARTER PACK: get the ARM set (ARM aluminium stand anodized with matte black finish + SHIELD silicon matte black) for only $179.
    The ARM set ( ARM + SHIELD) will retail for $275 if the project gets funded.
    - USA shipping included (add $45 for INTERNATIONAL shipping)

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    Pledge $190 or more About $190 USD

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL EDITION: get the ARM (aluminium stand anodized with matte black finish) + SHIELD kickstarter edition (silicon GREEN or ORANGE).
    The SHIELD in GREEN or ORANGE are exclusive for kickstarter backers in this limited run (we will get your color choice when the project ends).
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    Pledge $345 or more About $345 USD

    FAMILY PACK: get 2 ARM sets (2 ARM aluminium stand anodized with matte black finish + 2 SHIELD silicon matte black).
    - Add $19 for any extra SHIELD
    - Add $30 for any extra ORANGE or GREEN SHIELD.
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    Pledge $845 or more About $845 USD

    RESELLER PACK: get 5 ARM sets (5 ARM aluminium stand anodized with matte black finish + 5 SHIELD silicon matte black).
    The ARM set ( ARM + SHIELD) will retail for $275 if the project gets funded.
    - Add $12 for any extra SHIELD (the SHIELD will retail for $25).
    - USA shipping included (INTERNATIONAL shipping arranged by buyer)

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500 USD

    RESELLER PACK advanced: get 9 ARM sets (9 ARM aluminium stand anodized with matte black finish + 9 SHIELD silicon matte black).
    The ARM set ( ARM + SHIELD) will retail for $275 if the project gets funded.
    - Add $12 for any extra SHIELD (the SHIELD will retail for $25).
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Funding period

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