Did you also buy a tablet just because it was a cool thing to have? And did you also discover that it is not only fun but that it actually works really easy and fast? Besides it's small and light so you can easily take it with you, having it close by whenever you need it. There is just one problem ....sitting hunched over your tablet for a few hours can lead to some pretty serious neck, back and shoulder discomfort.
So, if you want to use your tablet for a longer period of time and for other things besides checking out your social network, watching a video or showing a presentation to a customer, read further......
The TabletRiser enables you to use your iPad in an ergonomic, more comfortable way (the TabletRiser is also suitable for other tablets). This way you can use your tablet in new ways and for a longer period of time without discomfort in your neck, back and shoulders.
With the TabletRiser you can adjust your tablet steplessly at every height and angle you want for a comfortable viewing position, preventing discomfort in your neck, back and shoulders. In combination with your own favorite compact keyboard you can use your tablet for many more purposes than you are used to (it is for example more easy to type text). And with its innovative, stylish Dutch Design and its protective anodized aluminum shield you can carry your tablet around easily using it anytime, anywere and feel smart.
WORK SMART, FEEL GOOD
1. Works with iPad & other tablets
The TabetRiser works with every tablet on the market from 9.7 inch to 10.2 inch.display (e.g. iPad Air, 4th generation, 3rd generation, 2 & 1, Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1, Galaxy TabPro 10.1, Note, Tab3 10.1 ,Sony Xperia Z1 & Z2). We will start working on supporting the iPad mini and other smaller and larger tablets if this project is succesfull.
2. Stepless adjustment of height & angle
Most products in the market let you position your tablet only in a few different angles. The TabletRiser is based on a patented system that adjusts the tablet to every height and angle you want. This way you can put your tablet in an ideal position.
3. Free positioning of your own favorite keyboard
The keyboard is not fixed to the TabletRiser allowing you to use your own favorite compact keyboard and to position it close to your body for a better posture.
4. Small and Light
The TabletRiser is easy to carry around as it measures only 326mm (w) x 230mm (d) x 40mm (h) and weighs just around 700 gram (12,8 inch (w) x 9,1 inch (d) x 1,6 inch (h) and 1,5 LB).
5. High quality: anodized aluminum
A beautiful example of Dutch Design. Watch the video to see it yourself.
Great idea! Case and riser/stand in one. Ergonomic: the keyboard is still flexible (not attached to tablet) so you can change your position. Patrick Baur (Zürich, Switzerland):
What a great idea, apart from the ergonomic improvements this should offer tablet users the design and makes this an attractive business product. Katharine Metters (ergonomic specialist , UK)
The first thing we did was determine a list of all the project requirements. What exactly do we want and for who are we going to make it? That defined the functionalities, the purpose and the way of working of the product design.
After this the sketches were made, followed by more detailed technical drawings and a range of prototypes. The first prototypes were made of cardboard and plastic. They didn’t look very nice yet but they were already a good representation of the product idea.
The next phase was to create a perfect match between function and form. This is very important because it leads to a product that does not only work well but that has a beautiful, strong design as well.
This leaded to a final product concept after which we started prototyping. A phase in which we studied a range of materials to see which one suited are needs best. We choose anodized aluminum for our design. During this phase we really experienced the ‘wow’ effect. It was the first time that our vision for the TabletRiser materialized. And seeing the new product directly made us very enthusiastic about it
We have developed the prototype, sourced suppliers, obtained quotes, written and designed the packaging.
The next stage is to obtain production samples from the selected supplier. Once approved samples have been produced the prototype can then go into production.
If this project is funded successfully we expect the first products on the market by September / October.
TabletRiser keyring and Dutch Design Details
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At BakkerElkhuizen we are experienced in developing and producing ergonomic products. Our products have won awards like the Good Industrial Design Award and the Ergonomic Excellence Award. Our customers are usually leading in their field and innovative in their working method, staff policy and strategy. So why do we need Kickstarter to fund the TabletRiser?
We are very excitied to bring this product to the market. However it also poses challenges to our company because of which we want to fund the TabletRiser without taking away resources from our existing B2B business. Kickstarter presents a great opportunity to not only fund the product but also to see if others are as enthusiastic about this product as we are.
We are raising funds to help put our prototype into production. Your contribution goes towards paying for:
- Production samples which need to be produced and checked prior to production.
Risks and challenges
At BakkerElkhuizen we are experienced in developing and producing ergonomic products. We know what it takes to produce high quality. We have great and innovative ideas, top notch employees, Dutch Design in our DNA and excellent customer service.
This is our first Kickstarter campaign so it is also a learning experience for us. Our goal is to get the TabletRiser in the hands of all of our backers September / October. This doesn't give us much time to spare. However, we do not expect delays in production. Manufacturing or shipping issues that are out of our control may arise, but we will do our outmost to overcome them.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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