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BOOK + ALIGN  /  Sets a new standard for book stands by being incredibly slim, smart, and healthy.
BOOK + ALIGN / Sets a new standard for book stands by being incredibly slim, smart, and healthy.
1,816 backers pledged $90,329 to help bring this project to life.

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Books are everywhere. We fill our lives with books to acquire new information and knowledge. While the world is becoming increasingly digitized, books are still relevant. If there is a break from the past, it's that you rarely see someone sit down and just read a book. As we read we also type, cook, and play. In fact, our hands are constantly kept busy. Yet the freer our hands are, the freer our thoughts become. Booklign liberates your hands so that you can read hands-free and immerse yourself in reading.

Books don't divulge their secrets easily. Because of the way books are made, their weight often shifts to one side closing the entire book and losing your spot. Have you ever tried to hold your page but lost it using your hand, elbow or another object? Booklign uses an aligned bookspine to eliminate this problem. Booklign lets you align the spine of your book in a slot that eliminate this problem. Because of its smart, foldable design you will never lose your place again. Booklign is portable, readable and enables you to have complete focus while reading any book.

Regular book stands are problematic. Their weight shifts to one side, closing the book and losing your place!

Booklign readjusts the weight of your book to aecenter slot so that your spot is saved every time.

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Our working mockup

Booklign's foldable spine is under international patent pending and its multi-folding center slot is one of a kind.

Foldable Spine

With a slight movement Booklign can easily hold a 10mm thick books.
With a slight movement Booklign can easily hold a 10mm thick books.

Simple Storage

Keep your desk free of clutter by  storing your book in its Booklign on a shelf
Keep your desk free of clutter by storing your book in its Booklign on a shelf

 Comfortable Carrying

Smaller than an A4 paper,  Booklign fits perfectly into any bag and can be easily stored in an office, school, or shelf.
Smaller than an A4 paper, Booklign fits perfectly into any bag and can be easily stored in an office, school, or shelf.

Improve readability and focus by keeping the book open to the page of your choice.

Easy Page Turning

The sliding clip makes page turning quick  because it fits precisely turns with the page.
The sliding clip makes page turning quick because it fits precisely turns with the page.

Read Hands-Free

Always keep your page open with Booklign  and enjoy your morning coffee with free hands.
Always keep your page open with Booklign and enjoy your morning coffee with free hands.

Saves Space

The closer your book and Booklign are, the better your focus and cleaner your desk  enabling you to utilize any space better.
The closer your book and Booklign are, the better your focus and cleaner your desk enabling you to utilize any space better.

Good posture comes from comfortable viewing.

Comfortable Viewing

Looking down to read a book causes tension in the neck and shoulders. The shadow your head casts over an open book increases eye fatigue.
Looking down to read a book causes tension in the neck and shoulders. The shadow your head casts over an open book increases eye fatigue.

Adjustable Angle

Booklign's solution is simple. Just set the book at your desired angle. No matter how expensive a chair you use if you don't have a comfortable reading angle, perfect posture will be compromised.
Booklign's solution is simple. Just set the book at your desired angle. No matter how expensive a chair you use if you don't have a comfortable reading angle, perfect posture will be compromised.

It is better to read books that are standing up. This relieves eye fatigue and doesn't put stress on your neck or spine. With increasing digitization the landscape of libraries is changing. There used to be only books on desks but now they are places right beside laptops It is common to see people straining back and forth between their screens and the books they read, increasing eye fatigue and decreasing focus. It is important to read books standing up at the proper angle, especially when reading while working on a laptop.

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Duty Free Shipping - To 32 Countries:

United states, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and 28 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

About us

We first met almost three years ago and formed our team. Vince has had 9 years of experience and has garnered many awards as a Product Designer. Eric has more than 11 years of experience as a Mechanical Engineer designing automotive parts. Mark completes the team with 7 years of Branding and Marketing know-how.

Technology is embedded in our lives, including smart phones, smart watches, household AI, autonomous cars, and more. As technology expands more and more, even the small gaps in your life are being filled with digital devices. A lot of our day to day output is produced by a keyboard and mouse, But is it possible for humans to study and learn exclusively through digital devices? Studying and learning still puts a lot of weight on what is analog. Helixon embodies this sentiment.

Risks and challenges

Booklign was extensively proto-typed and tested. Our final hurdle is to translate its design into production tooling. To minimize risk, so we have been working with a automotive manufacturer experienced in mass production of commercial products and quality control.

We will start manufacturing the current Bookligh design as soon as we meet our target. Shipping will begin in summer of 2018 so we plan to place the first manufacturing order by May. We'll iterate, review samples and do quality control in Jul and Aug. Sep. 2018 is our first shipping estimate and we are deeply committed to this release date.

If by chance something unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed during the campaign and afterward. You can be confident that as an early supporter you are our top priority.

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