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But ever since the iPad's first release it was clear that the tablet computer would need ergonomic help to adapt to the world around it. This incredible device was not designed to stand up on its own. Tablet use currently involves propping, flaps, and kickstands. It causes strain on the wrist, finger, and forearm.
We'd like to introduce you to a new concept in tablet computer use: comfort.
There are hundreds of cases and holders out there and none of them are designed for the place you use it the most: your lap. So we set out to develop a case that would be effortless and comfortable on every surface without having to fumble with flaps or stands. We literally (and figuratively) wanted to “buoy” the tablet experience. With that in mind, we decided to call it: BOOY (booē), a new line of patented tablet accessories that balance and support your device on any surface—most importantly your lap.
With its patented conformable backing and unique shape, the BOOY Lounge balances, stabilizes, and protects a variety of tablets at unlimited viewing angles. No tipping. No slipping. No strain.
AVOID REPETITIVE STRAIN INJURIES:
There are real health risks with tablet use. Booy can help.Recent studies like the one from the Harvard School of Public Health are showing new conditions like, "iPad shoulder"(1), "iPad Hand"(2), and "iPad neck."(3)
Quick release magnetic attachment:
As cozy as it feels, you can still “go slim” quickly. The BOOY lounge magnetically attaches to a leather plate that adheres to the back of the tablet with reusable adhesive that leaves NO RESIDUE. Just pull the edge and the lounge pops off with ease. It reattaches virtually by itself.
Works with smart covers.
Works on most protective cases.Users have been asking were they could get the latest version of the BOOY Lounge and now we have an answer: Kickstarter. We currently hold a utility patent (NO. 8,757,374) with a pending continuation application that further elaborates on the technology. That's right, more innovations on the way! (Please note that any other similar products you may have seen on the market have likely been licensed by us or are grey market.) We need your help crafting Booy products with the high-end quality tablet users deserve. Made from premium-grade stretch leather and a loose filling of all-natural hypoallergenic millet hulls, your Booy may even outlast your tablet computer.
The Booy Lounge began as a design specific to the iPad, and more recently the iPad Air and Air 2. But we soon realized that if we made some minor modifications, it would work on a variety of larger size tablets. So we did. The Booy is ideal for the iPad 1-3, the iPad Air and Air 2, and also works with the 10" Samsung Galaxy Tabs, and more.
You are looking at a prototype.
Your pledge can help get Booy into the hands of our top-notch leather handbag manufacturers.
Your backing will also help us:
• Manufacture a limited-run of Booy products for pre-order.
• Send product samples to retailers and secure purchase orders.
• Launch a small marketing effort to build brand awareness.
• Invest in tooling for higher-volume production.
• MOST IMPORTANTLY: Get feedback from you. We want your thoughts on how to perfect this product.
After our own initial development investment, friends and family kindly kicked in almost $10,000 to the project. Now we are reaching out to the amazing Kickstarter community (aka you!) to help us “buoy” this launch. Be the first to adopt the Original Booy Lounge. We would love your help getting the word out about the original lounge for the tablet computer. Thank you all!
We would love your help getting the word out about the original lounge for the tablet computer. Thank you all!
THERE ARE ONLY 600 AVAILABLE TO START
So don't wait to pre-order with your Kickstarter pledge.
1."iPAD HAND: THE NEW RSIs" -Evening Standard 3/7/12
2."iPAD SHOULDER BECOMES THE LATEST MODERN LIFE AFFLICTION " -The Telegraph
"TOUCH-SCREEN TABLET UNSER CONFIGURATION AND CASE-SUPPORTED TILT HEAD AND NECK FLEXION ANGLES" -Harvard School of Public Health 11-29-11
3. "iPad GENERATION SEES HUGE RISE IN BACK AND NECK PAIN" -The Telegraph 4/3/15
Risks and challenges
It will be constructed of natural premium leather for a genuine, long lasting rich feel. Though It may end up that we add a firm rubber frame on the interior to sew the leather onto. But the all-leather version is our first priority.
The attachment plate itself has a few material options. We want leather but it may work better to be constructed out of silicone. The final plate will be much thinner that the prototype piece here.
We have a few adhesives to choose from (including micro suction tape.) They all work great but we'll but we need to do a bit more testing to determine the final adhesive.
This is our first run at a high-end leather product and we will not release anything to our customers that is not of the highest quality construction and design. We are ready with a manufacturer we are very excited about that has produced hand bags for many of the worlds top fashion brands.
All that said, we've done our best to set a realistic delivery date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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