As a designer I spend most of my time on my computer. When I want to work somewhere other than my desk I need to be able to work comfortably while using my laptop and my mouse.
When I watch TV or I am lying in bed using my computer I would find myself placing a magazine or a book as a mouse pad. After several minutes of trying awkward positions I would have to go back to my desk as I just could not continue working in an uncomfortable position.
I decided to look around for products that would help me avoid this situation. After checking some of the available computer pads or portable desks, I found that they were not fully functional or did not have the design aesthetics that I was looking for.
This motivated me to create something that would meet my needs. I started to sketch some ideas and then created some designs in my computer. My design goals were:
- It had to be portable.
- it needed to have a place for my mouse and my phone.
- Be a heat barrier between me and my laptop.
After several design iterations I built 2 prototypes before moving in to the latest version.
With each prototype I was able to test functionality and prove out several design features.
After several months of testing I decided to make Tablio my first kickstarter project.
Tablio is the essential accessory for your laptop.
Made for designers, gamers, bloggers, working professionals and anyone who would like to have the comforts of a desk anywhere they go.
Not only does it provide a heat barrier between you and your laptop, but it also provides the space for to you work comfortably.
Space when you need it, store it when you don't.
Tablio is made out of Eco friendly Bamboo and it comes in Natural and Ambar color. For this kickstarter campaign we will also release a limited amount of Tablio's made out of solid walnut. These will be one of a kind pieces.
Stretch goal $20000 = Colors
We have added a stretch goal of $20,000 if we reach this we will be able to release 4 additional color options for Tablio mouse and phone pad.
Help us release these new color by sharing our project with your friends and family.
To help us get to our new goal we have added a new reward. We up-cycled Tablio material and came up with this simple yet functional phone stand. Use it to support your phone while you watch a video, talk on face time or simply to display it on your desk. We made 2 designs you can pick either one, Style 1 also serves as a head phone cable manager.
Remember if you support Tablio with more than $10 you will get a phone stand.
If you support us by getting Tablio you will also get a phone stand.
Fits your 13" & 15" laptop
Tablio will easily fit up to a 15" laptop. It will also work for lefty's and righty's just by rotating it 180 degrees.
Space for your Phone and your Mouse
One side is designed to support your smart phone. Its ample space should fit any of the currently available phones. Its mouse pad gives you enough room to easily roam around your screen without issues.
Its air channels are specifically designed to allow your laptop to easily move hot air and minimize overheating, keeping you cool while you work. When both mouse pad and side pad are closed, Tablio's mass will absorb the heat.
International Shipping options
We can ship Tablio anywhere in the world, please make sure to add the shipping fee to your pledge based on your location.
Bare bones shipping - No tracking No Insurance - add $25
Preferred shipping - Tracking and Insurance - add as shown below
Help Kickstart Tablio into production
All our prototypes have been handmade in order to keep cost in check and give us the ability to tweak each one as needed.
With your support we will be able to have our CNC vendor program their equipment and manufacture the First Tablio, this first piece will be used to detail the production process and make sure that all the steps required to complete it can be accomplished correctly.
By the time the first part has been manufactured and all subsequent manufacturing processes have been tested we should be ready to start our production run.
With the pledge funds will be able to secure a fair material price and allow us to place the order. We will have this material dropped shipped to our CNC manufacturer so he can start the cutting and engraving process. Parts will then be shipped to our shop to be hand sanded, assembled and finished. Each part will be checked for functionality, packaged and shipped as shown in our estimated timeline.
If order quantities are substantial we have a plan in place to divide the CNC work between two vendors.This will allow us to maintain a balanced supply chain and will minimize the chances of late deliveries. Although most of the remaining manufacturing steps will be conducted at our shop we will also work with out side paint shop in case we need the added support to complete the finishing process.
We love to hear your comments and hope you support our first kickstarter campaign.
Risks and challenges
Currently we have 3 prototypes, the one shown is our latest which has been tested for functionality and fit. We have several ideas in place to improve on functionality and also reduce product weight.
Tablio's design is simple and relies on industry standard manufacturing processes. As with any new project we expect some hurdles, although our experience and advanced planing will ensure we overcome any obstacles. We are confident Tablio is ready for production.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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