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Last updated August 26, 2019

The AURA Stand | Work Longer, Play Harder (Canceled)

An electronic laptop & tablet accessory to reduce eye fatigue & improve typing posture.

The AURA Stand | Work Longer, Play Harder (Canceled)

An electronic laptop & tablet accessory to reduce eye fatigue & improve typing posture.

$1,803
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
27
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 26 2019
Last updated August 26, 2019

About

Laptops and tablets are great tools for productivity, but can cause eye fatigue when used without proper lighting. Their low position also leads to “laptop hunch”, causing back, shoulder, and neck soreness or pain.

We've created a device that solves all these problems, allowing you to power through your workload without feeling fatigued.

Built into the easily detachable & collapsible stand is a series of multi-colored LED lights that, when activated, create a comfortable & high contrast viewing experience for the user. AURA achieves this by utilizing bias lighting, the name for having a light source behind your screen that gently illuminates the area behind and around the display. 


Weighing less than your average computer mouse, AURA is a seamless addition to your personal device. AURA features up to 6 hours of battery life, with charging via micro-USB from any USB power source (including the laptop you’re using it with). 



Our goal with AURA is not to eliminate screen time, but to position you, literally, for long-term comfort by being considerate of how you’re interacting with your laptop and tablet.



Digital Eye Strain is the eye irritation which typically occurs after 2 or more hours of screen use. 

What are the Symptoms of Digital Eye Strain?

  • Eye fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Blurred Vision
  • Irritated or dry eyes

Placing "bias lighting" behind the screen that’s being used can help equalize the light level throughout your field of view, creating richer blacks and grays on the screen itself without shining more light directly into the viewer's eyes. 

Since the light originates from outside of your line of sight, you get the benefits of proper ambient lighting without the problems of a light source shining directly into your eyes or screen glare — as explained further by Dr. S.H.A. Begemann of the Technical University of Eindhoven.

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AURA Team

We are Parallax Design, based out of Phoenix, AZ. We created AURA to solve a problem that we all had: sore eyes and backs from too much screen time. Our team is committed to delivering a quality product, and are working with experienced manufacturing and distribution professionals to ensure on-time fulfillment.

We want to get AURA in your hands ASAP!


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*Shipping to the US, Canada, EU, Australia, China and Hong Kong INCLUDES all sales tax, GST, and VAT (no extra charges). 
  *Shipping to Singapore (SG) and "Rest of world" regions may be charged import duties upon arrival, dependent on your country's import policies.
  *Shipping will be charged after the campaign in the post-campaign survey.
*Shipping charges above are estimates, final shipping charges will appear on the post-campaign survey and may vary slightly from these estimates.
  *US estimates apply to the lower 48 contiguous states only.
  *Alaska/Hawaii shipping is charged at the "Rest of World" level.
  *"Rest of world" prices depend on proximity to our fulfillment centers. 



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2019 Patent Pending

Risks and challenges

We understand and acknowledge that no project comes without risks and challenges. Although we are confident in our ability to deliver a quality product on time, we promise to communicate with full transparency to our backers if met with unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances which affect the project timeline. Foreseeable challenges include complications with manufacturing at scale, supply chain delays & ensuring that every unit shipped meets our quality standards.

All AURA products featured in the above photos & videos are actual working prototypes— with your help, we can bring AURA to users worldwide!

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