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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 18 2015 12:22 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 18, 2015

FocalPoint Monitor Stand for Bifocal Users

If you wear bifocal glasses or readers while using your computer you've probably experienced a crick in the neck. Relief is here!

FocalPoint Monitor Stand for Bifocal Users

If you wear bifocal glasses or readers while using your computer you've probably experienced a crick in the neck. Relief is here!

$1,291
pledged of $2,500pledged of $2,500 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 18 2015 12:22 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 18, 2015

About

Simple, Highly Functional

The FocalPoint stand fills a real ergonomic void, a simple and elegant solution that makes computer use much more comfortable and sustainable for those of us that need reading correction.  It's quick and easy to use, comes with everything needed, including the hex wrench, and it works with almost any flat screen monitor from 12" to 27".

Puts your monitor low & at the correct angle for bifocals
Puts your monitor low & at the correct angle for bifocals
FocalPoint stands also store many keyboards out of the way when not in use
FocalPoint stands also store many keyboards out of the way when not in use
FocalPoint prototype in satin black
FocalPoint prototype in satin black

No Finish, or Finish it Yourself!

The Kickstarter special unfinished Birch or Bamboo kits offer the lowest possible pricing while maintaining high quality and good looks.  Either wood is handsome, and you can choose to put the kit together and use your FocalPoint stand with no further finishing. However, if you like to be creative, or have an aesthetic you need to match, you have that flexibility too.

Each unfinished kit is complete, containing the CNC routed wood components, hardwood dowel connecting rods plus your choice of 6-32 stainless steel or black oxide fasteners (except the black wing nuts, which are of necessity, black nylon), self-stick felt feet and a 5/64" hex wrench.

FocalPoint Prototype kit
FocalPoint Prototype kit

Finished

If you prefer a finish, and are not a DIYer, we're also offering pre-finished choices which come with the base pre-assembled.  Your choices are satin black or satin clear.

Satin black FocalPoint prototype
Satin black FocalPoint prototype
Natural satin finish FocalPoint prototype
Natural satin finish FocalPoint prototype

Clear, Smoked or White Acrylic

If your monitor is white, you love a sleek and modern aesthetic, or you just want your FocalPoint to "disappear", one of these acrylic choices is for you.

Stand in clear acrylic
Stand in clear acrylic

Sustainable

Bamboo and birch plywood are highly sustainable, recyclable materials. (Acrylic is recyclable too, but not as easily as bamboo and birch.)  

Scheduling

In order to get your stand to you as quickly as possible, we will start producing stands as soon as the Kickstarter reaches its funding goal of $2,500.  We expect to begin shipping the earliest orders right after the project funding.  That means early supporters should get their stands around the end of January, with a steady stream of stands shippable after that.

Risks and challenges

Nothing in life is without risk, but the risks on this project are very low!

Those of us involved in the project have been engaged in product development and manufacturing for more than 30 years. The manufacturing processes and supply lines are well known and reliable.

We've made a large number of prototypes, and we have a large amount of capacity available to us if needed. We've worked hard to make this project both high-quality and cost-effective, and, of course, made right here in Portland, Oregon, so if any adjustments are needed we'll be able to react quickly and make sure things stay on track.

We're also committed to communication, our professional lives depend on it, and we believe it is essential. We'll keep you posted every step of the way!

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    You don't have the crick today, but you know its coming! Pledge $1 or more to help FocalPoint stands be there when you need them! We'll keep you posted on progress reports, and on future products planned specifically for bifocal wearers. Thank you!

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    One complete FocalPoint unfinished stand kit CNC routed from furniture grade Baltic Birch plywood. Assembly takes just minutes to press fit the two connecting dowels, add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. It doesn’t require a finish, and many people will prefer it that way. However, you can finish it any way you’d like. Additional Kickstarter early bird special, order 2 or more stands and get upgraded to Bamboo at no cost!

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    One complete FocalPoint unfinished stand kit CNC routed from furniture grade Bamboo plywood. Assembly takes just minutes to press fit the two connecting dowels, add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. It doesn’t require a finish, and many people will prefer it that way. However, you can finish it any way you’d like. Additional early bird Kickstarter special, order 2 or more stands and the shipping will be free in the US, and a flat $10 for the rest of the world.

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    One complete FocalPoint unfinished stand kit CNC routed from furniture grade Baltic Birch plywood. Assembly takes just minutes to press fit the two connecting dowels, add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. It doesn’t require a finish, and many people will prefer it that way. However, you can finish it any way you’d like.

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    One complete FocalPoint unfinished stand kit CNC routed from furniture grade Bamboo plywood. Assembly takes just minutes to press fit the two connecting dowels, add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. It doesn’t require a finish, and many people will prefer it that way. However, you can finish it any way you’d like.

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    One complete FocalPoint stand kit CNC routed from clear, smoked or white acrylic. This stand comes with the base pre-assembled, all you must do is add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. Perfect for use with Apple monitors, or for people who just want their stand to "disappear". We'll survey you for your color/material choice upon funding.
    Additional Kickstarter early bird special, order 2 or more stands and shipping in the US will be free, and a flat $10 for the rest of the world.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    One complete FocalPoint stand kit CNC routed from clear, smoked or white acrylic. This stand comes with the base pre-assembled, all you must do is add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. Perfect for use with Apple monitors, or for people who just want their stand to "disappear". We'll survey you for your color/material choice upon funding.

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    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    One complete FocalPoint stand CNC routed from furniture grade Bamboo plywood and finished with your choice of satin black or clear finish. The base is also assembled, needing you only to add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. We'll survey you for your color choice upon funding.
    Additional Kickstarter early bird special, order 2 or more stands and shipping in the US will be free, and a flat $10 for the rest of the world.

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    One complete FocalPoint stand CNC routed from furniture grade Bamboo plywood and finished with your choice of satin black or clear finish. The base is also assembled, needing you only to add the self-adhesive felt pad feet and put the hardware in place for the adjustable upright supports. We'll survey you for your color choice upon funding.

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Funding period

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