FLOTE NAMED BEST TABLET STANDS EVER!
Several leading tech websites and publications have named FLOTE the best tablet stands they have ever reviewed.
Most recently FLOTE was named a finalist in INC MAGAZINE's 2015 BEST... Read more
FLOTE NOW AVAILABLE IN THREE MODELS.
Since its Kickstarter beginnings, we've refined our stands and added two more models:
FLOTE m2 Floor Stand. Our refined version of the original Kickstarter m1 floor stand.
FLOTE Desktop. Ideal... Read more
Update on FLOTE production 7.11.12
I hope you are enjoying your summer. A KS backer emailed me and kindly remarked that he hadn't seen an update in a while and that's very true,... Read more
FLOTE Update July 1
A quick update to advise you on a delay in shipping, or if you have received your FLOTE, a notice regarding an issue you may have experienced.
There is... Read more
FLOTEs Are Shipping (and Special Instructions for KS Backers).
FLOTEs are starting to ship out, and although the ramp up period is still going to take some time, your FLOTE will be arriving at your doorstep soon.
As... Read more
FLOTE SHIPS! (and Happy Father's Day)
FLOTE has started shipping! Below is a picture of myself and Bart Hogestyn, the owner of Ansonia Steel, with the first packaged FLOTE about to picked up by... Read more
Finally. FLOTE starts shipping this week!
A brief update to let you know that powder-coating and assembly are in process, and that the first FLOTEs will start shipping out this week, with the first ones... Read more
FLOTE Update 6.2.12
As the photos indicate, virtually all fabrication of parts has been completed. (Please see description of photos below). Everything has been or is being readied for the powder coating... Read more
FLOTE UPDATE 5.17.12
Hope all is well. Here's the latest update on production:
We are close- veryclose. Boxes for shipping were designed, finalized and are being delivered shortly. The coated precision... Read more
Roller Coast Ride, Anyone?
Just a brief update. Ansonia (the manufacturer) is fully focused on getting into full production. While things are progressing slower than anticipated, much of it has to do with... Read more
FLOTE UPDATE 4.26.12
A few people have started inquiring about the status of production so I thought it time to post another update. I was waiting for more exciting news, but frankly,... Read more
Production Update 4.15.12
Here's the latest update:
- All Kickstarter Rewards– save the FLOTE of course- have been shipped. You should have received them by now or will very shortly. If... Read more
FLOTE Production in Process
In addition to the photo of the uprights I posted last time, I'm posting photos of parts that are either currently in production or have arrived... Read more
FLOTE™ Goes Into Production!
First- the really good news.
The design was finalized and we are now ready for production. In fact, some of it has started. This photo was taken yesterday of a... Read more
FLOTE Update Video
As promised, a short video showing some of refinements to the FLOTE design.
Also, a heads-up that micro-fiber clothes, t-shirts and hoodie sweatshirts should be shipping out this week.
If... Read more
Quick update as it's been a while. Unfortunately, we lost all of last week as I was away on a business trip in San Diego and there was little progress... Read more
The Devil is in the Details...
Thank you for your patience as we move closer and closer to production. Here's the latest:
The telescoping boom is now working beautifully and smoothly. However, at extreme... Read more
FLOTE UPDATE 2.19.12
First a couple of people inquired about making these updates available for everyone and not just backers. I have no problem with that, so from now on, that'll... Read more
Photo of FLOTE 1.30.12
Sorry to bug you with another update so soon, but thought including a photo of current prototype might be a good idea. (Please note that this unit does not... Read more
Working on it, working on it...
Sorry for the radio silence the last few days. One reason is that we lost my wife's beloved Uncle Ed. He was a great man, and will be... Read more
FLOTE Modification Update (new boom)
I hope you this update finds you well.
I met with Ansonia Steel & Manufacturing today to continue the work of getting FLOTE ready for production. Subtle refinements in... Read more
FLOTE UPDATE 1/18/12 : Modified & Improved Boom
I met with our manufacturer (Ansonia, in the video) and we are working on moving us closer to production. I'd say that we remain on target for production next... Read more
FLOTE™ featured on iPAD TODAY web tv series!
Thanks to a Kickstarter community member, the FLOTE was featured today on iPAD TODAY, a web TV show about all things iPAD, part of the TWiT network.
The live show... Read more
Pogue replies re FLOTE: "Cool!"
Happy New Year. We start 2012 with some optimistic news: David Pogue, tech columnist for the NY TIMES and one of the most well-read gadget gurus, replied to my email... Read more
Let's float the FLOTE to the NY TIMES' David Pogue
In his tech article "Award Time for Ideas That Shine" appearing in the Times today, Mr Pogue writes: "If the pundits are right, and the touch-screen tablet is the future... Read more
FLOTE is at the 50th!
I hope you had a great holiday weekend.
A few minutes ago, Jeff Scheithe became our 88th backer, putting us on the proverbial 50-yard line with 17 days... Read more
More great reviews come in for the FLOTE!
UBERGIZMO writes: Elegant and simple. You no longer have to hold a tablet up to read or watch a movie, letting you enjoy your content instead of worrying about body aches."... Read more
Backers: We have an issue and I need your help.
UPDATE: KS fixed the problem yesterday. All is well again in FLOTEville :)
Thanks to those of you who helped let them know.
A troubling update: I was just... Read more
FLOTE™ Named as TOP FIVE Tablet Stand!
The FLOTE made the top of the list of stands for tablets at the gadget review site ZEDOMAX.
This is a cool looking item; it is not ready... Read more
Technobob reviews FLOTE
Though they acknowledge that FLOTE is not easy to store, the reviewers at the leading gadget review site remark "What the FLOTE gives you is a truly hands-free tablet experience"... Read more
FLOTE called "Awesome" at OhGizmo!
Skeptic reviewer David Ponce realizes just how freakin' cool FLOTE is after watching the video. Read the review by clicking here.
We're down to 4 weeks now. Please, if you... Read more
A Very Special Review
If you've got a moment please read this very nice review from a FLOTE backer:
ANOTHER GREAT REVIEW...
FLOTE gets another great review, this time at iPadAccessories.com.
"...sophisticated design and offers a lot of potential. The project is backed on KickStarter.com. It is one well... Read more
FLOTE gets great review at UK website!
"It certainly looks good and we're sure it'll be beautifully made, if having your tablet on your lap, on a cushion or on one of those trays ...... Read more
FLOTE Goes International
MacMagazine Brazil did an interesting review of the FLOTE. At first the reviewer was unsure about our project. But after watching the video he learned that the FLOTE "allows you... Read more
FLOTE gets a great review and reminds Dave of...
FLOTE just got another great review at BesteReaders.com, a website dedicated to eBooks and great reading. Check it out here.
Reading this review reminds me of how weekend mornings are... Read more
GREAT review of FLOTE over at iPADCreative.com
iPadCreative.com describes the FLOTE as "an elegant iPad stand that even Jonathan Ive (designer of the iconic iMac) would approve of".
FLOTE Featured on SF BAY AREA TV NEWS!
According to a Kickstarter community member, FLOTE was featured on the "RIGHT THIS MINUTE" segment on KTVUD, a San Francisco Bay Area news station!
Here's the link to see the... Read more
FLOTE gets featured at GEEKY GADGETS...
"If you find holding you tablet or reader becomes a little uncomfortable after extend periods then a new tablet stand called the Flote designed by Dave Cutler might well be worth a... Read more
FLOTE Gets Some Buzz on CULTofMAC.com
Check it out at:
FLOTE gets another media mention! This one at GearHungry.com
FLOTE™ Gets Reviewed on TRENDHUNTER.COM
"When spending long periods of time on an iPad or eReader, the neck begins cramp and hands become useless; however, the FLOTE floor stand can relieve both problems... The... Read more
BOTH KICKSTARTER AND FLOTE GET GREAT REVIEW!!!
SoFreakingNeat.com (http://www.sofreakingneat.com/?p=40) just reviewed Kickstarter.com and used the FLOTE as an example of how great KS is. They write:
"Just as an example, check out the page for a new accessory for... Read more
FLOTE Reviewed at NOTHINGbutTABLETS.com as Kickstarter Spotlight
A fair review, and my comments are posted as well... let me know your thoughts.
FLOTE featured at APPLE iPAD NEWS website
FLOTE™ featured on the iPADFAN.com
The FLOTE gets its first media mention at the iPadFan.com, a leading website on everything iPAD.