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$17,932 pledged of $150,000 goal
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By Zen Mount
$17,932 pledged of $150,000 goal
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About this project

Product Review by ZedoMax

ORIGIN is the first tablet mount with a patent-pending, easy-to-use design that twists, turns and, best of all, stays in place. Its intuitive 360° pan and tilt design features smooth-moving Simul-Lock™ technology and easy mount and dismount action, plus multiple bases and adapters that allow for use in virtually any environment with devices like the iPad, GoPro, DSLR cameras, and any other tablet up to 7” wide. It is unlike anything else currently available on the market. We believe Kickstarter has been the "origin" of many great innovations, making it the perfect way for us to launch ORIGIN.

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Innovative Design

Positioning your device with our Simul-Lock™ technology is super easy! This patent-pending design is only available from ORIGIN.


Minimized Vibration 

With ORIGIN, you will no longer suffer from disorientation from wobbliness when typing or swiping your tablet.

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Unmatched Strength 

Our unique torsion design allows ORIGIN to carry up to 8 pounds of load at full extension. The structural moving components are made from high strength Stainless Steel and carbon steel alloy, the frame is high strength aluminum alloy and the knob/trim pieces are engineering polymer.

What else can be mounted on ORIGIN?
What else can be mounted on ORIGIN?

Minimal and Ergonomic

ORIGIN's smooth outline without any screws or knobs makes it an eye pleasing decor piece.

A Space-Saver

Our compact design provides convenience and utility without cluttering your living space.
 

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Versatile

With 3 mounting and 4 device adapter options, there are endless ways you can enjoy your favorite activities. 

The C-clamp base is great for use in the workplace or office where it can be mounted on a counter or ledge.

The Wall-Mount base is even more convenient, offering you a permanent place to mount ORIGIN—be it for watching movies in the bedroom or filling customer orders in the workshop.

The 10 lb Weighted Base lets ORIGIN stand on its own and is perfect for use in the kitchen or living room.

**Survey will be sent to you for selecting the device adapter, and if applicable, the iPad model case
**Survey will be sent to you for selecting the device adapter, and if applicable, the iPad model case

For iPad series, we offer custom case adapters for each iPad model. You simply snap the iPad onto the casing and then mount the casing to ORIGIN's spring loaded adapter interface.

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 We also offer Universal Tablet Adapter that fits all tablets up to 7" in width.

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To get more utility from ORIGIN, we also offer tripod thread adapter (1/4" 20) that fits any camera mountable to a standard tripod.

The ORIGIN mount and  GoPro camera are a perfect duo for capturing excitements in many outdoor activities.

Everywhere you go, you see people straining to use their tablets. Necks bent, backs hunched, shoulders sloping—it’s become so commonplace that we almost overlook it. Not only is this type of posture uncomfortable, it’s harmful too. Extended use of poor posture can have life-long, irreversible effects. With 6 out of 10 children now regularly interacting with tablets, and people everywhere spending an estimated 2 to 4 hours per day on their devices with their necks bent at this unnatural angle, we were determined to find a solution.

Poor posture at a young age can have lifelong effects
Poor posture at a young age can have lifelong effects

Being avid tablet users ourselves, we sought out something that would meet our needs but were disappointed with the options available. They bent, broke, shook, or were just way too hard to use. With that in mind, we developed ORIGIN from scratch, putting in over 2 years of research, design, and development to come up with a suitable prototype.

Initial Idea for ORIGIN
Initial Idea for ORIGIN
3D Modeling
3D Modeling

“Throughout the development of ORIGIN, we’ve maintained strong emphasis on substance, form, and function. There were simpler and less expensive ways to solve many of the design challenges, but doing so would diminish the usability and quality of ORIGIN. Since we built origin to our own high standards, we chose a different way.”

Take the screen swivel as an example, To achieve the best screen swivel feel, we've designed a spring-loaded rotary with 30 indexes. So you are not locked to only straight vertical or horizontal, but any angle in between. The swivel action can be done sinegle-handedly while still providing adequate firmness when you type or swipe on the tablet.

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To order multiple rewards, simply multiply the price (including shipping) at the respective reward level. We will send you a message as confirmation of multiple rewards ordered.

** Survey will be sent out to you to select the base and device adapter options.
** Survey will be sent out to you to select the base and device adapter options.

When you choose to back ORIGIN, you choose to help us bring this beautiful, functional device to the market so people everywhere can use their tablets easily, comfortably, and without pain. Please support this revolutionary mount today, and be sure to spread the word and share it with you friends to help us meet our goal. 

Construction Material:

  • Structural/Moving Components: High Strength Steel/Carbon Alloy
  • Tube Frame: High Strength Aluminum Alloy.
  • Knob/Trim: Engineering Polymer.


About Zen Mount

Zen Mount was founded by James Lin and Matthew Tarnay, purposed to refine  and innovate peripheral accessories that can adequately compliment today's popular media devices.

Formerly a programmer at Universal Studios, James has occasionally been bitten by the entrepreneurial bugs, ORIGIN being the latest. He has developed a proprietary e-commerce system and is currently managing an online retail operation. He also likes to play golf and indulges at least one game of Go, an Asian chess game, daily.

During his extensive career in automotive, power tools, and furniture industries, Matt has accumulated over 15 utility patents and launched hundreds of products. Currently still active in developing new products for inventors, Matt focuses on complex designs that have proprietary value in the marketplace. Matt is also an avid triathlete still training and competing in Ironman 70.3 events. Along with this busy schedule Matt enjoys the numerous family get together’s with his large family of six children and nine grandchildren.

We also would like to thank following people/organizations for contributing to our project.

  • Matthew Grant (Industrial Design)
  • Elite Home Staging & Design 
  • Sun and Sparrow (Videography)
  • Joe Miotto Machining Co 
  • Flux Appeal (Marketing)
  • Lindsey Newman(Copywriter)
  • Arvin Design (Print Media Design)

Risks and challenges

To assure that the production of the first ORIGIN shipments are successful, we are committed to the following:

1. Completion of final pre-production prototypes that incorporate the final design level components into the assembly

2. Document with engineering drawings (3D-CAD files) and specifications of each component that can be used for tooling and First Article production samples

3. Selecting high quality and reliable manufacturers to fabricate components- on site factory visits are planned by Zen Mount team members

4. A master manufacturing plan that includes on-site factory inspection of components to the Engineering Specifications prior to shipment to final assembly, allowing time for the factory to make corrections in tooling and process to achieve acceptable parts.

5. Create a Final Assembly area where all the components are assembled and tested at critical points and the final assembly- Inspections will include functional and visual criteria.

Please support this revolutionary mount today, and be sure to spread the word and share it with you friends to help us meet our goal. Thank you.

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