About this project
The compact format, multi-functionality and lightness, make the Flio Up the first laptop stand to offer a full ergonomic mobile workstation for your laptop. Now you're free of back pain and free to use your laptop anywhere and however you want, because Flio Up transforms into a Laptop Stand, a Standing Stand and a Lapdesk. All these functions fit in one ultra compact design to carry easily in any bag or laptop sleeve.
We call Flio Up 'Workstation' with a reason. It's flexibility in helping you achieve a comfortable and ergonomic working position is unique and unreachable by any laptop stand ever made. You'll have not one, but three devices cleverly fit into only 10 mm of material. Flio Up is the evolution of the laptop stand as we know it.
Flio Up is first of all a Laptop Stand that elevates your screen with an impressing height of up to 25 cm, bringing it to a comfortable eye level, reducing the risks of neck and back pain, spine and hand joints injuries. Just add an external keyboard & mouse and you're ready to go whenever and wherever you have to use your laptop.
Open Flio to the maximum and you'll end up with a full size Lapdesk that will allow you to even use your mouse on the side of the laptop. The unique design and qualities of the material make Flio Up probably the lightest and in the same time most spacious Lapdesk on the market.
Last but not least Flio Up can be flipped on the side edges and transformed into a stable Standing Stand. You'll be free to move around your office, cafes or home without being conditioned by sitting on the chair. Flio will raise your laptop to a proper height so that your hands can release tension and type comfortably while your back doesn't get stuck in one position. Movement is key to good ergonomics.
Although the design of Flio Up allows it to have a complex functionality, the way you'll put it up and running is very simple. Flio has just two parts, the hinge plates and the leg. These two can be assembled in less than 5 seconds for any of the functions you want and stay together thanks to integrated tiny magnets when collapsed.
With Flio Up we've managed to fit 3 devices into a small compact format that has just 1 cm thin. Yes, that's right. We've managed to fit 25 cm of elevation in the same dimensions that made the first Flio stand so light and portable. The total weight of Flio Up is 420 grams or 0.92 pounds.
Flio is not just very thin and light, but also very strong. The clever use of bamboo panels permits the structure to hold up to 20 kg or 44 lbs. Flio comes also with 4 self adhesive silicone pads that can be attached according to the dimensions of your laptop, improving even more the contact and stability of the device.
Flio Up has two height levels. Depending by your laptop dimensions and what is more comfortable for you, the laptop can be elevated to 25 cm or 20 cm. These dimensions were chosen based on the height we and the testing Flio users confirmed as most appropriate.
To achieve such flexibility we've had to rethink the way we use the material and push it's qualities to the maximum. The key element that distinguishes Flio Up from other stands is it's innovative hinge. We call it Butterfly hinge. It allows the main panels of the stand to flip to a perfect 180 degrees and stay locked there, preventing the rotation over this angle.
The mouse support is a feature that we're very proud of, as Flio Up is the only lapdesk on the market to deliver such an option for these dimensions. Either you want to use your laptop on the couch or while you're on the go in the city, the lapdesk is there to give you full support.
Flio Up works with any laptop. It can accomodate MacBooks, PC laptops, Transformer laptops, Tablets and even the Microsoft Surface.
We love to work with natural sustainable materials and specially with wood and bamboo. The problem with most of the gadgets nowadays is that they're made from non-recyclable materials, have complicated parts made from many different materials, have a short lifespan and sooner or later add to a growing landfill. We don't want to be part of the problem so we made Flio Up from bamboo, an impressive plant known for growing up to 10 times faster than trees.
Elevating the laptop above the table surface you protect your laptop from accidental liquid spills and increase the airflow, cooling it down for a better performance.
Flio Up can be used by anyone, from Students to Travelers and even hard core Gamers. Use it anywhere and however you want.
The Flio Mousepad is specially tailored to be used together with the Flio Up stand. It has only 2 mm thin and it's made from high quality rubber, making it stick perfectly on the bamboo surface or any table.
To carry easily your Flio Up when you're on the go, the Flio Sleeve will hold and protect your stand together with the external keyboard, the mouse and even your laptop if it's a thinner model as the MacBook Air.
Flio Firefly is a tiny touch enabled usb led lamp that is handy for the late working hours when you need some ambient light around your laptop or just to illuminate the background, so that your eyes don't get tired from the laptop screen. It is ideal for book reading, highlighting your external keyboard or documents, can be used as a book sign, and more importantly it's easy to store or attach to your keys ring.
The touch surface allows you to switch it On or Off and to adjust the intensity of the light. Want to keep an intensity level for future use? The Flio Firefly even remembers the last settings you've used for the next time you turn it on.
Do you want to make your Flio Up unique and stand out? Add your corporate logo, a vector graphic or a 140 characters message.
The idea of Flio started more than two years ago from a personal need. We wanted a stand that would improve our posture while using the laptop and in the same time keeping the freedom to use it anywhere we had to. The Flio Stand was our first product and also our first project to be funded on Kickstarter. After two years we're coming back to our roots aiming to go a step further and perfect the stand that improved the lives of so many people around the world. Flio Up was in development for more than six months and now we're finally here to do the last step for bringing it to production. For that, we need your support. Reaching the final goal will allow us to cover the initial costs of production and add the last manufacturing details.
Flio Up has 22.5 cm wide, 30 cm long and 1 cm thin. It's as big as an A4 page and thin as 100 of them on top of each other. The total weight is 420g / 0.92 pounds.
Who we are
Flio is made with love by a small team from Rotterdam, the Netherlands formed by Vlad Butucariu and Irina Shapiro. We have a passion for sustainable and ergonomic design while aiming to bring to life desirable, long lasting and fun to use products.
Risks and challenges
We've been working on Flio Up for half a year and the experience we've acquired making the first generation of Flio makes us confident that we'll handle the current manufacturing without issues. We've secured the contacts with our material suppliers, we know where to get the tools and equipment we need for cutting and polishing, and last but not least, we've determined our packaging and shipping options. All we need right now is your support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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