PadPivot is ultimate iPad or tablet stand. It features hands-free positioning on your lap or table and folds to fit in your pocket. Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 14, 2011.
About this project
First off, thanks for visiting!
Pad Pivot™ is the ultimate tablet stand for iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle, or other tablet device. It features hands-free positioning on your lap and adjustable angles and positioning on the desktop. The ingenious hinged design allows Pad Pivot to fold small enough to fit in your pocket, purse, or bag making it the most versatile and unique stand in the marketplace. Be sure to watch the video!
Each PadPivot™ comes with:
- Microfiber Carrying Bag (Basic or KickStarter version)
- Tether Strap to keep on leg
- Dust Cover to keep Grip Plate clean when not in use (Basic or KS version)
- Free Shipping to US and Canada
- Europe - Add $15 to your Pledge for shipping at the $25, $35, $49, $70 Levels.
- Outside North America and Europe - Add $20 to your Pledge at all Levels.
Our Goal - Our true wish is to release PadPivot™ to the world and bring this innovative product to market for everyone to enjoy. We're so excited about this process of making and designing products and we want to share it. Not only do we want to offer you a great product, but we also want you to join us in writing the next chapter of our story. We hope that others are inspired by us just as we have been by the multitude of creative projects here on this site. Bernie and I envision a world of small, connected partnerships that fuel design and creativity. Together we can share and make great things.
The Plan - The great news is we've been working with a manufacturer who's been helping us along with our final design. It took a lot of work to engineer all the parts into their optimal form for production, but that is behind us now. They are literally gathering digital dust waiting to be released. So once our funding goal is reached we'll hit GO and start making those molds so our parts can be ready in April.
In the meantime we'll be working on the final details of the packaging, microfiber bag, and tether strap. These items have been sourced, but not finalized. You can help! We'll be uploading images of our progress here on KickStarter and on our webpage. Stay tuned; we would love your input.
The Money - In order to make PadPivot™ durable, high quality, and cost-effective we need to injection mold the parts. This means expensive molds that have to fit together very precisely – cha ching! Add a couple hinges and pheeew, that's hard work! Up until this point Bernie and I have been flipping the bill on design and prototypes, but now we've come to the place where we need your help. The money we raise will go directly into purchasing the tooling plus pay for parts, packaging, and shipping for your very own PadPivot™.
The Team - PadPivot™is the brainchild of Canadian inventor Bernie Graham in collaboration with Seattle based industrial designer Jim Young who met, collaborated, and ultimately prototyped this entire project over the internet.
http://www.padpivot.com - there is a Pre-Order button that will put you on our mailing list to alert you when they are available online or in retail.
For Technical Support or issues regarding your reward please contact us at:
Pledge $5 or more
Announce your support for grassroots design and inventors! Join our story and get your name chiseled into the PadPivot Backers Hall of Fame both on the website and the “Making Of PadPivot” book.
Pledge $25 or more
You have just pre-ordered your own PadPivot, the most versatile tablet stand on the market. You are among the first on the planet to own one and given a huge boost to independent design and creativity.
Pledge $35 or more
PadPivot Kicker Level - Everything above plus a sweet Custom Embroidered Microfiber Bag identifying you as a PadPivot Kickstarter. We’ll put your name in Bold on the website, book, and e-book.
Pledge $49 or more
Basic Double Pack - Get one for yourself and one to share and save a dollar. This is the $25 Reward times two. Shipping to one address only. Sharing is good.
Pledge $70 or more
PadPIvot Double Pack - Get one for yourself and one to share. Each comes with our special embroidered bag identifying you as a "PadPivot KickStarter". 2 Names in Bold. Sharing is good.
Pledge $125 or more
Super Kicker Level - Everything listed above plus the Hardcover Book “The Making of PadPivot” highlighting the design and development of the PadPivot with sketches, design drawings, and pictures. Plus you’ll also receive an e-book version to enjoy on your tablet or pad. Your name will be listed in silver. Now we're kicking!
Pledge $250 or more
Mega Kicker Level - Everything listed above plus 2 PadPivots with the inventor’s signatures and 2 without plus 4 microfiber bags to protect them. You have given a massive boost to independent designers and grassroots inventors everywhere. Your name will be listed on the website, book, and E-book in gold. To show their massive appreciation, Jim & Bernie will also send a gift basket of their favorite local gourmet treats from Seattle & North Bay. Bernie will even include a signed hockey puck!
- (60 days)