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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 27 2015 6:17 PM UTC +00:00
€6,492
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
149
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 27 2015 6:17 PM UTC +00:00

About

Ultra-simple, ultra-minimal design.
Ultra-simple, ultra-minimal design.

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About SUAS:

If you use a stand for your MacBook or Windows laptop, with a separate keyboard and mouse, you have probably been amazed at how it utterly transforms how you work. You become more productive, more comfortable and less exhausted after a long day in front of the computer.

But have you noticed that laptop stands are all big, bulky and for the most part pretty darn ugly? Have you noticed that these stands only work with laptops, while in today's world we are not only working on our laptops but also on our tablets, depending on the situation.

That's why I designed my own stand - SUAS. SUAS is super light, unbelievably portable and ultra-minimal. SUAS works with all 13" and 15" MacBook Pros, all Macbook Airs and iPads. The stand is precision-machined from a single piece of aircraft-grade aluminium and finished to the same quality as your Mac and iPad. And unlike most laptop stands, SUAS allows you to use your laptop's own keyboard and trackpad if you don't have separate ones!

SUAS raising a MacBook Pro to the perfect viewing height.
SUAS raising a MacBook Pro to the perfect viewing height.
SUAS supporting an iPad at an ideal viewing angle.
SUAS supporting an iPad at an ideal viewing angle.
Create an awesome workstation anywhere with our bespoke 3-in-1 carry case.
Create an awesome workstation anywhere with our bespoke 3-in-1 carry case.

SUAS dramatically improves your posture while working on a laptop.

The following images show a real life comparison between using a laptop on its own to using one with the stand and a separate keyboard and mouse. We didn't try to overly exaggerate the typical posture with and without the stand. The truth is that raising the laptop by a few inches completely changes the dynamics of how you sit and type for the better.

It's easy to say NO to sitting hunched over your device, putting undue strain on your back and neck. Sit up straight, be more comfortable and prevent long-term damage to yourself. We are truly confident that once you use SUAS, you won't go back to using your laptop without it.

SUAS works with all 13" and 15" MacBook Pros and all MacBook Airs. SUAS also works with ultrabook style laptops. For more details see our infographic titled "Specs" below.

You will feel the improvement in your posture the moment you first use SUAS.
You will feel the improvement in your posture the moment you first use SUAS.
Elevate your screen, instead of hunching your neck and shoulders over your device.
Elevate your screen, instead of hunching your neck and shoulders over your device.
SUAS even allows you to increase the angle of your keyboard should you find this more comfortable.
SUAS even allows you to increase the angle of your keyboard should you find this more comfortable.

SUAS places your iPad/tablet device at an ideal viewing angle

SUAS works particularly well with large tablets, but will also work with smaller ones too. The stand is also compatible with tablets in cases.

Greatly improve your posture while working on your tablet too.
Greatly improve your posture while working on your tablet too.
Ideal for use with an iPad and a separate keyboard.
Ideal for use with an iPad and a separate keyboard.

For use at the office or while out and about

Leave SUAS at the office. Or take it with you everywhere you go. 

Use SUAS with or without a separate keyboard and mouse

For maximum ergonomic benefits, we suggest that you use SUAS in conjunction with a separate keyboard and mouse (if applicable). This being said, you should have no problem typing on your laptop’s own keyboard and using the trackpad with SUAS.

We have made it easy for you to carry everything that you need to create an awesome workstation. We have created a case that stores and protects SUAS, an Apple Magic Mouse (or similar) and an Apple Wireless Keyboard. Throw it in your bag and you can be ready to work more comfortably and more effectively at anytime, anywhere! Choose between red and black!

Super stable, super secure

The design of SUAS exploits the weight of the device to hold itself in position. This results in a product that is deceivingly simple, yet ultra-secure. All of the images on this page show SUAS supporting the largest Apple laptop in production, the 15" retina MacBook Pro. Even with this device SUAS is more stable than any other stand that we've tested. And being made from the highest quality, aircraft-grade aluminium, SUAS can support many times the weight of your device!

Protection where your device needs it

Rubber pads cushion and protect the points where your device comes into contact with SUAS. Your device is cradled safely and securely.

Attention to the finest details  

Care was taken to match the product's key dimensions with those of products that it will most commonly be used with. The outside 90 degree corner radius matches the radius at the back of Apple's wireless keyboard. The thickness of the stand matches the thickness of the rim around the retina MacBook Pros (i.e. the part that has cut-outs for your charging/USB/display ports). Combined with matched materials and finishing methods the result is a sublime user experience.

Multiple quantities

To receive multiple quantities, simply increase your pledge by €30 (approximately $36) for each pair of SUAS stands and by €15 (approximately $18) for each extra 3-in-1 case that you would like.

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If you love this product but need the mouse or the keyboard, Amazon is slightly cheaper than buying them direct from Apple. Links below:

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"Apple", "MacBook Pro", "iPad" and "Magic Mouse" are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Risks and challenges

The development of SUAS has been completed. The sourcing of in-house tools and materials needed to produce SUAS is also complete. A respected shop has committed to cutting and finishing the aluminium to our specification. A large Chinese supplier has been sourced to produce our case to our design. All that we need now is your support to make SUAS a reality!

We cannot cost-effectively produce the case for SUAS here in Ireland. For this reason the case will be manufactured in China. Dealing with suppliers in different countries means less access for us and a longer supply chain overall. We plan on overcoming this issue by spending plenty of time in China at the start of the production run. My colleague and I have experience developing and sourcing a number of products from China. Our schedule has been timed to avoid Chinese New Year Celebrations (Chinese New year is celebrated towards the end of February this year).

And finally, a challenge that every Kickstarter creator dreams of: overwhelming success! This would no doubt delay delivery somewhat. That being said, more orders means that we could bring on more people to deal with backer queries, print labels, ship packages, etc. This would help to speed up delivery, hopefully resulting in minimal delays to our schedule. All we need is overwhelming success... :)

Of course, we may encounter other challenges during the campaign and fulfilment periods but we’re fully committed to this product and will do everything it takes to get it into the hands of our wonderful backers worldwide!

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    Pledge €1 or more and you will receive exclusive updates on the development of SUAS. Every little bit helps; thank you for your support!

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    €40 is approximately US$46 or £31 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Receive SUAS, without the 3-in-1 case! FREE worldwide shipping is included.

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    €49 is approximately US$57 or £38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early Bird! Get your hands on SUAS and a bespoke 3-in-1 case for SUAS, Apple’s magic mouse and Apple’s wireless keyboard. FREE worldwide shipping is included.

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    €49 is approximately US$57 or £38 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tweety Bird! Get SUAS and our 3-in-1 case (same as above). To pledge at this level, follow us on twitter and mention us in a tweet. Or like us on Facebook and share. (See social links in bio). We probably won’t be able to cross reference everyone who pledged at this level with those who tweeted or shared so we are relying on good ol’ fashioned honesty here; please be nice! :) FREE worldwide shipping is included.

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    €55 is approximately US$64 or £42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stand up in style! Get your hands on SUAS and a bespoke 3-in-1 case for SUAS, Apple’s magic mouse and Apple’s wireless keyboard. FREE worldwide shipping is included.

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    €100 is approximately US$116 or £77 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Design insight: Get SUAS and our 3-in-1 case from the very first production run, and one of the prototypes that were used in the development process! We have a few prototypes, from 3D printed mock-ups to pre-production aluminum samples. Yours will be chosen at random, plus a short note describing its place in the development process. FREE worldwide shipping is included.

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    €5000 is approximately US$5800 or £3800 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Attend the Dublin Web Summit in November 2015 with us! This is the biggest tech event in Europe, with previous speakers including Elon Musk, Peter Theil and Bono. In fact we can't do the list justice, please see www.websummit.net. Accommodation for you and your partner and 2 tickets for the 3-day event (3rd - 5th November 2015) will be paid for, plus an additional 2 nights where we'll show you around this city and farther afield. Have a Guinness in our favorite pub and see the "Silicon Docks" area where Google, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and many others have their EU headquarters. Flights are not included. Plus two pairs of SUAS stands and two of our 3-in-1 cases.

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Funding period

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