My name is Kelvin and I created the Veego Stand to improve the lives of my fellow laptop users. I love the convenience of my laptop. Because of my frequent business travel as an engineer, it’s the only computer I own. I use it at the office, on the road, at coffee shops, and at home.
THE PROBLEM WITH LAPTOPSBack, Shoulder, and Neck Pain
By design, laptop screens are attached to the keyboard, forcing you to compromise your posture. Most people have “laptop hunch” when using their laptops, which causes back, shoulder, and neck soreness or pain.
What’s the solution? Use a laptop stand.
The Problem with most Laptop Stands
- They’re bulky - making them hard to carry around with you.
- They require an external keyboard and mouse - when you include the stand, that's 3 additional items you have to bring along with your laptop. That’s extra weight and extra space in your bag. And extra things to remember.
- They’re big - when you’re on the go, you might not have a lot of space to set up a laptop stand.
- They’re inconvenient - most take too much time to set up and pack up, making you less likely to use one.
- They stand out (in an awkward way) - at a coffee shop, you don't want to be "that" guy that sets up an entire workstation.
INTRODUCING THE VEEGO LAPTOP STAND
Better for your Back - Lifts your laptop screen 2 inches to relieve neck and shoulder strain. Does 2 inches really make a difference? Yes, every little bit helps. For every inch you can sit straighter, you take 10 pounds of weight off your spine.
Easy to Set Up - It's as easy to use as your laptop, taking less than 2 seconds to set up.
Easy to Pack Away - Simply close your laptop, collapse the Veego Stand, click it in place, and slip it into your bag.
Exceptionally Portable - The Veego Stand is only 3.9 mm thin (less than 5/32"), the equivalent of 2 nickels stacked. At 83 grams light (2.9 oz), it weighs as much as a small box of paper clips. And because it stays attached to your laptop, it's super easy to take with you everywhere your laptop goes.
Attachable, Infinitely Re-attachable, and Removable - The Veego Stand attaches to your laptop with an innovative microsuction pad, which allows you to attach and re-attach it without losing its stickiness. It also leaves no residue or marks when removed.
Keeps Laptop Cool - Elevating the laptop allows for better airflow and ventilation, keeping your laptop cooler and extending the battery life.
Extremely Strong and Durable - The Veego Stand is made from a top quality German patented aluminum and polymer core material usually used for buildings. Leading European test lab RWTÜV testing has shown that the hinge application is unimpaired even after 80,000 bends. If you were to open your Veego Stand 10 times a day, it would last you 21 years.
Increases Productivity - Studies have shown that a tilted keyboard helps to improve the accuracy of typing. The Veego Stand raises your keyboard without adding extra strain to your wrists and hands.
Compatible with a Wide Range of Laptops - Supports laptops from 11” to 18".
Doesn't Scratch - The Veego Stand's base is aluminum and doesn't scratch the surfaces it's on.
Option to Add Cork to the Base - For those who want some extra grip for their Veego Stand, you'll have the option to add a thin layer of cork to the base. This will be sent to you as a separate piece and you can add it to your Veego Stand whenever you want. The cork gives the Veego Stand extra friction against your work surface.
Size and Weight
Length (folded): 11.0 cm / 4.3 in
Width: 24.0 cm / 9.4 in
Thickness (without cork): 3.9 mm / 0.15 in (equivalent to 2 nickels stacked)
Thickness (with cork): 4.9mm / 0.19 in
Expanded Height : 5.4 cm / 2.1 in
Weight: 83 grams / 2.9 oz (equivalent to a small box of paper clips)
Composite Panel: This patented German material is plastic (polymer core) on the inside and aluminum on the outsides. This makes the material very strong but extremely light.
Hinges: For the hinges, the aluminum layers are cut off leaving the plastic, allowing for Veego Stand to bend. Leading European test lab RWTÜV testing has shown that the hinge application is unimpaired even after 80,000 bends. If you were to open your Veego Stand 10 times a day, it would last you 21 years.
Microsuction Pads: This innovative material is covered in microscopic suction cups to create thousands of partial vacuums between the pad and the laptop. The microsuction pads deliver a strong, glue-like hold, without the permanence or residue of glue. The microsuction pads can be cleaned and made sticky again by using tape to remove any debris or dust collected on the pad.
ABS Plastic: The two black slots on the sides of the Veego Stand are 3D printed with ABS plastic, a material known for its impact resistance and toughness.
Cork Liner: A thin adhesive natural cork liner can be added to the base of the Veego Stand for more grip.
ABOUT THE DESIGN | A NOTE FROM THE CREATOR
As a frequently travelling engineer, my laptop was the only computer I owned. When I noticed pain in my neck and shoulders from “Laptop Hunch,” I created a temporary laptop stand out of a notebook and my phone. Embarrassingly, not only was it too flimsy, it also broke my phone.
I was disappointed that everything on the market was bulky or required that I bring along an extra keyboard and mouse. So I set out to make a laptop stand that I could carry around with me as easily as I carry my laptop. I wanted something strong and supportive, yet with a minimalist aesthetic that wouldn’t cause me to feel self-conscious about using in public.
In the last few months, after moving from Singapore to Vancouver, I have been working hard on the Veego Stand, pursuing my long-time dream of inventing. After putting together a team to work with me, investing hundreds of hours into design, going through 7 prototypes, and gathering feedback from dozens of people, the Veego Stand is finally ready.
To make this dream a reality, we need your help. We need to raise $25,000 to cover the first run of manufacturing costs. Buy one for yourself, give some out as gifts, or forward this page to a friend. Every bit helps. I can’t wait to get the Veego Stand into your hands.
To show our appreciation for your support of the Veego Stand, please select from the following reward levels.
** Christmas Special **
There's nothing better than a gift of comfort and convenience in this season of love! Introducing a special Christmas Reward for those who want to present the Veego Stand as a gift. We will be sending you a Veego Stand Gift Card that you can present to your family, friends and loved ones. The card will be delivered by 17th December 2017 across the world. Uniquely created to showcase the special geometrical design of Veego Stand with a short note telling the receiver about the delivery in March 2018. A link will be provided to allow them to sign up for updates too. Select the Christmas Special Reward Tier to get this! ----
You can engrave your name, or a short quote or phrase that inspires you, like one of these:
- SEE THE GOOD
- BE HAPPY. BE BRIGHT. BE YOU.
- LIFE'S A JOURNEY, NOT A RACE
- NORMAL IS BORING
- YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK
- I CAN AND I WILL
- GOOD THINGS TAKE TIME
This is our planned schedule for the campaign, production and delivery.
We wouldn't have made it here with the help of some amazing people.
Here's the awesome Veego Stand team that has worked tirelessly on developing the Veego Stand and the Kickstarter campaign.
OUR ADVISORY TEAM
We have a very supportive group of people who have given us advice, feedback, and encouragement through this journey.
I want to especially thank my wife Celeste, for her constant, loving support through this journey. And special thanks to my parents, for the awesome job they did at raising me and the confidence they have in me all along.
A special thanks goes out to all our backers. Thank you for your support in joining me in this journey, however small and simple it may be. It means so much to me.
Media Kit available at www.veego.com/media-kit
Will the Veego Stand work on any laptop?
The Veego Stand is designed to be used on laptops with screen sizes between 11" and 18".
Will the Veego Stand scratch the table it's on?
No. The base is aluminum and doesn't scratch the surfaces it's on. You will also have the option to add a thin cork liner to the base, to reduce sliding and add extra protection against scratching.
Does it come in different colours?
If we reach our stretch goal of $50,000, we will be able to offer the Veego Stand in black as well as the original aluminum finish.
Does the microsuction pad loose its stickiness?
No, the microsuction pad is designed to be reuseable. Over time debris will collect on the microsuction pad and make it less sticky. If you notice that it's not as sticky as before, simply clean it with tape. You can also clean it by wiping it with a wet cloth.
Is it hard to type on the laptop keyboard at an angle?
No. The Veego Stand raises your keyboard by 10-15 degrees, giving it a slight angle. Everyone who has tried the Veego Stand has said that the typing is fine. Some have reported it is easier to type at a slight angle.
Risks and challenges
One of the challenges for this Kickstarter campaign is that we are manufacturing the Veego Stand for the first time. Because of this, we have done everything we can to prepare for a successful manufacturing run.
We have reliable sources for the materials that we need, and in some cases, several backup options. We also have several manufacturers lined up that can do the work of cutting the material to the precise specifications we need. During the manufacturing process, we have budgeted a trip to the manufacturer to oversee quality control. Over the last few months we've been in regular contact with all the suppliers and manufacturers to iron out all the details.
Another small risk is that we haven't tested the durability of the Veego Stand packaging yet. But because the Veego is so strong, we don't foresee any challenges.
With an engineer and a logistics specialist on our team, we have looked at multiple contingency plans so that we can keep to our production schedule and promised delivery date. We'll do whatever we can to ensure the Veego Stand is manufactured to a high quality standards and shipped to all our backers on time.
During the entire process, we commit to honest and regular communication to keep our backers up to date.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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