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About

PIXO is a tablet mount that lets you attach your tablet to your computer and use it as a second display. It has been specifically designed to be compatible with many different brands of tablets and computers.

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  • "A great idea, and definitely an easy way to make your work day more productive without shelling out tons of money on an additional screen." ULTRALINX
  •  "The latest obvious-in-hindsight design to hit the crowdfunding circuit" HIGHSNOBIETY 
  • " Best of all, it works with anything up to 9mm in thickness — meaning iPads; Kindles; and tablets from the likes of Google, Samsung and Sony are all compatible." HYPEBEAST
sync with a third-part app and use the extra screen for palettes
sync with a third-part app and use the extra screen for palettes

With Pixo you can attach your tablet to your desktop computer and enjoy working comfortably with an increased display surface.

It is compatible with different tablet sizes from 7.9” to to 12.9”. You can mount it on your desktop and connect tablets such as the iPad Pro to take advantage of its large display while working.

Just attach your tablet to your desktop computer and enjoy working comfortably with an increased display surface.

You can use Pixo by itself, by simply mounting your tablet next to your computer to have it at eye level, or share the screen content across devices using a third-part app, transforming your tablet into a second display ( Duet Display, Air Display, or iDisplay will do the trick).

With Pixo you can add more pixels to your screen.

Transferring a drawing to CAD, or some notes to the computer
Transferring a drawing to CAD, or some notes to the computer
Keep information at eye level
Keep information at eye level
iMac 21.5" + Pixo + iPad Pro = 60% more screen
iMac 21.5" + Pixo + iPad Pro = 60% more screen

We realised that we use our tablets for drawing, reading or sending e-mails on the go, but when we are at the office or at home sitting at our desk, we put them aside as is always more comfortable to work using a large display.

Most tablet displays are very good, with a high pixel density and resolution, but they are underused within the work environment. Studies indicate that having a second monitor increases you focus and productivity, so why not use your tablet as a second screen?

Pixo allows you to combine the use of your tablet, with the use you make of your desktop computer.

Pixo can be attached to different types of display
Pixo can be attached to different types of display

The Pixo mount works by a mix of magnetic attraction and friction. Strong neodymium magnets are covered in rubber to get a good grip on to your monitor and tablet, and of also to avoid scratching them in any way.

Strong magnets concealed in the mount attract the metallic stickers which are provided with the mount.

Place two metallic stickers on you desktop monitor, one at the front and one at the back ( or on the side if the profile of the display is flat). Then place the last sticker on the back of your tablet. Done!

Easy to set up, with srong and removable stickers
Easy to set up, with srong and removable stickers

With Pixo your tablet is not locked or constraint. You can pick it up at anytime, use it for a while, then place it back into the mount easily. Do you need to access some of your iOS or Android apps content? Just grab it.

Super strong magnets secure the mount to your display
Super strong magnets secure the mount to your display

Pixo uses very strong magnets to seamlessly attach to your computer, this makes it compatible with most displays on the market, no matter if they have flat sides or tapered edges ( see below for compatibility). 

You can add up to four tablets to your display and connect them as a single screen using a third part app.

Because of its magnetic attachment, Pixo is compatible with lots of different types of desktops and tablets.

  • The tablet just needs to be 9 mm or less in thickness and weight less than 750 grams. 
  • The monitor bezel need to have a 12mm width or more to place the magnetic sticker at the front. That is all!

Pixo comes with a set of three metallic stickers, two small ones for your display, and a large one for your tablet. Place the three metallic stickers and you are ready to go.

  If your tablet has a flat back, it is 9 mm or less of thickness and it weights less than 750 grams, that is good news! Pixo will work with your tablet.

tablet is 9mm thick o less + weight les than 750 gms
tablet is 9mm thick o less + weight les than 750 gms
Just some of the tablets compatible with Pixo.
Just some of the tablets compatible with Pixo.
      
  • It can be mounted on most desktops and holds a wide range of tablets ( just needs to be 9mm or less in thickness and less that 750 grams of weight).
  •  Strong neodymium magnets hold the tablet securely while allowing you to pick it up when you need to use it.
  •  It can be used by itself, or together with a third part app to sync the content of the screen ( e.g. Duet Display, Air Display or iDisplay). 
  • Use in portrait or landscape format (landscape just for tablets up to 9.7” tablets and 500gms weight) 

We have done a ton of prototypes and tested different methods to attach the tablet. At the end we decided on magnets as it allows more flexibility in terms of sizes and tablet models. 

Prototypes of Pixo in different phases of development
Prototypes of Pixo in different phases of development

We wanted Pixo to be compatible not only with as many tablets currently in the market as possible, but even with tablets that don’t exist yet.

As tablets are getting thinner and lighter the task was to design a mount that could accommodate different sizes and thickness. Having just a sticker on the back allowed us to do that. 

tablets work well as an ultra-thin second display
tablets work well as an ultra-thin second display
Pixo & iPad Air. Keep your iCal on sight.
Pixo & iPad Air. Keep your iCal on sight.

The prototypes we tested of Pixo have changed the way we use and interact with our iPad at the studio. We hope the product will make the same for you, and you will use your tablet in more ways than before!

When paired with a  third part sharing screen app. Pixo allows you to use your tablet to place all the palettes while using your desktop in full screen to retouch photos, edit video or mix music.

DISCLAIMER

Apple Logo, iPad and iMac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a registered trademark of Alphabet Inc. We are not affiliated in any way with Apple or Google. Air Display, iDisplay and Duet Display are independent software brands and we don’t have any link with those either.

 Prices shown in USD and EURO are approximate conversions from GBP.

                 
                                                  

If you pledged over £1 you can add any combination of Add-Ons to your pledge. Simply add the price of the Add-Ons you want to your final pledge amount. 

After the campaign ends, we will contact each backer to verify the items pledged for.

This project wouldn’t be where it is now without the help of a bunch of people that worked on it. Thanks to Victor Moynier, Ayca Dundar, Borja Sepulcre and Julie Carpentier for that help.

The video was filmed and put together by the skilful Jose Gomez (www.byjosegomez.com).

Special thanks also to our sourcing partner D2M (www.design2market.co.uk) which will help us along the way to minimise any possible bump in the road to manufacturing. 

This project would not be possible also without you, who support people like us, and who know how hard is to go from ideas to products. A huge thank you to all the people that have given us feedback so far, or help us during the different phases of the product development. 

We need also your help sharing the campaign, that is the only way that we can order the minimum quantities to make the product affordable. Here below the links to share.

Thank you!

                                                                 
 

Would you like to feature our story? in this link you will find everything you need, including a press release and High Res images.

If you have any comment or questions we’d love to help answer them. Please contact us at info@pixoproducts.com

Risks and challenges

We are in the final stages of product development, and after many iterations and multiple tests, the prototypes that you saw in the video, work as expected.
Although this is our first Kickstarter, we have designed many products for other companies before, and we have a strong team of collaborators and partners that will help us on this new adventure.

If(Once) we secure the funding for the first production run we plan to oversee the manufacturing, ensuring you get a quality product.

We are aware that there are issues that may arise with lead times, problems with tooling or the manufacturing process, as well as the post-production and dispatch of Pixo, but we have factored any potential obstacles into our planning, and we will react swiftly to any problems that we encounter. Regular updates will be posted in the campaign page.

We hope that you are as excited as we are by the product and choose to support our campaign. Please spread the word and share with your friends and family.

Thank you for reading till the end!
#UseYourPixels

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    You like the idea but you either don’t have a tablet, or you don’t have a computer (yet).

    In any case thank you for helping to make this project happen!
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    You will receive a PIXO mount with one set of stickers at a massively reduced price ( share the campaign and we will add one more sticker set for free).

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    You will receive a PIXO mount with one set of stickers at a discounted price (share the campaign and we will add one more sticker set for free).

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    You just got here, no worries, you still get a good discount from the retail price. Thanks for your support!

    You will receive one PIXO mount with one set of stickers at a discounted price . Help us by sharing the campaign and we will add one sticker set for free.

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    Your broadband is fast! and you like to keep your information at eye level. You know that more screen means more comfort and like to be productive.
    You may also know someone that would make good use of PIXO and want to give him/her a surprise. Thanks for your early support!

    Expected Retail Price $100/€88

    You get 2 PIXO mounts, with 2 set of stickers at a discounted price (share the campaign and we will add 2 sets of stickers more for free).

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    (~$77 / €67) DUO PACK

    You like to see and hear things in stereo. You know that more screen means more comfort and like to be productive.
    You may also know someone that would make good use of PIXO and want to give him/her a surprise. Thanks for your support!

    Expected Retail Price $100/€88

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    (~$111 / €97) SCREEN PRO KIT

    You work with real time information, juggling data and news feeds daily. You know that more screen means more comfort and like to have as many pixels as possible at eye level.
    It could also be that you simply want to get some gifts sorted.

    You get 3 PIXO each with a set of metallic stickers (share the campaign and we will add 3 sets of stickers more for free).

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    (~$148 / €130) GROUND CONTROL ROOM SET UP

    You either have a few friends which you know will love to use PIXO, or you are planning to launch a small satellite from your backyard. No worries, we won’t tell anyone. ; )

    Expected Retail Price $198/€170

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    (~$357 / €313) HACKER CONFERENCE PACK (OR SHOP)

    You have a shop or you are just simply taking advantage of the bulk discount because you know a few people that will definitely would want to use PIXO!

    You get 10 PIXO mounts + 10 set of metallic stickers + 10 extra sticker sets for free.

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