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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 29 2016
$51,553
pledged of $65,000pledged of $65,000 goal
473
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 29 2016

About

 The Tiny Tower is a beautifully crafted, portable and height adjustable laptop stand that can be used wherever you use your laptop to create a really comfortable setup .. in the café, in the office, at home or wherever you are.

 

 

 

 

Laptops are extremely versatile, but ergonomically they’re not ideal. The longer we spend on them, the more we hunch over them, causing pain in our neck, shoulders and back.

By separating and elevating the screen a healthier and more comfortable workstation is instantly created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We know that everybody is different, so the Tiny Tower adjusts your screen quickly and easily to the right height for you to work comfortably. Simply change the height at the push of a button. Over 3" (8cm) of adjustment through 10 different height settings is available.

 

 

The Tiny Tower folds down in under 10 seconds into a compact unit that's easy to carry with you. To create the ultimate mobile workstation, use it with the Tiny Tote — our high quality zipped nylon pouch that carries your Tiny Tower, keyboard and mouse. 

 

 

Aluminum is the main material used in the Tiny Tower because it's both lightweight and strong, making the Tiny Tower very stable. Your laptop will sit on a special non slip polymer made by 3M to firmly secure your laptop. We've sweated the details like this to make sure you have a lasting product. The Tiny Tower feels great in your hands and even better on your desk.

 

 

The Tiny Tower will reliably support both Windows and Mac laptops 11" up to and including 15”. It will even support the Microsoft Surface and Surface Pro.

 

 

The Tiny Tower has a smaller footprint than your laptop, giving you more room on your desk for your things.

The Tiny Tower is truly versatile and comes with a quality protective neoprene sleeve.

(From L to R) Used at a standing height table. With a Microsoft Surface. Tiny Tower with neoprene sleeve.
(From L to R) Used at a standing height table. With a Microsoft Surface. Tiny Tower with neoprene sleeve.

 

 

 

The Tiny Tote is a custom designed carry pouch designed to hold your Tiny Tower, wireless keyboard and mouse. There's also room for other items like your headphones and spare batteries. The Tiny Tote is constructed with a quality nylon outer shell and has a lined and padded inner divider to ensure that nothing gets damaged. The Tiny Tote is available separately.

 

 

The Tiny Tower comes in a beautiful bead-blasted and anodised aluminum finish in silver and black. Plastic components are made from quality engineering grade composites that are strong yet light at the same time.

When we designed the Tiny Tower, we wanted to create something that would provide superior ergonomics and also look great in any workspace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Note: Laptop, mouse and keyboard are not included.
Please Note: Laptop, mouse and keyboard are not included.

 

 

 

 

Parts from some of our seven working prototypes.
Parts from some of our seven working prototypes.

Over the past 18 months, we have constructed seven fully working prototypes. Each time we built a new one, we aimed to remove complexity whilst improving functionality and ease of use. We worked hard to ensure The Tiny Tower offers super simple height adjustment. It works just like the extendable handle on checked travel luggage. We also knew that to have it fold into a compact and lightweight unit is important, allowing you to take it with you and protect your posture whenever you work.

Snapshots from our time spent with suppliers.
Snapshots from our time spent with suppliers.
We've travelled to Asia several times and collaborated with multiple suppliers to finalise our manufacturing plans. We are ready to build the tooling required for large volume manufacturing. We are confident and excited. We believe we're further down the development path than most hardware projects that launch on Kickstarter.

 

 

 

 

The Big Tiny Co is a Sydney-based hardware company led by Matt Cramsie (right) and Anhtai Anhtuan (left). We’re passionate about beautiful design, flexible working, and health and wellbeing. We believe that superior ergonomics and great design should go together.

Matt has over 15 years experience designing products for Australia’s leading furniture companies. His products have earned him an Australian Design Award and several design awards overseas. The Tiny Tower is his most personal product and he is very proud to launch it here on Kickstarter.

Anhtai has built a 12 year career in product management and technology. He has a Masters in Management and is responsible for operations, making sure that quality made Tiny Towers roll off the production line and get delivered safely to your doorstep.

Origin of the Tiny Tower

The original idea of the Tiny Tower came about when Matt suffered a serious disc herniation in his neck combined with numbness down his right arm in 2014. At the time, Matt was constantly hunching over his laptop, which added a significant load on his neck.

Many existing solutions to raise the height of your laptop don't offer the trifecta of functionality that is needed: height adjustment, portability and an attractive design you'd be proud to use. So being an award-winning industrial designer who is obsessive about ergonomics, Matt decided to create the Tiny Tower to fill that gap.

 

 

Risks and challenges

The Tiny Tower has been in development for over 18 months. We built seven fully working prototypes to test the product's functionality and durability.

We are working to limit the risk of any delays in production and delivery by developing the product to a point where both we and our suppliers are confident we are ready to start production tooling.

We’ve built partnerships with 2 experienced manufacturers to mitigate as many risks as possible. We know there will be unexpected challenges along the way and we are committed to being transparent and informing you of any potential hurdles as we progress.

We are confident and excited. We believe we're further down the development path than most hardware projects that launch on Kickstarter.

EXPERIENCE 
As mentioned, the design, engineering and manufacturing teams have many years of experience working on the design and manufacture of products with very similar materials and assembly techniques.

SHIPPING DATES 
We are allowing extra time for tooling and manufacturing and are confident we will ship by the scheduled dates. We want to get your Tiny Tower to you as soon as possible! If things take longer than planned, we will always keep you informed.

CHALLENGES 
Our biggest challenge is meeting our funding goal! If you like The Tiny Tower, please help us by sharing a link to the project on your Facebook profile, Twitter or any other social media platform you choose. Thanks!

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