Bamboo Compact Smart Assistant - Charge iPad, Android & More
Docks and charges your tablet or smartphone while you cook up your favorite dishes. This could be your own sous chef. Made in USA!
We've designed a compact workstation specially designed for your kitchen that’s made from sustainable bamboo. It minimizes the amount of space needed to dock and charge BOTH a tablet/iPad and a smartphone/iPhone either in landscape or portrait mode. It also allows you to position your tablet and smartphone either on the left or right side of the workstation. Instead of a lip, the workstation uses a series of spherical pegs. It’s smart for the gadget-carrying cook, since these pegs make it easy to keep devices plugged in to charge.The wire management system, with nylon cable clips, keeps your factory cables handy, out of sight and enables you charge BOTH your tablet and smartphone so as not to lose any battery power while you cook. A three-position height adjustment system for changing the viewing angle of the workstation is integrated on the back of the workstation. This eco-savvy bamboo workstation is designed to be a beautiful addition to your kitchen.
A super bright 15 LED strip attached to the back of the of the workstation, lights up the work surface and also makes a great night light that emits a soft glow for you to see around the kitchen area for those late night snacks. The maple wood ball knob arm and three screw inserts allow three different viewing angles - 45, 35 and 25 degrees. These may be adjusted to accommodate your height or counter top height. The cable management system has plastic clips that allow for the insertion of your factory charging cables keeping them out of sight. (see below)
Adjustable Height Positions:
The maple wood ball knob arm is screwed into one of three screw inserts according to your height or counter top height. The viewing angles are 45, 35 and 25 degrees.
The optional super bright LED goose-neck spot light attached to the top of the workstation enables focused lighting to read recipes either with a tablet, magazine or cookbook.
Also optional is a snap-on Hi-Fi rechargeable Bluetooth mini speaker amplifier that is mounted on the back allowing you to play iTunes or radio as you work. The bamboo acts as a ‘sounding board’ enhancing the speaker acoustics.
The deluxe model filled with hundreds of slender bamboo skewers, offers just enough give for the knives to slide into the chamber providing a safe, secure cushion for knives without dulling their blades. You also have the option to add or remove the bamboo skewers enabling you to reduce or add the number of knifes in the storage area keeping them securely in place. It also allows you to charge BOTH a tablet and smartphone at the same time while cooking. A LED light strip is attached to the back of the board for mood or night lighting. Your personal viewing height can be adjusted with the three position maple ball knob located on the back of the stand. This may be adjusted to 45, 35 or 25 degree angles. The utensil area fits spoons, tongs, ladles or whatever you use to cook with. Two removable gadget hangers on both sides allow you to hang those small utensils, such as measuring spoons, that always seem to get lost in a drawer. Other options include attached super bright LED goose neck spotlight and Hi-Fi Bluetooth mini amplifier speaker.
We've gone through countless prototypes and made several alterations to the designs. Here is a photo of the earliest prototype of the knife holder components. We have come a long way and we have a product we know you will love!
We had both models beta tested. They loved both models so much that they said this would be the central charging center they would dock their tablet and smartphone. Beta testers were given a matching companion board as well and we wanted to see if they really used it. The result is that they loved the convenience of having the matching companion board with the Standard model and liked the fact that the bamboo was so durable.
The results on the Deluxe with Knife storage model was that after a month of use, they said they really liked the idea of having knives and utensils so close and organized and were glad they didn’t have to rifle through their dreaded unorganized utensil drawer to find the right spoon to cook with. They were amazed at how easy it was to get accustomed to having such small details like the gadget hanger available to use. Like the Standard model, the knife/utensil model users loved the matching companion cutting board.
They all agreed that workstation is more convenient than you think simply from the fact that you don’t have to worry about finding a cable, don’t have to remove a case if you have one attached and doesn’t matter if your device is Apple, Android or Windows.
We built the workstaion with bamboo because of its sustainability and environmental benefits. We love its environmental benefits and ability to grow in a sustainable manner. It is more water resistant and more stable than traditional woods such as Oak. Bamboo is quickly becoming one of the most important plants in the world.
100% Renewable resource and is called the millennium's new "wood"
- Bamboo is denser and harder than most hard woods and is 16% harder than maple which is commonly used in the kitchen and cutting boards.
- Bamboo grows back after harvesting and can be re-harvested every 4 1/2 years. Bamboo does not need re-planting. The typical life of most hardwoods has a 30 to 60 year growth cycle.
Our goal is to continually design new unique and innovative products.
- Standard KWIB Tablet & Smartphone Holder/Charger:10-¼ in x 14-⅛ in x ⅝
- Deluxe KWIB Workstation/Knife & Utensil Holder:10-¼ in x 14-⅛ in x 4-⅞ in
- Matching Companion Cutting Board: 10-¼ in x 14-⅛ in x ⅝ in
- Length: 24 in (60cm)
- Light Color; warm white (2700 Kelvin)
- Energy consumption 3.0W (consumes up to 85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs)
- LED life time approx. 20,000 hours
LED LIGHT STRIP:
- LED light strip with 15 super bright LEDs
- 12V wall transformer
RECHARGEABLE MINI BLUETOOTH SPEAKER:
- Working range: Up to 10m
- Working Time: 5 Hours
- Dimension: 60x60x50mm
- Loudspeaker Output: 3W
- Micro/Standard USB charging cable
Risks and challenges
We are prepared to complete virtually any level of fulfillment needed. We have secured a reliable source for bamboo suppliers.
We would love to face the challenge of blowing past our goal because lots of backers are buying! Having had a couple of successful projects already funded on Kickstarter (Project Lumia: an Eighth Art: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/versi/project-lumia-an-eighth-art and VERSI Docker stand: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/versi/versi-docker-stand-for-tablets-smartphones-ipad-an) shows that we have delivered early than our projection or on time.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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