About this project
The X STAND’s ergonomic, multi-functional design lets you set your preferred mode of use by easily changing from sitting, standing or typing modes. With the optional LED light and Dimmer Touch Switch, the X STAND may be used as a stand alone desk light when not using with your laptop or tablet. The light is adjustable in height and length by moving the rods in and out.
Made from the highest quality materials like satin finish anodized aluminum and high tensile strength fiberglass rods. No cardboard, plastic or wood to warp or break. This is the only stand that allows you to change from sitting, standing and typing that holds laptops, tablets and smartphones. Universally height adjustable, ultra-portable and affordable.
The X - STAND is designed to help mitigate eyestrain, back and neck pain and further enhance the ease and enjoyable use of your devices.
As a practicing optometrist, I have often seen patients suffering from C.V.S. (Computer Vision Syndrome). The symptoms affect everyday users and are worse for gamers, writers and other heavy users. As an inventor and industrial designer, I produced several designs and solutions to mitigate or eliminate the symptoms of C.V.S.
Crouching towards your device causes fatigue and, often, serious eye strain. The new all-in-one X-STAND creates a more comfortable working environment, eliminating additional fatigue and eyestrain, while at the same time boosting energy and concentration levels.
Studies show sitting at work for extended periods of time can lead to severe health issues and decline in overall productivity. Standing, for just thirty minutes each day, is proven to combat these health concerns, boost energy levels and improve concentration during and after the workday.
- Multi-functional - Easily switch from sitting, standing or typing mode - plus holds your smartphone in multiple positions
- Improves air flow of MacBook and laptop computers
- Infinite height adjustment for proper viewing angle
- Affordable - four stands in one
- Provides healthy ergonomics and proper posture
- Accommodates, laptops, tablets, smartphones in either portrait or landscape mode with or without cases
- Magnetically holds smartphone - allows your smartphone to rotate, tilt or swivel to the viewing angle that best suits your needs
- Super portable and light (weighs less than 1 lb./453.52 grams)
- Because of the "X" design, the high tensile strength fiberglass rods have a very large footprint allowing it to support large laptops and tablets in sitting, standing, typing modes
- Materials - Aircraft grade aluminum and high tensile strength fiberglass rods - will last a lifetime and accommodate any new generation laptop, tablet or smartphone
- No plastic or wood to warp and break
Desks with both high and low positions or an adjustable high/low desk are expensive and often non-portable solutions to these problems. The X-STAND provides a very cost-effective solution that can be used anywhere.
For maximum comfort and productivity, the X-STAND adjusts to match your body environment at your workstation. The X-STAND allows rapid infinite height adjustment for your screen height to match your eye level.
Add More Screen Height and Better Slant for Typing
In addition to elevating your computer or tablet to a more comfortable viewing height, the X-STAND positions your computer or tablet to a very comfortable 15 degree or 30 degree typing angle utilizing two 3.5" cushioned rods. Your fingers will fly across your keyboard while marking the final details of an article, finishing emails or getting started on a new project on your iPad Pro or laptop.
Four super strong fiberglass rods are inserted into an anodized aircraft grade aluminum 1.0"x1.0 square tube. Like a TinkerToy (tm) the rods can be adjusted for various heights and angles. Plus, the X-STAND holds different thicknesses of laptops, tablets, mini tablets in landscape and portrait modes with or without cases. It can be quickly changed to standing, keyboard, tablet and typing mode.
The aluminum support tube has six orifices and four adjustable rods allowing you to adjust the X Stand to different width sizes for various laptops, tablets, mini tablets in portrait or landscape mode. It can adjust to 98% of the products on the market today and yes it holds the new Apple iPad Pro tablet and the 18" Samsung Galaxy View.
Keep your devices together on one stand. The X-STAND magnetic ball smartphone holder includes a small powerful Neodymium magnet ball plate that is attached to the stand. An additional metal disc with 3M VHB Dot adhesive sticks to the back of your device. You can swivel, rotate or tilt your smartphone to the proper viewing angle that best suits your needs without straining your neck and helping to eliminate any resulting pain. It's designed to hold any smartphone, including Android, Apple, Blackberry and Microsoft devices.
The rods on the X-STAND have memory o-rings which "remember" their last user position and allow the user to easily and quickly set the prior position. Two rods have custom rubber flex grips that hold your laptop or tablet securely and safely.
Have a small tablet, iPad mini or Kindle? No problem! The flexibility of the X-STAND's design allows you to hold any size tablet or iPad Min, with or without cases, in portrait or landscape mode!
Cushioned rods and grips prevent scratches on surfaces as well as on the surfaces of supporting desks, tablets, etc.
Keeping your laptop or tablet safe and stable while raised up off your desk is extremely important. The X-STAND'S patent-pending design securely grips your laptop or tablet, keeping it safe from unexpected knocks.
The rods and tube are stored in a Rip-Stop nylon protective case that also has enough room to store your cables, power adapters and much more.
The X-STAND's portable design encourages you take full advantage of your office or home workspace. It's the perfect solution for people who are on the go and can be easily transported everywhere - think purse, backpack, briefcase. Whether you're at the office, at home or on the road, an ergonomic, lightweight mobile workstation is always at your fingertips.
Cool down your laptop and protect it from overheating. Where there's electrical power, there's heat. Heat slows down your laptop performance. Because the X-STAND allows you to adjust your laptop's height, in addition to giving you proper posture and eye alignment, it keeps your laptop elevated off the desk allowing air to flow all around the laptop providing better ventilation.
Because of its "X" design, it has a very large footprint allowing it to support large laptops and tablets whether in the standing or keyboard mode. It's "X" design assures there's no flexiing while typing or holding your hands on the pad of your laptop. With its high tensile strength fiberglass rods and the aircraft grade aluminum tube, it can easily support three concrete blocks! (150+ lbs)
The X-STAND has 4 rods that slide in and out allowing the user to infinitely adjust the height and angle. Each rod has a memory O-Ring that allows the user to easily and quickly set the prior or preferred position. Two of the rods have custom cushioned flex rubber grips that hold your laptop or tablet securely and safely.
The grips can be rotated so as not to interfere with the screen and position them on the black frame of the tablet as shown below.
Grips easily adjust in and out to accommodate your laptop or tablet with or without a case.
Cable clutter looks bad even when you have a giant workspace. The X- Stand has specialized cable management bands keeping your cables neat, untangled and secure.
Even a laptop can take up more desk space that you never thought about. With the X-STAND your device is off the desk providing more useable desk space keeping you more organized and productive.
The optional 15 super bright white LED lights add sophistication and usability. It will evenly light up your keyboard, work area and makes a nice night light. Works great for illuminating FaceTime, Skype etc. Makes your work space cozy and defined. A plug in the wall adapter provides the power. Also available with a dimmer touch switch.
The LED lights will last a minimum of 40,000 hours and only consume 10-15% electricity of a regular tungsten bulb.
No need to just put your X STAND to the side when not using with your laptop or tablet. Use it as a stand alone light by simply adjust the rods vertically and position the light to any viewing angle.
- Support Tube: 12" X 1.0" X 1.0" (30.48cm X 2.54 cm X 2.54 cm)
- Rods: 13.5" (34.9cm)
- Weight: 13 oz./396.89 gr. (tube 7 oz./198.44 gr) (rods 6 oz./170.09 gr.)
- Materials: Anodized aircraft grade aluminum, high tensile strength fiberglass rods, vinyl cushioned ends
- Cable Management Bands
- Two 3.5" Rods for the typing mode (8.89cm)
- Optional: 15 Super Bright White LED Lights with plug in wall power adapter with off/on switch or with touch dimmer switch
We believe in creating products and sourcing parts that are made in the USA. We find US products are far superior in quality than those that are massed produced in most other countries. By making this in California we not only hire people and contribute to the local economy, but also we have control of the building and delivery process.
International backers will be responsible for applicable tariffs and customs fees.
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Risks and challenges
If there weren't any risks, it wouldn't be novel, original or any fun.
Moving from prototype to production is rarely easy but having the experience of bringing projects to production is not new to me. Doing this for the first time is always filled with unknowns, fortunately this is not my rodeo. I have built trust over the last 30 years working with reliable partners that deliver. We would rather have the chance to deliver your X STAND earlier rather than later - just as we did with our Lumia Lamp and Franken Edison Light, VERSI Stand & Stand Up Stand in a Tube.
I am targeting delivery for June 2016 which allows us some time from when the project ends, funds are delivered and components ordered. I'd rather be honest from the start rather than annoying everyone with delays.
There might be slight design changes of which I will inform you.
If you're in doubt drop me an email, I'll answer your questions.
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