Back in the good old days, and by good old days we mean the late ‘90s, using the computer was a chore in itself. People had to sit up staring at chunky desktops while waiting for the good old dial-up to connect with its signature screeching sound. The advent of laptop liberated us from the agony of having to sit up straight and helped us bring our cyber lives to bed with us. The arrival of iPads made us lazier still though most of us are still struggling to find the perfect lying down position that would keep the tablet PC propped up in front of us. Designer C. Scott Blevins perhaps endured the same struggle for many a good day before he decided to invent the Tablift, the iPad stand that makes using the tablet in bed easier and more conducive to unproductive activities.
The Santa Monica, CA-based designer turned to Kickstarter to help fund his dream project while brining the goodness of a bed-friendly tablet stand usable to the masses. The Tablift is created for three different levels of slouching in bed- lying down, reclining and sitting, and lets users adjust the stand in three different angles and positions. The tablet is thus cradled via a three-slot receptacle and four twistable legs.
The wide base prevents it from tipping over even when stood on cushioned surfaces like quilts, a quilt with the user’s legs underneath or their cushy, untoned midriffs. The ultra portable Tablift iPad Stand can be purchased for as little as $55 if you pledge a certain amount and back the project on Kickstarter though it will ultimately be sold $60 after the funding goal has been reached. Watch the Tablift in action in the video below.
Via: Oh Gizmo