There are a lot of interesting and good options out there if you’re looking for something to hold up your iPad or other tablet computer for you. For a while, I used a Compass stand, which I really liked. But one thing most of these stands share is a tendency to slide around on the tabletop or desk or dashboard or whatever. Let’s face it: One of the attractions of a tablet is that they don’t weigh very much, but that means they don’t hold themselves in place by sheer mass like a big ol’ monitor or something. So what to do? Well, these folks think they have a stand that answers that question:
Project Title: Slope: An Elegant Stand for iPad, Nexus 7&10, Kindle+
Status:Closing Date for Funding: 12/20/2012
From the Creatives: What’s holding that iPad to that stand, you ask? Suction. Suction via what? Suction via thousands of tiny air pockets functioning as mini suction cups. Pretty cool.
Slope is made from aerospace grade aluminum. Her minimal form is shaped via CNC machining, her beauty by way of her finish—hand buffed, glass bead blasted, hard anodized and sealed. It’s a finish aptly complimenting the craftsmanship of Apple’s iPad, with no expense spared.
Suction is the thing that drives its function. Slope has two nanofoam pads affixed to its aluminum base, one gripping the backside of the tablet, the other gripping the surface of the desk underneath. These pads are composed of a special make of foam that, as you can see from the video, are extremely effective.