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Bryan M. Wolfe
| November 14, 2013
Say Hello To The Coburns, A Two Piece Wood Stand For iPad
The Coburns is a minimalistic two piece wood stand for the iPad and iPad mini. Creators Eric Rea and Levi Price are currently seeking funding via Kickstarter to get the project off the ground. Named after the surname of one of the creators, the Coburns will be available in two formats, each made from exotic hardwoods. The lighter of the two is made from bird’s eye maple from a source in the eastern United States. The dark one is made from pau ferro, which comes from South America. Each pair is made together from start to finish. Once cut to shape, they are chamfered, branded, and finished by hand. According to the project’s Kickstarter page, the creators “also designed natural wool felt packaging that can be used as a hook for a keychain or carabiner.” The Coburns will be made in the Rocky Mountains, supporting local businesses. Best of all, Kickstarters are promised that the Coburns will be ready in time for the holidays. The stand is available for the iPad mini, the iPad mini with Retina display, the iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad Air. Take a look: Rea and Price are seeking to raise $5,000 by Dec. 5 to begin manufacturing. Since the project was first posted on Monday, Nov. 12, they have raised nearly $4,200. In other words, this project is likely to get funded very soon. Personally, I think the Coburns shows promise. In fact, I’ll be donating some money for the cause as soon as this article is published. For more information on the Coburns, including funding levels, visit the official Kickstarter page. [gallery columns="4"]