There are plenty of iPad stands on the market, but none have been portable enough to carry around in a pocket. Until now, that is. Because one new Kickstarter project advertises a stand that promises just this. Called Plinth and created by John Bull, the super-portable product offers stable support for a tablet, book, or anything you’d like to prop-up, and it can fold flat into a small, card-like item.
You can support the Kickstarter project to receive a Plinth of your own from £10 ($16.48), and from what we can see, the idea itself is great. Plinth will fold entirely flat for easy transportation or storage, but upon pressing a button, the product flips out into a stand for your tablet computer.
It can offer secure support for a 9.7-inch iPad, an iPad mini, or another tablet; John Bull also notes that books can be propped-up using the stand, too, and adds that Plinth can be used on the train or on a sofa, as well as at a desk.
There are multiple viewing angles offered by Plinth, making it easy for users either to type with their iPad or to support it at a “cinema display” angle; when you’re finished with the stand, its spring-loaded design means you’ll be able to flatten it back together again.
The aim is to get Plinth shipping to qualifying Kickstarter backers from April 2014, and as mentioned above, a pledge of £10 ($16.48) or more will get you a stand of your own (provided the product reaches its funding goal of £20,000). Plus, you’ll need to add £5 ($8.24) to have the stand ship outside of Britain.
Interested? If so, head over to Plinth’s Kickstarter Web page and take a closer look at the stand yourself.
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