As cool as our Samsung Galaxy tablet is, I can’t help but wish I had an extra hand to prop it up when I’m trying to follow a recipe off a website or scrolling Twitter while we watch a movie together. Hey, I like two hands for popcorn, thankyouverymuch.
I’m apparently not the only one who has wished the same thing. In fact, you’ve got to check out the final days of this amazingly successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign for a little device that will make our tablets, e-readers and iPads even more look mom, no hands! kind of amazing.
PadPivot is like a little pivoting kickstand for your tablet or e-reader. It “sticks” to the back of your device with a little grip plate and folds down so small, you can just toss it into your diaper bag or purse and take it along for the ride. If your grip plate gets covered in crumbs and other goo from your bag, just give it a rinse and it’ll be as good as new.
Its curved design means I can prop it up on my leg for those moments when I actually get to relax on the couch. If you are into extreme gaming (and I don’t mean a tenth round of Candyland) you can use the tether strap to secure the PadPivot around your leg so that it stays secure. Though I suppose, either way, you should avoid leaping off the coach to stop your toddler from feeding her juice box to the dog.
The two guys behind this cool almost-to-market product, a Canadian inventor and Seattle-based industrial designer, put their project on Kickstarter to raise $10,000 to get their company off the ground. Instead, with still a few days to go, they’ve blown their goal out of the water, raising over $150,000.
Think there’s a market for this?
One thing I love most about their story: these two guys have never met in person. Coming from the family of us here at Cool Mom Tech/Cool Mom Picks, who are spread all over the continent, I can attest to how much can get done in a virtual office. –Christina