We really live in an age where we use tablet computers a lot, and we it seems like we aren’t prepared for it. It is like living in a world with televisions, but we just never got around to inventing the home entertainment center.
The Universal SwingHolder Floor Stand by Stand For Stuff is made to keep your tablet in place while you just sit there. Seriously, don’t most of us do that with our tablets or e-readers? Sure, we interact with them, but it is difficult to just keep it on your lap. The SwingHolder is designed to be adjustable, sort of like a microphone stand of some kind.
The holder for the tablet works with any tablet or e-reader measuring 7.5 to 14.5 inches on the diagonal, so you won’t have to remove your tablet from its cover. The design on the holder has holders at right angles, so it is made to keep the tablet in with rubberized fingers. The holder can be adjusted for a lot of viewing angles.
In addition to using the Universal SwingHolder for viewing, you can charge your tablet as well. There is a USB port near the tablet holder that you can use with your USB charger, and then plug the included AC outlet in the wall.
I received it and it can assemble in a few minutes, and it can be folded up to only take up one foot of storage space. If you want it, you should head on over to the Stand For Stuff site and lay down for $199.00.
This has been a big tech show known as IFA, which was in Berlin. I have never been to this, but it is weird to think that one of the biggest tech news came from my own state. I am talking about the Kindle Paperwhite.
Now, the PaperWhite is a new Kindle e-reader, and it will have a 25 percent faster processor, higher contrast, improved display, and a supposedly higher battery life of two months. Then there is also the social integration with Goodreads to receive good book recommends and so for.
Oh, there is also Kindle Page Flip which allows readers to skip ahead, and there is also a vocabulary builder to create flashcards from other vocab searches.
The price is bout $119 and should be available by September 30th. You can pre-order on (where else?) Amazon.
Some of my favorite inventions are the “see a need, fill a need” type. In the case of the Wingo, the designers noticed that people were holding the Kindle and other e-readers with awkward postures and pinch grips, which could easily lead to repetitive stress injuries.
The Wingo has these wings that will virtually hold onto the user’s hand, eliminating the need for any pinching or otherwise carrying the weight of the device on the fingertips.
The designers are hoping to create a model capable of providing some protection for the e-reader. I can’t help but wonder if they are planning some sort of similar product for the iPad as well.
The Wingo is a Kickstarter project, and it has already, to this writing, achieved about 1/3 of its funding goals. Personally, I believe that a lot of good things are in store for this product, and I hope you will look back and say that you heard it here first.