New startup nbryte has announced a Kickstarter campaign to bring its iPad-floating accessory, the tablift, to the iPad-holding masses. The concept of the tablift originated when nbryte founder Scott Blevins was having trouble propping up his iPad in bed. "I would watch movies on my iPad, but would get tired of having to hold it in my hands or balance it on a pillow. Looking for a solution, I found many stand-type accessories made to prop up the iPad on tabletops, but virtually nothing that would work well on the bed or the couch," said Blevins.
The tablift was designed to hold all generations of the iPad in a level viewing position regardless of the surface it is resting on, making it well-suited for places like beds and couches. The design was fleshed out, patented, and prototypes were developed. Blevins believed he had a winner, however, tens of thousands of dollars would be needed to go from prototype to finished product.
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