I met the inventor of the PadPivot several months ago on the collaborative invention site Quirky. At the time PadPivot was still in the early stages of industrial design. Bernie’s passion and commitment to his design never wavered in the face of technical or financial setbacks. By sticking to his dream with a by any means necessary approach he is now receiving tremendous support from the crowd sourced funding community ‘KickStarter‘. As of this writing the project has received $30,000 in funding from over 700 independent backers who believe in the project.
If CES 2011 taught us anything, it’s that this is the year of the tablet. With the variety of form factors present in the various tablets on the market a need has arisen for a universal tablet accessory that works with everything from the iPad to the Kindle. Inventor Bernie Graham collaborated with Seattle based industrial designer Jim Young to create the ‘PadPivot’. The PadPivot is a hands free stand and lap rest that allows the user to hold, rotate and tilt their tablet in any direction.
“The Kickstarter community has been amazing. We blasted through the original goal and now hope to really build on this great story, so once the next 56 days has passed we can wrap the PadPivot into something very special and unique. Sure the PadPivot is cool, but how this all came to be is truly amazing. We want to thank everyone that have joined us in making this happen. Keep spreading the word the more the merrier!”
Inventor of PadPivot
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