Slope

Slope is a new Kickstarter project that aims to be not only multifunctional but is designed in a way that makes you wonder why Apple themselves didn't design something similar. The best part is, it doesn't only work with the iPad, but any tablet you have laying around.

The unique thing about Slope is that it doesn't depend on traditional brackets, levers, or magnets to hold the device in place. Instead it uses suction by way of thousands of tiny suction cups that create air pockets. This is why Slope should work with almost any device or tablet you've got laying around.

Suction is the thing that drives its function. Slope has two nanofoam pads affixed to its aluminum base, one gripping the backside of the tablet, the other gripping the surface of the desk underneath. These pads are comprised of a special make of foam that, as you can see from the video, are extremely effective.

The creators of Slope need $60,000 before December 20th to get the project funded and as of writing this, they've currently managed just above $43,000. If you choose to help fund Slope there are quite a few options they're offering backers. The minimum pledge amount is only $1 while the max is $134. There are several in betweens that'll get you different items for helping Slope reach its goal. For $69 you'll get a full size Dekke Slope large enough for 10" tablets, which means your iPad, if the project is funded. It's not a bad deal and in my opinion, it's a much more elegant solution than stands and docks that are currently on the market for iPad.

The Slope is the brainchild of Chicago-based designer Erik Kittlaus. With its aluminum body that’s hand buffed, glass bead-blasted and hard anodized, this thing looks like something out of Jony Ive’s kitchen. It’s like a shrunken down version of the foot and support of an iMac, with a few added bells and whistles.

Now, unlike other more versatile holders, the Slope holds your device at a 66-degree angle. This is by design, but folks who value the freedom of multiple viewing angles may object.

If you ever saw the foot and support of an iMac and liked it, then you’ll love the Slope: it’s the same thing, only for an iPad (or other tablet). Here’s the description of the aluminum bracket:
hand buffed, glass bead blasted, hard anodized and sealed.
A description that could equally be applied to its hot designer, Eric (watch the video and try to keep your ovaries from overheating).
The Slope has has Slope also “Nanofoam pads” affixed to the base and to the front surface to do the gripping.

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One stand, Slope, is embracing this fact. It attaches to a desk (or table, or, from its Kickstarter page, a car) and holds your iPad at a 66-degree angle. And that’s it. There’s no shape shifting, no multiple viewing angles, no pretense of being backpack-ready. If you want to use your iPad as a second screen without any hassle, Slope wants to have your back.

If you are in the market for a new tablet stand you might be interested in a new design which had started its journey from concept to production over on the Kickstarter website.

The Slope tablet stand is minimalistic aluminium design and is the brainchild of Erik Kittlaus + Dekke. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Slope project and see it in action.

“It’s attractive, it’s minimal, it’s got a small footprint and it’s made of the most desirable materials available. It anchors firmly to the desk while getting your tablet upright and out in front of you at just the right angle and height. And given it’s materials, it feels like a million bucks.”

The Slope tablet stand project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Slope tablet stand is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Slope tablet stand become a reality.

Slope is an impressive new stand for the iPad and iPad mini that is seeking funding via Kickstarter.

Slope is made from aerospace grade aluminum. Her minimal form is shaped via CNC machining, her beauty by way of her finish—hand buffed, glass bead blasted, hard anodized and sealed. It's a finish aptly complimenting the craftsmanship of Apple's iPad, with no expense spared.

How It Works:
Suction is the thing that drives its function. Slope has two nanofoam pads affixed to its aluminum base, one gripping the backside of the tablet, the other gripping the surface of the desk underneath. These pads are comprised of a special make of foam that, as you can see from the video, are extremely effective.

The material that comprises nanofoam was manufactured in such a way that it is laden with thousands of open air-pockets along its surface. Pressing an object with a flat surface up against the nanofoam forces the air out of the pockets thereby creating a vacuum, and it's this vacuum that creates the suction you experience. You can't truly grok it until you feel it for yourself.

The Slope Tablet Stand for iPad, Nexus 7-10, and Kindle Fire is a promising gadget seeking funds via popular crowdsourcing site Kickstarter.

As tablets are increasingly more popular in today's tech-driven world, tablet stands have gained considerable ground as cool and useful gadgets for tablet owners. Plenty of offerings are already available on the market, but there is always room for better, more competitive alternatives.

"It's attractive, it's minimal, it's got a small footprint and it's made of the most desirable materials available. "It anchors firmly to the desk while getting your tablet upright and out in front of you at just the right angle and height. And given its materials, it feels every bit the solid construction it is. It's the perfect meld form and function," reads the Kickstarter description.

Read more at http://www.itechpost.com/articles/4560/20121125/slope-tablet-stand-ipad-nexus-kindle-fire.htm#SHpVLHKGMtzBOEA7.99

Slope, a newly launched Kickstarter project from Dekke, is a smart-looking iPad stand that is well-suited to a wide range of uses. Slope is a one-piece stand that holds your iPad up practically anywhere — even on a car window.

While attaching an iPad to a car window seems a little risky, Slope is not actually defying gravity; it’s just physics. This move demonstrates the strength of the suction Slope generates from thousands of tiny air pockets functioning as mini suction cups to grip your iPad. It sounds kind of magical, but according to its product information, “Slope has two nanofoam pads affixed to its aluminum base, one gripping the backside of the tablet, the other gripping the surface of the desk underneath.” After about 30 seconds, the iPad will attach firmly to Slope, and you’re ready to go — just don’t drive away with the iPad stuck to your window.

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Slope iPad-houder heeft magische zuigkracht

Slope is een nieuw Kickstarter-project waarin een slimme iPad-houder zal worden ontwikkeld. De Slope bestaat uit een eenvoudig uitziende houder, geschikt voor minimalisten. Voor $55 krijg je een Slope mini voor de iPad mini. De variant voor de grote iPad kost $59 per stuk. Ze zijn gemaakt van aluminium en zijn zo sterk dat je je iPad zelfs ermee aan een autoruit kunt bevestigen. Praktisch is dat niet, maar het laat wel zien hoe sterk de zuigkracht is.