Tech Accessories

FocalPoint makes sitting at computer less of a pain in the neck

Wearing bifocals and sitting in front of a computer is generally a frustrating and even painful combination. Once the proper position to actually see the screen is found, sitting in front of it for a while often causes a crick in the neck. That’s why FocalPoint was created. The monitor stand allows bifocal wearers to adjust and tilt their computer screen to an angle that is compatible with using the keyboard and seeing the monitor more easily.

The stand is compatible with screens that are 12-27 inches and comes with a hex wrench and all other items needed for easy assembly, which seems to be fairly minimal. Backers may choose from birch, bamboo or natural finishes.

This product seems like it may be a quality product, but it also seems that making the font larger on the screen may be an option that could resolve the issue. Interested backers may also want to check out The BU Desk, ReadyDesk, and StandStand campaigns. This campaign seeks to raise $2,500. For $25, backers get one FocalPoint with an expected delivery of January 2015.


Maii folds up reading glasses into a slick pocketable package

Once you gets to the point where you’re willing to admit that reading glasses are necessary, you then must face the issue of how inconvenient they are and how frequently they end up getting lost. Maii is attempting to take the “old” stigma (but not the astigmatism) out of needing reading glasses by attempting to make them not only somewhat trendy, but also fold up in such a way so that a case is no longer necessary. The titanium frames will certainly last if they don’t get lost. While these glasses can be worn like a necklace, so can standard reading glasses. However, the average person usually doesn’t have the desire to do that. Nowadays, there are many styles of reading glasses available in many different stores, and they are very inexpensive, but admittedly, the frames are not made of titanium and are not flexible. This campaign seeks to raise €100,000 (~$124, 600 USD) by December 20, 2014. Early bird backer get one product for €299 (~$373 USD), with expected delivery in June 2015.