Tech Accessories

Flight Entertainer tablet, smartphone holder keeps you distracted from charley horses

Ahhh, yes. Flying in economy class and being cramped up like a sardine in a can is always a good time (not!). But when one has the benefit of a good movie or two on their tablet or smartphone, it helps take one’s mind off of the charley horses that develop in one’s legs. And Flight Entertainer can even possibly prevent any from developing in arms because of having to hold a smartphone or tablet.

Flight Entertainer attaches to the back of the seat or table on the chair in front of the user, and then the smartphone or tablet hangs from the holder. It’s also compatible with some road vehicles. The product allows for either portrait or landscape positioning, and can offer a place to stash earbuds when not in use.

While it seems to be a quality product, it doesn’t seem any better than anything else already pushing its way out there. Backers might also be interested to check out Clamp Hero, Dutchman, and Must. This campaign seeks to raise $1,500. For $39, backers get their choice of a tablet or smartphone holder with an expected delivery of May 2015.

Tablet Accessories

Tablet Branch can position your Surface above the surface

One of the most relaxing things to do on a snowy and frigid winter evening is to sit curled up on a couch in front of a toasty fire, with maybe a mug of hot chocolate or cider on the side. Tablet Branch will even hold the user’s choice of electronic gadget so sipping does not get unnecessarily interrupted.  When using it at home, it can be used on either side of the bed, couch or easy chair since the stand stand telescopes from 11″ to 20″ in height, and twists and rotates 360 degrees. Its lightweight, but solid metal design is compatible with any tablet, iPad or eReader from 7” to 11” in size and weighing up to 2.65lbs.

The specifics on which tablets and iPads or eReaders are the most compatible are not noted, but it appears that at least the most popular brands will be compatible.  This campaign seeks to raise $33,000 CAD (~$29,200 USD) by December 12, 2014. For $100 CAD (~$88 USD) backers get one product with an expected delivery of January 2015.