iOmount introduced a system for mounting and displaying your device, either tablet or called the iStand. The iStand system consist of a disc that adheres to the device, the nub and a stand with a solid steel ball on top. The disk can either adhere directly to the device or to a cover. The nub, which goes between the device and the steel ball has two magnets in it one that adheres to the disk on the device and the other one adheres to the steel ball on the stand. These are rare earth magnets and they are available in different strengths depending on the size of the device you are going to be mounting to the stand. The use of magnets lets you to have your device at almost any angle you want it.
iOmount newest product is a travel stand which has a hollow ball making it lighter than the traditional desk stand which has a solid steel ball. The travel iOStand also comes with a clamp so you can clamp it directly on to an airline tray if you need to. iOmount is working on a way to bring power up through the stand.
The iOstand is $100.00 for the Black and White Powder coated and $120.00 for the stainless steel coated. You can purchase one at the iOmount website. iOmount also sells the iOmini for smartphones and the iOwall which allows you to mount your tablet to the wall.
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The awards for CES 2013 were announced on November 12, 2012 and iOmounts won an International Innovation Design and Engineering Award for the iOstand. If you look at pictures of it you can see why it is simple and simply beautiful. The iOstand works with most of today’s tablet and e-readers. It is made of stainless steel and comes in stainless steel and powder coat black and white. The stand attaches to a tablet or e-reader by the razor-thin iOadapt and iOcore through a magnet. iOmount recommends you attach the iOadapt to the tablet or e-reader cover and not directly to the device, because it is difficult to remove. Once you connect the iOstand to the iOcore, it is there to stay under normal circumstances. The connection allows the tablet or e-reader to be set at any angle you want. The stand itself is a simple round base and a pole with the connector at the top.
Innovations entries are judged on the following criteria by judges that are experts in their fields.
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace.
If you are going to attend CES 2013 and want to see the iOstand and other iOmount products at Booth #35349, LVCC South Hall 4. The iOstand will also be on display at the Innovation Design and Engineering showcase in the Venetian Ballroom, booth #70425. If you don’t want to wait for CES and want a iOstand now it is available on site for $100.00. Personally, the more I look at it the more I know it is going to be added to my Christmas list. I love its simple and elegant design.