Nanofoam-based Aluminum Stand That Will Rule Them All

Nanofoam-based Aluminum Stand That Will Rule Them AllWhen it comes to stands for the iPad, Nexus, or Kindle products, there are a multitude of choices for a consumer to make. But few of the stands exhibit the quality build and polish that do any of these fine tablets justice. I am sure that we can all agree that the popularity of the iPad, Nexus, and Kindle has to do with the high quality of these devices. So when using a high-end tablet, it would only make sense that a high-end stand would complement the use of any of these fine devices.

A company called Slope has gone live on Kickstarter with a unique stand that provides a quality build with some very innovative ideas. The form and function of the device is the brainchild of Erik Kittlaus, who just happens to be the brother of Siri’s founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus. What Slope is offering is something that is very cool and actually floats a tablet at any angle. This is accomplished without the use of adhesives or clamps.

The stand is made from high-quality aluminum, which is formed via CNC machining, hand-buffed, glass bead-blasted, hard-anodized, and sealed. Nanofoam is affixed to the bottom of the unit and on the backside. The nanofoam is manufactured with thousands of tiny air pockets along the surface. This allows the Slope to adhere to most surfaces and also hold onto your tablet tightly. How tight does this nanofoam grip? Check out the above picture of a slope holding an Apple iPad to the passenger window of a vehicle. The video below demonstrates further:

After two years of research and development, the company appears to have married both form and function into one simple-to-use device. The stand will compliment any iPad, the Nexus 7 and 10, and any among the Kindle family of devices. So no matter which tablet you prefer or use, the Slope stand will be able to handle it.

What do you think? Can you see a Slope in your life?

Comments are welcome.

Source: Courtesy Slope
Source: Kickstarter

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I have been writing for LockerGnome since relocating to Missouri seven years ago, where I continue to be a technology enthusiast who enjoys playing with the newest and latest gadgets.

  • http://www.facebook.com/taylor.rowlett.7 Taylor Rowlett

    Will it lose it’s “stickiness”? It kinda seems to be more magnetic than anything.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tony.thomas.100 Tony Thomas

      It’s not magnetic as it also adheirs to plastic items. It’s a grippy concoction polimer type stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/gpowerf G.Power

    Nice! Seems insanely practical! Right now I use a Gorillapod, this seems much more usable and ergonomic. But I do wonder if the pads pick up dust and thus lose their effectiveness.

    Also, I’d prefer a non-cold to the touch high quality plastic unit . Hopefully that will come in time, not a huge fan of the CNC construction for something like this.

  • Johnkaye

    Just checked out the Kickstarter page. This fancy piece of aluminium with it’s space age sticky back is selling for $80 each! I don’t think so. (sarcasm)