Slope may very well be the only stand you need for your iPad, or any other tablet you own

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.

Hit the link below to check out more photos, info, and to back the project on Kickstarter.

Source: Kickstarter

Allyson Kazmucha

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NickA says:

First, it's a very nice looking stand. I'd love one.

But, am I being asked to be an investor? For my $69.00 I "might" get a stand "if" the project is fully funded? Otherwise, I'm out 69 bucks? And why the deadline? So on December 21st it's dead?

I think the product stands (no pun intended) for itself. Go out and pitch the product, get it into stores, present it to investors. If it's worthy, someone will fund it. Go on Shark Tank!

Great product though. Good luck to you.

Allyson Kazmucha says:

Hey Nick,

I saw someone already answered this question but yes they are correct. When you "fund" a project on Kickstarter you aren't actually charged unless the project actually gets funded. :)

NickA says:

Yeah, but thanks to you too for the info. I hope the product suceeds. That stand would look awesome on my desk.

sbonkov says:

Very simple and beautiful design, but there is a risk indeed.

Kenneth Yung says:

Ok, so this thing adheres through suction... So what happens when the iPad or the suction surfaces get dirty?

Traisoon says:

Cool and simple design! But am worry it will show up early at China market.

iCat3GS says:

There is no risk.... This is how KickStarter works... You are only billed if the project becomes fully funded... "Crowd-funding" is a great new way to get a product to market... Just look at all the successfully funded projects!

NickA says:

Thanks for the info, had no idea KickStarter even existed.

Obsidian71 says:

The suction material looks a lot like the material that www.bluelounge.com uses for their Milo stand. The danger is that BL could be coming up with a larger Milo that is iPad ready.

EggTarts says:

SO DOPE. Must get one. Hopefully hit stores or online by Christmas.

IMokwithAT says:

This is just like the Milo from Blue Lounge, but for tablets instead of phones.
http://www.bluelounge.com/products/milo/

Sam Sproul says:

there was already a stand like this, but it was only for iPhone.