The Apple iPad continues to be a big hit with consumers looking for entertainment and productivity on the move.
With more travellers bringing their tablets in-flight, for many it can be the highlight of the journey, replacing the airline’s repetitive on board entertainment.
But in economy class – where using an iPad in such a confined space can be impractical – one frequent flyer believes he has found a way to make using the tablet a more enjoyable experience.
Engineer Anton Jachim has designed a multi-functional iPad stand for economy class that clips into a closed tray table in the seat in front – turning the iPad into an adjustable hands-free device to watch video content.
The stand is also designed to hold the iPad upright on an economy tray table – in portrait or landscape mode – and provides space for a Bluetooth keyboard.
The project – called “Arctic Flight” – was recently posted to crowd funding site, Kickstarter.
Jachim is seeking $60,000 (£38,000) in funding from the public to move his prototype stand onto the production line for the ipad 2 and says he plans to introduce versions for other tablets in future.
At the time of writing, the project has attracted more than $5,000 (£3,000) in funding from 51 backers since it was posted on Kickstarter several days ago.
To get the project off the ground and into the skies, Jachim – founder of Arctic Innovations, the company behind his creation – is hoping to reach his funding target by the project deadline, June 19th.