Ballintogher, Ireland, March 29, 2014 - This is not a gizmo or a gadget. This is a tool.
Children like to get their hands on smartphones - for cartoons, games, music... How do we protect this little magic box from slipping out of small hands?
In fact we all use our smartphones a lot more these days, and the uses for them keep growing and growing. Here at smartBandStand, we are big outdoors people, and use our smartphones for loads of outdoor activities - like using smartphone GPS while sailing or hiking. Even when we're not outdoors, sometimes we use our smartphone to watch a late night film in bed.
Whether we're a kid (or a grown-up kid), loads of these things we do with our smartphones, like watching films or making videos, require us to hold it up in front of us, or find a place to lean it. If we use it for viewing the news or recipes in the kitchen, it ends up propped somewhere, usually too far away, so we don't get food on it - or drop it on the floor.
When we take the train, plane or bus, arms can get tired trying to hold the phone up at the right viewing distance and angle, especially if there's a coffee in the other hand, and a sandwich on our lap. It would be cool if we could hang the phone off the seat in front, or make it stay on our arm or knee.
How about trying to make videos (or "selfies")? An adjustable stand would be very handy.
Trying to get dinner on the table? A screaming three-year-old? Imagine putting Bugs Bunny on the phone, on the table, in a secure stand where little eyes can see it, but little hands won't drop it on the floor. Peace. Dentist's waiting room? Kids can wear the smartBandStand like a smartwatch, with no danger of dropping or leaving the thing behind.
What if we are driving a car or a truck with no hands-free kit? No SatNav? The smartBandStand will stay on the dashboard, or hang from the AC vent. Now that's really handy!
When we use smartphone GPS for hiking, fishing or sailing, we worry about dropping it in water or mud while trying to dig it out of a jacket pocket with cold or wet hands.
By the way, where should it go when we have no pockets - like when out jogging, or working in the garden in warm weather?
People have devised smartphone stands already, and people have devised smartphone armbands, too. What if we could combine these in one device?
Smartwatches have come on the scene, and can be used hands-free, but a smartwatch isnt the same as having your phone!
Why has nobody made a carrying band which will let me use my phone while its on my arm or wrist? If they did, I wouldnt need to consider a smartwatch, or one of those neoprene rubber-strap arm pockets (which make it very hard to get the phone out when it rings).
Why has nobody made a good-looking, tough-as-nails, properly-designed all-in-one device to help us with our smartphones in almost any situation? Helping us to make videos, take pictures, watch stuff, read stuff? With quickly interchangeable urban or outdoor cases?
Why has nobody devised a stand/armband which lets me detach or replace the smartphone in one simple movement, instead of needing to pull it from a neoprene pocket, or unhook it from clips, clamps, screws, or rubber arms?
Meet the smartBandStand
smartBandStand...serious tools for smartphones
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