well kickstarters main goal IS to be a tool to help manufacturers and people in general distribute a product. these look easy enough to make and they say they already have manufacturing and all that stuff secured.
it does looks pretty. Also, Im kind of skeptical of how two pieces of glossy wood would keep the tablet from sliding downward. the price is baffling for a stand, but it IS made in USA.
Im kind of skeptical of how two pieces of glossy wood would keep the tablet from sliding downward.
Pressure and friction should prevent it from sliding. I would be more worried about the thin wood strips holding up against the strain being put along the wood grain: wood usually splits very easily along the grain unless they laminated it with alternate grain orientations like plywood to strengthen it.
Both of the woods mentioned a very tight grained and hard.
You would most likely break your pad before you broke the wood.
Especially the Pau Ferro or Brazilian iron wood. It is so dence that you can not drive a screw or nail in it. You have to predrill holes then insert your nail or screw. Also if dropped in the water it sinks.
is it just me or are these wooden stands with a harder than iApple glass a soon to be failure in physics to all who buy these or make something similar in their own home.
rock paper scissors okay now think wood vs glass now if one were to bump or push hard enough won't eh screen crack at the very least and just flat out break if something hits these stand just so causing compressive force to be delivered to glass.
if these were made out of soft rubber or plastic maybe they might have a chance, but wood. take a pyrex glass and drop a wodden shelf on it.
now keep repeating that about 30 times as that will be about what happens to the iApple's glass screen in the first 2 weeks to a month. every time those wooden legs get bumped the wrong way.
hmm interesting product. its simple to be sure. its clear in the comments that they truly don't understand how these work exactly. its simple wood Birds eye maple and the Peruvian woods are some of the highest quality woods on the market. (that explains the price) and are very hard and wont break. they wont break your ipad either unless you purposefully shoot them out of a canon and hit it dead on. its a great product and if you where to make on at home i say good luck but you will either most likely break your stand or your ipad.