Before learning about Dwight Houser’s Kickstarter project, the Gekko Stand for iPad and iPhone, I had never heard of nanosuction, but the technology sounds almost magical. According to the project’s Kickstarter page nanosuction uses a large number of microscopic suction cups to “bond to almost any surface like an industrial adhesive,” yet it leaves no residue behind.
It’s likely that the Gekko Stand uses technology that is similar to other devices we’ve covered such as the Slope and the PadPivot. However, the Gekko Stand pairs nanosuction with a bendy arm comprising ball and socket joints, similar to those on a Gorillapod, to allow the user to choose from a nearly infinite number of angles.
It’s easy to start imagining different ways to use the stand, from the car to the kitchen and beyond.
Gekko Stand’s key features include:
- The first fully adjustable NanoSuction stand
- Works with just about any device, anywhere
- Detachable ball and socket joints form the arm
- Comes with a clamp and locking cup for non-flat surfaces
- Joints can be fully articulated in any direction
- NanoSuction pads made of millions of microscopic suction cups
- Gekko Stand is manufactured in the USA.
Backers who pledge $30 will receive a Gekko Stand with 12 ball and socket joints (12 inches) and two nanosuction pads. Backers who pledge $50 will receive a Gekko Stand with 24 ball and socket joints (24 inches), plus accessories that allow one to use the iPad on a surface that isn’t flat. The user may also choose from one of 7 different colors (black, white, grey, red, blue, green, and pink) for the nanosuction pads.
Interested backers need to pledge before the funding period ends on March 15, 2013. Howser expects to deliver the Gekko Stand to backers by June 2013 (for early bird backers) and July 2013 for everyone else.