Nikki Braziel

Nikki Braziel

Chief Operating Officer
Nikki Braziel is a writer, organizer, and entrepreneur. With Prometheus Trotsky, she co-founded Octa, where she is currently serving as Chief Operating Officer. She is writing the great American novel by night.

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Tablet Grip on inRandom Parenting Blog

August 11, 2014

In the article, “A Tablet’s Best Friend – The Octa TabletTail Whale Kit!”, Blogger Amanda Tippit discusses the reasons why the Whale Kit tablet grip and stand is one of her “favorite must-have items for families!” Tippit praises the many uses of the Whale Kit and highlights each part that the Whale Kit includes, as well as how impressed she is with the vacuum dock.


iPad Holder on TODAY Show’s Top 3 Tech

August 11, 2014

Mario Armstrong includes Octa’s hands-free iPad holder–the Monkey Kit–as part of his “Top 3 in Tech” segment on the TODAY Show.  Armstrong recommends using the Monkey Kit on a couch, in a chair, on a treadmill, and even on a ladder!


Kickstarter Reward Fulfillment

June 12, 2014

Designing Kickstarter Rewards and Add-Ons with Logistics in Mind

Octa ran its first Kickstarter campaign in January 2013 to fund the Monkey Kit.  The Monkey Kit is part of the TabletTail accessories system, which includes modular parts that can be paired to hold any tablet in any position.  Partway into the campaign, Octa decided to offer another TabletTail component—the WhaleTail—as an add-on reward.  The WhaleTail is a cute and compact tablet handle and stand; we were excited to make it available to our backers.  Unfortunately, the choice to offer this add-on greatly complicated our Kickstarter reward fulfillment. (more…)

Android Accessories by Octa on Android Headlines

June 5, 2014

Android accessories can be hard to come by.  With so many different Android devices available, no one manufacturer could make the perfect accessory for every Android tablet.   Until TabletTail. (more…)

TabletTail Kickstarter Campaign on TUAW

May 28, 2014

Every week, TUAW provides a heads-up on Apple-related projects that their readers might be interested in backing on Kickstarter.  This week, Steve Sande discussed Octa’s TabletTail system.  He said that TableTail makes mounting your iPad just about anywhere a piece of cake. (more…)

Octa’s Universal Positioning System Takes Tablets to New Environments

May 27, 2014

Technology Startup Enhances iPad, eReader and Other Tablets with Second Kickstarter Campaign

Denver, CO (May 20, 2014) — Octa, a Denver-based technology startup and maker of the evolutionary TabletTail™ accessories system, has launched its second Kickstarter campaign.  The project will introduce four new TabletTail components to allow users to stand, grip, wrap, hang, and use their tablet anywhere.  TabletTail accessories are mobile, modular, and interchangeable, with dynamic parts that can be paired to create personalized configurations. (more…)

Review: Versatile Tablet Stand on Let’s Talk Tech

April 23, 2014

Let’s Talk Tech test drove the Monkey Kit tablet stand.  Their findings?  Use the Monkey Kit in bed to comfortably watch shows and movies.  The Monkey Kit lets you kick back and relax without actually having to hold anything! (more…)

Tech Tuesday Features Octa, Calls Tablet Mounts Versatile

April 1, 2014

KUSA and 9News sat down with Scott Yates for Tech Tuesday to highlight Octa’s innovative line of tablet mounts and stands.  The TabletTail system, which currently includes the Monkey Kit and the Whale Kit, is giving owners new options for using their electronic devices.  The MonkeyTail, Yates explains, can grip “just about anything.”  He describes using the Monkey Kit with your tablet “anywhere you want to put it.”  Gregg Moss calls the Octa line “cool products.”   (more…)

Tablet Stand in the Journal

March 25, 2014

The TabletTail: Monkey Kit was recently featured in the Journal magazine.  The journal ranked the tablet stand at 8/10 points and included the Monkey Kit in a roundup of the gadget of the month. (more…)

Tablet Stand Provides Versatility for Android Owners

June 25, 2013

Cameron Summerson tested Octa’s Monkey Kit on a variety of Android tablets.  He found Octa’s tablet stand versatile and useful.  He also reviewed Octa’s tablet handle.  The TabletTail: Whale Kit makes tablets easier to hold.  The Whale Kit and the Monkey Kit are interchangeable.  Both products are available at and

Quick Look: Octa WhaleTail And MonkeyTail Tablet Stands/Mounts/Hands-Free Holders