With the boom in sales of the iPad and similar handheld mobile computers, many users are discovering the convenience of the tablet form factor for the first time. But while this new style of computer is extremely popular, it presents a host of new ergonomic challenges that could have lasting implications on the health of our bodies. As we spend more and more time holding, typing, and swiping on our iPads, we’re putting new stresses on our bodies that can have serious physical implications down the line. Because we spend as much time on our iPads as anbody, we set out to examine the best practices of iPad ergonomics that will keep tablet usage efficient, comfortable, and–most of all–healthy. (more…)
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When a new Apple iPad goes up for sale, it’s something akin to an international incident. When a new Samsung Android tablet is announced for presale, it’s exciting- but sometimes it can fly under the radar. That’s why we’re here to help keep you up to date: in case you didn’t know, Samsung’s 16GB Galaxy Tab 2 10.1” tablet is available for pre-order via Amazon and other online retailers, and will hit store shelves at your local electronics retailer on May 13th. (more…)
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A beta version of Google’s popular Chrome web browser is finally available for Android-powered phones and tablets. However, before you rush on over to the Android Marketplace, there’s something you should know. This new mobile Chrome is great, but you probably can’t use it yet. (more…)
Unveils versatile TabletTail™ line and signature products – the Vacuum Dock and WhaleTail – to increase mobility and ease of use of tablets and e-readers
Las Vegas – January 10, 2012 – Octa™ (https://www.octa.com), a creator of tablet and e-reader accessories, today announced the official launch of the company and its TabletTail™ line. The company will debut its never before seen product at booth #6221 at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center and World Trade Center/Las Vegas Hilton.
Prometheus Trotsky and Nikki Braziel founded the company on the premise of combining technology with forms found in nature to create distinctive tablet and e-reader accessories that suit every lifestyle.
The TabletTail product line is launching with two separate components: the Vacuum Dock and WhaleTail stand. Their compact and agile design compliments the sleek construction of tablets and e-readers and gives users the mobility their lifestyle demands. The Vacuum Dock is a comfortably-shaped grip with a convenient low-angle stand. When attached to the Vacuum Dock, the WhaleTail increases functionality by acting as both a stand with a full range of angles and a handle for tablets and e-readers. Additional docks and tails that are compatible and interchangeable will be released throughout 2012.
“Many tablet accessories are created simply to provide protection, but they don’t extend the functionality of the device,” said COO Nikki Braziel. “Our goal at Octa is to improve the way people use their technology. Our product line is not only universally adaptable to a range of tablets and e-readers, but it also adds usability when you’re on the go. The WhaleTail creates a handle that allows you to safely use your tablet while working, walking, traveling, multi-tasking, reading, or watching a movie.”
- All-in-one stand and handle solution
- Full range of portrait and landscape angles
- Vacuum suction attaches securely to your tablet or e-reader for 6+ hours
- Lightweight, compact, and mobile
- Comfortable handle nestles in palm
- Modular Vacuum Dock is compatible with future Octa TabletTail accessories
- Currently available in black
The TabletTail is priced at $59.95. It is currently available for pre-order and will be shipped in April 2012. For more information, visit https://www.octa.com.
Octa creates distinctive mobile electronics accessories that make the digital experience more enjoyable. The creation of Prometheus Trotsky and Nikki Braziel, Octa was born from their combined love of technology and natural form. The team is comprised of a small group of artists, philosophers, and inventors, constantly striving to combine beauty and functionality. They maintain a creative environment by combining work and playfulness in their Denver headquarters.
For more information, visit us at https://www.octa.com.