New iPad case/stand could revolutionize flying coach

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/new-ipad-casestand-could-revolutionize-flying-coach/77583

    Summary: If you own an iPad and you fly coach, then this just might be the product you never knew you couldn’t live without!
    If you’ve ever tried to use a laptop while flying coach, then you’re well-aware of the precious little space afforded to you: typing is uncomfortable, there’s nowhere to set your ginger ale after the sweet flight attendant pours it for you, the person in front of you decides to lean their chair back, etc. If you’re an iPad owner, then you know how much better life is when flying coach; however, what if I told you it could be even better?

    Just recently posted to Kickstarter, a Web site where people can crowd-source project funding, is a project called Arctic Flight. Check it out in the short demonstration video below:

    Read More: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/new-ipad-casestand-could-revolutionize-flying-coach/77583
     
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    I'm in!
     
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    Nice idea? Yes.
    Revolutionize the economy cabin: A bit of a stretch.
     
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    LOL, if it can move the seat in front of you six inches forward, then I say yes it will revolutionize the economy cabin! :D
     
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    Seems to me there's too much inconsistency in seat and tray design, but maybe it'll work semi-universally. They should also probably market it as a tablet holder, as opposed to iPad specific...
     
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    Nice idea but then I also look at it as one more item in my already full carryon
     
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    The guy needs a better microphone... then again, maybe if the video looked too perfect, it would discourage some folks from supporting this idea.

    Is bluetooth usage allowed on an airplane? Technically speaking, it's not WiFi (let's not go down the path of 'it won't bring down a plane').

    I remember that one. Whatever happened to that blog?

    Different tablets have different form factors (I have three 10"-ish tablets). That would increase the cost without expanding the market significantly.
     
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    It's a neat idea. But who plans to spend that much time in coach? :p
     
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    Too expensive to just be for one model of the iPad. We have all three models in my family. It would be nice to be able to share this for the person who needed it most.
     
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    Gosh darn it, everyone's stealing my ideas before I can post them myself!
     
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    Wait, where does it say it's specific to a particular iPad model?
     
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    what about the annoying tapping that will be felt by the passenger who's seat this thing is attached to?
     
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    Most iPad users probably know/realize that it doesn't take a great deal of force to interact with the iPad screen.
     
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    I must have missed that memo......
     
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    You need a memo for that? :confused:
     
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    I've been banging on the ipad for years! :)
     
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    Can airlines also ensure working powerports on long flights to support the battery on said devices?? ;)
     
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    10 hrs on a fully charged iPad... With meal, potty and leg stretching breaks it has never been a problem for me.
     
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    The harder you press, the better it works. ;)
     
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    Details, details.... ;)
     
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