Ballintogher, Ireland, March 28, 2014 - We all use our smartphones a lot these days, and the uses for them keep growing and growing. Are you a big outdoors person, and do you use your smartphone for GPS while sailing or hiking? Do you bring it jogging? Do you ever stream films to your smartphone in bed?
Loads of these things we do with our smartphones, like watching films or making videos, require us to hold it up in front of us, or find a place to lean it. If we use it for viewing the news (or recipes!) in the kitchen, it ends up propped somewhere, usually too far away, so we don't get food or food-covered hands on it.
When we take the train, plane or bus, arms can get tired trying to hold the phone up at the right viewing distance and angle, especially if there's a coffee in the other hand, and a sandwich on our lap. It would be cool if we could hang the phone off the seat in front, or make it stay on our arm or knee.
How about trying to make videos (or "selfies")? An adjustable stand would be very handy.
Trying to get dinner on the table? A screaming three-year-old? Imagine putting Bugs Bunny on the phone, on the table, in a secure stand where little eyes can see it, but little hands won't drop it on the floor. Peace.
What if we are driving a car or a truck with no hands-free kit? No SatNav? The smartBandStand will stay on the dashboard, or hang from the AC vent. Now that's really handy!
When we use smartphone GPS for hiking, fishing or sailing, we worry about dropping it in water or mud while trying to dig it out of a jacket pocket with cold or wet hands.
By the way, where should it go when we have no pockets - like when out jogging, or working in the garden in warm weather?
People have devised smartphone stands already, and people have devised smartphone armbands, too. What if we could combine these in one device?
Smartwatches have come on the scene, and can be used hands-free, but a smartwatch isn't the same as having your phone!
Why has nobody made a carrying band which will let me use my phone while it's on my arm or wrist? If they did, I wouldn't need to consider a smartwatch, or one of those neoprene rubber-strap arm pockets (which make it very hard to get the phone out when it rings).
Why has nobody made a good-looking, tough-as-nails, properly-designed all-in-one device to help us with our smartphones in almost any situation? Helping us to make videos, take pictures, watch stuff, read stuff? With quickly interchangeable urban or outdoor cases?
Why has nobody devised a stand/armband which lets me detach or replace the smartphone in one simple movement, instead of needing to pull it from a neoprene pocket, or unhook it from clips, clamps, screws, or rubber arms?
Meet the smartBandStand
smartBandStand...serious tools for smartphones
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