TabletTail: Whale Kit adds a handle and stand to iPads and tablets

Versatile stand reduces the risk of RSI, neck and shoulder strain associated with tablet use

London, UK – July 2nd, 2014 – Octa™ ( http://www.octa.com ), a creator of innovative tablet accessories, today announced the UK launch of the TabletTailTM: Whale Kit in the UK. The Whale Kit—a dual-purpose handle and stand— joins the popular Monkey Kit in the range of tablet accessories designed to improve the convenience and comfort of tablet use.

Grips your tablet on the go

The Whale Kit is a tablet grip comprised of two parts.  The Vacuum Dock, which uses industrial-grade vacuum suction to hold any tablet firmly, provides an ergonomic base that encourages natural, relaxed hand posture.  The WhaleTail connects to the Vacuum Dock.  Its flexible fins and tail bend to the shape of your hand, providing added grasp.  The Whale Kit is ideal for giving tablet-enabled presentations or for securing your device on a crowded Tube platform.

Stands sturdy in any environment

The Whale Kit transforms instantly into a tablet stand that is sturdy in any environment.  The WhaleTail works on soft and uneven surfaces, like pillows and armchairs, where portfolio cases topple.  The WhaleTail adjusts to any angle and can be used in portrait or landscape position.  Users enjoy hands-free comfort while reading, watching movies, or chatting by video.

Helps avoid i-injuries

As tablet use has become more ubiquitous, people have begun reporting Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) symptoms from prolonged tablet use. Research by Dr Jack Dennerlain (1), professor of Ergonomics and Safety at Harvard University, shows that tablet use can encourage postures that put strain on the neck and shoulders. He recommends that tablet users change their position regularly and that they use a hands-free device whenever possible.  Both the Whale Kit and the Monkey Kit encourage hands-free use and provide a range of viewing angles that allow a neutral head position.

TabletTail: Whale Kit

•  Flexible: easily bends to portrait and landscape positions
•  Sturdy: topple-proof on any surface
•  Comfortable: natural shape for a light, easy grip
•  Reliable: industrial-strength vacuum suction for long-lasting grip
•  Mobile: separates into two components for easy travel
•  Compatible: works on iPad, tablet, and e-reader
•  Case-Friendly: works on smooth, nonporous cases
•  Interchangeable: modular design compatible with TabletTail: Monkey Kit and other soon to be released TabletTailTM accessories

Availability:
Available online at jp-uk.co.uk

The TabletTail: Whale Kit is £29.88 inclusive of VAT.  

Visit Octa.com for more information

Vacuum Dock Specs:
Length: 10cm,
Width: 10cm,
Height: 4.3cm, 
Weight: 140g

Whale Tail Specs:
Height: 10.5cm, Width: 5cm
Length: 9.7cm, Weight: 34g

Compatible Tablets:

ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10" • ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T • ASUS VivoTab RT • ASUS VivoTab Smart • Google Nexus 7 • HP Pro X2 410 • iPad (all models) • iPad Air (all models) • iPad Mini (all models) • Kindle • Kindle 2 • Kindle 3 • Kindle DX • Kindle Fire 1G • Kindle Fire HD 8.9 • Kindle Paperwhite • Kindle Touch 1G • Kindle Touch 3G • Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 Tablet 9in • Lenovo Think Pad 8 • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 • Nook HD • Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 • Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 • Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 10.1 • Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 7.0 • Sony VAIO Tap 11

Incompatible Tablets:

Dell Venue 8 Pro • Google Nexus 10 • Kindle Fire HD 7 • Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx K3000 • Microsoft Surface Pro • Microsoft Surface RT • Microsoft Surface 2 • Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 • Samsung Galaxy Nexus • Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

(1) Harvard School of Public Health - Reducing risk of head and neck pain from tablet computer use

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/ipad-ergonomics-dennerlein/

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Octa creates distinctive mobile electronics accessories that make the digital experience more enjoyable. The team includes eight artists and engineers who are passionate about technology. Octa’s co-founders, Prometheus Trotsky and Nikki Braziel, started Octa together in 2010. They maintain a creative environment by combining work and playfulness in their Denver headquarters.

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