Radiul, A Paper Holder For Your iPad [Kickstarter]

Radiul, A Paper Holder For Your iPad [Kickstarter]

Paper. Ugh. Whenever somebody hands me a business card, a flyer or forces me to use a printer boarding pass sigh, my shoulders drop a little and I weep for the short-sighted idiots behind these backward-looking incidents.

Usually I just snap a photo with my iPad’s camera and recycle the offending ex-tree. But sometimes all I need is a to copy a few lines of info. This is, I guess, where the Radiul Mobile comes in.

It’s a paper holder for your iPad, notebook or netbook. The design is simple: an anodized aluminum block has a pair of legs covered in tiny suction cups to hold it to either the iPad’s screen bezels or the back of a notebook screen. The aluminum block has a curve sliced into it where you slot the paper, and the paper, thus curved, stands up by itself without any supports.

Ingenious, and – if you regularly need to copy details from paper – essential. There’s also a desktop version available, but as this actually sits on the table instead of up on the screen, it mighn’t be so handy.

The Radiul is a Kickstarter project which will cost you around $45 (it’ll be $50 when it goes on general sale). It might be worth that much just to straighten out the crick in your neck.

  • CosminLupu90

    I believe that his is not an indispensable accessory in the life of a student. Maybe the ones with benefits the most from using Radiul would be writers.

  • Lars Pallesen

    This is a joke, right? …. Right?

  • trich63

    I feel the same way when I go to a website and they tell me I need to update my non-existent Flash player. Why, since they can tell it’s the wrong version, don’t they just serve up something I CAN play – like the H.264 version I get when I use my browser’s “change user agent” choice? This is really stupid, IMHO.

    Current CoM model:
    Browser: Please serve me this video.
    Site: Check for Flash=version 10 – if fail, put up error.
    User: WTH? Try again. Abandon original site to roam the dusty halls of Adobe’s Flash repository until they forgot which video they were going to watch and go somewhere else.

    Better model:
    Browser: Please serve me this video.
    Site: Check for Flash=version 10. If fail, serve h.264.
    User: Watch video. Enjoy. Click on link to another page or two. Spend more time loading CoM pages. Be happy with browsing experience.

    Which of these is better?

  • assyrianpride

    looks cool, but it looks like u would lose the paper if there was a wind.

  • Gaetano Marano

    simple but smart idea

  • Gaetano Marano

    but it can be made MUCH BETTER

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