Tablet and eReader cases are usually an aesthetic choice, or a purchase intended to extend the longevity of the product they protect. But what about a case that protects the user as well as the case?
That’s the idea behind the Wingo Case from Ambulant, currently looking for $55,000 of backing from the Kickstarter crowd-funding community.
The Wingo Case features a unique ergonomic design that’s intended to ease the pain endured by sufferers of arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome when using eReader and tablet devices such as the Kindle or iPad.
Using “wings” either side of the device, and featuring contours for the user’s fingers to rest comfortably within, the Wingo Case allows for a more natural reading position, reducing grip tension by allowing the device to rest on the wings between the thumb and fingers.
The current Kickstarter project (sitting at just over $17,000 of a $55,000 goal with 37 days left) is for a Kindle 4 case, but designers Ambulant have plans to produce the cases for many more devices should this initial run prove successful.
Check out the full Kickstarter video pitch below: