The WINGStand will help you write the Great American Novel. On a phone
I would have started writing my novel by now, but of course I need just the right app/gadget/learn-to-write-novels-book to do it. Which is why I spend hours and hours on the Internet searching productivity porn for the perfect panacea (whilst simultaneously practicing my alliteration skills).
And while the WINGStand won’t get me back those lost hours when I should have been writing, it certainly goes on my to-do list — the list titled “To Procrastinate.”
The curiously-capitalized WINGStand is as simple an accessory as you could wish for. The injection-molded, recycled plastic stand clips to the cylindrical battery compartment at the rear of every Apple Bluetooth keyboard, putting a pair of stabilizing feet down and offering a slot into which your iPad or iPhone 4 can slide (in portrait or landscape orientation). Because it comes in two sections (a clip, foot and slot combined), you can slide the parts to accommodate any size of tablet or phone.
I love the minimal practicality of the design, which is currently being solicited — where else — on Kickstarter. I also love the sleek professionalism of design student Daniel Haarburger’s promo video. Take a look (and listen — the music is great too):
Best of all, this widget costs only $20, and collapses to a pair of plastic parts so small that they really can slip into your pocket. Currently when planning to write my novel, I use my spare aluminum Bluetooth keyboard and prop my iPad up on its Smart Cover. Sadly, the WINGStand’s Kickstarter drive only has three days left (spoiler: it already made funding), which means that it’s not the ideal procrastination tool I had hoped it would be.