I usually trash any email that comes my way pitching an iPad case and/or stand. Sorry, but there are just so many of them that they really need to stand out. The Mogul, a Kickstarter project, certainly stands out and just so happens to solve a bit of a pain point, too.
See, the Mogul isn’t your average iPad stand. It’s actually meant to be used as a point-of-sale module in conjunction with Square and (yep, you guessed it) the iPad.
Ever since launching, Square has been picked up by companies of all shapes and sizes, as the add-on snaps seamlessly into anything with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Square on the iPad tends to be the most pleasurable experience in a POS situation, except for one small problem.
No one wants to hand a $500+ piece of gadgetry back and forth to customers. It just takes one greedy customer hauling ass out of the store, iPad in hand, to learn that lesson the hard way. The Mogul solves that problem elegantly.
Made of aluminum, the Mogul holds your iPad in either portrait or landscape and easily tilts back and forth to face either the cashier or the customer. Of course, this solves the problem of having iPads stolen out of stores, but I think it extends beyond that.
We’re living in the future. These days you can walk into a Burger King and check out an electronic menu on massive LCD displays, or you can tap your phone on a register at Jack In The Box to buy some fries. Times are a’changin. That said, seeing a line of Mogul + iPad combos in a check-out section would get me excited to be in such a forward-thinking, technologically advanced store.
Unfortunately, this Kickstarter project only has a few short hours left, so if you actually want to see it in stores like I do, take the time to share this post and/or pledge here.