Aside from the safety guidelines we hear as the plane is about to take off, we are also always warned about the tray tables being in the upward position until 30,000 ft. is reached and right before the plane gets close to landing. As soon as we get the green light from the crew, tray tables come down, as they are used for different purposes.
For a business professional, they may utilize it to catch up on some work. A parent may use it to prop up a tablet for their child in order to keep them occupied. The "cup holder" (if you could call it that) is used when the flight attendants provide drinks (depending on the airline) during the flight. However, the trays do tend to get in the way and don't always work properly.
Looking for a way to enhance the experience, Craig Rabin and his team have developed the final prototype of their in flight "accessory that holds your beverage & electronics device." Now, they're betting on the backer community to help them make it a reality.
Called The Airhook, this patent pending two part system provides stability for drinks as a holder, while securely keeping electronics in place through its hook to mount feature. By easily hooking The Airhook to the tray table, you'll have the capability to place your drink in the cup holder, without worrying too much about spillage.
You'll also be able to place an electronic device, such as smart phones and tablets, onto the holder. This feature allows you to look at the device closer to eye level, instead of hindering your posture by looking down. And with the device not having to sit on the tray table, it opens up the leg room that you have in front of you.
Considering the high number of individuals that fly on a daily basis, The Airhook is tapping into a market that is full of potential. The Airhook only eliminates the need for tray tables, which carry a lot of germs on them. Parents will be able to utilize the device for their kids when needing hands free on air entertainment, while professionals will be able to easily knock a presentation out as they maintain a good posture.
With 40 days to go, The Airhook has already surpassed its $15,000 goal with the support of 450 backers. What I love about this product is that it is making an old system much simpler. Tray tables haven't evolved over the years, and The Airhook has the potential of changing the way they are utilized. It won't be a surprised when we start hearing about The Airhook catching the attention of various airlines.
Overall, creating a tool for a better inflight experience POPs.
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