For your tablet: TORCHGRIP’s Innovative universal grip-stand
January 15, 2016 | by Chris Kalaboukis
Every once in a while, a product comes along that makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Innovationedge is working with a local Appleton start up, TecDriven, LLC that is marketing one of those products. TecDriven has launched their first product called TORCHGRIP Classic. TORCHGRIP is a removable, multi-function tablet accessory for devices like the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Microsoft Surface. With the TORCHGRIP accessory attached, you can hold and maneuver your tablet comfortably and securely with one hand. TORCHGRIP’s unique design allows you to rotate the tablet into portrait or landscape orientations for optimal viewing. Holding your tablet with a TORCHGRIP attached is ideal for those that need to access or show content on their tablet while on the go (i.e., Sales Professionals, Teachers, Waiters, etc.)
TORCHGRIP also works as a versatile tablet stand, giving you more ways to use your tablet on a variety of surfaces. Unlike many tablets with cases propped on a surface, TORCHGRIP allows you to rotate the tablet into portrait or landscape orientations for optimal viewing. This comes in very handy when using the tablet to view photos or videos, or as a reader, recipe book or looping presentation device.
This is an ideal accessory for households with youngsters that use tablets. The TORCHGRIP gives small hands a firmer hold on the tablet when transporting it and as a tablet stand it allows them to view and interact with the tablet on a variety of surfaces like a table or counter top, on the bed or on the floor.
The TORCHGRIP kit comes with everything you need to get started, a base ring with pre-attached 3M VHB adhesive ring and one removable grip. The TORCHGRIP Classic offering is a black on black or a white on white grip. I opted for the white on white grip to complement my Samsung Tablet. TecDriven also currently sells a TORCHGRIP Classic grip only product, in white on black.
While the base ring is permanently attached to the tablet, shell, or case, the accessory is designed to be compact with an easily removable grip. In fact, TecDriven is planning to release a variety of interchangeable grips designed to suit your personal preferences. TecDriven also sells an adhesive transfer kit (adhesive ring, plastic blade and instructions) to move your grip to a new device. The unique thing about TecDriven is they are leveraging an ecosystem of local partners in Wisconsin and beyond to bring this accessory to market. The product is proudly made in the USA.
After working with the team at TecDriven for the past year and using TORCHGRIP for about a month, I would say it single-handedly changes the nature of the tablet. I hold and use the tablet for an extended period of time without fatigue. I have more confidence transporting my tablet around with one hand, and collaborating while using the tablet with co-workers and family members is much easier. TORCHGRIP may not be the perfect accessory for everyone, but it sure is a great tablet accessory for this mobile user.
Find out more at www.torchgrip.com
Pat Clusman is the Chief Operating Officer at Innovationedge. Follow Pat on Twitter @pclusman. Disclosure: TecDriven, LLC is a client of Innovationedge.