An Adelaide-based start-up which has developed an inexpensive laptop stand is about to sign on with a local distributor, allowing it to sell in laptop point-of-sale retailers.The developers of the ‘Kikstand’ claim buyers can save over $500 by purchasing the laptop-holder, which raises the monitor to eye-level, rather than forking-out for a separate LCD monitor or docking station.
The team of developers is currently marketing the product in the members’ spare time as each also holds an office job. Until the Kikstand proves financially successful, the developers asked not to be named.
“We’re going after the sub-$1000 laptop market,” said one.
“We’re hoping to eventually get the Kikstand down to $15 so students can afford it.”
The distribution deal will be signed in the coming weeks, but the company hopes to also sign on with a national distributor such as Ingram Micro.
The developers of Kikstand hope to eventually bundle their product with computer keyboards and mice, and have made an initial approach to computer accessories-maker, Logitech.