One of the more unique products we came across at CES 2012 was the WhaleTail+Vacuum Dock for the iPad. The multi-use iPad accessory seems to be suited best for those who give presentations using their iPad, but it also doubles as a unique dock.
You affix the Vacuum Dock to the back of the iPad and with just a few pumps, it was very secure. The round shape of the Octa Vacuum Dock and flexibility of tail makes it comfortable to grip. The WhaleTale can be adjusted so that you can view the iPad at any angle and the company expects to announce the release of new Tales in the future, which are compatible with the VacuumDock. As shown in the video demo, the vacuum seal provides for a secure attachment between the iPad to the WhaleTale. This product is also compatible with other tablets.
“Many tablet accessories are created simply to provide protection, but they don’t extend the functionality of the device,” said COO Nikki Braziel. “Our goal at Octa is to improve the way people use their technology. Our product line is not only universally adaptable to a range of tablets and e-readers, but it also adds usability when you’re on the go. The WhaleTail creates a handle that allows you to safely use your tablet while working, walking, traveling, multi-tasking, reading, or watching a movie.”
- All-in-one stand and handle solution
- Full range of portrait and landscape angles
- Vacuum suction attaches securely to your tablet or e-reader for 6+ hours
- Lightweight, compact, and mobile
- Comfortable handle nestles in palm
- Modular Vacuum Dock is compatible with future Octa TabletTail accessories
- Currently available in black
The WhaleTale+Vacuum Dock retails for $59.95 and is available for pre-order at Octa.com.