iWorm is a not-at-all ridiculous-looking way to hold your tablet
By Dave LeClair
March 26, 2013
Remember that iArm photo that swept around the Internet a while back? It featured an individual essentially wearing their tablet on their arm and looking at it in much the same way one would look at a wristwatch. Turns out, someone took that picture to heart, and is attempting to create a product with a similar function called the iWorm. However, instead of wearing the tablet on the user's arm, this one goes over the user's shoulders.
The iWorm is designed to put the tablet right at eye level, so a user can read or watch videos while moving around freely and without their hands becoming tired from the weight of the tablet.
The iWorm looks about as absurd as it sounds (see photos for yourself), but the functionality behind it does make a certain amount of sense. Thankfully, the design featured in the photos is not final, as it is just a prototype. Instead of the smiley-face foam cushions, standard pads will be used. The back will be flat and made of memory foam for added comfort.
Jeffrey Gu, the creator of the iWorm, is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter to take his idea from prototype to a final product. Interested buyers will need to a minimum pledge of $79 to secure themselves an iWorm.
The Kickstarter pitch below demonstrates how the device is used.
- Around The Home
- Digital Cameras
- Good Thinking
- Health and Wellbeing
- Holiday Destinations
- Home Entertainment
- Inventors and Remarkable People
- Mobile Technology
- Urban Transport
- Wearable Electronics