Smart Cargo adds a bit of storage to an iPad Smart Cover
By Dave LeClair
June 12, 2013
A new product called Smart Cargo for iPad is designed to make tablet owners' lives just a little bit easier. It's designed to attach directly to Apple's Smart Cover and provide storage for accessories like headphones, cables and a stylus.
Basically, Smart Cargo is a little plastic container that attaches to the Smart Case using magnets. Its interior is coated with soft felt, so any fragile electronics can be stored inside without the owner having to worry about anything getting damaged. Dotan Saguy, the creator of the device, also designed it to be lightweight, so carrying it around on the iPad shouldn't be a hindrance.
The device is designed in such a way that it doesn't have to be removed when the iPad is in use. It fits right inside of the Smart Case when rolled up. When the case is closed, it can be used as a sort of handle to make carrying it around a little easier.
Another interesting use proposed by Saguy is wrist support. Because Smart Cargo is only held on by magnets, it can be removed and placed under the user's wrist while typing. For some users, this might feel a little odd, but for those who are used to typing on a keyboard with one of those wrist pads, it could be quite nice.
Dotan Saguy is seeking funding on Kickstarter to help with the production of his device. He has far surpassed his US$10,000 goal, and backers looking to add to the total while grabbing themselves a Smart Cargo of their own can do so for a minimum pledge of $15.
The Kickstarter pitch video below provides more information on the device.
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