IN-FLIGHT DEVICE HOLDER
About UsIn 2016, the total number of people expected to travel commercially worldwide is 3.6 billion. With the exception of infants and toddlers, and a small percentage of the elderly, almost all of those travelers own a cellphone or tablet. More and more travelers are choosing to leave their laptops at home, and we’re seeing cellphones increase in size, while tablets are getting smaller, which makes them the perfect portable entertainment system. Whether its occasional flyers looking to catch up on their TV programs, corporate employees wanting to review their email on commuter flights, or parents looking for a way to keep their kids busy on long flights, cellphones and tablets are rapidly becoming the “go to” viewing devices for occupying one’s time on airplanes. The biggest issue is, what do you do with that device while watching that movie or video?
Holding it for the entire flight is uncomfortable. Placing it in on your lap or on a stand on the tray table can cause neck strain by looking down for extended periods of time, and won’t protect your device from unexpected turbulence. There are very few accessory options on the market, and they are usually expensive, large and complex, and/or specifically made for one particular device. Our goal was to design a device holder that attaches to the back of airplane tray tables and molded magazine pockets (on newer planes) that is:
- Small enough to fit in your pocket for easy access
- Constructed from sturdy materials like ABS Plastic and aluminum
- Easy to use
- Expandable to fit most cellphones and smaller tablets
- Suggested MSRP of $19.95
With that in mind, we contracted an engineer to design a holder that would hit all those points and we created the Lockjaww.
It’s easy to set up and the tension knob allows you to lock your device at an angle that’s most comfortable for the viewer.
We’ve spent the last few months testing our prototype on different airplanes to make sure it’s compatible with various tray tables, from commuter aircraft up through larger passenger jets, and we feel confident that our patent pending design will work for most travelers. We’re very excited to be able to offer consumers this useful accessory.