For the past few months, ever since I saw the thing, I’ve been wanting to blog about this. It’s a metal, pivoting and flipping IPad holder. I’ve never seen anything like this before. If you’re in the Portsmouth, Virginia area, check it out. It’s at Artisans Bakery and Café, on Washington Street.
We’ve all known that the brilliant people at Intuit had made an easy way to process transactions from the Ipad. But, the actual use of it has been demonstrated as being perfect for people on the move. So, when I saw this, I was immediately intrigued.
It’s a metal frame that’s secured to a countertop. The frame can swivel 360 degrees and flip. This allows for easy maneuvering between the cashier’s entering the transaction and the customer’s completing the transaction. The angle is also convenient for the customer to sign with their finger.
As for security, you can see that they had installed a locking mechanism at the top. This keeps the IPad in place without the fear of theft.
The owner told me that a family member, I think her dad, made this for her.
What can we learn from this?
This metal frame is more than an IPad holder. It’s innovation. The owner wanted to use Intuit’s program to her benefit. Instead of waiting for someone to tell her what she needed, she had an idea of what she wanted and created a way to make it happen. This is the essence of the entrepreneurial spirit.
I performed a brief search for IPad stands for business and found nothing like this. Someone get to working on this. It’s pretty cool.Hopefully I’ve taken the right amount of pictures for you to get the idea of what I’m talking about.
Here’s what I found:
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