Tablift

Flexible Tablet Stand

Hands-Free View

Using your tablet in bed or on the couch is less than ideal for viewing—not to mention uncomfortable. But we all try to do it anyway.

Tablift holds your tablet for you, safely mounting it on top of bendy legs that stay stable on uneven surfaces. Your tablet fits in the tray and is secured by a bungeed clip. Adjust the legs to
whatever height is ideal. It’s that easy—your tablet is elevated to eye level, and you’re ready to relax without holding it awkwardly or cramping your neck.

Founder Scott Blevins searched for a tablet stand for bed, and when he couldn’t find the right one, he created Tablift. This stand is substantial but streamlined, and folds down compactly when you’re not using it.

Get comfortable and enjoy your tablet fully hands-free.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Scott
    Scott

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Tablift to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Kari
    Kari
    12/9/2015 9:45 AM

    Will this work (be high enough) for someone who is stocky or will the legs be too short? I want to get it for someone, but worry his chest and waist maybe too high for the legs to touch the ground.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 9:59 AM

    @Kari Roughly, it should clear anyone who is under about 250 lbs and 6'2". Above that, it might touch the user by resting on them, but it can still be used.

  • Emmarie
    Emmarie
    12/9/2015 9:49 AM

    Will this work with an I-pad mini?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:00 AM

    @Emmarie Yes it will! It will work with ALL iPad models, including the new Pro version. The Tablift has a strap that can be adjusted for smaller sized tablets that makes it tighter so that it will hold the smaller devices securely.

  • JULIETTE
    JULIETTE
    12/9/2015 9:57 AM

    Hi. Will this work with the case on? And will the iPad Pro fit? Thank you very much!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:01 AM

    @JULIETTE In general, you will want to use it without a case. There are some slim cases that will work, but it is designed to take the real edge of a tablet for the most secure fit. And some cases make a tablet too wide to fit in the 10mm slot, which is designed to take an edge of a tablet.

  • Melissa
    Melissa
    12/9/2015 11:35 AM

    @Scott I really, really like this idea, but we have cases on all out Kindles and iPads. They are just the simple cases, but they are there for protection since we take them everywhere. I would have to take them off to use it, then put them back on when I'm not using it. Frankly, that s discouraging me from ordering one. Are there any plans to make a more adjustable slot?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 12:14 PM

    Hi Melissa, thanks for the comment! Scott answered a similar question in detail below. It does not appear that an adjustable model is in the works, but it could be something he considers. A universal design has been the most successful method for him and making versions for each product would be a tall order. He did say that many users had no problem taking the case on and off. Plus, if the case is not too thick, Tablift might even be able to accommodate it.

  • David
    David
    12/9/2015 1:36 PM

    Not a very functional product if you have to take the case off. Instead of using the slots and bungee cord, why not just make an extra wide slot, and an arm that can stick up in the back to prop the tablet on? I wouldn't want to have to unhook the bungee, and it might even get in the way of some buttons/ports/etc. This is a great idea, and I would buy it if it were more universal and didn't require removing the case!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 2:22 PM

    Hi David, thanks for the comment. The issue with making it to accommodate cases, is you would have to make it extremely wide as there are so many different case sizes. Taking out the three slots and bungee would limit the angle it can be viewed as the tablet would have to lean back. There are so many different aspects at play here and so, rightfully I think, Scott had the compromise of making slots that would require the case to be removed to increase functionality with more devices all at once. As he continues to develop his product line he could very well create a version that you describe. Keep a look out, we'll let you know of anything new he brings to the site!

  • Kurt
    Kurt
    12/9/2015 10:06 AM

    Will this work with the iPad Pro? If so, landscape orientation only, or portrait orientation also?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:07 AM

    @Kurt Yes, it will work with the iPad Pro!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:09 AM

    @Scott It will work in both orientations. The portrait configuration will be extended to the max, but still within the useable range (nothing BIGGER than a Pro model will likely work at this point)

  • Sherri
    Sherri
    12/9/2015 10:17 AM

    Will this work with a Kindle?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:29 AM

    @Sherri The HD versions. The older thicker versions are too thick for the 10mm slot.

  • Gayle
    Gayle
    12/9/2015 11:21 AM

    @Scott

  • Gayle
    Gayle
    12/9/2015 11:22 AM

    @Scott - what about a Kindle Fire?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 11:42 AM

    Hi Gayle, if it is not an HD version, it will unfortunately be too thick.

  • Allen
    Allen
    12/9/2015 10:19 AM

    Will this work with an I-Phone 6 Plus?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:31 AM

    @Allen Not "officially". But I have heard that people are using it with the iPhones. But please be advised I cannot endorse it at this point, because it doesn't work perfectly, all of the time. But some people are content with the setup.

  • Kathy
    Kathy
    12/9/2015 10:21 AM

    My dad is hurting his neck using his IPad on the table. I was thinking that putting the Tablift on the table would put his iPad at eye level which would reduce neck strain. What are the dimensions of the footprint of the Tablift if set on a table so the bottom edge of the iPad would be about 6-8 inches above the table

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:33 AM

    @Kathy Since the legs are flexible, you can fold them under and make the footprint quite small. There is no exact measurement because each leg is completely independent and will fold in an infinite number of directions. But you can coil them under and get them fairly small (probably smaller than the length of a standard iPad, if you really tried)

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    12/9/2015 10:27 AM

    How about a Windows Surface Pro? Will that fit?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:34 AM

    @Sandra Surface Pro 3 and higher. Versions 1 and 2 are too thick for the 10mm slot.

  • David
    David
    12/9/2015 10:30 AM

    Will this work for a Kindle paperwhite ebook reader?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 10:35 AM

    @David Paperwhite - yes!

  • Sara
    Sara
    12/9/2015 10:45 AM

    Hi,

    Is it suitable for use with a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2"?

    Thanks!

  • Ingrid
    Ingrid
    12/9/2015 10:54 AM

    @David

    Is the height adjustment dependent on how close together you can get the feet?

  • Ingrid
    Ingrid
    12/9/2015 10:55 AM

    oops - I meant Scott

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 11:25 AM

    Hi Sara, yes, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro will fit in Tablift.

    Ingrid, yes, that is the way to adjust the height. The legs will be at their longest when placed very close together.

  • Colleen
    Colleen
    12/9/2015 11:07 AM

    Is the iPad 2 too thick??

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 11:26 AM

    @Colleen it will work with ALL iPad models!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 11:26 AM

    Hi Colleen, nope! It should fit in there with .05" to spare!

  • Mimi
    Mimi
    12/9/2015 11:09 AM

    I'm purchasing this product b/c I love the idea. I am disappointed to see that it is made in China...any chance you will work to have this made in USA in the future?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 11:28 AM

    @Mimi We did. Unfortunately the particular components that make up the Tablift, in particular the gooseneck legs, are extraordinarily expensive in the United States. Which means our retail price would have been way beyond what the average consumer was willing to pay. Maybe we can discover some new efficiencies in the future that will change this reality. I would like to.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 11:29 AM

    Hi Mimi, thanks for the comment! I will let Scott speak on specific plans for the future. But I'll say this, many new Makers find it very difficult to manufacture in the US because well, it is very difficult. However, as their success continues to grow, new opportunities continue to arise and that can include American manufacturing. So it is certainly a possibility!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 11:30 AM

    And Scott beats me by a nose!

  • Alan
    Alan
    12/9/2015 11:15 AM

    Will it work for the Surface Pro 3 with a keyboard?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 11:30 AM

    @Alan I know it will work with the Surface Pro 3, however I'm not sure how the keyboard attaches. So I am not certain at this point. Where does it attach?

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    12/9/2015 11:17 AM

    Will you be revising this product in the future to accommodate an iPad with a cover on? I was intending to purchase a number of these at the Christmas gift for all ages and genders this year. I thought I had hit the jack-pot. NO such luck. With the number of covers out there- I would say that there is a good percent of your market that can't use this product without taking the cover off their iPad- and who would do that everytime. :(

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 11:35 AM

    @Lisa We definitely did have models when in the design phase, that accommodated cases. However, to accommodate cases AND still have it be a universal design, the width of the base became huge. It looked really funny - and the response from our prototype users was not great. The other option would be to make specific models for particular tablets, but that would take a much larger investment in production, which may be a reality in the future. But since the Tablift holds a tablet very securely, the vast majority are fine using it without a case, after trying it out themselves.

  • Muriel
    Muriel
    12/9/2015 11:43 AM

    How long are the legs?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 11:53 AM

    @Muriel spread out straight, they are 33" tip to tip

  • Muriel
    Muriel
    12/9/2015 11:45 AM

    If I need the legs to be apart about 2 feet, what height would that put the tablet?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 11:57 AM

    @Muriel The important question is what kind of surface you are on, because with cushioned surfaces, you will literally double your clearance because you will sink into the cushion quite a bit. There are so many variables, that I like to say, if you are on a typical cushioned surface and are less than 250 lbs, then generally speaking the Tablift will give you enough clearance.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    12/9/2015 11:48 AM

    I love this idea. What a perfect gift,---- but shipping to Hawaii is $33?????

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 12:00 PM

    @Sarah Yes, HI and AK are the most expensive US locations to ship to.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 12:07 PM

    Hi Sarah, Scott is right, it is one of the most expensive places to ship to, but with standard shipping, the cost should be about half that. Let us know if you are only seeing $33 and we can look into it on our end.

  • Mary
    Mary
    12/9/2015 11:49 AM

    I love the idea but notice that in the picture there is no cover on the tablet. Most people have covered tablets that I'm sure makes this too bulky to use. I'm hoping you're in the process of changing this small problem because I would love to order a couple of these. It's a fantastic idea!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 11:58 AM

    @Mary Please see my extended answer above on this. Thanks!

  • Timothy
    Timothy
    12/9/2015 12:07 PM

    Any chance that you will expand this platform to include, for example, a MacAir?

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 12:11 PM

    @Timothy This design is specifically for tablets, however, we are indeed working on the preliminary designs for a new kind of stand that will work with laptops!

  • Alison
    Alison
    12/9/2015 12:10 PM

    I know they have mentioned other kindles, but I have the kindle voyage which says it has a 7.6mm width, would this work?? also is the height of the stand adjustable ?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 12:48 PM

    Yes and yes, Alison!

  • Alison
    Alison
    12/9/2015 1:23 PM

    @Mike thank you for the quick response.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 1:37 PM

    No problem!

  • Ward
    Ward
    12/9/2015 12:11 PM

    Looks like a great product! But I, like many others, have a cover on my device so it won't fit into the slot. Here's an idea: offer an attachment whose bottom part fits into the slot, and an upper part with a wider (adjustable?) slot. That could accommodate many other sizes of devices and covers.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 12:15 PM

    @Ward Interesting idea! FYI, most who have tried it after taking it out of the case have found it is safe and secure!

  • erica
    erica
    12/9/2015 12:41 PM

    Can the part that holds the ipad swivel so that the viewing angle is changeable?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 2:11 PM

    Hi Erica, no it does not swivel, but there are three slots on the top to change the angle back and forth.

  • Guest
    Guest
    12/9/2015 12:42 PM

    How can I get a coupon for this item?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 1:14 PM

    There is no coupon for this product, but you can earn $10 off on any order by referring a friend to the site here!

  • Barry
    Barry
    12/9/2015 12:47 PM

    I like the product - appears useful and reasonable cost. I was in the process of checking out when I saw the lowest cost shipping was 1 dollar less than the product! That's really double the price and for me, just a bit too expensive. IMO.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 12:56 PM

    Hi Barry, if you are shipping to HI or AK, the price is going to be more expensive comparatively, but it shouldn't be that high for the cheapest option. If the problem persists, let us know and we will look into it.

  • Barry
    Barry
    12/9/2015 1:28 PM

    @Mike I live in Southern Oregon. The least costly ground shipping was $38 and change. That nearly doubled the price. I elected to cancel the order. Too bad, looks like a good product I'd use.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 1:52 PM

    Hi Barry, we will look into that because that shouldn't be the case. We are out of stock now, but if you click "Notify When Available" you'll get an email alert when it is ready to go. We'll have the shipping issue figured out by then.

  • Tom
    Tom
    12/9/2015 12:47 PM

    Scott Good luck with this. It looks great! I am a chiropractor and several of my patients could benefit from this to relieve some of their neck strain from reading in bed. I will be sure to recommend it to them.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 1:37 PM

    Thanks so much, Tom! Anything we can do to help the backbones of America, we're happy to do it!

  • Lisa
    Lisa
    12/9/2015 1:44 PM

    Needed 2 - when is the next batch going to be available?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 1:51 PM

    Hi Lisa, it should be in the next few weeks. If you click "Notify When Available" on the Buy page, you will get an email when it is ready for purchase!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 2:08 PM

    @Lisa, Just to be clear, we are not expecting a new batch in until 2016. Sorry as I bet you were looking for a gift.

  • Sarah (Bebe)
    Sarah (Bebe)
    12/9/2015 2:10 PM

    This is just what we've been looking for! My husband is undergoing cancer treatment and needs something to hold his tablet (a 10" Verizon) while he is in bed -- which is most of the time right now. In fact, he was thinking of this sort of device just the other day. He does not need to use a case, as that makes it heavier, and he is in bed anyway.

    This is truly a blessing for those who are ill and find themselves in bed most of the time. Thank you!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 2:15 PM

    @Sarah (Bebe) My best wishes to your husband as he undergoes treatment.

  • David
    David
    12/9/2015 2:23 PM

    I echo Jules' best wishes and a comment to Scott and Mike. You might consider marketing this to hospitals. Sarah's husband could be the 'poster child.'

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 3:00 PM

    That's a great idea, David! Consider it considered! :)

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie
    12/9/2015 2:18 PM

    I often use my tablet for hours and battery runs down. Any plans to develop a way to have a way to charge the tablet while using it on your Tablift? I have been looking for such an animal for a year now! This is as close as I've come, if it had charging capabilitiies it would be perfect! Thanks for considering, Bonnie

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 3:26 PM

    Hi Bonnie, I'll let Scott chime in with specific plans for the future, but using Tablift thankfully does not eliminate the ability to charge your tablet when using it. All ports are open and ready for use!

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 3:45 PM

    @Mike @Bonnie One of the reasons there is a hole in the middle of the base is so that you can run your charging cord up through it and charge your tablet while it is mounted. I have an extra long charging cable so I can always charge my tablet while I'm using it in the Tablift.

  • David
    David
    12/9/2015 2:21 PM

    You could provide a slot wide enough for 90% of the situations - including cases- and also provide two or three neoprene shims (the full length of the slot or it might get lost) for the thinner tablets. You're still milling or molding one basic unit, but it is adaptable with a very inexpensive add-on that you basically give away.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 3:28 PM

    The inexpensive add-on is definitely an intriguing idea. Scott has been greeted with a handful of great ideas today and this one fits the bill. I would be shocked if he isn't diligently taking notes about future features he can include.

  • Scott
    Scott – Special Guest
    12/9/2015 3:46 PM

    @Mike I am indeed!

  • Joan
    Joan
    12/9/2015 3:16 PM

    Why in the world would you list this as your number one gadget of the day, when it is not even available. We went through the whole dance of making sure we fit within the 10 mm window.... all set to add it to our Christmas list to buy today, and it's not even available until January. Hopefully someone else will have one similar in the meantime.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 3:32 PM

    Hi Joan, it is not available BECAUSE it was the number one gadget of the day. We sold out completely in just a few hours and we are already working on getting more. It seems you are not alone in wanting it for Christmas and I apologize you aren't able to add it to your list.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 5:08 PM

    @Joan We work to launch cutting edge new ideas from independent Makers. These small businesses are usually self-funding their inventory and not sitting on a whole lot of stock. When the Grommet community responds like it did today we can wipe them out. If you aren't on our email yet, please subscribe. That is the best way to get the first crack at new launches. And if you are already a daily subscriber, please just stick with us. You know that most Grommets stay in stock through their launch day.

  • Janine
    Janine
    12/9/2015 6:53 PM

    This is such a cool gift I want two. But I don't want to wait until January 2016 LOL

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 8:09 PM

    Haha we hear you, Janine! Click on "Notify When Available" on the buy page and we'll let you know as soon as they are back!

  • Maryanne
    Maryanne
    12/9/2015 7:16 PM

    What a great product. I want one!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    12/9/2015 8:08 PM

    @Maryanne You can hit the "Notify me" button to get word of when we have a fresh batch. Just click through the small Tablift photo (under the video) to the next screen.

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