(Playa Vista, CA) - August 30, 2012 - Belkin Enterprise, a trusted leader of complete computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure and mobile environments, today announced two new tablet stand solutions for the education market. Designed as a result of extensive research and insights gathered from users in the education field, the new Belkin Tablet Stand and Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage are ideally suited for the classroom environment where mobile learning and digital content collaboration are reshaping the educational experience.
Tablet usage and its impact on comfort and ergonomics is a growing industry concern. A recent collaborative study by Harvard School of Public Health and Microsoft found that tablet users may be at high risk to develop neck discomfort based on behaviors driven by the limitations of tablet designs. The report suggests that head and neck posture can be improved by establishing optimal viewing angles. This data was factored into the development of Belkin's new tablet stands so that student discomfort is minimized while device viewability and usability are optimized.
The Belkin Tablet Stand and Tablet Stand with Storage have been designed with student and teacher in mind. Both made of colorful, durable, non-slip material, the stands enable multiple ergonomic angles for viewing or typing on tablets. The Belkin Tablet Stand features a stackable design for easy, compact storing when not in use, and may also be used as a stable video recording stand. The Tablet Stand with Storage offers an integrated compartment where students can place supplies such as ear buds, device chargers, pencils and markers under a secure-latch lid - keeping necessary items handy when needed.
"As technology is increasingly adopted in the classroom, unique challenges can arise along with the benefits," said Matthew Peskay, director of technology, KIPP LA Schools. "It's absolutely critical that students engage themselves in the learning experience. But when something like a tablet case limits viewability because it can only be held a certain way, or a display screen gets cracked because the tablet can't be stored efficiently, both student and teacher suffer the consequences. Belkin has clearly dedicated the time and resources to examine these challenges and develop practical solutions that optimize the use of technology in our classrooms."
"Today's classroom is rapidly embracing technology because it has proven to build engaging, highly interactive educational experiences that facilitate student-centered learning," said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Belkin Enterprise. "At Belkin, we have spent a significant amount of time observing our education customers in the classroom and capturing valuable feedback to accurately target their needs. This allows us to effectively bridge technology gaps with innovative solutions that help educators achieve more with their technology investments. Built with features that support student learning as well as practical classroom use for teachers, Belkin's new tablet stands exemplify our customer-driven design philosophy that delivers greater value for users. We look forward to continuing our innovation of useful products for the education market."
Belkin is fully committed to helping teachers and students make the most of mobile devices such as tablets and e-readers in the classroom, with a complete catalog of products to help protect, connect, and enhance these learning tools. The new Belkin Tablet Stand and Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage will be generally available worldwide in September 2012 through Belkin's network of distributors and value added resellers. For more information about Belkin solutions for education, visit: Belkin Education.
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Belkin Enterprise, a division of Belkin International, offers commercial computing solutions for office, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 25 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at www.Belkin.com.