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A Cool Airline Tray Table
You Wish You'd Invented

CNBC, by Darren Booth

Original Article

Posted By:schnapps, 10/25/2012 3:41:15 PM

It's a common problem. You're squeezed into a tight economy-class seat trying to eat a snack while working on your iPad or other personal electronic device. SmartTray X1 With tray table space limited, you often have to power down and eat first. But one company has an ingenious and simple solution both airlines and travelers will love. (snip) With more passengers using mobile devices while traveling, the patented design of SmartTray couldn't be more timely. Most tray tables have a short, three- to four-year life cycle as they're the most abused item on an aircraft, said CEO Nick Pajic of Smart Tray International
Headline split by staff.

Comments:
Nice idea, although I still maintain the most abused item on an aircraft is the passenger.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/25/2012 3:47:53 PM     (No. 8961659)

I don`t care about airline fluff. I just want to plane to go up safely and return safely....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 10/25/2012 3:58:27 PM     (No. 8961695)

I just need one of those things I see advertised on TV that allows me to attach the iPad to my head with that neat little strap. ;-)


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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/25/2012 4:03:43 PM     (No. 8961711)

Great Idea. When I saw it I immediately conjoured up a similar design which could be c'clamped to the rear of a tray...the screen would be a bit higher, easier to see over food...say a 2" base with a slot at (adjustable) 45 degrees, built in c'clamps on ends.

Inventors, GO FOR IT, I put this in the public domain!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 10/25/2012 4:06:17 PM     (No. 8961717)

Or the same device with a pivot arm (like desk lights) so it could be clamped to the side of a tray to get it up/out of the way of the seat in front of you and your food...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/25/2012 4:20:19 PM     (No. 8961766)

FTA: Most tray tables have a short, three- to four-year life cycle as they're the most abused item on an aircraft.

No, the most abused item on an aircraft are the passengers.



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