A 15-inch iPad workstation set to make its debut Tuesday could change the way you carry and interact with your iPad and mobile devices.
Created by Coronado entrepreneurs D.J. Sherman and Patrick Peterhans with help from Arizona-based Hotwire Development LLC, Modus III provides a dock for an iPad and iPhone, carrying case and keyboard about the size typically found on a laptop.
Other tablets like the Samsung Galaxy and Android smartphones can also be plugged into the Modus III.
Sherman and Peterhans made the device because other available mobile keyboards and workstations lack the amenities to make a tablet productive, the two told the San Diego Daily Transcript.
"In a sea of tablet accessories, Modus III stands away from the pack, transforming a wobbly iPad into a stable laptop workstation," a San Diego Daily Transcript article said.
The workstation will be available to the first 125 customers Tuesday for $169.
A Kickstarter campaign begins Tuesday to raise an initial $100,000 for the Modus III to be manufactured on a production scale. Kickstarter contributors can buy the Modus III for $199.
If the Kickstarter campaign is successful the Modus III will have a $300 retail price.
The company hopes to make inroads with industries that regularly work outside an office with a tablet but come home and work on a computer.
"A lot of companies are buying iPads now to be their primary computers," said spokeswoman Jenny Gilcrest. "Other solutions are light and mobile but this is for people who need to use their device for more than an hour or so thats why they built it."
Click here to read a San Diego Daily Transcript article about the Modus III.