iBend Artist Series

August 31, 2009

I’m pleased to be among the inaugural contributors to the iBend Artist Series, adding color and whimsy to the thinnest mobile media player stand designed specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Night scene from the Owl pack.

Night scene from the Owl pack.

The iBend is made of durable, lightweight vinyl designed to hold mobile devices in the horizontal position for hands-free watching of movies and videos, most handily while traveling. It simply bends to create a stand and springs back to its flat position when not in use. It’s only 10 thousandths of an inch thick and weighs less than a gram for easy portability in wallets, purses and pockets.

Day scene from the Owl pack.

Day scene from the Owl pack.

Each pack contains two iBends screen-printed in rich colors. My “Owl” pack features a pair of avian scenes by night and by day, and “Trees” offers a pair of color variations on an array of stylized vegetation.

Both will be available shortly at the online iBend store.

Night scene from the Trees pack.

Night scene from the Trees pack.

The Artist Series was commissioned by friend / iBend inventor / Cuban Council partner / Kaliber 10000 mastermind Michael Buzzard, who also invited Joshua Davis of Mineola NY and Vicki Wong of Vancouver BC to embellish the new generation of product and packaging.

Day scene from the Trees pack.

Day scene from the Trees pack.

The Artist packs are a terrific value at under $8 each and make practical gifts. As the company web site states, “use your iBend on a plane, bus, or train – whilst lifting weights, eating breakfast, waiting at the sushi bar, getting your teeth cleaned, at a business meeting, sitting in traffic, serving on a jury or practicing yoga.” I most often use it to prop my iPhone up as a clock on the drawing table.

The packaging is colorful too.

The packaging is colorful too.

Stay tuned to the online iBend store for ordering information, news, and FAQs. You can also follow the expanding product line on Facebook, Flickr, Flickr groups, YouTube, and Twitter.