Sunday, February 22, 2015

The TabletTable

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Noah recently had an opportunity to trial a new product that is still in development called the TabletTable.  It is a platform that sits securely on a flat surface that allows someone who has special needs use their IPad better.   Many children like Noah have difficulties using their IPad even with secure stands because they tend to knock it over or move it while attempting to use the device.  Something that is very frustrating and often times upsetting for the child when they are working so hard to use a device.

When it first arrived I was a bit skeptical of it.  I didn't particularly find it super special on first glance.  It is a simple product.  A platform and a black mat to hold the IPad in place.   I was a tad disappointed that I had to remove Noah's IPad case to insert it.  Noah has a Griffin Survivor Case, which is tricky to remove frequently, but a necessary case because of Noah's high tone and tendency to be rough on it. I also wasn't too sure of the fixed angle of the platform, originally I had hoped that it would be adjustable in height and not fixed.   I would also like a future model that has a way to carry it, or that it will come with a carrying case to transport it easier from place to place.

I knew the only way I'd truly know it's potential would to let Noah play with it.   Immediately Noah was drawn to the fact that he could visually see it well, and that it was stable enough to allow him use his IPad with more accuracy and intention than he's likely ever had before.  He was also very excited about it.   He thought it was rather wonderful. Noah gives the TabletTable 5 stars, and when it debuts will definitely be something that we will be purchasing for him.

TabletTable will be reasonably priced, which I absolutely love for the special needs community.  It comes with modest cost of $49 for the base and $39 for inserts to hold the adaptive device (IPad or Smartphone) in place. 

I do eventually hope that there might be a model that would accommodate cases without needing to remove them to use it, but it's still a must have piece of adaptive equipment for a child that depends on AAC communication and devices for daily use.  

Click to learn more about TabletTable and register to pre-order yours!


Noah's Miracle by Stacy Warden is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.