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Bluelounge: Kickflip

Contributions:

  • System Architecture
  • Detail Design

In designing the Kickflip, Bluelounge solved a problem of laptop ergonomics, with an integrated, compact design that maintains portability. Pump worked with Bluelounge and their manufactures to develop an over center mechanism which provides two definitive positions (flat against the computer and pivoted open).

The toughest constraint was designing a mechanism to fit within the slim profile while also providing enough preload to keep the rotating foot pressed firmly against the bottom of the computer. The internal complexity is far from evident to the user, mission accomplished.