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iPad and Surface Tablet Stands — Summer Sales Tips #5

June 27th, 2017 COMMENTS

Built for the Show. Designed to Go.

A few years ago, iPad and Surface Stands were all the rage. And just when you thought they had peaked, they are back with a vengeance.

Microsoft and Apple have transformed the humble tablet into a wannabe laptop with improved hardware and software. There are predictions that iOS 11 will propel the iPad even further in that direction. No company has more solutions for trade shows and events than Classic Exhibits. Choose from over 25 designs, ranging from stands, kiosks, and even lightboxes. All engineered and built to Classic’s legendary quality.

To download the unbranded PDF version for Tablet Stands, click here. To listen to the bonus audio tip, click here.

iPad and Surface Stands and Kiosks

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Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or www.classicexhibits.com.

5 Classic Tips x 5 Days = 25 Insights | Day #1

November 7th, 2016 COMMENTS

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I’m a giver. What can I say? It’s who I am.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d share 25 “Classic Tips and Insights” over the next week. Five per day. Some you may know. Others probably not. I promise to keep them short, sweet, and easily digestible.

Tip #1 — Photo Galleries

Exhibit Design Search has three new photo galleries:  custom, rental, and retail. Why the addition? Distributors asked us to include more customized solutions in their branded EDS websites. For Classic, these display categories are growing fast, like grass in May. Bring um’ on baby! We love these types of projects.

Tip #2 — Graphic Resolution and Drayage Calculators

Have you ever wanted a quick tool to calculate graphic resolution sizes or material handling charges? We have both. When I showed the calculators to a Classic Distributor recently, he hugged me. Now I’m not a hugger. But, I’ll take an “atta boy!” if you like them.

Tip #3 — Projects, Designs, and Rentals Email Addresses

The projects, designs, and rental email addresses are like cilantro. Some folks like it. Others say it tastes like soap. We love them because it allows us to forward your request to right person PDQ. But, we’re not picky. Call us. Send an email to a PM or Designer. OR dance across the keyboard with projects@classicexhibits.com, designs@classicexhibits.com, or rentals@classicexhibits.com.

Tip #4 — ClassicMODUL

Whenever you need MODUL extrusion in full lengths, cut pieces, or basic designs, contact Tom Jones at tjones@classicmodul.com. Tom is the Home Depot of engineered aluminum in ClassicLand. Give him a call or visit the CM website:  www.classicmodul.com. At some point, we should buy him a bright orange smock.

Tip #5 — iPad, Surface, and Other Tablets

Single, double, and quad tablet stands. We have them. Counter mounts. Ones with literature holders. Most with graphic options. All built to withstand trade show, retail, and event abuse.

Available in silver, black, and white. iPad, Surface, Galaxy, and many others.

Now that wasn’t so bad. Same time tomorrow with #6 thru #10.

–Mel White
mel@classicexhibits.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite
https://twitter.com/melmwhite


 

 

 

 

Excellent Surface Pro 3 Review at Forbes.com

December 24th, 2014 COMMENTS

MOD-1334_sur_aEarly on, we predicted that the Microsoft Surface Tablets would have “legs” (Yes, that’s supposed to be a pun). We designed a secure enclosure for the Surface and modified them with each release, including the Surface Pro 3. The enclosures fit most of the iPad stands and come with the patented Swivel Stop feature (portrait to landscape). There are currently over 30 Solutions in Exhibit Design Search.

Last week, I was in an electronics retailer that rhymes with “Vest Tie” and asked a salesperson about sales of the Surface. She showed me the in-store display which was almost empty and said, “We’re nearly sold out, and I’m not sure we have much left in the district.”

If you are unfamiliar with the Microsoft line, here’s a long-term review of the Surface Pro 3 by Ewan Spence at Forbes.com. It’s an excellent summary of its strengths and weaknesses. Like most Classic Distributors, you are undoubtedly being quizzed about tablets by your customers — Apple, Microsoft, and Android. Let us know if you have any questions.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2014/12/20/microsoft-surface-pro-3-review/

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Download the Complete Tablet Solutions Product Brochure (unbranded version).

–Mel White
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite
mel@classicexhibits.com

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Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or www.classicexhibits.com.


 

 

Surface 2 & Surface 2 Pro Stands: Word on the Street — May 5th thru May 9th

May 10th, 2014 COMMENTS
Kevin Carty, VP Classic Exhibits

Kevin Carty, VP Classic Exhibits

Microsoft Surface 2 Stands

Up until now, Classic Exhibits has bet heavily on the iPad tablet. You could say we’ve doubled down a few times. And, we’d be lying if we told you that it hasn’t been successful. It’s been crazy (the loading dock is overflowing with orders) successful.

Now, that’s not to say that we haven’t welcomed Samsung Galaxy, ASUS, and countless other tablets. We have. But, you give the market what the market wants, and it’s been heavily skewed toward iPad tablets in trade shows, events, and retail.

We still believe the iPad will continue to dominate, but Microsoft has made impressive inroads with the Surface line. And corporate America loves Microsoft for lots of logical reasons. Heck, with a few exceptions, we are a Microsoft software-driven company. If you haven’t tried the Surface 2 Pro, then you haven’t seen the next generation of “all the bells and whistles” tablet. With an Intel processor, it runs the full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). It’s impressive.

The Surface dimensions are different from the iPad. This required us to develop a secure enclosure with Surface-specific ports. In addition, it had to work with our patent-pending Swivel Stop mechanism, which seamlessly rotates between portrait and landscape.

MOD-1334_sur_aLastly, we didn’t want to confuse you by introducing another line of stand designs. We’re already the industry leader there. So, we adapted the existing designs, like the MOD-1333 and MOD-1338, to the Surface 2 tablets. Same wire management, same packaging, same graphic accessories, and most importantly, same ClassicMODUL aluminum extrusion quality. We’re still adding more renderings to the Surface line. So if you don’t see exactly what you want, please give us a call.

Whether your client is looking for something to use on the trade show floor, their next corporate event, or in the retail application, they’ll be amazed by the assortment and the quality. This already amazing solution now works for clients of all kinds, whether or not they claim to be connoisseurs of “Apple” flavored Kool-Aid or one of the other great flavors. 🙂

Hope you all are well. Have a great weekend with your families.

And a very special Happy Mother’s Day to the Moms out there! I hope your kids take good care of you on Sunday.

–Kevin
http://twitter.com/kevin_carty
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kevin-carty/3/800/32a

p.s. Finally, Mother’s Day would not be Mother’s Day without a Special Mother’s Day Message from Mr. T.


 

$349 iPad Telescoping Stand with Rolling Travel Case

January 7th, 2014 COMMENTS

Spin. Twist. Bend. Swivel. Exercise? That’s so January 1.

Why buy the P90X or join a gym when the MOD-1365 Telescoping iPad Stand does it all. Turn a knob and spin. Make an adjustment and tilt to your heart’s content. Even do those squats with the adjustable telescoping feature. As a bonus (yes, there’s more!), you can take it with you. The MOD-1365 comes with a travel case with wheels. Best of all . . . It’s on sale at $349. Call today. Seriously. Call today.

$349 iPad Telescoping Stand with Rolling Travel Case

–Mel White
http://www.linkedin.com/in/melmwhite
mel@classicexhibits.com

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Based in Portland, Oregon, Classic Exhibits Inc. designs and manufacturers portable, modular, and custom-hybrid exhibit solutions. Classic Exhibits products are represented by an extensive distributor network in North America and in select International markets. For more information, contact us at 866-652-2100 or www.classicexhibits.com.