The impetus for the Manatee project was practical – we were using our iPad in bed and our arms got tired from holding it. It was hard to use, and that was the first step in developing Manatee. First we made test products and then took them home and tested them to see how using them felt in real life. After doing that many times, we finally created a product that we felt was good enough to share with all of you. That’s Manatee! Manatee: The stand for iPad using in bed and sofa. by Realize Inc.