COZE MAT: The Next-gen Desktop Mat
We came up with COZE MAT, the one that offers next-gen desk mat experience.
It has everything you need from traditional 2D mat, while activating for all your daily gadgets where they belong, making your desktop a 3D work/life environment.
Normal desk mat got comfortable padding for your hands and gadgets on a flat surface, but have you ever thought of how you react with your own stuff?
With modular design, we can adjust each of the zone to be suitable for multiple purpose according to personal preference.
The palm-rest area is pretty self-explanatory. It offers a natural place to rest both your hands with additional support to your wrists when you scroll around. In case you need a bigger scrolling zone, the top extendable area would also work as a bigger mousepad.
To make sure you won’t feel any gap difference between the top and the bottom transition, we tried different sizes/thickness of the extended mousepad until we get an absolutely smooth experience.
Apart from being a larger mousepad, the swappable zone also comes with three more ingredients on the dish: the POWER STAND, the BOX, and the CLIP. The POWER STAND module offers wireless charging+wearable charging dock+backstand, the BOX works as a gadget container, and the CLIP keeps your memos with magnetic dots.
Most of the time, you sit on your desk with some things at hand, whether its working or studying. They seem to interact with you awkwardly: laptops won’t follow the height of your sight, books won’t help you read with softer neck, and drawing requires more attention to your muscle movements for smooth touch on a total flat surface.
COZE MAT gives a good lift for all of your daily drivers in a flip.
The convertible design hides in a single-flap body, minimizing its existence when you just want a blank space to rest your arms on.
Once it’s opened, you got a steady triangle support for bottom of laptops across the screen size of 12”-17”, two trenches for smaller 10”-13” tablet setups or print works at general sizes, and finally, an anti-slip bottom for everything to hold on firmly when you are actually using them.
Rebuilding your desktop with architecture also means we have to think from the ergonomic perspective, every device must be natural to place, look, and use on the stand at most heights of a desk. We chose a rather wide-angle selection aiming for the best adaptivity. We sit in a motion, that is why the angle should be a motion too, not just static number.
To help extend the supported product line as long as possible, we picked the one size that works under all possible circumstances for you, while keeping the mat size as small as possible.
For laptops with larger size and better specs, ventilation at the bottom is almost inevitable to help cool things down. The device stand on MAT supports them on a super steady tri-angle structure with minimal attachment to the device, the fiber-glass material within takes up kilos of weight for the stand, and anti-slip bottom locks down the device body.
The key size limit for the mat is usually at its width—you might not have such wide table for both sides to work. That is why we made the mat foldable for one or even both sides to fit your personal setup.
With bigger size comes bigger responsibility. We have settled down the big rigs, what about the smaller devices?
Smaller devices in 2020 means two things: thirsty for juice, weak for pose.
They need power—lots of power to stay energized for one-day usage, especially for older models. They also need an accessory to keep them standing when you want to use them during the charging process.
That is why we are also introducing the POWER STAND—the one that not only powers, but also lifts up your phone so that you get to use them correctly while they are recharging. It’s THE THINGS you want when sitting by the desk.
We minimized its size till it fits in the upper zones, created a foldable structure for the best viewing angle on the charge, and fitted it with magnetic bottom so that it would stand firmly for the devices. The maximum of Qi-standard 15W output is capable of fast-charging most phones in the market, while the dedicated wearable charger slot helps your Apple Watch or Android watches to work as a clock when charging via the official chargers.
To make a product for 80% of people, you need to think of 100% of the possibilities. From the initial sketching & paper-plate prototype, we knew the COZE MAT was not only meant to be for digital-only scenario, that is why we optimized the center zone with such a versatile layout.
For electronics, we also know that each device has unique angles that most people would be mostly happy about, that is why the center area not only has a ridge, but also gets two trenches.
And one of the thing that we care about is hand preference. To use it left or right should be your right, both sides got the same layout with the same possibility. You define your ideal layout, and then we lay them all out.
You can also fold both sides off the omni-device stand for minimal space occupation when you don’t need extra paddings but only lift for daily drivers.
Sepia is a brighter color for a lighter mood, while Noir is deeper, more stealthy on any desk. Both colors were finely tuned to be stain/scratch resistant, so that you won’t have to worry about its appearance after months, or even years of using.