When thinking about which airline to fly price, comfort, and duration typically come to mind. In-flight passenger trays however are not typically amongst this list. Airline trays seem like a minor part of the in-flight experience, but some airlines are looking to make a big change by introducing trays with built in tablets.
A company called SmartTray International recently began developing in-flight trays with tablets built into them. Say goodbye to straining your neck to see the nearest TV monitor and hello to your own personal screen!
The company has developed a few different options - one has a groove which works as a stand for the tablet and a second version clips the tablet into the tray. The third option would replace the back of the seat in front of you with a tablet. With all of these options the airline is able to program each screen to display safety info or play movies during the flight.
SmartTray International hopes to launch their new technology by next year, so having your own airline tablet may be just around the corner!
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