Behind the Scenes...How LEVO Came to Be

The story behind LevoStore.com and its inception is one that epitomizes the adage – “opposites attract.” This phrase couldn’t be truer when it comes to Dave and Nan Simon, who have been married for fifteen years and have two children together, Molly and Brock. Dave and Nan created LevoStore.com to bring uniquely patented, hands-free stands for tablets, books, and e-readers to the masses.

Dave is an entrepreneur and inventor who touts that he’s only ever had one job, and that was the four years in which he worked as a bartender while he attended Wayne State University in Detroit. Nan, on the other end of the spectrum, had always worked in the corporate world as an attorney. She grew up in Lakeland and attended Florida State University, before joining the FBI for a five-year stint of chasing bad guys in Chicago. Who would have thought those two backgrounds could ever mesh in a single business?

Their story goes like this:

Dave first harnessed and nurtured his entrepreneurial spirit at the young age of 14. His dream was to have a custom furniture shop, but that quickly evolved into plastics as he encountered a problem he needed to solve - he wanted to build furniture for his pet birds, but they kept chewing through them. His solution was to design a machine that could apply a wood grain texture on PVC pipe.

Initially, Dave created his own machinery and products in his basement before a friend with an injection molding machine shop allowed him to use $50,000 worth of equipment. This auspicious turn of events allowed him to streamline his process and within a year, he had both paid back the cost of the equipment he used and helped to create the Parrot Tower, which was the best-selling bird gym in the United States for many years!

In 1988, he founded the company that would eventually become PetStockRoom which was
A direct-to-consumer Internet and catalog retailer. After Nan left the FBI in 2003 and joined Dave in business full-time, the company quickly grew to fill an 80+ page catalog containing thousands of items. In just the first 40 pages alone, inventions that Dave and Nan had designed were featured. Dave and Nan sold PetStockRoom and its corresponding website in the mid-2000s. But a few years earlier, they had developed a separate invention that would eventually become their bread and butter.

In 1998, The Levo Bookholder Company was formed. Although Dave and Nan felt their book holder was a great invention, PetStockRoom consumed most of their time. When PetStockRoom was sold, they were able to shift their focus to the Levo Company, allowing room for new ideas and inventions to be born. With the introduction of tablets to the marketplace and the rise of tech savvy consumers, they decided to take the book holder and design it to accommodate tablets. Thus, the Levo Brand was born, becoming the first true, hands-free experience that didn't require a desktop to hold one’s tablet hands-free!

Since then, LevoStore.com has designed and developed many life enhancing inventions for individuals of all ages. Their products are used world-wide and have been praised by medical communities, schools, professionals and consumers throughout the world. With their “sky is the limit” attitude, new ideas and inventions are always on the drawing board and they are continually designing cutting-edge solutions to technological advances in our tech savvy world.
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A clear winner.

Much better than the original one that came with my Levō stand. Love my Levō, makes life better.

Page Holder for LEVO Book Platform

Lifesaver!

I am a caregiver for my father, he recently became bed-ridden and unable to use his iPad as he did before. I would stand next to his bed and hold it for him but after a short time my back would hurt very much. This free-standing tablet holder is a wonderful solution! I love it and am tempted to buy one for use in my room.

Sturdy. Fits my Ipad, phone, & small Kindle Oasis. Newly upgraded battery compartment

* Note* This add on cradle now has a battery compartment on the back. You ordered the correct item. If you want, you can put a portable battery charger in so you don’t need to be near an outlet. I thought I received the wrong item. Both Emily and Nan (VP Levo) explained the upgrade. It is so new the website has not been updated. This is now standard, and costs the same as the dual cradle without the compartment, even though it costs more to manufacture. The addition does not change the weight and is otherwise the same. LEVO plans to use this in all stands soon. How cool is that?

I am so pleased to have a cradle like this. I have had the G2 essential stand since 2016. I have used the stand daily, but only for my Ipad. I am temporarily disabled and need to keep my neck straight (think tech neck x 20) while sitting, standing, or lying in bed. In addition, I cannot lift my left arm. I really wanted something to hold my phone and Paperwhite Kindle Oasis. I use to only read ebooks on my Ipad sitting up, as I could not look down at the Kindle. I was told I would never read in bed again. *sob* It was hard to get the bungee cradle to hold my Kindle.

The new cradle saves all this. Now I can use my small Kindle in my chair.

I am now going to purchase the G2 deluxe stand for my bed. I will be able to keep my neck straight, turn the cradle diagonally, and use a long stylus to turn pages with my good arm.

I have bought so many terrible stands for the small devices. Either they wobbled from touching the Kindle to go to the next page, would fall over, or were not tall enough. Amazon has so many fake reviews, that I now check every product on a website that sorts out false reviews.

Sticking with LEVO.

Great Product

Dual Clamp Tablet Cradle for LEVO G2 Tablet Stands was bundled with a Table clamp stand and I'm very happy with it. I had just bought my wife a floor stand with the dual clamp and we both were impressed with the flexibility and ease of use. So I bought a Table Clamp stand for myself to replace another product that was more intrusive for use in bed. Couldn't be happier.