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Trying to fit a laptop, a cell phone and a glass of wine onto the aircraft tray table can be difficult for passengers, especially in economy class.

The so-called SmartTray X1, which debuted at the recent APEX EXPO in Long Beach, features built-in grooves for holding travellers’ PEDs, whilst the SmartTray X2 “tray in a tray” tray table allows travellers to watch content on tablets sealed within the tray table; the unique design permits viewing with the tray table up or down. At the same time, a battery installed inside the tray table powers the tablets. Content can be pre-loaded or Wi-Fi streamed.