The Thinket is a patented stress-relief device invented by David Weinstock, the founder and owner of Thinket.com, Mindspan Labs, and ChessMate.com.
David has created and developed numerous versions of the Thinket since 2009, launching and fulfilling two successful Kickstarter projects aimed at the continuous evolution of this device ("The Thinket" in 2013 and "The Thinket Too" in 2014).
While David's been working since behind the scenes since 2015 preparing for the eventual launch of his KS project ("Deep Thinket"), he's currently getting ready to launch an interim Kickstarter project -- integral to the evolution of the Thinket -- called "The Thinket NOW!"
David is also the creator of the ChessMate brand of Pocket & Travel Chess Sets, which have been sold around the world since 1993, and are available for purchase (and featured here on Thinket.com) from a special collection of his most current ChessMate Pocket & Travel sets.
Mindspan Labs is based in the greater Seattle area, in Bothell, WA USA.