ARTSi delivers a realistic painting experience on your iPad 2 or New iPad. Anywhere. Anytime.
The Gadgeteer - "Because it can be hard to hold your iPad one-handed while you sketch."
Fingerpainted.it - "...it's a curious thing."
Geekazine - "It's pretty ingenious.....Sometimes we want to have that feeling like we’re Bob Ross painting a waterfall on a mountain. What better way to do that than with the ARTSi."
Wet Paint Artist Supply - "We have a locally creative invention here..."
Painting on the iPad is a True Joy
The ARTSi case is designed to complete the iPad painting experience. There are a lot of great apps and hardware for painting and sketching on the iPad. However, it's not always convenient to hold the iPad with one hand and paint with the other. We've created a case that makes it fun and easy to paint and sketch on the iPad in a way that is recognized by almost every artist.
Create Where You Are Creative
Inspiration is everywhere. That's why we've designed the ARTSi case to go with you wherever you are. It's designed to give you the convenience of your current case AND give you a traditional way to paint and sketch on your iPad.
The ARTSi doubles as a frame or stand and is great for displaying your iPad artwork on your desk or bookshelf.
We appreciate our backers. We want to help you create some of your best work on the iPad. We'll do our best to take creative input from our backers into consideration just before we cut tooling this fall.
Kickstart Us into Production
I had an idea for a product that I thought would help artists be more creative. Early reactions to the ARTSi case have been great! We have been getting the "Where can I get one?" question. Your pledge will help bring the ARTSi case to market.
If our Kickstarter campaign is successful, here is a very high level view of how we will spend the time and YOUR pledge to deliver your ARTSi as soon as possible.
Final Development - September 2012
During our Kickstarter campaign we anticipate our backers will see things that we haven't with the initial prototype. Ideas like a holder for your favorite stylus/brush, ergonomic curves, etc. have already come in. We will work very closely with our engineering supplier in Los Angeles, CA to incorporate backer feedback and freeze the design, without compromising the spirit of the ARTSi, just before we order tooling.
Tooling - October 2012 through November 2012
In October 2012, our tooling supplier will go to work to produce the mold required to make the ARTSi case. Our ISO 9001 tooling and injection molding supplier is one of the best in the business. Our tooling and molding supplier has a long line of success, having produced tooling and injection molded components for companies such as VW, BMW, Black and Decker and Toro. The tooling will be manufactured overseas with complete onsite project management.
Injection Molding - December 2012
After tooling is completed our Tooling supplier will also produce the injection molded ARTSi cases for our backers in one of their overseas factories.
Shipping - January 2013
After cases are molded they will be shipped and imported to the United States for distribution to our backers!
Deliver ARTSi to Backers! - February 2013
We will start shipping the ARTSi case to our backers from our distribution facility located in Phoenix, Arizona.
With your support we are targeting to have the ARTSi case in your hands by early February or sooner. I hope that you are excited to continue painting and creating on your iPad in a whole new way.
The ARTSi is compatible with the iPad 2 and New iPad.
Yes. It is easy to take the iPad in and out of the ARTSi because sometimes you need a break from painting and sketching on the iPad.
Yes, you will still have access to all ports and buttons on your iPad with the ARTSi installed.
Yes. Even when your iPad is in the ARTSi it will still fit in most bags, backpacks, messenger bags, laptop bags, etc.
pledged of $53,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 30, 2012.
Jul 11, 2012 - Aug 30, 2012 (50 days)
Pledge $1 or more
6 backers Limited (44 of 50 left)
PAY WHAT YOU WISH. What is a fun, artistic, well-designed case worth to you? Every backer will receive an ARTSi in their choice of classic white or black, regardless of their contribution, so long as we reach the funding goal. The ARTSi will ultimately retail for $40. The cost of shipping should be included in your pledge, whatever you think is fair. We will ship worldwide.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $35 or more
A classic white or black ARTSi. (Add $20 for International Shipping)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $70 or more
TWO classic white or black ARTSis. Keep one - give one to a friend. (Add $20 for International Shipping)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $100 or more
SIGNATURE PACKAGE #1: ONE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE "Crispin" green ARTSi AND ONE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE "Clear" ARTSi to style according to your taste. (Add $25 for International Shipping)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $135 or more
SIGNATURE PACKAGE #2: ONE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE "Crispin" green ARTSi AND ONE KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE "Clear" ARTSi to style according to your taste AND TWO KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE carrying bags AND TWO ARTSi desktop "easel" stands for holding your ARTSi and displaying your iPad artwork. (Add $25 for International Shipping)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,250 or more
DISTRIBUTOR PACK: 50 ARTSis in your choice of classic white or black. (U.S. and International shipping calculated based on location).Estimated delivery: Feb 2013