It's an ergonomic Grip, protective Case, and a Snap-On Cover. The smartest way to hold and handle your iPad.
“The Grip Sense iPad case innovatively combines aesthetics, ergonomics and heavy-duty drop protection – it’s the ideal case for the iPad .”
"The Grip Sense for the iPad is elegant, with an innovative design and the best part is the protection it provides when the device is dropped. This is a great case for every day use."
We've been doing lots of interviews from people off the streets to get their unbiased opinions about GRIP|SENSE, check out the video below and please follow our updates, youtube channel, and facebook page.
It's a Grip, it's a Case, it's a Cover.
GRIP|SENSE is great for anyone who owns an iPad and especially useful for parents with young children, professionals in a busy environment, college students, or simply anyone who wishes to use the iPad extensively, comfortably, and with the peace of mind that their valuable device is protected from the unexpected drops. There is really nothing quite like it, GRIP|SENSE is truly special because of its combined capabilities. Please help us raise at least $10,000 so we can make it available for everyone's enjoyment.
The story behind GRIP|SENSE:
Every day we become more and more dependent on the tablet PC. From home to workspace, from schools to outdoors, tablets are becoming an integral part of daily life. The most iconic and ubiquitous tablet of them all is the iPad. It is aesthetically beautiful, remarkably portable, and extremely powerful. However, like anything in life, it has its weaknesses. Due to the large glass that covers its screen, it is very fragile and uncomfortable to hold for extended periods of time.
There are many cases out there that try to resolve these issues: some offer protection at the expense of utility and style, while others offer some extra comfort and nothing more, none really do everything. So when choosing a case for their iPad most people must sacrifice something somewhere or just choose no case at all. Every avid iPad user has faced this dilemma, so did Michael Burridge, an award winning industrial designer who has a tendency to think outside of the box and find solutions to problems.
After many hours of reading, doing research, and typing emails, his hands were getting tired and cramped. He carefully examined his palms holding the iPad and said to himself: "What does this need? —What is missing between my palms and the iPad?" So he immediately jumped on his computer and started doing what he does best, designing to resolve problems of every day life.
Michael designed an ingeniously simple gripping contour that bridged the space between the iPad and the palms with a softer, more comfortable material than the hard metal and glass — a new, ergonomic interface that distributes the grip surface over a larger area. — A surface that feels comfortable and secure even with one hand.
The iPad is rather heavy and GRIP|SENSE distributes the weight with more contact with your hands, thus giving you a balanced and natural way to hold it.
Michael's invention turned out to be much more than just a better way to hold the iPad. He realized that even with a great grip on the device, the unforeseen drops will happen no matter what, which in turn could crack the fragile glass of the iPad. That's when he began to alter the shape of GRIP|SENSE to cover the weakest spots of the expensive tablet, to protect it from all types of accidental impacts.
Once he finished perfecting the design, it was time to test and see if GRIP|SENSE lives up to the promise. We immediately began searching for the best material to do the job and a factory that would meet our high standards. We chose TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) material for our final prototype and it proved itself in every kind of drop imaginable.
The patent-pending bumpers in unison with the flexible TPU material protected the iPad from drops on any side, at every angle, and onto the hardest surfaces — at heights of up to 5 feet. We obviously don't recommend you dropping your device with GRIP|SENSE on and can't financially guarantee any results, but by watching our Drop Test video below we hope that you'll be convinced to trust GRIP|SENSE in protecting your iPad.
To make sure that you don't feel that this test and its result are biased in any way, shape, or form, we will soon be posting a short clip of random people doing this in a public environment. If you live anywhere in Southern California (or willing to travel from afar) and would like to do your own video test, by all means get in touch with us and come by. We'll even let you use our own iPads for the test.
It's nice to know that you're protected from unpleasant surprises in life and this is where GRIP|SENSE case excels above others.
To make GRIP|SENSE a complete package, we decided that there should also be a Snap-On cover to protect the screen when not in use. So we asked Michael to design one that would be light weight and match the beautiful contour of the bumpers.
We decided to go with lightweight PC (Polycarbonate) material to fulfill our demand. The final prototype of the Snap-On Cover came out to look very clean, sturdy, and lightweight. It covers the screen perfectly, while at the same time leaves access to the power button, headphone and charge ports.
Together, the case and the cover, make an all around most practical, protective, and elegant case for the iPad.
To make it appealing for every taste, we decided to make it in six different colors: Blue, Pink, Yellow, Black, White, and our Flagship Industrial Grey.
Here are the most vibrant of the six:
We hope you will find a color that suits your taste. Please let us know if we have missed your favorite color. We will try to add it to our selection.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
At this time we have everything lined up to begin mass production of the revolutionary GRIP|SENSE Case and Cover. We have completed all of the industrial design, opened tooling, reviewed production samples, filed our design patents to secure the Patent Pending, and developed corporate ID, website and packaging. Our KickStarter campaign will be used to launch this product into full production.
With proceeds from this campaign, we will produce our first production run to fill all of the KickStarter orders and seed the market with our product. With your help we will enter the market online, explore the right retail relationships and eventually sell worldwide.
Check out different pledge levels on the right, there are awesome rewards with each pledge level. You can even get your own GRIP|SENSE Case and Cover by as early as October if you pledge as low as $29 (early bird special limited to the first 1000 pledges).
We sure hope that you're excited about GRIP|SENSE concept as much as we are. Please share this with all of your friends and pledge as much as you can to KickStart our project and to bring a better future for the iPad.
Eventually, we plan on making GRIP|SENSE available for other tablets and also introducing a series of innovative and cool products under Got Sense (www.GotSense.com) brand. Our goal is to use our collective experience, expertise, and growing presence in the industry to ease the lives of many through many revolutionary and sensible product designs and development (we already have a couple ideas for the close future). Your help now will go a long way toward our goal!
Don't forget to like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GripSense and bookmark our upcoming website: www.GripSense.com. Feel free to ask us any questions, we will do our best to respond in a timely fashion.
Thank you very much for your time and support!
P.S. If you do reviews of products and have a YouTube channel or website with large audience, drop us a line and we'll send you a free GRIP|SENSE Case and Cover so you can do your own independent test and review.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 15, 2012.
Jul 16, 2012 - Aug 15, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Become a Supporter - Don’t have an iPad and love the GRIP|SENSE concept? This is the pledge level for you! We will use this money to Kick Start the forthcoming research and development of GRIP|SENSE for other tablets. As a thank you for your generous contribution, you will be included in the exclusive mailing list of our development team. This way you'll be one of the first to know about our new products and be able to reply with comments or suggestions. Thanks for supporting the future of tablet case innovation. [Add $15 if you want a stylish GRIP|SENSE branded T-Shirt or $30 if it will be shipped internationally]Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $29 or more
23 backers Limited (977 of 1000 left)
Early Birds - Help us Kick Start our project and we'll send you GRIP|SENSE Case and Cover in our Flagship Industrial Grey color. This package will retail for $50 when it goes on sale nationwide. [USA shipping included, add $10 for Canada or $20 for international] This pledge level is limited to the first 1000. If this gets sold out, you can still get this color in the next pledge level.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $35 or more
17 backers Limited (25983 of 26000 left)
Full Experience - For $35 you will get GRIP|SENSE Case and Cover in your choice of six colors (Black, White, Blue, Pink, Yellow or Industrial Grey). This package will retail for $50 when it goes on sale nationwide. [USA shipping included, add $10 for Canada or $20 for international]Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
2 backers Limited (998 of 1000 left)
GRIP|SENSE Advocate - If you contribute $50 or more, you’ll get GRIP|SENSE Case and Cover in a variety of colors that’s listed above plus a stylish GRIP|SENSE branded T-Shirt, so you can display your support for the GRIP|SENSE innovation. In addition, you will be included in the exclusive mailing list of our development team, so you'll be one of the first to know about our upcoming products. [USA shipping included, add $15 for Canada or $30 for international]Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $75 or more
1 backer Limited (499 of 500 left)
Clear Experiment - At this level you will get a one of a kind clear edition of GRIP|SENSE Case and Cover. If this will sells out, we will add the “Clear” color to our product line, this way your contribution will significantly change the GRIP|SENSE future. [USA shipping included, add $10 for Canada or $20 for international] Supply is limited to only 500 units and may never be reproduced later, so get one while you can.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
0 backers Limited (500 of 500 left)
Family Pack - Get 3 GRIP|SENSE Sets in your choice of six colors (Black, White, Blue, Pink, Yellow or Industrial Grey). [USA shipping included, add $20 for Canada or $40 for international]Estimated delivery: Oct 2012