A college students design to effectively create a way to make use of a light switch cover!
Hello World! Thank you for checking out my project!
What is this?
The Magnetic Light Switch Cover is a standard size switch cover with an added delightful and useful surprise. This product simultaneously allows you to turn your lights on and provide obvious storage for keys or tools. Once it is time to leave, you can grab your keys/tools and you always remember to shut your lights back off.
What does it do?
Each of these durable switch covers have high-strength rare earth magnets incorporated into the back of the plate. The magnets incorporated into these switch covers are attracted to metals which are in the make-up of the keyring on your keys. You are able to easily install this switch cover in place of your existing cover and it is able to hold your keys in place until you need them! Pretty cool huh?!
Who am I?
As I stated in the video above, I am a 21 year old college student at Philadelphia University studying Industrial Design. I thought of this idea in my sophomore year at school while I was brainstorming new products. Needless to say, I didn't sleep much that night, but now the product finally has a chance to be produced and brought to the masses!
How you can help...
With the funding from this Kickstarter it is my goal to gain the attention of a manufacturer and prove that there is a market for this product. With your help and support I plan to do just that. You can help make this product a success by pledging as much as you wish and receiving rewards listed to the right. Pledges as low as $1 can seriously help and better the chance at finding a company to pick this up!
Remember that on Kickstarter, if we do not reach the $10,000 goal, then I will receive NONE of the funds! We have to spread the word and get this everywhere!
Follow on Twitter @MagneticCover for the latest updates and buzz about the campaign!
As soon as I launched this product on my website, it gained a lot of great press. With that press came thousands of orders for Magnetic Light Switch Covers. Here are just a few of the articles written about the product:
- Andrew Kelsall
Specifics and details:
This product is Patent Pending.
Custom switches include: Any double, tripple, or quadruple toggle switch cover. Colors include, but are not limited to, white, ivory, black, orange, dark blue, lime green, and red. If you have another color in mind or want to match it to a certain pallet, that is no problem.
You can see a picture of a few custom made switch covers as well as the postcards here: http://www.jakefrey.com/kickstarter-rewards.html
Every cover has magnets in them. Standard, single switch covers have 2. Double switches have 3, and so on.
The magnets inside of the cover do not affect the current of your electricity whatsoever, and for those of you who carry USB Flashdrives or memory sticks, these magnets will not affect them in any way. Only electromagnets can alter devices like these.
If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask. I respond quickly!
Thank you very much for viewing my Kickstarter and I hope that you can pledge!
Can you make a 3 switch light cover? The pictures only show 1 and 2. Also, what about decora switches? Great idea! KevinHey Kevin, Good questions. First off, yes we can make 2, 3, 4, or 5 switched light switch covers and they all fall under the category of Custom covers ($30 pledge). Decora plates are tricky. We made a lot of prototypes to get a solid magnetic decora model but it just doesn't work well enough. The limited space on the decora plate can only allow very small magnets to be installed, which in turn dont hold high weights of keys. The standard model that we have is THE BEST and we are very proud of its abilities. Thanks!
Hey Mike, Unfortunately the rocker switch prototypes don't work well enough to be published. We are still trying to figure out a solid design for it so it is not available for the time being. Sorry, as alternative I've had people switch out their rocker switch with a toggle switch to fit this cover. You can get toggle switches at any hardware store for a few dollars. Thank you!
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 23, 2011.
Nov 19, 2011 - Dec 23, 2011
Pledge $1 or more
10 backers Limited (390 of 400 left)
Receive a Magnetic Switch Cover postcard with a personalized message thanking you for your help!Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $12 or more
Receive 1 Standard sized Magnetic Switch Cover in white with mounting screws and a heavy-duty key ring! Please add $2 for shipping in the US and $3 internationalEstimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Receive your choice of either 2 Standard white covers, or 1 Classic red and silver Magnetic Switch Cover! All mounting screws and key ring(s) included. Please add $2 for shipping in the US and $3 internationalEstimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $30 or more
Receive your choice of either 2 Classic red and silver Magnetic Switch Covers, or 1 Custom made Magnetic Switch Cover of any size or color! All mounting screws and key rings included. Please add $2 for shipping in the US and $3 internationalEstimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Grab bag! Receive any 3 Magnetic Switch Covers of your choice! All mounting screws and key rings included. Please add $4 for shipping in the US and $5 internationalEstimated delivery: Jan 2012
Pledge $100 or more
You're amazing! Receive any 7 Magnetic Switch Covers of your choice! All mounting screws and key rings included. Please add $8 for shipping in the US and $10 internationalEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $300 or more
I could kiss you right now! You'll receive any 25 Magnetic Switch Covers of your choice! All mounting screws and key rings included. Please add $12 for shipping in the US and $15 internationalEstimated delivery: Feb 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
0 backers Limited (5 of 5 left)
Official supporter. With your pledge you will be named on the design and be written in design history forever. The product will read "Designed by Jake Frey and Supported by __Your Name__." You will be named as not only a venturing design supporter for you or your company, but will be an official backer for a young designers dream.Estimated delivery: Jan 2012