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Mobile dual-display computing is finally a reality with SideCar. Securely attach your tablet to your laptop. It's better together!

"SideCar looks so easy that it’ll probably take you longer to choose your screen-sharing app than to buy and set this up."
"SideCar looks so easy that it’ll probably take you longer to choose your screen-sharing app than to buy and set this up."
"Why haven't I seen this before?"
"Why haven't I seen this before?"
"Tablets are making their way into our daily lives more and more, and [SideCar] is created with the goal of putting them front and center  – or actually, just a little over to one side."
"Tablets are making their way into our daily lives more and more, and [SideCar] is created with the goal of putting them front and center – or actually, just a little over to one side."
"What’s better than having a Macbook and an iPad? Using them side-by-side at the same time."
"What’s better than having a Macbook and an iPad? Using them side-by-side at the same time."
"This simple little piece of silicon can instantly give your mobile workstation a significant boost."
"This simple little piece of silicon can instantly give your mobile workstation a significant boost."

Dual Screen on the Go

It's better together!

Have a tablet and a laptop? Need to be more productive on the go? Then hop on the SideCar and start using your devices together. SideCar™ elegantly and safely links your tablet to your laptop. Use your tablet as an external monitor for that small laptop screen (via third party apps) or simply navigate through your tablet right next to your laptop screen.

Simple and Elegant Patent-Pending Design

Safe and easy to use

Simply slide your tablet and laptop into SideCar. That's it. No messy adhesives or glue, just the magic of SideCar. Durable and environmentally friendly silicone securely holds your precious devices together and protects them from scratches.

Compatible with Apple Products

MacBooks and iPads, meet SideCar

We envision SideCar as the bridge between ALL laptops and tablets, but we're starting out small and testing the market exclusively with Apple products in order to fulfill the pledges of our backers as soon as possible.

SideCar is available in green and black and in two models for different computer sizes: Vintage and Deluxe. Both models support all iPads and iPads mini, including the new iPad Air, except the original iPad. Please read below to ensure that you'll be able to use your SideCar reward with your devices. We'll contact you asking for your device info when we're ready to ship.

  • Vintage: Fits second generation MacBook Pro (2009+) and third generation non-retina display Macbook Pro.
  • Deluxe: Fits third generation retina display MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

Note MacBook Air Users: We recommend you use SideCar only with the iPad mini to avoid overstressing your laptop hinge.

A DJ's Ultimate Gadget

 

Update: iPhone Compatibility

MacBook Pro with dual SideCars holding iPad mini and iPhone 5
MacBook Pro with dual SideCars holding iPad mini and iPhone 5

You wanted it, you got it

iPhone was feeling left out of the SideCar party so we decided to bring it on board (pun intended). Both SideCar models are compatible with the lightweight iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.

The ExoSleeve

Never misplace your iPhone charger again!

As a bonus we're offering premium SideCar backers the chance to own the ExoSleeve before it hits retail. Don't leave your charger naked in public. This fun accessory fits around standard iPhone chargers, personalizing your essential power supply companion so that you always know which charger is yours.

Available in flourecent colors: green, orange, pink, blue and red

Proudly Made in Pennsylvania, USA

A local rubber and plastics manufacturer produces SideCars and Venos manufactures the ExoSleeves in-house. Keeping manufacturing local has the benefits of short lead times and ensures quality control, but most importantly, it boosts the local economy.

Timeline of SideCar's Journey

Featured by Matthew Lesko

Special Thanks to

Baker Institute, Lehigh University Technical Entrepreneurship, SobeCoWorks, Smooth-On, Polytek, Avatron Software and everyone that's hopped on the SideCar since day one.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our main production risk revolves around the mold tooling and initial volume production taking longer than we anticipate to reach our quality standards. We prepared for this by working with local manufacturers where we'll conduct site visits and coordinate in real-time with them every step of the way in order to ensure on-time delivery of a finished quality product.

We will keep you up to date throughout our progress and the status of SideCar's journey from the production plant to your doorstep because you have as much ownership of this project as we do.

FAQ

  • SideCar is currently designed to work with the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air along with every iPad and iPad mini, except the original iPad. However, we are offering a premium and highly limited reward that gets you a customized SideCar to your exact devices’ specifications. In the future we do plan to manufacture universal and PC-compatible SideCars.

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  • SideCar is designed to have a snug and flush fit with case-free devices. Unfortunately devices with cases will not attach correctly to SideCar, and we therefore don’t recommend you try it. We’re working on designing adjustable SideCars that will fit the large selection of cases available in the market. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

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  • Yes, SideCar works with iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.

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