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The world’s most versatile smartphone holder with a future-proofed design. Adapts to everyday activities and enhances user experience.
The world’s most versatile smartphone holder with a future-proofed design. Adapts to everyday activities and enhances user experience.
The world’s most versatile smartphone holder with a future-proofed design. Adapts to everyday activities and enhances user experience.
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KlipAL® Modular | Future-Proofed | Metal Smartphone Holder

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A minimalist yet ultra-practical tool, KlipAL is a modular, multi-functional smartphone holder that combines quality and versatility. It is designed with everyone in mind by integrating universal fitment and future-proofed features. The design philosophy is to deliver exceptional adjustability to adapt to everyday activities and enhance user experience. Our vision is to create The Ultimate Smartphone Companion, serving as your forever companion.

Applications
Applications

The ironic situation is that smartphones are getting more powerful and integrating more functions, but smartphone accessories have not evolved and are typically single-purpose gadgets. This requires consumers to be spending money on multiple gadgets to work with different applications. Some of the common problems that we encounter regularly are illustrated below.

KlipAL is a modular and multi-functional smartphone holder with a premium aluminium body. It is designed with a universal fitment, making it compatible with almost every phone on the market, covering every make and model. Essentially, KlipAL works with phone sizes ranging from iPhone 5 to iPhone 8+ and more.

KlipAL has exceptional adjustability to adapt to everyday activities and enhance user experience. Its integrated slot system and modular attachments complement each other intimately to provide comprehensive application in docking, browsing, photography, entertainment, in-car, gaming, tablet and communication.

With its spring-loaded clamping mechanism, it allows user to make endless positioning and tilt angle adjustments to enhance user comfort. Not to mention, interchanging between devices and sharing KlipAL with family and friends couldn't get any easier.

No more compromises. Only attach it when you want it, where you want it and how you want it. The detachable solution that's always ready to serve.

Hi everyone. My name is Shawn Loo and thank you very much for taking the time to visit my Kickstarter campaign. Today, I am extremely excited to share my invention with you, KlipAL ~ The Ultimate Smartphone Companion.

The idea first came to me when I had a painful experience with my smartphone. Being someone who has the habit of using the smartphone whilst lying on the bed, I was unfortunate to have the phone fall flat on my face after losing grip of my phone whilst attempting a swipe action. Following the incident, I started searching for a gadget that would give me additional handheld support. There are a few products on the market, but I am not too convinced by the typical adhesive tape solution. Without any luck in finding a suitable product on the market, I decided to take up the challenge and design one that will suit my requirements, and that's how KlipAL was born.

My design philosophy is quite straightforward: Universal, Quality and Versatile. I strongly believe that this is the perfect formula to create a long lasting product that provides the best value for the user. Like most people, I tend to change my smartphone every couple of years. A universal design will allow KlipAL to be relevant for many years to come. The use of Aluminium material will ensure that KlipAL can endure constant, long term use. Finally, and most importantly, I wanted KlipAL to be highly versatile and perform multiple functions effectively. After many months of development, pages of sketches, hours of researching, countless prototypes, numerous challenges and design iterations, I finally have a product that I am proud of and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.

Making KlipAL available to everyone is not far from reality. In order to ensure that the final product is up to my high standards and unforeseen manufacturing technical challenges are ironed out as early as possible, I have already invested considerable amount of money to produce the tooling required for KlipAL and secure a robust relationship with my suppliers. The only missing piece to complete this puzzle now is to gather sufficient interest so that mass production is feasible and KlipAL can be offered to all backers at amazing value. Every single piece will be super special as they will be hand-assembled and packaged by myself.

It will be the longest 32 days for me and I hope to see all you backers on the other side.

Thanks so much,

Shawn

The ring attachment will adapt to majority of the air-con vents with its versatile design. You have the option to use the slot within the ring to grip onto the vent bars. Alternatively, you can rely on the slight compressibility of the ring to fit snugly into the gap between the vent bars. For other less than ideal vents, it is best to use the tripod adapter (included in the package) in conjunction with a windscreen suction mount (to be sourced separately).

In portrait orientation, the design utilises frictional force to maintain the body in position. When using the ring attachment, use both rings to generate the necessary frictional force. For total security, especially when used in a vibrating in-car environment, apply a thin layer of Blu-Tack to the inside face of the ring base/ tripod adapter.

KlipAL will fit tablets with a width between 124mm and 165mm. As a guide, KlipAL is compatible with 7.9" to 9.0" tablets, which include Hudl 2, iPad Mini series, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 series and Nexus 9.

Use both rings to provide optimal support.

Note: Due to the weight of tablets, we can only recommend using KlipAL for docking and balancing purposes. Please do not use it in an upside-down position.

Steering Mode Video
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Our vision is to create a timeless gadget that will serve as a forever companion. 

Stopping at a multi-functional design just wasn't good enough and we wanted to ensure that KlipAL is adaptable to future applications. The integrated slot system and the modular design are the primary features in achieving our vision. Additionally, most components are linked together with simple standard screw fasteners, allowing new components to be substituted effortlessly in the future.

We are keen to expand our range of components to cater for specific needs, so be sure to let us know your feedback and desire. For the more enthusiastic individuals, we are always happy to assist in designing DIY 3D printed components.

The possibilities are only limited by our imaginations.

3D Printed Functional Components
3D Printed Functional Components
Minimalist Silver with nickel accent
Minimalist Silver with nickel accent
Utilitarian Black with black nickel accent
Utilitarian Black with black nickel accent
Versatile Grey with black nickel accent
Versatile Grey with black nickel accent
Elegant Gold with nickel accent
Elegant Gold with nickel accent

Note: All colours will be complemented by Battleship Grey attachments.

KlipAL and Component Dimensions
KlipAL and Component Dimensions

The Materials

  • Anodised aluminium body
  • Nickel plated aluminium ends
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) ancillaries for optimum strength, flexibility and durability
Reward Table
Reward Table
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
  • 1 × Limited Edition Aluminium Card
  • 1 × Aluminium Smartphone Holder
  • 2 × Ring Attachment
  • 1 × Tripod Adapter 

The anodised aluminium body provides not only the core strength and durability, but also an elegant and versatile material for the creative minds. Personalising KlipAL is simple with laser engraving and there are endless opportunities to make one extra special. From personalised wedding gifts to corporate branding to custom designs, you can count on the end product to look amazing. 

Get in touch if you have any special request. 

Wedding Gift
Wedding Gift
Custom Design
Custom Design
Corporate Branding
Corporate Branding

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Attaching KlipAL

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Step 1 – Use your fingers to pinch one end of KlipAL®  

Step 2 – Holding your phone with the other hand, use your phone to push the other end of KlipAL® to extend  

Step 3 – Position your phone within KlipAL®  

Step 4 – Controlling your ‘pinching’ hand, allow KlipAL® to retract slowly to grip onto your phone  

Detaching KlipAL

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Step 1 – Use your fingers to pinch one end of KlipAL®  

Step 2 – Holding your phone with the other hand, use your phone to push the other end of KlipAL® to extend  

Step 3 – Tilt your phone out of KlipAL®  

Step 4 – Controlling your ‘pinching’ hand, allow KlipAL® to retract slowly to original position and your phone can be removed  

Attaching Ring to KlipAL

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Step 1 – Position one side of the protrusion accurately into the side slot  

Step 2 – Flexing the ring base slightly, push the other protrusion into the other side slot  

Step 3 – Check to make sure that both protrusions sit nicely within the slots 

Step 4 – Slide the ring base along KlipAL® to the desired position  

Detaching Ring from KlipAL

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Step 1 – Place your fingernail in the small gap on the ring base  

Step 2 – Flexing the ring base slightly, remove one side of the protrusion out from the side slot  

Step 3 – When one side is out from the side slot, the whole ring attachment can be removed  

Attaching Tripod Adapter to KlipAL

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Step 1 – Position the protrusion on the square side into the side slot  

Step 2 – Flexing the angled side slightly, push the other protrusion into the other side slot  

Step 3 – Check to make sure that both protrusions sit nicely within the slots

Step 4 – Slide the tripod adapter along KlipAL® to the desired position  

Detaching Tripod Adapter from KlipAL

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Step 1 – Place your fingernail in the small gap located on the angled side  

Step 2 – Flexing the angled side slightly, remove the protrusion out from the side slot  

Step 3 – When one side is out from the side slot, the whole tripod adapter can be removed

Risks and challenges

Risks:
With this project, I have taken various precautions to reduce the project risk to an absolute minimum. They include:
- countless prototypes to establish the best material and specification
- sample run to iron out quality and manufacturing issues as early as possible
- maintain solid communication with all my chosen suppliers

Challenges:
As the complete product is made up of multiple components from different suppliers, every component will arrive at my doorstep at different times and assembly can only commence once I have received all the components.

Being a realistic person, I am forecasting that this Kickstarter campaign will end very similar to my funding goal. In the event where this project is more successful than anticipated with overwhelming support, it is reasonable to foresee that it will take me longer to deliver the product to some backers. If this does happen, I hope every backer can be understanding and be patient as I have no intention to rush through the assembly process and compromise the final product.

Should any unforeseen issues arise, I will assure you that I will handle them with the utmost transparency and will keep you informed no matter the situation.

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    Anodised Aluminium Business Card

    1 x Anodised Aluminium Business Card

    Not ready for the full package? With this option, you will receive a ~KlipAL~ branded aluminium business card in the same anodised finish as the main product. The colour choices are Utilitarian Black, Minimalist Silver, Versatile Grey and Elegant Gold.

    The card measures 85.6mm x 54mm x 1mm.

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Early Bird Special 1 x KlipAL

    Early Bird Special!! Save £15 (43%) off the planned £35 RRP.

    1 x KlipAL @ £20/unit = £20

    Get on board as an early backer and you will receive one ~KlipAL~ at this special rate!!

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Valentine's Special 1 x KlipAL

    Valentine's Special!!

    1 x KlipAL @ £22/unit = £22

    In conjunction with Valentine's Day and for 5 days only, plan ahead and sort out next year's Valentine's gift by getting this very special reward.

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Final Week Special 1 x KlipAL

    Final Week Special!!

    1 x KlipAL @ £25/unit = £25

    To coincide with the start of a new month and to end the campaign in a bang, we have added this special reward to run until the end of the campaign.

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Kickstarter Special 1 x KlipAL

    Kickstarter Special!!

    1 x KlipAL @ £30/unit = £30

    Be one of the early adopters and get yourself one ~KlipAL~ before it takes the world by storm.

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Multi-buy Special 2 x KlipAL

    Multi-buy Special!!

    2 x KlipAL (any choice of colours) @ £28/unit = £56

    Why not share this revolutionary design with your special one and get two ~KlipAL~

    This is GREAT Value for backers from outside the UK as a result of the more competitive shipping cost.

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Multi-buy Special 4 x KlipAL

    Multi-buy Special!!

    4 x KlipAL (any choice of colours) @ £25/unit = £100

    Why not gather all the different colour options? Get four ~KlipAL~

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Multi-buy Special 8 x KlipAL

    Multi-buy Special!!

    8 x KlipAL (any choice of colours) @ £25/unit = £200

    Why not gather all your family and friends to pledge together and save on shipping?

    You can select any of the four colours: Black, Silver, Grey, Gold. A survey will be sent out at the end of campaign for you to confirm your colour choice.

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    Corporate Branding Opportunity

    Make an impression by using KlipAL as your marketing / corporate gifts. On top of having your company logo on the outside face of the aluminium body, you will enjoy the following:

    - Personal delivery of the package to your office
    - Private demonstration of all the various applications

    Note: This reward is only applicable to backers from UK. Please email us to discuss possibilities before pledging.

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Funding period

- (32 days)