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About this project

Applications
Applications

  

 

KlipAL is a universal and ultra-versatile smartphone holder designed with everyone in mind. Combining its elegant form and premium aluminium body, there are no better ways to complement its unparalleled functionality.

KlipAL has exceptional adjustability to adapt to everyone’s daily activities and enhance their user experience. It will be the only smartphone accessory that you will ever need, your forever smartphone companion.

 

Premium aluminium construction - Seamless body, brushed metal, anodised finish and unique colours for outstanding elegance and durability.
Premium aluminium construction - Seamless body, brushed metal, anodised finish and unique colours for outstanding elegance and durability.

 

Designed with everyone in mind - Universal design to suit a wide variety of phones ranging from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 Plus and more. Pleasantly compatible with the Samsung Edge series too.
Designed with everyone in mind - Universal design to suit a wide variety of phones ranging from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 Plus and more. Pleasantly compatible with the Samsung Edge series too.

 

Multi-function ring attachment - A ring that’s more than meets the eye. Its purpose may appear to provide additional handheld support, but be amazed at its application in docking, photography, in-car solution and even gaming.
Multi-function ring attachment - A ring that’s more than meets the eye. Its purpose may appear to provide additional handheld support, but be amazed at its application in docking, photography, in-car solution and even gaming.

 

Multi-position ¼" UNC tripod adapter - For use with tripod and windscreen suction mount. Three ¼" UNC inserts strategically placed at various angles to cater for all imaginable orientations.
Multi-position ¼" UNC tripod adapter - For use with tripod and windscreen suction mount. Three ¼" UNC inserts strategically placed at various angles to cater for all imaginable orientations.

 

Slim compact profile - Perfectly weighted for that solid luxurious feel, yet small enough to carry everywhere. More importantly, no worries with the central camera either.
Slim compact profile - Perfectly weighted for that solid luxurious feel, yet small enough to carry everywhere. More importantly, no worries with the central camera either.

 

Adjustment in a breeze - Truly detachable for that limitless adjustability, allowing infinite tilt angles to optimise user comfort and posture.
Adjustment in a breeze - Truly detachable for that limitless adjustability, allowing infinite tilt angles to optimise user comfort and posture.

 

Unparalleled compatibility - Don’t have a smooth flat surface for the adhesive sticker gadget? KlipAL® works flawlessly with your curved back phone and that fancy textured case.
Unparalleled compatibility - Don’t have a smooth flat surface for the adhesive sticker gadget? KlipAL® works flawlessly with your curved back phone and that fancy textured case.

 

Innovative slot system - Integrated future-proofing feature ensures that KlipAL® can serve as your forever companion. New adapters can be designed to complement any desired application.
Innovative slot system - Integrated future-proofing feature ensures that KlipAL® can serve as your forever companion. New adapters can be designed to complement any desired application.

 

Hi. My name is Shawn Loo and thank you very much for taking the time to visit my first ever Kickstarter campaign. Today, I am extremely excited to share 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 smartphone accessory 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 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.

It will be the longest 39 days for me and I hope to see all you backers on the other side.

Thanks so much,

Shawn

 

Low Angle Desk Calculator
Low Angle Desk Calculator

 

High Angle Desktop Planner
High Angle Desktop Planner

 

Landscape Mode Table Stand
Landscape Mode Table Stand

 

Bedside Table Clock
Bedside Table Clock

 

Recipe Book Holder
Recipe Book Holder

 

 

Slip-free Browsing
Slip-free Browsing

 

One-handed Grip-free Browsing
One-handed Grip-free Browsing

 

One-handed Swipe Browsing
One-handed Swipe Browsing

 

Fall-free Upside Down Support
Fall-free Upside Down Support

 

Additional Handheld Support
Additional Handheld Support

 

Other Handheld Mode
Other Handheld Mode

 

 

Attachment to Tripod
Attachment to Tripod

 

Group Photo Temporary Camera Stand
Group Photo Temporary Camera Stand

 

Portrait Mode Selfie Assistant
Portrait Mode Selfie Assistant

 

Landscape Mode Selfie Assistant
Landscape Mode Selfie Assistant

 

 

Sat Nav Landscape Air Vent Mode
Sat Nav Landscape Air Vent Mode

 

Phone Holder Portrait Air Vent Mode
Phone Holder Portrait Air Vent Mode

 

Air Vent Mode Ring Fitting Securely into Gap between Vent Bars
Air Vent Mode Ring Fitting Securely into Gap between Vent Bars

 

Air Vent Mode Ring Slot Gripping onto Vent Bars
Air Vent Mode Ring Slot Gripping onto Vent Bars

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 window suction mount (to be sourced separately).

The design utilises frictional force to maintain the body in position whilst in portrait mode. 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.

Dash Cam Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter
Dash Cam Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter

 

Dash Cam Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter
Dash Cam Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter

 

Landscape Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter
Landscape Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter

  

Portrait Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter
Portrait Mode Used with Suction Mount and Tripod Adapter

 

 

 

 

High Angle Video Watching Table Stand
High Angle Video Watching Table Stand

 

Low Angle Video Watching Table Stand
Low Angle Video Watching Table Stand

 

Grip-free Support Video Watching
Grip-free Support Video Watching

 

Palm Support Video Watching
Palm Support Video Watching

 

 

Grip-free Support Phone Conversation
Grip-free Support Phone Conversation

 

Palm Support Phone Conversation
Palm Support Phone Conversation

 

Video Chat
Video Chat

 

 

Gamepad Mode Support
Gamepad Mode Support

 

Gamepad Mode Support
Gamepad Mode Support

 

Steering Mode
Steering Mode

 

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.

Landscape Docking
Landscape Docking

Note: Please ensure that the second ring is placed tightly above the 'card' ring when using heavier tablets.

iPad Mini, Hudl 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0
iPad Mini, Hudl 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

 

Landscape Mode Balacing Support
Landscape Mode Balacing Support

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

Portrait Mode Balacing Support
Portrait Mode Balacing Support

 

 

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: Minimalist Silver and Elegant Gold will be complemented by Ivory White attachments. Utilitarian Black and Versatile Grey will be complemented by Jet Black attachments. 

 

KlipAL and Components Dimensions
KlipAL and Components Dimensions

The Materials

• Anodised aluminium body 
• Nickel plated aluminium ends
• Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) ancillaries for optimum strength, flexibility and durability

 

What's in the Box
What's in the Box
  • 1 x KlipAL main body
  • 2 x ring attachment
  • 1 x tripod adapter
  • 1 x aluminium business card
KlipAL Packaging
KlipAL Packaging

Please take note of the unit price for every reward. By selecting the multiple KlipAL® reward tiers, backers will benefit from a stepped reduction in unit price and more competitive shipping cost. To get the best value for money, it is worthwhile gathering interest from family and friends in a single pledge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 Personalised Aluminium Body

Custom Graphic Zone
Custom Graphic Zone
We are now offering the opportunity for you to personalised the outside face of the aluminium body. You can have any texts or graphics of your choice as long as it fits within the 120mm x 14mm zone.Your design will be etched onto the aluminium body colour of your choice and it will appear in a white shade.

Corporate Branding

Corporate Branding
Corporate Branding
We are now offering corporate branding opportunity too. Our 'KlipAL' branding will be removed from the outside face of the aluminium body for your company name to take centre stage. The above picture is just an example. The positioning and size of your company logo can be adjusted to suit your preference. Please email us to discuss possibilities.

What's next 
Upon the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign, we will be sending out a survey where you will indicate which colour options you would like and confirm your shipping address and other relevant details.

International backers are responsible for duties, fees and taxes charged by their respective countries.

If you have questions at any time, during or after the campaign, you can always reach us at hi@KlipAL.co.uk

 

 

 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 componenets. Nevertheless, I will keep every backer updated whenever a component arrives.

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 a longer time 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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Funding period

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