PopSockets is an iPhone case with expanding buttons for propping, gaming, holstering, headset management, and looking good. Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 12, 2012.
About this project
Thanks for your interest in my project! I've spent the last year developing a better case for iPhones. After nearly 60 cycles of designing, prototyping, and revising, I teamed up with the engineers and industrial designers at Speck Design. With their help, my case is now ready for manufacture. (The cases that you saw in my video are just appearance models.) Your pledge will help me to raise the money I need to pay for the manufacturing tools. By pledging $25 or more, you are essentially pre-ordering your own PopSockets case -- if I reach my $12,000 goal, my project will be funded, and I'll send you one of the very first cases -- for iPhone 4/4S or iPod Touch, your choice -- as soon as they are made (late February / early March for 4/4S; March/April for iTouch).
[Update: I reached my $12K goal in only 5 days. I'm ecstatic about all the support for PopSockets! What I raise beyond $12K will be used to pay for my initial inventory of PopSockets -- the more I raise, the greater variety of colors and designs I'll be able to offer. So my new goal is $20,000. Thanks for your continued support, and for spreading the word!]
My case has two expanding sockets that function as a kickstand, a headset management system, a pocketless clip, a gaming cradle, a shoulder stand, and a one-hand stand (illustrations below). The sockets are replaceable and come in a range of designs, so it's easy and fun to control the look of the case.
PopSockets cases will come with two solid-colored sockets. I'll offer designer sockets, with graphics, separately. You can help me pick the initial color schemes and socket graphics by answering a survey that I'll send you if you support my project. I'd love to hear what you think. Here are a few candidate color schemes, compliments of my sister, Christine:
And here are some socket graphics, compliments of my friends at BRAINBOWINC):
Below are PopSockets with their sockets fully collapsed and fully expanded:
Thanks again for visiting my page! One of the best ways you can support my project is to spread the word by sharing my Kickstarter link with your friends and family.
Special thanks to Lawrence Carlson for his help in the early development of the socket mechanism.
Finally, a huge round of applause for Adam Pérou Hermans for his countless hours shooting and editing my Kickstarter video. It was great working with you, Adam!
Follow PopSockets on Twitter: @PopSocketer
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If all goes well, yes. It's in the plan. I just need to get things rolling with the iPhone and iPod Touch. Then I hope to expand to the Android market.
If all goes well, yes. I've already got the initial design.
2.4 inches wide x 4.7 inches long x .6 inches thick, with sockets collapsed. The .6 includes a protective lip around the front of the iPhone. I've tried my best to keep the case as thin as possible without compromising functionality. To give you a few points of reference, one case I like, the http://www.case-mate.com/iPhone-4-Cases/Case-Mate-iPhone-4-4S-Tank-Cases.asp, is .75 inches thick; another, the https://www.speckproducts.com/candyshell-card-for-iphone-4.html, is .8 inches thick; and another, the http://www.otterbox.com/iPhone-4-Defender-Series-Case/APL2-I4XXX,default,pd.html…, is .67 inches thick. The PopSockets case is thinner and includes two functional, expanding, sockets.
PopSockets has patent pending status.
Pledge $1 or more
Thanks for supporting my project! You'll receive a link to an uncut version of my Kickstarter video, including footage of my 970-Degree Dolphin Roll.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
I'll send you one PopSockets case in the color of your choice, as soon as they are manufactured -- late February / early March. (PopSockets will retail for $34.99.) Includes shipping within the USA. Shipping to Canada add $5; international add $9. (The sockets included with PopSockets cases will be a solid color. Designer sockets will be available separately.)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $40 or more
You'll get one PopSockets case in the color of your choice, as well as two pairs of designer sockets, designs of your choice. Includes shipping within USA; Canada add $5; international add $9.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $60 or more
Two PopSockets cases and two pairs of designer sockets, colors and designs of your choice. Includes shipping within USA; Canada add $5; international add $9.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
5 backers Limited (35 left of 40)
Custom Dance Party! Two PopSockets cases, colors of your choice, plus a link to a dance video that I will tailor to the song of your choice.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $150 or more
Spread the love! I'll send you 6 PopSockets cases, colors of your choice, with 6 extra pairs of designer sockets, designs of your choice, to share with your friends and family. Includes shipping within USA; Canada add $10; international add $15.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
Spring Break 2012 Deluxe Dance Party Mix! 20 PopSockets cases, colors of your choice, and I'll join your next dance party either in person or by Skype video (depending on location) to share my hot dance moves with you and your friends. Includes shipping within USA; Canada add $15; international add $20.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)
All of the above, plus one of my kidneys. You're Awesome!! Thank you!!! (I'm grateful for your support, but I will not send you either of my kidneys.)Estimated delivery:
- (35 days)