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$1,384
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33
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 30 2018 12:07 PM UTC +00:00
$1,384
pledged of $ 11,750pledged of $ 11,750 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 30 2018 12:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introducing the GIRDZ iPad & Tablet Holster

A simple, compact, convenient and hands-free way to carry your iPad. Go hands-free and leave the bag behind with our new GIRDZ iPad & Tablet Holster.

 It's designed to fit a variety of sizes, from 7-10” tablets, including iPad, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 & S4, with cases up to 3/4” thick. 

Made with a durable high-tech polymer, it's the perfect iPad companion when you’re on the go. It fits inside your waistband, in the small of your back. Goes with a jacket, or without, In the office or out in the field. It's simple, compact, lightweight, convenient, hands-free and bag free. 

Slide your tablet into the top fold of your GIRDZ iPad Holster. Slide your GIRDZ iPad Holster along with your tablet inside your waistband.

Where did our inspiration come from?

We had a group of people working out in the field who used tablets every day. They got tired of carrying a bag around with them everywhere and also of having to be always holding their tablet. Often we would see them stuffing their tablet in the back of their pants. After seeing them fuss with it sliding down into their pants and having to awkwardly fish it out.

We made a simple prototype to test the concept. It was initially much larger and cumbersome.

We went through several rounds of design changes as we field tested and refined the design based on their feedback. We determined optimal size, shape, and materials.

This was fine for testing the general concept but was not sufficient for some of the finer details needed to make this a really useful product that users would love.

It needed a more precise design that we could produce on a larger scale. Through our field testing we added some refined details:

  • A catch that would secure it to your belt when you pull out your tablet
  • A lip to pull outward when removing the holster from your belt
  • A notch for use with pants with a center belt loop in the back
  • A consistent wall thickness
  • A radius large enough to accommodate thick tablet cases
  • Materials with the right flex and toughness to stand up to wear. 

The 3D Design Phase

Finally, it was time to get serious with 3D modeling that could be printed and molded.

Designed on a tablet for a tablet
Designed on a tablet for a tablet

One of the cool things about this project was that the final designs for the GIRDZ Tablet Holster were created on a tablet itself. 

Testing Our New Design

It was really cool to see a physical prototype printed from our designs. We went through a few more rounds of design refinements with 3D prints to accommodate various iPad and tablet sizes and case thicknesses.

A 3D print of our finished model.
A 3D print of our finished model.

What's next:

We need funding to get the GIRDZ iPad & Tablet Holster to the finish line, by:

  • Creating molds
  • Completing the first run of holsters
  • Printing and assembling the retail packaging
  • Launching our retail and online distribution and marketing campaign
  • Purchasing targeted marketing and advertising

Thanks for being part of the team, by helping fund the next phase of our project.

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Risks and challenges

Some of our unanswered questions are concerning the quality control of the molded pieces. This could affect manufacturing costs, so we have built some contingency into our campaign target.

We will be handling fulfillment in-house for the first run. After that, we will either upgrade our internal processes or have fulfillment handled externally.

We are targeting late October to deliver the first round of rewards to our backers, followed by the first distributions to our retail channels.

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    GIRDZ Logo Sticker

    Get a GIRDZ logo sticker to put on your laptop or where ever else you'd like to stick it, to show your support for our project.

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    GIRDZ Logo Sticker & Cleaning Cloth

    Get a GIRDZ logo sticker to put on your laptop or where ever else you'd like to stick it and a GIRDZ branded microfiber cleaning cloth for your screen.

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    GIRDZ Tablet Slinger

    You'll get a single GIRDZ Tablet Holster, along with a logo sticker to put on your laptop or where ever else you'd like to stick it and a GIRDZ branded microfiber cleaning cloth for your screen.

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    Double GIRDZ Tablet Slinger

    You'll get 2 GIRDZ Tablet Holsters, along with 2 logo stickers to put on your laptop or where ever else you'd like to stick it and 2 GIRDZ branded microfiber cleaning cloths for your screens.

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    10 GIRDZ Holster Pack

    You'll get 5 GIRDZ Tablet Holsters, along with 5 logo stickers to put on your laptop or where ever else you'd like to stick it and 5 GIRDZ branded microfiber cleaning cloths for your screens.

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    15 GIRDZ Holster Pack

    You'll get 15 GIRDZ Tablet Holsters, along with 15 logo stickers to put on your laptop or where ever else you'd like to stick it and 15 GIRDZ branded microfiber cleaning cloths for your screens.

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Funding period

- (30 days)