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Constructed from Polycarbonate plastic, kevlar thread and polyurethane rubber, at 1 oz it's as reel as it gets. Read more

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$5,440
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 4, 2014.

Constructed from Polycarbonate plastic, kevlar thread and polyurethane rubber, at 1 oz it's as reel as it gets.

About this project

Meet ReelKlip

What is ReelKlip?
What is ReelKlip?

 ReelKlip is a simple cell phone protection alternative

ReelKlip makes sure you never drop lose or forget your mobile handset, cell phone protection made easy and effective. This is our ambitious project to unfold a whole new level of possibilities in the smartphone protection industry.

  ReelKlip is reely light

Constructed from Polycarbonate plastic, Kevlar thread and Polyurethane rubber at 1 oz ReelKlip is practically weightless.

 ReelKlip

Reelklip is a New Universal Cell Phone Protection System one like never before! Perfect to carry everywhere you go, ReelKlip gives you that efficient performance you need without the bulkiness and hassles of carrying a big phone box "case" everywhere you go. ReelKlip is designed to be slim and lightweight serving as a fashionable alternative over the big sloppy phone box we are accustomed to using. Designed and handcrafted in The U.S.A with only the highest quality products such as Kevlar, Polyurethane rubber and polycarbonate plastic. Clips on to your belt, pocket, purse, sweater or jacket pocket keeping your phone connected and in "good hands", yet in a new fun way! ReelKlip consists of a mini reel that clips on, the elastic grip is stretched on to the bottom or top of the mobile handset preventing it from slipping, falling and hitting the ground. The small clip on the back side of the reel rotates 360 degrees, making it literally seem like your handset is not attached to anything when talking or texting.

Reward Summary

Reward Summary
Reward Summary
Free ReelKlip for Every (3) Backers you bring!
Free ReelKlip for Every (3) Backers you bring!

 Goal

We are raising the stakes for you guys. So far, roughly 80% of our backers have come directly from Kickstarter. We need your help with getting the word out. Contact your favorite blog; use Twitter; share on Facebook. We can track the Facebook shares, so that will be our goal. Share on Facebook and or get your friends to share and for every (3) backers you bring in to make a pledge you get an extra Reelklip for free! You must be a backer yourself, this does not apply if you are not a backer. When we mass produce ReelKlip we will have extra inventory so we want you to have it, If everyone shares we will forsure make our goal. It's up to you! Let's evolve The Cell Phone Protection System for the better, ReelKlip is "reel protection".

Don't drop it in the water cause the fishes don't want it there.
Don't drop it in the water cause the fishes don't want it there.

 ReelKlip + Cell Phone = Happy You

 ReelKlip is "reel protection"

ReelKlip has been put through rigorous testing in every scenario possible to see how effective this product really is. We are pleased to say that it has never failed even once.

ReelKlip is perfect to carry everywhere you go
ReelKlip is perfect to carry everywhere you go

ReelKlip: Universal Cell phone Protection made simple and effective!

Inception and Design:

After testing out different prototypes and optimizing the concept design this is the Final most advanced product we produced. We used the best materials we could find out there and made sure the prototype was solid, lightweight and would last for years. ReelKlip has become The Permanent Alternative Cell Phone Protection to have. Ever since we personally started using ReelKlip we have never dropped, lost of forgotten our cell phones again. 

Stainless steel reinforcement ring
Stainless steel reinforcement ring

Every ReelKlip elastic grip band will come will come with a stainless steel reinforcement ring to add to the quality of the product. Even though urethane rubber is durable, we thought it'd be better to add reinforcement as this specific part of the band will be subject to stress. Also each ReelKlip will come with an extra transparent elastic grip band , so everyone will be getting (2) grip bands per ReelKlip. One color of your choice band with a spare transparent band.

ReelKlip works with rubber bumpers and cases
ReelKlip works with rubber bumpers and cases
Iphone 5s equipped with LifeProof, Slim Armor+Reelklip
Iphone 5s equipped with LifeProof, Slim Armor+Reelklip
HTC One equipped with Otterbox+ReelKlip
HTC One equipped with Otterbox+ReelKlip

We tested ReelKlip in practically every scenario possible, here we did a grip test on an iphone 5 equipped with a rubber bumper and we are happy to say that ReelKlip did well. As long as the band is stretched over a phone and tension is applied then ReelKlip will work just fine, that's reel protection for ya!

ReelKlip&Samsung Note 3

Like everyone we were tired of carrying a big bulky phone case that looks ugly and works occasionally everywhere we went so we refused to use one. After designing and creating the first ReelKlip prototype we became accustomed to it and made sure we had it on us everywhere we went as our phones lives depended on it. ReelKlip is super lightweight and unnoticeably there always making sure to keep your phone safe by all means.

ReelKlip in Pocket
ReelKlip in Pocket

Why You Should Dump Your Phone Box for a ReelKlip

 The market for phone cases is huge. Waterproof cases, leather cases, silicon cases, stick-on screen protectors, plate-glass screen protectors. Enough. It's time to lose your cover for good, and let your phone roam free, nude, as nature intended. ReelKlip lets you carry your cell phone free offering you all the protection you need leaving out that sloppy box that is just plain ugly and doesn't work to your standards.

Bulky Cell Phone Box

More Cell Phone Boxes!

Big cases make your phone look old! Besides that they only protect against minor drops and scratches. Other then that your phone box is useless when dropped in water, and does nothing to prevent you from losing or forgetting your phone. One of the major hassles people deal with are lost phones, ReelKlip offers you that peace of mind by assuring you that your phone is always there and protected.

How ReelKlip was born

ReelKlip design
ReelKlip design

 What drove the idea? It all started after Ali broke his second cell phone only two weeks after breaking his previous one. He was out and about using his iPhone to look up coffee shops, stumbling on a tree trunk the phone fell out of his hand and shattered on the ground. He stood there in shock and disbelief for a few seconds, this was the second phone He had broken all thanks to a very dumb accident. Even though the device had a case on it, it still didn't do much to protect the screen. After He went home, He researched the internet looking for a better lightweight protection alternative but found nothing that was similar to what He had in mind. Ali then realized that He had no other choice but to actually build his own concept for personal use because what he wanted did not exist. Ali pulled out a sketch pad, pencil and started to sketch out ideas, It was at that moment that the idea of ReelKlip was born. Ever since He created the first prototype and began to use it, He has never left home without it there after. ReelKlip has become a daily part of life for him, Ali has never dropped or broken a phone ever again!

Tensioner in place
Tensioner in place
Tensioner discharged
Tensioner discharged

 Kevlar Strain Strength

Kevlar, one of the most reliable threads in the world! So reliable that bulletproof vests are made out of it, we wanted a line that would not tear or detach due to wear and tear so we used only the best, we stuck with Kevlar.

Image to show texture: Urethane Rubber Strength
Image to show texture: Urethane Rubber Strength

Polyurethane Rubber

ReelKlip is only made using top shelf products to ensure quality and durability. The elastic grip on ReelKlip is made of Polyurethane rubber, one of the best rubbers on the market. We knew that that specific part of ReelKlip would be subject to a lot of physical wear and tear therefore we wanted to use a product that would last and perform as needed. Polyurethane rubber has a low melting point therefore it will be melted at 85 degrees and then injected into a custom made molding that will shape the T shaped elastic grip used to hold the phone.

Image to show texture: Polycarbonate Plastic
Image to show texture: Polycarbonate Plastic

 Polycarbonate Plastic

Polycarbonate plastic is one of the worlds best plastics in terms of quality and density. So good that Lego uses it to manufacture Legos out of. We did not want to design a Reel that lacked in quality and effectiveness. Raw Polycarbonate Plastics will be melted at 315 degrees then injected in a custom molding to make the reel, also we will be adding the ReelKlip logo on to the reel via the molding.

Sure Grip
Sure Grip

 After we did a few tests on ReelKlip's spinning Klip we found that it works A LOT better with a piece of urethane rubber fixed in between the Klip to ensure maximum hold. This way ReelKlip can be Klipped on even the thinnest fabrics and soft materials while ensuring maximum hold. Every ReelKlip will come with a piece of Urethane fixed in between the Klip.

Image to show texture: Nylon Strap
Image to show texture: Nylon Strap

Measuring in at half an inch in width and 3 inches in length, the strap on ReelKlip is comprised of Nylon. Nylon is The Best Plastic Strap in the world, used in making quality watch straps to high resistance seat belts.

Benefits of Nylon Straps 

. The greatest benefit is its specific strength which is more than any other plastic strap. 

. It is flexible enough to use practically for anything or any work including bags and watches to automobile lifts and as insulation hangers. Strength plus flexibility lends so much of versatility to its use. 

. It is durable and can stand harsh weather conditions as well as temperature fluctuations.

 Previous Prototype

This prototype was the first prototype designed, although it got the job done it lacked in appearance and finish quality. It definitely delivered in performance and saved our phones a few times which would have costed lots of money.

History of ReelKlip

Ever since the concept of ReelKlip was born back in early 2012 we have been deliberately working on improving this prototype in every way possible. We have been using this product for a while and we encountered some flaws at first that we later on corrected and enhanced. ReelKlip is now better then it has ever been, You will be receiving a product that has been perfected and finished for optimal performance. The prototype on the bottom left hand side is the previous model, the prototypes in the other  frames are similar to the ones you will be receiving.

 At Least 30 Percent of Smart Phone Owners Have a Broken Screen

No matter how careful you are, gravity is just stronger than you. You'll probably drop your phone at least once or twice in the years that you own it. As for this phone it had a case on it but when the phone fell face flat the pressure was just to much for the screen to handle. It doesn't matter how strong the case is, once a cell phone hits hard ground it will sustain some sort of damage. ReelKlip instantly acts to slow the drop speed and bring the handset to a halt, sort of like a bungee cord.

Ali's broken phone
Ali's broken phone

Ouch!

 Although Ali had a case on his Samsung S III, it was not sufficient to keep his screen protected. Ever since ReelKlip came to life, it was bye bye! broken phones.

Statistics on phones lost

Apart from having a broken screen or a water damaged cell phone which is already bad and extremely costly there is something worse then damaging your phone and that is losing it period! For many people the inconvenience, the loss of important contact details and the sudden feeling of isolation can leave them on the verge of breaking into a cold sweat. But lose them we do. And lots of them, according to the results of a new industry report. In the US alone, around $30 billion worth of mobile phones were lost in 2011. The report found that on average US consumers lose their handset about once a year. It based its results on the analysis of over 15 million users.

 An Investment That Will Pay for Itself...

For less then $20 you will be investing in a product that is handcrafted to last and perform for years, one that is well worth the buy! ReelKlip will not only save your cell phone from drops, it will make sure you never lose or forget your phone again. Or would you rather pay $500+ for a new cell phone? I didn't think so...

Cell Phones in The Toilet???

According to statistics about at least 200,000 phones are dropped in the toilet each year in the United States alone

ReelKlip "reel protection" 

Use ReelKlip and become worry free by knowing that your cell phone is always protected no matter what! The clip on the back side of the reel rotates 360 degrees, making it feel like your phone isn't connected to anything. Extremely lightweight and effective, ReelKlip is "reel protection".

 Polyurethane Rubber Elastic Grip 1.85-3.55 in

Polyurethane Rubber Elastic Grip 1.85-3.55 in. The Polyurethane grip is fixed at 1.85 in and can stretch to a maximum of 3.55 in it also can hold one of the biggest cell phones on the market which is the Galaxy Note 3. In general polyurethane rubber is a lot stronger, tougher and more durable than conventional elastomer, rubber. Highly impact resistant while conventional rubber materials tend to become more brittle as you go up the hardness scale polyurethanes remain elastic. They resist fracture even in the hardest formulations and are ideal for components subject to high impact or repeated impingement.

 ReelKlip Measurements

1.5 in in diameter for the reel, the smallest and most durable reel we could engineer, 3 in for the strap offering comfortable leeway and the 1.85-3.55 in for the polyurethane elastic grip. The elastic grip is fixed at 1.85 in in width and can least up to 3.55 in in width. Eg: Samsungs Galaxy Note 3 measured in at 3.12 in in width 

ReelKlip in action!

 3 ft 5 in in leeway, when stretched to a maximum.

Although your ReelKlip will never reach it's maximum leeway unless you are as tall as Kobe Bryant then 3 ft 5 in is all it will give, That is if it is pulled to a maximum. The reel acts instantly to bring phone to a halt in less then 1 ft 2.5 in, therefore we added the extra just in case you need it.

 ReelKlip fits snuggly in your pocket, purse or bag offering secure protection, never lose, drop or forget your phone again!

ReelKlip Is For Everyone!

ReelKlip works with everyone, that's right! It doesn't matter what your height is because the reel in ReelKlip is made to work based on the normal physics formula for gravity

Fg = G (m1*m2)/(d^2)

where G= gravitational constant (6.67*10^-11 Nm^2/kg^2) m1 and m2 = the masses object 1 and object 2 respectively d=the distance (in meters) between the two objects. Meaning the shorter the fall distance the less the downforce, the longer the fall distance for taller people the more pull the reel will have to stop the handset.  Works on any phone weighing up to 3.55 grams or 12.5 oz approx.

ReelKlip- it's not your ordinary bulky case, it's "reel protection".

ReelKlip protects your mobile device everywhere you go, designed to be sleek, low profile, yet fashionable and lightweight Hand-Crafted in the U.S. Heavy Duty materials are utilized in creating ReelKlip, High-Quality plastics, Kevlar Line, redesigned reel mechanism that makes it comfortable to use your phone as you would normally, durable polyurethane elastic phone grip that firmly grips around phone and prevents it from slipping.ReelKlip is a new way to keep your mobile handset protected, eliminating the need for big bulky phone cases that only protect against minor drops and scratches. ReelKlip works by guarding your phone from being lost, dropped and damaged.

The ReelKlip Team
The ReelKlip Team

ReelKlip Trademark logo.

Rewards!

Colors:

ReeKlip will be manufactured in four colors

. Original ReelKlip Red

. Onyx Black

. Bubble Gum Pink

. Kickstarter Green

T-Shirts!

 ReelKlip T-Shirt #1

ReelKlip T-Shirt #2

We will be offering Official ReelKlip T-Shirts and Wristbands as rewards for our supporters.

 ReelKlip is Eco-Friendly!

One study suggests that extending the service life of the phone from one to four years decreases the environmental impacts by about 40%. Due to unreliable protection like bad or no cell phone protection, We are damaging and breaking cell phones at a rate of 150 million phones per year which means we are polluting and damaging our environment by not extending the life of our cell phones. If we keep, preserve and use our cell phones longer by keeping them protected using ReelKlip we would be helping make the world a safer less polluted place.

Actual Size!

When put next to a keychain ReelKlip is about as big as your keys in size, small in size yet big in performance!

Manufacturing Plan and Fulfillment:

After numerous assessments on materials, sizing, and blueprints, we have finished designing ReelKlip with a sleek construction to ensure a minimal frame incorporating durability for a final prototype. We've spent months improving and developing ReelKlip, its materials, and its components so we are sure you will love it. If funded, the finished product you receive will have better, more uniform components than the prototype, which has all custom made parts. We are now ready to start production of ReelKlip for the public, with your help. We have partnered with a leading, professional Plastic Injected Molding Parts manufacturer to construct some parts of ReelKlip. Production of the ReelKlip will take approximately 50-60 days to finish from manufacturing to packaging for fulfillment. We will start shipping them out in March after the funding period in January closes and pledges are processed we will start the whole process. We will be personally managing the shipments and not hiring a logistics company. This way, we can work directly with the backers ensuring optimal communication.

. After the funds are collected we will work around the clock on getting ReelKlip mass produced and in your hand!

. ReelKlip will be mass produced here in The United States, we have a manufacturing deal already set up and we are looking forward to working with some passionate people in mass producing ReelKlip together.

. ReelKlip orders will ship out mid March of 2014 and arrive within 3-5 business days of National shipping, it will take a few more days for international backers to receive their shipments.

.  We truly believe in ReelKlip, the team will be the taking charge and making sure we fulfill as expected! Together we will deliver as promised a quality product that we are sure you are going to love!

. When funding is complete we will be reviewing orders one by one and sending out surveys to collect info to assure accuracy of shipments.

. We will be using our own shop and equipment to work on manufacturing ReelKlip therefore we will be saving money. We have initiated a deal with a local factory that will be producing the custom parts we need via plastic injection. Most of the funds will be spent on the parts and getting the business on its feet, we have everything calculated to the dot as to how it will all take plan.

. Breaking Down The Funds

. Custom molds, we need to purchase these molds before we can use them for mass production purposes.

. Cost of plastic, rubber and manufacturing of custom parts for 2500 units.

. Cost of Nylon strap rolls in 4 colors covering the 2500 units we plan to produce.

. Cost of plastic connector parts, rolls of heat wrap, reel components, and tools that will be used to assemble everything. 

. The rest of the funds will go for food, time/labor, setting up an official website for ReelKlip and other ReelKlip related tasks 

 All extra funding accumulated will go towards the benefits of ReelKlip, such as  promotion of ReelKlip, equipment to better accommodate the whole ReelKlip experience, research and development as well as manufacturing and quality control.

We couldn't have done it without You our backers and Kickstarter, 

Thank You!

Thank You sincerely for supporting us and we look forward to hand crafting your ReelKlip, remember ReelKlip is "reel protection".

Your Support

This is where Kickstarter comes in. We need your help to transform this idea into a reality and then transport it into your pockets. We are raising funding for manufacturing, packaging, and logistics for ReelKlip. Your support for the production of ReelKlip will help to create a practical product that simplifies your life intelligently. Thank you for taking the time to check out the project. And just a reminder for all our backers: If we don't raise the funds enough to meet our GOAL, our project WON'T receive any of the partial funding.....Kickstarter is ALL or NOTHING

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Risks and challenges

Production of any item never before created in mass quantities will encounter some hurdles. This idea and concept began more then a year ago. The countless emails/phone calls everything! It all has been a deliberate process. We have a solid team, we are very passionate and humble and are certain that we will achieve our goal.

If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us directly at
ReelKlip@Gmail.com

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FAQ

  • We have been getting quite a few messages regarding ReelKlip working with a certain phone, or if ReelKlip is designed for a specific phone?
    ReelKlip grip band is fixed at 1.85 in and stretches to a maximum of 3.55 in, Samsung Note 3 measures in at 3.12 in in width. ReelKlip is universal, meaning it works with any phone that is under 3.55 in in width, so yes if you have a smartphone with a flat surface that is 3.55 in in width or less then ReelKlip will work perfectly.

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  • Yes absolutely! We want to give everyone credit for helping out, wether you brought in (3) backers prior or after the post you will get credit. We will send out surveys in the end to collect info, simply include the names of the three backers you brought in and we will throw in an extra ReelKlip with your initial reward.

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  • ReelKlip's grip band is comprised of urethane rubber, the same material that Ghost Armor uses to make impact resistance screen protectors with. Of course it is of higher density in the case of our grip and much thicker but it still has the same characteristics. Sticky, elastic and impenetrable meaning it will not rip or tear due to normal use. We have experimented with different types of rubber but when we found out about urethane we were sure that this would be our rubber of choice to use.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $1 reward

    6 backers

    Thank You! - Every dollar counts,You will receive a personal "Thank You!" on our Website, all the updates and future offers.

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  • You selected
    $5 reward

    0 backers

    We Like You Too! - Thank You for believing in ReelKlip, we sincerely appreciate it. You will receive a personal "Thank You!" on our website as well as all the updates and future offers.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    $13 reward

    255 backers All gone!

    Early Bird Special! - You will get One ReelKlip, color of your choice to keep your device protected. Retail $17. Also a personal Thank You on our website with all the updates and future offers.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $17 reward

    25 backers

    One ReelKlip - You will get One ReelKlip color of your choice to keep your device protected. A personal Thank You on our website with all the updates and future offers.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $21 reward

    9 backers Limited (91 left of 100)

    Reel Steal Pledge! - You will get One ReelKlip color of your choice, One ReelKlip T-shirt of your choice as well as a personal Thank You on our website, all updates and future offers.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $23 reward

    8 backers

    Custom Pledge - You will get One ReelKlip color of your choice with 3 extra colored removable elastic grip bands. Depending on which color ReelKlip you choose you will get the other 3 colors to have a total of four grip bands to customize your ReelKlip your way! Also a personal Thank You on our website with all the updates and future offers.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $27 reward

    1 backer

    ReelKlip Brushed Aluminum - You will get One ReelKlip color of your choice. The reel will be made out of gunmetal silver brushed aluminum. You will also get the standard carabiner clip in gunmetal silver, as well as a personal Thank You on our website with all the updates and future offers

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $32 reward

    1 backer

    Carbon Fiber Pledge - You will get One Carbon Fiber ReelKlip with a Carabiner clip and (5) black elastic grip bands. This ReelKlip will be all black and the Reel will be made of lightweight Carbon Fiber. Also a personal Thank You, along with all future offers and updates.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $45 reward

    3 backers Limited (147 left of 150)

    Limited Edition Pledge - You will get One of First 150 ReelKlips produced, each ReelKlip will be numbered and comes with a signed Thank You letter that serves as proof of authenticity for the ReelKlip. Each ReelKlip will have the number engraved on back and will come in Original ReelKlip Red. These authentic collectors pieces will gain value as the company grows and establishes over time. Also a personal Thank You on our Website with all the updates and future offers.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (50 days)