How many of you are tired of trying to watch TV shows and movies on your cellphones or small tablets while flying, and having to hold the device in your hand the whole time?
Holding it up the entire flight is uncomfortable. Holding it in your lap or putting it on a stand on the tray table causes neck and eye strain. Most available accessories are large, unnecessarily complicated with parts that break easily, or don't work well on planes...but the biggest problem is that they usually won't accommodate anything larger than a cellphone.
The Lockjaww is a patent pending compact device holder that fits in the palm of your hand, or pocket, and holds devices between the sizes of 2.3" up to 5.5" (ex. iPhone 4 up to IPad mini, and any device in between).
Sturdily constructed from ABS plastic, pinned (not just glued) aluminum tubing and non-slip rubber grip pads, the Lockjaww will hug your device through turbulent air. Try that with a basic device stand! I've also added a position adjustment knob so you can lock the screen angle for better viewing and glare reduction. I've spent the last year testing it on various planes, from regional jets to large airliners, and I'm confident it'll work for just about any air traveler (obviously bulkhead seats and other special circumstances change things). Help me get this funded and I'll take in-flight viewing out of your hands!
Here's some more pics of the Lockjaww in its development phase. We've made the angle adjustment knob a tad smaller to make the overall design a bit more compact, but the res of the parts are finalized.
As you can see, all our parts are pinned together, not just glued!
We've spent a lot of time trying to find the best "non-slip" rubber to help keep your mobile device secure in the Lockjaww.
Risks and challenges
There are minimal risks with the production of this product. I have extensive experience in fabrication, project management and Asian mass production. The Lockjaww's design was CAD'd and finalized by a real engineer. I've tested a prototype over the last year on numerous planes and airlines, so I'm confident it works on most aircraft. I've chosen a factory (working through a U.S. based vendor, so it's not a random Alibaba selection) and I've actually visited that factory in China, so I am confident in their ability to deliver. The only thing that could potentially delay delivery would be a variable like a port strike or weather from El Niño, but there's a very slim chance of that occurring, and that delay would be only temporary. I've also set up a fulfillment pipeline, so we can get the units shipped out in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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