Hi Kickstarter! Thanks for checking out our project. With your help, we hope to kick off the greatest iPad attachment you'll ever find, and the last one you ever need.
Our X Grip Case is an extremely simple concept to take all the dozens, or even hundreds of available iPad cases seen everywhere, and convert them all into one, sleek, minimal product. The idea came from the disappointment we've all experienced, by purchasing a certain case or stand for a single application, and then having to go out and purchase more units for other functions and applications. With our case, one product does the trick.
The fundamental design feature of this product is a 1/4" threaded brass insert, that is compatible with literally thousands of third party attachments. On our website, www.xgripcase.com, we've listed just a fraction of the limitless accessories compatible with the X Grip.
The functions of the case are endless: from solo artists to major rock concerts, home use to a doctor's office, studio photography to Hollywood movie sets, airline pilots to uses in the International Space Station, there is literally nothing the X Grip cannot do. (except perhaps underwater uses...)
Imagine you're a solo artist singing at a coffee shop or some other local venue and need to cue a backup track or have some pre-programmed effects loaded at just the right time. With your iPad mounted exactly at the perfect reach, courtesy of the X Grip, dozens of different Apps can help you integrate more music right on the spot. Or, you're at home cooking a recipe off your new iPad, but the grease and splatter from your soon-to-be dinner is getting all over your expensive screen. The X Grip allows you to mount your iPad up higher, out of harms way and easier to read at eye level. Typing something from your iPad and need to get it to an easy reading position, but there's no place to put it on your cluttered desk? Mount it to the X Grip. Get the idea?
Our product is so thin and minimal, you'll never need to remove it. Its low profile lets you store it in the same bag, pouch or briefcase you've always kept your iPad in. The arms, now on the back of your iPad, help you to grip the entire unit with just one hand. No more cramped fingers or awkward holding positions as the case provides a place for your fingers to grab. This case is the way to go.
We're aiming to raise $12,000 to create a mold for a process called injection molding. Injection molding is a very common process where pellets of material are fed into the custom mold, and a 200-ton press presses down on it to create the X Grip. The mold we need to make weighs roughly 2,000 pounds, and is the size of about 4 shoe boxes stacked together. Crazy, right?
And we've saved the best news for last. Every aspect of the X Grip, including the product itself, is made in the USA. We believe the strongest way to re-build our economy is by keeping jobs in our country, rather than outsourcing as so many others do. (we do love you, other countries!)
The cases seen in our photos and video are prototypes, made from a machine which literally prints plastic parts from CAD drawings. Isn't technology awesome? Being solely prototypes, they're not as smooth and clean as our final product will be, so please keep that in mind while perusing through the project.
With your support we are hoping to have the X Grip shipping to backers soon after the funding period ends. We hope that you are inspired and excited by the idea and choose to support our project. Please spread the word and share with your friends.
Nick & Tom