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Linkmount© is a multifunctional system that attaches to any phone or case giving you unprecedented options in one simple, elegant tool.
Linkmount© is a multifunctional system that attaches to any phone or case giving you unprecedented options in one simple, elegant tool.
5,022 backers pledged $206,823 to help bring this project to life.

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 Functions:

  • Magnetic dock
  • Stand
  • Grip ring
  • Detachable Leash
  • Tripod mount 
 

Low profile at only 8 mm and snag free, Linkmount slides easily in and out of the tightest pockets and comes complete with a patented one touch easy release strap that lets you tether your phone to your belt loop, purse or wrist. A 360° grip ring allows you to spin, flip and grip your phone like never before and then with a simple twist the grip ring is transformed into and instant phone stand in both portrait and landscape mode.

We are proud that we can say Linkmount will be made in the USA. With our team of Rhode Island manufacturing partners we will further the RI State’s tradition of precision craftsmanship.

The Linkmount System is semi-permanently bonded to your phone or case. This is only possible thanks to 3M's VHB (very high bond) tape. This stuff is incredibly strong and is used in place of rivets, screws, and welds in many applications. 

When you get a new phone, you can take your Linkmount off with a piece of dental floss. Although the tape is not reusable, we will ship all our Linkmounts with an extra piece of VHB tape. 

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We designed our magnetic mount, the Simplemount out of frustration for cheap products that hold smartphones utilizing sticky "gecko pads", clunky mechanisms that were impossible to remove, and suctions cups that don't do their jobs.

The Simplemount is a reliable, durable, and easy to use magnetic dock. Although we initially designed them for cars, our prototype testers have found that they are quite handy: They allow you to mount your phone just about anywhere you can imagine. You can also use them to keep track of and organize most metal objects.

Using 3M technology Simplemount applies quickly and securely to almost any surface permanently. The Simplemount can be removed in 30 seconds without damage to the mounting surface.

Expand your Linkmount System. The Kickstarter checkout does not offer the ability to select multiple rewards. To purchase a reward and add ons, just add the value of the add on(s) to the pledge reward you are selecting.

For example: If you are getting Reward #2 ($20) and “Simplemounts Everywhere” ($10) your total pledge will be $30 ($20+$10).

                       For more info on the DIY Clip please see update #7

We are utilizing a platform called Backerkit to manage the fulfillment process. Participation is not mandatory, but greatly appreciated. Backerkit will help us deliver the Linkmount to you, on time.

You may choose to opt out of Backerkit, but it may slightly delay the delivery of your reward. 

You'll be asked to confirm your pledge information (quantity, color etc) and provide your shipping address through BackerKit at the end of the campaign. It also puts you in control of your pledge by allowing you to manage your own order quantity and shipping address. 

You will not receive a Kickstarter survey requesting this information. 

                                

We are seeking the help of the Kickstarter community to bring the Linkmount System into mass production. 

As this is our first product, we wanted to be positive that the Linkmount works. Because of this, we made a low production run of Beta prototypes. We have had over 100 people put them on their phones and test them extensively with excellent feedback.

We need funding to purchase tooling for mass production, which will drive down the costs of each unit. The beta prototype and our user testing has taught us where we can improve the Linkmount and those changes are ready to go into the final mold.

The design and engineering of the Linkmount has now been refined and ready to go into production. This would only have been possible with the help of our manufacturing partners. 

 Special thanks to AnderImage for the video.

Risks and challenges

As with any new products there is the possibility of delays. The following are risks that we have identified to be unlikely but potential issues we may face during our product delivery process: tooling production: Suppliers delaying the delivery of raw materials: Delay due to overwhelming demand. However, through Linkmount’s evolution we developed relationships with local experts they are ready to assist if issues arise. We have a back-up plan and a redundancy system to be able to honor our commitments

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    (#1 Thank You!): You're on the team! you will get backer updates and we will plant a tree on your behalf.

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    (#2 The Linkmount System): comes with 1 Linkmount + 1 leash + 3 Simplemounts + 1 re-installation kit.
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    (#4 Black is the new Black): Get a Deluxe Linkmount system: 1 Linkmount + 10 Simplemounts + 1 Leash all in Kickstarter Exclusive black. (KICKSTARTER ONLY)

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    (#5 Family Pack): Get four of (#2 The Linkmount System). ($120 Retail Value)

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    (#7 High Roller): Get a Deluxe Linkmount System: 1 Linkmount + 10 Simplemounts + 1 Leash + in Kickstarter Exclusive Genuine Gold plate. (KICKSTARTER ONLY) (FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE)

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