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The soft plastic clip that slides onto your glasses and holds a pen or pencil. Help us save your pencil, time, and your peace of mind!
The soft plastic clip that slides onto your glasses and holds a pen or pencil. Help us save your pencil, time, and your peace of mind!
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What is a Grip Clip?

A Grip Clip is a piece of soft plastic that can slide onto your glasses and hold a pencil, pen, or other similarly sized object. 

Whether your glasses are on your head, hanging on your shirt, or actually on your face, a Grip Clip turns your glasses into a useful tool. 

Will it Grip?


After extensive testing in our secret laboratory, we have found that the Grip Clip can successfully hold many different sizes and shapes of objects. We set out to hold a pencil, but have been constantly surprised at what it will hold! It's a tough little clip. 

I always keep at least 3 pencils, a pen, a Sharpie and an Exacto on hand and at the ready.
I always keep at least 3 pencils, a pen, a Sharpie and an Exacto on hand and at the ready.

Some of the things we have successfully gripped are:

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Large Wacom® Stylus
  • Adonit Jot® Stylus
  • Sharpie®
  • Laser pointers
  • Pen Lights
  • Bic® Lighters
  • Other Grip Clips 
  • even an iPhone (briefly) 
  • and much more



How is a Grip Clip is Made?

Evolution of Prototypes
Evolution of Prototypes

We have been designing our parts in Solidworks, 3D printing molds on a ProJet 1000, and pouring them up in colored silicone. 

This is a great way to prototype and to get working models that look almost identical to production quality products. However, it is a costly and inefficient way to produce things en masse. 

Our beautiful mold.
Our beautiful mold.

We have a 2 part, 6-cavity mold that takes 24 hours to cure. Needless to say, this is too slow for mass production. To solve this problem, we need to have a machined mold created. This will allow us to create Grip Clips at a low cost and high volume, in order to get them to you fast. We are doing this campaign to raise money for machined tooling and raw materials to be able to produce Grip Clips by injection molding. This is a much faster, cost effective way to produce plastic goods and will allow us to get you a pack of Grip Clips at a low price. 


What's in it for you? Rewards.

We have spent the last few months creating the Grip Clip and we want to bring that to you!

As rewards for funding our project, we will give you a pack of Grip Clips and maybe even some Grip Clip swag. If you really want to help make this happen check out our Silver, Gold, and Platinum Sponsor levels!

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Looking great in Green.
Looking great in Green.

Special Thanks to all of the Blogs who Featured Us!!

Risks and challenges

We have completed all of the research and design requirements of the Grip Clip. We have spoken to manufacturers and have gotten quotes on tooling and materials.

We will buy the tooling and begin manufacturing as soon as funding is reached. From that point it will be on to injection molding the required number of Clips and sending them to you!

We have connections in the manufacturing world and feel that this project will go smoothly once we can afford to buy the tooling!

We are very excited with this project and want to see it in the world. Because of this we are very confident in being able to get a Grip Clip on your glasses by the summer months.

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FAQ

  • It should. We successfully attached Grip Clips to all of our sunglasses, including a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Those were the thickest glasses we had (almost .5"), and the Grip Clip was working perfectly.

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    Thank you! We'll put your name on the Thank You Kickstarter! page on our website. Get updates on the process and production by being a part of our campaign!

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    KICKSTARTER FINALE SALE!! Get 1 Grip Clip in a Random color for only $4 ! Will ship by June, but possibly sooner! Get in on the action while you still can!!!

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    EARLY BIRD - 3 Limited Edition Kickstarter Green Grip Clips! These will be from our very first production run and should be shipping by June!

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    STARTER PACK - 1 Green, 1 Red and 1 Blue Grip Clip! These will be from our very first production run and should be shipping by June!

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    LABOR OF LOVE - 1 Hand Poured Grip Clip shipped to your door as soon as the campaign is funded! Choose Black, Red, Blue, or Kickstarter Green. These are hand made by us and will be available much sooner than the production run.

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    STEALTH PACK - Pack of 3 Black Grip Clips! A Grip Clip has never looked so good! These will be from our first production run and should be shipping by June!

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    FULLY LOADED: 1 Official Grip Clip Pencil, 1 Grip Clip Decal, AND your choice of a Starter Pack or Stealth Pack!

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    LOADED + LOVE: Get One Fully Loaded Pack AND One Hand Poured Grip Clip! (See Labour Of Love Reward)

    You will receive one limited First Edition Grip Clip as soon as we can pour it and also a pack of Grip Clips of your choice (Starter or Stealth). Also get all the swag!

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    DOUBLE DOWN: Get a pack of 3 Hand-Poured Grip Clips AND a pack of 3 Grip Clips from the first production run! Please choose a Starter or Stealth Pack, and choose the color of your hand-made clips in your order details. Also get a Grip Clip pencil, decal and your name on the Thank You page!

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    MOLDMAKER: Get your very own Grip Clip 2 cavity mold + a Starter or Stealth Pack. Just add silicone to make your own Solid Color or Two-Tone Grip Clips. This will be your very own 3D printed mold and will be available much sooner than the initial production run. You will receive your Grip Clips in the first production run.

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    CUSTOM MOLDMAKER - Get a custom 3D-Printed Grip Clip mold with Your Name on it. We will ship it to you full of Hand Poured Grip Clips in the color of your choice. This should be shipping shortly after funding is achieved. Also get a Fully Loaded Pack

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    SILVER SPONSOR - Get a custom Grip Clip mold with your name on it. It will be pre-poured with clear silicone impregnated with Silver. Also get a Stealth or Variety pack, a pencil, decal and your name on the Thank You page!

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    GOLD SPONSOR: Come Hang out for a Day and Pour Your own Grip Clips with us! We'll take you to dinner and also get you a set of Grip Clips impregnated with GOLD! Also get Fully Loaded Pack.

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    PLATINUM SPONSOR - Choose the next color! We hope to do many more production runs and colors of Grip Clips, so help us choose the next one! Come hang out for a day and pour your own Grip Clips with us! We'll take you to dinner and get you a set of Grip Clips impregnated with GOLD! Also get a Fully Loaded Pack.

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    PLATINUM SPONSOR II - Prototype Edition! We had many steps of prototypes and we want to give them to you! You can walk away with the very first Grip Clips we made and the molds we made them from! ALSO Come hang out for a day and pour your own Grip Clips with us! We'll take you to dinner and get you a set of Grip Clips impregnated with GOLD! Also get a Fully Loaded Pack.

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