This project's funding goal was not reached on September 15, 2011.
About this project
Thank you for visiting our VuDek project for Kickstarter!
The VuDek shower view shelf is a smartphone holder that is designed to provide a full screen view of your phone’s display through the shower glass - allowing you to see your phone without the risk of getting it wet.
The idea behind the VuDek came about after a conversation where we realized that we were both frustrated trying to keep our phones nearby to watch for important calls and texts while still being able to go about our morning and nightly necessities. This was especially frustrating while in the shower. Until now, we had both been balancing our phones on the ledge of the shower, in constant fear of the phone falling and breaking, or getting wet. This was a big risk with an expensive cell phone like the iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android.
We knew we weren’t the only ones out there frustrated with not having an adequate way of keeping the phone close while in the shower. Although most communications were not urgent, it was important for us to know who was trying to reach us.
With the VuDek idea in mind, the challenge came in designing a product that would successfully combine functionality with sleek sophistication. We didn’t want to develop a simple plastic product that might last for a few weeks, but rather a quality designer piece that would go well with existing bathroom fixtures. After countless hours of design iterations, we feel we have achieved a quality fixture that looks great in the bathroom.
We have really found the VuDek to make bathroom time convenient. You can use it to listen to your favorite music. On the iPhone and most other smartphones the rubber insert acts as an acoustic amplifier making your phone louder while in the VuDek. You can watch out for important Phone Calls, eMails, or Text Messages. Check the Weather Forecast or keep up on the latest Streaming News Feeds or your favorite Morning Podcast. When I’m in a rush I like to view my Timer or Clock to make sure I’m out of the shower in time. It works great for conserving water too! You can keep an eye on your money watching the Stock Ticker, or review your Daily Schedule. Maybe even FaceTime? ...What? I don’t know your life!
The VuDek also works great at the sink. I have also tried the VuDek prototype on the bathroom mirror. When I get out the shower I grab my phone and drop it into my mirror mounted VuDek. This allows me to keep my phone visible and close by without the risk of bumping it into the sink or onto the floor. Previously, I would set my phone on a towel to keep it safe, but many times it would get covered up or lost in the clutter. When I searched for the phone, I would grab the towel to look underneath and… Whoops! The phone falls onto the floor!
My wife loves to use the VuDek on the mirror. She can easily watch for incoming calls or texts while getting ready - especially while using the hairdryer!
It seems like her phone is the busiest when she is getting ready to go out for the night. It can be very frustrating to miss a phone call if dinner plans change or a friend calls to confirm the restaurant address. These missed calls can lead to frustration which is not the best way to start off the night.
Don’t be afraid to use your VuDek anywhere. Mount it on your mirror, on your fridge, at your office….well you get the point.
Each VuDek is will be made from quality recyclable aluminum and fitted with a high-grade silicone rubber insert that snugly holds your iPhone or Smartphone. The whole thing is held in place by a solid cell, rubber adhesive, similar to the “command strips” that peel off the wall.
In order to bring this item to the market, we need your help and support:
The recyclable aluminum requires a casting mold for the basic shape, which then needs to be individually CNC machined for the complex cutting detail and finishing.
The insert requires a silicone compression mold. And because we are including both the iPhone4 insert and a universal insert, we will need to build two separate tools.
Lastly, the adhesive pad we are choosing to use in our design is made from 3M brand solid cell foam. Not only is it high-quality, it’s also both mold and mildew resistant - which we think makes it worth every penny!
The challenge we’re now faced with is being able to fund these manufacturing costs so that we can bring the VuDek to people just like YOU, and to our friends, and yours.
Thank you for your support!
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3M brand solid-cell foam sticker - ( same as the "command strips" sold in stores)
The VuDek will mount on any clean flat surface
YES, in fact the Vudek loves to cuddle
VuDek - pronounced "View Deck", would be silly if I called it "metal shower ball"
- (35 days)