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Get ready to take your smartphone off the beaten path! We are excited to present our fun and rugged smartphone mount, The Mounty. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on February 27, 2012.

Get ready to take your smartphone off the beaten path! We are excited to present our fun and rugged smartphone mount, The Mounty.

Eleanor and Kevin
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About this project

(WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE THE MOUNTY IN ACTION)

Where would we be without our smartphones? They connect us with the world, ensure we don't get lost and keep us organized. But, sometimes they get tossed in a purse or shoved in a pocket as we go about our daily lives. Wouldn't it be great to have smartphone magic more accessible?

Say Hello to The Mounty! 

The Mounty is a simple, durable and user-friendly smartphone mount.  The Mounty requires no tools to install/remove, and will keep your phone (optimized for iPhone 4/4S) secure as you cruise new trails or stroll supermarket aisles.

Uses for The Mounty

The Mounty can be used in a variety of places and in countless ways. We initially designed the Mounty to fit bicycles, but we were excited to find it could also be used on motorcycles, strollers and even shopping carts. 

Attach the Mounty to a handlebar, and your smartphone will be ready for:

Cycling: training apps, map feature, recording your ride

Shopping: price checking, grocery lists, calculator

Fitness: music, maps, training apps, phone/text

Transportation: maps, phone, weather

How it works

"Will It Mount?" (Your chance for double rewards)

Why do we need your help?

As you have seen in the video and in the photos above, we've made several prototypes of the Mounty. We have refined the design to ensure that it works in a wide range of applications. While the prototype versions of the Mounty work great and look cool, we need to go to production to make more than just a few.

The next step in this process is to take the leap from prototyping to production, and that is where you come in. Your support will help us cover the initial investment in production manufacturing and complete the journey from idea to reality.

Also, just a cool FYI: most of our rewards include a Mounty...some backers will even receive a customized Mounty featuring 3-D text molding or laser etching, like these:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Important Info:

  • If we fund, backers will receive a survey to provide shipping address and color preferences.
  • Please add $5 per Mounty for shipments to Canada and $10 per Mounty for international shipments.
  • Upon funding, first shipments of the Mounty will begin at end of April or early May. 
  • Your credit card is only charged IF we fund the project.

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Patent Pending.
Apple & iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc and are not affiliated in any way with our product.

FAQ

  • At the end of the campaign, we will send out a survey to Mounty backers. The survey will be your chance to give us your color choices, lazer engraving text (if applicable) and shipping address.

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  • No. Your credit card will only be charged if we reach our funding goal. If our campaign is not successful, you will charged NADA, ZERO, ZILCH.

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  • The Mounty was originally designed to be used with I-Phones that do not have cases. The reasons for this vary but primarily it is because there are so many different styles of case that it would be not be possible to have it work with everything without sacrificing quality. However, because the case is stretchy it can accommodate some smaller bumpers and cases. See the updates for more info.

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  • With our initial prototypes the holes we cut in the bottom of the case reduced the quality of the fit near the bottom of the case. The production Mounty will be made with a slightly more durable and stiff material than the prototypes so it may perform OK.

    If you want the opening I would recommend buying the 2 pack and cutting the hole with an exacto knife. If the performance suffers you will still have a pristine Mounty. We can provide paper template for the opening upon request.

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  • The Mounty is designed to securely grasp your phone and keep it attached to a handlebar. However, the Mounty will not protect your phone from certain situations, such as a bicycle crash or riding in a thunderstorm.

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  • Yes,the Mounty is designed to fit a variety of bicycle, stroller, shopping cart handlebars. As long as the handlebar is between 3/4″-1 1/4″ in diameter, the Mounty will fit.

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  • The Mounty, itselt, is waterproof. However, the Mounty does not provide any waterproofing protection for your phone. If you're worried about rain, it'd be a good idea to throw your phone in a plastic baggie before fitting it into the Mounty.

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  • Yes. The first round of Mounty production will give you the choice of 4 colors: Black, White, Green and Blue.

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  • We had the privilege of working with the talented Kyle Milton on our video. If you would like to check out some more of Kyle’s work, see his http://vimeo.com/kylemilton page here. If you would like to recruit Kyle for your video, send him an email at kylemilton@gmail.com.

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  • Yes. Although the Mounty is optimized for the iPhone, it will fit other phones of approximately the same dimensions. (check out our 3rd update for details)

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    8 backers

    Show your support for creativity and join us on this adventure. Help us reach our goal and you'll get insider updates on the Mounty's progress and a personal shout out on Twitter.

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    $20 reward

    171 backers

    Sweet! You have just pre-ordered a limited edition Mounty. In addition to a Mounty specially designed for Kickstarter backers, you will also receive insider updates on its progress. Color options: Black, White, Blue and Green. (Please add $5 for shipments to Canada and $10 for International shipments.)

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  • You selected
    $35 reward

    159 backers

    This is the bargain hunters' level. For your generous support, we're doing a Buy One Get One deal. Not only will you get insider updates and a Mounty for yourself, but we will also throw in an extra Mounty...for a friend or for yourself. Color options: Black, White, Blue and Green. (Please add $5 per address for shipments to Canada and $10 per address for International shipments.)

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  • You selected
    $100 reward

    11 backers Limited (89 left of 100)

    No kidding?! You really believe in us, don'tcha?! We are so grateful to have backers like you. Thank you. You are special and that is why you will receive one regular Mounty and something more. How does laser engraving sound to you? Fancy, right? Backers at this level will also receive a Mounty with an engraved metal plate...you get to pick what is engraved! Color options: Black, White, Blue and Green. (Please add $5 per address for shipments to Canada and $10 per address for International shipments.)

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  • You selected
    $300 reward

    2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)

    Welcome to the Mounty team! Your generosity is astounding and that is why you will get all of the above AND an invitation to party with us at the VIP-only Mounty launch party. If you're not in Austin, we will bring the party to you with a gift-basket full of Texas goodies. Color options: Black, White, Blue and Green. (Please add $5 per address for shipments to Canada and $10 per address for International shipments.)

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  • You selected
    $400 reward

    2 backers

    All-star Package: 24 Mounties (6 in each color). Do you have a lot of friends? Know tons of people? Back us at this level and you'll have a Mounty for all of your buddies. Color options: Black, White, Blue and Green. (Please add $25 per address for Canadian/International shipments.)

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Funding period

- (40 days)