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A stylish, highly configurable mobile stand to help you organize your personal space, wherever you happen to be. Works with iPhone 6!
A stylish, highly configurable mobile stand to help you organize your personal space, wherever you happen to be. Works with iPhone 6!
40 backers pledged $4,855 to help bring this project to life.

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The Phantom SpeedShift mounted on vent.
The Phantom SpeedShift mounted on vent.

The DARWINmachine SpeedShift is an iPhone holder designed to mount to the AC vent of your car. It shares it's racy looks with its big brother, the F2 Tablet/iPad Stand, and is inspired by exciting, moving machinery, rather than a plain accessory. Its sculptural, purposeful character makes it look good on its own -- your passengers will definitely ask what it is!  The SpeedShift is equally functional as it is attractive -- a great solution for cars that have no place for iPhones. No tools necessary, just snug it in between the vent slots. Stays on securely, and it's a perfect way to go hands-free. Durable rubber pads holds your phone and holder securely in place without scratching. 

Works in your car, and on your desktop.

The SpeedShift securely mounts your iPhone, which makes it perfect for navigation and iTunes. Since it fits into the air conditioning vent, it has the added benefit of keeping you iPhone cool even on the hottest days. There are no suction cups or mounts on the windshield that would get in the way. The SpeedShift works great as a desktop stand too!

The Snazzy SpeedShift on a Mercedes C-Class
The Snazzy SpeedShift on a Mercedes C-Class
Phantom SpeedShift as a desktop stand
Phantom SpeedShift as a desktop stand

More versatility with the S-1 adapter

With the S-1 adapter, you can mount the SpeedShift on a tripod, or magnetically attach it on the dash, without using vents. If you take still shots or movies with your smartphone, this is a great add-on.

A prototype of the S-1 adapter. The final version will be snazzier and anodized to match.
A prototype of the S-1 adapter. The final version will be snazzier and anodized to match.

 Another useful feature is that it will have embedded magnets so you can setup your SpeedShift on the dash without using vents -- or anywhere else you can think of. Also, if you have a sloped mounting surface,  you can rotate the SpeedShift to level it out before tightening it to the S-1 Adapter. 

(The S-1 adapter is not compatible with the SpeedShift Light)

Fits with phones with or without cases. Adjustable to fit different cars.

The SpeedShift is designed to work with IPhones, as well as other similarly sized smartphones. It has and adjustment range of 2.3" to 2.7"(58.5mm to 68.5mm), so it also works with cases as well.

Can be used with our without cases. Adjustment range is 2.3" to 2.7"(58.5mm to 68.5mm),
Can be used with our without cases. Adjustment range is 2.3" to 2.7"(58.5mm to 68.5mm),

The vent mounting studs are also adjustable to fit in many different cars. Check out the diagram below to make sure.

A wide version for thicker cases or bigger phones.

The wide SpeedShift version is perfect if you have a thick case, like an Otterbox, or if you have a bigger phone. The adjustment range is between 2.65" to 2.8"(67.31mm to 71.12mm). 

On the left, the standard Speedshift, and on the right, the wide SpeedShift.
On the left, the standard Speedshift, and on the right, the wide SpeedShift.

The SpeedShift Light

The SpeedShift Light is the most basic version which clips on to your car's vent. It's thinner and simpler, without the extra features of the regular SpeedShift. In the back, three rubberized prongs can be bent for a nice, secure fit to the vent. The front posts are adjustable to work with iPhones, with or without cases.

The SpeedShift Light side by side with the SpeedShift
The SpeedShift Light side by side with the SpeedShift

Designed and Handmade in California

Just like the F2, the SpeedShift is designed like high-performance machinery. It's efficient and even looks good by itself. From raw metal to finished product, I make each of them, one by one, from high-grade aluminum and stainless steel hardware. Some of the parts are even military-spec -- not just regular stuff from hardware stores.

DARWINmachine SpeedShift Features:

  • CNC aircraft grade aluminum, hand-brushed and anodized
  • Abrasion resistant rubber padding and stainless steel hardware
  • Portrait or landscape orientation, friction fitted to A/C vent or on desktop
  • Adjustable for various AC vent sizes (see diagram. Slat width 0.1"-0.24", and 2.slot spacing 2.3"-2.47")
  • Prevents phone from overheating on hot days
  • Standard version fits with with bare iPhones 3,4,5. Adjustable for slim cases. Adjustability range: 2.3"-2.47", 58.42mm-62.73mm
  • Wide version fits with thicker cases such as Otterbox, or with bigger phones. Adjustability range: 2.65"-2.8", 67.31mm-71.12mm
  • A separate SpeedShift will be available for the iPhone 6
  • Docking cable compatible
  • For iPhone or similar sized devices
  • No tools required
  • Overall dimensions: 3.3"W x 2.5"H x 2.2"D | 2 1/8oz   83.52mm x 63.5mm x 55.58mm | 61g

 Get the SpeedShift as a Set with the F2 iPad/Tablet Stand

Matching pair - SpeedShift and F2 iPad/Tablet Stand in Phantom Grey
Matching pair - SpeedShift and F2 iPad/Tablet Stand in Phantom Grey

Funding from Kickstarter

With your support, I'll have the funds I need to start making the SpeedShifts, and get them in your hands. It would also allow DARWINmachine to keep going, and bring more exciting new designs to life. Thanks for your support!

  

Risks and challenges

The SpeedShift's design has been tested and is ready to go. Since this is my second Kickstarter project, I'm very confident I can deliver, on time. I've always delivered, from simple smartphone holders to custom workstations; anywhere in the world from Dubai to Perth.
If I were to get more orders than I can handle by myself, there may be a bit of a delay in getting the SpeedShift out to you. Not to worry though. If this happens, I'll get extra hands to help me out, and give you regular progress updates.

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    SpeedShift Light - A simpler version of the original SpeedShift, car mount version only. In bare aluminum. Adjustable for use with or without cases.

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    Stark - For the purist, SpeedShift edition in bare aluminum with just the hand-brushed finish. Pure and clean. Nothing else.

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    iPhone 6 SpeedShift in Gunmetal or Red. Hand-brushed and anodized.

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    The Black - Special edition hand-brushed and Type III, mil-spec anodized. Commonly known as "hard anodize", this tough finish is found in military and aerospace equipment, and has a very serious, satin black luster. Upgraded stainless steel hardware.

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    Phantom - Special edition hand-brushed and Type III, mil-spec anodized in Phantom Grey. Updated stainless steel hardware.

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    Evolve it - Custom SpeedShift. Need a wider SpeedShift to work with a bigger case, or a smartphone other than an iPhone?

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    Anodized iPhone 5/6 SpeedShift + iPad set. Get one Red or Gunmetal SpeedShift and one matching F2 iPad/Tablet Stand.

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    SpeedShift Anodized set of 5 - Five SpeedShifts in Red and Gunmetal. Great Christmas gifts!

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    Custom SpeedShift + F2 Set - 4 custom SpeedShifts and 2 F2 in matching colors.

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