About this project
Silicon Valley startup company HandScape has created HandyCase, a revolutionary technology that allows users to tap and swipe their mobile device from behind without obscuring the screen with their hands. As soon as users attach the case to their phone or tablet, they can interact with their device using all fingers from both hands, and can, in effect, "see through" the device.
NOTE: HandyCase is a trademark of HandScape Inc.
Our idea is developed by leading talents in Silicon Valley, California and protected by numerous patents. Our sleek design is crafted by top industrial design firm and artists in the United States and in Europe. Our high quality and low cost product is made by a reputable Chinese manufacturer.
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- 2015: Featured on Forbes as outstanding startup at CES 2015
- 2014: SVIEF 2014 Innovation Award Top 30
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- 2013: 3rd price Silicon Valley Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) Startup Contest
All mobile device users can benefit from this technology on a daily basis.Your kids, your siblings, your parents, your best friends, HandyCase makes it easier to interact with your mobile devices. We have developed games and apps to prove our technology is not only beneficial, but also practical and fun. HandyCase is available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 1, 2 & 3, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro.
HandyCase is easy for everyone to use.
- Attach the screen.
- Turn it on.
- Instantly, your HandyCase connects through Bluetooth and is ready to use.
HandScape currently has:
- One issued patent (Patent#:US8384683).http://www.google.com/patents/US8384683
- 27 patents pending.
With HandyCase, players are able to use every finger from both hands to interact with games.
HandsCube, the first app that that allows you to play the "Rubik's cube" from front and back of your mobile devices, now available at App Store for both iPhone and iPad.
Complex games on your iPhone and iPad become easier to handle and don't force the user to lay the device on a flat surface.
Being able to interact with a touch screen from the back vastly improves the user experience for many existing apps and opens the door for new applications that would otherwise be clunky and frustrating on a simple touch screen.
Furthermore, this would also change the face of multi-player games because it doesn’t require the game to divide itself into sections, two players could each have control over the entire field.
Handscape originally developed HandyCase technology on the Android platform. All features are available for Android. For interested parties, support our Android pledge. See more demo on our website: www.handscape.com
We’ve developed an extensive API to allow developers to easily implement HandyCase functionality into their apps. The HandyCase API is very easy to pick up. It's similar to UIKit’s touch-handling interfaces, with familiar features such as gesture recognizers and multi-touch handling. An Android API is also being developed alongside the iOS API.
For game developers, our SDK supports cocos2d-x, cocos3d, Unity3d and other game engines.
Handscape has worked with top industrial design firm Whipsaw to create HandyCase. Its design was made to be protective, stylish, comfortable, and lightweight. All our smart cases are made from high quality durable materials and fit snug onto your device.
NOTE: We have four HandyCase colors including Neon Green, Rose Gold, Gold and Silver. We will email you after you pledge. For more information about the colors, please visit www.handscape.com.
We are transparent on how we spend the funds from our backers. Here is a detailed breakdown of how your investment will be spent:
HandyCase can bring a positive impact to the world in a BIG way. We have reached our current pre-production stage with help from existing investors. With support of new backers, we can ensure a market, continue to engineer HandyCase to it’s ultimate performance, and build a developing community around this innovative idea.
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Founder of Handscape, Dr. Tong Luo, grew up in China. At a young age, Luo started crafting intricate things with his hands. When he moved to the United States twenty years ago, he developed a passion for technology and engineering.
It was at a house party five years ago when Dr. Luo saw an iPad for the first time. He was intrigued about the possibilities of this brand new device. After leaving his career as an eBay Senior Software Engineer in 2010, Dr. Luo focused all his time and energy on creating the HandyCase. In 2013, when the first patent of its kind was granted for the HandyCase, Dr. Luo immediately incorporated HandScape Inc.
He spent months hand-crafting and soldering prototypes, improving each version. Since its inception, Tong has invested his own money and without intentions to be compensated for his time and investments.
Today, HandScape islocated in California's Silicon Valley and has its own team of mechanical, hardware and software engineers, industry design partners, design artists, marketing team, and support from our angel investors.
Lead Angel Investors
Wilfred Corrigan, Founder and CEO of LSI Logic
Dr. Datong Chen, Founder of Omnivision, Spreadtrum Communication, and WestSummit Capital
Lighthouse Capital Management in Shanghai
About The Team
Tong Luo, Ph.D, Founder & CTO
Tong completed his bachelor's and master's degree in Electrical Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University and University of Science & Technology in China, and was awarded his doctorate in Computer Science from Duke University in 2000. With 15+ years of experience with Bell Labs, GTE Labs, CIENA and eBay, he worked on a variety of technologies and consumer products and filing multiple patents. Tong was co-founder of the profitable Abacus Financial Services from 2003 to 2013, with thousands of residential loans funded worth billions of dollars. He founded and incorporated HandScape in 2013 and has applied for multiple patents in the area of handheld computer interaction.
Min Hui, Ph.D, CEO
Dr. Min Hui, CEO of HandScape Inc., received her Ph.D. from Duke University, and a master’s degree from Stanford University and another from Tsinghua University. She received scholarships from Duke, Stanford and Tsinghua Universities. Min has worked in the past with Morgan Stanley as a financial advisor and is currently the founder and CEO of Abacus Financial. Dr. Min Hui is known for her passion, vision, leadership, photographic memory, communication skills, resourcefulness, and gentle heart. In this rapidly changing market, Dr. Min Hui’s determination and leadership will bring HandScape to successful heights.
John Lin, Ph.D, Co-Founder, Engineering
While studying in China, John was awarded 2nd prize at China’s National Physics Olympiad in 1998. He completed his undergraduate studies in Microelectronics at Tsinghua University in China and was awarded his doctorate in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in 2006. John’s career experience includes positions on the Consulting Staff at Magma Design Automation. As Operations Manager at Abacus Financial Services, John managed the funding of over $2B in consumer loans before joining HandScape in 2013.
Ray Combs, Co-Founder
Ray has been creating and marketing innovative products in the Silicon Valley for over 15 years. He has held senior positions in hardware and software development and product marketing at Novell, Shoretel, Palm, Livescribe, Lytro and Amazon/Kindle. Ray has cultivated his international experience by living and working in Europe and demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit by founding three startup companies. When taking a break from entrepreneurial endeavors, he enjoys skiing, travel, music and spending time with his family. He holds degrees in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering and German from Washington State University.
Yifan Chen, Software Engineer
In 2012, Yifan received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Tongji University in China and his Master of Science in Computer Engineering from George Washington University in 2014. Before joining Handscape, he was a hardware testing engineer at Philips.
Vy Nguyen, Marketing Director
Vy is a start-up enthusiast and marketing aficionado. After graduating from UC Davis in 2014, she focused her time and energy in supporting high tech start-ups in Silicon Valley. Besides HandScape, Vy is the Head of Marketing at ZaReason, a hardware provider tech company based in Berkeley, CA.
Kelly Gullo, Campaign Marketing Manager
Kelly has an associate degree in Journalism and earned her bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Ferris State University, Michigan in 1991. She has extensive knowledge in social media, sales support, marketing, and freelance writing.
Elias Barboza, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Writer and social media specialist, Elias has public relations experience within the world of Silicon Valley and tech startups. Raised in the Bay Area, he graduated from Cal State East Bay in California with a bachelor's degree in Communications.
Risks and challenges
Our Kickstarter backers will always come first. We promise to be transparent and communicate any potential delays and important milestones.
HandScape will ship HandyCase to our backers in February 2016 and update them immediately if we run into supply chain issues. Major projects like this always run the risk of difficult engineering and manufacturing challenges. We’ve staffed our team with top professionals in Silicon Valley and China to avoid all problems.
HandScape ensures collaboration with world class manufacturing teams and suppliers. We foresee a high demand in HandyCase. Our solid manufacturing process and our experienced team are able to scale the production volume. All Kickstarter orders will be fulfilled before any retail orders.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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