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A subtle but effective case alternative for beautiful phones. (iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One, A9, and more...) #StripYourPhone
A subtle but effective case alternative for beautiful phones. (iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One, A9, and more...) #StripYourPhone
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If your phone is too pretty for a case, you've come to the right place.

Image Credit: The Louvre
Image Credit: The Louvre

Hello, my name is Nathan. I'm here because I'm tired of having a mini heart attack every time my phone slips out of my hand - but I also can't stand the thought of covering my beautiful phone with a case. That's why I've created Strip: A subtle but effective anti-slip accessory for beautiful phones.

What is Strip and Why is it So Great? 

Strip is a pair of small grippy silicone pads that stick to the sides of your phone. It's as simple as that. Strip gives your beautiful phone more traction so you don't have to worry about dropping it all the time.

Strip may look subtle but it's surprisingly effective. This is what Strip can do for the slipperiest phone in the universe, the iPhone 6.

As you can see, Strip's awesome gripping power lets you hold your naked phone with confidence. With Strip you can text, take calls, and even take pictures safely with one hand.

Five seconds! I stood up for like five seconds!
Five seconds! I stood up for like five seconds!

Yes, Strip gives your phone some impressive traction, but don't worry, Strip is only grippy when you need it to be. Your phone will still slide in and out of your pockets with ease.

But wait, there's more! Strip also doesn't look like trash! Yes, you read that right, Strip looks and feels like it actually belongs on premium phones. I'm going to stop talking for a minute and let you enjoy a few pictures of Strip just looking awesome. (Pinteresters, feel free to do your thing. #StripYourPhone)

Strip on a Samsung Galaxy S6
Strip on a Samsung Galaxy S6
Strip on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Strip on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Strip on an iPhone 6
Strip on an iPhone 6
Strip on an HTC One M9
Strip on an HTC One M9
Strip on a Samsung Galaxy Essex
Strip on a Samsung Galaxy Essex
Strip on a Dial 6s
Strip on a Dial 6s
Strip on a Piece of Pure Awesome
Strip on a Piece of Pure Awesome
Strip on a Samsung Galaxy S6
Strip on a Samsung Galaxy S6

So there you have it. Strip is a simple, safe, and classy way to let your slippery phone go naked the way it was meant to be.

Will Strip Work on My Phone?

Probably! Strip works on just about any device with flat or rounded sides, including iPods!

My next project will be a version of Strip for ear buds.
My next project will be a version of Strip for ear buds.

Here is a partial list of Strip compatible devices:

  • iPhone 5, 6, & 6 Plus
  • Galaxy S6, Note 4, & Note 5 
  • HTC One, M8, M9, & A9
  • Nexus 5X & 6P
  • Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact 
  • Blackberry Passport 
  • iPod touch & nano
  • And more . . . 

If you don’t see your device listed here, send me a message and I'll check it out for you.

How to Strip Your Phone

Installing Strip on your phone is as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

1. Clean the edges of your phone to remove any oils or dirt. 

2. peel a Strip from its backing and gently position it anywhere you like. (You can gently pull it up and reposition it if you're not happy with your first attempt.) 

3. Apply firm pressure to the entire Strip pad.

That's it! Repeat the process on the other edge of your phone and you're good to go.

Why Strip Needs Your Help

Strip will be made in two major steps. First, a roll of super thin adhesive-backed premium silicone sheet will be manufactured to my exact specifications. That roll of material will then be sliced up and die-cut into the shape that you see in the pictures above.  

I am confident that you are going to love Strip as much as I do and I am fully committed to making Strip happen. To that end, I have already personally funded to purchase of the raw material. The last remaining expense is the die-cut tooling that will enable me to produce Strip economically on a larger scale (up to this point, I've been cutting my Strips by hand with a hobby knife). And that's why Strip needs your help. With your generous support this campaign will fund the production tooling that will bring Strip to your phone and to the world!

For your part in this epic adventure you will earn bragging rights as the first person on your block to experience the joy that is Strip. And later, after Strip has spread far and wide, you will see people confidently holding their beautiful phones on the subway, on the bus, in class, at work... And when you do you can walk up to each and every one of them, look deep into their happy eyes and whisper "You're welcome." 

Strip Rewards Explained

Strips: All of the reward tiers include Strips. Strips are packaged in pairs. One pair is enough for one phone. For example, the $7 reward gives you 2 pairs which is enough Strips for 2 phones.

Add-On: There is an "add-on" option for each reward tier. If you would like to receive more pairs of Strips, simply add $3 to your pledge for each additional pair. (You do not need to change your reward selection and shipping remains the same.)

Stickers: These are normal stickers designed exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign. You'll get 2 of each design. Stick them anywhere you like but please sticker responsibly.

If the tie and the glasses don't make any sense, check out the project video.
If the tie and the glasses don't make any sense, check out the project video.

Mug: This is a Kickstarter exclusive coffee mug that can also be used as a pencil holder, or even a pen holder. It's your mug, dream big.

This is a display model with paper graphics. Yours will be a real mug with real graphics, probably.
This is a display model with paper graphics. Yours will be a real mug with real graphics, probably.

Bob's Tie: This is the same tie that Bob wears in the project video. It's the most stylish wardrobe accessory you will ever own. Wear it with confidence and be prepared for wonderful things. (I wore it to the mall one day and came home with a modeling contract and a free boat.)

Um, excuse me, my eyes are up here.
Um, excuse me, my eyes are up here.

Strip Timeline  

The Strip manufacturing process will begin as soon as this campaign ends and will be complete by early December. If all goes well you will be beaming with joy by mid-December!

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Risks and challenges

It's earthquake season here in Oklahoma and my entire town is made of bricks so I'm not 100% sure that my post office will exist in a few months - so I guess shipping is a little iffy - but the manufacturing side of the project is all lined up and ready to go. This is a very straightforward project compared to the projects that I do for a living as an aerospace engineer but I've included some cushion in my schedule just in case there are any bumps in the road, or earthquakes. I will keep you posted as the project progresses and I will do my absolute best to get your Strips to you on time.

Thank you!

-Nathan

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    - 2 pairs of Strips!

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    - 4 pairs of Strips!

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    - 4 pairs of Strips!
    - 4 Kickstarter exclusive stickers!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    - 10 pairs of Strips!
    - 4 Kickstarter exclusive stickers!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    - 10 pairs of Strips!
    - 4 Kickstarter exclusive stickers!
    - 1 Kickstarter exclusive coffee mug!

    Thank you! Your pledge will support the tooling and manufacturing of Strip! You are awesome!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    - 2 pairs of Strips!

    Thank you! Your pledge will support the tooling and manufacturing of Strip! You are awesome!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    - 10 pairs of Strips!
    - 4 Kickstarter exclusive stickers!
    - 1 Kickstarter exclusive coffee mug!
    - Bob's tie!

    Thank you! Your pledge will support the tooling and manufacturing of Strip! You are awesome!

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