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Decorative and protective rail covers with kickstand feature for the Nintendo Switch console, handmade from wood and other materials.
Decorative and protective rail covers with kickstand feature for the Nintendo Switch console, handmade from wood and other materials.
2,098 backers pledged $55,286 to help bring this project to life.

Update #2

Posted by Gravilogic (Creator)
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We are now closing in on 500% of our goal, thanks for the support!

Several reviewers have said that the Switchblades are difficult to remove due to the small size of the lever latch. We're going to increase the size of the serrations and the length of the latch to resolve this issue.

The lever latch is currently too small
The lever latch is currently too small

We have been working on the frictional mechanism and will likely use a compressed o-ring design. This design will provide constant friction force throughout the lifetime of the kickstand and it can handle varying fabrication tolerances. We're going to do more testing to make sure they last for several thousand cycles.

Some backers have asked if the kickstands will work with the charger cable or other USB-C accessories. They do work fine and will tilt the Switch back to about 35 degrees from horizontal, just be careful with the connector.

The charger works with the kickstands
The charger works with the kickstands
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