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After shattering a few iPhone screens in our days, we decided to create our own protection.
Flex pads are constructed to absorb the energy from impact and direct the forces from a drop to the elastic pads on the 4 corners of the iPhone. This will save your iPhone screen from utter annihilation.
They are permanently held in place by a seriously thick adhesive. We have used our sets of Flexpads on our iPhone 6 devices for almost 5 months and they are still firmly in place. They are seriously sticky.
Our #1 Goal: Protect your screen
We have all sacrificed the elegance of our iPhones by surrounding them in a bulky case. After I shattered my second iPhone in 8 months, I decided to look at other options. I was upset with the cases on the market and I thought that if I was going to destroy my Iphone so often, I at least wanted to enjoy it without armoring it in a case, so I went naked.
After going nude for so long, I started to scratch my iPhone and bang up the corners and since I drop my phone every week, I must have protection. So why can't we design a medium between naked and super bulky phone? Something to protect, but also allow us to enjoy the feeling of a bare phone.
So I took this question to a few friends. After dipping our toes in the pool with some prototype designs, we decided to jump in and bring our idea to life. So we hope you can find the Pads as useful as we have!
We redesigned the pads to fit the whole corner for more stability.
Questions to Ponder :
How does it protect my screen? They are made with an elastic rubber material to absorb to the shear force of impact from a mid level drop without failing. The corners are the most vulnerable parts of the screen, and the pads are designed to fit snug to the corners to protect the screen and edges.
Will they stick to my phone forever? With the help from the 3M adhesive, the Pads stay in place until intentionally removed. The rounded corners make for a smooth like transition from hand to pocket.
Can they be used with a screen protector? No. The Pads are molded be custom fit to all iPhone models and a screen protector would jeopardize that perfect fit.
What material are they made of? A natural rubber material that resists corrosive environments, with exceptional resistance to heat, aging, and weather. It is ultra-elastic and has excellent strength and stretchability.
We have successfully built the prototypes and our next step is to go from prototype to manufactured products. We have our manufacturer in place. In preparation to launch the first production run, we have a funding goal of $10,000 to facilitate in our final production costs. We know you will be satisfied with the quality and performance of the product and will be proud to rock the new look of Flexpads.
Risks and challenges
We have created extra time for the manufacturing process and we are confident we will ship by our estimated dates. We will always be transparent and inform our backers of any all potential hurdles that we encounter.
Our greatest risk comes from manufacturing, packaging and assembly of the pads. Time is of the essence and we must stay on track to provide our product by the dates we promise.
Our goal is to create and maintain a great quality product and ensure that the component is manufactured properly with all the dynamic functions operating optimally while shipping the product on time to our backers.
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