Update - June 25, 2012 - The Final Product Revealed
I've known about Kickstarter for years and have always wanted to launch a project. I'm sure many of you can relate. After developing several other projects, I finally decided to go for it with this iPhone skin made from real apple wood.
I wanted to keep this project as simple as possible. Hence, the basic (silent) video and short description listing the main features of the iPhone skin.
These iPhone skins are made from real apple wood. Each skin is unique with its own distinct wood grain. They are laser cut and measured precisely to fit on the back of your phone. The camera port has plenty of clearance to allow the camera to function normally. There is also a relief to reveal the Apple logo. These iPhone skins are less than 1mm thick, have contoured edges, and a matte finish. They come with an acid-free, removable adhesive, already applied to the back of the skin. Also included is 1 sheet of laser cut high tack adhesive. Please note that these are made for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S only.
More than just a box.
The packaging for these iPhone skins convert into a stand for your iPhone just by folding along the score lines. They can be used in portrait or horizontal modes and can accommodate the cord for the charger. They are made from chipboard, corrugated cardboard, and repulpable tape, and are 100% recyclable.
Funds will go toward purchasing the raw materials(such as wood and adhesives), expendable supplies(such as sandpaper and sealers), packaging material, and shipping.
Why Did I Make This Product?
I just thought it would be fun to have an iPhone with a skin made from real apple wood. I searched online but could not find one, so I decided to make one myself. There were numerous trials on paper, test cuts on cardboard, and adjustments down to 1/1000th of an inch.
I will be making each one of these skins myself and will not be outsourcing any process. I buy all of the raw materials and supplies and assemble them. Some of the steps in making these skins include: prepping the material, programming the laser cutter, applying the adhesive, several sanding steps, and finishing. At this time, I have found that the best way to finish these pieces is to sand by hand and seal each one individually. It is much more time consuming, but the end result is far superior than finishing my machine.
These iPhone skins are easy to apply. Align the camera port and the relief for the logo. Center left to right, and top to bottom. Gently apply even pressure. Very little pressure is needed to adhere to your phone. Please note that these iPhone skins are intended as aesthetic only. Though they may prevent (or cover up) scratches, but they do not protect from damage due to water, impact, or drops.
- (30 days)