Protect your devices from the ever looming eye of Big Brother and from Hackers. Get iPatched. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on August 5, 2013.
About this project
Our personal security is constantly being infringed upon.
You never know who is watching or where they are watching from. In response to these security threats, iPatched was born.
iPatched protects you from being seen through web cams/cameras when you are not using your connected devices. iPatched covers your cell phone, iPad/Droid pad/Kindle, laptop, and Kinect/Playstation cameras. iPatched gives YOU the control over who sees into your life.
With more and more devices staying connected at all times, more and more hackers spying on innocent victims through their computers (See Article on Ratting), and with more and more regulations coming into play as to who has access to your information, why wouldn't you use iPatched?
We have designs and manufactures lined up and ready to go. All we need is your help and support in order to get our first production run created. We are all in this together. By protecting yourself, you are protecting the personal safety of others.
Did we mention that on top of keeping Big Brother and RATs out of your life, the iPatched looks super cool? Because they do! Everyone likes to make their device look super slick and awesome.
Here are a few designs available through the Kickstarter
Dont be caught under the eye. Get iPatched.
Each iPatched is custom printed on static cling vinyl with UV inks that will always stand out and look new. The diameter measures .85cm (.335in) and it is .007in thick. It has no adhesive, but will cling to the surface of your webcam and can be easily removed and reapplied without any negative affect to your devices.
The iPatched was designed to be minimal, attractive and versatile so that it allows your laptop to close and not interfere with most device cases. It’s the elegant solution to ensure your privacy.
The iPatched comes in a variety of beautiful colors & designs and we are continuing to develop new themes. Also, we will soon offer patches for your Kinect and larger webcams.
What is Static Cling Vinyl?
Static Cling Vinyl is that magical material that is used for things such as auto decals and window advertising. It looks like this:
The static cling allows for the iPatched to be placed on a device without leaving behind any sort of residue or stickiness.
The iPatched Team
Amy Purifoy - Inventor, Developer, Graphics
Amy is an award winning artist, graphic designer and front-end web developer. She completed her B.A. in Art & Photography at Houghton College in New York. She is currently director of design for the award winning international literary magazine, Versal, which is based out of Amsterdam. She is also the creative director and co-founder of two technology start-ups iSchoolMusic.org and olive.is. As an artist, her work has been shown in galleries in New York City, Belfast, London and Bristol. She is the principal owner of Paper Pocket Design, which has developed and designed web, platform, print and motion graphics for healthcare, music education, music, entertainment and fashion among other industries.
DJ Lipscomb - Marketing, Finance
After spending over 3 years at Sony Music/Provident Label Group in Nashville, and multiple years worth of marketing experience, DJ went on to start his own marketing firm specializing in launching new products. He and Amy met through a mutual friend and have worked on multiple projects together leading up to iPatched.
Our manufacturer is setup and ready to go with our order. They are located here in US (Arizona, to be exact), which means turn around time will be almost non-existant. All that is left is for you to jump on board and help us make this product a reality!
Risks and challenges
- Fulfillment can take more time than needed. Our prototype is already created and our manufactures have provided quotes. All we need to do is give them some money!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We package each of the 6 patches on a card, rather than adhesive, this way you can store them on the card when you are not using them. Each card has 6 patches.
This is a great question! First off, the iPatched patches are not stickers. Check out the product specs for more details...but they are static cling vinyl, which means you can easily place and remove them over your webcams and mobile devices. Our goal with this Kickstarter is to immediately get our product into your hands. The money raised in this campaign will not only cover the costs of use to produces all of the different designs, but it wil help us launch other products in the future.
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