About this project
Thank you for visiting our campaign!
We had such great feedback from our first project (MiDock), that we decided we want to share the newest members of the Mi Family...
Works with all of your favourite devices!
You can now mix and match your plate and base for the MiStand!
Removable Plate - Stretch Goal Option
For a £15 increase to your pledge you can get another plate for your MiStand in a different colour (so you can change the look of your MiStand at any time)!
We have had a lot of requests for this so...We did it £20k unlocked the Champagne Gold MiStand and MiStand mini!
Seeing things your way...We put a lot of research into finding the 'perfect' viewing angle and created various early prototypes. Even amongst our small 'Mi' team we couldn't agree on the 'perfect' angle; that's when we realised there is no such thing! So we worked to find a solution and integrated a component which 'just works' and adds a whole new layer of functionality to the tablet stand market.
The magnetic ball joint allows fluid 3D rotation and viewing adjustments of any compatible tablet being used on MiStand which means you can now really 'see things your way'!
Micro-Suction - After working with the material for the MiDock campaign, we have continued to test and research its capabilities and we are very excited by what it can do. It doesn't leave any residue and the pads can be wiped clean if you ever feel the suction power has decreased.
Polyurethane - We know the limitations of Micro-suction when using various cases, so we have included a set of Pu (Polyurethane) pads which can be fixed to the Micro-Suction pads to make MiStand work with your case.
We decided to include separate pads so they can be detached and easily cleaned if you feel the adhesion has been reduced. If you do not use a case then the Pu Pads are great for cleaning the Micro-Suction pads!
The use of Pu and Micro-Suction means MiStand will work with practically any tablet/case combination!
MiStand is also works great with graphics tablets!
Every MiStand is crafted primarily from aluminium so they are very sturdy and have a premium feel, but it also means they are deceptively lightweight!
MiStand: 470 grams (1.04 pounds) - That's lighter than an iPad with Retina Display!
Introducing MiStand mini...
We wanted to complement the MiStand with another product that shares the same styling but offers it in a smaller package, that's where MiStand mini comes in!
It's ideal for resting your phone (securely) at a bed side table or at a desk and the cable slot has been designed to allow any standard sized USB lead to be passed through so you can charge/sync your phone.
Every MiStand mini comes with integrated Micro-Suction pads which keeps it in place and allows it to securely hold your smartphone. We are including a Pu pad with each stand to allow you to dock most smartphones etc. (Apple, Android, Windows Phone etc.)
MiStand mini is crafted from a single piece of aluminium so there is no compromise in quality, it also means it's lightweight!
80 grams (2.83 ounces) - That's lighter than an iPod touch!
Hows it's made...
We want to take our quality to the next level and will be using a combination of precision aluminium extrusion and CNC machining to produce a high quality finish.
We found a local company who specialise in precision aluminium extrusions, this will allow us to produce the profile for the base of each MiStand. Then using the CNC Engineering company we worked with during the MiDock campaign we are able to make the adjustments and design changes not possible through extrusion alone.
The extrusion process will allow us to create the distinct look of the MiStand and MiStand mini from a single piece of aluminium without the need to machine it from a block of aluminium (and wastes lots of material!).
Bead Blasting / Anodising
We received great feedback on the finish we achieved with our MiDocks, so every MiStand (& MiStand mini) will also be Glass Bead Blasted and then Anodised to provide a beautiful elegant finish.
We are ready...
We like to keep things simple and our goal is to design products that 'just work'. We have been working hard on the prototypes and believe we are ready to go into production. That's where you guys come in, we just need your help to Kickstart the first production run, the Kickstarter goal (£5K) will cover the cost of the extrusion die and tooling and allows us to do the first production run.
Our manufacturing plan is scalable so we have every confidence that we will fulfil your rewards on time and to the standard you guys expect, no matter how successful you guys make this project.
For taking an interest in our product we really hope you like what you see and would like you to help bring this great new product to the market. We are hoping to use Kickstarter to generate demand upfront so we can get people using MiStands in the near future!
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Risks and challenges
As with all projects there will be some risks and challenges ahead, we have tried to minimise these risks before we have approached everyone on Kickstarter.
We have worked with the majority of the suppliers (for the MiDock campaign) and so we believe we have everything in place and do not foresee any issues.
We will keep you informed no matter the situation.
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