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About

We continue to work on this project despite of Kickstarter outcome. Please visit our website for updates. Thank you for your interest and support.

A US patent is pending on this product.

 

Our Story

The  idea for the iHook system came from our personal need to use our iPod Nanos in our cars. We wanted to mount the Nano on the dashboard to make it visible and within reach. The only solution available was a universal mount that was too bulky and unreliable. This is how the first iHooks were born.
 
It took months of design work to come up with our universal mounting solution.  Every aspect of the iHook, from the shape of the platform to the mounting points to the precise bracket angle, is the result of collaboration and testing.  During this process it became clear that the new generation of miniature devices demand firm platforms wherever they are used.  We realized that a single iHook is not enough! 
 
 

Product:

To make iHook as simple as possible we used the built-in iPod Nano clip as a base for our design. The compact size of our unit matches the Nano perfectly. The design makes it possible to mount an iPod Nano on any available surface.
 

An iHook will give you easy and convenient access to your Nano in an automobile or on a bicycle, motorcycle, airplane, furniture, wrist band and even clothing. While the dashboard of a car is the obvious choice for the Nano placement, the sun visor, center console or windshield may also be used to mount the iHook.

Originally conceived for use in the car, iHook evolved into a solution for use everywhere you use the iPod. The iHook is not your normal desktop docking station. It is a truly unique and universal solution. It is the answer for a tiny device that always needs a firm mount. Here are few examples:

For sports lovers and people on the go: stitch the lightweight iHook on your clothes and make a fashion statement. Running, jumping or snowboarding – with an iHook, you are guaranteed never to lose your Nano.

If you are a two-wheel user, either bicycle, motorcycle or scooter, the iHook is the ONLY EXISTING solution to have your iPod Nano visible and handy. Mount it on a handle bar, fuel tank or windshield and ride safely!

The iPod Nano is so tiny that even a cable attaching it to a home theater sometimes overwhelms the little device. To keep the cable in place, use the iHook solution. The iHook and your Nano will be stylish, even if the home entertainment cable isn’t.

Yes, the iPod Nano is tiny, but the iHook attachment system is even smaller. It’s so small that it be attached to a remote control — of course you’ll need a wireless transmitter for your player. Relax on a couch and listen to your favorite tunes with your control in your hand.

Whether you use a Mac or a PC, you can use an iHook to attach this elegant MP3 player securely at your workstation. You can prevent cables from accidently pulling your Nano to the floor, or simply keep it from getting lost in a pile of papers. Attach it to the computer itself, or to the monitor.

Place your Nano in an iHook on your desk or night stand. Feel the pleasant ergonomics and the rigid stability. Enjoy the added visibility of your iPod in its angled base. Make your iPod feel “at home” anywhere you use it!

Construction: 

The iHook is constructed of high-grade anodized aluminum and will be offered in the seven iPod Nano colors. All seven colors will be available for purchase and all will have the quality look of Apple® products.

We designed the iHook universal mount for convenience to stick, glue, screw, rivet or tie-wrap, depending on the surface requirements.

We also designed the shape of the clip for a fast and easy one hand snap-on for the Nano. Once the Nano is sitting in the cradle it has a much stronger, more secure grip than the original clip.

 

Manufacturing

In order to control quality and minimize delivery time, we have decided to manufacture the iHook at a local plant in California. Two companies will manufacture and finish the iHook.  

All design has been completed. Prototype testing has been completed by our team.  We are currently in the process of tooling and fixture design. We are working closely with the manufacturer in this process. Our tooling and production costs have been established.  All iHooks will be checked for quality and shipped from our Simi Valley studio. 

   
 
Help us find new uses for the iHook!
 
We welcome your ideas for innovative uses of our product. Send us your ideas and we'll select two winners: one for the “Best Use” of the iHook and one for the “Weirdest Use” of the iHook.
 
 

Where the money goes:

We have invested our own capital in the design and development of the iHook system, and in the creation of prototypes.  We need your support to create the tooling needed for production quantities.

    

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    Pledge US$ 18 or more About $18

    EARLY_BIRD SPECIAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks in SILVER). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    EARLY_BIRD SPECIAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks in GRAPHITE). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    EARLY_BIRD SPECIAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks in BLUE). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    EARLY_BIRD SPECIAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks in GREEN). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    EARLY_BIRD SPECIAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks in ORANGE). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    EARLY_BIRD SPECIAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks in PINK). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    EARLY_BIRD SPECIAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks in RED). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About $25

    PERSONAL: 1 iHook set (includes 3 iHooks of any one color). You'll want an iHook everywhere you use your Nano -- in the car, in the house, and at the office. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $15 for international.)

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    EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL: Help us get started! 3 iHook sets (9 iHooks -- plenty for you, and a few for friends.) One or more colors. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $20 for international.)

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    FRIENDS: 3 iHook sets (9 iHooks -- plenty for you, and a few for friends). One or more colors. FREE shipping in the US! (Add $20 for international.)

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