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By Matt Mello
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About this project

It only takes a few minutes, so check out our highlight video above to get oriented.

Please select "Like" link and thanks in advance for sharing our project with others on social media. Most importantly, your pledge helps to make this great idea become reality!

For final news on Kickstarter fundraising campaign, review the latest update with details on acquiring Armagetn, moving forward.

Browse our expanding gallery of scenarios that benefit from Armagetn
Browse our expanding gallery of scenarios that benefit from Armagetn
Hands free iPhone use
Hands free iPhone use
Ideal Gamecaster Accessory
Ideal Gamecaster Accessory


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Mount iPad to any vehicle
Mount iPad to any vehicle

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News: Response to inquiries concerning delivery of your reward if we do not reach funding goal - "Yes", all orders will be fulfilled from Kickstarter campaign.  See the Update on Funding & Rewards.  Send us a message with any questions or concerns.

News: Rumors of new iPad model, different size, coming soon. Are you ready for this change with your current holder? Regardless of manufacturer tablet dimensions, Armagetn holds them all.

News:  Addressing some inquiries, Yes we will be able to ship your order in time for Christmas holiday. Also concerning any volume orders, see the FAQ link or send us a message.

News: Thanks Paco! We agree, Armagetn is "quintessential" - Xataka Home Article: http://t.co/sX7HBmEg

It is a device for holding objects and positioning them precisely where needed. It was invented to serve as a universal accessory to hold things for you with greater flexibility than existing solutions. Armagetn saves you time and money.

It has 2 parts

  • An arm that can be bent to retain its shape and position.
  • A hand that has soft, flexible fingers for grasping objects.

You typically attach Armagetn's arm to a surface, like a table, desk or bench, though it can attach to many other solid surfaces.  The hand attaches to the arm with a modular connector, allowing easy connection and disconnection. 

The hand can be used independent of the arm for many situations for gripping an object.

When grilling, work areas can get tight. Need a hand?
When grilling, work areas can get tight. Need a hand?

Mounting options:

Arm base mounts
Arm base mounts

- Clamp, built-in to arm (left-most) or quick disconnect. The clamp is the standard mounting solution that ships with Armagetn.
- (Optional) Magnetic base for attaching to metal cabinets, tool boxes, vehicles, etc..
- (Optional) Angle bracket, for screwing or bolting to a surface, has quick disconnect stud.
(Left to right, first mount is clamp, with built-in arm. Remaining 3 mounts are quick disconnect).

The following depicts how the quick disconnect coupler and base mount connect:


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It works like your own arm and hand.  Armagetn holds and positions objects by grasping them with the hand's fingers. You can easily bend the hand's flexible fingers to grip an object. Then the flex arm can be bent as desired to precisely position the object being held. 

Armagetn hand with bent fingers
Armagetn hand with bent fingers
Armagetn gripping iPad used as doc camera
Armagetn gripping iPad used as doc camera

To deliver a more complete solution for assisting us with holding things as compared to options in existence today. How Armagetn delivers such great capability for holding and grasping items where needed is unparalleled.

A motivating influence behind the invention was to mimic our own arms and hands for holding things. Repeatedly during a typical day we grip an object with a hand then hold it where desired using our arm as a "support device", so to speak. We easily pickup then release objects and in this manner, the design philosophies behind Armagetn was : Keep it simple and make it easy.

A primary goal with development of Armagetn was to deliver an attractive design, providing multiple colors in appealing themes. We're convinced we've struck a great balance between form and function.

Working like your very own arm and hand, Armagetn holds things for you with these advantages:

  • Better than your arm and hand as it helps you avoid fatigue by doing the work for you
  • Positions objects precisely where needed
  • Frees up your arms and hands for other activities
  • Flexibility. Ex: Holds any manufacturer tablet or smartphone, regardless of dimension or where features are located on the device.
  • Enhances safety. Ex: hot air gun held while drying paint or glue in harmful vapor areas, high heat situations, holding a flashlight in attic or for roadside vehicle repairs at night, etc..
  • Plethora of current mounting options and several new concepts under development
  • Expands functionality of work, recreation and home in unforeseen ways. We want to save time and simplify our lives, right?

The current Armagetn models are the result of several years of exhaustive and highly creative development. It has matured and come along way from its genesis. Armagetn has been trademarked and patent filed (patent pending). It is currently being used in the field for final durability, fit and finish testing.

Armagetn is at the point where final design and engineering modifications are being laid in, then is ready for manufacturing. It will be marketed in two areas initially:

  • General consumer: Home, business, recreation.
  • Education: In classrooms and for college students.

In this startup phase, we are currently in the initial round of venture capital, seeking seed funding to get Armagetn up and going. Its time to get it Kickstarted!

Your pledge is crucial for establishing the viability of Armagetn as real product.

The Kickstarter contributions will be applied towards areas of:

  • Rapid prototyping of the finished pieces for "palm" of the hand
  • Injection Molding development - dies / casting
  • Raw Material MOQs : Minimum ordering quantities requiring thousands of pieces and bulk lengths
  • Assembly operations: Establish large scale production methods with target volume in thousands / month
  • Packaging: Establish best packaging solutions. Some ideas include custom boxing for high end models, clear plastic secure-sealed versions for retail and containers for bulk/volume
  • Marketing: Advertising, with emphasis on digital / social media ads. Traditional print media as well
  • Develop logo and branding

Note: It doesn't matter what pledge level you make, we'll stay in touch regularly along the way. We take your financial support seriously and are very appreciative.   

All hands are 4 finger version with this initial release.

Any contribution of at least $1 will help!

Armagetn hands - the lineup!
Armagetn hands - the lineup!
Arm and hands: Range of colors and themes!
Arm and hands: Range of colors and themes!

Our primary focus is successful completion of initial fundraising, followed by preparation for production. Final design and selection of materials will be locked in. Then with engineering changes completed the raw materials will need to be acquired in bulk, which have lengthy lead time factors involved due the build to order specifications and large volume order quantities. Once the raw materials are delivered - we build and deliver your Armagetn order! 

Subsequent phases will involve additional Armagetn models and targeting of more consumer segments.  We see unique possibilities with future arm and hand models that allow Armagetn to be used more broadly, incredible as that may seem. We are currently working with hands incorporating 5 or more fingers. Many, many exciting possibilities are unfolding with the Armagetn invention.

We have already been in contact with suppliers in Asia and the US, having identified sources for the raw materials and sub assemblies. We're ready to get to work but first need your help.

Please donate and personally help Kickstart this great invention!!!

THANK YOU for your support.

Sincerely,
The Mello LLC team

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    1 Armagetn hand only (4 finger ver), choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Est retail value will be a minimum of $40. Free shipping in US. (Add $20 for international shipping).

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    2 Armagetn hands only (4 finger ver), choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Free shipping in US. (Add $20 for international shipping).

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    HAND MOUNT: An incredible use of an Armagetn hand!!! Connects to any regular Armagetn hand for positioning items.
    1 Armagetn hand MOUNT (4 finger ver), choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Free shipping in US. (Add $20 for international shipping).

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    INCREDIBLE VALUE!!! Get 2 hands and a new style mount. This is the rotating ball mount on top of the Armagetn arm, so the hands are interchangeable in the same faashion.

    HAND MOUNT BUNDLE: Receive 1 Armagetn Hand Mount and 1 regular hand for gripping items. Any color from standard hand colors may be selected for the fingers. Both hands are 4 finger version.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    1 complete Armagetn, hand and arm.

    Arm color is black, matte finish, with built-in base clamp.

    Hand (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Est retail value will be a minimum of $90. Shipping costs may apply in US. (Add $30 for international shipping).

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    1 complete Armagetn, hand and arm with quick disconnect coupler base. Hands (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Arm color is black (matte finish) or white. Shipping costs may apply in US. (Add $30 for international shipping).

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    1 complete Armagetn, hand and arm.
    BONUS: 1 additional hand included, for total of 2 hands.

    Both hands (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Both hands can be different colors.

    Arm color is black, matte finish, with quick disconnect coupler.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    1 complete Armagetn, hand and arm. BONUS: 1 additional hand included, for total of 2 hands.

    Both hands (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Both hands can be different colors.

    Arm choice of color, Gloss finish: Black, Yellow, Red or White, or Voter's color with quick disconnect coupler.

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    Pledge $230 or more About $230

    2 complete Armagetn's, hand and arm. BONUS: 1 additional hand included, for total of 3 hands. Hand (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color. Arm color is Gloss Black with quick disconnect coupler. Free shipping in US. (Add $30 for international shipping).

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    Pledge $275 or more About $275

    2 complete Armagetn's, hand and arm.
    BONUS: 1 additional hand included, for total of 3 hands.

    Hand (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color.

    Arm choice of COLOR!, Gloss finish: Black, Yellow, Red or White, or Voter's color with quick disconnect coupler.

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    Pledge $525 or more About $525

    5 complete Armagetn, hand and arm.
    Hands (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color.

    Arm choice of color, Gloss finish: Black, Yellow, Red or White, or Voter's color with quick disconnect coupler.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    DISTRIBUTOR Tier:
    10 complete Armagetn, hand and arm.
    Hands (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color.
    Arm choice of color, Gloss finish: Black, Yellow, Red or White, or Voter's color with quick disconnect coupler.

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    ARTISTIC Series: Design your own Armagetn! We will work with you in creating a custom design specific to your requirements. 5 complete Armagetn's, hand and arms, will reflect YOUR custom design to give as gifts or as collectors items. Arms will incorporate quick disconnect coupler.

    Receive 5 additional complete Armagetn, hand and arm. Hands (4 finger ver) choice of color : Fuchsia, Blue, Yellow, Black or Multi-color.

    Arm choice of color, Gloss finish: Black, Yellow, Red or White, or Voter's color with quick disconnect coupler.

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000

    SIGNATURE DESIGNER Series: You will have direct influence for creating an Armagetn series to be sold widely, reflecting your custom design, identified with your nameplate - What could be more thrilling!?

    Our team will work with you on developing your own unique design, reflecting attractive hand AND arm colors AND artwork. Many unique variations are possible (as yet unadvertised, naturally due to not tipping our hand prematurely). Your design will be a first!

    10 complete Armagetn Hands and Arms will be custom built in accordance to your novel design and advertised with your signature series. Imagine outfitting friends, family, as awards to colleagues, etc., with an Armagetn having your unique special touch.

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