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Experience sublime luxury when playing video games while your arms, hands and controller are elevated, restful and snug.
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The GlomTom is an ergonomic product designed for gamers by a gamer. It provides the physical ascension of your arms, wrists and hands which in turn elevates both mind and body as you lose yourself in whichever virtual worlds you chose to explore.

What your Body Needs that GlomTom will Provide: 

What is going to happen? Something Wonderful....

Something wonderful and sensational happens to your body and mind when your arms are bolstered at a 15 degree incline. Tension and stress in your neck, shoulders and back are relieved. The blood flow in your hands and arms returns to your core. Your parasympathetic nervous system is triggered and your body embraces deeper relaxation and healing. You feel more relaxed and your mind is quiet. In other words, the GlomTom will change how you game forever. 

The ultimate comfort zone
The ultimate comfort zone

 Made in the USA from high quality materials

*Prototype Pictured. Final Product will have smaller logo
*Prototype Pictured. Final Product will have smaller logo

The GlomTom consists of supportive yet soft foam completely covered by delicate microfiber which feels warm and comfortable to your skin, yet easy to clean and maintain. The GlomTom is robust enough to keep its shape and support your arms, yet will provide the same quality of comfort day after day of use. 

Integrated zipper pocket with access to storage. 

Convenient Zipper Pocket for Storage
Convenient Zipper Pocket for Storage

Conveniently store your game controller between gaming sessions or keep your smart phone in there for easy access to check your twitter feed. The GlomTom Zipper pouch is made from durable reinforced canvas and styrene materials for rugged durability and smooth aesthetics. 

A must have for handheld systems like the Nintendo3DS as well as iPads. 

A must have for those who love their 3DS
A must have for those who love their 3DS

Anyone who loves the 3D effects of the Nintendo 3DS will admit that sometimes holding it at just the right angle approximately 14 inches from your face in order to view the screen in 3D mode without blur can be a real pain as well as fatiguing. With the GlomTom, your hands will be resting comfortably steady on the flat surface for hours of comfortable 3D enjoyment. 

Ipad and tablet users will also enjoy the benefits of the GlomTom. What other things will you hold in your hands as you enjoy the GlomTom?

Design Process and Product Development 

As an avid gamer and new father, I spent hours holding sleeping babies with my arms propped up while indulging in my favorite video games for hours. I soon discovered that I really enjoyed the feeling of gaming with my arms supported.  

With this is mind, I decided to research the possibility of developing a product with the sole purpose of "elevating the gaming experience" of my peers around the world who were just as passionate about gaming as myself. 

The GlomTom concept was soon born and it was time to get to work developing this unrealized product. 

I found the right partnership with Innovative Design Products, which assisted us with development, testing, labeling, packaging and matched us up with an ideal manufacturing partner in the USA.

Below is the progression of of the development of the GlomTom:

Concept sketch
Concept sketch
Prototype sketch
Prototype sketch
Control drawing of prototype
Control drawing of prototype
Alpha prototype
Alpha prototype

The Alpha prototype was in the right direction, but lacked the shape and pocket design we were looking for. 

Material Patterns
Material Patterns
More Material Patterns
More Material Patterns
Final Beta Prototype *Patent Pending
Final Beta Prototype *Patent Pending

With a hard plastic-reinforced pocket, zippers and altered dimensions, the final prototype is ready for mass production. 

The final production version of the GlomTom will have a substantially smaller logo (~60% smaller than pictured.) 

Planned final version *Patent Pending
Planned final version *Patent Pending
 
                                           
GlomTom Product Timeline
GlomTom Product Timeline
 
                       

Our first production for this high quality item is costly, and we will need your help to begin the process. Your donations and pre-orders will fund:

  • Factory tooling
  • Sewing set up
  • Safety labeling
  • Product packaging
  • Shipping to our fulfillment facility. 

Following the rewards being shipped, our online store will open worldwide. We have many more incredible things planned for GlomTom and we cannot wait to reveal them to you through our stretch goals. 

Thank you so much for your support and taking the time to learn about us and our product: The GlomTom! 

Please connect with us for updates and of course we would love to hear from you:                 
 
              

About GlomTom International LLC

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Clif Chambliss (@8bitBass,) the founder and owner of Glomtom International LLC, has extensive professional experience in sales and marketing in the medical industry and is a graduate student working on his Masters in Business. 

In addition, Clif has been an active contributor in the video game journalism scene for several years as a blogger and podcaster for several websites and shows, attended various conventions as a media corespondent and served on staff as a forum moderator and community podcast director. 

Clif pours all of his experience and passion into Glomtom International as his first personal business venture as an entrepreneur. The GlomTom is the first product he has overseen from conception, development and ultimately a launch to the global gamer community. 

Risks and challenges

As with any type of manufacturing, there can be unexpected delays with production, shipping and fulfillment. However, we are confident with our vendors and we are looking to you to help us complete this project.

Thanks to all of you for your interest and support. We look forward to gaming with you.

-Clif Chambliss @8bitBass Owner of GlomTom International LLC

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