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Macbook Mate: Macbook's missing pieces. A portable & weightless stand + Invisible aluminum dust plugs for USB, HDMI & Thunderbolt ports
Macbook Mate: Macbook's missing pieces. A portable & weightless stand + Invisible aluminum dust plugs for USB, HDMI & Thunderbolt ports
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A perfect Macbook Stand at an unbelievable price & never-seen-before aluminum dust plugs.

So Macbook Mate is a portable stand and a set of aluminum dust plugs designed for Macbooks. Whats so special about it?

Hi, we are Baseqi Designs! All members on our design team are Apple fanatics. We know Macintosh lovers are different, they look for products that are stylish, practical and easy to use.

The Ultra-thin portable stand

We couldn't find any simple & thin Macbook stands on the market, so we decided to make one ourselves! How to invent a perfect portable stand for Macbooks? Here are few factors that we think is important:

  • It has to be very, VERY thin! 
  • We want it to be very LIGHT in weight. 
  • It must be easy to carry, we want to bring it to everywhere we go! 
  • The product must look and feel nice. Macbook users CANNOT tolerate any imperfections! 
  • It has to be sturdy even after years of usage. 
  • Needs to provide a golden angle for perfect typing gestures. 

Whoa! Does it sound like a "slightly" challenging task to design this perfect portable stand? Yea it wasn't so easy.

First we started by picking materials. Most of the portable stands on the market are made out of solid metals. They look pretty nice, but they are quite heavy. It is hard to carry these metal stands around.

We wanted to use a quality material that is lighter in weight. The iPad smart covers caught our attention! YES, we ended up using the EXACT SAME MATERIAL AS THE APPLE iPad SMART COVERS as the material for our "Ultra Thin Portable Stand".

We placed super fiberglasses within the PU leather in order to make the stand strong and sturdy. This design works very well because all of these materials are very light in weight. Yet, they are all firm materials that make this smart stand very solid and stable.

Then, we wanted to make sure that this stand is extremely portable. The stand somehow has to stick onto the Macbook. Some people might think we use magnets, but NOPE. We tested many, many materials and found that washable adhesives work the best! It is totally reusable, and will remain sticky for years. If it ever gets dusty, just wash it. It will become as good as new again.

We also added a set of ears to the smart stand. You will be able to detach and attach the smart stand within seconds.

Having an "Ultra Thin Portable Stand" is super important! Why? Because without a proper stand, you will be using Macbooks in an awkward position. The keyboard is flat, and you will have to bend your wrist in order to type. Everyone will suffer from severe joint problems if they are constantly sitting and typing at an incorrect position.

Are you sold with the product yet? We hope you are. Although it is a simple product, we really worked 24/7 in order to perfect the design! Pledge now for SUPER EARLY BIRD offers, they can't get any cheaper!

Finally, how does this smart stand work?

"Ultra Thin Portable Stand" comes in 2 pieces. The main piece is the stand itself. You will stick the entire piece close to the border of your computer, where the "Macbook" logo lies. When you need to use it, simply grab the pair of ears and pull it up. The washable adhesive will work like reusable stickers. Bend the stand a little and stick it back onto your Macbook. The smart stand will form an empty triangular space, tilting your computer. Your stand has now placed your Macbook at a perfect angle.

The second piece is a supporting piece that protects your laptop from being scratched. You will stick this on the very edge of your Macbook.

The "Ultra Thin Portable Stand" is really a simple, quality and easy-to-use Macbook stand.

Introducing the "Aluminum Dust Plugs"

How about the "Aluminum Dust Plugs?" What is that all about?

Well first of all, read on and buy it ONLY IF YOU HAVE A MACBOOK RETINA!

They are dust covers for your Macbook's USB, HDMI & Thunderbolt ports. Instead of commonly used plastic material, we used aluminum. It is the SAME EXACT MATERIAL AS YOUR Macbook. By doing this, the aluminum dust plugs blends perfectly into your laptop.

These plugs sits perfectly within your Macbook without any protrusions? So how do you take it out? Thats the special part, you take them out using your fingernails. It is designed for users to take them out easily and quickly. We hold a certified patent to this unique design, you will not find these stylish aluminum plugs anywhere else.

We got the idea for these aluminum dust plugs from our first product - Baseqi "Ninja Stealth Drive", an aluminum MicroSD card adapter that is completely hidden within your Macbook, with 0% protrusions. They sold very well so we created these dust plugs from the same concept.

There are 5 pieces to this aluminum dust plug set. 1 for your HDMI hole and 2 for your pair of USB & Thunderbolt port. Remember, these plugs only fits in a retina Macbook, it won't fit in a regular Macbook. The depth of ports in these two computers are different.

We used a "CNC process" to finish these aluminum plugs. It is an extra costly finish that makes the aluminum smooth. Once again, we are all Apple-fanatics, and we know quality means a lot to Macintosh lovers.

Finally, thank you for reading about our product!

The Macbook Mate is a Macbook's best friend. They are an "Ultra Thin Portable Stand" + 5 "aluminum dust plugs" for Macintosh notebooks. We are an experienced design team that are passionate about Apple products!

We designed and have been using these products for many months. We are confident that they will become the most practical accessories for Macbooks. Please give our design a try, and please help us by pledging for our Macbook Mate!

Thank you so much.

Risks and challenges

There are no risks and challenges associated to this project. We've already created a finalized version of Macbook Mate. We have also been using them for the past months.

We believe these 2 products are ready for production! We have found the collaborating factories. Once the minimum cost of project has been fulfilled, we will be able to manufacture Macbook Mate.

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    SHOW YOUR LOVE !!! - Show your love and donate $1 to us. We will write your name on a special thank you card and attach it onto our office wall.

    We will then take a picture of our office and send it back to you along with a personalized thank you note by email!

    We promise we will love you and try to remember your name forever. After all, you are one of our very first important supporters!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Smart Stand Only) - First 500 backers will receive an "Ultra Thin Smart Stand" early with 9 dollars off the regular retail price! You will never find a better deal anywhere else!

    Available in gray color only.

    Regular Retail Price: $25

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Smart Stand Only) - Receive an "Ultra Thin Smart Stand" early with a special discount of 8 dollars! Available in gray color only.

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    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL (Smart Stand Only) Receive an "Ultra Thin Smart Stand" with the color of your choice! Choose your favorite color, select from Black, Grey, Blue, Green or Red.

    SUPER EARLY DELIVERY. Get your portable smart stand before anyone else!!! Product will ship out to you in July 2015. It will almost be shipped to you within 30 days after the Kickstarter campaign ends!

    ** Green color is a limited edition Kickstarter special. Reserve yours today!

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    ALUMINUM LOVER'S SPECIAL (Aluminum Dust Plugs Only) - 5 aluminum dust plugs designed to fit in your Macbook Retina's USB, HDMI & Thunderbolt ports.

    Aluminum dust plugs are made out of 100% aluminum, and they fit perfectly into your Macbook slots. Be the very first person to receive this product in the whole world!

    *** Aluminum dust plugs only fits in Retina Macbooks. Please purchase this item only if you own a retina version of Macbook! ***

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    TWIN PACK DEAL (Multiple Smart Stand Package) - Receive 2 "Ultra Thin Smart Stand set". Select 2 colors from Black, Grey, Blue, Green and Red.

    Average cost of each stand is $16 each. Purchase this deal and share it with a friend!

    Regular Retail Price: $125

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD (Macbook Mate Full Set) - 1 Ultra Thin Smart Stand + 5 aluminum dust plugs for your Macbook Retina!

    More than 46% off! This is the best deal you will ever find. Macbook mate is made out of 100% aluminum, and you will not find it anywhere else. AVAILABLE ONLY TO first 500 fans!

    *** Aluminum dust plugs only fits in Retina Macbooks. Please purchase this item only if you own a retina version of Macbook! ***

    Compared to Retail Price: $65

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    EARLY BIRD (Macbook Mate Full Set) - 1 Ultra Thin Smart Stand + 5 aluminum dust plugs for your Macbook Retina!

    ONLY 500 in stock! Still as an excellent price. We want to make this great product available to everyone. Please support us and make our dream come true!

    *** Aluminum dust plugs only fits in Retina Macbooks. Please purchase this item only if you own a retina version of Macbook! ***

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    TRIPLE PACK DEAL (Multiple Smart Stand Package) - Receive 3 "Ultra Thin Smart Stand set". Select 3 colors from Black, Grey, Blue, Green and Red.

    Average cost of each stand is $15 each. Purchase this deal and share it with all your family members.

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    DOUBLE SET DEAL (2 Macbook Mate set) - Receive 2 sets of Macbook Mate. Deal includes 2 Ultra Thin Portable Stand & 2 Aluminum Dust Plugs.

    Thats only $33 per set, this is as cheap as it gets! Close to a 50% off! Share this deal with friends and family. Purchase Macbook Mate together with your buddies!

    Limited 500 in quantity!

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    FIVE PACK DEAL (Multiple Smart Stand Package) - Receive 5 "Ultra Thin Smart Stand set". Select 5 colors from Black, Grey, Blue, Green and Red.

    Save on shipping cost and choose your colors freely, thats a great deal!

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    SUPER EARLY MEGA DEAL (10 Smart Stand Package) - Receive 10 "Ultra Thin Smart Stand set". Set Includes 5 colors, Black, Grey, Blue, Green, Red. You will get 2 smart stands in each color.

    A VERY LIMITED quantity of 100 only!

    Average cost of each stand is $13 each. This is a total of 120 dollars in discount. Give us a hand by supporting and promoting this product for us!

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    EARLY MEGA DEAL (10 Smart Stand Package) - Receive 10 "Ultra Thin Smart Stand set". Select 5 colors from Black, Grey, Blue, Green and Red.

    Average cost of each stand is $15 each. Please support us and share this product with all of your Macbook buddies!

    AVAILABLE ONLY to 200 fans!

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    FIVE SET DEAL (5 Macbook Mate set) - Receive 5 sets of Macbook Mate. Deal includes 5 Ultra Thin Portable Stand & 5 Aluminum Dust Plugs.

    Thats only $32 per set, this is absolutely the bottom line deal! Less than 50% off, and a saving on shipping! Share this deal with friends and family today.

    Limited 100 in quantity!

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