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Gripzila is a simple, universal, fun, spring-loaded stand with countless uses for smartphones, iPods & more. Use it how you want.
369 backers pledged $7,547 to help bring this project to life.

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Thanks for taking a look at this project!  Please check out the video and browse through the information below.  If you're interested in backing this project and receiving a Gripzila or two, just click on the big green button to the right and you'll be guided through the simple process.

Gripzila (patent pending) is a super-simple-to-use, versatile, universal stand designed to work with smart phones, iPod Touches and much more.  It's intended to help enhance the use of these incredible devices and their amazing apps.  In addition, its spring-loaded action makes it fun to use while inspiring unlimited possibilities like: 

  • hands-free video calls
  • taking time-delayed photos so you can be in them
  • getting online help as you complete a home improvement or repair project
  • cooking -- view how-to videos, online recipes and/or actual recipe cards
  • viewing what's happening while at work - stock market, incoming calls, etc.
  • perfecting your golf swing - videotape your swing to see what needs fixin' 
  • hanging up the laundry - ha ha
  • plugging your nose when changing a dirty diaper :)
  • ... along with a bevy of other useful or not so useful solutions

Be creative - use it how you want. 

In addition, this compact, versatile gadget will not become obsolete when adding a case or upgrading to the latest device.  

It's Versatile

Gripzila can grip and display anything from a recipe card to a smart phone with or without a bumper or bulky case.  Its adjustable jaws easily slide open up to 0.8 inches wide and then clamp down on a number of different devices and objects to position them at a variety of angles and orientations. 

It's Portable

Gripzila is smaller than a key, making it simple to slip into a pocket and its optional strap and lobster clamp allow it to be attached to a key chain, zipper or whatever suits your fancy. 

We Need Your Help

Up to this point we've been using 3D printed prototypes and we've started building a mold and other tooling to produce the Gripzila but we need your help to complete them and gear up for our first production run.  If you're interested in this project or would like to give it as a gift, please back us and/or share it with family, friends and acquaintances.  

Availability of Early Bird Pledge first article limited color parts:

Red - 5 available, Green - 6 Available, Blue - 6 available, Pink - 19 available, Yellow - 16 available, Orange - 12 available.  

NOTE: please send a message after you pledge letting us know the code of the color combination (R1, R2, R3, G1, G2, G3, B1, B2, B3, P1, P2, P3, Y1, Y2, Y3, O1, O2 or O3) that you want.

Clever/Crazy Gripzila Uses Video

Also, we’d like to try something new that we think will be a lot of fun.  Let us know your crazy, clever, yet tasteful ideas for using the Gripzila and we’ll create new video clips which will include the best ideas along with credits to the submitters.  If you choose to back us you'll automatically be notified whenever we add the new video clips so you can come check them out. 

Thanks!

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    Receive your first Gripzila for $12 (USPS shipping included). For multiple Gripzilas, add only $10 for each additional unit. For shipping to Canada, add $5. For International shipping, add $12.

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    Early Bird Special - Want it now? Receive one Gripzila (black) and have it shipped before June 15th or once we've met our funding goal. You will receive one of only 100 first article units which will be available as soon as the mold is completed, prior to our first production run. Supply is limited. For shipping to Canada, add $5. For International shipping, add $12.

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    Early Bird Special - Want it now in color? Receive one Gripzila (red, green, blue, yellow, orange or pink) and have it shipped before June 15th or once we've met our funding goal. You will receive one of only 20 first article units of each color as soon as the mold is complete, prior to our first production run. Please refer to the About This Project section on the Project Home tab to the of the pledge options, to see if the color you want is still available prior to pledging. Supply is limited. For shipping to Canada, add $5. For International shipping, add $12.

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    Have your own invention/project idea? Receive one Gripzila along with at least one hour of consultation where you can pick my brain about the design process. We can discuss a variety of subjects such as product research/focus groups, patenting, prototyping, 3D design & software, 3D printing & sourcing, mold design & sourcing (China vs the US, etc.). For shipping to Canada, add $5. For International shipping, add $12.

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