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€1,207 pledged of €10,000 goal
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About

The READ SMART is the most elaborate and functional book stand you can think of and makes reading real books a pleasure - wherever you are. It is small and foldable, but extremely functional and stable.

The READ SMART fits in every bag. That makes it easy to take your very own READ SMART with you wherever you go.

Who is the READ SMART for?

The READ SMART is the perfect assisstant for a number of occasions in schools, libraries, kitchens, stores, at the beach or at home. In short, if you love reading real books, the READ SMART is for you!

  • Study: You study in libraries and the room for books and laptops on your desk is limited, or you play an instrument? You will love your READ SMART.
  • Read: You love to read at the beach with a little breeze, on the sofa, on the floor or in your bed? The READ SMART has you covered.
  • Cook: You neither have room, nor your hands but still need to have a look at your recipes in the kitchen? The READ SMART fits your needs.
  • Present: You have a gallery at home or a little store? The READ SMART helps you present everything from menus to supersized books and keeps everything at its place.
  • Relax: You can use your READ SMART with your tablet computer to enjoy watching movies.
iPad on wooden READ SMART with orange leather cover (see stretched goals).
iPad on wooden READ SMART with orange leather cover (see stretched goals).

Material

The wooden READ SMART is made from high quality multiplex panels (from birch veneers). Its warm and natural optic makes it the perfect sustainable and classy choice.

The plexiglass READ SMART is made from 100% recyclable high quality plexiglass that is perfect for the use in the kitchen or at the beach. For the plexiglass READ SMART you can choose from a set of colors.

The plexiglass colors are opaque black and white and transparent blue and pink. Note that the colors may look slightly different on the real READ SMART.
The plexiglass colors are opaque black and white and transparent blue and pink. Note that the colors may look slightly different on the real READ SMART.
Choice of different clips and elastic bands to hold pages.
Choice of different clips and elastic bands to hold pages.

Rewards

Thank you for your help to producing the READ SMART . These are the ways we want to reward you for your support:

Stretched Goals

If we raise more than our original goal, you can choose from a broader set of colors for your plexiglass READ SMART, as soon as we hit more than 12,500€. And if we even surpass the further goal of 15,000€, we give you the opportunity to get a real leather coated READ SMART for a small extra charge.

 Functioning

Using the READ SMART is as easy as it gets. Plug the two parts together and you are good to go. For better transportation, the two parts are simply divided again and perfectly fit in every backpack.

We integrated a hidden locking system, that holds the READ SMART together, if you want to just grab and move it without folding it. See in the video how that works:

Individualization

For our Kickstarter backers we offer different individually styled READ SMARTs. By getting the 'Individualized READ SMART' you can have your name lasered into your READ SMART.

By getting the 'Super Individualized READ SMART' you get your READ SMART with the beautiful 3D pattern below and your name lasered into it.

Flower 3D pattern.
Flower 3D pattern.

Timeline

We completed the design and development process of the READ SMART and secured the supply chain. The funds from your backings are used to finance production capabilities in order to produce the READ SMART with the highest possible quality for an affordable price.

Why Kickstarter?

We love technology, but we also love good old real-paper books and good stories! Stories that make us think and wonder, that teach us history and facts, that make us emotional and touch our hearts and minds, stories that make us smarter - word for word. We are convinced that sharing complex information via books is still the best way to make us better. Better cooks, better students, better humans. And we want to create a magical reading experience that is just about you and the story you will read next.

In order to start producing the READ SMART in a scale that makes it affordable for everyone who loves to get smarter everyday, we need you and the community of book lovers.

To our Friends and Backers

Share the love of reading real books and help us fund the READ SMART. Make 2016 your year of books and help making the world a bit smarter with every book read. If you like the READ SMART, share the campaign, tell your friends about it or choose a reward you like and back us. We highly appreciate every form of support. We would love to hear from you, if you have any questions or suggestions related to our work.

Risks and challenges

We take our responsibility to proof our trustworthiness to you very serious. We are interested in building and keeping a transparent and honest relationship to our supporters and backers, that is why it is our turn to pledge something to you:
We will inform you about all the steps of the production progress and we will tell you without hesitation, if something goes different than expected.

Some things that could go wrong are
1. Supply of material arrives late, so we would not be able to hold our timetable.
2. Our machines could malfunction.
3. Prices of the materials we need for production can rise.
4. Packages could get lost on their way to you. Although all the packages will be insured, such a loss would come with great delay of delivery.

In any case that means that we cannot deliver the product you originally ordered, we will offer you to get back your money.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.16

    THANK YOU for your support! You help making the world smarter with every book read.

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    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    LIMITED EXCLUSIVE EARLY BIRD (Wood):
    Get your wooden READ SMART for an 4€ discount on the retail price of 29€. You will also be one of the first the READ SMART is shipped to.

    Please add 5€ for shipping to Germany, 9€ for the EU and 16€ for international shipping.

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    Pledge €29 or more About $34

    READ SMART EARLY BIRD (Wood):
    Get your wooden READ SMART before it is available on the web and grow with every book you read.

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    Pledge €39 or more About $45

    INDIVIDUALIZED READ SMART (Wood):
    Individualize your wooden READ SMART with your name.

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    Pledge €45 or more About $52

    LIMITED EXCLUSIVE EARLY BIRD (Plexiglass):
    Get your plexiglass READ SMART for an 4€ discount on the expected retail price of 49€. You will also be one of the first the REA SMART is shipped to.

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    Pledge €49 or more About $57

    READ SMART EARLY BIRD (Plexiglass):
    Get your plexiglass READ SMART before it is available on the web and grow with every book you read.

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    Pledge €59 or more About $68

    INDIVIDUALIZED READ SMART (Plexiglass):
    Individualize your plexiglass READ SMART with your name.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $114

    SUPER INDIVIDUALIZED READ SMART (Wood):
    Individualize your wooden READ SMART with your choice of a 3D pattern. Note that this READ SMART comes with the pattern instead of a frame.

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    Pledge €119 or more About $138

    SUPER INDIVIDUALIZED READ SMART (Plexiglass):
    Individualize your plexiglass READ SMART with your choice of a 3D pattern. Note that this READ SMART comes with the pattern instead of a frame.

    Please add 5€ for shipping to Germany, 9€ for the EU and 16€ for international shipping.

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Funding period

- (30 days)