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MyPhonePouch - Carry your phone hands and pockets free.
MyPhonePouch - Carry your phone hands and pockets free.
MyPhonePouch is an innovative, stretchy pouch worn tucked over your waistband allowing you to carry your phone hands and pockets free.
MyPhonePouch is an innovative, stretchy pouch worn tucked over your waistband allowing you to carry your phone hands and pockets free. Read more
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .
No matter how advanced cell phones have gotten, the way people carry them has yet to evolve – until now. MyPhonePouch™ is the ultimate cell phone accessory, delivering universal and practical functionality. With a shockingly simple, yet ingeniously clever design, this innovative, stretchy pouch allows you to carry your cell phone hands and pockets free, no belt required. So if you have a cell phone, you need MyPhonePouch.
Stop carrying your phone in precarious ways. Stop leaving your phone behind. MyPhonePouch is a unique invention that solves numerous common problems that plague most cell phone users. Are you tired of setting down your phone and forgetting where you left it? Tired of juggling your phone while carrying other things? Sick of taking your phone out of your pocket every time you sit down? Or worse, fear sitting on your phone? MyPhonePouch is designed for anyone just trying to keep up with one of their most important possessions, their cell phone.
MyPhonePouch can be worn with yoga pants, leggings, sweats, jeans, pants, skirts, shorts, pajamas and other garments that are fitted at your waist and hips. The snugger and more fitted your garment, the more securely MyPhonePouch will be held in place. It works great with belts even though belts are not needed to wear it.
Originally designed for women and girls but can be worn by anyone. The pockets in women's (and girls) garments are often small, shallow or they don't even exist. With MyPhonePouch you can keep your cell phone secure and accessible, hands-free, pockets-free, purse-free and no belt required.
So what does MyPhonePouch look like and how does it work? The hand-sewn prototypes used throughout this project demonstrate its simple yet clever design. The soft, stretchy pouch easily tucks over your waistband and voila, you have a hands-free, pockets-free, purse-free way to carry your phone. With convenient extra pockets both in the front and in the back ot the pouch, you can also carry other small essentials such as a credit card, an ID, cash, a key, a charging cable, earbuds, an external battery, even a small medical device or emergency medication (such as an Epi-pen or inhaler).
The secret to MyPhonePouch's patent-pending design is the removable counter-weight on the backside of the pouch. When combined with a snug waistband, this smooth, flat piece of stainless steel will counter-balance the weight of your phone and hold the pouch in place. Because MyPhonePouch is soft and stretchy, it pivots with you as you move, making it very comfortable to wear. With no clips or straps, it easily slips on and off making it is a true game-changer for how you can carry your phone.
Stop sitting on your phone. Many people carry their phones in their back pocket. Besides being an easy target for pickpockets, every time you sit down you have to take your phone out of your pocket and set it somewhere. Then when you get up, you have to remember to put your phone back in your pocket. And if you forget that your phone is in your back pocket and sit on it, that mistake can be very costly and extremely frustrating.
Unlike other "phone holsters", MyPhonePouch’s soft design comfortably pivots with you when you move so you don’t have to take your phone out of your pocket when you sit down (or recline). You don’t have to worry about your phone slipping out of a loose or shallow pocket when you bend over. And if your outfit doesn't have a pocket, MyPhonePouch is a secure way to carry your phone, hands-free accessible.
MyPhonePouch is machine washable and dryable. Simply remove the counter-weight before washing and replace after drying.
You can easily use earbuds while wearing MyPhonePouch to listen to music or talk on the phone. If you are sitting, you can plug in and charge your phone while wearing it. Because MyPhonePouch is stretchy, it can fit a variety of smooth cases, as well as cases that have small credit card pockets or pop-sockets.
It can be worn on the right or left side, on the front or on the side of your hip – wherever is more comfortable for you. For extra hold, you can also tuck MyPhonePouch through both your waistband and the waistband of your underwear. You can use it with a belt, but unlike other holsters that require you to attach it to a belt, no belt is required to wear MyPhonePouch.
Carry MyPhonePouch with the grip of just one finger. Though designed to be worn tucked over your waistband, if your outfit doesn't have a waistband or if your waistband is too loose, alternatively, you can carry MyPhonePouch with the grip of a single finger, so you are much less likely to fumble and drop your phone while carrying other items.
You can even wear MyPhonePouch while driving. Keep your phone secure and less of a distraction, rather than sliding around in your vehicle, banging around in your cup holder, or buried deep inside a purse or backpack. It works equally well for both drivers and passengers. Simply buckle your seatbelt over your waist and let the pouch rest over the belt. You can then plug in and charge your phone while wearing it. This seat belt functionality is also ideal for travelers on an airplane to keep your phone hands-free accessible when buckled into your seat. No more forgetting your phone in the seat back pocket.
MyPhonePouch will first come in one size and one gender-neutral color but as we build upon our success, it will come in various sizes to fit most phones and cases. The color, pattern, branding, and licensing options are virtually limitless. Think of branding with the logos and colors of your favorite sports teams, colleges, musicians, companies and endless other customization options.
MyPhonePouch is a great accessory for sporting events, concerts, festivals, conventions, and other crowded venues. Stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, cheer, clap, drink, eat, move about, all in a crowded space. What the heck do you do with your phone to keep it secure and accessible? WIth MyPhonePouch you can keep your phone, credit card, cash and a key secure on your hip; hands-free, pockets-free and purse-free so you can focus on the activities and people around you rather than trying to keep up with your phone.
There numerous other potential uses for MyPhonePouch. From life-saving medication to a child's toy, MyPhonePouch can be used to carry a wide range of small items such as a small medical device like an insulin pump, emergency medication such as an Epi-pen or inhaler, a baby monitor, a cordless phone handset, or a small gaming device. There are numerous other uses for this practical and highly functional pouch.
At MyPhonePouch we will "walk-the-talk" of Made in America. We will try to minimize our packaging to reduce our environmental footprint. With the nature of our design, we will be able to maximize every run of fabric resulting in minimal production waste.
MyPhonePouch can go global because cell phones are everywhere. Literally, almost anyone in the world could use MyPhonePouch. The simple yet clever design is truly universal and can be used by anyone who has a cell phone or other small item that they need to carry with them on-the-go.
MyPhonePouch will give back to marsupial charities. At MyPhonePouch we love all animals, but we have a special place in our heart for the marsupials (pouched mammals) that helped to inspire this invention. We will be seeking out reputable charities that rescue, rehabilitate and relocate injured marsupials and donate a portion of our profits to support their invaluable work. In North America, that would be our only marsupial, the humble yet resilient opossum. In Australia, that would be literally hundreds of marsupials that go far beyond the iconic kangaroo featured in our logo as Australian marsupials include many species and subspecies of wallabies, koalas, wombats, gliders, quokkas, quolls, possums, bilbies, bandicoots, numbats, mice, and moles just to name a few. Learn more about our giving back goals at our website.
In closing ...
MyPhonePouch is patent-pending for a reason because this is not a "copy-cat", a "knock-off", or a "me too" of an existing product. It is truly an original, unique invention and there is absolutely nothing like this product available in the market. When you back MyPhonePouch, you are supporting what will become a transformative product that is going dramatically improve the way people carry their cell phones. Whether this Kickstarter campaign is successfully funded or not, MyPhonePouch is going forward to greatness.
Please help fund this innovative project and join me on this incredible journey.
Risks and challenges
RISKS: SETTING EXPECTATIONS
We want very happy, super satisfied backers so here are a few disclaimers to help set expectations about MyPhonePouch:
1. MyPhonePouch is not designed to be worn while running, jumping or engaging in other rigorous physical activities or sports. (This little pouch can do a heck of a lot, but it isn't designed to be worn for all activities.)
2. Just like your shirt, your socks, even your underwear, MyPhonePouch will require that you occasionally adjust and re-position it as you wear it.
3. The smoother your phone case, the more easily your phone will slide in and out of the pouch. Thick, bulky, rubberized phone cases (such as OtterBox cases) are not ideal to use with this product. Also, phones without cases will work but will not be held as snug and secure.
4. Just like a thief can swipe your phone from your pocket or purse, always watch out for and guard against pick-pockets when wearing MyPhonePouch in public spaces. (However, we do think that wearing MyPhonePouch on your front hip is a more secure way to carry your phone than in your back pocket.)
5. MyPhonePouch will not work optimally with every garment. The snugger and more fitted your bottom garment, the more securely MyPhonePouch will be held in place. MyPhonePouch will "tug" a little bit at your waistband so it might not be ideal for all garments. (Also, if you jam too much stuff into the extra pockets, that will probably not work very well either.)
6. Don't forget to remove the stainless steel counter-weight before washing MyPhonePouch and be sure to put it back in after drying. Also, don't forget to remove any other items such as your ID or credit card from the other pockets before washing.
RISKS: PRODUCTION EXPECTATIONS
I am actively sourcing the right US manufacturer to produce MyPhonePouch. I am self-funding a small "product preview" run as soon as possible to work out any final issues with the design, the fabric, the quality, the way that the manufacturer is producing my invention and online ordering from my website.
Based on the lessons learned from my small product preview, this Kickstarter will help fund my first full production run.
My Three Biggest Production Risks are:
1. Fabric: Selecting a quality fabric that is the right weight, the right amount of stretch, the right color of gray, and is durable so it will hold up to daily use and washing.
2. Timing: Getting on the schedule of the selected manufacturer. They won't put you on the schedule until you get all of your components to them and I can't buy all of my components until I am funded through this Kickstarter. (A little bit of the chicken and the egg)
3. Scalability: If people like my invention half as much as I do, this product is going to go viral and take off like a rocket. I truly hope that happens but I want to be sure that my manufacturing partners can quickly scale to meet a large demand.