The NOT HAVING YOUR SMARTPHONE IN YOUR HAND solution. Gaming, movies, eBooks, videochat etc. will be never the same. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 14, 2013.
About this project
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- Watch movies
- Play regular games / augmented reality games in the 4th gaming dimension
- Read eBooks the most comfortable way
- Video chat with our headflat becomes the “head chat”
- Control modern remote control toys with our headflat
- Learn to play music instruments in a totally new way
- Record video diaries and funny karaoke
- And so much more
- iPhone 4/4S
- iPhone 5
- Samsung Galaxy 2
- Samsung Galaxy 3
- We didn't test it with Samsung Galaxy 4, yet - but we'll make sure it works, too.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2
- HTC One (X+)
- Nokia Lumia Series
- Blackberry Z10
- ... in short - if it's not exceeding the size and weight of a Galaxy Note 2 - it'll fit into the headflat!
The problem? Your smartphone in your hand. Your fingers on the screen. So many restrictions. Our solution is based on a very simple idea but it has a huge effect! It´s the “NOT HAVING YOUR PHONE IN YOUR HAND EFFECT”. This little fact brings about a lot of new options! Here are some of them:
Why is it better to watch a movie with our headflat? Here are some reasons:
- Choose your most comfortable position to watch your favourite movies
- Your hands are free for snacks and drinks or anything else (…)
- Your smartphone turns into a 60 inch screen from a distance of 10 feet
- In combination with headphones you have pure cinema feeling
- You always have the screen in front of your eyes
- The screen follows you everywhere
It is very comfortable to wear the headflat even if you watch for hours. Soft fabrics and gel pads protect sensitive parts of your head.
Gaming with smartphones in combination with our headflat is brand new. You control the game with your body and with our bluetooth controller in your hand. This allows you to enjoy you totally new features:
- Make 360 degree turns
- NO more fingers on the screen
- You don’t have to look down at the screen because the screen is on one level with your eyes
- Control directions by moving your body
- Fire, accelerate, brake, change gears etc. with our bluetooth controller
- Augmented reality games become more realistic
- Play in the 4th gaming dimension
- There are hundreds of games on marked that can be played this way
- You don’t have to sit in front of your TV or your computer
The 4th gaming dimension is a totally new way of gaming. You can do this easily with our headflat. What does 4D mean?
1. hands free
2. free body movements (you control the game with your body)
3. extra (headflat) controller in your hand
4. and the screen always in front of your eyes.
That´s what we call the 4th gaming dimension. There are already hundreds of games available (Android and iOS) which can be played this way. And there will be many more in the future.
Hands free – that´s the magic word! Modern video chat apps like Facetime™, Skype™ or others are fun and very useful. BUT, you always have to keep the smartphone in your hand. With our headflat you can enjoy lengthy video chats. Because you have your hands free, you can cook, walk around, wash dishes, paint your nails, do the ironing or just do whatever you want to do. Try it!
Some remote control toys like helicopters, cars, boats etc. can be controlled with modern smartphone apps and some of them offer live video signal via WiFi. So you have the view of the toy on the screen of your smartphone while you are playing. Try that with our headflat.
Your view is as if you were the pilot of the toy. You can control the toy by moving your body. Some of them offer extra functions which you can control with the headflat bluetooth controller.
It doesn’t matter what kind of smartphone you own or what kind of app you use. It´s simply the best way to enjoy eBooks now. It’s a little detail that has a huge effect. Reading an eBook without having something in your hand and choosing the position you want is awesome. You can flip the pages with our bluetooth controller, by moving your head and by voice control. It’s the most comfortable way to read an eBook. Try it!
On our website you will find our great new idea for a totally new eBook app. www.headflat.com/ebook-app
When you want to learn to play a musical instrument you probably have to read notes. Whether you are a beginner or a professional – the headflat gives you a huge benefit.
Hands free, no flipping of pages and always eyes on the instrument. Play guitar chords without turning your head to the music stand. It´s the “all in one view" solution. Try it!
The headflat together with your smartphones only weighs about 300 grams (10.5 oz). During development we had support from an eye specialist and from a physiotherapist. Every new version of the headflat that we developed was tested by a group of minimum 30 people.
The feedback was always considered in the development of the next version of the headflat. Our plan was to build a headflat that is comfortable - just like a regular cap. Finally we achieved this goal. With the latest version of our headflat you can watch movies or play games for hours and it still feels comfortable.
Ergonomic design for relaxed gaming. 4 operation modes for Android: mouse, keyboard, mouse/keyboard and joystick for maximum compatibility with Android games and 2 operation modes for iOS: iCade and keyboard.
The headflat controller – we also call it the “I can just use it because I have my hands free controller” is a bluetooth controller and can used with every device that works with bluetooth. It also has a rechargeable Li-Ion battery.
Let´s see. We have gaming, watching movies, reading eBooks, video chat and the head music stand for learning instruments. Once you have a headflat in your hand, ideas are growing. The headflat can do much more. Become a headflat scout in our community and be a part of the next generation of smartphone users. Register now on www.headflat.com/community
Get the latest news. Find out about new gaming ideas. Talk with other headflat users about new ideas. Post pictures. And much more! Join us
We have finished developing the first version of our headflat. It works perfectly and it´s a lot of fun. We have a long road of development behind us. We have obtained a European patent and have a patent application pending in the United States.We have a professional team around our idea and our company.
Now it´s time to start the production of the headflat. We have to build tools to start the manufacturing of our brand new product.
Now we need YOU, to start the production of this great product. Please help us. We will create a lot of fun for you.
Thanks kickstarter for this chance to show our product to your community.The headflat-Team
Risks and challenges
- The weight of the smartphone!
Modern smartphones weigh about 120 grams (4.3 oz). The required distance between the eyes and the smartphone brings a force to the headflat which tends to make it slide down your head. We solved this problem through a lot of research and found a perfect balance.
- Is the headflat comfortable to wear?
Almost 300 grams (10.5 oz) on your head! Does it really work? Soft fabrics, gel pads and materials from modern motorcycling helmets guarantee maximum comfort while you wear our headflat. Whether if you use the headflat for a short game or a long movie.
- Is the smartphone safe in our holder?
When you have your phone in your hand it´s safe, because your fingers are wrapped around. We tried the same with our holder – it works. In building many prototypes we found a safe way to mount your smartphone in our headflat.
- Are we able to manufacture the headflat?
Our idea has now been in our heads and on our desks for more than 3 years. We have had enough time to build a network of partners for manufacturing and logistics. We have solid cost accounting, a professional company background and a realistic timetable.
- The patent
Our idea is brand new. Never before has a company developed a product like the headflat. We registered a strong patent for Europe and the United States and we have several brands and business models. We have 3 different versions of the headflat. In this kickstarter project you see our main version. Soon you will see our mobil headflat version and our high end gaming and entertainment version of the headflat. All products are based on several patents.
I was wondering whether you also have to add the additional shipping fee (20 Dollars) if you live in Germany since the shipping will be from Germany?
Backers from Germany just have to add 10 dollars for shipping extra. We couldn't separate that inside the kickstarter options.
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