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Be IN your photos!  Keyprop is the world's simplest stand and tripod. Fits all iPhones and smartphones.
Be IN your photos! Keyprop is the world's simplest stand and tripod. Fits all iPhones and smartphones.
1,255 backers pledged $33,759 to help bring this project to life.

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For more info about Keyprop, visit integrald.com

The world's simplest stand for hands-free photos and videos

There are many smartphone stands out there in the market, but you never have one on you when you need it!

Keyprop is always on you, and it's the perfect stand for any occasion. There's nothing to assemble, open, or stick on. For all smartphones, simply insert the prong into the headphone jack, and Keyprop rests against the front panel to prop up your phone. For iPhone5, the bottom prong can also fit right into the Lightning dock. Adjust the angle of the stand by propping the stand on your keys.

Keyprop fits virtually every smartphone. 

Keyprop fits iPhone4/4s/5 in both directions, front and back. It also fits popular smartphones like Galaxy S III, Nexus 4, HTC One, and even some larger phones like the Galaxy Note.  It fits most every phone we tested in the horizontal screen-watching orientation. 

Also, it fits most cases, as long as they are not too bulky.  It works with Apple bumpers, snap on cases, and any that are less than 1/2 inch total thickness. 

Included: KeyCam, our self-timer camera app

We were inspired to create Keyprop because we wanted to be in our group photos, but didn't have a tripod that was easy to carry.  Enter Keyprop; the best tripod or stand is the one you have with you!

So in addition to designing Keyprop, we're developing a self-timer camera app called KeyCam. It has a timer countdown and a Clap-to-Snap feature that starts the self-timer from far away. We will be including the app in all the reward levels. Currently it is only for iOS, and it's developed by our talented friend Dean Mao. Please see below for a video showing it in use. 

Timer Countdown and Clap to Snap feature
Timer Countdown and Clap to Snap feature

Keyprop Features

Propping in reverse works well for iPhone4/4s/5. For phones that have a sloped back, like the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Keyprop does not prop up the phone in the reverse direction to use the back camera. (It is too sloped!)

Colors and Materials 

Keyprop will made of durable polycarbonate and overmolded in a rubberized TPE.  Polycarbonate is a really strong plastic, used in many applications like "bullet proof" glass.  Rubberized TPE means that is has a grippy exterior so the Keyprop can be positioned on any surface. It will come in six colors: lime green, red, light blue, blue, grey, and black.  

DO MORE with Keyprop!

There are so many things you can do with Keyprop, including:

self timer photos
self timer photos
hands free reading
hands free reading
video chatting
video chatting
video watching
video watching
Place on any flat surface
Place on any flat surface
Adjust the keys beneath to prop up the phone
Adjust the keys beneath to prop up the phone
Keyprop fits the Galaxy Note (and Note 2)
Keyprop fits the Galaxy Note (and Note 2)

Schedule

Beg June - Kickstarter ends/receive funding

June-July- Production tooling started and finished 

Mid July- Test tooling and first shots

Late July- Finalize and produce packaging

Aug- Assembly, fulfillment, and shipping

Rewards

Review 

A wonderful review from Matt's Macintosh, one of our favorite gurus on video/media creation. 

Keyprop is patent pending

© Integral Design LLC

Risks and challenges

We're manufacturing a tangible product, and have very competent manufacturing partners lined up who we've worked with in the past. This Kickstarter's main goal is to raise the funding to help pay for Keyprop's complex tooling.

Keyprop has two separate parts: a durable polycarbonate interior structure and a softer rubberized TPE exterior. It will be made with a manufacturing process called overmolding. Getting the right color, feel, and type will take a little finesse. Making the production tooling will take 30-40 days, and then there is tool testing, packaging production, assembly, and fulfillment. Hopefully our tooling will be right, but there is always a chance that there needs to be some slight modifications.

Fulfillment is always a hard task, but from our learnings from our past Kickstarter project, we are confident that all orders will be shipped to our deadlines. We have a partner lined up if we need to scale up to fulfill larger quantities. We have a star software developer who is a veteran of app development and software startups working on the included KeyCam app.

We have developed and manufactured many different products. Please see our website at www.integrald.com. We also had a successful Kickstarter project in the past where we manufactured and fulfilled everyone's orders successfully. Thanks again for your support.

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FAQ

  • Keyprop will fit virtually _all_ smartphones. They all have headphone jacks all about the same place. We've tested the Keyprop and it fits:

    iphone3,4,5. Samsung Galaxy S II, S3 and S4. And Galaxy Note and Note2. Lumia 920, 521, HTC One, 8X We're 99% sure it will fit your phone too!

    Here are some pics of various phones with Keyprop! http://tmblr.co/ZMaS8sm8IeS2

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  • We are still finishing up the iOS app and making it the best we can. So right now, we haven't had time to develop the Android app. Definitely in the future though, thanks!

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    Thank you! Get a heart felt thanks from us and a free download of our self-timer app from iTunes.

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    Get ONE BLACK KEYPROP. Also receive a free download of our self-timer app from iTunes. US shipping included.

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    Get ONE KEYPROP- ANY COLOR! Also receive a free download of our self-timer app from iTunes. US shipping included. (Choose from: red, blue, light blue, lime green, grey, or black)

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    Set of TWO KEYPROPS: GREY and BLACK. Also receive free downloads of our self-timer app from iTunes. US shipping included.

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    Set of TWO KEYROPS: BLUE and RED. Also receive free downloads of our self-timer app from iTunes. US shipping included.

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    Set of TWO KEYROPS: LIGHT BLUE and KICKSTARTER LIME GREEN! Also receive free downloads of our self-timer app from iTunes. US shipping included.

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    Set of TWO KEYPROPS: ANY COLOR COMBINATION. Also receive free downloads of our self-timer app from iTunes. US shipping included

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    Integral Products Bundle Pack:
    Get all of our "Tools for your Mobile Lifestyle" products- Normally $70!

    1.Your choice of KEYPROP any color
    2. Flipcase, a collapsible sunglass case
    3. Compact Chopsticks, collapsible utensils
    4. Cardsticks, ruler decals for credit cards

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    One Keyprop off the prototype tooling. Just as strong and good as the real thing, but we only have a limited amount of these. Will ship right when the project ends. Also get the app.

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    Lunch with Integral Design founder, Alison Wong. Discuss design, brainstorm ideas, get advice. Receive a few Keyprops and other Integral products. Alison has designed numerous products, and is currently on a show on the Discovery Channel. See bio for more background. Redemption of reward is at your discretion, no deadline. Only in SF Bay Area. travel not included.

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Funding period

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