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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 15 2014
$7,198
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
173
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 15 2014

About

Comfort that's always with you

You take your MacBook everywhere. Other "fixes" try using loose pads or portable stands. Do you really want to carry around more stuff everywhere you go?

Ledge is designed to give you the absolute best experience while using your MacBook. The change is extraordinary, and we can't believe something like this didn't exist already.

You'll feel the difference immediately, and fall in love with your MacBook all over again.

Take the edge off

A rounded surface lets you truly relax with your MacBook anywhere. 

The creation of Ledge

We have been MacBook users for many years, owning different models along the way. They have all shared one design trait. Sharp edges. No matter which MacBook model we have used, the sharp edges where we rested our wrists and forearms was uncomfortable and irritating.

Searching for a solution, we found nothing acceptable. Nothing existed that was made for MacBook. We decided to create our own solution. Ledge began with several sketches, and led to a staggering amount of prototypes, but the end results were better than we ever expected. It becomes an extension of your MacBook. We achieved everything we set out to. Ledge is sturdy, unobtrusive, and genuinely comfortable.

Features

  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Sold in a set (Left and Right)
  • Benefits you everywhere, and especially in cramped spaces: airplanes, coffee shops, small hotel desks,and auditorium desks
  • Aircraft grade aluminum (6061 alloy)
  • Precision fitment for each MacBook model
  • Glass bead blasted & clear anodized for a matching finish
  • Easy installation in seconds, with no tools
  • Very durable 3M adhesive (included) keeps Ledge firmly in place
  • Your MacBook remains fully functional
  • Minimal footprint

Innovative

Nothing else like it. Each Ledge model has a unique design, allowing for full functionality of the notebook while enhancing your experience. The LED is easily visible, and the infrared remote receiver is unimpaired.


Sleek & Unobtrusive

Every detail considered. Perfectly contoured to avoid interference with surroundings, while maintaining an elegant aesthetic.

All aluminum

Made from the same aircraft grade 6061 aluminum alloy as the MacBook. Ledge is high strength, low weight, and seamlessly matches the design and precision of your MacBook.

Very strong

A unique 3M adhesive tape recessed within Ledge keeps it firmly in place. It can easily withstand the daily bumps that come with transporting notebooks, and even held up during testing to all the unusual abuse we could throw at it.

Durability

The 3M adhesive inside Ledge is very secure, preventing unintended separation.

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The 3M tape has incredible strength, but still allows for painless removal if desired. After a quick pass of dental floss and a clean cloth to remove any residue, it's like it was never there.

Ledge on MacBook Air

Ledge on MacBook Pro

Ledge on MacBook Pro with Retina display

Project goal

The unique design for each Ledge model requires different machining processes. In order to begin production we need to purchase the necessary tooling upfront, which allows us to begin manufacturing at cost effective quantities. We have our designs finalized, with aluminum Ledge prototypes for each of the MacBook models. Our remaining timeline for delivery to backers includes our approval of an initial batch of Ledge models to check tolerances and fitment. We expect a 10-12 week lead time for full scale machining. Depending on our order quantity, the lead time may be faster.  Upon receipt of the Ledge orders from the machining shops, we can begin shipping.

Ledge is Patent Pending.

MacBook®, MacBook Air®, MacBook Pro® and Retina® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Risks and challenges

We have already done a large amount of legwork to select the best manufacturers to partner with. Choosing to keep production in the USA was absolutely important to us, and a major advantage is that we reduce the possibilities of problems and delays. Precision machining for small pieces can be an expensive process, so it is important that we approve samples ahead of full production runs and if needed, make any changes to ensure a high quality finished product. However, in the end we are at the mercy of our manufacturing process. Common risks include potential delays in tooling and approval, raw material delivery, or long lead times from the manufacturer. These are inherent to any first production run and we aim to reduce their likelihood as much as possible by getting a head start as the project nears completion. We will also keep backers up to date on progress along the way.

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    **EARLY BIRDS** - We'll ship you the Ledge model to fit your MacBook of choice. Save $21 off the future retail price of $60. You will receive one Ledge set (left and right) in glass bead blasted, clear anodized finish to match your MacBook.
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    We'll be sending you the Ledge model for your MacBook of choice. You'll save $15 off the future retail price of $60. You will receive one Ledge set (left and right) in glass bead blasted, clear anodized finish to match your MacBook.
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    Double Pack - You'll get two Ledge sets. Give one to a friend, spouse, or keep them both for yourself. Select for fitment with two different MacBook models (can choose the same MacBook model also). Saves $35 off future retail price.
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