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Organise your desktop with design. shelf and fix keyboard on your desktop, for iMac.

Market Needs  

If you use the apple trackpad you may have noticed the inconvenience caused by constant movement of the pieces. Also if you like having your desktop tidy, maybe it bothers you that your trackpad and keyboard are not aligned . A gap in the market has been seen in this section. Another problem we detected are hard drives that are always connected to the iMac, they are always in sight so we lose part of the appeal of Apple products. Why not solve two problems with one product, simple and beautiful? Perfect for imac. 

Solution  

With bind we created an extremely simple product which solves the problems explained before. We try to offer a great product at a reduced price without sacrificing function or design. On the one hand having it on the desk we have the trackpad and the keyboard joined and aligned and on the other hanging it at the foot of the iMac we sort our hard drives. From our point of view it makes sense to have two bind, one for each purpose. bindone

bindone

bind One
bind One

It's our product for customers who do not have the magic trackpad, but want to take advantage of bind. Placed on your desktop, under your keyboard, it gives you a nice touch of color. But its biggest feature is behind the iMac, placing it as a shelf we can store disks, dbooks, purses, "bottle openers" … as well as hanging your wireless keyboard.

bindtwo

bind Two
bind Two

This is your product if you work with the magic trackpad and wireless keyboard. On the desk it fulfills one of the basic functions, unifying keyboard and trackpad , uncomplicated and simple. As a shelf it offers more space than the bind One and you can hang both, your keyboard and your trackpad.

Materials

We have worked with different types of materials: aluminum, plastic, iron, ... All had their advantages and disadvantages, but the material which offered us the most simplicity and versatility was a methacrylate compound. Easy to cut, simple production, does not harm the iMac,lots of colors, light weight and endless possibilities. No problem Supports up to +4 kg.

shelf
shelf
shelf & desktop
shelf & desktop

Manufacturing  

We'll try to work with trusted suppliers, close to us, which give us the confidence to take on this challenge. We have contracts for delivery dates should we get the finance. We have two main suppliers, one for making the bind and one for the packaging. We will make sure we meet deadlines. 


And if I don't have the Apple Wireless Keyboard? 

We are working to create a piece for your wired keyboard. Anyway the functional shelf will work for you to.
Soon we will have news for you! 

Is my iMac compatible? 

We support the full range of iMac and Cinema Display from 2009 until now. We will contact you to find out your model, do not worry, it's our job. 

Packaging

It's something we have invested a lot of time in, we thought that it should not have only one function. Our philosophy is to understand the packaging as an extension of our product. You will wonder how we used that much space to send a flat piece, we do not waste space, adding function to your product so that your bind is usable up to the box.
Our packaging is a different way of protecting the environment, why create a tiny box that you will throw away after you have removed the product? Better to keep it when it is useful.
It has three main uses:


  • 1 - Obviously it is a box, to get your bind home safely. 

  • 2 - As you can see it´s a plan holder, A3 in case of bind Two and A4 in case of bind One. 

  • 3 - After opening the box you will notice that each of the caps is a nice pencil-case! remember our slogan? "A wonderful and easy way to fix and Oanise your desktop. "

packaging prototype
packaging prototype

packaging prototype
packaging prototype

Objectives

To make our Bind we need at least 20,000 £ If we get this money, we are going to produce it in two colours, black and white.

After that, every 20,000 £ more, we are going to add a colour. So if we get 40,000 £ , we are going to produce it in black, white and another colour, the one that our supporters choose. If we get 60,000 £ , we are going to produce it in black, white and two more colours, these additional colours are always going to be chosen by the supporters. If we achieve 100,000 £ , we are going to produce it in all the colours that appear in the video, this is black, white and 4 more colours.

When the campaign is finished, depending on the step we are, we are going to ask our supporters to vote the colours they like, the most voted colours are the ones in which the Bind will be made apart from the black and white, which are the standard colours that are always going to be produced.

funded
funded
bindTwo Yellow
bindTwo Yellow
bindOne Green
bindOne Green
bindTwo Red
bindTwo Red
bindOne Blue
bindOne Blue

History

Bind was born to satisfy the need to put together the Apple Magic Trackpad and the Apple keyboard when using an IMac. Since we bought our Trackpad we realised how difficult it was to use it together with the keyboard in a comfortable way, as it was impossible to keep them placed side by side. Consequently, we searched on the net for something useful, an object that could meet our need. However, we were really surprised by the fact that we couldn't find anything. At this moment, we decided to create our own stand. Due to the fact that Ramon has got a manufacture of aluminium, we decided to produce a first prototype of this material and we realised that our idea was quite useful. When we had this first prototype finished, we thought that it could have another function: it could become a shelf to hang the Keyboard and Trackpad on the IMac to put them away. So the lower support of Bind was produced.

First prototype

First Prototype
First Prototype

It was made of aluminium. It was 3mm thick and 4cm wide, it was not used as a shelf yet, it was only used to fix the keyboard and the trackpad when using them. We had created a product that many people could like it and that it was not even similar to any other product in the market, neither in the desing, nor in the function.

Second prototype

Second Prototype
Second Prototype

 Then we thought it could also be a shelf that could be hung behind the IMac and where the Keyboard and the Trackpad could be put away. That's why the final width is 8 cm and its thickness is now 5mm. At that moment we also dismissed the aluminium as an appropriate material because it scratched the IMac when it was placed as a shelf. Consequently, we tried it with methacrylate, a resistant material, easy to cut and that offers a great range of colours. In the final part of the project Laura plays an important role. She loved our product since the very beginning and gave us the possibility to present it in Kickstarter to be able to have more impact.

Final prototype

Final Prototype
Final Prototype

We have been working together with different companies that work with methacrylate and we have some really fantastic prototypes. Different tests on resistance, functionality and colours have been done and we already have our final product ready. Now we hope that many people can give us support.

methacrylate resistance
methacrylate resistance

 How we do it?

 For the material we have 3 suppliers that also work on the cut of the methacrylate. The problem is not with the material on itself but with the colours production as we are asked a certain amount of material in order to have it in a particular colour. For this reason, we have decided to scale the amount of money raised in relation with the colours production. We have already reached an agreement with the suppliers on prices and delivery periods in order not to have any problems when making the product. The packaging is already designed and we have a prototype. There is an agreement with the company that, if the occasion arrives, we will have our order ready in 3 weeks. Finally, for the delivery of the product around the world we have also the prices and periods established with some companies.

thanks,

Laura M. Payeras, Ramón Llompart & Miquel Ferrer

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

It is possible that with a large number of investors we could experience delays in delivery times. As a preventive measure during our time fundraising, if we find that we are having a great campaign, we will bring forward production. Another problem that may arise is compatibility with all the iMac models we support, there may be difficulties in cutting the pieces. Therefore we are now looking at the best way to make the cuts in the bind.

FAQ

  • Purchase as many pledges 2 as bind's you want, whether than bindtwo or bindone, and simply pay the shipping cost of the price table below;

    1 bind - 10 £

    2 bind's - 15 £

    3 bind's - 20 £

    4 bind's - 25 £

    ... only add 5 £ for every additional bind.

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  • If you are a company or an individual who buys more than 10 bind´s, please contact us.
    We will engrave your logo on them!!!

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