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$47
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 25 2017 10:44 PM UTC +00:00

About

The Claw Dot!

The simple, affordable solution to obtaining increased control over your OLD and NEW gaming mouse! 

 

What is it?

The Claw Dot is a simple device that increases the control of your PC mouse while reducing cramping of the hand allowing you to game longer.

How It Works

The concept is simple. The Claw Dot simply applies an elevated surface for the fingertips to create a palm and fingertip pressure point that "locks down" the surface area contact between the palm and the mouse generating more control over your peripheral and reducing the amount of necessary force needed between the thumb and gripping fingers (ring and little finger) that can cause cramping of the hand.

 

Why Did You Start The Project?

Sweaty hands. In the game Counter Strike, it is common knowledge that spray pattern control is essential for winning firefights and ultimately helping the team win the match. While playing I noticed every time I was trying to hold an effective spray pattern, my fingertips would slip causing me to lose control of my mouse. When I continued to play under those conditions, I noticed I was gripping the mouse harder to compensate for the loss of grip which resulted in hand fatigue. Of course this wasn't going to stand so I started playing with the idea of adding something that my fingertips could grip to give me more control of the mouse and reduce the amount of gripping pressure I needed. After numerous prototypes and testing, the Claw Dot was born.

 

Lots of Prototypes

Sometimes you can get caught up in all the fun of designing a new product that you forget one of the best methods of success: "Keep it simple." The simple round design of the Claw Dot creates a surface that is not only easy to grip but can be applied to most aggressive angles and surfaces.

 

Sticky Mouse?

No one likes sticky residue on their mouse. 3M provides the perfect adhesives for the job that can be easily removed without worrying about ruining your mouse with destructive residue. 

 

No, The Hole Is Not A Design Flaw

The special applicator provided with each set of Claw Dots makes application easy! Simply insert the applicator into the center of the Claw Dot, peel the backing and apply to your mouse. "But does the hole in the center make the grip feel strange?" Nope. It is not noticeable in the slightest.

 

 

Manufacturing With Variety

The Claw Dot is 3D printed! Due to the simple design, the Claw Dot can be printed very accurately with the highest quality and ship out very quickly! The Claw Dot is created with PolyFlex, a flexible plastic material that is easy to print and retains excellent elastic property's. Of course everyone has their own color preferences so why not offer more colors to accent your gaming rig! The Claw Dot will be offered in White, Black and Yellow!

 

 

Help Me Help You!

I created and designed the Claw Dot to combat an issue that had been plaguing me for the longest time. I'm sure there are many others who have the same issues with grip and hand fatigue in the PC gaming world. With your support, we can create and send this device to the World!

Thank You!

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Risks and challenges

I take a lot of pride in the quality of my work and projects, but this is my first Kickstarter project. Considering that, I feel like I need to earn some confidence. Like many other crowdfunded projects, there are always risks involved. There are risks for manufacturing, distribution, communication, general project fulfillment etc. Allow me to clearly state the individual risks and my approach to tackling those concerns.

Let's start with manufacturing. Sometimes dealing with large companies for your pilot production and/or final product manufacturing needs can be a nightmare. Materials and tooling are expensive. Potential long turn around times can make or break project fulfillment and the project can get stuck in limbo. As this is a simple design, 3D printing is a great solution to start manufacturing the product immediately and efficiently while keeping material costs LOW. All the equipment is available NOW. The button is just waiting to be pushed.

On time delivery is essential! Fortunately the Claw Dot is a small, simple design which makes distribution a breeze! No large boxes and minimal space restrictions make shipping the product to the customer VERY simple.

Communication is key! You are the investor AND the customer! That's a double whammy! You deserve to be updated frequently on the project milestones. I will personally run all the social media accounts associated with the project. This will guarantee they will be updated frequently and accurately so you are completely informed!

Together, we can accomplish a lot!

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