The New Smarter Stand
Since you were a backer of my Smarter Stand for iPad Kickstarter project, I wanted you to be first to know about the newest incarnation of the Smarter Stand:
The... Read more
One more chance to get the early bird
I posted an update yesterday inviting you, my valued backers, to check out my latest Kickstarter project: the Smart Cargo for iPad.
Unfortunately the 600 units reserved for the early... Read more
Smart Cargo for iPad Kickstarter is live (early bird)
As a backer of my Smarter Stand for iPad Kickstarter project, I wanted you to be among the first to know:
My new Kickstarter just went live minutes ago: The... Read more
New project launching on Kickstarter today: Smarter Stand for iPhone
Thank you so much once again for backing this project. As my first Kickstarter project it wasn't without challenges but your help and unwavering support made it this project a... Read more
Shipping update and a holiday deal
We haven't had it easy with the fulfillment phase but it's almost over now. The vast majority of orders have been fulfilled. For those who still have not received their... Read more
iPad mini video and shipping update
Yesterday I finally received my iPad mini from Apple and was able to do some serious testing with the Smarter Stand.
I'm happy to confirm that it looks and works... Read more
Smarter Stand with iPad mini
I just went to the Apple Store to try the Smarter Stand on an iPad mini. The good news is that the clips work perfectly on the ipad mini Smart... Read more
Hurricane Sandy will delay some shipments
Just a quick update to let everyone know that some orders might get delayed a few more days because they're being shipped by a fulfillment company named Fulfillrite (http://www.fulfillrite.com/) who... Read more
Gearing up for shipping. Survey coming soon.
This is the update everyone has been waiting for.
Shipping expected on the original Kickstarter schedule
The factory just started running the order of Smarter Stands for all Kickstarter backers.... Read more
Pre-ordering is up on SmarterStand.com
After the end of the campaign on Kickstarter, I received a deluge of request from people who weren't able to order on time on Kickstarter.
So I am happy to... Read more
Only a few hours to go + Full recap.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has backed the project on Kickstarter so far. I posted this project on June 13 with no expectations and I... Read more
The Story Behind Smarter Stand (video interview)
If you want to hear the back story of how Smarter Stand came about, you'll want to watch this.
Be aware that it's a pretty in-depth interview that lasts about... Read more
As you may recall, I shipped pre-production samples to the press back in mid-July. Since then reviews have been sprouting everywhere and they’ve been pretty unanimous (despite reviewing a pre-production... Read more
3 new stand positions discovered by a reviewer (photos)
On Monday I posted an update about discovering a new 10-20 degrees portrait position for Smarter Stand.
2 days later AppAdvice posted an excellent review of Smarter Stand where Lory Gil, the reviewer, wrote:
"The... Read more
Free extra pads and how get your Smarter Stand delivered sooner
I have some good news and I have… even better news. Which do you want first? :-)
The good news
OK so there are actually 2 pieces of good news:... Read more
Bonus portrait stand position (photos+videos) and distributor update
One of the problems with the Smart Cover is that it doesn't work as a stand in portrait mode.
So while designing Smarter Stand I must confess that this issue... Read more
The first Smarter Stands are leaving the factory (photos).
The pre-series of Smarter Stands headed to the press left the factory yesterday.
Here are some photos taken right before they shipped.
As you might see in the photo above... Read more
The first Smarter Stands are born (photos)
This is a very exciting week because the first Smarter Stand units are coming out of the factory on the pre-production tool this week!
Here is a photo of the... Read more
Smarter Stand Kamasutra
As I'm getting the little Quick Start Guide ready, I made a handy little document that will ship in the box to explain the stand positions. Some of you have... Read more
Full steam ahead: Packaging designed, tooling started and more
I just wanted to write a quick update to keep everyone informed about the production process. I've done some major progress on several fronts:
1) As of a few minutes... Read more
This post was removed to the request of Kickstarter.
This post was removed to the request of Kickstarter. Unbeknownst to us, the contest was violating Kickstarter's guidelines. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank all of our backers for the... Read more
Quick video demo and progress report
Here's a quick video shot with my iPhone to show how easy it is to put Smarter Stand in various positions. It won't win the Sundance Festival but hopefully will... Read more
No More Angry (early) Birds or how to add more Stands to your Early Bird Special
I've been bombarded with requests from backers who snapped-up an early bird special and want to add more Smarter Stands to their order. Great point!
I took a look at... Read more
Just added a new $27 double color special by popular demand
After receiving quite a few requests for a double special I finally added one. You can now get 2 Smarter Stands of the color of your choice for only $27.... Read more
Color picking at the Louvre (Apple Store)
And... we're live!
This is so cool: I posted the project from a Parisian cafe at 2:14pm Paris time as the East Coast was barely waking up and 4 minutes... Read more