Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on March 12, 2013.
About this project
Hi, kickstarters. Thanks for watching our project. We are happy to show you iGrab and would love to make our idea to reality with your help. We made lots of samples based on inconvinience. Now, we made the iGrab. To see the response from people, we had a beta test.
On our beta test,
- Andrew - “Only thing that I didn't like about this was that... I had to return iGrab after finishing beta test”
- Peter - “I can finally hold my iPad-mini with one hand without having to worry about dropping it.”
- Johnny - “iGrab is such a great invention. I’d love to order few for my family.”
- Bill - “This is the best way to hold the iPad hether sitting or standing! There’s no way I’d ever drop it or let it slip from my hand.”
- Wendy - “Need more accessories for tablet?”
- Sally - “iPad is so good, iGrab is so cool.”
- Steven - “It took me less than 5 minutes to realize that iGrab is ‘Must-have’ item.”
Why the iGrab for Tablet PC?
In one word, the most advantage of tablet is portability. That’s why people prefer tablet to notebook outside like on the subway, bus, couch, on the bed, and so on.
But you usually use the iPad while sitting on the bench. Because iPad is too big to hold by one hand for who have small hands. And when you hold it by one hand, you feel wrist pain in five minutes!! So you can not use it freely.
7 inch tablet (ex. iPad-mini (7.9 inch), Nexus 7 (7 inch)) came in these days, because it’s lighter and more portable than iPad. But actually it’s hard to use quite freely too. And the bezel of iPad-mini is too narrow, your hand always hide the screen!!
Tablet must be portable to make us use it everywhere!! That’s why we made the iGrab. Feel the new world!!
Other products are big, complicate and don't match apple's design.
But, iGrab is smaller, thinner and It matches the iPad color with silver.
There are two types iGrab for iPad and iPad-mini.
It’s Simple!! No need complicated setting. Just attach it and use it without a time-consuming job. And it’s composed of magnet structure, so the iGrab surfaces stick together when you don’t use it.
We use a reusable pad sticks well. So you can attach it anywhere of tablet as you wish.
It’s strong!! You don't need to worry about dropping your precious tablet.
It works with all iOS, android, windows tablets with flatbacks.
We use iPad and iPad-mini. Usually in the subway or bus for checking email, web surfing, playing games. We believe tablet should be portable!!
But most of stand are for using iPad when they are sitting or lying in a house. So actually it's not that perfect for tablet. Because it’s big, complicate and not handy. But iGrab makes it perfect for portability. It’s thin, light and small. We use reusable, adhesive pad which doesn’t leave a stain. It’s strong enough to lift iPad so just attach it and use it simply. Don't feel wrist pain also.
One of the most advantage of iGrab is that you can use iPad freely by holding it with one-hand.
Better typing and taking a picture, wherever doing facetime and drawing. Maximize tablet’s ability!!
It can also be used for other tablets or smartphones.
ABOUT SHIPPING !!
We use USPS.
We want to use the 'Large envelope' services which costs 10$ for International. But it won't fit the criteria of USPS, so it can be sorted as First-class mail package which costs 15$.
But for backers who want cheaper shipping, there are two options.
First-class mail for international, add $15.
Priority mail for international, add $25.
Domestic(US) for First-class mail $4
Canada for FIrst-class mail $10
International for First-class mail $15
International for Priority mail $25, it's faster and we can tracking the items.
1. Is it reusable?
If the pad is dirty, its adhesion can be poor. Then just rinse the pad part with water, dry it, and use it again. But it’s not permanent, so you need to change the pad when it’s going to be too weak to support tablet.
2. How much weight does it support?
iGrab-mini for iPad-mini :
We tested it & supports 500g strongly. We expect that it can support enough over 600g.
iGrab for iPad :
We tested it supports 1000g strongly. So you can use it for other tablet PC. But it’s not a super glue. So if you shake it hard intentionally, it can be detached from the tablet.
3. Isn’t tablet stained by iGrab?
Generally, it’s not stained. Sometimes iGrab can leave a mark. But don’t worry. It can be erased easily by rubbing your finger on it.
4. Does iGrab work with cases or other tablets?
The pad works on the surfaces that are flat and smooth. If the backside of the case or tablet is a flat side of plastic, the bond will get strong. If the surface area is course then it likely won’t work well.
5. How are you going to know where to send my package?
We are going to send out email-survey where you will be asked to supply your shipping address and any other info at the end of campaign.
6. What kind of shipping do you use?
We use USPS. First class mail for U.S and Canada. Priority mail for international.
Risks and challenges
The iGrab is on the development to mass-produce. We made some list of manufacturing companies and we are contacting companies to make good products.
iGrab will be manufactured after we succeed fund-raising. Through inspecting there aren't faulty goods, we will fulfill the rewards to our backers.
We are challenging the new form of tablet accessory. We finished a prototype and it’s available. But we are going to manufacture it, so you will get a commercial product. We are considering that commercial product should be made with quality material.
In the process of manufacturing the form or material could be changed. But it’s a way to offer better product for our backers, we will share the process with backers.
We know there will be unexpected challenges. Delivery date can be changed unexpectly on the mass production, but we are going to do our best it won’t happen. And we will always keep you informed if things take longer than planned.
We believe we need to be as transparent as possible with backers and keep connecting with our backers. Thanks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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