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The Grip Smart is a ultra thin, lightweight, finger grip for your phone or anything else you don't want to drop.

What is the Grip Smart?

The Grip Smart is a ultra thin, lightweight, finger grip for your phone or anything else you don't want to drop.  At 3/4" wide, 1/8" and 3" long when laid out flat, it makes for a small compact and useful tool that could save you Hundreds in the long run.  A very cool "super tape" holds it to your phone. The tape is so strong that I could pick up bowling balls during testing! The best part is that it fits any size hand and, any size phone.  The Grip Smart will have no problem sticking to anything your planning on sticking it too.

Very Comfortable and Secure
Very Comfortable and Secure

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Limited Edition Green!

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Many different colors to choose from!

Mix & Match
Mix & Match

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Just how strong is the Grip Smart?

8 Pound Bowling Ball
8 Pound Bowling Ball

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How thin is the Grip Smart?

1/8" Thick when laid flat.
1/8" Thick when laid flat.

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Never drop your Camera again!

Small cameras can be hard to hold otherwise.
Small cameras can be hard to hold otherwise.

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How about SAVING MONEY on a GPS mount?

Who needs to buy a GPS mount?
Who needs to buy a GPS mount?

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Easily listen to music while Exercising!

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How does it come when you receive it?

Peel off the Blue backing and stick it to... well... ANYTHING
Peel off the Blue backing and stick it to... well... ANYTHING

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How easy is it to install?

Clean with Alcohol (vodka if nothing else) and STICK
Clean with Alcohol (vodka if nothing else) and STICK

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How easy is it to take off?

Add $1 for 2 extra pieces of tape to your current pledge amount, add 2$ for 4 extra pieces, etc.

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I said stick it to ANYTHING :)

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My Story

"What if you never dropped it in the first place?"

After I had dropped my phone with some very undesirable results, I went looking for a cover.  After browsing hundreds of covers I stepped back and looked at the store from the front door.  All these covers, (hundreds and hundreds of them) Then it hit me!  Everything in this mega store, is an "after the drop protection product".  They were to protect the phone after you dropped it.  What if you never dropped it in the first place? Then I wouldn't need a $30.00 cover!

I needed to be Smart. I needed to get a Grip on it. So...The GripSmart. 

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My Goal

My goal it to make the GripSmart secure, durable, universal, and affordable for everyone. 

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Being a tool maker all my life, making things out of metal has come pretty easy, but they were always someone else's ideas. Doing the designing was a bigger challenge than I thought. The first dozen or so Grip Smart's I made with a pair of tin snips and a coffee can. After I got the design down, I had to build the punch die to speed up the process. About $800.00 of S7 tool steel and 50 hours later the punch was ready for heat treating to make it hard enough to cut Aluminum. After heat treat the punch was ground to a more accurate shape. I only have 1 punch press and this punch will only do 1 part at a time. Even at 1 at a time, I'm going all in on this project and starting production now. I picked Aluminum over Stainless Steel because Aluminum is so lightweight yet strong enough to do the job. Aluminum also has the ability to be Anodized different colors. Such as Kickstarter green. It could be available for the rewards. I’m going to make them limited production. They will be for this project only.

The press I made for folding the aluminum is a 4 station all in one unit. The problem is it only does one fold at a time. So I end up doing the first bend on 50 pieces. Then move to the second station and do the second bend, and so on. It was just overkill for the prototypes, but being on a budget I had to be efficient.

With the help of Kickstarter, I will be able to buy the raw material and parts to build 4 separate machines. This will allow me to build a transfer type assembly line. My time and effort into this project is the easy part, the hard part is trying to find the money to build it.

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    Retail box. 100 GripSmarts in clam shell packing. Ready for sale on your shelf. Silver only.

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