PooPerch. Never drop your phone in the toilet!
PooPerch hangs under a toilet paper holder and provides a convenient, safe space for your phone!
Ever drop a phone in the toilet, or know somebody who did it?
Research says that one in five of us will drop our mobile phone into a toilet — yes, one in five. With 4 billion phones in the world, that makes this a $100 billion problem. A problem with no solution.
PooPerch is clever bathroom accessory that hangs under any standard toilet paper holder and provides a convenient, safe shelf for your phone. With PooPerch, any small items in your hands or pocket can instead just be placed on a stable easy-to-reach shelf, securely removed from the risk of sudden toilet drowning.
PooPerch is a patent pending product made of 304 polished stainless steel, with a soft rubber padded shelf surface. It’s two swing arms loop over the ends of the toilet paper dispenser spindle, on either side of the paper roll. The stainless steel padded shelf hangs a few inches below the paper roll, creating a uniquely safe space for your phone or other valuable small items.
PooPerch works with any toilet paper holder that uses two arms extending from the wall and a standard tubular spindle, a straight sideways rod or tube, or, a hanging rod or tube — like the holders shown in the accompanying photos. Interestingly, worldwide, all toilet paper rolls are 4.5-inches wide, a true international standard.
Which Phones Will Fit?
PooPerch works with any smartphone up to 3.5-inches (89mm) X 7-inches (178mm) in size. This is large enough for any of the larger 5.5" or 5.7" smartphones, such as the iPhone Plus or the Galaxy Note models.
We are offering backers a choice of 1, 2, 3, 5 or 10 PooPerch units at pledge levels of $19, $34, $44, $69, or $129. The retail price of the PooPerch will be $29.99. So, backers are getting a great deal on this unique new product!
PooPerch makes a thoughtful, clever gift for anyone with a smartphone!
We are adding $4 per shipment for US destinations, and $9 for non-US destinations, with pledges accepted from the US, Canada, and the EU. We will consider adding international markets later, after this Kickstarter campaign.
Production & Delivery
The product is completely developed now, with the 3D wire forms and sheet metal bending jig already built for mass production at the factory.
We will begin manufacturing on January 10th, 2017, and guarantee shipping the initial 10,000 rewards before the end of January. We will continue mass production until all reward products are shipped, with a capacity by that time of about 10,000 to 15,000 units per week.
We are accepting pledges from the US, Canada, and Europe, with USA shipping at $4, and the other areas at $9. All shipments will be by courier delivery with a tracking number emailed at the time of shipment.
Risks and challenges
I’ve been developing and manufacturing consumer and technology products for 40 years, and am in this case cooperating with a major factory that specializes in this type product — with the final design already completed and materials sourced. That makes this about as risk-free a project imaginable. If we pass the funding goal, the products will begin production on January 10th, as stated.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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