About this project
Meet Walhub //
Walhub is a dedicated location to store the objects that often come and go with you - keys, mail, umbrella, scarf... There's no need to purchase and install a new product on your wall like individual hooks or shelving systems; instead Walhub replaces your useless switch plate and adds practical function to a logical location.
Installation Doesn't Get Any Easier //
You don't need to drill new holes in your wall, or worry about finding a wall stud. You don't need to install any wall anchors. Just grab a screw driver, unscrew your existing switch plate and replace it with Walhub. Its the easiest thing you'll do all day. Is that a green hook...
Walhub Is a System //
Walhub was designed as a 3 part system. This system allows Walhub to be positioned in a left or right configuration, and also gives us the ability to expand its functionality in the future... We are creating a product line that will allow you to purchase other functional parts which you will be able to plug into your existing Walhub without having to buy a new one. We also plan on introducing new colors that will be able to work with your Walhub as well.
Left or Right Configuration //
Yes, Walhub is flip-able, which means you can orient the functional parts to the left or right of the light switch; it all depends what works for you.
Keep Whatever You Can Get On There //
It's your Walhub - use it how you like: keys, umbrellas, sunglasses, leashes, jackets, wallets, phones, hats, mail, etc...
Walhub Reward Options //
There are 3 types of Walhubs: 1Hang, 2Hang and Keeper, available for Rocker light switches or Toggle light switches - see below. You can also order more than one or opt for a Double Combo pack. Plus: We are also offering an exclusive Kickstarter green on the "Green Hang" Reward.
The Green Hang Reward
Who Is Upwell //
Upwell is a partnership between a San Francisco design studio and a USA manufacturer who believe that thoughtful, well designed and well crafted products should be made affordable to the average individual. Being a design studio with the capability to go straight into production bridges that gap between simply having a great idea, to making that great idea. What I love about our scenario is that there are no restrictions to what we can and can't do. We can design for any category we see a need in, and our only client we need to satisfy is you.
Stay connected //
Wahub Press //
"Rather than employ the plates exclusively for their designated function and install an additional rack next to it, you get one product that fulfils both roles." - BerkeleySG
“Who says a switch plate can't house more than light switches? Enter the Walhub” -Gizmag
“Walhub is actually one of the most organic designs created when it comes to seamlessly creating a place to put keys or other small essentials.” -Trendhunter
“Replace your existing switch plate with a more functional one.” -Holycool
“Hooks that are perfect for hanging your keys, stuffing your outgoing mail…” -Instash
“The WalHub adds extra function to your light switch with barely any effort’’ -Wasabimountain
"The installation is very easy and doesn’t waste your time." -Aleksandr
Why Launch Again //
This is the second time launching on Kickstarter - a ton was learned the first time. There was an amazing amount of positive feedback from Kickstarter fans as well as the general public. However, there are many different types of light switch scenarios that exist. I wasn't able to address the majority of them because of the cost of producing so many different types. However, after listening to all the feedback I am now offering 6 different types of Walhubs instead of only two. I believe this will satisfy the majority of the most popular user scenarios..
What The Pledge Money Goes Towards //
Your Pledge money - which is similar to a pre-order - is being used to pay for the actual plastic material that will be your Walhub - we just need help with that final cost. The majority of production costs have already been covered, and the significant risks and challenges of this project are already being handled >>
Risks and challenges
I'm a professional product designer with over 10 years of experience, who runs his own design consultancy. I partnered with a US manufacturer with over 25 years of manufacturing experience. We know how to design and make great products.The plastic injection molding tools are already paid for, and are getting made right now. These plastic injection molding tools are 85% of the upfront costs needed to get this product into your hands...and that cost is already covered, plus we have packaging, assembly and fulfillment already in place. We wanted to be as close to production and distribution as possible before launching on Kickstarter, so that we can be realistic with our ability to deliver, and deliver on time if we meet our pledge goal. Now we just need your pledge to help buy the plastic and start making Walhub!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE SUPPORTING AGAIN!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- Choose one you want to be your product reward.
- Add up the cost of all the ones you want and make this your TOTAL pledge amount ($$)
- Shoot me an email letting me know which ones you want and your final pledge amount ($$).
I will work it out on my end to make sure you get ALL your products. This I promise.
We will only be able to make a 2 Gang Keeper for Kickstarter if we are able to raise a significant amount of pledges/money before the end of the campaign. We would need more money to cover the injection molding tool costs - which are not cheap. However, if it does not happen in time for Kickstarter, it is planned as our next Walhub product.
1HANG - 4.71" Wide x 4.53" Height
2HANG - 6.33" Wide x 4.53" Height
KEEPER - 8.37" Wide x 4.53" Height
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