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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 30 2014
$3,261
pledged of $18,845pledged of $18,845 goal
74
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 30 2014

About

Hello my name is Stephen Fong, and I am the inventor, and designer, of a Patent Pending removable stick on kickstand that I call kickstand4u tm.  It will work on all mobile devices whether you use a case or not.  It will work on mobile phones, phablets, mini tablets, and large tablets.

There are three total products that I have developed, and are designed to work together as a package or separately.  They are the Mobile kickstand with Sure Grip, Tablet Extender, and Tripod Mount.  The Tablet Extender and Tripod Mount will fit both the current first Generation and future Generation 2 kickstands.

The kickstand4u mobile kickstand with Sure Grip was designed for all mobile devices of all sizes whether you use a case or not.  Thin, snag free, one size fits all to give you the most flexibility of any kickstand on the market.  Thin enough to still fit into leather pouches of any style, pants pockets, docking stations, and car cradles.

 

Completely made of plastic type material...

with no metal pins, metal plates, or magnets of any kind.  Therefore insuring complete compatibility with NFC and wireless charging systems.

One size fits all kickstand4u mobile kickstand shown on different screen sizes.  From left to right: Samsung 4" mobile phone, Apple iPad 9.7" tablet, and Samsung 7" tablet.
One size fits all kickstand4u mobile kickstand shown on different screen sizes. From left to right: Samsung 4" mobile phone, Apple iPad 9.7" tablet, and Samsung 7" tablet.


The Perfect companion accessory

For those that travel by plane and need a simple way to prop up your device of any size for viewing on those extended flights, or at your morning breakfast for a quick news read before heading off to work, kickstand4u is always with you!

 

Simple kickstand with the ultimate in flexibility...

the "new revised prototype" Generation 2 kickstand4u is stronger throughout, and has three unique built-in features.

Feature 1): is called Sure-Grip. It will allow you to comfortably and securely hold your mobile device at any angle in your hand, whether you are standing, walking, sitting, or lying down without dropping it.

Feature 2):is the kickstand blade which is designed to be easily removed for replacement if ever needed, and/or to change out to different "future" color combinations so you can personalize the look with your own special color combination.

Feature 3): is that the kickstand is designed to work with the optional 3M Command Strip, the super easy non marring removable adhesive system.


Never drop your phone again with Sure Grip!

Simply slip you fingers under the kickstand blade and you will be able to comfortably and securely hold your device at any angle for comfortable viewing without dropping it!

 

Why a kickstand4u™ mobile kickstand?

1) You want or prefer a case that does not have a built-in kickstand

2) You don't want to use a case and your device does not have a kickstand

3) Your device does have a kickstand, but it works only in the landscape position

4) Your device has a kickstand but it is blocking your side mounted charging port when in use

5) You want to be able to use your device in the vertical position - most "built-in" kickstands only work in the Landscape position

6) You don't want to have to carry a separate accessory with you to have a kickstand

7) Your kickstand doesn't provide you with a comfortable viewing angle.

8) You are looking for a way to hold your phone without accidentally dropping it

9) You are looking for a way to hold your tablet or e-reader without accidentally dropping it

10) You are looking for a way to hold your device without accidentally dropping it on your face when reading in bed - yup, I've done that one before!

11) You are looking for a way to comfortably hold your device for long periods of time without hand fatigue from gripping so hard or when gripping larger devices

12) You are looking for a way to view your device hands free when using FaceTime Video Chat or reading at the table or your desk

13) You are looking for a thin snag free kickstand that will still fit into leather pouches of any style, tight pants pockets or car mount cradles

14) You want to view your mobile device small or large at more comfortable angles

15) You want to protect the back of your devices from scratches without using a case

16) You want to protect your camera lens from scratches without using a case

17) You want all of the above in a thin, lightweight, one size fits all snag free design while insuring compatibility with NFC and wireless charging

18) I am sure you will find many other ideas and usage for anything that needs a stand

 

Tablet Extender - get more flexibility from your kickstand

The Tablet Extender, a simple "slip-on" accessory designed for mini tablets and larger tablets, to give extended viewing angles, and versatility to larger devices as shown below. 

3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with 7.0" screen size Tablet in the Landscape Position
3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with 7.0" screen size Tablet in the Landscape Position
3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with 7.0" screen size Tablet in the Portrait Position
3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with 7.0" screen size Tablet in the Portrait Position
3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with 7.0" screen size Tablet in Various Positions
3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with 7.0" screen size Tablet in Various Positions
3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with a larger 9.7" screen size iPad tablet in the Landscape position
3D Printed Prototype of Tablet Extender shown with a larger 9.7" screen size iPad tablet in the Landscape position
iPad without a Tablet Extender
iPad without a Tablet Extender

 

Take "super sharp" pictures anywhere with a "slip-on" Tripod Mount for your kickstand

The Tripod Mount is another simple "slip-on" accessory designed primarily to allow Mobile Devices of all sizes to take better and sharper pictures.  Simply use your device's built in self timer and snap away!  You will be amazed at the picture quality you can get from your camera phone.

Not only that, but the Tripod Mount can also be used to further extend viewing angles with different viewing heights depending on size of tripod stand.  The Tripod Mount will also work with any size or type of tripod stand that supports the standard 1/4 x 20 thread pitch.

Close-up of 3D Printed Prototype of Tripod Mount mounted on a flexible tripod stand
Close-up of 3D Printed Prototype of Tripod Mount mounted on a flexible tripod stand
Full view of small 7.0" tablet using a 3D Printed Prototype of Tripod Mount mounted on a small flexible tripod stand
Full view of small 7.0" tablet using a 3D Printed Prototype of Tripod Mount mounted on a small flexible tripod stand

 

Great for online resellers

Get fast high quality photos with easy uploads directly from your mobile device to your chosen online store.

Example macro shot below using your mobile devices built-in self timer function plus the Tripod Mount to Easily Take Super Sharp Pictures in any light condition.  Bring your camera phone picture quality to the next level!

Example of a vintage 2010, 4 year old camera phone technology "still shot" taken with the tripod mount shows how easy it is to capture super sharp quality photos.
Example of a vintage 2010, 4 year old camera phone technology "still shot" taken with the tripod mount shows how easy it is to capture super sharp quality photos.

 

The kickstand4u "slip-on" accessory advantage

The Tablet Extender and Tripod Mount "slip on" products were deigned so that you can simply and quickly, mount and un-mount different feature sets to your mobile device.

 

For even more detailed information...

about kickstand4u, the mobile kickstand for all mobile devices, and its slip-on feature accessories, please visit www.kickstand4u.com website.  I much appreciate your interest, and I thank you again for taking the time and listening to my Kickstarter project goal.

 

Why I need your help!

I have so far personally funded this project of the first Generation mobile kickstand. Injection tooling is always the expensive part of any project. With complete new tooling needed for the "improved" redesign of the Generation 2 kickstand, and additional tooling needed for the two new feature add-on accessories, help with the additional tooling cost is much needed and appreciated to help bring this project to the market as soon as possible.

So if the goal is hit, it should help cover some of the new tooling cost while I continue to fund the rest. But if the goal is I exceeded, that will help in packaging design, cost of pledge rewards, shipping, campaign, and marketing cost.  Please help me spread the word!

 

The Production Goal

  • June 20th thru July 15th = complete and ready the Kickstarter Program launch
  • July 15th - August 31st = launch of the Kickstarter project and continue to work on packaging for product release
  • August 15th thru September 30th = submit final CAD drawings to manufacture for tooling and final part approval
  • September 15th thru October 31st = receive product sample and verify quality of end product - next step is to make sure the product quantity is met for all backers to get their product rewards.
  • October 15th thru November 30th = start shipping product to backers - where as all backers should have their product(s) by end of November at the latest.

 

If the goal is not met...

one important thing will happen, all pledges, and reward pre-order pledges will be canceled. The backers that are still interested in their reward pledge level will have to go to our website and re-order directly from there. The two slip-on accessories will take longer to hit the market. Please, let's not let this happen. Every pledge counts!

    

Thank you!...

for the time listen to my Kickstarter project goals. I hope you will support my vision and help me spread the word for a super thin snag free, one size fits all removable kickstand for all your mobile devices, with the ultimate feature set.

Risks and challenges

The tooling is always a risk where unexpected hiccups and delays can arise, along with unforeseen production and delivery schedules with the upcoming different international holidays. But I feel confident from past experience and have learned much from the first Generation kickstand. The much improved Generation 2 kickstand4u mobile kickstand will have final design checks of the outputted design to make sure functional usability is achieved from the newly designed tools. After that, it should be pretty drama free. Many prototypes have been tested to help insure this.

The Tablet Extender and the Tripod Mount have also had many working prototypes made and have been tested with both the first Generation and Generation 2 kickstands for complete backward compatibility. I feel very confident that there should be no problems or hiccups. I will keep you informed every step of the way on the progress from beginning to end during the project cycle.


But probably one of the biggest challenges is the financial part. Without financial help, it will be a long slow hard road funding this project by myself and to get this amazing product out to the masses in the shortest amount of time. I truly believe the mobile market will embrace this product if I can only get it out there to share it.

With the newer higher end flagship devices coming out with larger screens, better cameras, and the incredible power that these devices have, the mobile phone is truly a jack of all trades in the palm of your hand. Yet there seems to be one thing lacking, and that is a simple kickstand for viewing and a way to comfortably and securely hold your device without dropping it.

So with your help to hit my goal, every dollar would be greatly appreciated, and if possible every dollar that exceeds the goal will go on to future improvements.


Thank You Project Backers for all your Support!

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    A three piece "Premium Camera Combo" Pack - one kickstand4u mobile kickstand with Sure Grip, one slide-on Tripod Mount, and one small Flexible Tripod Stand with Quick Disconnect Head. When connected to a tripod will give you the super sharp pictures and can also be used to increase phone or tablet viewing angles, and versatility. (Retail Value $42.85)

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