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This project was successfully funded on June 12, 2014.

Imagine your smartphone floating on your desk. The Magic Phone Stand makes this idea a reality.

About this project

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The Magic Phone Stand is a working phone charger cable as well as an intriguing work of art. It is a conversation piece, and allows you to add mystery and wonder to any desk space. Functional and practical, sleek and magical, the Magic Phone Stand will surely become a prized possession of yours.

Growing up as a magician, my goal has always been to add magic into every aspect of my life. I've always been fascinated with the concept of levitation. Something about an object just floating in midair has always appealed to my creative side.  Introducing magic into our everyday lives has become a personal challenge for me. I wanted to develop a stand that would allow my phone to float above my desk in a useful way while attracting some amused attention. After experimenting with various levitation methods borrowed from actual magic tricks, I finally came to what I thought was the perfect solution. Thus the Magic Phone Stand was born!

This visually appealing device is a perfect illusion, as your phone is impossibly suspended in midair, supported only by its charger. The illusion adds an element of wonder that pictures cannot do justice. To help me bring this marvelous device to each one of your homes, I have teamed up with Martinka. Martinka is the oldest magic shop in America, a company known for magical invention since the 1800s.

Your pledge will enable us to move this product from prototype into production. With your pledge you will receive an amazing illusion for your desk and help to keep the art of magic alive. Thank you all for your support.

John Stessel

John Stessel is a prolific magic inventor who has released several best-selling magic tricks. He has worked in the magic industry for many years, and has provided his expertise to various companies in the field.

Martinka is America's oldest magic shop. It was started in 1877 by the Martinka brothers and was owned by Harry Houdini in 1919. In addition to a brick and mortar facility, it maintains an online presence at www.martinka.com.

Stretch Goal - $30,000

Since launching our campaign, we have received a good amount of feedback most of which fell into the following categories:
1. "Add support for landscape orientation for video viewing."  
2. "Add support for larger phones."  
3. "Minimize any stress and wear to my charging port".
The good news is that we were able to enhance the stand in order to meet these requirements.   The manufacturing will be a little more complex and the associated cost will be a little higher.  However by reaching our stretch goal (which is already close!), we will be able to provide these changes at no additional cost.
Landscape Orientation
Landscape Orientation
 
Portrait Orientation
Portrait Orientation

 The stand pictured above can be used in both landscape and portrait mode.  There is zero stress on the phone's charging port and larger phones can now be supported.

Add-Ons

To receive any of the add-ons below, please increase your pledge by the amounts of the desired items.
Martinka T-Shirt  $18
A soft high quality cotton shirt featuring the rarely seen art from Martinka's 1800s letterhead.  A unique and magical shirt that looks and feels great. Available in S,M,L and XL.

 Levitation Lace $16

You won't have to search for your keys when you know they are floating above your desktop.  A perfect complement to the Magic Phone Stand.

Levitation Lace
Levitation Lace

 Additional Magic Phone Stand - Android - $24   Black or White

Additional Magic Phone Stand - Iphone 5 - $24   Black or White

 

      

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges of producing these stands are minimal as we already have working prototypes. Potential delays for this project, as in any manufacturing project, could involve delivery of raw materials or complications identified during the production cycle. However, we believe these issues, if they should arrive, can be readily addressed and not impact our estimated delivery schedule.

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FAQ

  • The initial version would not, however, we have a stretch goal in place that will add that capability.

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  • This device is a charging cable and stand in one. It has a standard USB connector that can be connected to a laptop or other charging adapter.

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  • It will hold a phone steady for viewing information or videos. However, when using the touchscreen you may want to support the phone with your other hand.

    The primary design goal was to create a magical moment that people viewing it could experience. The response we have received when we display ours has been great. Other stands may hold a phone in a more solid way, but will not get the same reaction when seen.

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    Earliest Bird Special: Receive one Magic Phone Stand in black for Android (micro USB).

    As a bonus, we will include a seal embossed using Houdini's actual Martinka stamper from 1919!

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    Earliest Bird Special: Receive one Magic Phone Stand in white for Android (micro USB).

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    Earliest Bird Special: Receive one Magic Phone Stand in black for iPhone 5/5s/5c (lightning).

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $19 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    Earliest Bird Special: Receive one Magic Phone Stand in white for iPhone 5/5s/5c (lightning).

    As a bonus, we will include a seal embossed using Houdini's actual Martinka stamper from 1919!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $24 or more

    208 backers

    Receive one Magic Phone Stand in black for Android (micro USB).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    59 backers

    Receive one Magic Phone Stand in white for Android (micro USB).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $24 or more

    285 backers

    Receive one Magic Phone Stand in white for iPhone 5/5s/5c (lightning).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
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    205 backers

    Receive one Magic Phone Stand in black for iPhone 5/5s/5c (lightning).

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    12 backers All gone!

    Receive one Magic Phone Stand in white for iPhone 4/4s (30 pin).

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    Receive one Magic Phone Stand in black for iPhone 4/4s (30 pin).

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  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    68 backers

    Receive two Magic Phone Stands, one each in black and white for Android (micro USB).

    And as a bonus, an amazing card trick that you will always carry with you.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    166 backers

    Receive two Magic Phone Stands, one each in black and white for iPhone 5/5s/5c (lightning).

    And as a bonus, an amazing card trick that you will always carry with you.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (20 days)