This project's funding goal was not reached on April 1, 2012.
About this project
"GreenCase not only protects but also enhances the usability of your laptop"Inspiration:
theGreenCase evolved from the idea of making a laptop case out of a single sheet of material, which is one of the main criteria for sustainable design. After researching and investigating how people actually use laptop computers differently from touch pads and stationary computers, it became very clear to me what I had to create.Problems with current laptop cases:
One of the main problems I found was that cases are bought and used just to protect the laptop when you take it from point A to point B. When it has served its purpose, the case is often times disregarded and stowed away in a backpack or a drawer somewhere. In some cases the laptop is place on top of the case, which could limit ventilation and overheat the laptop and cause error messages, lag time, laptop crashes and program errors.
”How can I create a protective laptop case that is always in use and that provide the laptop user with the essential features necessary for a better everyday experience?”
The GreenCase is a workstation that lets you bring the comfort of your personal office with you wherever you go.
The angled keyboard provides a better ergonomically suited position for your wrists.
If used vigorously, laptops need some sort of ventilation to avoid overheating.
The mouse pad provides a smooth and consistent surface for your mouse, it also naturally clears the area around your laptop from other objects such as pens, paper, coffee cups etc.
Scratch resistant surface:
The smartphone has become a close companion to many of us and we keep it close at all times. The GreenCase has a dedicated scratch resistant area for your smart phone, which keeps it close and scratch free.
If you are like me, you still jot down notes, reminders or phone numbers the old-fashioned way, you will like this feature. Since the GreenCase is made of cardboard and naturally will not last forever, there is no harm in jotting down notes, phone numbers or even get a little creative with your case.
Documents are laid down flat in the GreenCase, the four sides folds up and closes the case around them, perfect for transporting and protecting your letter, legal and A4 size documents.
Pack up and go:
In a fast-pace society it is important that products work with us to make life easier. The GreenCase is designed for a fast get-away. Because it is always in use, you simply fold up the four sides, secure and you are on your way.
The BlackCase is the executive version of the GreenCase, it is hand made from vegetable tanned tooling leather finished with vegetable based oils and leather balm. This product will undoubtedly outlive your apple laptop and if you haven’t experienced the aging process of vegetable tanned leathers; you are in for a treat.
The BlackCase is currently in production and we expect to deliver in April.
The GreenCase is designed to mimic the looks and structural properties of a regular cardboard box used for shipping and storage. There is no need for additional packaging, which allows for a lower price but most importantly a smaller environmental footprint.
Cardboard: Recyclable cardboard (the most recycled material in the US)
Leather: Vegetable-tanned tooling leather finished with vegetable based oils and leather balm.
What will the Kickstarter money be used for?
A majority of the money will go to the eco-conscious materials, and manufacturing of the cases. If possible I would like to raise enough money in order to protect my design with a utility patent. The design is currently protected with a provisional patent, which unfortunately doesn’t last very long.
The GreenCase will be made using a manufacturing technique called die cutting, mainly used to manufacture packaging. Even though the materials are not very expensive the initial tooling cost to make the die-cut is. That is why I need your help.
Allow 6-8 weeks after the funding goal is reached to receive your very own GreenCase.
The BlackCase is hand made in Savannah, Georgia and will ship in April.
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theGreenCase is a symmetrical design and therefore ambidextrous, simply turn it 180 degrees to find the mouse pad on your left with all the other features intact.
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