Did you just plug in your beautiful iPhone to a tangled lightning cable and throw it on the cold floor? Or did you just lean your iPhone on anything you could grab?
This needs to stop now.
If you think a smartphone dock is simply something to lean your iPhone on, you're wrong. At least that's not true anymore, now that there is Retroduck. We at Wisekids Corp. thought long and hard about how we could add new value to the smartphone, a device people all over the world rely on heavily every day, all day, for communication and entertainment. After much thinking and testing, we came up with Retroduck, a smartphone dock like no other. With one simple slide, Retroduck will instantly - and dramatically- transform your smartphone into a stylish, retro-style television, allowing you to enjoy it like your good ol' TV set at home.
Retroduck will transform your iPhone into a retro-style television anytime, anywhere. All you need to do is simply put it where you usually enjoy watching your entertainment apps and slide in your iPhone. Retroduck will not only transform into a convenient accessory - it will brighten up the room as a home decor.
Retroduck can double up as a convenient charging dock or as an awesome desktop clock. To charge, just insert your lightning cable into Retroduck's hidden cable guide for hassle-free charging. To transform your Retroduck into a bedside radio clock, simply download one of many radio clock apps available and your Retroduck will help you start a great day!
Removing and attaching Retroduck's front cover can be done effortlessly as the cover is made of magnet.
Retroduck's speaker kernels have been designed to enrich and enhance your iPhone's audio, making it sound like a natural stream from a television set.
Retroduck’s standing legs are available as standard accessories. These stable legs not only play a central role in making the Retroduck look retro, but are also crucial for maintaining a comfortable height and tilt for your eyes, wherever you choose to place it.
Meet hundreds of different exclusive accessories for Retroduck. These accessories are not mass-produced but are custom-made with 3D printers. That's why we are able to offer countless accessories. New accessories are being added as we speak, and anyone can download and print them.
Using a Retroduck is extremely simple: Open the front cover, secure the lightning cable in the cable guide, close the front frame and slide in your iPhone. And did we mention that the front frame is made of magnets and can be removed and attached effortlessly?
Retroduck is currently available in two sizes for iPhone only: one size to fit the standard iPhone 6, 6s, and 7 sizes, and a plus size for the 6+, 6s+ and 7+. It can be used together with iPhones that use original case covers, but we recommend using your iPhone with no cover for the best fit.
Retroduck mainframes come in three different moods to fit your iPhone color and the space you'll be using it in. How about Pop Red for a bright and cheerful interior space? Or Classical Brown for a warm and cozy living room? Or Mono White for a calm and minimal space? The choice is yours.
Countless prototypes have been made since Retroduck's first debut in 2014. Over 500 of our order-made early editions - produced on 3D printers- have been sold worldwide. The positive feedback we received from our customers has been our main source of encouragement in developing the new and improved - and better priced - Retroduck today.
Retroduck was born from a simple idea: let's recycle old, unused iPhones. This idea has been the driving force that brought us here and now, we would like to share this process with you and receive your warm support.
Wisekids is a Seoul based company that seeks to expand the use of 3D digital printing technology in our everyday lives and culture through creative experimentation. Wisekids is in the process of uncovering new values that result from the mixing and remixing of everything digital and analogue, online and offline, while placing importance on spreading and sharing these new values with as many people as possible. Retroduck is our first attempt at mashing up conventional mass production procedures and digital manufacturing for the purpose of hardware production. Our project aims to surpass the limits of conventional mass production by digitally manufacturing a small amount of diverse products that meet a wider range of customers' needs.
Risks and challenges
Perhaps you are curious about this product.
Although this is our first Kickstarter campaign, it is not our first experience to produce unique, limited products.
Our journey began in 2014, and the first 3D printing prototype version has been reprinted and reprinted, with more than 500 versions sold worldwide.
We have done a lot of tests to meet you, and finally we have made it to a reliable level. We are sure your iPhone will love Retroduck.
***** Manufacturing and supply chain *****
We have progressed to the final stage of the mold and begin production in mid-October, when we successfully complete our funding. And it ships to you as early as December in case of everything goes right on time. Although there may be some variation in shipping time, we will try hard to deliver you Retroduck as soon as possible.
***** Our promise to you *****
We will update the news of Retroduck frequently, whether it is positive news or not, within the funding period. Our team is passionate and dedicated, and I want to make a small difference in your life through Retroduck. And what we want to say is that we want to make you and Retroduck meet very quickly.
Your smartphone is still attractive enough and can perform its original functions well.
The latest smartphones are good, but we want to enhance your familiar smartphone’s value much higher.
That is the real reason we made Retroduck.
I would like to thank all those who participated in funding and love the Retroduck.
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