Thank you for checking out our project!
A common question we get asked is if the Anvil will work with a particular case. Because we cannot test them all, here are a few quick guidelines:
> The microsuction pad works great with glass, plastic, metal, lacquered wood, carbon fiber, or any other type of case that has a decent amount of flat, smooth area in which to adhere.
> Fabric cases and some, but not all, rubber cases are less than ideal. If you have one of these and like the Anvil, we don't want to disappoint you! Please ask for our help to check if your case will work and we'll do our best to find out!
The Anvil project started when Nathan was searching for an elegant and sturdy desktop stand for his iPhone4. He looked everywhere, but everything he found was over-designed, flimsy, or future landfill fodder. That's when the idea hit... it was time to make a better stand!
The Anvil is made of solid Aluminum, so it stays put and makes interacting with your phone easy. It was designed for the iPhone4, 3GS, 3G, and iPod Touch, but works equally well with any phone that has a relatively flat glass, metal, or plastic back.
Your first question is probably, "how does the phone stay on?" This is where an awesome microsuction material comes into play:
A More Responsible Design
Besides being the best looking stand on the market (in our opinion), it's made of recyclable aluminum. This gives it a good weight, at about a pound, and means you can toss it in recycling if it ever reaches it's useful life. The non-recyclable parts, the microsuction and anti-slip pads, make up less than 1% of the product weight. It's not a perfectly sustainable design, but it's very close.
We Need Your Help!
Anvil is an idea. We've prototyped and tested the design and received all of the necessary production quotes, but it is still just a well-formed idea. Only with your help can we afford the expensive molds needed to make an aluminum product as unique as the Anvil.
Some more Prototype Images
(These are rough SLS prototypes and do not have the high-quality finish of the production units)