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Searching for a sturdy iPhone stand? You've found it. Made in the USA out of solid aluminum and designed for sustainability. Read more

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Searching for a sturdy iPhone stand? You've found it. Made in the USA out of solid aluminum and designed for sustainability.

Burlington, VT Design
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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 Prototype

The Inspiration

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 Design

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) 

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  • You selected
    $1 reward

    0 backers

    By pledging $1 or more, you'll help create the Anvil and bring happiness to iPhone owners everywhere!

  • You selected
    $35 reward

    14 backers

    Pat yourself on the back because you are now the proud owner of a high-quality, solid aluminum Anvil stand. Your desk will never be the same and you'll get to follow along with us on our adventure of producing a sustainable product. If you're outside of the U.S., we do ask that you pledge an extra $10 to help with shipping.

  • You selected
    $65 reward

    2 backers

    Dynamic Duo - We'll ship you two Anvil stands, and if we're doing our math right, you'll save $5. If you're outside of the U.S., we do ask that you pledge an extra $10 to help with shipping.

  • You selected
    $90 reward

    1 backer

    Three's company - You get three Anvil stands and save $15, it's that simple. If you're outside of the U.S., we do ask that you pledge an extra $10 to help with shipping.

  • You selected
    $110 reward

    2 backers

    We'll ship you four Anvil stands and you'll save $30! Use one at the house, one in the office, give one to a friend, and you have one left over to shape miniature metal projects on. If you're outside of the U.S., we do ask that you pledge an extra $10 to help with shipping.

Funding period

- (45 days)