Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The Oona is a simple, versatile smart phone stand that can do as much in the physical world as your phone can do in the virtual.
The Oona is a simple, versatile smart phone stand that can do as much in the physical world as your phone can do in the virtual.
3,915 backers pledged $131,220 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Oona: Whatever You Need It To Be project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$131,220

3,915

Updates:

International Shipping: We have reduced our international shipping price, but can't make a change to the reward section. If anyone is overseas and would like an Oona, please add an additional $15 for shipping, instead of the $25. For anyone who has already given the extra $25 for shipping, please click on the “manage pledge” button and adjust your pledge value accordingly.  *For every 3 or few Oonas (Ooni?) you only need to pay 1 shipping cost.

Multiple Oonas: If you're interested in purchasing multiple Oonas with one pledge, you can! Just select the $25 reward level for standard Oonas or the $50 reward level for Limited Edition Oonas and then change the pledge value to a multiple of $25 or $50. After that, send us a note telling us what's up!

Hello Kickstarter!

Growing up in the Silicon Valley, the three of us have always had a passion for design. We regularly bounce ideas off each other for new products we think would be cool and useful. We are submitting to you our very first product, The Oona.

We wanted to make a stand that can do as much as your smart phone does. A “stand” in name only, The Oona can help you utilize all the functions of your smart phone, such as:

  • A GPS on the windshield of your car
  • A reference device on a white board
  • The ability to mount your smart phone to a tripod to take photos or video
  • The gift to keep your hands free while watching a movie on your smart phone
  • A simple stand to keep your phone in view on your desk at work
  • Many more applications, we can't possibly write all of them down

In addition to being versatile and functional, we wanted The Oona to be sleek and minimal. There are too many cheap, plastic stands that might hold up your phone, but are too noticeable and bulky. The Oona is made of aircraft grade aluminum that is polished and anodized for a strong scratch resistant finish, fits in your pocket and is practically invisible when in use.

We have designed, workshopped and prototyped The Oona, and need your help to produce it. This is our first step as designers and innovators, and with your support we will finalize The Oona’s design, manufacture it in bulk and bring it to market. We've got a couple of other ideas in the hopper, and hopefully we'll get a chance to move forward with them after The Oona, and begin our careers. It’s all up to you.

Check out our video in High Definition here. We appreciate your feedback!

Brad, Danny and Sam

Tweet us! @TheOona

Also check out The TechShop and build something yourself!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 1 or more About $1.00

    Provide us with your twitter profile and we will tweet our appreciation and promote any project you are working on from our @TheOona twitter account.

    Less
    29 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 25 or more About $25

    We will send you one Oona, which will plan to retail for around $30 once on the market. We'll include a handwritten thank you note written on postcards from San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York. Also, you'll receive an appreciation tweet. *For shipping to Canada please include an extra $10 **For shipping internationally please include an extra $25

    Less
    3,595 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About $50

    We will send you one Limited Edition Oona anodized in San Francisco Gold and laser etched with the number contributor you are (ex. 042 of 250). We will also include a personalized thank you postcard and a thank you tweet. *For shipping to Canada please include an extra $10 **For shipping internationally please include an extra $25

    Less
    Reward no longer available 250 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 250 or more About $250

    This level gets you one standard Oona and one special edition Oona. Also, at least one member from our team will spend an hour on the phone with you to discuss and offer ideas on any aspect of your project, from design to filming. We'd love to help your project succeed. SPECIAL ADDITIONAL OFFER: For the contributor who pledges the most over $250, we will spend up to 10 hours either helping to prototype and design your product, including access to our CNC vertical mill, or editing your project video. We love reading and learning about other projects and would love to help you with yours.

    Less
    Limited 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Featured

Funding period

- (30 days)