A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
perchiT: A tool for multitaskers on the go
Record lectures/classes, presentations, demonstrations, observations, and meetings while typing notes on your laptop.
Make every moment a teachable moment!
The perchiT pairs perfectly with the Sibme iOS and Android apps over WiFi. Simultaneously record and script notes from your laptop. After you stop the recording on your phone, the video will automatically upload to your private Workspace in the Sibme cloud and sync your timestamped notes.
Watch this video to learn how the Sibme app works with the perchiT!
Everyone loves a second screen! Boost productivity while working on your laptop at work or in a coffee shop. Watch tutorial videos on your smartphone (coding, Microsoft Office, Quickbooks etc..) while keeping your laptop free of clutter.
Watch a game, the news, or a tv show while you're working on your laptop.
Facetime/Conference/Skype call in portrait or landscape orientation from your laptop without blocking any part of your screen (portrait clamp sold separately).
Add a second screen to enhance your productivity. If you travel, work in coffee shops, and need a second screen while working. PerchiT + Laptop coupled with a software solution like Duet Display, Air Display, iDisplay or Splashtop can improve your workflow!
What is perchiT?
perchiT is a valuable new tool that improves workflow and productivity for students and professionals on the go.
The perchiT spring-loaded clips expand and contract to fit most laptop screens using rubber-coated clips that protect your screen from scratches.
A standard tripod thread attaches the base to a universal clamp that can hold any smartphone in portrait or landscape orientation, including larger models such as the iPhone 6 and 7 + and the Samsung Galaxy s7. The ball and socket provide extra mobility, allowing you to find the perfect angle as you record video or view the smartphone screen.
We have tested the perchiT on many laptops - Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Dell, HP, etc. The perchiT does clip to thinner laptops like the Macbook air, but depending on the size and weight of your phone, and how you position your screen, it may cause it to move.
Backing us guarantees savings of 15% or more over the final retail price.
We designed the perchiT with both affordability and quality in mind. PerchiT can withstand the weight of heavier phones, and it can clip to most laptops on the market.
What's in the box?
Each perchiT comes with
the perchiT itself with an adjustable ball and joint and 1/4 tripod screw thread
black universal smartphone clamp/holder - landscape orientation (adjustable landscape/portrait clamp soon to be sold separately)
Dave Wakefield founded sibme.com in 2012, a video-enhanced professional learning platform designed to help improve professional practice, while teaching high school economics, government and English in Houston, TX.
Frustrated with the teacher development and support process in K12 schools, he joined forces with a group of passionate and experienced educators and technologists to help make professional development and learning more meaningful and impactful. As a former athlete, Dave consistently used video to hone his golf swing and improve his football and hockey skills, but rarely examined his teaching practice through the lens of his students. He soon discovered that the most powerful professional learning was through self-reflection, coaching, and collaboration with colleagues he respected and trusted. Video makes every moment a teachable moment, allowing us to pause, rewind, and reflect on our practice.
perchiT was spawned from user feedback, specifically instructional coaches, looking for an easier way to record video with their smartphone and script notes from their laptop in real time during classroom observations. However, we soon discovered that perchiT had far more utility than we initially envisioned. Our designer, while trying out a 3D printed prototype of the perchiT on different laptops in the Apple store was approached by five people, who asked him where they could purchase the cool laptop accessory. All of them had different use cases: a gamer, a college student, a golf coach, and a student learning to program who wanted to watch tutorial videos to help him learn to code. It dawned on us that maybe we were on to something.
1. February - Finalize Product design and tooling
2. March - Production
3. April - Delivery
$50,000 - We're going to make a case for perchiT
$100,000 - version 2.0 based on feedback from Kickstarter backers.
Our goal is to make sure you have an affordable and high-quality perchiT that adds utility to your workflow. In the unlikely event that you have issues with your product, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will honor a 30- day money back guarantee.
Risks and challenges
This is our first rodeo when it comes to developing hardware. The next steps require working with our manufacturing partner to execute beyond a working prototype. This investment will help us refine and scale the product to meet demand. Although we've never launched a hardware product, we are very responsive to all our customers and have experience working with thousands of users who use our web and mobile video platform - sibme.com
While this product has been designed for use with most laptops Dos Terra LLC cannot guarantee that your specific laptop is suitable to have the perchiT mounted. Dos Terra LLC cannot be held responsible for any damage resulting from the use of this product.