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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 7 2019
$28,645
pledged of $96,000pledged of $96,000 goal
52
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 7 2019

About

Discounted Pricing via Kickstarter-only through Aug 9, 2019!

Phabit will retail at US $79.00 in 2020 through normal retail channels.  This means we are offering Phabit to the Kickstarter community at a 25% discount for a single Phabit Kit, a 37% discount per kit when you back us for two (2), and a 46% discount per kit when you select the Family Posture 4-Pack option on Rewards tab! (Note: for delivery to backers by Dec 25, 2019)

Why Phabit's patented capabilities are ground-breaking

The word Phabit is a portmanteau of the words 'Phone' and 'Habit'.  Phabit is the world's first multi-purpose cell phone stand that is flexible, portable, foldable and fits in your pocket. Its also the first which allows users to invert their phone to view from beneath (while leaning back or fully supine).  Additionally Phabit is the first free-standing phone stand that securely encloses your phone in a bidirectionally adjustable frame from which user can deploy two, three or four legs in virtually any direction, using the weight of inserted phone for stability.  Lastly, there is no other product available with four individually length-adjustable legs which provide independent suspension of enclosed phone - on even or uneven surfaces - up to 2 feet in height (with planned option for 3 feet). 

Successful campaign will fund planned feature enhancements: 

Production Phabits will feature both redesigned ball-and-socket swivel hinges and spring-loaded corner caps to accommodate even the thickest phone cases:

Production spring-loaded design accommodates even the thickest phone cases!
Production spring-loaded design accommodates even the thickest phone cases!
Production ball-and-socket swivel hinge design.
Production ball-and-socket swivel hinge design.

Colors: In production, Phabit will be made available with several color options.

Instructional Videos from Phabit.com

See Phabit Prototype Test Group Documentation links here:

Phabit Prototype Test Group Instructions 

Phabit Prototype Specifications 

(Note: The Phabit Prototype Test Group ran from October 2018 through March of 2019)

My Phabit Story

The idea for Phabit came soon after I bought my first iPad. I wanted to relax by consuming web content in bed but was forced to stop. Persistent arm and neck pain had spoiled the experience.

As often is the case with technology, trends began to change. Smartphone models with screen sizes in-between phones and tablets (‘phablets’) were made popular by Samsung’s Galaxy brand. Soon after, Apple introduced iPhone Plus sizes. Suddenly behaviors that required a tablet were becoming commonplace on smartphones. Analysts began to question the future of tablet computers.

Although this wasn’t great news for my product idea, I was excited to test these smaller devices while relaxing in bed or on the couch. It was frustrating when the same arm and neck pain returned. I soon realized that it was body posture – not device size or weight – that needed correcting. I set out to design a smaller more portable Phabit, this time for the modern smartphone user!

Around this time, my wife Kim had been struggling with her work space posture. Dizziness and headaches were a daily occurrence. We installed a standing desk, adjusted the position of her monitor, and even had her eyesight checked. Nothing seemed to work.

Not long after receiving our first prototypes, Kim decided to use Phabit while at her work desk. She was testing for her weekday afternoon phone habit of keeping in touch with family via text. Kim experimented by positioning her Phabit up higher at roughly the same height as her work monitor. She dug an old Bluetooth keyboard out of storage for her final adjustment.

Magically Kim began to feel better almost immediately. We soon realized it was only on afternoons she forgot to use Phabit that her symptoms reappeared. It wasn’t long before we made the meaningful connection to Text Neck and the important Phabit advantage of eye-level viewing - in any position, anywhere - was identified.

Today it seems we discover a new Phabit Habit every day! What cool Phabit habits will you discover? Support your Phone Habit!

Some Popular Use-Cases (see phabit.com/use-cases for more)

Make better use of your hands!
Make better use of your hands!
Take and use anywhere on any surface.  Phabit uses the weight of your phone for stability.
Take and use anywhere on any surface. Phabit uses the weight of your phone for stability.
Share a single phone screen to play chess, checkers or word games!
Share a single phone screen to play chess, checkers or word games!

Thanks in advance for backing us !

Risks and challenges

We will need a steel production mold for each individual Phabit component. Phabit Frame assembly is comprised of both a unique 'V Frame' and a unique 'L Frame'. A single Phabit Frame assembly requires two (2) of each component (4 parts total). Mold design and manufacturing timelines can be uncertain, but an advantage for Phabit design is these components are all under 4.5 inches (114.3 mm) in length. The smaller a component, the faster, easier and cheaper (from cost perspective) it is to make a steel mold for that component. We currently source the stainless steel TeleSwivel Leg component from outside the United States. In today's uncertain international trade environment, this poses a risk. We will immediately build redundancy into this important sourcing strategy. Each Phabit Kit includes four (4) TeleSwivel Legs for a total of eight (8) modular parts per kit.

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    Single (1) First-run Phabit

    A single complete Phabit kit from the very first production run we create. The Phabit Frame will support phone sizes starting with the iPhone 6/7/8 footprint (4.7 In. screen) and larger. Note that any make and model phone within size range is supported such as Galaxy S & Note models. See 'Phone Sizes Supported' graphic in Specifications document at left.

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    Two (2) First-run Phabits

    Two (2) complete Phabit kits from the very first production run we create. The Phabit Frame will support phone sizes starting with the iPhone 6/7/8 footprint (4.7 In. screen) and larger. Note that any make and model phone within size range is supported such as Galaxy S & Note models. See 'phone sizes supported' graphic in specifications document at left.

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    Family Pack: Four (4) First-run Phabits

    Improve phone habits and posture for the whole family as quickly as possible with this family pack of four first-run Phabits.

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