About this project
Here's a short video demonstrating the amplifier in action.
Does an iPhone Stand Have To Be Boring?
You know what the naysayers don’t: that there isn’t a good option for an iPhone stand. They think that there are already a few types available—or, why buy a stand when you’ve got a perfectly good coffee mug to prop it against? You’re smarter than that, and more sophisticated.
Like many other iPhone users, your phone is an extension of yourself. It's a reference library, calendar, and an extension of your social network. You always have it handy because it is the most versatile tool in your arsenal. For something so important and integral in your daily life, why set it in an obnoxious piece of gaudy plastic? Wouldn’t it be better to use something that reflects your discerning tastes and character?
What you really want is a stand that combines form and function. Something that cradles your iPhone snugly, but also complements the rest of your environment.
The AiTV: A Stylish, Functional Stand
The AiTV is everything you never knew that you always wanted in an iPhone dock. Its 100% birch frame looks clean and won’t clash with your space. The retro design is a throwback to days when the TV was the center of the living room, family time, and pop culture. Isn’t it appropriate that your iPhone, your new and trusted friend, should get the same treatment? Just because you don’t have your hands on your iPhone doesn’t mean you’re not interacting with it. And in those moments, it needs a home—not somewhere to put it without thinking.
What Makes The AiTV Special?
There are a lot of great features that come together to make the AiTV an unique product to fit into your sophisticated lifestyle.
Acoustic Chamber - Amplifies Sound For a Better Experience
The AiTV has a specially designed acoustic echo chamber that makes up the bulk of its frame in the back. It amplifies the volume of your iPhone notably, and doesn’t need any power or cords. That means that you get more volume and spend less of your battery life without adding clutter to your space.
Power Cord Slot - Plug In While You're Watching Or Listening
On the right hand side, the AiTV has a slot that is perfectly aligned and fitted to power cord. Charge your phone while you’re watching videos or listening to music, or plug it back into your computer to prepare it for your next adventure.
Locking Mechanism - Holds On Tight
The locking mechanism is just what you need for your iPhone: simple security. Slide your iPhone inside the AiTV and it will naturally fit in a grove that surrounds the side button. That’s all it takes! No movable parts, nothing to damage your phone, and it holds your iPhone still even in extreme angles. To remove it, just slide it up out of the security slot, and then slide it left out of the AiTV.
Sustainable Design - Guilt-Free Materials
The AiTV is manufactured from birch that is recycled from unused furniture materials as a conscientious effort toward sustainability. The parts are precision-cut and then hand assembled. You don’t have to compromise peace of mind for this piece!
Future Proof - iPhone 5 Model In The Works
Are you like us? Did you wait in line to lay hands on the iPhone 5, finally? Well, you’re not going to slide that 18% thinner model into an AiTV made for the iPhone 4/4s. That’s why we’ve got a new model that’s in the works right now to accommodate the latest release. You want a snug fit and a big screen, so we’ll have an AiTV with the perfect proportions and a bigger front opening so you can watch more of your favorite videos!
Perks & Add-Ons
We’ve got a few options on perks for your consideration.
PERK: Buy the AiTV for your iPhone 4/4s
At the $70 pledge level, you can have an AiTV for your iPhone 4/4s sent to you. This is the lowest price that you will ever see for the AiTV, and only the first 1000 units pledged will be placed in time to receive one before the holidays. Anticipated delivery: December 2012. Shipping in USA included, international shipping please add $20
PERK: Buy the AiTV for your iPhone 5
We know your new iPhone 5 is only made better when it’s partnered up with a brand new AiTV to go with it, so we’re working hard to make sure you can get the new design out to you! For just $99, you can pre-order the AiTV for iPhone 5. Anticipated delivery: Spring 2013. Shipping in USA included, international shipping please add $20.
PERK: AiTV Family Pack
At the $189 pledge level, you will receive three (3) AiTVs for the iPhone 4/4s. What will you use three AiTVs for? Our production schedule anticipates that the AiTV will arrive with you just in time to put the AiTV under a tree, in a stocking, or to be a timely holiday gift. Buy it now for your friends, loved-ones, or coworkers and avoid the worry of last-minute holiday shopping. Anticipated delivery: December 2012. Shipping in USA included, international shipping please add $20.
ADD-ON: Gift Wrapping
Are you making a gift of the AiTV? Let us help you out by gift-wrapping it for you so it arrives ready for the holidays! Just add $10 per AiTV ordered ($10 for a single, $30 for a Family Pack). Please note that the AiTV for iPhone 5 may not arrive in time for the holidays, and so gift wrapping is not offered for that perk.
While the AiTV is not delicate, we’re taking every effort to make sure that you will get to enjoy yours in one piece. The AiTV will come to you in its own package, already finished and ready to enjoy. Just take it out of the box and pop your iPhone in!
Although the specific timing for individual packages may vary, we’re making every effort to get the first 1000 units to their recipients the week before Christmas. That makes the AiTV a great option for holiday gifts! All of our perks ship free in the USA.
What Are We Doing With The Money?
Every penny of our initial funding goes toward getting the AiTVs manufactured and sent to you, including logistics, labor and materials. Like many other Kickstarter design projects, we have a minimum number of units that we must be able to produce before our factory can start assembling them.
Kickstarter, You Make This Happen!
Community funding is super important for us because it’s market research and raising capital all in one! With your pledge, you’re telling us that you want the AiTV to be available for your to buy down the line so that your friends, family, and coworkers all have an opportunity to pick it up. Just as importantly, you’re telling us that you like the look, feel, and functionality of the AiTV—which gives us motivation to bring more products in this line to you for your approval. It’s a win-win, because you’ll only fund the products that you like and we don’t have to stress about whether or not a new product will sell!
The AiTV is brought to you by the promotions team from Pocomaru. For the past year, people like you have been buying accessories for the whole Apple suite from Pocomaru.com, to fit their fashionable, cosmopolitan lifestyle. Check out Pocomaru’s product line and customer feedback on Amazon and find out what we’re all about.
There's a lot of mention of Apple products, like iPhones, and especially iPhone 4/4s and iPhone 5. We don't own that, Apple does, and we aren't in any way associated or affiliated with Apple-- except that we're big fans. We wouldn't be here without their awesome product line. Thanks Apple!
As it turns out AiTV isn't associated with any of the internet or cable broadcasting stations that use that in their name around the world, either. Or the i.TV app that's available for android. So, take note-- not us.
Risks and challenges
Let's start with what we have covered: Do we have manufacturing logistics in place? Yes. How about shipping logistics? Yes.
You might have a question about the status of the AiTV for iPhone 5. You've got a good reason for that since, the iPhone 5 only debuted on September 12. The AiTV for design iPhone 5 hasn't been finalized, but we've got that covered-- we know the specs, we've got the same designer making the proper alterations, and we've got a situation where you get the same style AiTV as in the demo in the videos and pictures. You should expect some alterations, like a bigger opening for the screen and a tighter fit to hold your iPhone 5 snugly.
What about getting the AiTV from the manufacturer to your hands? You know Pocomaru has been in the business of getting great iPhone 5 products to you, exactly how you want them. We planned out a timeline to make sure that you get an AiTV if you want one in time for the holidays.
We've worked hard to make sure that our customers have been happy with the way we do business, and the feedback we get shows that. This isn't our first time in the retail business, and we're committed to making sure that you have a good experience with us that you'll want to tell people about-- whether you buy from our website or pledge to our projects.
You might also be wondering about if the AiTV will have a home after it gets to market. Have no fear! The AiTV is the forerunner to a whole line of products that are exclusively made for Pocomaru. The AiTV and its eventual siblings will be available at Pocomaru.com well into the future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pocomaru and the AiTV team definitely appreciates everyone for their support. Pledge at this level, and you'll get your name on a special page on our website, along with our heartfelt thanks.Estimated delivery:
Special Recognition for iPhone 5 Fanatics: Pledge $5 to tell us that you're crazy about your iPhone 5 and want to see an AiTV in its size RIGHT NOW! You'll get special recognition as an iPhone Fanatic on our website and exclusive updates to tell you about our progress with the iTV for iPhone 5.Estimated delivery:
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First Run Presale: Get a single AiTV, great to keep, awesome as a gift. This is the lowest price you'll ever see for a single AiTV. Projected to be in your hands in time for the holidays! USA shipping included, international please add $20.Estimated delivery:
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Early Bird iPhone 5 Single: Get a single AiTV for the iPhone 5, as soon as they're produced! USA shipping included, international please add $20.Estimated delivery:
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Family Pack: Get three AiTVs for 10% less than the Pre-Sale pledge. We'll do our best to get them in your hands in time for you to use them as holiday gifts and win all of the appreciative affection! USA shipping included, international please add $20.Estimated delivery:
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iPhone 5 Family Pack: Get 2 AiTVs for iPhone 5 for 10% less than the Pre-Sale pledge. USA shipping included, international please add $20.Estimated delivery:
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