Mac Caddy - A one of a kind organizer designed for the iMac (Canceled)
Work space's are getting smaller and monitors are getting bigger. Mac Caddy hangs on the back of the iMac for literally extra storage.
In the News
Cult of Mac "Desk clutter finds new home with this iMac caddy"
Mac Observer "As someone with a messy desk, it instantly resonated with me"
Mac Generation "un tiroir pour ranger du bazar derrière l'iMac"
Uncluttered "It’s ideal for things you need during the day, but don’t need frequently"
Trend Hunters "The 'Mac Caddy' Hides Gear and Covers Your Webcam"
Geeky Gadgets "If like me you could sometimes do with clearing your desk quickly and efficiently"
iCulture.nl "Lekker opgeruimd: hang een bak aan je iMac"
Macitynet.it "l’organizer iMac che sgombera la scrivania, e non solo"
Mac Caddy : Organizer designed for the iMac
Introducing the Mac Caddy an add-on organizer for the latest slim edge iMac. As screens get larger and work spaces get smaller, the Mac Caddy will help you organize and de-clutter your desk. Place everything you need perfectly at arms reach above and behind the iMac, out of sight and off your desk. Designed by MAQE.
For all iMac users that can use some extra space on their desk, great for artist, graphic designers, web designers, industrial designers and photographers, students and professionals.
Extra storage - Literally expand your storage on the iMac with a 16" inch caddy that hangs unobtrusively on top of the iMac. Create extra storage with this minimalist design and unlike other shelves you can still place the iMac close up against the wall or great for office use with iMac's placed back to back. The slim design is balanced on the center of the iMac and base.
Camera security - Camera security is a big concern these days, The Mac Caddy has a built-in removable camera cover that provides web cam security & privacy. The cover easily slides off when you need to use your camera and slides right back on when you are done.
Inner (pencil) holder - Small removable inner holder for keeping all the smaller things, great for pencils, markers, USB thumb drives, paper clips, coins, etc. Modular design so it can be placed anywhere in the Mac Caddy or removable to be use on your desk.
Cable slots - Open slots on both sides for passing through cables, great for while charging electronic devices such as your smartphones or use it with an external hard drive.
Fit - Designed to fit on the late 2012 slim edge iMac. One size is designed to fit on both the 21.5" inch and 27" inch iMac
Size - 16" inch length x 3.5" inch depth x 2.5" inch width
Colors & Material - The Mac Caddy will be made in a soft non-scratch TPU material. Similar to the material used in most soft rubber premium iPhone cases.
Option 1 - Matte Black, Option 2 will be a stretch goal - Matte White
Design, Prototyping and Testing
One of the challenges of designing the Mac Caddy was finding the perfect angle and shape that will fit the beautiful uniquely curved shape of the iMac. After numerous prototypes of measuring, cutting and 3d printing of different profiles we found the perfect shape that would fit both the 21.5in and 27in iMac.
Funding & Stretch goal
After 9 months of development and user testing, we are now ready for the next stage and are extremely excited to bring the Mac Caddy to all iMac users.
Most of the funding will go to the tooling of the product. The Mac Caddy has 3 molds, the camera cover, inner holder, the very large 16 inch long Caddy.
By offering one color (matte black) to start we are able to reduce the MOQ (minimum order quantity) and our total funding goal. This will also give us the best chance of reaching our goal and bringing the product to you.
We will offer a 2nd color option (matte white) as the first stretch goal, this will basically double our MOQ for the first production run.
Stretch goal #1 at $35,000 - 2nd color option in matte white
We have refined the design and tested many prototypes of the Mac Caddy over the last 9 month ensuring a minimalist product offering just the right amount of function and features. We have tested many size and shapes to make sure the design fits great on both the 21.5in and 27in iMac. We have a manufacturing partnered lined up, we need your help to continued and bring this product to life. If funding is reached, tooling will start mid December and we hope to ship the Mac Caddy to backers by mid March.
Production timing and delivery
About MAQE (make)
We believe in making the most out of the experience. Early last year we launched the Soundjump wireless speaker, one of our proudest moments that we would like to share was getting featured and unboxed on Unbox Therapy with over 2 million views to date. Speaker with a secret trick...
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For any questions or press inquiries feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With your support we are targeting to have these products in your hands by April, sooner if possible. We hope that you are inspired and excited by the idea and choose to support this project. Either way please spread the word and share with your friends. THANK YOU!
And a big thanks to James Beckerlegge for all the great work on the video!
Risks and challenges
We are a small but experienced team having designed and launched many products sold world wide. For this project we are working with one of our experienced manufacturer that produces house hold products sold in many big retailers (Target, Bed bath & Beyond, etc.) in the U.S.
As for any product design, we are designing and launching something totally new. We refined and tested as much as we can. But there's always a chance for unexpected delays while we stride to prefect all the details. We will keep all our backers updated on our process. And again, thanks for all the support!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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