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The Hinge holds your iPad in portrait or landscape orientations and at a wide range of angles. It folds to fit in your bag or pocket.

UPDATE: While we won't be Kickstarted, we're not done yet. Follow our progress at hinge.standsforchange.com!

Hi there! Thanks for dropping by to check out Hinge for iPad! Hinge was designed to hold the iPad at the perfect angle—from a comfortable typing position on your lap, to any upright position on your table for watching movies or a FaceTime conversation. It folds compactly so you can take it wherever you go. Hinge for iPad comes in two styles: the Crystalline and the Classic edition.

The Crystalline Hinge is made from recycled polypropylene. Its strong yet lightweight structure is inspired by modern architecture and the crisp surface complements the clean lines of the iPad.

The Classic Hinge is made with sustainably harvested birch and high grade leather. The wood and leather bring a natural feel that contrasts nicely with the machined aluminum of the iPad. A hidden magnetic latch keeps the Hinge safely closed with a satisfying “click.”

Elegant Simplicity: From the start, simplicity was my priority. I didn’t want a bulky case that held the iPad at limited angles and only landscape mode. I also didn’t want a stand that was too big to travel with or had too many moving parts.

Hinge for iPad is designed simply: a hinge and two arms. The arms hug the edge of the bare iPad (they won't scratch the glass or aluminum body) and adjust to multiple angles, including landscape and portrait mode. Hinge is light and compact, folding neatly to fit in your pocket or bag.

Stands for Change: Well-designed products should not only look good and function well, but also be health and environmentally conscious. The design process of Hinge for iPad included a Life Cycle Assessment to identify and reduce harmful impacts from raw material extraction and manufacturing to usage and end-of-life.

Compatible with the 2nd generation iPad and Smart Cover: The Smart Cover may be great for protecting the screen of the iPad 2, but is limited as a stand. Hinge for iPad is stable and secure at all angles and holds the iPad 2 with and without the Smart Cover (see video).

Why do I need your help? Hinge for iPad has undergone months of iterations and testing to develop the two final versions. I’ve talked with local wood fabricators and plastic injection molders and the designs are ready for manufacture. But the next step is very expensive, prohibitively high for an independent designer like myself.

Your pledge will get manufacturing started on both the Crystalline and Classic editions, so we can make, assemble, and ship them into your hands and onto your iPads! By pledging $25, you are pre-ordering the Crystalline edition and for $35, you will receive the Classic edition. Pledging $55 will get you both editions, ensuring your iPad stands stylishly no matter where you go.

Thank you! I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into this project (workshop accidents happen!), but it’d be all worth it if you enjoy the Hinge. Please show your support for responsible, elegant design and fund this project!

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    Crystalline Edition for iPad - You have pre-ordered the Crystalline edition Hinge for the 1st generation iPad and will be shipped one once they are manufactured. (Shipping within the USA included; International add $15)

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    Hinge Double Collection for iPad - You have pre-ordered 2 sets each of Crystalline + Classic editions for the 1st generation iPad and will be shipped all 4 once they are manufactured. Keep a set for yourself and show your friends and family some love. (Shipping within the USA included; International add $15)

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    Wineskin Limited Collection - Along with the Hinge Double Collection of your choice, you will also receive a handcrafted Wineskin edition Hinge. This very special limited edition will be made with reclaimed wine oak collected from Napa Valley and Southern California coastal wineries. Oak plays an important role in winemaking, influencing the wine’s color, flavor, and texture. The wine, in turn, leaves its beautiful and unique mark on the wood. Personalize your Wineskin edition Hinge with a laser-engraved name or short message. To express our appreciation for your generous support of responsible design from California, we will also send you our selection of California wine. (Shipping within the USA included; International add $25)

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