About this project
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What is the Tablet Claw
We came up with the Tablet Claw based on our personal experiences and observations of people in their daily use of the iPad. We absolutely love the tablet PC but it isn't always the easiest device to hold onto and manipulate. I once read an article where the reviewer described holding the iPad like holding onto a bar of soap. We wanted to come up with a design that made your iPad or Tablet more ergonomic and the perfect device for both personal and business use.
The Tablet Claw is the only multifunction, universal tablet grip with a finger ringlet for secure handling as well as two kickstands for keyboard and tabletop viewing. The Tablet Claw will fit the iPad as well as all tablet's that are a 10.1 inch screen, which includes a handful of Droid Tablet manufacturers. The Tablet Claw is lightweight, strong, and multifunctional. The patented ringlet and disc allow for a comfortable fit to your hand and multiple viewing functions by simply rotating the tablet. In addition to the secure grips, there are two functioning kickstands for keyboard use and tabletop viewing, making the Tablet Claw the only grip that meets all of your needs.
How Tablet Claw Works
The Tablet Claw is made to fit most tablets on the market, the most common being the iPad. We built the Tablet Claw to function as a secure way to carry your tablet and eliminate the possibility of dropping it while on the go. The grips are made of flexible plastic that will securely hold the tablet in place while also protecting the screen with over-molded urethane rubber. The Tablet Claw will fit around most cases that are thin and form fitting. Tablet Claw was designed to be multifunctional so you can use your tablet while working or enjoying your favorite video. Simply flip the ringlet out to be your keyboard kickstand or use the kickstand arm to prop on the desktop.
Why we came to Kickstarter and how we plan to use the funding
We stumbled upon Kickstarter (literally...thanks Stumble Upon!). Kickstarter is the most unique and creative way for us to bring our product to your attention as well as reward our supporters with a pre-order Tablet Claw. The funding will be used to pay for the manufacturing which includes a couple of expensive processes. These processes include tooling which allows us to create the molds for the product, as well as cast urethane over-molding. Cast urethane over molding securely fits rubber over the plastic grips to protect the tablet screen. We will then assemble, package and ship the product directly to you after first run production.
We built our rewards with both supporters and tablet owners in mind. The first two offer a chance to support The Tablet Claw project with a glossy sticker or T-shirt with the Tablet Claw logo. After that we get into the good stuff, your very own first run production of the Tablet Claw. In addition to a great new toy we have partnered with a worthy cause, Millions from One. Millions from One - buy a bracelet save a life. The purchase of your bracelet will provide clean drinking water for one person for up to 30 years.
Thank you for supporting our project...we look forward to sending you your very own Tablet Claw soon!
Below is some publicity and PR:
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2011/10/burgeoning_million-dollar_idea.php - Original Write up in Dallas Observer
Yes, the plastic is sturdy, yet flexible enough to conform to the curves of your tablet device.
We are currently a two man crew right now. This product is an original creation and idea and something we are working very hard to bring to the market place. There are no stock options at this time. Kickstarter is a funding site that allows us to reward you with a Tablet Claw for your pledge. The Pledges are going to help us fund our first round of manufacturing which is no small cost...every thing we raise here, goes directly into fixed costs.
The short answer is...yes. We have a patent as well as trademarked the logo and name The Tablet Claw
The Tablet Claw will fit over form fitting cases. It will not fit around bulky cases like leather bound cases or anything that adds more than a couple of millimeters to the tablet.
Our initial product run will be released in Matte Black finish. We are considering other colors in subsequent runs and will keep you posted with those updates. Thanks for the Question!
The Tablet Claw will securely fit all 10.1 inch screen tablets. This includes a wide array of Droid tablet makers out there. The thickness of the tablet is not a concern as the flexible grips will flex to hold a wider tablet.
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