The Tablet Claw is the only multifunction tablet grip for secure handling with two kickstands for keyboard and tabletop viewing.
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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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The Tweetie Bird - We sincerely thank you for your support, and with this donation you will be able to monitor our updates. Thanks!Estimated delivery:
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The Hawk - This reward gets you a one of a kind sticker with the Tablet Claw Logo. Place the sticker anywhere a sticker might stick and show your support for this cool project even if you are not a tablet owner. Sticker size is 2.7 in. by 1.5 in.Estimated delivery:
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Millions From One is our non-profit partner. Millions from One is dedicated to supplying fresh drinking water to those in need. The purchase of one bracelet will supply one person enough drinking water for 30 years. This reward will get you 1 Bracelet....thanks for your support!Estimated delivery:
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The Osprey - This reward earns a T-Shirt (white) with the Tablet Claw logo on the front - S,M,L,XL sizes are available. Just let us know what size to send and we will also include The Hawk rewards as well. This includes shipping to the U.S. If outside U.S. please add $5.Estimated delivery:
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The Falcon - This reward earns your very own first run production Tablet Claw. We will include shipping to the U.S. with this reward level. If outside of U.S. include an additional $5. We are hoping to include original packaging with this reward as well...You will also receive The Hawk.Estimated delivery:
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The Raptor - This reward includes The Falcon, Osprey, and Hawk reward levels. We hope to have these shipped and in your hands by Christmas...spread the word!! If outside the U.S. please include an additional $10 in your donation for shipping. This reward includes shipping to the U.S.Estimated delivery:
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The Bald Eagle - This reward is where we want you to be! The Eagle receives 2 Tablet Claws - sharing is good. You will also receive the Millions from One bracelet ($10 Donation on behalf of Tablet Claw), two stickers and a t-shirt. If Outside U.S. please add $10 for shippingEstimated delivery:
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Bird of Prey - This reward includes the Bald Eagle and Two Osprey Rewards. Get the T-Shirt, and share with your friends and family, you will also receive the Millions from One Bracelet ($10 Donation) - Outside U.S. please add $10 for shippingEstimated delivery:
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The Eagles Nest - This reward includes 5 Tablet Claws. You have a big family, or a sales team that carries their iPad everywhere they go...outfit everyone. This includes shipping to the U.S....if outside U.S. please add $10 to your donation. This reward will include original packaging. This reward will also get you a VIP invite to our Kickstarter Success Party at the World Trade Center in DallasEstimated delivery:
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The Pterodactyl - Here is your chance to get the Tablet Claw in your store before anyone else. For this donation level you will receive 20 Tablet Claws, 20 Stickers, packaging and display material for your location. You will also recieve two, Millions from One Bracelets. This includes shipping and handling for the U.S. If outside of the U.S. please add an additional $15 - If you would like to receive the T-Shirt please add an additional $15 to your order per shirt. This reward will also get you a VIP invite to our Kickstarter Success Party at the World Trade Center in DallasEstimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
The Velociraptor - Not only do you deserve a Huge Thanks from us, but we will also include you on our Website as a Kickstarter supporter. This is a reseller dream level and you will receive 60 Tablet Claws, 60 stickers and 5 T-Shirts, plus display material for your locations. You will also recieve three, Millions From One bracelets. This includes shipping to the U.S. If outside U.S. please include an additional $25 to your donation. This reward will also get you a VIP invite to our Kickstarter Success Party at the World Trade Center in DallasEstimated delivery:
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