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TAPATUCAM is a really cool solution to decorate your laptop mitigating webcam hacking.

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International free shipping.

ENVIOS A ESPAÑA: Seleccionad "In the US" en la página que aparece a la hora de hacer tu aportación, para poder avanzar sin que os añada el coste del envío.

Free SHIPPING TO everywhere 
To avoid shipping charges, press "In the US" when pledging.

DO YOU WANT CUSTOM QTY OF TAPATUCAM?
There is no need to fit the rewards proposed quantities. If you select a reward and want more TAPATUCAM just add $3 extra to get #2 more.

THE STORY

Many of us have seen colleagues with a piece of tape or a Post-it covering their webcams on their laptops. You may find it ridiculous or wonder if they've gone crazy, but recent news about conspiracies and spying prove them right: the hardware on our desktops can be used against us.

There is only two ways to avoid this:

  • Don't use a computer, or...
  • TAPATUCAM

1. What is TAPATUCAM ?

TAPATUCAM  is not only a small plastic clip that allows you to mechanically disable your laptop webcam, TAPATUCAM is the action of covering your laptop webcam, I tapatucam, and you? Do you tapatucam?

Colors colors colors in your laptop
Colors colors colors in your laptop
Silver Tapatucam clip on a laptop
Silver Tapatucam clip on a laptop

"Taping", "Post-iting" , ... are not the most stylish way to cover your webcam. There are better approaches: the simple, colored and customized TAPATUCAM clips can be used on most laptops.

Front view of a yellow TAPATUCAM clip
Front view of a yellow TAPATUCAM clip

2. About rewards(Take a look, There are new rewards):

There are 3 types of rewards:

1. As an early bird you will get the original package at an incredible price of only 5$

2. Your privacy is important for you, surf internet with Tapatucam original pack!

3. Share Tapatucam with your family and friends and get the #bagpack with 30 units for a crazy low price.

Rewards explained. 1 image > 1000 words
Rewards explained. 1 image > 1000 words
This is an example of the handmade felt toucan keyring
This is an example of the handmade felt toucan keyring

3. Who we are

We are Daniel Tellez and Victor Ruz: entrepreneurs at the sunny Costa del Sol in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain.

Between us we have accumulated quite a few years of experience developing free software, internet platforms, and product designs. Now, we are ready to offer you our first product, melding together internet and privacy needs with industrial engineering. 

The very first prototypes have already been developed. Take a look at the video and tell us what you think. We need your Kickstarter help to enhance the prototypes and to start the serial production of the TAPATUCAM clips.

So, briefly, we are going to invest the money in:

  • Enhancing development prototypes
  • Moldmaking for serial production
  • Packaging costs
  • Developing an ecommerce website

Risks and challenges

The production model will be an improved version of the fully functional prototype.
Our main production risk revolves around the mold tooling and initial volume production taking longer than we anticipate to reach our quality standards. We prepared for this by working with local manufacturers which we will visit on-site and whit whom we will coordinate every step of the way in order to ensure the on-time delivery of a finished quality product.

We will keep you up to date throughout our progress and the status of Tapatucam's journey from the production plant to your doorstep, because you have as much ownership of this project as we do.

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FAQ

  • Quick answer: No.

    We have tested many laptops and the design of the clip lets you close the laptop perfectly.
    If any laptop has the mechanism to close in the same place that the camera (little strange, IMHO), you could have this issue.

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  • Nop.

    We offer free shipping to US and Spain, as claimed in the rewards text.

    You have to click on "In the US" so Kickstarter will not ask you to add $10 for shipping.

    We are very sorry that you have to use a backdoor, but we have not found any other easier way.

    Last updated:
  • Simple:
    Tape is dirty, sticky and scratchy.
    Tape will be more expensive, using day by day, put on and put of.
    And because you have spent hundreds of dollars on a stylish laptop not to put a tape on it.

    A lot of products born from the observation of human behavior, this is one of them.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $5 reward

    168 backers Limited (32 left of 200)

    You are an early bird. And we love EARLY BIRDS. You will get the TAPATUCAM package of 5 clips at the best price. (Spain and US shipment included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $7 reward

    18 backers

    You are also concerned about privacy, so you will receive a package of 5 original TAPATUCAM clips. Let's surf internet with some more freedom !!

    (Spain and US shipment included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $15 reward

    4 backers

    You will receive a package of 5 original TAPATUCAM clips in Kickstarter colors (take a look at the image in the story). Only available during this campaign in Kickstarter (Spain and US shipment included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $15 reward

    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    This is another special kickstarter edition: the metallic colors. Some people ask for it, so here you are. 3 TAPATUCAM coloured on gold, silver and bronze.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    23 backers

    You are not only concerned about your own privacy, but to others. So you will get #theBagPack, packaged with 30 original TAPATUCAM clips.

    (Spain and US shipment included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    6 backers

    You are the special one: you want your favourite colors. All black ? All green ? Three on green and two on red ? Anyway: you will get 5 TAPATUCAM on the colors you wanted. And one gift: a handmade felt toucan keyring :P

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $120 reward

    3 backers

    Customized TAPATUCAM units, choose one logo and we will transfer it by silk-screen process for you over 100 TAPATUCAM.

    Estimated delivery:

Funding period

- (30 days)