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The Facts

Imagine a day without your smartphone. Can’t do it, can you? Even though it’s small, this vital link to your life – loaded with everything from contacts to photos, email to voicemail – can be a pain to tote around. Ever dropped it or lost it? Shattered the screen or watched it splash into the toilet? You wouldn’t with a Smartphone Safety TetheR.

A Simple Solution

The simple Smartphone Safety TetheR keeps your phone connected to your wrist making dropping your device virtually impossible. And the chance of leaving it behind on a table at the restaurant or in the rental car? You just can’t do it with the Safety TetheR.

What’s so Special about the Smartphone TetheR? 

Wrist tethers are nothing new, but the patent pending Smartphone TetheR-Tab is unique. The specially designed, fitted, and coated tab is a utility player! You can keep your current phone case because the TetheR-Tab works no matter what Smartphone you have.    

TetheR-Tab
TetheR-Tab
  •  It's the connection between the phone and the tether
  •  It's universal and can be utilized with any current phone and phone case 
  • The connection in the bottom of the phone allows you to look at the phone or answer the phone at the best angle
  • Made of high strength, but soft material, it is both durable, comfortable, and out of your way
  • High Frequency welding creates a strong loop connection
  • The design is simple and sleek all at once  
TetheR-Tab sits between the back of the phone and the case, inside the case, while the loop exits out the bottom of the case through the charging port hole. Connection loop protrudes from bottom of the phone, but does not obstruct use of charging port.
TetheR-Tab sits between the back of the phone and the case, inside the case, while the loop exits out the bottom of the case through the charging port hole. Connection loop protrudes from bottom of the phone, but does not obstruct use of charging port.

 

The Add-Ons

To make the Safety TetheR even more versatile and keep in line with the original style of BlackRapid, you can also add the TetheR-Clip. This solid, lightweight, durable clip keeps your phone connected to bigger straps found on purses, camera bags, backpacks and messenger bags. Connect your smartphone to almost everything that you carry with you without the device getting a scratch.

TetheR-Clip
TetheR-Clip

Bottom of the TetheR-Clip: Specially designed to fit with 10mm width webbing / leather in the bottom and keep the tether in place.

Top of the TetheR-Clip: The flat-horizontal top design sits perfectly when connected to bigger straps found on purses, camera bags, backpacks, messenger bags and belt loops on pants. The top interior has a webbing attachment up to 25mm (1 inch) webbing. 

TetheR-Tab, with TetheR and TetheR-Clip, being used with cross body sling strap, can be used with bag attachment, allows phone to be put inside the bag, then slide up the bag sling when in use.
TetheR-Tab, with TetheR and TetheR-Clip, being used with cross body sling strap, can be used with bag attachment, allows phone to be put inside the bag, then slide up the bag sling when in use.

 

TetheR-Tab being used with TetheR-Clip attachment to backpack strap
TetheR-Tab being used with TetheR-Clip attachment to backpack strap

 

For Vacations or Weekend Warriors: 

Whether you’re hiking, biking, at a concert, cheering on your kid’s team or at a school play, there are times you want to capture the moments with your smartphone. With the Street Strap, you won’t miss a single moment.

  • Cross-body strap for right-handed users
  • Breathable,  lightweight design
  • Shoulder pad with seamless webbing allows easy and fast access
  • Nylon webbing, 61" adjustable length
  • Moisture-wicking, 2"-wide shoulder pad
  • Durable, CR-4 ConnectR locking carabiner; FR-5

Simply install the TetheR-Tab to your smartphone and then connect to BlackRapid's Street Camera Strap. You are all set!

 

Will it work with any phone or case brand?

Yup! It works with any smartphone with a phone case that has a bottom opening in the center, regardless the size of the opening.


How do I install it?

1. Insert TetheR-Tab into case

2. With TetheR-Tab flat in case insert phone into case

3. TetheR-Tab is secured between the phone and case. The connection loop protrudes from open space at bottom of the phone case.

For waterproof cases:  There’s no secret science behind this install. Waterproof cases work just the same as a regular phone case with the TetheR-tab. Flip open the case charging port closure when the TetheR-Tab is in use and simply reposition the TetheR-Tab to the middle section between the phone and the phone case when you need to close the bottom end. The TetheR-Tab is ready and waiting the next time you need it.

Do I need to use the 3M double-sided tape that comes with the package?

That’s totally up to you. We provide 3M double-sided tape so you can stick it on the TetheR-Tab before you place it between your smartphone and the phone case. However, some phone cases are made of rubber or silicon material that can stretch out a smidge and become a bit loose after being used for a while. If that describes your case we DO recommend you place the 3M double-sided tape (restickable) between the TetheR-Tab and the phone. Stick the tape on the TetheR-Tab’s main tab first, then install the TetheR-Tab and you’re all set (see installation instruction above). Do you like a little extra security? Go ahead, use the double-sided tape. That’s what it’s there for! 

For your peace of mind

Don't lose your most valuable memories, private information, and contacts. Instead, keep up with the latest technology. BlackRapid's Smartphone Tether-Tab is a simple solution for your peace of mind.

Convinced? Here’s What to Do:

There are a few different ways you can help us. Be a trendsetter and order one. You’ll be among the first (and smartest) to have this ingenious design. Be a contributor and Back. This. Project. Now! Or do both then prepare to clip and go. You’ll breathe a little easier.

Smartphone Safety TetheR options: 

Who doesn’t like choices? Choose between basic nylon or high quality, soft, smooth, genuine leather (brown or black).

Entree 1: TetheR-Tab and Nylon safety TetheR 

Entree 1: TetheR-Tab and Nylon safety TetheR
Entree 1: TetheR-Tab and Nylon safety TetheR

 

Entree 2: TetheR-Tab and Leather Safety TetheR 

Entree 2: TetheR-Tab and Leather Safety TetheR (leather color: brown)
Entree 2: TetheR-Tab and Leather Safety TetheR (leather color: brown)

 

Entree 2: TetheR-Tab and Leather Safety TetheR (leather color: Black)
Entree 2: TetheR-Tab and Leather Safety TetheR (leather color: Black)

 

Bundle 1: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Nylon safety TetheR 

Bundle 1: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Nylon safety TetheR
Bundle 1: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Nylon safety TetheR

Bundle 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Leather safety TetheR (leather color: brown or Black)

Bundle 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Leather safety TetheR (leather color: brown)
Bundle 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Leather safety TetheR (leather color: brown)

 

Bundle 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Leather safety TetheR (leather color: Black)
Bundle 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip and Leather safety TetheR (leather color: Black)

 

Premium 1: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip, Nylon Safety TetheR and BlackRapid Street Strap (black)

Premium 1: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip, Nylon Safety TetheR and BlackRapid Street Strap (black)
Premium 1: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip, Nylon Safety TetheR and BlackRapid Street Strap (black)

Premium 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip, Leather Safety TetheR (leather color: brown or Black) and BlackRapid Street Strap (black) 

Premium 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip, Leather Safety TetheR (leather color: brown or Black) and BlackRapid Street Strap (black)
Premium 2: TetheR-Tab, TetheR-Clip, Leather Safety TetheR (leather color: brown or Black) and BlackRapid Street Strap (black)

 

Risks and challenges

- Delivery:
BlackRapid has an 8-year track record in manufacturing and delivery. However, if the TetheR takes off like wildfire, delivery time could be delayed on some orders.

- Production:
While we always work diligently to minimize the possibility of problems during production, we feel this risk should be transparent to our backers here. We try our best to make sure all prototype/samples are manufactured using the same or a very similar process to how they would be made in mass production. However, some samples were not made from the mass production method. For example the clip sample shown here is made by CNC instead of injection mold production.

In general, there are more challenges/questions raised when running first production. Because of that, there is still a little chance that we could run into issues during the first production and that could lead to Quality Control rejection. If this does happen, we’re ready to make adjustments for the mold or production/assembling process before we run a new production that meets our quality requirement. With our experience, we've been very successful at keeping our delivery on time while making sure BlackRapid products meet our quality standards.

Natural disaster: Even the best meteorological skills can’t predict a typhoon, tornado, flood or earthquake months in advance. A natural disaster could happen anytime without warning. That kind of catastrophe could cause delay in production, shipment and product delivery. Because we can’t anticipate a natural disaster, we thought it important to mention that it could throw a wrench in the plans.

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    One pc of 3M double sided tape is included in the package for optional use.

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