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CA$ 1,252
pledged of CA$ 9,000pledged of CA$ 9,000 goal
46
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 31 2019 2:03 PM UTC +00:00.

About

We interact with toilet paper holders on a daily basis and we've always been using the same cumbersome spring tube design. With the TP Sidekick, you can change a roll out in a matter of seconds. It's faster, easier, and cleaner than the traditional spring tube design.

We all know of the person that always fails to change an empty roll. They'll leave the empty roll on the holder and put a brand new one on top of the toilet or counter. The TP Sidekick can solve that bad habit.

Design

Our patent pending product is an easy attachment to add to your existing center tube toilet paper holder. No need to hire a contractor. The heavy duty double-sided foam tape on the underside of the base is super strong. Simply stick this onto the arms of your existing holder and you are good to go. Both sides of the attachments are the same so there's no getting this wrong. The TP Sidekick will only work with center spring tube toilet paper holders that have straight arms on either side.

The TP Sidekick has swinging arms that fall into the center of the toilet paper roll. There is a tension mechanism that provides a smooth and easy-to-use action. It also doesn't matter if your TP Sidekick is not level. As long as you have installed it properly on a flat-armed toilet paper holder, it will work. 

Although our prototype is 3D printed, below is a picture of how the final product might look like. Smooth, sleek edges means that it'll look great on practically any toilet paper roll holder.

Benefits Over the Traditional Toilet Paper Holders

  • Cuts down the time to a fraction of what it used to take to change a toilet paper roll
  • More hygienic because you do not touch any part of the holder itself (think of the last time you cleaned that thing!)
  • Requiring less dexterity makes it easier for children, the elderly and people with motor disabilities to change a roll themselves
  • Holding your phone? You only require one hand to use the TP Sidekick
  • One less thing that frustrates the people around you if you are the person who doesn't  change an empty roll

Disclaimer

Although the TP Sidekick will fit on the majority of household toilet paper holders, there are however, holders that this will not work with. If your toilet paper holder is designed without a flat surface on the top of the arms or is a recessed holder, this may not fit properly. Designs with a slight curve upwards or inwards are perfectly fine (as seen on the video). The one in my bathroom has this curve and thanks to the foam double-sided tape, it fits snug and is just as strong. Please check your toilet paper holder before purchasing. 

Shipping Details

Our prices do not include any applicable country taxes, backers are responsible for any and all import fees, VAT, duties, taxes, post office fees, and or any other fees their country or government imposes.

Shipments that could not be delivered for any reason will have additional costs to be reshipped. As you know with international shipping there can be unpredictable delays that are out of our control, however, we will do our absolute best to ship based on the predicted time frame.

Risks and challenges

While we have done extensive research and expect things to go smoothly, there may be some risks and challenges that may occur.

1) We have secured a viable partner to produce this product. But creating the molds on time and getting time slots may be a risk.

2) Sourcing logistics partners to deliver the products to our backers also may be a challenge. However, we are committed to securing a partner that will be able to help us deliver our product in a timely manner.

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