Twice Used is actual iPhone glass upcycled into modern household goods. We take what you've loved and lost and make it useful again. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 18, 2013.
About this project
CNET: "...Rejoice, for the infamous feeling of shame upon shattering one's device may have a bright side. It turns out dismantled iPhones that are injured beyond repair make for interesting pieces of functioning furniture, jewelry, and kitchen accessories.
Gizmodo: "There are a lot of creative ways to reuse electronics, and having your 3GS come back as a minimalist clock isn't a bad option."
Twice Used is a project set to serve dual purposes: Eliminate hazardous electronic waste by manufacturing modern household goods by hand in the USA. We have designed and prototyped a handful of attractive products that all have one thing in common: They are all made from used iPhone glass and other parts such as home buttons. All of this glass comes from iPhones that were in the clumsy hands of individuals all over the world. The phones were dropped, brought into a repair shop to be fixed, and then the glass was sold to us to make this artwork.
Our background is the iPhone repair and LCD recycling industry. We have been repairing phones for over 3 years and recycling phone screens for the last year. Screens that are too broken to be recycled must be thrown away - that's where we come in. We'd prefer to not crowd our landfills with hazardous waste, so we make stuff out of it by hand, in the USA.
Check out what we have available!
This is crafted out of 12 panes of iPhone glass, one for each hour of the day. Minimal and elegant, a perfect addition to any room.
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Our coasters are lined with American-made cork to prevent it from slipping. The iPhone glass is covered in a crystal-clear epoxy resin to allow for a floating look. The ring around the outside will be milled from stainless steel metal, the same type of metal the outside of your iPhone is crafted from. As with all of our other products, these will be manufactured by hand here in Alabama.
This is crafted from glass from over 100 different iPhones. You can choose between either white or black table and glass. The iPhone glass is covered by a single pane of clear glass to prevent cuts.
Simple earrings made from actual iPhone home buttons. Pick any color you like!
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges associated with this project is the availability of iPhone glass. We have around 20,000 pieces which is plenty for this Kickstarter project, but we will need to partner with even more repair shops to source more. We are more than qualified to this this, considering we have been in the industry for almost as long as it has been around. As long as people are dropping phones we will have products to make!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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6 backers Limited (494 left of 500)
Get a Twice Used keychain made from broken iPhone glass and clear casting resin. You can choose between black and white. Don't worry, it won't cut you!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Gets you a pair of actual iPhone home button earrings. You can choose between white, black, pink, dark blue, light blue, yellow, purple, red, orange and green. THIS WILL BE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS WITH FREE SHIPPING TO THE US!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Get a home button bracelet! You choose between mens (leather strap) and women versions. You pick a color. THIS WILL BE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS WITH FREE SHIPPING TO THE US!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
5 backers Limited (245 left of 250)
Gets you a 4.5" x 4.5" iPhone glass picture frame. You can choose between white or black and broken or non-broken. THIS WILL BE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS WITH FREE SHIPPING TO THE US!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
4 backers Limited (246 left of 250)
Gets you a 6.5" x 4.5" iPhone glass picture frame. You can choose between white or black and broken or non-broken glass. THIS WILL BE DELIVERED BY CHRISTMAS WITH FREE SHIPPING TO THE US!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)
Be rewarded for backing us first! This pledge level gets you the limited edition first-run Kickstarter version of our set of coasters! Coasters come 4 to a set with a stainless steel holster. All four coasters will have the phrase "Kickstarter Trailblazer" etched into the back of them.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (250 left of 250)
Get our standard set of coasters! Shattered iPhone coasters are sold four to a set and come with a stainless-steel holster. Keep your coffee table clean in shattered glass-tastic style!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
15 backers Limited (185 left of 200)
Get a sexy iPhone glass wall clock! Elegant and modern, literally the coolest way to see what time it is. You choose between white and black.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
12 backers Limited (138 left of 150)
Get a standard set of 4 coasters, a wall clock and a 4.5" x 4.5" picture frame! You choose the colors of each.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)
Get a simple and modern coffee table, inlaid with shattered iPhone glass underneath a full pane of non-broken glass. Each screen tells a story - a story of clumsiness and everlasting remorse. You will not find a better conversation starter than this. You can choose between black and white glass and a black and white coffee table base.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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