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Ungrip is a simple, effective and beautiful solution to hold your phone in a flexible way. It attaches to most phones and cases.
Ungrip is a simple, effective and beautiful solution to hold your phone in a flexible way. It attaches to most phones and cases.
Ungrip is a simple, effective and beautiful solution to hold your phone in a flexible way. It attaches to most phones and cases.
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Ungrip: Hold your phone in comfort, style and many ways!

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Ungrip is a new approach to the problem of holding increasingly bigger and slimmer smartphones, making a large phone feel smaller. Rather than clashing with your phone’s style, this simple and effective solution accents both its look and your personality.

When designing Ungrip, we didn't add tons of features that are seldom used. Instead, we focused on two features that are highly visible and functional— how it would look on your device and how it would help you hold your device. We like it simple. And we think it's effective. We hope you think so, too.  

Ungrip is a simple solution that comprises of two parts: The Bumper and the Strap.
Ungrip is a simple solution that comprises of two parts: The Bumper and the Strap.
Ungrip is beautiful. It’s designed to look good on any modern day phone, not  clash with it.
Ungrip is beautiful. It’s designed to look good on any modern day phone, not clash with it.
Ungrip is a joy to use. Because it’s made of fabric and not metal. Your fingers  will love you for it!
Ungrip is a joy to use. Because it’s made of fabric and not metal. Your fingers will love you for it!
Ungrip is convenient and flexible. There are over a dozen ways to hold your phone with it.
Ungrip is convenient and flexible. There are over a dozen ways to hold your phone with it.
Ungrip is strong. An average phablet weighs around 0.3 pounds (170 grams), but Ungrip can hold a device of up to 4 pounds (1,800 grams), strong enough for a laptop (but not recommended)!
Ungrip is strong. An average phablet weighs around 0.3 pounds (170 grams), but Ungrip can hold a device of up to 4 pounds (1,800 grams), strong enough for a laptop (but not recommended)!
Ungrip uses 3M's VHB (Very High Bond) tapes. They are industrial strength, easily removable and WON'T leave any residues.
Ungrip uses 3M's VHB (Very High Bond) tapes. They are industrial strength, easily removable and WON'T leave any residues.
Ungrip can be used on phones with or without casing!
Ungrip can be used on phones with or without casing!

NOTE: Ungrip adheres to most flat, non-porous surfaces. It will not stick to rubber, soft-touch silicone, TPU, fabric, and those with waterproof coating.

Ungrip is unintrusive. It’s thin, small and light, and can stay flat when needed.
Ungrip is unintrusive. It’s thin, small and light, and can stay flat when needed.
Ungrip is easy to use. With a snap-on feature, changing the Strap is easier  than changing your clothes!
Ungrip is easy to use. With a snap-on feature, changing the Strap is easier than changing your clothes!
Ungrip's got you covered if you're color-crazy. With tons of different colors  (and more to come in the future), you'll go color blind!
Ungrip's got you covered if you're color-crazy. With tons of different colors (and more to come in the future), you'll go color blind!
Ungrip is designed for everyone. With a lot of pattern designs (and more to  come), there’s no excuse to not like one!
Ungrip is designed for everyone. With a lot of pattern designs (and more to come), there’s no excuse to not like one!
Big is now small. You can now buy that large phone which you always wanted  but couldn’t use! Because it makes large phones feel a lot smaller.
Big is now small. You can now buy that large phone which you always wanted but couldn’t use! Because it makes large phones feel a lot smaller.
Effortlessly secured. Your phone would immediately feel secure in your hand, even if you’re not gripping it at all!
Effortlessly secured. Your phone would immediately feel secure in your hand, even if you’re not gripping it at all!
Slippery no longer. Those beautiful aluminum bodies are as pretty as they are  slippery. But not anymore! Say goodbye to accidental slippage and drops. You  won’t miss them.
Slippery no longer. Those beautiful aluminum bodies are as pretty as they are slippery. But not anymore! Say goodbye to accidental slippage and drops. You won’t miss them.
B*tch-slapped by a phone. Tell the truth... this has happened to you before.  It’s embarrasing and it hurts. Ungrip will protect you from your phone!
B*tch-slapped by a phone. Tell the truth... this has happened to you before. It’s embarrasing and it hurts. Ungrip will protect you from your phone!
Just like the good ol’ days. You can now use your phone with one hand  again... oh, joy!
Just like the good ol’ days. You can now use your phone with one hand again... oh, joy!

 Having Ungrip on your phone allows you to use your phone with one-handed ease.

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 There are many ways to hold your phone when using Ungrip. Check out some of them here...

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Mobile Reviews Eh! Check out their site here! Thanks, Aaron! :D

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We're lucky to get another awesome review from the Murphy Report. It's just an article this time... but just as awesome! :)

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For those who love changing their cases or phones frequently, extra adhesives are a must to ensure continued enjoyment of Ungrip. Since Kickstarter doesn't allow more than one pledge, you may add $5 to your chosen pledge to enjoy an Add On pack.

For example: If you're getting a 'Singles - Patterns Collection Pledge' ($16), just add $5 so your total pledge would now be $21. We would then include an Add On to your order. If you want two Add Ons, just add $10 to your pledge... and so on.

Hello! My name is Johann and I’m the designer of Ungrip. Ungrip started a few weeks after I got a new phone. I always used my phone with one hand because I’m lazy, and getting that brand-spanking new large phone was exciting... for the first few weeks. I soon found myself struggling to hold it comfortably, and to hold and use it at the same time! It came to a point that I was about to buy a smaller phone, but I realized I couldn’t live with a small screen again.

So being like MacGyver, I took a lanyard strap and stitched it together, then glued it to the back of my case. It looked stupid, but I didn’t care — I was that frustrated with my phone.

Alpha 1.0.
Alpha 1.0.

One day, after using it for about 2 weeks, I realized I wasn’t complaining about how big my phone was anymore. In fact, I didn’t even notice that I had a big phone! That’s when I knew it actually worked! I then thought of developing and marketing this helpful trick. I proceeded to do research on similar solutions in the market, and was surprised to learn that there were many of them available. I liked a solution or two, but in general, none of them really appealed to me. That’s when I decided to develop Ungrip as a better and simpler solution.

Product Development Evolution.
Product Development Evolution.
Tooling for Ungrip.
Tooling for Ungrip.

It’s been more than a year of hard work, but all of it was worth it! I’ve been using Ungrip since Alpha 1.0 and couldn’t be happier. I hope you’ll find our team's work helpful in enjoying your phone more. :)

                       

Risks and challenges

We have already spent more than a year in developing this product, and invested in the tooling. We conducted practice runs to solve manufacturing problems, and just finished the packaging design. So there are just manufacturing and delivery to worry about. Since almost all the technical details have been addressed, you’ll get your hands on an Ungrip quickly and definitely surely (with your support)!

As with any products, there are always unforeseen problems and delays. But please be rest assured that we will update you as often as possible.

We are committed to delivering to you the best solution for holding your phone with ease and style. We appreciate everyone’s support for making this dream a reality. Please help spread the word. :)

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