About this project
The Stealth Wall Mount lets you mount your iPhone on any vertical surface for hands-free FaceTime chats, virtual meetings, cooking apps, and many other hands-free applications. The flat carbon backing easily mounts on any wall with 3m adhesive strips or double faced tape. Our case allows you to attach your iPhone to any magnetically responsive surface.
The Stealth Bike Mount lets you attach your iPhone magnetically to the handlebar of your bike so you can use GPS and an appropriate app to track your position, your speed, or distance traveled, while you ride.
Pivot your iPhone upright and take video or pictures while you ride.
6 stages of production process
Our carbon fiber is treated with an abrasion resistant polycarbonate membrane for lasting durability and finished with a high gloss lacquer to maintain the aesthetic appeal.
The composite lacquer has antimicrobial properties that kill 99.9 percent of bacteria including all strains of the influenza virus. Zero bacterial counts at room temperature were achieved after 1 hour on the surface of our lacquer. The science is based on an amino compound constantly emitting ions of copper that kill bacteria, which settles on the surface. Copper is a natural element renowned for its antimicrobial properties – and provides an attractive and environmentally friendly alternative to chemically manufactured antimicrobial additives.
Our team has many years of experience working with carbon, graphite, silicon carbide and other advanced materials. We teamed up with one of our local composite molding manufacturers here in the San Francisco Bay Area to produce the first batch of molds, and we developed a process here on-site at our Palo Alto warehouse to treat and coat the carbon fiber.
Our production plan is as follows:
3/29- Send the final prototypes for molding
4/11- Treat, reinforce, and finish the surface
4/24- Carbon & magnetic pull quality test
5/07- Shipment preparation
5/13- Shipment to customer
Volar is led by Dedric Latimore. He and his team are obsessed with innovation and working with advanced and new materials to achieve goals. Dedric has worked with aerospace technologies for five years; him and the Volar team are currently developing filtration solutions for the global water crisis.
Thomas Hardy is an industrial designer and engineer at Volar. A visual-thinker and a designer-entrepreneur, he is interested in innovation and creation. Tom has been with Volar for three years designing and developing some cool and interesting things.
Risks and challenges
While we are confident in our project, we're also very open about the challenges that may lie ahead.
Our target release date is May 2013. We're working as hard as we can to make that happen. Since we're working with carbon technology, there is potential for delay, but we will continue to deliver the best product we can possibly make.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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