MacBook Pro Lovers, Would Love Your Help/Feedback for Hybrid Macbook Case/Stand Idea

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TravelBossAcc, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. TravelBossAcc macrumors newbie

    TravelBossAcc

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    Hello MacBook Pro lovers,

    I would really appreciate your two cents/feedback here.

    I am MacBook Pro owner and lover who wants to make a cool hybrid MacBook case/stand. I have a design ready, but I would love to have your feedback as this will determine if I go through with it or not. If it does go through, I am planning on launching it via KickStarter.

    You can view renderings of my product HERE (you can click on the pic in the copy for more pics)

    The CaseLift is a hybrid MacBook case/stand that utilize a simple velcro system to lift your MacBook screen.

    My questions:

    - Would you use it?

    - What do you guys think of it in terms of its functionality? Slick? Well thought out? Clunky?

    - What are your impression in terms of the looks of the product? Slick? Good design? Cheesy? Corny?

    - What would you add/substract from the product to improve it?

    - I am planning on selling it around a $60 price point, with $39 being the price for the early birds? What do you guys think of the price point?

    - Would you buy it?

    I would love to get yall's two cent on this.

    Background

    I wanted to create this product because I am a nomad and freelance web developer who spends a lot of time staring into a sea of code with bad posture. Because I move around a lot, I am always looking for ways to save space and carry less items in my bookbag. The CaseLift was the answer.
    Again, I would appreciate yall's feedback.
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

    Steve121178

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    I don't really see the point in stands and plenty already exist in the market so how is yours different?

    If I did buy one, I'd prefer one that's metallic and minimalist.
     
  3. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    I don't use cases or stands, so I wouldn't use it or buy it. But neglecting that, I can still give you my comments:

    1. I think a case that converts into a laptop stand is a nice idea, I haven't seen something like that before

    2. As a case, it looks very thick to me, which makes it not very appealing. Maybe do a render with a rMBP as well...

    3. The edges on the back end (near the hinge) are not protected, so it is not really doing its job as a case

    4. The front sleeve that the MBP sits in doesn't look very appealing - but I guess that is still work in progress

    5. How is the top flap attached to the screen? Will it block cooling?
     
  4. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Sorry no, as one who frequently travels internationally there are already better options for me, I use a AViiQ Portable Stand on the road, which folds up and weighs next to nothing and RainDesigns mStand`s at home with Apple keyboards.

    Your design looks to add a lot of bulk to the Notebook and the keyboard angle when elevated looks to be difficult to deal with. The idea of velcro doesn't overly appeal although I can see what you trying to achieve. If I was to go for a portable stand that significantly elevates the display I would probably look at the "Roost" as once again it has very low weight and folds down to nothing.

    Maybe as others have stated it`s just the render, equally whats`s being presented needs to be significantly less bulky, should blend more into the MBP`s aesthetics, nor do I see how the Notebook is supported at the lower angle, as stability is important for typing. As one who does travel frequently the velcro is a real turn off as over time it always seems to lose it`s grip. If I want my primary system to be elevated it must be 100% secure.

    Q-6
     
  5. MCSN macrumors regular

    MCSN

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    the graphic rendering for your design is flawless.

    if there is velcro, which I didn't quite notice, velcro is hard core, because it picks up lint and I cannot handle it.

    the case looks thin and not as bulky as I thought it would be. as it is a case, and not just a stand.

    if you had one made that you use and has benefits, then its worthy for the tryouts.
     
  6. TravelBossAcc thread starter macrumors newbie

    TravelBossAcc

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    Hey Guys,

    These honest feedbacks are really awesome, and I thank you all for it. Really gives me insight to what people are thinking about when looking at my product.

    Again. Thanks for the feedback.
     

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