PopSockets iPhone Case: KickStarter (Neat)

labman

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Saw this case on Kickstarter different design the video is pretty funny as well.

from the Designer:
My case has two expanding sockets that function as a kickstand, a headset management system, a pocketless clip, a gaming cradle, a shoulder stand, and a one-hand stand (illustrations below). The sockets are replaceable and come in a range of designs, so it's easy and fun to control the look of the case.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1250439912/popsockets-iphone-case-it-pops-props-kicks-and-cli

 

djfududeman

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I agree with mcmanusn, most kickstarter projects are either just a list of features or a boring product video. Seems like the guy is getting a good amount of funds honestly; must be doing something right.
 

artyweld

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stoked about this case. Not sure how he gets the sockets to collapse all the way to where they're flush with the case, but I guess having Speck on board helped with that:)
 

white4s

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stoked about this case. Not sure how he gets the sockets to collapse all the way to where they're flush with the case, but I guess having Speck on board helped with that:)
look how thick the back is, thats how. if you look at the camera opening you see like a half inch of case
 

artyweld

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look how thick the back is, thats how. if you look at the camera opening you see like a half inch of case
I dunno...it's looking pretty good to me. Especially considering what it does. Just bought a couple, so we shall see I guess.
 

Rampant.A.I.

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That is awesome. I'm pretty sure that guy got most of his pledges within the first 30 seconds of the video.

Love to see someone with a good idea getting support like this.
 

mcmanusn

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thickness of popsockets case

Actually, if you look at the FAQ of his Kickstarter page, you'll see that his entire case--including the iPhone and a front protective lip--is just over 1/2 inch.
 

labman

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I ended up doing the two on order or $60 he got fully backed in 5 days. he has also been tweaking the design so the sockets collapse better.
 

labman

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thought I would add that the inventor today sent out a msg that he and Case-Mate came to a agreement. So in the near future Popsockets will be handled and sold through them.

Copy of the email


Hi Everyone --

I'm happy to announce that yesterday I signed a deal with Case-Mate, one of my favorite case makers, to exclusively license the PopSockets case design. Case-Mate makes some of the coolest cases on the market, and is one of the largest case makers in the world, with an incredibly strong global distribution network. This means that, very soon, PopSockets will be in stores around the world. That's great news for PopSockets!

As soon as Case-Mate has settled on design and color options, I'll send out a survey asking you to make your choices. I hope that you'll all be happy with your cases and sockets.

I apologize for the long period of silence before this update. It was due to a number of unexpected delays in getting this agreement signed with Case-Mate. Hereafter, I'll keep you posted with regular updates as to the progress with Case-Mate and when you can expect to have some PopSockets in your hands. Unfortunately, it will not be in March. Hopefully I can give you a timeline in the next 10 days or so.

Thanks again for your support!

David
 

troop231

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thought I would add that the inventor today sent out a msg that he and Case-Mate came to a agreement. So in the near future Popsockets will be handled and sold through them.

Copy of the email


Hi Everyone --

I'm happy to announce that yesterday I signed a deal with Case-Mate, one of my favorite case makers, to exclusively license the PopSockets case design. Case-Mate makes some of the coolest cases on the market, and is one of the largest case makers in the world, with an incredibly strong global distribution network. This means that, very soon, PopSockets will be in stores around the world. That's great news for PopSockets!

As soon as Case-Mate has settled on design and color options, I'll send out a survey asking you to make your choices. I hope that you'll all be happy with your cases and sockets.

I apologize for the long period of silence before this update. It was due to a number of unexpected delays in getting this agreement signed with Case-Mate. Hereafter, I'll keep you posted with regular updates as to the progress with Case-Mate and when you can expect to have some PopSockets in your hands. Unfortunately, it will not be in March. Hopefully I can give you a timeline in the next 10 days or so.

Thanks again for your support!

David
Wow! I bet that inventor is a millionaire now :)