Kioky — a frame that helps apply iPhone screen protectors
“There is so much buzz about Apple products,” said Jim Young, designer of the PadPivot iPad lap stand.
In fact, Young and his partner Bernie Graham, who invented the PadPivot, just met each other for the first time at Macworld. They collaborated over the net.
They raised their seed money so fast, they deciced to come to Macworld, to meet each other and their potential customers face-to-face. They reached their $10,000 goal in three days and now have $55 with 43 days to go.
“I’ve invented other products and it’s so much easier than VC capital,” said Young of Kickstarter. “We only have to sell it to customers, not some corporation.”
The PadPivot is an iPad or iPhone stand that sits on your thigh for easy typing, reading or watching movies. It can also sit on a table and folds to fit in a pocket.
Here’s what the Glif guys had to say about Kickstarter at Macworld:
Leander Kahney is the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, and author of three books about technology culture: Inside Steve’s Brain, the New York Times bestseller about Steve Jobs; Cult of Mac; and Cult of iPod. Leander has written for Wired, MacWeek, Scientific American, and The Guardian in London. Follow Leander on Twitter @lkahney and Facebook.