Kickstarter – Koala Mount, £7 For The Perfect iPad Wall Mount

Yep, that’s a hat-trick! That’s 3 Kickstarter projects featured in a single day, first the TidyTilt, next the ODDIO1, now we have the Koala Mount, a no-fuss no-damage iPad wall dock from Chris & Colby Moyer of Philadelphia, PA. The Koala Mount is essentially two small brackets that stick to the wall via Large Command strips that your iPad nestles snugly between. The strips adhere to the wall and can support up to 5 pounds each, making your precious iPad more than secure. If you want to move your Koala Mount to somewhere else in the house, the strips simply peel away with no damage to the wall at all. There’s no reason why the Koala Mount shouldn’t work for any other tablets either, they’ve been shown to work perfectly with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Motorola Xoom, but as long as you’re tablet’s not too thick for the bracket, you should be fine. If you’re quick and manage to get one of the 160 or so cheap ones left, you can get yourself a Koala Mount for only $10 (£7.50 to the UK including shipping) otherwise you can double those prices, which is still ridiculously cheap for a product this useful. I’ve just ordered a couple which has brought their total up to $3,964 out of a target $5,000 with 24 days to go, so that target should be no problem at all. So for £7 why not treat yourself?

EDIT: This project has been successfully funded! Stay tuned for a review of the product when it arrives in the coming months!


Kickstarter – ODDIO1 Are The Headphones You’re Shuffle Was Made For

Here’s another Kickstarter project for you, ODDIO1 Cord-Free Shuffle Headphones from Jeremy Saxton & Jacob Hall of Salt Lake City, UT. The idea is a simple one, the $35 (that’s £32 if you’re in the UK after adding shipping costs) headphones have a short audio jack and a sleeve on the outside of one of the ears, into which you slot your iPod Shuffle, plug it in and boom! You’ve got yourself a pair of wireless headphones with full playback controls on the side, perfect for using on the go and eliminating unnecessary fumbling in pockets. They’re available in 3 colours (there’s a fourth if you’re willing to pledge $200 for the ‘Limited Edition Package’) and at the time of writing the project has earned $13,018 of its $40,000 goal with 21 days to go, my bets are that they’ll make it no problem.

Kickstarter – TidyTilt, The Smarter Cover For Your iPhone

TidyTilt is a Kickstarter project by design students Zahra Tashakorinia & Derek Tarnow that aims to be a solution to the eternal problem of earbud tangling that plagues us all. TidyTilt looks and functions much like the iPad 2’s Smart Cover, it attaches to a thin metal stip that adheres to the back of your iPhone and can be wrapped up just like the Smart Cover to act as a prop for your iPhone, or to secure your earbuds in place tidily with no worry of tangling. The video on the Kickstarter page also shows it being used to attach the iPhone or the headphones to the body of your Mac, to a whiteboard, or just about anything magnetic you can get your hands on. They come in a variety of 4 colours (sadly no orange to match my iPad) and start at just $19 (add $10 for international shipping) which converts to £18 if you’re in the UK, a bargin if you ask me! They’ve surpassed their funding goal by over $40,000 (it’s gone up over $200 while I’ve been writing this post!) but that’s no reason not to get yourself one, I can’t wait for mine!

EDIT: This project has been successfully funded! Stay tuned for a review of the product when it arrives in the coming months!