iPatch Case

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JUST GOT HEADFUNDED!!!

Thank you so so so so much to everyone for your love, support, creative input, and social media sharing.
I wanted to share a sketch of the final product. The iPatch case will have a sleek unibody design in a Silicone Rubber.

 

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I am so amazed – it’s incredibly touching, you are amazing and your support only shows how iPatch is a product that people have wanted for too long. I cannot wait to start shipping this Fall. We’re going to get started right away!
- Mike

Introducing iPatch: The Worlds First Lens Cap for Your Smartphone

 

AHOY THERE! PROTECT YOURSELF FROM CAMERA LENS SCRATCHES AND DATA PIRATES WITH THE iPATCH CASE

No smartphone or case offers the ability to easily cover your cell phone’s camera, yet keep full functionality – until now.

That’s why we created the iPatch Case: The world’s first cell phone case that protects you and your camera!

iPatch closed - back view

iPatch closed – back view

iPatch open - front view

iPatch open – front view

 

WHY DO I NEED TO COVER MY CAMERA?

Where do you store your phone? In your pockets with your keys, in your purse?

The iPatch Case protects your device’s camera from scratches.

Think of the traditional camera you own – it has a lens cap.

So why not put one on the camera we carry around all day?

In addition to protecting your camera lens, iPatch provides peace of mind and security.

It is becoming increasingly easy for hackers to access the camera in your smartphone or tablet.

It has happened to people like you and us, and to celebrities like a Miss Teen USA 2013 contestant.

Before iPatch, the only way to protect your always-on camera was with a piece of tape. Not exactly high-tech.

That’s why we invented the iPatch Case – to protect your privacy and your camera’s lens!

Rear view showing the iPatch open then closed

Front view showing opening for the phone's sensors while blocking camera.

Front view showing opening for the phone’s sensors while blocking camera.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW DOES IT WORK?

With a quick slide of the switch, the iPatch Case completely blocks your front and rear cameras

from the elements and from creepy hackers, while keeping phone’s full functionality.

 

The iPatch switch

Front and back of the case

Front and back of the case

 

WHAT’S THAT OPENING ON THE FRONT COVER ALL ABOUT?

iPatch is different – there is nothing like it on the market. Our case blocks the camera but not the

all-important sensors on your phone. You’ll notice a tiny opening on the front iPatch cover – that

allows for the phone’s proximity and light sensors to remain fully functional while completely

blacking out the camera.

 

iPatch covers the camera without blocking the sensors on your phone

 

 

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

We want to make iPatch available to everyone. In order to make the case affordable,we need

to produce it through injection molding. The upfront tooling cost to make the mold runs just

under $20,000. Once we hit our goal, we can make iPatch cases for everyone.

 

Our prototypes were 3D printed

 

 

PRICING

We expect that the iPatch Case will run about $35 retail, so we are offering at a discount to you for believing in us.

 

 

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WHAT PHONES WILL THE iPATCH WORK ON?

Initially, we are selling the iPatch Case to owners of the iPhone 5 and 5S – but with a successful campaign,

we plan to make the iPatch available for alternate phones and tablets.

 

 

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DELIVERY

Once we hit our goal, we will immediately begin production. Anyone who has the “I WANT IT NOW” reward should get their case within two weeks of the close of the campaign. All other rewards are expected to ship by Fall 2014 – we will shoot out frequent updates to all supporters so that you are in the loop at all times.

 

ABOUT THE INVENTOR

I got into the journalism because of 9/11. It defined me. Since then, I have covered thousands of stories, from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, to the BP oil spill, and countless others. I have seen it all. Nothing is more alarming than what is happening right here at home. Your cell phone, laptop, or tablet is a window to anyone who wants to look into your personal life, uninvited. Inexpensive software can hack into any of these devices without you ever knowing. Whether it’s a creepy hacker, an ex-girlfriend or boyfriend, or even a government agency; you are vulnerable. I know too many people that put tape over their cell phone or tablet camera – and I just thought… there has to be a better way. That’s why I invented the iPatch Case.

 

 

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Press Contact:
Annie Scranton
Pace Public Relations

E: [email protected]

 

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