I’m in love with Kickstarter and I have no doubt that it’s the one source which produces the most innovative accessories for the iPhone and iPad. Having produced the amazing TouchFire keyboard overlay for the iPad, the CloudFTP USB data transfer solution and the GoPano micro lens, I wasn’t sure what they would come up with next. It’s TidyTilt - a smart cover for your iPhone 4s that also serves as a kickstand, mount and earbud holder.
On first looks, TidyTilt looks strikingly similar to Apple’s Smart Cover for the iPad 2. However, there’s a major difference – the TidyTilt isn’t designed to be a protective cover for the iPhone screen, rather it sticks to the back of your iPhone 4 or 4S using an adhesive magnetic frame, enclosing the cable and keeping everything uncluttered.
Created by Zahra Tashakorinia and Derek Tarnow, two design students at the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago, TidyTilt has two major components – a mount lazed with a special adhesive to stick to the back of your device, and the kickstand which attaches magnetically.
The TidyTilt provides a convenient way to wrap your earbuds around your phone. Moreover, it can be used as an adjustable stand for your phone – perfect if you like watching movies and video clips. Since TidyTilt uses a magnetic clamp, it will help your phone stick to magnetic surfaces. So, if you want to stick your iPhone to your fridge (can’t think of a good reason to do that) or a whiteboard, TidyTilt does that for you.
Though the Kickstarter project is up for funding until January 29th. it has already achieved more than six times the $10,000 USD goal. TidyTilt for iPhone 4/ 4S can be preordered using this link and it’s currently available in pink, green, blue, or black for $19 ($36 for a 2-pack). Shipment is expected to start in February.
All in all, TidyTilt offers a great combo of a mount, earbud holder and a kickstand for you iPhone 4/ 4s at a decent price. Are you game for it?
Gaurav Kheterpal is a seasoned technology professional with nearly a decade of experience in Mobile, Web 2.0 and Open Source Technologies. He's an Apple fanboy and an iPhone lover/ critic since it's early days. He loves exploring, developing and reviewing iPhone apps, as well as covering news stories about Apple and its products.