Infinite Loop Tablet and Smartphone Stand was my 3rd project backed on Kickstarter and I think so far this is the only project that I am pretty disappointed with. The build and quality of it is just horrible.
For the unaware, Infinite Loop Tablet and Smartphone Stand as the name suggest is a coil-like stand which you can twist and turn to your liking and it will hold up your mobile devices using a suction cup (Infinite Loop Smartphone Stand). The Infinite Loop Tablet Stand on the other hand allows you to rest your tablet on it’s pre-molded u-shaped base (instead of suction cup).
I backed the project on 24th June 2011, the project got funded on 22nd July 2011. It received a total of US$82,658 in funding though the initial goal was only S$27,500. I paid US$75 (S$93.86) for it (including shipping) and I got the product about 10 months later on the 10th April 2012.
Basically, I paid US$75 for 2 stands, one for my tablet (iPad) and the other for my smartphone (iPhone/Galaxy Nexus/Lumia 800). The smartphone stand quality is terrible, the rubber texture of the stand seems to have melted because when you touch it, it feels sticky and oily. The suction cup that suppose to hold the smartphone up is just not good enough to hold my Galaxy Nexus, it drops so many times that I am afraid to use it anymore. If you read the comments left behind by other users, it is a common problem. Lastly, the stand is flimsy and no matter how I coil it, it still stays flimsy. It is not that easy to coil as the stand is thick and stiff.
At least the tablet stand is much better and do not display any problems like the smartphone stand. The rubber texture of the tablet stand seems to be ok and not much coiling is needed for it to work out of the box and hence the stand it is so much more stable.
One last thing, when you backed the project, it says:
For $75 you will receive the full InfiniteLoop and MiniLoop packages in limited edition sleek black. Each one will come with a special printed message especially for Kickstarter showing that YOU backed this product. Shipping included.
But unfortunately, there is no special printed message at all.
Overall, I totally regretted backing this project.
Infinite Loop Tablet and Smartphone Stand – Boxes
Infinite Loop Smartphone Stand – Box Open
Infinite Loop Smartphone Stand – Galaxy Nexus (Front)
Infinite Loop Smartphone Stand – Galaxy Nexus (Back)
Infinite Loop Tablet Stand – Box Open
Infinite Loop Tablet Stand – iPad 2 (Front)
Infinite Loop Tablet Stand – iPad 2 (Back)