Hanfree iPad Accessory

A kickstarter project created by two California-based designers, and which successfully raised $35,000 of funding last month. The purpose of the Hanfree accessory is to create a new experience for iPad users, making it either float above you in order to watch movies, or in front of you for games and music apps. It consists of three parts: a clear case to snap-in the iPad with a ball joint for rotation, a stainless steel neck which can pivot, and a slim white plastic base. Price tag: $50. Enjoy!

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  • http://www.oeconomist.com/ Daniel

    Look now at the comments on the Hanfree Kickstarter page.

    With a goal of $15,000, Seth Quest raised $35,004. Up until 3 October 2011, he reported as if things were going well. Then he lapsed into silence for a while. On 28 November, he returned to announce the collapse of the project.

    His initial posture was that Kickstarter is a roll of the dice, and that his buyers had simply lost their money. Although he’s not completely abandoned that posture, when it was forcefully explained to him that there was a legal contract between him and the buyers, he supplemented this claim with an insinuation that his obligations were transferred to a corporation that he formed, and evaporated when that corporation were dissolved. He has also said that he is trying to arrive at a settlement, and would do so if only buyers would behave more deferentially. Meanwhile, some buyers have been demanding documentation on how the money was spent, but Quest won’t even supply that.

    The Hanfree project was most probably begun in sincerity. But somewhere along the line, Quest and his associates began using the money for other things, and allowed themselves to not think about what was coming when that money ran out.