ClampHero is a compact device holder specifically designed to be used on most airplanes, trains and coaches. It will keep almost any kind of smartphone, tablet or e-Reader right in front of your eyes, handsfree.
Our first KickStarter crowdfunded project.
Successfully funded on the 19th of December 2014.
We would like to thank our 110 backers that pledged our project on Kickstarter. ClampHero is currently under small scale production to fulfill the Kickstarter orders.
Soon we will launch the online shop section where to buy ClampHero, its accessories as well as other gadgets made by GaraGeeks.
ClampHero in Action
ClampHero is compatible with the majority of backseats, thanks to its four different mechanisms:
ClampHero means more comfortable travelling with no neck pains, or strained arms, while using your tablet or e-reader.
ClampHero has an easy-to-use adaptable clamp that ensure a secure grip without scratching your device surface. It can hold from the tiniest of the smartphones to big tablets and everything in between (see Product Specifications for further details).
When not in use it folds and becomes very compact, and weighs like your smartphone.
ClampHero is also perfect whenever you find something where to hang it. We like to mount it on the kitchen tools bar while cooking (especially useful for a quick consultation of online recipes) as it ensures it is away from liquid spills.
Nowadays many people, including us - the creators of ClampHero - carry their own electronic gadgets to make long distance travelling a bit less boring. It is taken for granted to play videogames, watch TV series or read ebooks because it makes every trip feeling shorter than it is.
However, as early adopters of new technologies we quickly discovered that holding a tablet or smartphone for any longer than 10 minutes can be painful to your arm.
Everybody uses the seat tray to try going around this problem, but in reality this makes it worse, because the seat tray is too low for a comfortable posture. A low position means a back pain is around the corner, because we are stressing our spine with unimaginable forces.
Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj, Surgical Technology International
Vibrations and sudden movements can also drop the devices on the floor, risking their glass surfaces one more time.
Some creative MacGyvers created improvised mounts made of available material like paper or plastic bags, but the result is, as you can imagine, often unsatisfactory.
Car holders for smartphones, designed for windshields and headrests, are not suitable to be used on planes and trains.
Folded size: 140 mm x 90 mm x 30 mm ( 5.51 x 3.54 x 1.18 inches)
Weight: 100 g (3.5 oz)
Supported device size: 50 - 193 mm (1.97 - 7.60 in). Tablets and e-readers with big screens only in landscape mode.
Maximum device thickness: 12.5 mm (0.47 in).
Maximum device weight: 800 g (1.76 pounds).
Car Holder for ClampHero
Based on the feedback that we received from backers that are also parents with children, we unleashed our quick development cycle to create Car Holder for ClampHero, an additional accessory to be mounted on your car headrest in less than one minute. ClampHero then is attached on the Car Holder in seconds, and it's easily detachable when you want to carry it with you. One tablet holder that rules them all!
Look at the prototype below:
Development history: from 3D printed prototypes to mass production
This section is an acnkowledgment to all the people who helped us to make our project a reality.
Many thanks to:
Voon Buang Ain
Marta G Vaquero
Pier Giorgio Monticelli
Anna Maria Turina
Adelaide Maria Riganti
Mara La Mola
Marika Dal Zotto