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COBURNS iPad Stand May Be Fastest Delivered Physical Kickstarter Product

By - Source: Kickstarter | B 12 comments

COBURNS will ship less than a week after its campaign closes.

Over the last couple of years, we've seen some pretty amazing products come out of Kickstarter. The only downside to crowd funding is that we tend to get excited about products that won't be on the market for quite a while. Still, it doesn't have to take months or years for a product to go from funded to shipped. If your product is simple and easy to produce, you can get it into backers' hands within a week or so.


One company in Utah is hoping to claim the record for fastest delivered Kickstarter project. The folks at FINEGRAIN have designed a unique iPad stand made of two small pieces of beautiful, polished wood. The COBURNS iPad stand is small, compact, elegant, affordable, and FINEGRAIN's founders hope to ship it just five days after their Kickstarter campaign draws to a close.


FINEGRAIN's campaign launched just last week, on November 12, and has already met its goal of $5,000 twice over. The campaign will come to a close on December 5 and co-founder Eric Rea reckons they're in with a change for snagging the title for fastest delivered physical Kickstarter product.

"From our research, there have been a couple of physical product projects that have delivered within a month, but we will have all of our rewards shipped out within five days of the project ending."

The COBURNS iPad stand costs $19 and is available in Birdseye Maple or Pau Ferro. That price includes shipping within the U.S. The stand can be ordered to fit the first/second gen iPad Mini, the iPad 3, the iPad 4, and the iPad Air.

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    UVB076 , November 19, 2013 5:52 PM
    Is it just me or are those literally two pieces of wood?
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    UVB076 , November 19, 2013 5:52 PM
    Is it just me or are those literally two pieces of wood?
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    Spooderman , November 19, 2013 6:00 PM
    It's like paying for bottled water with no need. You could easily make that yourself.
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    bustapr , November 19, 2013 6:12 PM
    well kickstarters main goal IS to be a tool to help manufacturers and people in general distribute a product. these look easy enough to make and they say they already have manufacturing and all that stuff secured.

    it does looks pretty. Also, Im kind of skeptical of how two pieces of glossy wood would keep the tablet from sliding downward. the price is baffling for a stand, but it IS made in USA.
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    InvalidError , November 19, 2013 6:13 PM
    Some people do not have the time, tools or dexterity to handle even simple crafts like those.
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    InvalidError , November 19, 2013 6:20 PM
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    Im kind of skeptical of how two pieces of glossy wood would keep the tablet from sliding downward.

    Pressure and friction should prevent it from sliding. I would be more worried about the thin wood strips holding up against the strain being put along the wood grain: wood usually splits very easily along the grain unless they laminated it with alternate grain orientations like plywood to strengthen it.
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    Unolocogringo , November 19, 2013 6:55 PM
    Both of the woods mentioned a very tight grained and hard.
    You would most likely break your pad before you broke the wood.
    Especially the Pau Ferro or Brazilian iron wood. It is so dence that you can not drive a screw or nail in it. You have to predrill holes then insert your nail or screw. Also if dropped in the water it sinks.
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    elmo2006 , November 19, 2013 8:53 PM
    Really!!??
    This is akin to selling used plastic diapers on eBay.
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    itchyisvegeta , November 19, 2013 10:51 PM
    It's so simple....

    I like it!
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    f-14 , November 20, 2013 1:45 AM
    is it just me or are these wooden stands with a harder than iApple glass a soon to be failure in physics to all who buy these or make something similar in their own home.

    rock paper scissors okay now think wood vs glass now if one were to bump or push hard enough won't eh screen crack at the very least and just flat out break if something hits these stand just so causing compressive force to be delivered to glass.

    if these were made out of soft rubber or plastic maybe they might have a chance, but wood. take a pyrex glass and drop a wodden shelf on it.

    now keep repeating that about 30 times as that will be about what happens to the iApple's glass screen in the first 2 weeks to a month. every time those wooden legs get bumped the wrong way.
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    shahrooz , November 20, 2013 2:38 AM
    3D print it :D 
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    shahrooz , November 20, 2013 2:39 AM
    When it said "affordable" in the article I was thinking of 5$ max.
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    Spencer Price , December 2, 2013 10:24 AM
    hmm interesting product. its simple to be sure. its clear in the comments that they truly don't understand how these work exactly. its simple wood Birds eye maple and the Peruvian woods are some of the highest quality woods on the market. (that explains the price) and are very hard and wont break. they wont break your ipad either unless you purposefully shoot them out of a canon and hit it dead on. its a great product and if you where to make on at home i say good luck but you will either most likely break your stand or your ipad.