42% Funded

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Target: €15000

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€6,351 Raised

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307 Funders

The Maglus : A Magnetic Stylus For iPad

By Applydea - Apply The Idea

description

The Maglus Stylus is the brainchild of Applydea. Applydea was formed by two industrial designers, Andy Shaw and Noel Joyce from Offaly in Ireland. We work to an ethos of problem solving on the fly. Hence the name Applydea. We come across problems develop a solution and then apply the idea. Some of these ideas work, some don't. This project is one that works and we would like to share it with others. The product is named The Maglus. It is a magnetic stylus for use on capacitive touchscreens. It has been developed with several goals in mind.

1. To have a stylus that would not get lost and was always close to hand.
2. To provide a stylus that feels like a pen or a marker for use in different apps.
3. To make a product that had a premium feel on par with the device it is being used with.
4. To make the use of a stylus and tablet interface a better experience.

Why we need your help?

We have the ability to design and develop the product and have several beta models helping us to perfect the device. Where we need your help is to be able to fund the first batch run of units, which will be given to pledgers. The €15,000 will be used for tooling and manufacture, assembly and packaging and to ship your Maglus world wide. The Maglus is our first idea that we have brought to this stage and we would be grateful for any feedback you may have for us - please visit any of our weblinks

Who will it benefit?

Pledgers whom receive The Maglus will be rewarded with a better more fluid tablet experience. They will receive a premium product at a substantially discounted price to the R.R.P of €24.99 (ex p+p).
Maglus is especially useful with Ipad 2 as it attaches to both the smart cover or the iPad 2 itself preventing it from getting lost and ensuring it's always close to hand. We have included a shirt clip in the design for first generation iPad or other tablet users as the ergonomic design will benefit all.

As industrial designers beginning a career we would be grateful for any feedback. You can communicate with us via our social media pages (facebook etc). This will help us to design other products to suit your needs.

Thank you for your support ,

Noel and Andy.

rewards

activity

We are continuing with The Maglus.

Hey guys we just want to say a huge thanks to everyone for their support with Maglus. Unfortunately it looks as though we are not going to reach our target on fundit.ie. This also means that no who has made a pledge will have money deducted from their credit card. We would also like to thank the staff of Fundit who have done their utmost to help us promote Maglus. We do however have some good news. We have had interest from an investor who wants to help us get the product onto the market as soon as possible. We would like to get Maglus into the hands of those who supported us on Fundit as quickly as possible so we have opened a mailing list. Please sign up and we will be in contact with you as to when our new site (currently under construction) goes live. Maglus will be available on the site from day one. Andy and myself think we have a great product and your support has been very encouraging to us. For this we want to thank you. Without this support our idea would remain just that, an idea. We have developed numerous prototypes and sourced all the components to make this idea a reality because of your interest. Maglus will be available soon. With this in mind we have one more favour to ask, We would be grateful if everyone who has pledged could sign up to the mailing list and we will get Maglus to you in the coming weeks. Here is the link to sign up http://www.themaglus.com Once again Thank You for all your support. Andy and Noel.

Maglus Package Design development

Hi everyone We have a little over 2 weeks left on our funding target. We have been very busy developing the packaging and logo for Maglus and have some new images to show you. We also have some imaging of Maglus playing nice with the new Miniot cover for iPad 2. The cover and the stylus are a match made in heaven according to Mactrast. All this and more can be seen at our new and improved facebook page which we have been been working on. You can check it out here. http://www.facebook.com/MaglusForIpad We are closing on our end date and need to spread the word so could we ask everyone to repost the link on facebook and give us a like. We want to thank everyone for their continued support as we cannot do it without you. Andy and Noel

20 days left.

Hi Guys. Its been a few days since we last posted an update. The past week seen our funding reach over €5000 we are now over 35% and within 20 days left to reach our goal of €15,000. We gained some attention recently with TUAW.com posting about our Maglus. And more recently we have had a kind word spoke about us on Mactrast.com with a “Hands On” demo with James Britton when we met him over a tea at Wall & Keogh , Dublin. At the moment we are deep in talks with a specialized aluminum machining company working closely to bring you the best quality stylus available. So once again we would like to thank all of the Pledger’s who have supported us. And welcome all the new Pledger’s who are yet to discover The Maglus. Andy and Noel.

TUAW and macstories.com

This weekend we have been fortunate to have Maglus picked up by TUAW (the unofficial apple weblog) and macstories.com This has given us a second wind in pledges towards Maglus and helped to spread the word even further afield with posts turning up on websites in Ethiopia, Brazil and Italy amongst others. We want to thank all pledgers from near and far who are helping us to get this project going, we would also ask for your continued support by tweeting, face booking or emailing anyone who maybe interested in Maglus. This is an exciting start for Andy and myself and we have other ideas in the pipeline we would love to share once we get Maglus off the ground. Check out our Facebook page here. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maglus-for-iPad/202940289738475 Give us a like and spread the word. Thanks again Regards Noel and Andy

Some new Images of Maglus

Hi everyone Andy and Noel here Thanks for your continued support, we have a link below to some new images of what we think Maglus will look like when it is produced. We have had a crazy week again and we are seeing Maglus in our sleep! We have also been talking about a new project we will be working on in the near future. We will keep everyone posted on this. P.S keep an ear out for The Business on RTE Radio 1 tomorrow morning. http://applydea.com/?p=128 Thanks again Andy and Noel

New Developments

When Andy and myself set out to make Maglus we wanted to make sure it would meet the demands of other users as well as ourselves. We have spent the last week posting on every blog we could encouraging everyone to give us feedback. Today we received some new components that were developed in line with that feedback and we have a photo of the Maglus at the link below. Thanks again for your continued support. Let us know what you think. Andy and noel http://applydea.com/?p=108

Busy busy day

Hi everybody! We are just back from Dublin having spent the day with the Fundit crew Andrew and Rowena,caught up with some fellow industrial designers and met with Mactrast writer James Britton who has been instrumental in getting the word out about our stylus. We also had the incredible opportunity to be interviewed for the Business show with George Lee due to air this Saturday morning. We are grateful for the support so far and we will continue to update with our progress. At the time of writing this we were at € 2026 and still growing. If there is any advice we can offer on organizing a project for this category on Fundit feel free to ask us. Thanks again to everyone.

Some keen interest in our stylus this morning.

Following the great preview on Mactrast .com last night. We have seen our project been picked up by some of the leading online sources of gadget and tech news. This is a great boost to the project and shows the keen interest in our stylus. The posts and review are popping up all over the world, from Denmark to New York and back again. Some of the sites featuring our stylus include: MacTrast - http://www.mactrast.com/2011/04/19/maglus-the-magnetic-ipad-2-stylus/ CultOfMac - http://www.cultofmac.com/the-maglus-is-a-stylus-designed-to-magnetically-stick-to-your-smart-cover/91129 Wired - http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/magnetic-stylus-sticks-to-your-ipad/ The Wall Street Journal - http://onespot.wsj.com/gadgets/2011/04/20/d00da/magnetic-stylus-sticks-to-your-ipad Apple News Daily - http://applenewsdaily.posterous.com/the-maglus-is-a-stylus-designed-to-magnetical And more coming in as I type. Thanks for all the support, Andy and Noel.

A Great Start..

Four days ago we went live with our stylus, and to date we have reached 5%. This a great start to our funding, and shows some keen interest in the Maglus. Thank you all for your support. A note on the development of the Maglus. We received some good feedback from people of what they would like to see on the stylus, although we cant please everyone we will include some suggestions to our future designs. We have been busy working with the samples of conductive rubber and foam we received last week. We have found the one we would like to use, it is a rubber tip rather than a foam one. As we continue with the project will be keeping a log of our actions and posting here, on twitter @applydea and our blog at www.applydea.com A dedicated page optimized for iPad is also on its way where you can view all the progress, videos, 360 views and more. So keep an eye out for that in the coming days. Again a huge thank you for the support so far. Andy and Noel.

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