For another week I’ve taken a walk on the Kickstarter website. As you know, thanks to this website, many very original projects have seen the light. As a rule, the ideas we find here usually surprise me positively, but this week it hasn’t happened that way. Have you ever thought that you need a cleaning mechanism for your iPhone screen? At least not me, but this is what Swipe offers us.
When I started this section, I never thought about the idea of talking about things, which in my opinion, have no use whatsoever. Normally, when I walk through the Kickstarter pages I can’t help but think that I would buy most of the things that appear there ; moreover, I get flattered when I see all those curious objects. But this time I didn’t, this time I ran into something that made me laugh a little, a laugh that was supported by the lack of support that Mr. Joe Adams is having. Anyway, I will tell you what this week’s object is about, not that any of you will want to buy one, or ten.
Swipe, a iPhone case including a screen cleaner . Let me make it clear, it’s not that I’m coming with a microfiber wipe to clean the screen; basically Joe Adams has come up with a huge, giant and ugly case , with a mechanism that, when slid, will clean the screen of our iPhone.
Let me get this straight this time, these people want me to destroy the wonderful design of the iPhone , in order to save me from using my T-shirt or a screen wipe, is that true? I mean, according to them it’s more profitable for me to pay $79 for an oversized lump in my pocket , than to clean the screen myself from time to time. The screen I remember has an oleophobic layer, which at least during the first months of the iPhone’s life helps a lot. I guess the only thing that can be noticed about this case is that it is also possible to attach it to any kind of tripod . This would make it special, if not because its price seems exorbitant to me , compared to the cheapness of a simple adapter.
Well, honestly, I don’t understand. It’s clear that variety doesn’t hurt anyone , in fact there are already 25 people who have given their money to this project. I simply invite you to look at the photos and videos, and when this happens, to contribute your opinion in the comments. It will be nice to know if I got off on the wrong foot today, or if Kickstarter is just full of not-so-great ideas as well.