15
May
vavorenders

A few weeks ago we looked at Capta, a universal mount that adds the ability to mount your smartphone on a tripod. The creators of Capta, UDS, now have a new Kickstarter project that utilizes the same "alien goo" material to bring even more functionality to your smart device. Meet Vavo.

Basically Vavo is a nifty little gadget that uses the same sticky junk as Capta to hold on to your device. It can hold your device in a multitude of ways, including upright, angled (with its kickstand) or on the wall. Yeah, that last one is definitely my favorite. I can already think of dozens of uses for this awesome micro-device.

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But, like with all Kickstarter projects, Vavo needs your help. So, hit the source link, make a donation, and help make this awesome little doodad become a reality.

Kickstarter

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Dresadd09691

    def a  need accessory for me

  • Freak4Dell

    Pretty cool, and cheap, too.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Yay, more magical alien goo products. I'm a big fan of this company ever since I got the Capta.

  • Cenarl

    this is really nice but im not sure about mounting it when its in between the kickstand and non-stick side (1:17 & 2:27)... Unless im missing something, that seems like it will eventually end up in disaster....  Otherwise, nice product definitely useful

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathan.michell1 Jonathan Michell

    totally backed this after reading. cant wait until october!

  • dannyboiii

    You know what's more compact and ultra portable than vavo? The EVO 4G LTE's kickstand.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      How are you going to use a kickstand on your dash, for example? It's convenient but not as versatile.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      How are you going to use a kickstand on your dash, for example? It's convenient but not as versatile.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    I know these guys did really well on Kickstarter with Capta and I raise a glass to them on that one...but doesn't this seem like they're just using Kickstarter for free marketing this time?  They've got some money and production capabilities they didn't have before and this product looks cheaper to manufacture than before, I doubt they actually need the pledges.

    Kickstarter is supposed to be about giving a visible path for people to get started when they've got a good idea, it kinda feels a little icky to me that somebody who already succeeded is coming back to use it again...kinda like somebody winning a raffle and throwing the winning ticket back in the jar to see if they'll win again (I admit, not a perfect metaphor)...they're overshadowing other projects that needed the attention more.

    • Mark Arpon Gjødvad

      I'd say they are cheating too. :P But I see why. It's much easier this way.

      People pledge knowing they aren't going to get their product until the Kickstarter is over, so these guys know exactly how many parts to order.

      So it's like instant profit, because consumers are presented with a "now or never" deal, so they aren't going to wait around. :)

      Maybe we will soon see Kickstarter "stores"? Perhaps kinda like the eBay ones? (not exactly sure how the eBay stores function, so I may be wrong on this part...) Because it's much cheaper to order in batches anyways, and you know exactly how many customers are waiting. :D

  • Northstar17

    http://www.clingo.com/

    Isn't Clingo similar or the same?

    • Mark Arpon Gjødvad

      But Clingo doesn't go in your pants.

  • John Frederick

    Silly silly silly. Wouldn't it be easier to prop your phone against a close object rather than search your pockets for this inconvenient Vavo. I would misplace it in a day anyways. I would rate the Vavo as useful as a chi chi chia!!

    • squiddy20

      "...rather than search your pockets for this inconvenient Vavo. I would misplace it in a day anyways."... that's why there's a keychain hole on the cover. You can attach it not only to your keys but also to a carabiner, USB drive, or any other device that you use regularly. 
      As to just "propping it up against a close object", what if you don't have a close object to prop it up against? What if that other object doesn't prop it in the angle you want? What if the object moves around too much, or is to slick for the phone to be propped up against? This is magnitudes more useful than a Chia Pet.

  • Sean

    Why not just go on Shark Tank if they want money and/or exposure?  heh.