If you need a little extra protection for your smartphone when paddle boarding, climbing or outdoor adventuring you may be interested in a new smartphone harness called the Koala. Created by Hangtime the Koala is a camera-friendly silicone harness designed to stretch and hug any size smartphone, with or without a case, while avoiding the back camera.
Launched via Indiegogo the campaign has already raised over $400,000 thanks to over 13,000 backers with still five days remaining on its campaign. The unique design keeps your smartphone safe from drops damage and loss and can be easily attached or detached when required. Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about the unique smartphone safety system.
Early bird pledges are available from $19 for two Koala smartphone harnesses offering a 50% saving off the recommended retail price. If all goes to plan worldwide shipping is expected to take place later this month. “Our designs have been tested and proven. We have been working on perfecting the KOALA to keep your phone safe on any adventure. A smartphone may be the single most expensive piece of gear I take into the mountains.”
“Secondly, they are often a lifeline to safety. And finally, they are packed full of exotic and often toxic materials that can do damage to fragile wilderness ecosystems. These concerns combined with my 35+ years of outdoor experience became the inspiration for the KOALA design as well as the foundational values for HANGTIME. Over my life, a passion for playing in wild places has grown into a passion for keeping those same places beautiful and healthy.”
For a complete list of all available pledge options jump over to the official Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign page by following the link below.