Thursday, July 31, 2014

"Gorgeous" iPad Stand Made of Real Wood Scrap Reaches $1 Million Kickstarter Goal in Hours

SAN FRANCISCO—(TYDN) The maker of "Wood," the gorgeous iPad stand made of scrap wood, announced Thursday it reached its $1 million Kickstarter funding goal—meaning backers should get their $199 tablet solutions in the coming months, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.

The founder of Scrap Wood Solutions, Josh Darlepstein, said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews that he came up with the idea of transforming pieces of scrap wood into iPad stands that look and feel like pieces of scrap wood when he was a construction worker.

"I thought to myself, 'There's gotta be a better way to earn a living than pounding nails,'" he said. "Then I realized I was sitting on a gold mine. I could package this scrap wood into iPad stands that look like and feel like pieces of wood scrap."
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Kickstarter spokeswoman Darla Ongloria said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews that it took less than a day for backers to pledge the $1 million necessary to get this project off the ground. She said the pledge drive beat out by several hours the $1 million raised just last month for a similar project for mousepads.

"This is just mind blowing," Ongloria said. "We were blown away last month with it taking just 20 hours to raise the million bucks for the "Piece of Scrap" wooden mousepad.  "But 16 hours to fund this gorgeous iPad stand. It simply shocks the conscience."

The "Wood" iPad stand project received favorable reviews when it was debuted.

Wired Magzine, for example, declared it "A revolutionary piece of furniture from tomorrow." Gizmodo said "Wood has a gorgeousness that enhances the iPad's gorgeousness. At $199, it's a steal."

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