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TriStand - 3D Printed iPhone Case with Built In Stands

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Everyone who owns an iPhone will share my frustration when they want to stand their iPhone up on a desk or table and just can't, trying to use everything that could possibly be in arms reach, from staplers, books, sometimes an arrangement of coins which might possibly defy the laws of physics and hold the iPhone in a fixed position, whether this is for watching a video or for typing an email; well my friends, how can we solve this?

Option 1:
Follow the steps on my first instructable to design and create your own iPhone case and spend hours adding hinges and designing a system for the iPhone case to hold your iPhone up. Or...

Option 2(better option):
Let me introduce you to the TriStand Case for your iPhone 4 or 4s, this is my solution to such a frustrating problem, the TriStand iPhone case is a stylish and rugged snap on case for your iPhone 4 or 4s which was designed by me. As well as protecting your iPhone, this case houses 3 flip out integrated stands; these stands can be used to stand the iPhone in 1 of 3 orientations, a portrait orientation and 1 of 2 angles on both of the landscape orientations, one is great for typing, and the other is great for watching videos!
Aren't these stands just going to swing open in your pocket? No, the intelligent design uses 'ball in socket' like catches to prevent the moving parts from opening by themselves in your pocket.
How do I know it works? Well, a simple question needs a simple answer, I now own 2 prototypes of this case which have been used to perfect and tweak the design of the case to perfection.
 

This to me is an elegant solution to a very common problem.
So how do I get one of these cases?...
 
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owenStolte1 year ago
Very good design but I have a 3d printer and was wondering if there is a stl. mirror on a website like thingiverse?
batonas1 year ago
this one is simply genius, they should be massively produced, but the construction should need some locking mechanism o at least harder to move (with some friction) I like my stuff sturdy despite that it's great, patent it mass produce it to make it cheep enough and affordable for everyone and it will buy off in no time.
Maundy (author)  batonas1 year ago
Thanks, but I don't think I'll ever have the time or the knowledge to do such a thing as mass produce it especially while I'm still in education.
P.S Do you prefer the newer version? http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Minimalistic-iPhone-Cases-with-built-in/
Claydiz2 years ago
hey how about loading up the .STL file for this case???
Maundy (author)  Claydiz2 years ago
You can buy it here: http://shpws.me/6QJ1
There will be a new version with a personalised QR Coded Business Card released in the next few weeks so STAY TUNED!!! (or join the mailing list for the release: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHNWWnJROU5JNG5jamxBZUxnT0ZuVHc6MQ#gid=0 )