A Chester County maker invented a 5-in-1 stand for mobile devices - Technical.ly Philly

Creative

Aug. 7, 2018 12:26 pm

A Chester County maker invented a 5-in-1 stand for mobile devices

Software developer Hussain Rangwala invented the Uboh and is looking to raise $15,000 for mass production.
The Uboh in its many configurations.

The Uboh in its many configurations.

(Courtesy photo)

At a family vacation two years ago, software developer Hussain Rangwala kept fumbling with an awkwardly-designed GPS stand for his phone, having to mount it and dismount it from a rental car just to take pictures.

A self-professed “maker at heart,” Rangwala sought to find a more versatile way to interact with his phone, which he uses for “basically everything these days,” including videoconferencing. When no suitable options were found in the market, he took matters into his own hands and created the Uboh: a portable five-in-one stand for tablets and mobile phones.

The pocket-sized accessory serves as a car mount, tripod stand and a magnetic holder. It comes with a “nano suction cup” and allows users to adjust their devices in multiple angles.

The Exton, Pa.-based developer patented, 3D-printed and assembled the first prototype of the Uboh stand.

“I wanted something that could be versatile enough so people don’t have to go out and buy multiple things,” Rangwala said.

To take things to the next level, he launched a $15,000 Indiegogo campaign to fund the mass-production run of the Uboh, which will be injection-molded.

See the campaign

“After the campaign, I want to sell it through ecommerce sites like Amazon and Shopify,” Rangwala, 34, said.

Early backers can get first dibs on a stand for $24, and the product will start shipping in October.

-30-
CONTRIBUTE TO THE
JOURNALISM FUND

Already a contributor? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

ROAR for Good is discontinuing its flagship product, Athena, at the end of the year

Analog Watch Co.’s founder just launched a nature-inspired tech product

Inventor Marvin Weinberger is Kickstarting his new survival tool

SPONSORED

Philly

How Relay is helping enterprise clients get proactive about customer engagement

Philadelphia

Linode

DevOps Engineer

Apply Now

Philadelphia

Technically Media

Marketing and Partnerships Manager

Apply Now

Philadelphia

Perpay

UX Designer

Apply Now

Independence Seaport Museum is hosting an emergency-weather hackathon

This crowdfunded smart faucet will finally go live next month

National Maker Faire shut down, but the Philly group says its not going anywhere

SPONSORED

Philly

These hiring companies want to meet you at NET/WORK Suburbs

Chesterbrook, PA

Deacom

Inside Sales Representative

Apply Now

Horsham, PA

Penn Mutual

Product Owner/Business Transformation Specialist

Apply Now

Center City

Inspire

Member Experience Specialist

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!