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Kickstarter Project Wallee Looks to Mount Your Galaxy Nexus Anywhere With the Help of Rare-Earth Metals

Kickstarter is once again the landing place for another exciting project that a lot of readers here can benefit from. The Wallee M is a case that is being designed for the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus that includes neodymium magnets in the molding that connect securely to wall mounts that can be placed almost anywhere. It looks pretty sleek as far as cases go which is good in our books.

For as low as $40 you can back this venture and get yourself one of the cases alongside one magnetic holding disc. There are plans for a desk dock that pivots and even a suction cup car mount as well. From the looks of things however, the case seems to be trimmed to fit the Galaxy Nexus, chin and all. So unless people speak up it looks like this will not work with the extended battery. Even then, what do you think about sticking rare-earth magnets onto the back of your electronic smartphone?

Via: Kickstarter

  • InyRules

    I’d love this, but with 3 days to go, it’s not near enough to its funding goal :(

  • http://twitter.com/StudioProper Studio Proper

    Hey guys – after many requests we’ve announced the addition of a Wallee M case for the Galaxy S2. Thanks for your support and discussion and we hope to see you over at our kickstarter project!

  • r0lct

    I aksed in case anyone does care about it supporting the Gnex LTE and/or extended battery and here’s the repsonse:

    StudioProper says:Hi ,The case was built for the GSM WCDMA version of the Nexus, we are looking into whether it will fit other models as well and will add that information to the FAQ when we confirm.Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.robarge George Robarge

    I sent them a message about the mounting bracket/magnet. Once you place the bracket on an object it’s pretty much there. If you remove it you won’t be able to place it somewhere else. Which to me seems pointless if you can only use it in one spot. Unless you pay extra for more of them.

  • AlexKCMO

    Shady PR. Guy comes around and most negative comments have exactly 1 down vote.

    Will not be buying this at all based on shady PR.

    • http://twitter.com/StudioProper Studio Proper

      Confused – where’s the shady PR? We’re joining the conversation and answering questions…

      • AlexKCMO

        Downvoting any comments about magnets being bad for electronic devices is shady. Funny how they all have exactly 1 down vote. All of your comments however, have 1 up-vote except for two. This comment and one comment which has 2 up-votes.

        Using the voting system to manipulate what is easily seen is shady PR. Deny it all you want, that’s what it looks like.

  • RoadsterHD1

    dumb

  • SD_Scott

    I’d probably pick up one of these for the car…

  • http://twitter.com/vazguard Asher S.

    I sent a message to the Kick starter group regarding the magnets and got a response:

    StudioProper says:

    Hi Asher,

    Thanks for the message! To clarify, the magnets are in the accessories, not the phone case. We’ve been using the case with the magnetic mounts for a few months now with no noticeable issue at all.

    Thanks!

    • maratu

      I am so desperate for a sweet car mount I might get all these accessories. Thanks for getting this info out there, one less thing to worry about.

  • MKader17

    Looks pretty sleek, if you want to do this yourself, charge and still use whatever case you want you can use old Palm Pre parts.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-accessories/147840-guide-galaxy-nexus-mod-palm-touchstone-no-soldering-phone-19.html

  • Pedro

    For the concerned…

    It looks like the magnets are not actually on the phone. A steel plate in the phone case will gather up the B-field ( I think, EMAG theory was sooo long ago).
    So, no super strong magnets next to the boys.

  • AlexKCMO

    Even then, what do you think about sticking rare-earth magnets onto the back of your electronic smartphone?

    NO!

    I even remove the magnets from my leather pouches and replace them with Velcro.

    • http://twitter.com/StudioProper Studio Proper

      Hey guys – just to clarify – the magnets are in the accessories, not in the cases. The cases have a brushed-steel inlay that is used to mount to the magnets. Hope that helps!

      Also, we’re using rare-earth, neodymium magnets that don’t that the same interference issues standard magnets have.

  • carluverdrm2004

    If it fit over my otterbox…..darn.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.yager Joseph A. Yager

      No need to get dirty!

  • bionicchimp

    For some reason i thoight putting a large magnet on electronic devices wasn’t a great idea.

    • Aardvark99

      Unless there’s magnetic media (like a hard drive) I think it’s fine. I used to work on a system that had very strong magnets and electronics in a small box and that wasn’t an issue far as i knew (but I was the software guy, so i could be wrong). Now RF (radio frequency) fields, that’s a different story.

      • AlexKCMO

        I used to work for the phone company and did DSL (who remembers DSL?) repair on-site in customer homes and small businesses.

        We would frequently get called out because “I can’t get online.” A good chunk of the time there were magnets on the PC and it was busted. I can’t speak for newer tech, but from those days and what I learned in A+, Magnets do NOT go near my electronics.

        When I first got my Droid X, I couldn’t figure out why my screen kept unlocking. Magnets (interfering with the magnets already in the X which signaled car mode or desk dock mode).

        With my HTC Touch Pro 2, every time I’d put my phone in it’s leather, same thing. Magnets again (interfering with the magnets that determine whether or not the stylus was pulled out to auto-unlock).

        High powered magnets stay AWAY from my cell phone.

        • michael arazan

          And how many mounts do you have to buy because you can only use 1 mount once?

          • http://twitter.com/StudioProper Studio Proper

            Hi Michael – the mounts can be reused and we’ll likely include spare adhesive pads for when you decide you’d like to reposition it.

            Thanks!

  • Butters619

    Finally I can share my 4.7″ screen with the whole family!

  • Jonathan Greenberg

    maybe if it was made for the extended battery

  • Aardvark99

    Similar (and actually exists):
    http://www.tetrax.com

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.yager Joseph A. Yager

      What’s a “smarthpone?”

      • carluverdrm2004

        mighty professional of them….

    • randomdroid

      Been using the xway since I got my DInc. The small magnet works with the GNex but I’d recommend the larger that comes with the xway.

  • PDiddy

    Tired of the Kickstarter thing… i did one in Nov for that cool dock that still hasn’t even been made yet.

    • http://twitter.com/StudioProper Studio Proper

      Yes, it’s unfortunate that some Kickstarter campaigns leave backers waiting for long periods of time. The difference is, we’re a fully fledged product design company with existing products in the market (http://www.thewallee.com). We’ve got existing and trusted manufacturing partners and we know how to get these made quickly :)

      • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

        Then make a pogo-pin enabled gnex dock that works with a case!

        Car/home/HDMI dock that works with a case on at the same time! If i had the time to do something with cases and cell phone accessories, thats what I would do.

      • TheScientists

        How about making a pogo pin car dock for the LTE Galaxy Nexus? 5 months on the market and still not a single vendor has produced one of these. 1,000′s of potential customers just waiting…….and waiting……and…..

  • muffnman

    I actually just got my Mountek car mount today. Going to take some video and review the thing later.

    • PC_Tool

      Nice. That…is awesome.

      Just bought it. Wish it was offered through an Amazon Prime retailer, though…

  • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

    Yeah what brainiac decided that this was a good idea? The danger to the phone aside, putting a rare earth magnet in your pocket, next to your wallet and credit cards is just dumb.

    • r0lct

      I would hope just the disks have the magnets in them, not the case thereby avoiding that problem.

    • http://twitter.com/StudioProper Studio Proper

      Hey there! Just to clarify, the magnets are in the accessories, not the cases :) We agree, carrying these magnets in your pocket all day is far from ideal.

      • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

        Well that will teach me to spout off. I guess thats better – but i’m still concerned about the effects on the phone being so close to magnets.

  • sc0rch3d

    awww $70 just to get the car mount… sad face… sorry, no go for me

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1359390083 Sodiq Awokoya

      How is this a no go ! Samsung want $100 bucks for the 3-PIN DOCK-CONNETOR and that is just ONE! Piece of plastic. WALLE M is giving you a CASE, 3 MOUNT DISK A PIVOT STAND and a CAR MOUNT all for $105. Thats a “YES GO FOR ME” the overall bargain and value is far greater than what Samsung is asking for an accessory you barely can get you hands on.

    • http://twitter.com/StudioProper Studio Proper

      Hey! Just to clarify, $70 includes the case, a mount disk AND the car mount :)

  • DroidzFX

    I want to kickstart Samsung in the balls to push out the 3 pin car dock.

    • Bigsike

      There should be no other comment on this board but this one ^

    • ERIFNOMI

      It’s not happening. Maybe someone should mass-produce them for us since Sammy won’t.

    • r0lct

      So we need a kickstarter to raise money for list of employee responsible for Nexus accessories, plane ticket, steel toe boots, defense attorney and bail for someone willing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

      send me,i’d love to kick them in the balls over and over

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