Legal Technology

Wanting a Better Way to Hold an Apple iPad, 2 Lawyers Invent the Clutch, Seek Crowd-Funding

Updated: The Apple iPad is a great legal tool. But as Portland, Ore., attorneys Bryan Churchill and Jamie Daigle worked on a case last year, “We said, there’s got to be a better way to hold this,” Churchill tells the Oregonian.

The same day the thought struck them, Churchill created a prototype out of cellophane tape, the newspaper recounts. Now the two are seeking backers on Kickstarter to help them market the Clutch, a sleek ergonomic design that serves as a protective carrier, a comfortable handle and a stand that provides a stable set-up for an iPad in multiple positions.

With a little more than a week to go, as of Thursday afternoon, they had raised just over $6,000 of the $75,000 total they estimate the initial run will cost, including design, manufacturing and shipping.

Even if crowd-funding doesn’t cover the total, the two plan to proceed, Daigle says. “We believe in the project so much that we think if we move forward, eventually we’ll be able to recoup the business.”

Updated Jan. 12 to include a more recent fundraising figure.

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