By Todd Bernhard on Fri, 01/20/2012
Why didn't I think of this? Better yet, why didn't Apple? One of the attractive elements of the iPad 2 is the Smart Cover. So why should the iPhone miss out on the action? That was the thinking of Zahra and Derek, two Chicago-based enterprising entrepreneurs who created TidyTilt and used KickStarter.com to successfully fund it.
So what is the TidyTilt? Several things, actually. It's an earbud holder, a kickstand, and a mount for the iPhone 4S. First, there is a magnetic frame that adheres to the back of your iPhone 4S (or to the back of a flat, rigid case, if desired.) Now that you have a magnetic material on your iPhone (remember, aluminum is not magnetic) you can use their downsized version of a Smart Cover.
The TidyTilt can be placed on the back, to protect the glass back of your iPhone or it can be folded up and used as a stand, with a low profile or higher profile, both in landscape mode. When rolled up, there's a place to keep your earbuds. The magnetic back adds a new possibility... you can stick your iPhone on your fridge and review recipes or on many whiteboards and review your notes.
The TidyTilt is available in pink, lime green, royal blue and black. I ordered black when I helped fund the KickStarter effort, but you might be more adventuresome! You can order on KickStarter.com and the TidyTilt is expected to ship in February.