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May 05, 2016

InStash names Qlipter the World's Most Versatile Clip Hook!

Qlipter: The World's Most Versatile Clip Hook     You’ve already seen the so-called “mommy hooks” out there that help you carry tons of groceries at once, but they’re so rigid they lack versatility. While they might be handier than the alternative, they don’t go quite as far as the Qlipter, which will soon be launching on Kickstarter. The Qlipter allows you to keep all of your stuff off the ground when you need it to, whether you’re hiking, traveling, climbing, strolling, or shopping. It can be used to keep your luggage together, keep a diaper bag from touching the...

May 05, 2016

Gadgeteer Loves Qliplet!

Qlipter is a new twist on carabiners   Carabiners are handy clips that allow you to attach items together, but the Qlipter goes one step farther by combined a carabiner with a 360º hook. The Qlipter (say it like “clipter”) is a multi-purpose tool made of a light weight, durable aircraft grade aluminum alloy. It is available in 5 colors and features a carabiner style clip with a swivel hook capable of supporting up to 50 pounds. When the hook isn’t being used, it flips back around and is held in place with a magnet. What can the Qlipter be...

May 05, 2016

Gear Junkie gives a Thumbs up to the Qlipter!

Carabiner Has Built-In ‘Hook’   Combine a carabiner and a coat hanger and you might get the Qlipter. This to-be-launched product is a basic carabiner equipped with a hook. You fold the hook out to hang it on a branch or anything else outside. Then you can clip a backpack or other item to the ‘biner, giving a solid hanging place to organize gear, grab food, or just simply keep your stuff off the ground. It has a 50-pound weight limit and is meant only for hanging small or medium size objects. Do not use it in climbing situations. I tested...

May 05, 2016

Mina is featured in the Puget Sound Business Journal!

Seattle inventor reaches Kickstarter goal in 6 days: Here's how she did it Kickstarter campaigns are almost as ubiquitous as wet weather here in Seattle, so it can be difficult for even good campaigns to get noticed. Despite that, Seattle entrepreneur Mina Yoo managed not only to get her invention the $20,000 in startup funding it needed to head to the manufacturer, she also met her Kickstarter goal in six days. The inventor of a device that she describes at the "Swiss Army knife of carabiners" is now on to a “stretch” goal of $50,000, with 36 days left in the campaign. She...

August 29, 2016

Mina Yoo featured on CrowdFund Nation Podcast

  Today our fearless founder Mina Yoo was the guest on CrowdFund Nation's podcast. The founder and host of CrowdFund Nation, Steve Stewart, gets right down to it, digging in to Mina's unique background and her experience with crowdfunding websites Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Find out how Mina came up with her first product (spoiler alert: having a baby and climbing Mt. Rainier) and what she's done to promote her campaign, handle manufacturing of the Qliplet, and how she got her first product into REI. This is a must-listen for any entrepreneur and would-be crowdfunder. CrowdFund Nation Podcast Episode 50

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