reusable macbook & privacy stickers

personalize your laptop with a reusable sticker. protect your privacy by covering the cameras on your phone, tablet or laptop with a glue-free privacy sticker. choose from our collection or have your own design or branding turned into custom stickers.

Preparing CamTag for production

Hopefully you are having a great week and enjoying summer!

Most of you completed the survey you received via Crowd OX. Thank you! In case you haven't completed your survey yet, please do so as soon as possible. We need this so that we can produce and send your rewards. 

Final preparations before we start production

  • we have been trying out different options of matt transparent protective layers and will select the best looking and most durable version shortly.
  • we are tweaking the packaging to further improve it and make sure it lives up to your and our high quality standards.
  • we are currently configuring all designs for production. If you pledged for a Custom CamTag reward and completed your survey we should have received your design file and sent you a digital preview. 

Production and delivery

  • we are commencing production this month.
  • in September we will start sending out your CamTags. We will give you a heads-up just before that so that you can update your shipping information if needed.
  • we built in some wiggle room to make sure you receive your rewards as planned in October.
  • if you have any questions please take a look out the FAQs and feel free to get in touch.
August 06, 2020 by volker lobmayr

CamTags lives up to Apple's warning against camera covers on MacBooks

Hopefully you are doing great and enjoying summer as much as possible under the current circumstances.

We are glad that 80% of the surveys we sent out last week have been completed. Thank you!

If you haven't completed your survey yet, please do so as soon as possible, so that we can bring CamTag into your hands.

Warning on Apple's support page

Last weekend several news outlets published articles about a warning Apple published on their support page. Apple warns MacBook owners to remove camera coverings before closing their laptop.

Apple states that camera covers:

  • thicker than 0.1mm could damage the Macbook's display
  • might interfere with the MacBook's ambient light sensor
  • might leave adhesive residue

We are happy to let you know that CamTag lives up to Apple's recommendations.

CamTag privacy stickers are:

  • only 0.1mm thin, about as thin as an average sheet of printing paper
  • glue-free, so it is impossible it leaves adhesive residue
  • available in 5 sizes to ensure only the camera is covered without interfering with any sensors next to it

measuring thickness of camtag

We tested several versions of our glue-free adhesive film and found the 0.1mm thin version to be the best combination of thinness and robustness. In over two years of development we did our best to make sure that CamTag doesn't fold/break and looks great even after heavy usage. For those of us who don't want to rely on the MacBook's green indicator light, CamTag remains one of the most elegant and safe ways to protect our privacy. 

July 15, 2020 by volker lobmayr

let's celebrate!

Thanks to you and 1450 backers CamTag will become a reality. Your support gives us the chance to design, develop and manufacture the best possible product. Without you this wouldn't be possible. So please receive our most heartfelt thank you!


What happens next?

  • Kickstarter will process your pledge. Should there be any issues regarding payment, Kickstarter will send you an email with a link so you can update your payment information. Please also check your spam-folder to ensure you don't miss any important notifications.  
  • As soon as Kickstarter processed all pledges, we will send you a simple survey where you will be able to choose your designs and provide us with the information we need to fulfill your reward.
  • As soon as we know what CamTag design(s) you'd like to have made, we'll start manufacturing. We are ready and the print-workshop is just a bike-ride away. So we are confident, that we will be able to start sending out rewards way ahead of the scheduled delivery date. 

In case someone you know missed CamTag on Kickstarter, please tell them not to worry, they can pre-order on Indiegogo InDemand via camtag.co. Of course we will first manufacture and send out your reward before fulfilling any incoming pre-orders.

June 19, 2020 by volker lobmayr

ending soon

person holding phone with privacy sticker

our time on kickstarter is almost over. on thursday at 11:59pm CET our campaign will end. thank you so much for being part of this journey and making it such an exciting and fun experience!

next steps:

  • we have teamed up with Crowd Ox and will send you a simple survey next week. there you will be able to choose your designs and provide us with the information we need to fulfill your reward.
  • we are ready to start production and will do our best to bring CamTag into your hands long before the promised delivery date.

 

June 16, 2020 by volker lobmayr

introducing CamTag – Mixed Set

we are approaching the half-time of our campaign, excited and grateful for the overwhelming support you are giving us. thank you!

you asked, we listened

many of you sent us messages and comments asking for a set of CamTags, that includes different designs within one set. we are happy to tell you that we will offer a CamTag – Mixed Design Set as an additional design option. all 25 CamTags within this set will have a different design.

CamTag – Mixed Design Set

please note, that the CamTag – Mixed Design Set is only available including 25 designs from our design collection. this does not include custom designs. so far we have revealed 20 designs, but will soon reveal more designs for you to choose your 5 new favorites from.

when the kickstarter ends we will send you a survey where you can choose the CamTag – Mixed Design Set among the design options.

if we unlock our third stretch goal and reach 1000 backers, the CamTag – Design Collection will not only contain 20 sets with one design each, but 25.

 

June 09, 2020 by volker lobmayr

celebrating 600 backers!

phone with privacy sticker and balloons

thanks to amazing persons like you we have reached 600 backers on kickstarter!

the first week has been an amazing ride thanks to you! every day, exciting new products are launched on kickstarter. help us keep CamTag at the top of the list by spreading the word...

let's unlock the third stretch goal and add 5 new designs! when the time comes, I will create a poll where you can pick your 5 new favorites.

June 08, 2020 by volker lobmayr

We've reached our funding goal!

phone with reusable privacy sticker and thank you message

WOW! Thanks so much to every single one of you! CamTag has been 150% funded in 24 hours!

To our 2nd time backers, we're so grateful for your continued support. To our new backers, welcome! We're so happy you're joining us on this journey!

Thank you for unlocking our first stretch goal! All CamTags will be equipped with a transparent protective layer. Now let's smash the second one!

 

 

May 21, 2020 by volker lobmayr

CamTag is now live

we are very excited to inform you that we’ve just launched our 2nd crowdfunding on kickstarter – CamTag is now live!

CamTag is a set of reusable privacy stickers that helps protect your privacy by covering the built-in cameras on phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

with most of us working from home these days and frequently communicating via video chat, it is especially important to protect our privacy now.

take a look at our crowdfunding campaign and reserve one of the limited early bird offers.

 

 

ps. just in case you are not familiar with crowdfunding sites like kickstarter, crowdfunding means that you and other people can help make a project or product a reality by contributing to it in exchange for various rewards. if the funding goal isn’t reached within a certain timeframe, no one is charged, and no rewards are distributed.

May 20, 2020 by volker lobmayr

CamTag review on TechAcute

CamTag privacy stickers on phone

we are humbled by the review published on TechAcute. Christoper Isak thoroughly tested the CamTag sample we had sent him and even went so far as to ask his followers on Twitter if they cover the built-in cameras on their devices (including smart phones).

the results were that about half of all the 103 people that voted in the poll are covering the camera while they aren’t using it.

of course this might not statistically represent average users of laptops, tablets and phones, but it certainly shows, that there are users who are concerned about their privacy. with our Kickstarter campaign launching on may 20th this is very encouraging.

for more details about how CamTag was tested and the results please read the full review.

 

May 11, 2020 by volker lobmayr

introducing CamTag

we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and doing fine during these challenging times.

in the past months, we have been busy working on our new product. now we are excited to introduce you to CamTag privacy stickers.

soon we will launch CamTag on kickstarter. you will be among the first to get notified and receive early bird offers.

check out CamTag on instagram and follow us!

 

April 28, 2020 by volker lobmayr
tags: CamTag