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.

How do you like your CamTags so far?

CamTag reusable privacy stickers on Instagram

Thank you for your patience and great feedback so far! I am glad that most of you are happy with their CamTags.

Hopefully, by now all of you have received their CamTags and had the chance to try them out. In case you haven't received your reward yet, please write me via the contact form to find out what might have gone wrong and solve it.

Issues and solutions

A few backers wrote me that some of their CamTags fell off after re-applying them to their devices.

First, please make sure the camera on your devices is clean and dry. There shouldn't be any residues of cleaning detergent or alcohol left on the surface, because they might attack the adhesive film of CamTag and diminish the adhesion qualities.
Second, please apply and hold your CamTag for a few seconds so that the micro-suction cups on the adhesive film can do their magic and adhere themselves well.

I was notified by a hand full of backers that their CamTag designs started to look scratched and fade after using them for some time.

Unfortunately, new products sometimes show irregularities even after heavy testing. My production partner and I tried out many different printing techniques and protection layers in order to ensure CamTags look great even after heavy usage. Due to the manual application of the transparent protection layer it might be thicker on some CamTags than on others. We are currently testing an alternative production method to solve this issue once and for all.

In case some of your CamTag designs look scratched or started to fade, please write me via the contact form

 

February 09, 2021 by volker lobmayr

All CamTags sent out

glue-free privacy sticker on phone

Hopefully this update finds you healthy and happy despite the challenging global circumstances.

The past month felt a little bit like a retreat. I spent every morning putting CamTags into envelopes and printing address labels, and every evening packing CamTags into their packaging while listening to an Italian podcast. I'm not so sure how good my Italian is at this point, but I'm happy to tell you that I managed to pack and send out all your rewards by the end of November.

When will I receive my reward?

In the past weeks I have received great feedback from those of you who already got their CamTags – thank you so much – while others have been asking about when they'd receive their rewards. During the ever shifting global circumstances caused by the pandemic it is not easy for me to estimate delivery dates. I sent out all rewards via priority mail, so in theory they should arrive anywhere in the world within 2 weeks.

Please bear with me as I will do my best to ensure that all of you receive their CamTag rewards, one way or the other. 

 

December 10, 2020 by volker lobmayr

Running a shipping marathon

My living room drawer packed with CamTag glue-free privacy stickers

Hopefully, this update finds you well and healthy during these unsteady times.

Here in Vienna, the past weeks have been rather crazy, the city suffered a terrorist attack the day before entering its second lock-down.

While I do have an amazing production partner, tabtag is a one-man show and I am packing and shipping out your rewards full-time from home. It feels like running a marathon :)

Some of you have already received their CamTags and so far feedback has been great!

I am confident that I will be able to pack and send out all remaining rewards via priority mail by the end of this month. It is very humbling that you are eager to receive and try out your CamTags, however, please consider the extreme challenges we all are facing and bear with me for just a few more weeks. 

 

November 11, 2020 by volker lobmayr

CamTag starting to ship

We hope you are healthy and doing fine under the current circumstances.

CamTag is coming together well. We are busy producing and packing and will start shipping out your rewards in a week. In case you moved you can update your shipping information until October 19th.

Most surveys completed

A couple of months ago we published an update asking you to fill in a small survey in order to verify your reward, choose your design(s) and introduce your shipping address. There you can also upgrade your pledge level or add additional items to your existing pledge.

Most of you have completed your survey via Crowd Ox, thank you! If you haven't filled it in yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. In case you haven't received it, please check your spam folder. It is necessary that you complete your survey in order for us to be able to produce and send your rewards.

We are excited to bring you CamTag!

October 12, 2020 by volker lobmayr

Production is on the way

Autumn is approaching fast and we are busy producing all CamTags and packaging. So far we are satisfied with the outcome. 

packed CamTag Mixed Design Sets

We had to push back production a bit due to COVID caused delays as we were waiting for some of the required material to arrive. However, now production is on the way and we are confident that we will be able to start sending out your rewards in October.

Before we start shipping out your rewards we will publish another update giving you a time-window to update your shipping information in case it changed.

September 08, 2020 by volker lobmayr

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