History of HidInslip and Inslip

Presidents’ Day, an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February, is a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.


As we reminisce on the history of the U.S. presidency, we wanted to highlight the history of our HidInslip and Inslip products. Strong, durable, flexible, and supportive, the HidInslip and Inslip have the qualities of any fine leader. The best part of the HidInslip? It’s discreet. 

Two years ago, in a land called Memphis, Tennessee, John Koshak dropped his new phone, shattering the glass.

Distraught over his cracked screen, John looked for a solution that would allow him to never drop his phone again. He believed there was a better way to secure the expensive and useful device to his hand.


After searching around his home office to find an old neoprene knee brace, an idea was born, and John soon had a prototype for the first Inslip device – an affordable, simple to use strap that secured his phone to his hand, but left his hands free. 

After seeing the initial design, Koshak’s son, Jeremy, talked his dad into launching a Kickstarter campaign, which became fully funded with 1,300 Inslip and 712 HidInslip backers in barely two months.

Fast-forward to today, Inslip and HidInslip have met the consumer demand for a mobile device strap that won’t tear, is easy to install and remove, fits any devices, and allows users to be practically hands-free. The products are now available in a variety of colors and materials, can be custom designed with logos, and some are made of slip-proof material to prevent slips on most surfaces.   

The two original Kickstarter videos showing the many different uses of Inslip and HidInslip can be viewed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBUZVXJUe4M and https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=93&v=gKm8NjPttQ8

Get a grip—we have a lot of great history at Inslip!


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