It is VERY cool stuff. I have an ipad holder made of plastic that for the most part I like the design of. I had snapped off two of the “http://imgur.com/a/jDokD”]holding" bits and tried gluing them back on with no success. So I just molded (badly…) new ones from the Sugru. That page has three images, showing the remaining working parts that I was trying to replicate, the Sugru replacements and my iPad being held by them.
They look like stupid gum, but that’s just my ineptitude, not the fault of the product. Someone less of a dolt with their hands than I am would do much better.
I will say it was tricky, because to make sure I had the right placement and shape I kept placing my iPad and trying to mold around it, but as you see in the photo I keep it in a case and the Sugru would stick to it, so I’d get the shape just right, but when I pulled the IPad away, it would get messed up. (An I had to pull away because I don’t want to keep my ipad in that holder all the time so I had to mold them and let them cure separately).
It feels exactly like Play-dough when it’s in the fresh, moldable state. it pulls apart and leaves traces just like Playdough. (I’m spelling that wrong…) But the “cured” (leave it for 24 hours) stuff feels like a cross between hard plastic and silicone rubber.
The only thing that kinda bugs me is the cost. I understand they want to make back development costs andmake a profit, but it’s hard to imagine that the actual ingredients and production really justify that price. I think they would sell even more if they could cut it in half, at least. Because I’m starting to think of lots of things, and lots of people hae already come up with a bunch of amazingly clever and useful things to do with it.
My next challenge is to create some kind of holder for my iPhone for picture-taking… I had a cheapshitfromchina one that broke almost immediately, but having it (and a shutter release on a cable, which I can’t find now) was / is terrific. HUGE difference in my pictures for Ebay and the like. I have so many iPhone cases and doohickies I’m thinking I can Sugru my way to something handy and workable… it’s the sort of product that should definitely become a verb…