Frequently Asked Questions
Stolp measures 16,7 x 8 cm so fits 99% of all smartphones. For example, the latest iPhone Pro Max fits inside Stolp.
If you're unsure, you can check out your phone's dimensions online. Make sure to take into account a little extra if you have a case or case-wallet.
Stolp acts as a ‘cage of Faraday’, an enclosure to block electromagnetic fields. The cage, which Stolp is, blocks all signals.
This means you won’t have phone reception, wifi or 3G/4G/5G. No signal comes in, nor out.
When Stolp is fully closed, all signals are fully blocked: you're 100% offline.
When Stolp is closed but not fully, the signals aren't blocked. In this modus, you can charge your phone via power cable while you still enjoy the benefit of 'out of sight, out of mind'.
With NFC, you can create automations: if you perform the gesture of holding your phone against the NFC-tag in Stolp, your phone registers the signal and performs a task you've chosen. Let's clarify that with some examples from our users:
- You come home and hold your phone against Stolp. A message with your chosen text like 'Honey, I'm home' automatically gets sent to your partner, kids, employees,...
- Your phone automatically goes into battery saving mode from the moment it's into Stolp.
Stolp has two built-in NFC tags: one in the handle on top, one inside Stolp for when you put your phone in Stolp.
As there are two different tags, you can set up a different automation for each of them: a different automation if you do the gesture of holding your phone above the handle, versus laying your phone away in Stolp.
Setting up the automation needs to be done beforehand on your phone. It works best with an iPhone Xr 11 or higher, as there's passive NFC and it can be easily done in the Apple App 'Shortcuts'.
On this page you can find a short guide on how to set up NFC once you have your Stolp.
On this page you can check if your phone has NFC. Happy tagging!
Let us know how you use your NFC-tags at email@example.com, we're curious.
Yes, though the sound will be muffled. You might want to turn the volume up if you're a deep sleeper.
Yes, we provided a small opening for your charging cable. However, you will not be able to fully close Stolp while charging and thus you'll receive phone signal. Unfortunately being 100% offline and charging with a cable, is physically impossible as the cable creates a hole in Stolp through which the phone signal can enter.
We're working on a Stolp with wireless charging though to solve this issue. Do you have a phone that allows for wireless charging and are you interested? Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on social media via the footer below to stay up-to-date on the launch.
Yes, Stolp can be found in the following stores in Belgium:
- Antwerp : Espoo Design, Stad Leest-Wunderkammer stationary
- Ghent: Living Design
- Knokke-Heist: Callebert
You can try out Stolp at the following offline locations:
- Slow Cabins, slow travel concept with 10 locations in nature
- When in Antwerp: Bardeau (French apéro with oysters & sake), Beestenbos (a playful local bar with delicious food in the weekend), Mampoko (best brunch in the city & all-day food)
We're working hard to make Stolp available in more stores, restaurants, hotels & cinemas. Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested to offer Stolp at your shop or offline location to encourage your customers to enjoy the moment.
Stolp was originally founded by Julien Yee & Matthias Vanhoutteghem to design iconic products to positively encourage smart phone habits that bring people closer together.
With the mission to have more face-to-face conversations and time well spent in the era of the smartphone, they started out designing for the meeting room with the 'Arena', a product that won both a reddot design award as an IF design award.
In 2020 the world had to rapidly adapt to a new normal, and so did Julien & Matthias. Our meeting product went in lockdown, forcing us back to the drawing board to keep the company afloat. The result was ‘Stolp’, a product that brought our mission in its purest form. In a year where people spent more time looking at their screen than into each other’s eyes, our story resonated more than ever. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, we quickly sold out our first batch across Europe and beyond. We now continue to grow our brand every day, with new products in the pipeline in addition to the current lineup.So, we are Stolp. Five letters, straight out of the Dutch dictionary, representing our core product philosophy and celebrating Belgian design.
So that's our story! In the meantime, Stolp was joined by Caro & Steve, two digital wellbeing-enthusiasts who like to slow down from time to time.
Shipping & Returns
Yes! We have a 30-day return policy, which allows you to return Stolp and receive your refund on the account you made the purchase with.
Get in touch with email@example.com to claim your refund.
For Stolp owners
On the page www.stolp.com/nfc you can find a short video and steps to set-up NFC.
A simple kitchen roll does the trick in most cases. To remove the more stubborn spots we recommend using standard window cleaning product or wet tissues.
Place one finger such as your thumb on the lid provided. Lift the top by placing your free hand around the top. Open.An alternative way is to use the handle with one hand, and hold the bottom tray with the other, but this is less easy for most people.