Remove the hassle of a wallet by attaching essential credit cards and cash to your iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5
appadvice: "An Effective Mobile Payments Solution For iPhone"
Trendhunter: "The franc iPhone Card Case is Minimalism at its Best"
9to5mac: "An intuitive accessory to attach your essential credit cards to your iPhone"
Cult of Mac: "‘Franc’ iPhone Wallet Case Is Most Minimal Yet"
I believe that less is more. My bulky wallet was stuffed with rarely used cards and made walking uncomfortable.
In reality, I only need a few cards. Since I’m never without my iPhone and I hate my bulky wallet, I wanted a way to add the functionality of my wallet to the iPhone.
I started designing the franc a few months ago. I made the first prototype using 3D printing and I immediately loved the prototype.
I tried several different materials, with varying durometers, widths and thicknesses. I experimented with different options until I struck the balance between maximum functionality and minimal material design.
Unlike many iPhone cases, the franc is designed to be intuitive and simple letting the iPhone still look and feel like the iPhone.
How to Use The franc:
The franc snaps onto the back of the iPhone 4/4s firmly securing the cards to the iPhone. There is foam padding on the backside of the franc that acts like a spring providing positive pressure even when the cards are removed.
The franc is perfect for going out at night, working out at the gym, going on a run, hanging out at the beach, attending class, or holding RFID cards for easy access to secure locations.
Why I Need Funding:
So far, I have developed a prototype, and finalized the optimized design. To deliver this product to all of you, I need to create a mold to mass produce The franc. The development requires $10,000 to pay for the injection mold, patent application, and first production run.
If I get funded, what's next?
September: I already have manufacturers lined up and ready to go. If this project is successful, then I can start shipping at the end of this project!
October: I've been keeping up to speed on the iPhone 5 designs. When it is released sometime in September, I will finalize the designs, and ship out the iPhone 5 orders about a month after Apple's release.
Support me by sharing The franc!
International shipping takes a lot more time to package and costs more money to ship. I expect on average it will cost me about $15. That said, if you back this project and I successfully raise $10,000 then I'll find a way to get you a franc even if you didn't pledge the additional $15. Thanks for your support!
I have been using the franc for a few months now and have had zero issues with demagnetization of credit cards or other access cards I have.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 5, 2012.
Aug 1, 2012 - Sep 5, 2012 (35 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Thank you for your support! You will receive updates on our progress and be the first to find out about our iPhone 5 clip.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
25 backers All gone!
Early Bird Special: One set of the franc attachments for the iPhone 4/4S. US shipping included. Add $15 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
One set of the franc attachments for the iPhone 4/4S. US shipping included. Add $15 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $25 or more
One set of the franc attachments for the iPhone 5. This will be shipped post release of the iPhone 5. US shipping included. Add $15 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $45 or more
2 sets of franc attachments (4 pieces total) for the iPhone 4/4S. Add $15 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $45 or more
One set of franc attachments for the iPhone 4/4s to be shipped in early September and a set of franc attachments for iPhone 5 (shipped approximately 40 days after the release of the iPhone 5) US shipping included. Add $25 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $60 or more
3+ sets of franc attachments for the iPhone 4/4S. Add the total # that you want to order by adding $20 per additional set ordered. We will confirm your order at the completion of the project. Add $15 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
A hearty thank you for your support! You will be listed as a supporter on thefranc.com. You will also get 2 sets for the iPhone 4S and 2 sets for the iPhone 5.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012