The Joey is the most reliable accessory for your valuables. Hands free & convenient! Never worry about losing your cell phone again!
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Ladies, there is nothing more frustrating than losing your cell phone or purse. Since the majority of women’s clothes do not have pockets, you have to lug around a purse, clutch, or handbag all night. Not only do purses and such restrict your hands, but they can be easily misplaced while socializing. As Cyndi Lauper so eloquently put it, “When the workin’ day is done, girls just wanna have fun.” How can you get your groove on when you’re stuck babysitting your purse the entire night?
ABC Nighline: Cell Phone Theft - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asds8vMjGAg
Relying on the traditional accessories (purses, handbags, clutches) to carry your valuables (cell phone, credit cards, cash, keys, ID, etc) in is also risky. By using these accessories, you are potentially:
- Losing money
- Exposed to theft
Cross-bodies and handbags: Since these accessories are out in the open and can be seen from far away, they can potentially make you a target for theft. Cell phones cost a couple hundred dollars and are the most valuable item women carry on them everyday.
Purses and clutches: Restrict your hands and have to be constantly kept track of. Since they are detached from you, they can easily be snatched away.
As detailed above, the 3 main problems with the traditional accessories are:
- Easy to lose
- Restrict your hands
- Leave you susceptible to theft
I believe that I have come up with a product that solves all of these problems and can serve as a benefit to women of all ages! Wouldn't it be nice to have your hands free and not have to worry about losing your valuables when you go out? And better yet, not have to spend thousands of dollars replacing your purse, phone, credit cards, and other essentials?
Discover the pouch that is transcending the way women tote their valuables:
Inspired by the way a Joey (baby kangaroo) nestles in its mother's pouch, the Joey is designed to attach all of a girl's valuables to her body, including a cell phone, keys, credit cards, cash, and I.D. The Joey is a slim pouch with a clip at the top that can attach to any necklace of your choice! Worn around the neck, the Joey allows the user to have their hands free and alleviates them from having to worry about losing their valuables. Better yet, you can discreetly tuck the Joey beneath your attire and keep your valuables out of sight!
The Joey is a simplistic, utilitarian pouch that physically attaches all of your valuables to you. In addition to keeping your valuables safe from getting misplaced or stolen, the Joey is a much more convenient and practical way to tote everything you need when you go out. While wearing the Joey, you will have your hands free and be able to enjoy your night worry free! That is a luxury that all women deserve!
Discreet: The Joey is specifically designed to be slim in size so that it can be tucked under your attire without being noticeable. You can wear the Joey with any outfit; from casual to formal! Right before you hit the dance floor, tuck your Joey in and you won't even notice its there; you'll almost feel Neckid! Better yet, when you're walking home, you can hide your valuables beneath your attire and not have to worry about being a target for theft!
Hands free: The days of lugging around a purse are over! The Joey allows you to have your hands free to dance and socialize!
Attached: While wearing the Joey, all of your important valuables will be attached to you and safe from getting misplaced or stolen! You will never be without your cell phone, keys, credit cards, ID, and cash again!
Interchangeable: The most unique feature of the Joey . . . It can attach to any necklace of your choice! Accessorize your Joey with a specific necklace that accentuates your outfit! Simply clip the Joey onto a layered necklace and tuck in your shirt. Whatever the occasion is, the Joey is a match!
Utilitarian: The Joey is the most user friendly and functional accessory available for women to rely on storing their valuables in. The Joey aims to cater to you! Practicality, efficiency, usefulness, and pure happiness are ingrained in every Joey!
Versatile: There are also additional ways you can use your Joey:
- Clip onto belt loop: Have your valuables right at your finger tips! This is perfect for skinny jeans, since pockets on them are practically non existent!
- Purse organizer: Tired of digging through your cluttered handbag trying to find your cell phone and other valuables? The Joey will keep your cell phone, keys, credit cards, cash, and I.D. well organized and easily accessible when you need them!
- Over the shoulder: If you're not a fan of wearing the Joey around the neck, no problem! Simply wear over the shoulder and have your Joey right by your side!
Perfect Size: Each pouch measures 5.25" X 3.25" and is designed this exact size in order to accomplish our two main goals: slim enough to tuck beneath your attire and big enough for daily valuables. There is adequate space for your cell phone and 4 slots for your credit cards, keys, cash, I.D., lip gloss, and etc. The Joey fits the iPhone and Blackberry perfectly. (Some of the larger smart phones do not fit; be sure to measure your phone to make sure it'll fit!)
Designer Materials: Each Joey is crafted with exquisite, genuine Italian leather. There is a choice between silver and gold plated hardware.
Comfort: The padded neck strap feels very soft and supports the weight of the pouch's contents. You won't even be able to tell that you are wearing a Joey!
Why Life Is Better Neckid
The advancements in smart phone technology have consolidated the items women need to have on hand. Especially with today's fast paced lifestyle, women need a simplistic, utilitarian carry-all that is user friendly and convenient. The Joey is the best product on the market for women to tote their valuables in because its design values functionality above all. The unique, patent-pending design and usability of the Joey ensures that the user will have their valuables at all times and both hands free for whatever comes their way. Here's how the Joey will make life easier for you:
Cell phone theft is a major problem worldwide. It is estimated that stolen cell phones will cost American consumers more than $30 billion this year. $30 billion!!!
This isn't even accounting for the fact that entire handbags are stolen with other contents such as credit cards, keys, make up, and etc! Handbags and such are out in the open and can be seen from far away. As a result, they can potentially make you a target for theft.
Save yourself from a dangerous situation and HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS by simply tucking a Joey beneath your shirt! No one will be able to tell that you have all of your valuables discreetly under your attire! Your valuables will be attached to you and hidden from view!
The above photos were taken at the D.C. Metro. Cell phone theft is a major problem in cities and within public transit centers. Nearly half of all robberies in San Francisco and 40% in New York City are cell phone related!
Just as the billboard suggests, make it tough on thieves by keeping your valuables out of sight!
American consumers have spent $5.9 billion to repair damaged iphones since 2007! Since purses and clutches restrict one of your hands, you have to operate your phone with one hand. This makes it that much easier to accidentally drop and damage your phone.
The Joey will save you HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS by attaching your valuables to you and keeping both of your hands free to use your phone when you need it. When you're done, simply tuck your phone back into the Joey and it will be safe and snug!
Just think about all of the important, personal information that you have stored on your phone. Never worry about losing your phone and someone accessing your bank accounts and other personal information again!
Tailor to you: With our selection of layered and extension necklaces, the Joey can be worn at any type of occasion! Accentuate your Joey with any Neckid necklace and personalize your look!
So Much Easier To . . .
Traveling: The Joey is the best accessory to trust with keeping your valuables safe from getting stolen in a foreign country. Travelers are the most common targets for pickpocketers in foreign countries. While wearing the Joey, you will not have to worry about your valuables getting snagged out of your hands! Simply tuck the Joey in your shirt and your valuables will be out of sight from pickpocketers!
Dancing: You no longer have to hand your purse off to a friend or hide it in a corner when you want to dance! Dance the night away hands and worry free!
Shopping: With the Joey, you can shop til you drop. Never worry about losing your valuables at a store. The Joey holds all your essentials close by and you'll have your hands free to carry your shopping bags.
I first came up with the idea for the product over a year ago, while I was a senior in college. After losing her iphone a couple times, my friend Mallory would persuade me to carry her valuables (cell phone, keys, credit card, ID, cash) in my pockets when we went out to party. Sure, it was emasculating pulling out lip gloss on cue, but it was better than scouring the town for her phone and such the next day. I soon realized that the problem wasn’t isolated and actually was a widespread issue that many girls experienced when they went out. I began to notice how aggravating it is for girls to rely on the traditional options (purses, handbags, clutches) to carry their valuables in. These accessories are a pain to carry and can be easily misplaced while socializing and moving around. Due to this inconvenience, many girls would have to back track the next day and search through the aftermath of the party to find their valuables.
After graduating from college in May 2011, like many recent grads, I struggled to find a career job. I always had the dream of becoming an entrepreneur and decided that it was the most opportune time to develop the Joey idea. Having majored in advertising, I figured the experience creating this product could help me get an entry level job in the field.
As soon as I started, I became very passionate about creating this product that I believe can save women from a lot of unnecessary expenses and make their life easier. I have become so consumed with developing this product line that I have lived and breathed it since I first came up with the idea.
For over a year, I have been designing and developing this transcendent accessory line. Traveling from New York City to Los Angeles, I have received guidance from a couple fashion designers and consultants to help me create my vision. During the design process, our top priorities have been: functionality and quality. We believe that we have created the most convenient and utilitarian accessory for women to trust with keeping their valuables safe. The Joey is intended to serve one purpose: to make the user's life easier.
Our commitment to creating a top of the line product led us to construct each Joey out of designer quality Italian leather. More than just the inspiration for the product, my friend Mallory has put her tremendous "eye for aesthetics" to good use. She has instilled her fashionista sensibility into the aesthetics and overall look of the Joey. With her help, the Joey has turned out to be a sleek and sexy accessory that can be a perfect complement to any outfit!
After many rounds of samples, the Joeys have reached the final prototype stage. The final prototypes have met our high aesthetic demands and look even more marvelous in person! The dimensions are set and the materials and hardware have all been finalized.
All of the Joeys shown in this project are samples from a small order I purchased to conduct field research. To test out the product, I sold Joeys at flea markets and a weekend trial kiosk. I received tremendous feedback from customers and found out that they could foresee the many advantages of wearing a Joey once they tried one on!
After such positive reviews, I believe that we are now ready to secure our first production order and bring this beneficial product to the marketplace!
We Need Your Help!
Kickstarters, thank you so much for taking the time to check out our project! Please help us spread the word about our project so we can help liberate women from bulky handbags! Show this project to a friend that always loses their phone! We can't put an end to cell phone theft without you! Please share our project with your friends!
We need to raise $9,000 to cover the costs for our first production order. Specifically, the $9,000 will cover:
- Materials: Italian leather and hardware
- Manufacturing costs
- Packaging & shipping
How it will work is you, the Kickstarter, will make a pledge to one of the rewards offered. When my project concludes December 14th on Kickstarter, this will be the schedule:
- Weeks 1-3: It will take about two weeks for me to receive the pledge transactions from Kickstarter. Upon receiving the payout, I will then:
- Week 4: Place production order with my manufacturer.
- Weeks 5 - 14: Lead time for production at the manufacturer is 6 - 9 weeks.
As soon as I receive the shipment from the manufacturer, I will send out the rewards that each Kickstarter selected. Depending on the production schedule at the manufacturer, the earliest I will be able to send out the rewards is mid February and the latest is mid March. (I will keep everyone informed about all of the details in the "Updates" section as we move along in the process.)
The Neckid Brand
After wearing a Joey around for the day, my Mom claimed that she felt Neckid and liberated from the constraints of handbags. The name has stuck and is a testament to how the Joey can make you feel everyday!
Being Neckid allows for a lifestyle that is free spirited and simplistic. This core value serves as the inspiration for our collection and is instilled in all of our designs. While wearing a Joey, you will feel completely Neckid. Free from inconvenience. Free from extra baggage. Free from concern.
Neckid is inspired to provide a product line that women can personalize to their own individual style. In addition to the Joeys, we design extension and layered necklaces that are specifically crafted for Joeys to clip onto. These necklaces provide options to match the Joey with your outfit and help make the Joey a fit for any occasion!
Select a reward and choose from our array of various colored Joeys and necklaces!
IMPORTANT PRODUCT DETAILS:
- JOEY SIZE: 5.25" x 3.25"- iphone and blackberry fit wonderfully. (Some of the larger smart phones do not fit; be sure to measure your phone to make sure it'll fit!)
- FOR JOEYS & LEEWOS: CHOOSE GOLD OR SILVER PLATED HARDWARE
Solo Joeys: Crafted with gorgeous Italian leather and gold plated hardware, the Solo Joey can attach to any necklace of your choice. Solo Joeys can also be clipped onto your belt loop or used as a purse organizer!
How to wear:
Leewo Joeys: The Leewo Joey comes with the matching Leewo (leather woven) necklace and Joey. Made with exquisite gold plated hardware, the Joey can attach to any necklace of your choice. Crafted with smooth Italian leather, the Joey can rest comfortably against your skin without you, or anybody else noticing.
Extension necklaces: These necklaces are specifically designed to clip onto the Leewo Joey to create a layered look. After the extension is clipped on, tuck your Joey beneath your attire and wear the remaining layers on the outside; you won't even be able to notice that all of your valuables are nestled away!
Layered necklaces: A wide variety of layered designs to accentuate your Joey with. Simply clip your Joey onto the designated layer and then tuck under your attire. Wear the remaining layers outside your attire; thus looking like an ordinary necklace. These necklaces make the Joey a match for any outfit!
Leewos: This is a leather woven (leewo) necklace. Simply clip your Joey onto the O ring and wear outside your shirt or discreetly tucked in. Mix and match your Leewos with different colored Joeys!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I believe that I am at the perfect stage to begin mass producing the Neckid product line. Everything is in place to begin handling orders from customers; including shipping, packaging, and most importantly, finished Joeys and necklaces. We have already received a small production run from our manufacturer and field tested our products with women of all ages. Our commitment to high quality aesthetics and functionality has been noticed and well received among our field testers. We are anxious to bring our product line to the marketplace to help make women's lives easier and more convenient!
The risks and challenges that I will face as my project comes to an end is facilitating when lead production will begin at the factory and delivery to the backers. The standard lead time for mass production is about 6 weeks. I am confident that my consultant's long standing relationship with the factory and my frequent line of communication with them and the factory will ensure that our order is produced within that time frame.
I believe that I am qualified to handle these challenges and further develop the Neckid brand because it has been my passion ever since I came up with the idea. I have overcome every challenge that I have faced so far and will continue to do so. I understand how this business works and the intricacies of production. I believe that my product design skills and commitment to our mission of being the most functional pouch on the market will bring this little concept I had a year ago to unforeseen heights.
Thank you for your interest in our product line and I hope that we get the chance to show you how much easier life is when you're Neckid!
"Neckid" is the name of our brand.
After wearing a Joey around for the day, my Mom claimed that she felt Neckid and liberated from the constraints of handbags.
Our featured product, the "Joey", is named after and inspired by the way a Joey (baby kangaroo) nestles in its mother's pouch.
The Joey is designed to attach all of a girl's valuables to her body, including a cell phone, keys, credit cards, cash, and I.D. The Joey is a slim pouch with a clip at the top that can attach to any necklace of your choice! Worn around the neck, the Joey allows the user to have their hands free and alleviates them from having to worry about losing their valuables. Better yet, you can discreetly tuck the Joey beneath your attire and keep your valuables out of sight!
The Joey is 5.25" x 3.25" and crafted with Italian leather.
A "leewo" is a leather woven necklace that Joeys are designed to attach onto.
A Solo Joey does NOT come with any necklace. You can attach a Solo Joey to any Neckid necklace or just about any necklace you already own!
A Leewo Joey comes with a Joey attached to a matching leewo (leather woven) necklace.
Extension Necklaces: are specifically designed to CLIP ONTO the Leewo Joey to create a layered look. After the extension is clipped on, tuck your Joey beneath your attire and wear the extension necklace on the outside of your attire. These necklaces are specifically designed to clip onto the Leewo Joey to create a layered look. You won't even be able to notice that all of your valuables are nestled away!
Layered Necklaces: Simply clip your Joey onto the designated layer and then tuck your Joey beneath your attire. Wear the remaining layers on the outside of your attire; thus looking like an ordinary necklace. These necklaces make the Joey a match for any outfit!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on December 14.
Nov 8, 2012 - Dec 14, 2012 (36 days)
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