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Y.Trees Mix is a small portable device that combines 1 T hard drive with 8000 mAh power bank in a double-face design.
40 backers pledged AU$ 5,050 to help bring this project to life.

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

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How We Started 

As a PC engineer, I always carry a large storage hard disk to save my project materials. As a mobile game lover, I always carry a power bank to charge my cellphone. While I tried to lighten my bag for traveling, the idea of combining the two into one piece came to my mind.

My friend Le Chen is a project manager in a hardware developing company. He used to upload his project files to the cloud. When the internet company stopped their file hosting service. He downloaded his data for several days, but still did not get all of them. So Chen was very interested in developing a stylish portable hard disk. We initiated our project on June 2016.

Design

To bring you a brief and stylish product, we never compromise our design on any details. We chose the double-face concept of classical black-white tone from loads of drafts. We work together with engineers to make our product thinner and smaller.



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Risks and challenges

Since we initiated the project in June 2016, we have invested much time and money in the hardware development. As a young team, we are learning from failures and we are making progress slowly.

After two years of efforts, we finally finished the pilot production. But at the time of scaling up to mass production, we run out of capital.

While we were looking for more investment, a friend advised us to lunch our project on Kickstarter. Because here we can not only get investment, but also get connected with our potential users.

Because we have already finished the hardware development and trial production, we are confident that if only we can get enough funding for mass production, we can deliver the products with decent quality timely.

Finally, we have to mention that Y.Trees Mix is not compatible with iPhones. It can charge iPhone, but files in the hard drive can not be opened on iPhone.

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