About this project
Specter is a fashionable athletic band designed for your safety, incorporating highest quality LED lights to make you visible during a night run or walk. The LED lights create unique afterimages that are customizable through the Specter application, including text or images. Specter also has the ability to track your progress to help reach your fitness goals.
The rising popularity of nighttime exercises has led to a higher rate of accidents. However, many people choose not to wear safety gear because the products tend to be aesthetically unappealing. Therefore we created Specter - stylish and essential for your safety.
1. At rest, the Specter looks like a flashing LED device without any distinct shape or features.
2. Specter is able to create an afterimage when you move. Even at 20 frames per second (FPS), the brain’s ability to process the image slows down, therefore the flashing LED’s image is engraved into the brain while the actual image has changed, creating an afterimage of your pre-programmed text or image.
Even in darkness, Specter will keep you safe and protected. Wear it for any outdoor nighttime activity and our device will shine brightly, keeping you visible.
Our design team is comprised of highly talented individuals that have designed a wide range of products from the latest consumer electronics to drones. With their talent, we have crafted the perfect design for Specter.
From shoe accessories, footwear, armbands, and hand-held devices, we have tested over 30 different models. Through the arduous journey, we have created the perfect design to complement our ideals.
For many runners and athletes, the wrist is the most comfortable body part to wear a device. Conincidentally, the best placement to show the afterimage effect was on the wrist. Therefore we designed our device so that Specter's 10 high quality LED lights will shine beautifully on your wrist. If you prefer to wear the device elsewhere, you can also strap the device on your ankle.
Hey guys! My name is Brian Ro, CEO of Niports I've been a night runner for all my life. A few years ago, I was involved in a car accident while running at night. Fortunately for me, it wasn’t fatal, but it was enough for me to realize that I needed to do something to protect myself. All available safety options for night runners were either uncomfortable or aesthetically unappealing. That’s when I came up with the idea of Specter. I hope to bring Specter to life through this Kickstarter project to help promote safe night running and help avoid future accidents. I dream of a day where I can run at night with thousands of people wearing Specter.
Included inside is your personal Specter, silicone strap, and micro USB for charging.
Risks and challenges
Niports is a team of professional designers, developers, and marketers created for the sole purpose of making Specter. Every member of our team have backgrounds of working in large global companies in the Fortune 500. Our team is committed and believes that Specter is a device much needed in this world for its valuable safety features.
For the past six months, we have done everything we can in our power to make Specter an excellent product. Everyday we focused on further developing our product, and now we are on Kickstarter looking for support from our backers. Your support and opinions are crucial for the success of Specter.
Of course there are still a lot more obstacles to go over. Starting a hardware company requires development, design, approval, distribution, etc., which requires us to use outside help.
Our primary focus was creating the best afterimage for running and night activities. Each step in the development process has yielding more and more success, and has led to the best possible creation of afterimages. We will continue to improve and develop the afterimage software so that Specter will be perfect when it arrives on your doorstep.
There are a lot of workout applications out there. However, many of them are filled with ads or require money to unlock the full application. The Specter application is completely free for you to use to its full potential. Our developer has over fifteen years of experience in creating applications and has put together a seamless design you will enjoy.
After many prototypes and research, we have found the lightest and most powerful battery for our design. No need to recharge the Specter after every activity!
For the past six months we have designed over 30 models to create the most stylish and yet simplistic device. Some users have compared our look and feel to that of an iPhone 6/6s, that we know many people will enjoy.
From pricing, damages, to location there are many obstacles and things can go wrong during shipment. We understand that shipping costs can vary around the world, but don’t worry - we have you covered!
There are still numerous challenges that our team will have to go through. We will be completely transparent throughout the process so you know when you will receive your Specter. However, we aren't worried because we know that you have our back. We promise to deliver a product you will be happy with.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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