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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 31 2014

About

 
Your iPhone, adapting to your ever-changing lifestyle — wouldn’t that be awesome? The perfect iPhone 6 accessory is here: qronoCase is sleek, customizable, and designed to make your life easier.     

With qronoCase, you get the most out of your iPhone 6: Slim down your wallet. Extend battery life. Charge wirelessly. qronoCase is everything you need to maximize your iPhone 6 without slowing you down or compromising your style.

Check out the video to see why you’ll love qronoCase!

Introducing qronoCase

What is qronoCase? It’s a premium iPhone 6 case featuring modular functionality that adapts to your needs. qronoCase’s patented rail system allows the case to combine with interchangeable accessories — letting you customize the iPhone accessory that’s perfect for your needs.

Sliver prototype
Sliver prototype

Expand Your Possibilities. Three attachable accessories expand the functionality of the case: the elastic strap, the qronoCell, and the qronoQue. Simply slide open the case to insert the phone and attachments. The case features fine-textured side inserts for a superior grip with a great feel.

Black prototype
Black prototype

Micro-USB enabled with iTunes Sync. We are an officially Apple-approved, MFi-certified developer. qronoCase’s exceptional standards mean safe implementation and conversion of the Lightning connector to a micro USB connector, enabling the qronoCase to both charge and sync — directly through the case.

qronoCase + Strap

qronoCase is designed to assist you. When used together with the strap, qronoCase lets you multitask without fear of dropping your phone.
qronoCase is designed to assist you. When used together with the strap, qronoCase lets you multitask without fear of dropping your phone.
Express Your Style. With its unique interchangeable strap system, qronoCase style changes at your whim. Reveal or hide the qronoCase logo. Create a unique color or pattern combo — and hold multiple items — by adding straps.

Take Your Best Selfies. With the elastic strap on qronoCase, bad selfies are thing of the past. No more taking blurry photos as you awkwardly reach for the snapshot button. When used with the strap, qronoCase is designed to let you multitask without fear of dropping your phone. Made of an extremely flexible material and attached to adjustable sliders, the strap is designed to fit your hand in any position.

Simplify Your Wallet. qronoCase’s elastic strap is designed to store all your small personal items — bank cards, name cards, earphones, and even some cash can now be secure and easily accessible.

Start Your Own Color Collection. qronoCase straps are interchangeable and come in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your personal style. Have a certain color in mind? Post on our Facebook page to let us know what colors you’d like to see included.

qronoCase + Cell

Extend Battery Capacity. qronoCell is a 1cm-thin, standalone, 3000mAh external battery that can charge your smartphone and other USB devices. It attaches exclusively to the qronoCase and recharges the iPhone 6's battery capacity by an additional 100%.

Use Touch-Sensor Controls. The qronoCase’s top-side logo doubles as a touch sensor, making it easy to check battery status and power on/off.

Share the Power. Simply slide open the case to share the power with your friends, or when your qronoCell is not in use. qronoCells can daisy chain to charge all devices at once, including your smartphone.

Active Power Bank. LED pulses in different speeds and tempos let you know when the qronoCell is charging or needs to be recharged.

qronoCase + Que

The qronoQue adds wireless charging functionality to your iPhone 6, eliminating the need to constantly plug in a cable to charge. qronoQue is the perfect companion on your office desk or as a bedside accessory, letting you work cable free and increase productivity.

qronoQue is compatible with any standard wireless charging base.
qronoQue is compatible with any standard wireless charging base.

The Collection

qronoCase is available in two sleek colors: choose Timeless Silver or Matte Black.    

qronoCase - Core Model. The perfect starter kit for the aesthetically conscious. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a limited, Kickstarter-inspired strap to get your personal color collection started. The classic and limited edition straps can be used together to better fit your needs. This kit includes: 

            - 1 x qronoCase
            - 1 x classic strap
            - 1 x Kickstarter limited-edition strap

qronoCase - Pro Model. Going on a weekend outing or long bike ride? With an attachable 3000mAh external power bank, the qronoCase Pro model has you covered. When the qronoCell is not in use, simply swap it with the included strap. This kit includes:

            - 1 x qronoCell
            - 1 x qronoCase
            - 1 x classic strap

qronoCase - Prime Edition. International traveler? Frequently in meetings? Stay connected when you’re on the go with dual power banks that can daisy chain and charge all your devices at once, including your smartphone. Work more efficiently by adding wireless charging with the qronoCell and work cable free to minimize losing valuable time. This kit includes: 

            - 1 x qronoQue
            - 2 x qronoCell
            - 1 x qronoCase,

            - 1 x classic strap

qronoSlim case

We're also creating a one-of-a-kind ultra-slim case for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus. It shares the same unique qronoCase styling but for people who doesn’t need the functionality. Available in Frost, Jasmine, and Matte Smoke each specially labeled with the words "Kickstarter Backer” for supporting us on Kickstarter.

Stretch Goals

This is our first Kickstarter, and if it succeeds, we want to share our success with you!

$75,000  Red & Blue Versions

  • We'll add two additional colors to our collection: Flame Red and Ice Blue. (Once these colors are unlocked you will be able to select them after the campaign ends.)

$100,000 │ Gold & Platinum Versions

  • We will add an additional two colors to our collection: Rose Gold and Platinum Ice. (Once these colors are unlocked you will be able to select them after the campaign ends.)

$150,000 │ More Straps to Your Collection

  • We’ll offer two additional straps at no extra cost! This applies to all Core model, Pro model, and Prime Edition backers. (Final production strap colors will be decided by your votes and you will be able to select them after the campaign ends.)

$250,000 │ qronoQue-Exclusive Charging Base

  • We’ll create a qronoQue-exclusive charging base. Backers who order the Prime Edition will get 25% off the MSRP of the charging base. Otherwise, after the campaign ends, there will be an option to add qronoQue and the qronoQue charging base at $49 each to your selected reward.

$500,000 │ qronoCase for iPhone 6 Plus

  • With this last stretch goal, we hope to expand our product range with a qronoCase for the iPhone 6 Plus. Although it may seem like a simple move to scale a bigger qronoCase, the two phones differ in technical detail, requiring more resources to create the Plus-specific qronoCase. We know there are iPhone 6 Plus lovers out there, so please help us cater to them by sharing our campaign and helping us achieve our ultimate stretch goal — a complete qronoCase product line for the iPhone 6 family!

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Our Story

Our idea of creating a modular case has been in development since the release of the iPhone 4, and has been refined through countless iterations. This project initially started in Houston, Texas as one person’s dream. The idea then took us to Taipei, Taiwan to gain access to highest-quality suppliers and manufacturers. From there, team support multiplied to two, then five...and now over 10 believers are committed to consistently working and helping to turn this dream into reality. We are a small but efficient team, and being Apple enthusiasts is what bonds us together. With over two years of hard work, dedication, and learning experience together, we’re still going strong and are excited to finally share qronoCase with the Kickstarter community. We hope you believe in our project and love it as much as we do.

How the design has evolved and improved since the early iPhone 4 prototype and iPhone 5 limited model.
How the design has evolved and improved since the early iPhone 4 prototype and iPhone 5 limited model.
3D design was created and visualized with the amazing Autodesk Fusion 360.
3D design was created and visualized with the amazing Autodesk Fusion 360.
First stage proof of concept prints was made with a Makerbot 3-D printer, then final structural refinements was done on precision CNC machines.
First stage proof of concept prints was made with a Makerbot 3-D printer, then final structural refinements was done on precision CNC machines.
All working electrical circuitry with authentic Apple MFi certified Lightning connector.
All working electrical circuitry with authentic Apple MFi certified Lightning connector.

Follow Us!

Join our community and get the latest updates:

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @qronoDesign
  • Press & Bloggers: please contact us at press@qronoDesign.com.

Risks and challenges

Our top priority is bringing the final production quality to the highest standard. This is one reason we brought our project to Taiwan, home to some of the world’s most experienced manufacturers and suppliers. We work constantly and closely with our suppliers, doing our best to eliminate any potential problems during tooling. Though we have made and tested several prototypes, the production injection-molded parts may still need adjustments to ensure the best fit and finish, and may therefore affect delivery time.



Our electrical engineering team and suppliers have already created working modules (pictured on this page). These components must pass a variety of tests and certifications to ensure a safe and reliable product, and are currently being processed. If we encounter major changes delivery could be delayed, but we are committed to providing updates with the latest information to all Kickstarter Backers. 



We are keeping a close eye on color and trim finishing. Most of the major parts will be painted then coated, creating the perfect design for comfort and grip. We currently have three suppliers lined up, but must wait for the final production stage to decide which supplier can provide the best results. Our experience of more than 10 years in the product and automotive design industry and our experience with this project will empower our final decision.



As this is our first Kickstarter project, we look forward to taking great care with fulfillment. After reading about and learning from others’ fulfillment nightmares, we are our best prepared. We will have at least one back-up supplier for each area to minimize the possibility of delivery setbacks and to ensure all qronoCases get into our Backers’ hands safely and on time.



Creating the qronoCase has been an exciting journey to the fulfillment of a dream. Please support the team by backing our project, or by helping us share this page. We look forward to providing you with qronoCase; thank you for your support!

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    Thank you for supporting our project! Every pledge counts and takes us a step closer to our dream in making this product reality. You’ll receive the latest updates directly from the qronoTeam as well as news on our future plans and products via email.

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    qronoCell

    You’ll get one qronoCell — a 3000mAh power bank that can attach to the qronoCase or be used independently as a slim, portable power bank for other smartphones & USB devices. qronoCell is just 1cm thin, with touch sensors, pulsing LEDs, and the ability to daisy chain. (Estimated retail price $50.)

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    To the handful of supporters first to discover and support this project: LUCKY YOU! You will receive one Timeless Silver qronoCase at an extra-special introductory price. Includes one limited edition Kickstarter-inspired strap. (Estimated retail price $75.)

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    Receive one qronoCase - Core Model. Includes one classic strap plus a limited edition, Kickstarter-inspired strap. We’ll send you a survey at the end of the campaign to make your color selection. (Estimated retail price $75.)

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    qronoCase - Pro Model

    Receive one qronoCase - Pro Model. Includes one classic strap and one qronoCell. Attach the strap for everyday use, or attach the qronoCell for extra power. The qronoCell can also be used independently so you can share the power with your friends. We’ll send you a survey at the end of the campaign to make your color selection. (Estimated retail price $120.)

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    qronoCase - Prime Edition

    Receive one qronoCase - Prime Edition, perfect for frequent flyers and for business use. Includes one classic strap, two qronoCells, and one qronoQue. qronoQue adds the ability to wirelessly charge your iPhone and is compatible with any standard wireless charging station or base. We’ll send you a survey at the end of the campaign to make your color selection. (Estimated retail price $199.)



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    The Prime Collection

    You'll get a collection of five qronoCase - Prime Editions, a bonus set of five additional straps, and FREE shipping. We’ll send you a survey at the end of the campaign to make your color selections.



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    Prime Supporter

    As a Prime Supporter, we would like to invite you to meet in person and spend three days with the visionaries behind the qronoTeam. We’ll demonstrate our philosophy and share with you some insight to our direction and future goals. We would also love to collaborate with you to create your very own, unique color collection of qronoCases, as an exclusive gift to you in appreciation for your phenomenal support. This set will include 5 qronoCase - Prime Edition kits with color combinations tailored to your taste and signed by the team!

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