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AerosBy Aeros
First created
AerosBy Aeros
First created
€13,942
pledged of €70,000pledged of €70,000 goal
69
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 16 2018 7:07 AM UTC +00:00

About

ZEN is the unique combination between innovative design and usage simplicity. The essential oils are directly dispensed from the bottle to help you benefit from dry aromatherapy. Back to basics: no need for an app or complicated program to set it up, just use your finger and enjoy !

Turn the handle...
Turn the handle...
...for the desired timing
...for the desired timing
Same metrics as any clock
Same metrics as any clock
Press on the panel if you want to stop it
Press on the panel if you want to stop it

Once the product is working, the handle takes back its original position. It takes 60 minutes for a full turn.

50 minutes running !
50 minutes running !
Insert the bottle
Insert the bottle

Most 5 or 10ml essential oil bottles, with screw caps, found in store are compatible with ZEN. For your convenience ZEN comes with an empty 5ml glass bottle which can be filled with your desired aroma.

Note: not all essential oils used with ZEN or other diffusers are necessarily good for your health when diffused. Please read the labels carefully before using and contact a professional if you have any further questions.

Through his LED lights system, ZEN also offers a warm atmosphere when running in the dark.

ZEN light therapy
ZEN light therapy

ZEN is also much more efficient than classic ultrasonic diffusers:

ZEN will be offered in a number of colors and designs to help it fit in with its surroundings. Accessories such as ceramic cover and handles will also be sold separately in case you want to change it up

ZEN plain colors
ZEN plain colors
Possibilities are endless
Possibilities are endless

TECH

ZEN is a very efficient and low consumption nebulizer. It can be used in rooms up to 20 square meters (215 square feets).

Specifications
Specifications

Note: ZEN is provided with a USB cord that to be plugged into a power source, such as a computer, a portable charger, a power adapter, etc.

PRINCIPLE: the essential oils are dispensed in tiny particles through the small hole in the wooden panel.

ZEN is a dry diffuser, meaning it does not need water to function. ZEN uses the Venturi effect as shown below.

ZEN working principle
ZEN working principle
ZEN white version
ZEN white version
ZEN Japan blue version
ZEN Japan blue version
ZEN @ Herengracht
ZEN @ Herengracht

BUDGET

Big part dedicated to tooling and first batch !
Big part dedicated to tooling and first batch !

TIMELINE

Shipments planned end of October
Shipments planned end of October

DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

Japanese ZEN garden illustration
Japanese ZEN garden illustration

"I draw the inspiration from the Japanese zen garden, in which, rocks are placed upright like mountains. White sand represents water, emptiness and distance. The top of the diffuser recreates a zen garden. The handle symbolizes a mountain, and the carved wood surface represents water. When you turn the handle, all the visual elements will turn into smell. This will be a trigger for your imagination. The other basic concept of the design starts from the observation of how people interact with scents. I find that no matter what you are doing -- aroma therapy or you just want fresh air in your space -- the most important factor of the whole experience is TIME. Therefore, I designed a clock like timer on the top of the diffuser, trying to make the user experience easy , smooth and precise. Every time you look at the diffuser, even when you are far away from it, you can easily see how long it’s been working and how much time is left." 

                                                            Yves ZHANG, ZEN product designer

ZEN - Working on concept
ZEN - Working on concept
ZEN - Work in progress
ZEN - Work in progress
Francois & Yves checking parts for the second prototype
Francois & Yves checking parts for the second prototype

TEAM 

Vincent owns a digital publishing company and is an expert in product marketing and merchandizing.  He worked several years in Europe and China as a boarding school teacher.  He loves literature, cryptomoney and good wine. Who could blame him ;-) ?

Francois is the one with the engineering background. He spent half of his career in China where he worked in production, sourcing & quality. He likes movies, cooking and a good boat cruise on the Amsterdam canals.

Yves is THE product designer. Graduated from Central St Martin's design school in London, Yves worked for different industrial and retail companies in consumer electronics. But what's important to him are his two cats Georges & Michael as well as his Netflix account :-)

STRETCH GOALS

We prepared nice stretch goals to accesorize our rewards ! Go Backers, we can make it !

STRETCH GOAL 1
STRETCH GOAL 1
STRETCH GOAL 2
STRETCH GOAL 2
STRETCH GOAL 3
STRETCH GOAL 3

CONTACT

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns feel free to contact us at contact@aerosgroup.com

Thank you to everyone who has made this project possible. We wouldn’t be here without our families and friends from around the globe who have provided us with enormous support!

Risks and challenges

As we already went through several stages of prototyping and testing, we can consider the product 99% mature and there might just be small adjustments to perform to make it perfect.

The factory we work with are experts of this technology and the timeline was defined with them to make sure we wouldn't be too optimistic. But we can never be sure 100% about any problem that could occur :-)

Our remaining challenges are on the roll out phase and our need to find distributors accross the world. And for that, we need you!

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    Thank you!

    Thank you for your contribution to ZEN project !

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    Support AEROS !

    Thanks for your support and joining our community !

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    EARLY BIRD - ZEN WHITE color

    One ZEN aroma oil diffuser - WHITE version. Includes:
    - Aroma oil diffuser
    - White ceramic cover
    - USB cable & EU or US adapter,
    - Essential oil glass bottle (to prepare your own mixes)
    Retail price: 99 €

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    EARLY BIRD - ZEN JAPAN BLUE color

    One ZEN aroma oil diffuser - JAPAN BLUE version. Includes:
    - Aroma oil diffuser
    - Japan blue ceramic cover
    - USB cable & EU or US adapter,
    - Essential oil glass bottle (to prepare your own mixes)
    Retail price: 99 €

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    ZEN WHITE color - to NL FR BL

    One ZEN aroma oil diffuser - WHITE version. Includes:
    - Aroma oil diffuser
    - White ceramic cover
    - USB cable & EU or US adapter,
    - Essential oil glass bottle (to prepare your own mixes)
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    ZEN JAPAN BLUE color - to NL FR BL

    One ZEN aroma oil diffuser - JAPAN BLUE version. Includes:
    - Aroma oil diffuser
    - Japan blue ceramic cover
    - USB cable & EU or US adapter,
    - Essential oil glass bottle (to prepare your own mixes)
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    ZEN SET - 1 WHITE + 1 JAPAN BLUE colors

    Two ZEN aroma oil diffusers - 1 WHITE + 1 JAPAN BLUE version. Includes:
    - 2 aroma oil diffusers
    - Japan blue ceramic cover
    - White ceramic cover
    - 2 sets of USB cable & EU or US adapter,
    - 2 essential oil glass bottles (to prepare your own mixes)
    Retail price: 198 €

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    Aromatherapy AMSTERDAM trip

    Come to Amsterdam to discover the city and the benefits of essential oils. Includes:
    - Set of 5 ZEN offered (colors of your choice among the available ones)
    - Plane tickets
    - Accomodation for 3 days
    - 1 spa session

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Funding period

- (30 days)