About this project
The World first Connector & Holder for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
A year ago we asked for your help. We wanted to create an adapter that could reduce cracked back and improve the way you wear your smart-watch. Thanks to your support, we did it! SteelConnect adapters are now being used by thousands of customers around the world, providing ease and elevate the fashions on your wrist.
Now we want to take the next step to create a connector and holder between Apple Pencil and iPad Pro. They are now more connected than ever. Quarter is designed to bring ease to dedicated users.
Quarter Cap is design to reduce the direct impact on the tip, from accidental damage. It is made of transparent high grade Silicone, making sure that we remain the simple aesthetic of Apple Pencil.
Our product team had spend hundreds of hours, day and night to produce a simple yet functional pieces of art work. There is a complication concerning minimum size with maximum functionality. We gone through plenty of prototypes and test. The approach is to create a tethering devices between two, as well as providing extra functionality. This is a creation an artwork which contributes into four attributes, this is how the name Quarter came by. Nothing fancy, it's simply functional and cool. XD
Everything started from an ideas, following with pencil sketching, 3D drawings and than prototyping. Through out the design stage, we printed out many prototypes for product testing. Our Ultimaker Original 3D printer had been serving us faithfully! All the functions are tested and measured accordingly. Once we received the genuine iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, we will make a little adjustment on the dimensions and it is good to go. Our supplier is ready to fabricate a smaller mould to cater our initial small volumes. We should able to see the final samples as soon as we hit the goals.
Lets check out how Quarter functions!
Now you got your iPad Pro and Apple Pencil! Hmm...how do i carry them along by not missing the smaller ones? Fairly simple by connecting Quarter in to your charging port, then slide the Apple Pencil in. Worry not! It is tight enough to hold your Apple Pencil firmly. You may carry them with you on the go, or place it in your bag and withdraw them as ONE without hassle. Simple as that.
When you are inserting text, typing or using your finger freely with your iPad Pro, simply place the Apple Pencil back to Quarter. It will hold firmly. Just remove your Apple Pencil anytime you need it.
Can you still use Quarter when you are charging your iPad Pro? Definitely a yes! With just little twist and you can use Quarter as a holder again while you are working with your Apple Pencil.
Where should you keep your Apple Pencil Cover/Lid, when you are charging it? Things that is tiny tends get miss placed easily. Quarter reserved a seat and make sure that your Lid will never get missing. It is securely seated, worry free.
A diagram to show all the function of Quarter!
Quarter parts are made from Silicone materials, it requires high level of precision to fabricate. Our team ensure that we only produce hazard free and quality products. With all the lesson learn from our previous manufacturer, we had manage to secure reliable manufacturer who are ready to produce Quarter. There is where we need your support in order to fulfil the MOQ in bulk purchase of the materials. Simple math, in reducing the cost and providing the most reasonable market price for our honourable backers and customers. We had received many positive feedback from backers of our previous campaign. They love the quality and flexibility that SteelConnect adapters had provided. Your support is what motivate us to move forward and created Quarter. The next product funded by you ;)
60% Moulding 20% Raw Materials 20% Packaging & Shipping
If you've get to know us from our previous campaign, you will know that we are fully transparent and is almost naked (oops) in updating our working progress. We carefully reply every comments, messages and email that came into our inboxes. With previous experience gained, we conservatively estimate the time needed for the productions and packaging, which the purpose is to shipped Quarter to the backers in a committed time. In addition, we are very emphasise in first come first serve basis where we prioritise backers that had supported us us from the early stage. We have secured contract with reputable international express shipping company as well as affordable national courier, to cope with different shipping demands.
Shipping will commence by the end of December. We’d like to share a little bit more about our shipping experience. For you will know when to expect your rewards. International shipping is available other than Israel (both Fedex & standard shipping is not available) and Ukraine (Only Fedex is available). All tax & duties are not included. Standard International shipping (GBP 3)usually takes 2 - 3 weeks to transit to your destination country. Excluding customs clearance. Most of the country took about 2 - 3 business days for clearance while Mexico, India, Canada, Australia, Sweden, and Indonesia took 2 - 3 weeks for clearance. A tracking email will be sending to you once it is shipped.
Fedex option will be offering for upgrade at the end of the campaign.
Risks and challenges
The Risk is minimal. This is our forth campaign with Kickstarters. We are familiar with the whole process and supply chain. From buying raw material to tooling, production and finishing are all well scheduled. Yes! From time to time there will be unforeseen circumstances, however we managed to fulfil our orders within the time frame that we promised to deliver. We will keep ourself transparent throughout the progress and we are open to any comments and suggestion. This is a crowdfunding projects, thank you for making SteelConnect & Quarter a better brand and product.
Its all about you. With every experience and effort that we pour in, we need you to come in and support us to make this a success. This is never a one men show, its the power of the community that bring the entrepreneurship and innovation to the next level. The bottom line, we think the biggest challenge will be spreading Quarter to the world. We hope that by using the power of social media, it will be shared out to every corner of the world within our campaign timeline. Please join us in the walk towards a better life! You rocks! Cheers!
APPLE INC IS NOT A PARTICIPANT OR SPONSOR OF THIS PRODUCT AND PROMOTIONS. APPLE IPAD AND APPLE PENCIL ARE NOT INCLUDED. CHEERS! HAPPY FUNDING!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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