SteelConnect A - A Fashionable adapter for your Apple Watch.
Brings personalisation to your Apple Watch. Mix & Match your AppleWatch strap/band, simply turn it into a Necklace or PocketWatch
Here comes our third campaign, SteelConnect A for Apple Watch! We started back in early 2014 with Pebble Steel adapter and end the year with Moto360 adapters. It is just so natural for us to create an adapter for Apple Watch. We see the needs for people to have freedom of changing straps in a more affordable way. Our vision are always the same, to create adapters that brings flexibility as well as bridging fashion with technologies.
Apple Watch is not only a smartwatch, it is a revolutionary product that could change how people do things. Payment, Health, Work and almost everything you can imagine could link with this wonderful creation. We are here to make this product more flexible and excited on your wrist.
The whole idea of having SteelConnect A adapters is to create flexibility for Apple Watch users. Changing from leather strap to siliconband, to metalband or even a nylon strap. Its all up to you within seconds.
We love fashiontech. From the very beginning of our first campaign, we are encouraging the idea of mix and matching your Smartwatch with different finishing adapters, straps and anything you could think of (DIY). Everyone are unique, you just need to be yourself! Listen to your heart and wear them confidently on your wrist. (More photos coming soon)
SteelConnect A is inspired by the original adapter on Apple Watch. We had came out with 50 designs and finalise it to this final piece. It is carefully crafted from Stainless Steel blocks. Every pieces took approximately 45mins to machine. Apple Watch is a beautiful and solid artwork, which needed to be compliment with a beautiful adapter. See it closely, the design is an added value to your watch cosmetic and functionality.
The Prototype is made of CNC aluminium. We have very dedicated manufacturer who are ready for the production right after the final tweak when the Apple Watch is in hand.
SteelConnect A-Hook is design to extend the usability and fashion of Apple Watch. There is no boundaries to creativity. With A-Hook, you will be able to wear it as a necklace or pocket watch. We did it before with Moto360 M-Hook, and people simply love it. (More photos coming soon)
Every reward comes with a Complimentary Spring bar Removal & a pair of 22mm/20mm Spring bar. Securely held tide with our signature SteelConnect metal box.
These designs will be the final designs. We had discuss with our manufacturer technical team to come out with a product that are compelling as well as production friendly. With this approach we will manage to control the lead time and reduce the defects. Lesson learned!
Risks and challenges
The Risk is Low.
As mention above, this is our third stainless steel adapters project. We are familiar with the whole process and supply chain. From buying raw material to tooling, production and finishing are all well scheduled. From time to time there will be unforeseen circumstances, however we had manage to fulfil our orders within the time frame that we promise to deliver.
< Product Design >
SteelConnect A is a concept inherit from Pebble SteelConnect & Moto360. We aim to create something that is simple, yet produce flexibility, fashionable and further enhance the already fashionable tech product in the market. The product is design in the way that fuse into Apple Watch and also reduce the process of manufacturing to the minimum. Every curve and angle are carefully design to fit beautifully to the smart watch. In this section, we spent a lot of time researching, developing and designing, passing through times of proofing, revising and numerous tests. Our design team had came out with more than 50s design and came down to this one piece that we think best compliment every aspect. We love it!
< Manufacturing >
SteelConnect A parts are solely made from Stainless Steel materials, it required high level of precision to fabricate. In addition, the high details and angles from our design required more than 6 process to complete. With all the lesson learn from our previous manufacturer, we had manage to secure two reliable manufacturer who are ready to produce SteelConnect A. However we need your support in order to fulfil the MOQ and bulk purchase of the material. We had received very positive feedback from our previous campaign backers. They simply love the quality and flexibility provided by the adapters. This is what motivated us to move forward to create SteelConnect A.
< Fulfilment >
If you knew us from our previous campaign, you will know that we are fully transparent or naked in updating our progress. We carefully reply every comments, message and email that came into our inbox. With previous experience gain, we conservatively estimate the time needed for the manufacturer and packaging, which the purpose is to shipped SteelConnect A to the backers hands in the committal time. In addition, we are very emphasise in first come first serve basis where we prioritise the people that believe and trust in us in the very beginning stage.
< YOU >
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 SteelConnect A 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! FashionTech rocks! Cheers!
APPLE INC IS NOT A PARTICIPANT OR SPONSOR OF THIS PRODUCT AND PROMOTIONS. APPLE WATCH AND STRAPS/BAND ARE NOT INCLUDED. CHEERS!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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