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By Exumme, LLC
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About this project

BE PREPARED

Advances in technology have made it necessary to ALWAYS carry what many would consider their lifeline - their SMART PHONES.

It is so annoying using your phone when its cold - bringing gloves, jackets, and beanies with you everywhere in anticipation of the weather is so inconvenient.

On a cold night in the hills of San Francisco, the Exumme team devised a way to extend your iPhone's functionality through the first ever titanium hand-warming case!

After we improved on the standard case strength and beauty, we made it unlike any other hand-warmer by giving you control of the temperature through the Exumme App via Bluetooth Low Energy.

BRAINS AND BRAWN

The total package: from functionality to optimum protection, the EMBERCASE sets itself apart from standard bulky and uncomfortable iPhone cases.  Our design is sleek and sophisticated yet strong and durable to safeguard your device against the elements. From the materials and the design to the packaging, the EMBERCASE is also eco-driven, assuring the ecological integrity of our environment.

Doesn't Drain The Phone's Battery

Making heat means you need energy!

Luckily, the EMBERCASE operates independently on its own super - thin circuit and battery, which is chargeable through a Micro USB. In addition to that, the integrated Bluetooth technology requires very little energy to connect the device with the case.

APP

 We wanted the Exumme App to be accessible with a user-friendly interface. Warm your hands with three easy steps; download, sync via Bluetooth Low Energy, and turn on the case.

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE EMBERCASE: AEROGEL INSULATION

The one thing you absolutely DON'T need to worry about is that your phone is protected from the heat of the EMBERCASE (and other sources of heat like the sun). 

We've infused Ceramic Aerogel into our case, which is known as one of the world's strongest insulators. The alumina - silica fibers offer low thermal conductivity, high temperature stability, and excellent resistance to thermal shock. The fibers have a temperature grade of 1260 degrees C (2300 F). That's HOT! 

Check out this video from the Discovery Channel:

 The Aerogel protects the phone from heat incoming from the case and even helps protect against heat from the outside, assuring your iPhone is consistently working at its optimum capacity.

DESIGN

The iPhone is a hardware masterpiece. We didn't want to design a case that infringes on what already is a fantastic platform. We wanted our EMBERCASE to look and feel like the iPhone without sacrificing protection and device stability. 

The EMBERCASE uses commercially pure titanium, which is just as strong as steel, but is much less dense and weighs 40% less, and offers exceptional resistance to corrosion from both water and chemical media. For the base we chose Poly-Carbonate, which has high impact-resistance, high thermal stability and tremendous staying power.

Throughout the developmental process we've emphasized strength and durability, but cut no corners finding components and materials that are as light and comfortable as possible for the user.

*Disclaimer: iPhone 6 case may look different to comply better with Apple's design

EXUMME CARES - HERE'S HOW WE SHOW IT

EMBERCASE was developed with our environment in mind. That is why we've used 100% biodegradable materials and packaged our case in a 100% recyclable and environmentally friendly package made from chip-board. We want to do more than just create a product. Exumme values watching closely over our eco-footprint and leveraging innovative techniques to reduce that footprint. 

DEVELOPMENT AND PROTOTYPING

We have worked day and night to make the EMBERCASE one of the premier protective and functional cases out there. Through each step of the process we have refined and improved on the concept until we perfected and mastered the smartest, hottest iPhone Case.

TIMELINE

WHAT WE WILL USE THE MONEY FOR

- Finalize designs/molds for final production

- Further safety/capacity testing

- Mainstream an assembly line to get the product to you as soon as possible

- Packaging

THE TEAM

Risks and challenges

We’ve developed an innovative smart case, so naturally that process is going to require a lot of preliminary testing and prototyping. When you look at today’s version of the EMBERCASE compared to eight or ten months ago it looks, feels and works differently. Our biggest challenge was trying to find the right balance between functionality and aesthetics. We wanted to optimize the performance of the EMBERCASE without creating this huge and bulky case. After numerous iterations we believe we’ve hit the perfect harmony of protection, functionality and sleekness.

Our manufacturers and suppliers are ready to go. Since the iPhone 6 is just coming out, however, the setup process might take longer than expected, which is why we’ve allowed for an extra month for the delivery of the EMBERCASE for the 6. We will do whatever it takes to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible, and we’ll keep our supporters updated every step of the way.

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    EARLY BIRD GETS THE WARM - Be one of the first to get EMBERCASE (Case, Gorilla Glass, and iPhone App) for iPhone 5/5s and get it at a special price! (Retail $100)

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    90 PROBLEMS BUT COLD AIN'T ONE (iPhone 5) - EMBERCASE (Case, Gorilla Glass, and iPhone App) for iPhone 5/5s at a promotional price! (Retail $100)

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    THE HOT COUPLE (5/5s only) - Mix and match two EMBERCASES for the iPhone 5/5s and get them at our early bird price!

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    THE HOT FAM - Get 5 EMBERCASES (5/5s only) for yourself and your closest family and friends! (Retail $500)

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    SPREAD THE WARMTH - Get 10 EMBERCASES (5/5s only) for a crazy price and get your heat on! (Retail $1000)

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    LET'S GET HEATED! Personalized engraved EMBERCASE and an exclusive meetup for up to 2 with the Exumme team. We will take you around the Siliicon Valley and show you the ins and outs of how we developed the hottest case on the planet.

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