Stretch Goal Added:
The reward for the stretch goal is TWO weeks estimated delivery time! We will ship you CiFer TWO weeks after the campaign is ended if we reach the £2,000 stretch goal. We can then place a larger order and request our local UK supplier to fast track our order and the CNC machine process.
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"Ok, maybe you don’t need it, but you want the CiFer. Admit it". - Brian @ Industry Outsider
Introducing you to ... CiFer the best unbreakable 6-in-1 card tool.
We want to create something that helps you perform six of the most common daily tasks yet it fits right into your wallet.
CiFer is made from carbon fibre, a material that is used in spacecrafts, racing cars and sports equipments. The extremely affordable CiFer has high tensile strength, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, low thermal expansion and is very light.
CiFer in action:
1. Smartphone stand
2. Bottle opener
3. Cable management
Everything in one elegant product - CiFer
Extremely durable. So, here is the question - WILL IT BLEND?
In order to bring fairness to this test, we spent a good amount of £49.99 (approx. $75USD) on a quality Kenwood blender.
Let's see how tough CiFer is
After over 10 seconds of battle, the result:
The blender is broken into bits and pieces.
Despite a bit wear out at the corner, CiFer is still more or less intact compared to the blender. The verdict: CIFER FOR THE WIN!!!
Do everything with CiFer
Repair your furniture, your bike and other things that you love
Bring CiFer everywhere
It is this light
Thanks to the extremely durable yet ultra light material - carbon fibre, CiFer only weights as much as two credit cards (11-12 gram).
CiFer works with most right-angle-edged smartphones
Share the fun and joy with your loved ones
Never miss any happy moment with your family
Perfect for outdoor
Premium material - no cutting corners
There WILL NOT be any kind of fibreglass, eGlass, perfomanceGlass (or however other suppliers call it) backing layer.
We will use a top layer of 2/2 Twill wave 200gr/sqm carbon fibre which is 0.27mm thick followed by 3 layers of 2/2 Twill wave 650gr/sqm carbon with a thickness of 0.6mm. This gives a final thickness of 2.07mm and the best possible strength. The thin (0.27mm) carbon fibre fabric gives you the perfect looking finish and the addition layer of thin carbon provides a lot of support (reinforcement).
0.27mm 2/2 twill wave 200gr/sqm carbon fibre
0.6mm 2/2 twill wave 650gr/sqm carbon fibre
The carbon fibre sheets, that CiFer use, are made by Resin Infusion process, ensuring the right resin/fabric ratio for outstanding bubble free look and great structural performance. After the curing period every single part is hand finished, ensuring the best possible quality.
We have decided to make CiFer even more special by enabling two different finishings. On the front side side, CiFer has glossy shinny finish. This provides you with the elegant look. On the back side, CiFer has the original carbon fibre finish. This gives you a real touch of the carbon fibre that we believe you will love.
Designed and Made in UK
We have come this far to bring CiFer to you.
Mid May - Early June 2013: Idea consolidation
Early June - Mid Aug 2013: CAD models building, early prototyping
Mid Aug - Mid Oct 2013: Prototype refining
Mid Oct - Early Nov 2013: Preparation for Kickstarter project
Mid Nov - Late Dec 2013: Kickstarter project
Late Dec 2013 - Late Jan 2014: Raw material sourcing
Late Jan 2014 - Mid Feb 2014: Manufacturing
Mid Feb - Late Feb 2014: Quality control and reward fulfilment
The dream team
Product designer - Maximilian Huber, Jonathan Lai, Yiu Yin Yau
Jon Day, Sarah Arti, John Lumley, Victor Pitisongswat, William Pitisongswat and Ming Pitisongswat
Dr. Derek Fung
Photos editing - Yiu Yin Yau
Videos editing - Sega Quang
Special thanks to:
Pitisongswats and Reevoo for providing photo and video shooting venue.
Risks and challenges
There are always risks and challenges in this type of project because it's never been made before. We made plenty of mistakes on our last project but we have learnt a lot from our last project and are more experienced now. There will always be potential delays and unforeseen difficulties that come up with a new product.
A major challenge is to keep the cost down. CiFer is made from carbon fibre which requires high level of precision and care at each step. The prototyping gave us a very thorough understanding of the places we need to have streamline the process and produce the case at our target cost.
2. Time constraint:
Another challenge is that we need to juggle everything because we are all full time students/workers. However, because we truly love what we do, that's why we work so hard to bring CiFer to you. We will try our best to meet the expected delivery date.
3. Design and manufacture:
We all love CiFer, and I hope you do too. We put in quite a substantial amount of resources to refine the prototypes. However, it is another story when it comes to mass production. There may be small adjustments and changes to be made to accommodate the machine. We will try to keep this to minimal or, even better, zero.
Customs in different countries may cause delay. We do not expect to see it, but there is a possibility.
Taking into account the risks and challenges, we will be giving our best effort to try to exceed expectations and deliver your high quality CiFer in a timely manner.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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