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PlyGo is a 300 g aluminium stand that folds in 25 cm: truly portable, it supports laptops, tablets and books, on tables, beds, sofas...
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What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

 PlyGo, the cool, ergonomic, foldable & portable laptop stand, in a way could also be classified as a UFO, i. e. an Unidentified Folding Object: despite its interest and qualities, very few people know of the existence of this unique, patented, multi-functional, 300 g, 25 cm long stand, and when people see it for the first time, particularly when folded, they often do not fully realize what is it about.

 To summarize, PlyGo is a little-big aluminium stand that folds or gets mounted in 30 seconds, that is stable, durable, portable, foldable, repairable, comfortable, and adaptable to most laptops and other electronic devices, while avoiding their overheating: PlyGo is a plank-free stand, whose little rotating and folding adhesive arms lift up laptops and tablets (and even books), allowing an excellent cooling in the air, and a comfortable, healthy and ergonomically correct utilization on beds, sofas, armchairs and tables.

 This project of funding request is thus launched in order to provide an excellent visibility to PlyGo, a new and very innovative product that, after a few years of life in the form of various prototypes, has recently been produced in the number of 75 stands, making it available for purchase (coloured in black, blue, orange, green and "natural aluminium").

 And this project is also launched in order to get financial support to move ahead as soon as possible with the following production, planned at 200 stands, also thanks to the sale to backers of the previous 75 stands, while further increasing PlyGo' s visibility and availability. 

The target set for this funding request, 5555 Euros, is close to 75 times the selling price established for one PlyGo, which is 65 Euros VAT included plus shipment costs.

Therefore we encourage backers of this project to contribute to the growth of PlyGo by rushing to purchase these 75 PlyGos already available, either fully mounted and ready for use, or still to be assembled (very simple exercise even for those far from being DIY experts); this without neglecting to purchase useful accessories and illustrative material such as the PlyGo adhesive mark and logo, and the high definition image copy of the poster that was in view at the Concours Lépine, during the Paris Fair 2016, where PlyGo was rewarded with a bronze medal.

 A few days after the project launch, three new rewards were added and made available, in order to facilitate people in getting PlyGo stands together with their accessories, or to get an assembled PlyGo together with one still to be assembled, or three PlyGos and accessories in one go, for all those wishing to make gifts.

You can see the pictures of the rewards on offer in the Gallery, within the Production Prototype section.

 

Risks and challenges

The main risk of the project would be to still not to attract sufficient public attention and visibility on PlyGo' s existence and value, so that the efforts in conceiving, designing, patenting, prototyping, testing and producing PlyGo get frustrated by little sales.
The main difficulty in selling PlyGo is that people are not aware that this new and unique product exists, nor aware of its advantages and benefits.

The selling price to the public of PlyGo (about 54 Euros + VAT) may appear high, but PlyGo is a very versatile and high quality product, and the interest of visitors during the Concours Lépine in Paris, and of spectators following the TV appearances of PlyGo in May, indicate that many people would be keen in buying it, from the moment that they have seen it in action.

Producing PlyGo does not present particular difficulties, because there are several approved suppliers for each of the PlyGo' s components, the prices are under control, as is under control the assembly phase and the reproducibility of the excellent quality.

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