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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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    Pledge €2 or more About $2.26

    Electronic HD image of PlyGo Poster

    High definition TIF or BMP image of the Poster shown during the Concours Lepine 2016 at the Paris Fair, where PlyGo got a bronze medal. Will be sent electronically to backers

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    PlyGo Adhesive Logos

    The adhesive logos that go on PlyGo stands comprise the original complex logo and the name PlyGo in the orange and green colours.

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    Accessories, for books and height

    These additional accessories consist of two thin and transparent plastic shapes used to hold the pages of books, and of two 30 mm long spacers, to either increase the height of the stand arms, or to hold books over such spacers.

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    Pledge €8 or more About $9

    Accessory to avoid velcro strips on PC

    Two little removable plates covered by expanded rubber, that on one side adhere to the velcro-covered arms of PlyGo, and that on the other become the new contact surface to support laptops, without the need on sticking velcro strips on the laptop bottom.

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    Pledge €54 or more About $61

    All components of a stand, for assembly

    Aluminium bars to be assembled by buyers are available in blue, black, green and "natural aluminium" (although, depending on demand, some colours may not always be available). Will arrive together with all the other components (screws, knobs, velcros, rubbery feet..., usually in black), and the assembly instructions, inside the standard PlyGo' s packaging tube.

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    Pledge €64 or more About $72

    A fully mounted PlyGo stand

    These ergonomic, foldable and portable PlyGo stands for laptops, tablets, books... for various usage situations, will be produced in blue, black, orange, green and "natural aluminium" (although, depending on demand, some colours may not always be available). PlyGo will arrive assembled and folded into its standard packaging tube, ready for use.

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    Pledge €74 or more About $84

    A fully mounted PlyGo + all accessories

    The ergonomic, foldable and portable PlyGo stand for laptops, tablets, books... and various usage situations, will be produced in blue, black, orange, green and "natural aluminium" (although, depending on demand, some colours may not always be available): it will arrive folded and ready for use, and its package will also contain the accessories for book and height, and the accessories to avoid Velcro strips on PC.

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    Pledge €114 or more About $129

    A mounted PlyGo + one to be assembled

    The ergonomic, foldable and portable PlyGo stand for laptops, tablets, books... and various usage situations, will be produced in blue, black, orange, green and "natural aluminium" (although, depending on demand, some colours may not always be available): this reward will consist of one PlyGo folded and ready for use in its standard packaging tube, plus another packaging tube containing all the components of a second PlyGo still to be assembled (aluminium bars, screws, knobs, velcros, rubbery feet..., and the assembly instructions); this reward will be particularly convenient in terms of value offered, optimized shipping costs, possibility of selecting two different colours and of checking the correct assembly of the PlyGo still to be assembled on the one already assembled.

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    Pledge €204 or more About $231

    3 PlyGos + accessories for book & height

    These ergonomic, foldable and portable PlyGo stands for laptops, tablets, books... and various usage situations, will be produced in blue, black, orange, green and "natural aluminium" (although, depending on demand, some colours may not always be available): these three PlyGos will arrive together, assembled, folded, ready for use, each of them into its own packaging tube containing also the accessories for book and height; this reward will be particularly convenient in terms of value offered, optimized shipping costs and possibility of selecting up to three different colours.

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Funding period

- (33 days)