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Last updated September 20, 2014

A Smartphone Case That Expands Seamlessly Into A Tablet

Slip a Smartphone into this interactive case and the screen seamlessly expands for a tablet experience with communication capabilities.

A Smartphone Case That Expands Seamlessly Into A Tablet

Slip a Smartphone into this interactive case and the screen seamlessly expands for a tablet experience with communication capabilities.

$13,716
pledged of 433 000 $pledged of 433 000 $ goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 20 2014 10:06 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 20, 2014

About

Help us bring this prototype to life.

A decent tablet costs in excess of $300 today. It has great functionality but what we do with them is not much different than what we do with our smart phones. The added monthly expenses of having a tablet that is connected is rather steep. And, the challenge of carrying two devices with you wherever you go becomes cumbersome.

We believe that the solution to this problem is a single device that transforms a smart phone into a fully functional, large touch-screen that can expand (seamlessly) into a tablet. Using the phones operating system and internal electronics, this device will act as a functional phone case when closed and operate as a tablet once opened fully. Now everyone can have a device that allows them a completely immersive tablet experience, freedom from the constraints of managing multiple devices and a single source to manage all of their important data. AND, save some serious money each month.

We have accomplished a great deal in the initial phases of development and they are outlined in the video, We need KickStarter’s help in the development of the product. KickStarter funds will be combined with the funds already brought in from the initial investors so that we can move forward with producing the prototype of this awesome solution.

Exxtreme Kinnexx has retained legal counsel to advise us through the patent process, the establishment of our company, and will continue to advise as we navigate the development of this device. We have experienced business and project management professionals that will work directly with all outside participants to expedite its development as well.

Once we accomplish the initial development, our intent is to seek partners in manufacturing and bring the device to market.

We promise transparency and a public diary to keep our investors apprised of the entire process.

Thank you for your consideration

Risks and challenges

As with any new device that is going to disrupt the market, time is of the essence. Although we have filed for patents, posting this very cool device publicly is going to accelerate the speed in which others will jump into this market.

There are very few electronic components within the device but there are potential hold-ups related to any necessary certifications.
We have a solid business model with contingency plans but there are always unforeseen bumps in the road. We have experienced business and legal consultants that can navigate us when these issues arise.

We have established relationships with experienced project managers to mitigate the risk of delays by material suppliers and to ensure quality control is adhered to at all facets of the production cycle.

If any unpredicted problems arise, we will make sure to let our backers know as soon as possible.

Our Production Plan is as follows:

Once funding goal is achieved we will enter into agreements with appropriate designers and developers.

PRODUCTION PLAN:
Our primary areas of focus in the development will be:
• Performance
• Durability
• Appearance
• Production on a large scale
In terms of performance, the Exxtreme Kinnexx device will be, at first, a phone case capable of holding smartphones up to a certain width/height. (We expect the phablet size devices to be too large to fit) Additionally, we anticipate the device to operate as an extension of the screen of the smartphone within the case. (We aim for zero lag-time between the devices) utilizing the MOS (mobile operating system) already operating on the end users smartphone.

Durability is the most important area of detail in the development. For the body, we will work with composites that provide strength, work well with electronic components, and are essentially lightweight. The surface touch screen, as well as the retractable touch screen, must be rigid yet offer some level of flexibility as they will be interconnecting frequently. As this is, at first, a case, we will develop it to exceed standard mobile phone durability standards.

The appearance of the Exxtreme Kinnexx device is a critical component to its success. Fortunately (or unfortunately), there are many variations to how this device can be delivered to the end user. As long as we stay within the defined parameters of the necessary sizing we can create a number of functional (and exotic) designs. Our initial prototype will be very similar to the designs within the presentation/video. Nonetheless, we are opening a final decision to the prototype designs up to you as part of the funding rewards.

Production on a large scale is where this becomes a no-brainer…. The Exxtreme Kinnexx device utilizes few electronic components. Additionally, the components used in the device are inexpensive when purchased wholesale. Customization occurs in few areas so the overall design/functionality remains constant. We firmly believe that we can bring this product to market (for the end user) for under $90 retail with limited production quantities.

We have completed much of the busy-work at this point.
• Extensive research throughout each phase of the development of the concept in terms of market readiness and market acceptance
• Research into the economic impacts in manufacturing and usage
• Interviewed several engineering firms
• Identifying the necessary materials,
• Created the schematics (ranging from the body, the sliding screen, fluid-like spring-loaded interlocking technology, screen connectivity, and device connectivity)
• Requirements / Certifications identified

We are prepared to navigate through production of the working prototype timeline as follows:

October 2014 – Complete funding
November 2014 – Officially onboard the Engineering Manager that has been offering pro bono consultation through this point.
December 2014 - enter into agreements with (already vetted) machine design / electronic engineering / electromechanical design firms.
March 2015 – with multiple operational devices now ready, we will run a full battery of validation and testing for the necessary certifications that this device will require.
May 2015 – We expect to have a fully functional smartphone case / expandable tablet ready to go into production.

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