About this project
Fashion season is almost here. Introducing SmartWallet.
We offer Two Types of Wallets
- Bluetooth LE Locator
- Multi-Function Button
- Integrated Backup Battery
- USB Sync Cable
- iPhone Lightning and Micro-USB Option
- Bluetooth LE Locator
- Multi-Function Button
Compact: All of the hardware is built into the wallet's clip, giving SmartWallet a thin, trendy look.
Tap to Find SmartWallet: If you misplace your wallet you can quickly find it by distance and direction within a 50-150 foot radius.
Press to Find Phone: If you can't find your phone you can press both sides of the clip to make your phone ring, even if it's on silent or vibrate only.
GPS Location: Whenever your wallet gets out of range, your phone will automatically save the last GPS location so you know right where you left it.
Battery Backup: The SmartWallet has a built-in 1000 mAh battery so you can charge your phone up to 66% on the go.
Charging Cable: We have created a specially designed zipper compartment for the cables to hide them when not in use.
Get Alerted: In addition to saving the last seen location of SmartWallet, you will receive a notification on your phone when it goes out of range.
Each of our prototype wallets were carefully handcrafted in Massachusetts from the highest quality leather. We used surgical precision when cutting the leather and stitching seams to ensure elegance while maintaining the sleek design.
Only 99 of our Striped Moonstone edition wallets are going to be produced and will be available to early bird Kickstarter backers only. The back pattern is hand pressed, dyed, and polished to capture the dazzling brilliance of the gemstone the name is derived from.
We founded StreetSmart Brand to create high fashion clothing and accessories. Our inspiration to add the technology that prevents people from losing their wallet and going about their day with a dead smartphone was inspired by the Internet of Things boom and the emergence of wearable technology. It all started with two best friends and a lost wallet.
It all started with our first design:
After a lot of hard work (and numerous prototypes) our final logo design was completed.
Our first pattern cut out for testing.
Making sure all the dimensions fit in our compact design required a keen eye for practical placement of the functional parts.
Our wallet has a unique design to be able to fit our technology inside.
Like finding a needle in a haystack, discovering the ideal leather brings out a smile from Co-Founder Stephen Lamarre.
Cutting our Kickstarter limited edition leather with surgical precision.
Leather all cut up and laid out, our vision was brought to life in our first leather mock ups.
Sand belting the edges, starting up we have to work with whatever resources we can get our hands on and this was how we slimmed the edges.
Co-Founder Samuel Pofcher laying the liner and folding the edges before sewing the wallets together.
Our liner perfectly compliments the high quality leather we used.
Finishing the leather straps for our wallet. Sliding in the BLE/battery encasing.
Handcrafted in our workshop with pride and love.
Our PCB and rechargeable battery are placed inside a polymer encasing which is designed to be a waterproof and slide into the leather strap surrounding the money clip. Our wallet has a multi-function button which is easily programmable using the app, and can be used to make simple actions take place, such as making your smartphone ring when lost.
Micro USB connector with the bare arrangement of the BLE wallet inner workings.
iPhone Lightning connector with the BLE inner arrangement.
The funds will be used to manufacture the wallets, finalize schematics and PCB design to create the manufacturing molds for production. We also will be allocating a good portion of the funding to complete the apps for Android and iOS, firmware, and necessary quality testing once we receive the first batch of sample devices. The remainder of the funds will be used for shipping and order fulfillment. Here is the breakdown:
Founders Samuel Pofcher and Stephen Lamarre are the heart body and soul behind StreetSmart Brand. Their constant innovation and strive for excellence is apparent through the amount of attention spent towards product design. Living in a world that seamlessly integrates highly fashionable wearable's with technology is our combined vision. Creating highly fashionable wearable technologies is only possible when the perfect balance of attention, engineering, and design are in place during the design phase. The combination of Stephen's levelheaded mentality and Samuel's forward thinking fuses together to form the High Fashion - High Tech Movement that is StreetSmart Brand.
Thank you for your support, Kickstarter!
We can't wait to see where this amazing journey takes us and finally be able to make our wallet a reality.
Risks and challenges
We have taken great care to make sure that once we are funded there will be as few obstacles as possible, but there are still a few potential things that could delay our project. The main snag we could run into would be transitioning our finalized schematics and PCB designs into manufacturing molds. We have accounted for these potential delays by allocating two months solely for this portion of our timeline.
Other hurdles we will have to conquer will be in obtaining the proper licensing prior to production and distribution. We will mainly need MFI certification from Apple (for the iPhone Lightning connector), CE, FCC, SIG (Bluetooth certification), and the necessary testing for. We have already accounted for these costs (out of pocket, not included in the KS funding breakdown) and will be working with our manufacturer (already fully certified) to quickly obtain everything.
The final risk associated with delivering on time is logistics, shipping, and collection of backer data at the end of the campaign. We are deciding between a few different turnkey fulfillment services that will be able to handle international shipping quickly and effectively (the idea behind this is to leverage their strengths and expertise so that international orders especially will be sent in the cheapest way possible, so we can reduce/cover import taxes and tariffs on our end).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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