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.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Combo Case, an all year round Multi-Functional Briefcases. Add a personalised touch to your outfits with this stylish Combo Case.
The wool felt and flannel interior has a small pocket to keep cards and keys safe.
Inside you'll find compartments to organise documents, cards and stationery as well as your phone or laptop.
This dependable mix and match compact piece is perfectly sized to carry your belongings and you can have new image whenever you want!
Concept and Design
Development and Engineering
Combo Case 3D Mock Up
Combo Case is now available on Kickstarter with pre-sale pricing to help us launch the Combo Case, with a modest target of $2,000.
Your support will help us pay for setting up manufacturing of Combo Case in Hong Kong, ensuring a local investment in quality and craftsmanship. Post Kickstarter campaign, your support will help us create an e-commerce site and web-presence to get Combo Case into more people's hands. Lastly, it will help us invest in future exploration of new product launches.
Inspired by the hundreds of projects that designers have demonstrated on Kickstarter, we decided that the best way to give back to that inspirational well was by launching a campaign ourselves.
As strong believers in first-hand experiences, we set our expectations low but our ambitions high and set out to learn what it takes turn a conversation into a product. To go from a sketch to a paper prototype, to place an order for yards of fabric, to make production drawings, and then find and work with a master craftsman who could turn our ideas into a working prototype. And then finally go through the excitement of producing a video.
We learnt tons: what it was like to work together, what it takes to launch a Kickstarter campaign and how to tell a simple story about design and manufacturing. Even though this is a simple product, the whole endeavor has taken about three times longer than expected, but easily three times more fun than we thought possible.
Design and Manufacturing Details
Combo Case is a piece of fine craftsmanship, and made from several components. The sleeve itself is designed from a two layers of premium quality wool felt sourced with the outer and the inner layer. All design and prototyping of each Combo Case is hand made and machine stitched in Hong Kong. This handy case is a product of Hong Kong.
After many rounds of prototyping and an open dialog with our local manufacturing partner, we feel confident that this project will be completed on time and your rewards will ship promptly.
High Quality: Detailed with premium quality wool felt exterior and flannel interior provide great protection against dust, scratches and bumps
Smart Protection: Slim fit yet practical, light weight yet durable; keeps laptop tightly in place
Functional Compartments: Additional compartments for documents, cards, stationery, phone and laptop and keep all your essentials in order
Clean Design: Exquisite workmanship and practical design; Environmentally friendly material
Sizes:Combo Case specially designed for 15 Inch MacBook Pro/MacBook Air or most 14/15 inch Laptop. Combo Case Mini specially designed for most tablet or 12/13 inch Laptop. It maybe not fit for all computer due to the variations of the size of different models
The sleeve’s high-quality felt exterior offers your device an important layer of protection. Its interior lining consists of a soft suede fabric that won’t scratch your computer for long-lasting performance.
Holds More than Your Laptop
The laptop sleeve provides a main compartment for your laptop and a second, slightly smaller front compartment for a smartphone, pads of paper, pen, or other similar items. The laptop sleeve also comes with two back pockets for stashing smaller items such as a wallet, earbuds, or ID cards.
10th November - Campaign Begins
30 November - Confirm Material Orders
15 December - Production Starts
20 December - Campaign Ends
03 January - Secondary Quality Checks and Packing
20 January - Ready for Shipping
29 January - Start shipping out
Risks and challenges
We understand that as backers of Kickstarter projects, you are essentially investing your hard-earned money on products that are simply not out yet. We take this section very seriously and want to assure you that we have taken every step from sourcing, manufacturing and distributing into careful consideration so that our product can arrive at your doorstep on time and without any issues.
Production - we are not strangers to challenges that come our way. Challenges have come time and time again for us to overcome and we are proud to say that for this project, We are almost finished. We have saved up almost enough to meet our minimum order requirements, but we are still $2,000 away to make this collection a reality.
Shipping Date - our factory is ready to manufacture the first production and we have given ourselves an adequate amount of time to meet the January 2017 shipment date. If all things run smoothly, you might expect to see yours earlier January.