This project's funding goal was not reached on October 16, 2013.
About this project
13.56 has been created as a personal wristband that brings control and protection to your smartphone in a single and elegant way.
13.56 becomes part of your body, you can always take it with your and bring technology to your own wrist. Its battery life is endless, you can always use it. Incredible but real.
Designed with order, precision and always with a reason.
The design is something that must help accomplish the objectives that the product must meet, as we have learned through our studies, the design of a product depends on the necessities that have to be covered, defining its conception, in summary, designer in a rational way.
One of our mottos at thriteenfiftysix is one expressed by the architect Mies Van der Rohe: ‘Less is More’, that spoked about minimalism, the reduction of shapes to the elementary forms. We believe in this idea to the extent that we have sign with the motto in our studio.
This project can only come to life with the support of each of you and the way of demonstrating this is by offering incredibly affordable rewards so that everyone can enjoy 13.56.
Depth: 0.1 inches (3mm)
Width: 0.5 inches (12mm)
Weight: 10 g
Main material: natural rubber
Inside material: Aluminium / industrial polypropylene
Energy: no need for battery.
Is essential that 13.56 can be available for anyone, which is way it is available in 5 different sizes.
Why we need you
You are the main motor of this project and your contributions will be destined to:
-injection molds. We have come to see throughout the development of this project, that injection molds are nothing but cheap, and we also need five different mold to carry out this project successfully. The 13.56 prototypes have been made through injection molding thanks to one that we obtained via our university. Through trial and error and with time and a lot of effort we have learned a lot about injection molding to reach the result that you can see in the video.
-component of 13.56. The components and pieces that make up the wristband have to be manufactured with specialized machinery.
-labor cost, use of machinery and manufacture.
-development of the application. Basically to have a gesture with our expert engineer that works with us.
-packaging and shipping expenses, to cover the delivery of 13.56 to a any part of the world.
Where we are. What’s the next
Currently we have one of the five molds that we need, with which we have been working for two months making prototypes. With these prototypes we have been working, making maintenance trials, tests and developing the concept. These prototypes contain all components present in the wristband which is why the results are easily translated to the wristband.
Meet the team
Thirteen.fiftysix was born with the union of four colleagues in the same working group at university. The group work that we have to do in our course means that we spend a lot of time together, which means that we had a lot of time to get to know each other and realized that we had many things in common. The four of us are passionate about gadgets, music and sports; we like to be up to date with technology news and enjoy working hard to surpass oneself and obtain quality results.
Carlos, Pedro, Sergio and Guille study Architecture and we are currently in our third year. This has showed us how to survive times which huge workload, and due to the nature of our course we have a very strong work ethic and dedicate many hours to our work. In addition thanks to our studies we have become experts in obtaining quality designs and a very useful ability to find creative solutions to problems.
Juan Carlos Ruiz is our expert engineer, and he was very excited when we told him our idea to be part of the project. He is finishing his studies in engineering while also being an intern at the IT business Oracle as well as working very hard alongside us.
Alejandro Marín is our audiovisual manager and he is also a colleague in our Architecture course. He is very passionate about film to the extent that this year he is starting his studies in the Barcelona Film School.
The essence of 13.56 rises when the idea that when we are running, most of the time with music, it took a lot of effort to run while trying to reach for your smartphone in order to change the music playing or change the volume.
We decided to find a way that you could do that easily without having to to take out the smartphone from your pocket or armband. It was then that we though that a wristband capable of doing all those thing was necessary. In this same way, we though of also enabling the wristband to make it easier to interact with other just like we do daily with our smartphones.
Way of the future
We believe that NFC and especially the wristband 13.56 is a field with big working possibilities and with numerous applications that can be reached with creativity which is why we encourage all of you to think about new thing we could do and contact us if you have a passionate and crazy idea.
Contact us on, email@example.com
BIG THANK YOU FROM THE TEAM!
Risks and challenges
App software. Before starting the Kickstarter campaign we have developed most of the application getting good results, so we hope that all goes down that road, but we do not claim such as every detail of the final app. In any case not distanced much of what you see. We are experts at getting the same result turning around and going the other way. All tests we have made in Android OS terminals, which we have obtained very positive results, in terms of Windows Phone OS and BlackBerry OS we have verified that is full compatibility unable to reach the depth of android.
NFC technology. All of the product works with the NFC, this is an amazing technology, but some Smartphone do not have a good NFC signal and this could cause difficulty to interact with our wristband 13.56. This is a list of all currently available NFC Smartphone, visit it before purchasing a wristband 13.56 http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list/ If your phone is not listed, please send an email to the team to check your mobile personally.
Quality control and testing. Our team has prepared a project plan scheduled for testing and quality controls approximately 1000 packages 13.56 . In case of reach orders over 1000 packs need extra time to perform the control and testing each package, this could cause a delay in shipments. In this case we will work with teams that we have asked you are able to deal with a greater volume of deliveries.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Thanks to NFC technology. The wristband has two NFC tags inside that sent NFC stimuli to the smartphone. This is the main reason why the user does not need batteries,
Our 13.56 wristband doesn't allow action customization so far. What you can customize at any time is the set of applications within the provided software pack which respond to the NFC stimuli sent by the wristband tags.
You're free to check it in our updates section:
Our applications are thought to run in Android devices that have NFC features so far. Apple does not provide this technology in their iPhones.
13.56 software works with standard Android functionality that most of rooted smartphones should keep.
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