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.
PowerStrip Modular is a revolutionary powerstrip that comes with modular add-on solutions which can be removed from or added to one base adapter as per the connection needs of the users.
Check out below which modules will be available!
PowerStrips Modular for all countries!
PowerStrip Modular in action!
Super easy to click on and off again!
What makes us tick, is helping others, and PowerStrip is just one of many examples of the products and projects we became passionate about. As a small but dedicated team located in the US, Netherlands and China we look for designers who have an aspiration for something but lack the knowhow to make their dream come true.
We came a cross the PowerStrip Modular idea when meeting with a Chinese designer called Dominic. He was keen on doing something about the piles of thrown away adaptors, chargers and other e-tech waste that was lying around in some cities in China.
He came up with the idea of creating a PowerStrip that would include modules that provide universal solutions for day to day necessities.
By making them modular, he could at least contribute partially to the reduction of the piles of e-waste since with this solution, people wouldn't have to throw away the parts they didn't need anymore since they could easily resell them or give them away to people who could still have use for them. After creating his first designs, he needed help getting his product to market...
So we have the idea, the goal, the design, the technical know-how and a team of people that will help bring Dominic's idea to life. Now all that rests is you! The people who will make this dream a reality by supporting us. Not only will you make your life more convenient and future-proof by introducing modular tech into your home, but you will also be a part of a movement that will reduce e-waste throughout the world!
By supporting PowerStrip Modular you will contribute to a community of people that is keen on reducing e-waste. On top of that, by spreading the PowerStrip Modular into the world, we ensure an end to outdated tech as you can always give, sell or send back modules you don't need anymore and we will make sure they find a second home!
That which we have in our hands, we can control. Though with every project, there are always things that are out of your control. Here's what we think could face some bumps in the road:
Timing. Even with the best of estimates, there are always unforseen circumstances that can occur that delay certain processes in manufacturing, distribution, quality control, ... which cause delays.
What we can do about it? Provide a buffer that allows for some delays without you noticing it. All that can come from it is that in the best case scenario, we can deliver things earlier than reported!
Communication. Even though we are hard at work communicating with everyone and answering everyones concern, when a project gets really big, we found that there's a hard time answering every message or mail since a lot of the requests are very time consuming and we have limited resources to deal with those painpoints.
What can we do about it? We are thinking of a solution to provide better support to everyone by better working with the FAQ section and with automated email responses but we still need to figure out the best and most natural way to make sure everyone gets helped in a timely fashion. We know that with the Heng Balance Lamp this is a real challenge for us since we have more than 5000 people reaching out to us but we are working on improving this!
Technical challenges. Creating tech is hard, creating modular tech is even harder. There are many bits and pieces, new functions and modular solutions that have to harmoniously work together in order to ensure a successful PowerStrip Modular.
What can we do about it? Work with the best in the field of PowerStrips. For us that meant working with Allocacoc, their designer experience and know-how of how each and every individual function works for the modules we need, will help us achieve our technologic goals.
Sometimes you happen to be in a situation where you really like the project, would love the product, but there's still something that prevents you from supporting financially. If that's the case, you can still do a whole lot of things to support us! Here are a few examples:
Share our project on any social media, and when we say any, we mean any! Because PowerStrip is for everyone, everywhere in the world. Language barriers restrict us from posting on social medias in Russia, the middle east or South America, but if you know the language and want to support, please do so!
We noticed that the main challenge of the PowerStrip is making it modular and making it available worldwide.
To overcome this challenge, we partnered up with Allocacoc, a brand known for it's amazing PowerCube and other power supplying products. They believe in our ideas and have given us the necessary resources in know-how to ensure that our ideas are feasible.