Xl i CON equipped with X-Link TechnologyTM
Xl i CON equipped with X-Link TechnologyTM
iPhone case and dock that equips your phone with a secondary X-Link port and also acts as a portable battery.
iPhone case and dock that equips your phone with a secondary X-Link port and also acts as a portable battery. Read more
About this project
Imagine if you had another port on your iPhone, other than your lightning port, to sync, charge at 2X speed, and connect to other smart devices?? What would you do with 2-times the functionality of an iPhone port?
Xl.i.CON is here to revolutionize the iPhone peripheries/accessories market!
Xl.i.CON is an iPhone case, equipped with our trademarked X-link technology, thereby giving you a secondary port to connect to a variety of smart devices while leaving your standard port free. Connect your iPhone through the magnetic X-link port on your XL Case to a variety of X-link devices. More XL devices to be announced as updates!
The first announced XL device is the XL Power dock which allows wireless syncing and charging through X-link while also acting as a portable battery. Equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy, the XL Power Dock connects you to an application that displays precise battery level readings and has an anti-loss function. Use the application to also toggle charging modes: choose between 2X Speed and charging efficiency.
Xl.i.CON is compatible with iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6 S Plus.
- X-link Technology
Use X-link technology to connect to a number of X-link smart devices including our Xl Power Bank. Developed based on standard USB spec, X-link offers a brand new way to connect your iPhone while leaving your standard port open for more conventional use. The types of potential smart devices that can be connected through X-link technology are endless and many devices are currently in development.
An additional X-link smart device will be announced during our Kickstarter campaign as a stretch goal!!!
X-link technology completely removes the need for cables altogether. The Xl case connects your iPhone via X-link Neodymium magnets, the strongest commercially available permanent magnet in the world. Be done with tangled, missing or frayed cables. Connect your X-link devices to your XL Case via X-link technology directly! This unique X-link technology opens up a world of connectivity as it offers an alternative way to connect your iPhone to other smart devices. What type of device would you like to see as the next X-link smart device??
- Micro USB port
The Xl Case also switches your lightning port to a Micro 5 pin USB port (MFi certified). Micro USB cables are used to connect to every smartphone except the iPhone and are the standard connector for most portable and mobile devices. So we thought, why not have the option to connect with your lightning cable or a micro USB cable? To connect via your lightning port, simply pull off the bottom part of the Xl case.
For our lightning port enthusiasts out there, we will also offer the XL case with a lightning port opening on the bottom.
- Design & Speaker Amplification
The opening on the back of the Xl Case was left unimpeded for the camera, Apple pay, NFC and Bluetooth communication. The volume and power buttons were left exposed to preserve the original click feel on the phone’s buttons. Finally, the speaker enclosure was designed so that it not only maintains existing sound output, but amplifies it.
- Simultaneous Sync & 2X Charge
The Xl Power Dock allows for simultaneous sync and 2X charge. Simply place your iPhone on the Xl Power Dock and it will connect via the X-link magnets. These magnets have enough pull that even if the phone is not placed perfectly, it will pull it into the sockets and begin charging and detaches easily as well.
- Portable Battery
Take the Xl Power Dock with you for an external battery. With an energy charge of 4500 mAh, the Xl Power Dock can wirelessly charge your iPhone 1.7 times in Speed mode and 2.3 times in Eco mode (learn more about charging modes below).
- Xl.i.CON App
The Xl Power Dock also is equipped with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0 controller so power consumption is minimal. Through Bluetooth, you can connect to the Xl.i.CON app for battery life management, toggling charging modes, and an anti-loss alarm.
Battery Life Management:
On the Xl.i.CON app, you can check the battery life of both your iPhone and your Xl Power Dock via Bluetooth. While many external batteries indicate battery life inexactly via s, the Xl.i.CON app displays battery life down to an exact percentage.
With Eco-mode users can decide between charging speed and charging efficiency. We developed a high efficiency DC-to-DC converter and equipped it inside of the Xl Power Dock. Many chargers on the market are highly inefficient and leak energy uselessly. When charging in Eco-mode, Xl.i.CON charges at 95% efficiency making it both eco-friendly and a relief to the user’s energy bills. Toggle between Speed mode (2X charging) and Eco Mode on the Xl.i.CON app.
The Xl.i.CON app also measures bluetooth proximity. When your iPhone is separated a set distance from your Xl Power Dock, you will receive an alert saying "Oops! Leave me now?"
Among the rewards we are also offering an "Xl Dock", which is the same as the Xl Power Dock without the portable battery and Xl.i.CON application functions. This is an option for users who simply want to use Xl.i.CON for charge & sync. Perfect as a docking station for the home and office.
Xl.i.CON’s case shape was designed so that when you grab it, it’ll feel like you’re grabbing a caseless iPhone. The case consists of a top and bottom piece that connect towards the lower part of the phone and matches the rounded curves of the current iPhones. We definitely took size into consideration and the case only lengthens your phone by 1 cm for the USB port.
We believe Xl.i.CON is a great idea that can be extremely convenient to the millions of iPhone 6 series users out there. Our roadmap for future X-link based accessories continues to grow and we're excited to share them with you, but we need your help to succeed.
All it takes is a pledge on Kickstarter and helping spread the word.
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X-link technology opens a whole world of possibility for connecting your iPhone to other smart devices. We at Benchsoft are hoping to develop a variety of smart devices that connect via X-link. Imagine how much you can do with two ports! If you look at the stretch goal section below, you will see that we are developing Xl.i.CON earbuds that will connect via X-link technology. Many many more devices are on the horizon!
Founded in 2012, BenchSoft is dedicated to studying and developing smartphone related accessories that provide a touch of humanity, creativity, and fun. We have a distaste for imitation, and were the first developer of the 2X smartphone charging cable. Our team consists of specialized engineers in the fields of Audio DSP, 2.4 GHz wireless technology, mobile application, and battery operation alongside young marketing experts. At BenchSoft we're always thinking, what's next??
Core Business Areas:
Nearfield Wireless Communication ( Bluetooth Speaker, Headset, ETC.) Audio DSP related Business ( Audio and Sound Signal Processing ) Recharging Smart Phone Battery and Management Technology Mobile App Production( Photo Editing/ Control 3rd Party Accessories)
We believe that crowdfunding is a necessary part of the development stage for a development company. Before releasing our products on the market, we want to test and receive honest feedback from all of you. All of you can help pinpoint areas where we need improving or to find something we're missing to help us raise the quality of our products. We want to show our thanks to those that back us by giving them the opportunity to be the first to receive our products through our crowdfunding campaigns. Crowdfunding allows us to create something together. Xl.i.Con and its affiliated XL devices are not just our products, but something that will be created with the help of all of you.
Mass production of Xl.i.CON will become possible with the money we collect through Kickstarter. We have already finished the developing process and have developed working prototypes. All we need now is your feedback & support. As mentioned above, we also are truly hoping that X-link technology will revolutionize how you connect with smart devices. We will also be using some of the funding and your feedback to develop cutting-edge Xl devices.
Risks and challenges
From a developer and creator's perspective, I would like to say that there are no risks with my product. However, I've never attempted mass production of Xl.i.Con and unexpected issues may arise once we're able to start. Tech products especially with their number of intricate parts may run into hurdles in mass production and not come out precisely as we have shown here on Kickstarter. However, we have full confidence given our current prototype that these deficiencies, if they arise, will not drastically impact Xl.i.Con as a product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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