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High-performance umbrellas that connect seamlessly to your phone. Never lose your umbrella again!
High-performance umbrellas that connect seamlessly to your phone. Never lose your umbrella again!
964 backers pledged $105,336 to help bring this project to life.

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We’re back on Kickstarter!

Last year, you supported our vision to create the world’s strongest umbrellas with the most advanced technology. Together, we brought to life something really new—a “smart” umbrella that you could sync to your phone. Once connected, the umbrella would send you a reminder if you accidentally left it behind. Sleek, strong—and never lost. We called it the Davek Alert umbrella.

2 New Alert Umbrellas     

And now we are back—with two new models: The ALERT MINI & ALERT GRANDE.


     

Alert Mini: An unbelievably small version of the original Alert model, the Alert Mini will fit in literally any compartment, from a handbag, clutch or pants pocket. Measures only 7 inches when closed.  The Loss Alert technology is embedded into the handle.

With 5 colors to choose from:      

Alert Grande: The original Alert’s big brother—the Alert Grande features a massive 55” arc-diameter canopy when open, offers the ultimate coverage in a storm. It's REALLY big. Like the original Alert, the corrosion resistant frame is incredibly strong and built to endure nature’s worst.     

Loss Alert technology: How it works      

Hidden in the handle of each sleek umbrella is a tiny “beacon chip." This chip broadcasts a silent signal, read by your smart phone. By connecting the chip to your phone, we’re able to build an invisible leash between your umbrella—and you.

Once activated, the umbrella will automatically connect to your phone within seconds when you pick up the umbrella. Now, if the distance between the chip and your phone exceeds a certain distance—30 ft or so—the umbrella would send a reminder to your phone. Never forget your umbrella again!      

The beacon chip is powered from a plain coin cell battery, easily available at any hardware or drugstore. It's designed to go into sleep mode when not in use, so a single battery will last 1+ years (depending on use). The battery is easily replaceable.      

Set up     

Setting it up is easy. Download our free app on your phone (via Apple App store or Google Play). Simply hold the umbrella near the phone for 10 seconds. The umbrella will automatically connect. You can easily turn the alert off or pause it for the day.

A New App Feature: “Last Known Location”     

Can’t remember where you last left your umbrella? Activate the new “Last Known Location” feature on the app—it will be happy to show you where you left it last. Never lose your umbrella again!

Built to Endure

The secret of a Davek umbrella's strength lies in its unique frame construction and uncommon combination of steel, fiberglass and aircraft-grade aluminum. Each frame system features a unique balance between rigidity and flexibility which we call the 90/10 flex ratio: the rigidity to resist 90% of all natural wind and the flexibility to revert back unharmed for the rest.

Specs    

Timeline     

A SHOUT-OUT to these 3 talented guys:     

Main video production:  Michael Hammond (www.storyboardgroup.com)

Video consulting, copywriting:  Bruce Luchsinger (bruce@bruceluchsinger.com)

Photography:  Simon Jutras (simon@simonphotography.com)

Risks and challenges

After successful delivery of our first project, we feel pretty confident this time around and have taken all necessary precautions to ensure we have a successful project. Like our first project, we will keep you updated throughout the process.

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