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Justin AmoyalBy Justin Amoyal
First created
Justin AmoyalBy Justin Amoyal
First created
$5,522
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
33
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 8 2018 10:00 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

Hi Everyone! 

To all of you, like us, out there who are tired of arguing over the covers at night, we've created the PERFECT solution which will put an end to all those chilly arms and legs while providing a cozy comfort each and every night for you and yours!

Our 5-star quality duvet and comforter set (2 duvets/2 comforters within), available in King and Queen, simply snaps apart via a vertical seam between users to keep each of you continually covered! The snaps are hidden and will go unnoticed while you sleep your way to pure bliss each night! 

We have utilized an Iterative design process with many testers a long the way! Initially starting with 3D renderings of our idea, we soon began prototyping and turning myside Comforters into a reality! Throughout the process we discovered many requirement changes via user interaction and honestly just common sense for some! Some of the major changes and updates are listed below but check out our prototype gallery for a more in depth view!

  • Snap Type & Attachment Method: Our first prototype utilized small-sized snaps clipped on by hand, that proved to be insufficient, frequently ripping as our testers would pull opposing sides of the comforter. We tested magnets, which attracted to the wrong snaps and took users an exceedingly longer amount of time to re-make the bed. Velcro proved to be uncomfortable for users, and was too loud when separating. Eventually we began discussing this issue with our manufacturer and they suggested using hand-sewn snaps. These snaps are silent, and provide a perfect balance between the strength to hold together and the ease of unsnapping.
  • Distance Between Snaps: Once the type and method of attaching the snaps was decided on, the distance between snaps became an obvious issue. It was clear that while under the covers, users felt uncomfortable with the amount of space between them. That wasn't the only issue either as the excess space between snaps made the bed look odd when it was made. This was a difficult issue to solve because the closer the snaps were together, the harder it was to just pull one side of the comforter and unsnap them all. After adjusting and testing, and adjusting and testing some more, we eventually found that shrinking the space to 7" solved these issues and worked perfectly!

Our product is marginally larger, while still aesthetically pleasing on a made bed, than your average King or Queen comforter set. This allows for maximum coverage for both partners with plenty of room to spare! Our product easily snaps back together to complete a made bed each morning and certainly does not require unsnapping for those more romantic evenings! 

Guys, our quality is impeccable and our product is such a super simple solution to the argument, "Who's side is who's?!" - If you don't believe us, take a look at how European couples have been sleeping like logs for an innumerable many years now! Not only that, our product offers a more pleasing look than two twin comforters, it's less expensive to purchase as one full set, and lends itself to use as one or two pieces depending on your mood!

Scandinavian Sleep Style - Two Duvets

Two Duvets, One Bed

Purchase yours now and put an end to all the tugging over the covers! 

Risks and challenges

So far so good! To address risks and challenges, at this point, we really would need to look to the future and focus on inventory. With our founder's backgrounds in design and fabrication and our rock solid relationships with our partners that will be producing the product, the freight forwarders handling our shipments, and our warehousing capabilities, we feel very confident in streamlining the process!

However, our main challenge would be inventory and additional color options! Like many start-ups, we need help accumulating the capital that it takes to purchase the minimum quantity of 300 units and start delivering actual product to our consumers (you guys!). In order to achieve our goal and "proof of concept," we ask our Kickstarter family to "invest" in our product by purchasing one as we collect our pre-orders! In turn, to thank you for your initial support, we've knocked off $30 per unit from what we plan on using as the retail (In-store) price!

Once we've proven that you love em', our job of collecting more capital to stock our shelves and sell our product in many various colors and patterns without any wait will be made much easier!

Thanks for your help in advance, and sleep tight!

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Myside Support Pledge

    You won't receive an actual duvet/comforter set, but that doesn't mean we love you any less! We will mention you on a Facebook shoutout once our campaign is over!

    Everything helps and we thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $179 or more About $179

    Early Bird Special - Queen Size

    (2) Attachable/Detachable High Thread Count Duvet Covers To Fit One Queen Size Bed
    (2) Internal Down Comforters To Fit One Queen Size Bed

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    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    Early Bird Special - King Size

    (2) Attachable/Detachable High Thread Count Duvet Covers To Fit One King Size Bed
    (2) Internal Down Comforters To Fit One King Size Bed

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Embroidered Duvet Cover & Comforter Set

    The ultimate myside Comforter! We will embroider 2 names on the myside Comforter, one on each side!

    (2) Attachable/Detachable High Thread Count Duvet Covers To Fit One King Size Bed
    (2) Internal Down Comforters To Fit One King Size Bed

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Funding period

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