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.
The lock mechanism has been perfectly designed to organize your keys and keep them secure.
Streamlined design to eliminate the bulk of traditional keychains while keeping your keys organized and easily accessible.
Available in a range of finishes and colors to match your personal style, no matter the occasion.
Standard keychains are big and bulky, and how many of us have broken a nail trying to slide our keys around a keyring? If you regularly use several keys, keychains can become noisy and cumbersome, and even damage your pockets. But what if you could carry a compact and stylish key organizer without the bulk or noise? LINKEY is the product you’ve been waiting for.
We’ve set out to design a totally new way to carry and organize your keys, with a dual focus on form and function.
LINKEY is practical and secure and comes in a wide range of interchangeable styles and finishes to suit your personal taste.
We’ve designed LINKEY to address the issues we’ve experienced with standard keychains to bring you the highest-quality product possible.
In the design and manufacturing process, we’ve taken into consideration:
It all started with an idea. We sketched out several versions before we found the design we loved. Then, we created a virtual model to map out all the features of LINKEY. Finally, we prototyped LINKEY to explore any design improvements before the manufacturing process.
LINKEY started as a rough sketch on paper, to define the proportions and aesthetic elements.
The lock mechanism was engineered around the concept, taking into account functionality, stability, and durability.
A raw, functioning version of LINKEY was built to test the design prior to production.
A LINKEY to fit your personal style. We know that form is just as important as function, so we made LINKEY available in a variety of beautiful materials to match your unique taste.
LINKEY bands are interchangeable as well, so you can mix and match according to how you’re feeling in the moment.
ORGANIZED – No more fumbling for your keys! LINKEY keeps all your keys organized and easy to access. Easily grab the right key you need, when you need it.
ELEGANT– Carry your keys in style, no matter the occasion.
DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND– The perfect blend of strength, durability, and function.
FLEXIBLE – Adjustable with a capacity of 2-8 keys & accessories.
QUIET – No more jingling.
CUSTOMIZABLE – Mix and match to fit your style on any day.
BUILT-IN LED FLASHLIGHT – A great spare flashlight in a pinch!
BOTTLE OPENER – You’ll get to be everyone’s hero at your next party.
LINKEY will accommodate all keys/accessories with a minimum hold diameter of 3mm and a maximum of 80mm length x 2.5mm depth.
LINKEY has been meticulously designed to solve problems we’ve all faced with trying to keep our keys accessible and organized. We’ve invested a ton of time and energy into creating an amazing product, but now we need your help to take our idea to production. Our goal is to provide everyone with a practical and elegant solution to key organization.
We are a small team of passionate entrepreneurs, designers, and travelers based in Dallas, Texas.
Our mission is to create high-quality, stylish, and practical products that make life easier and more enjoyable for people around the world. We’re launching our first solution on Kickstarter to give the crowdfunding community for the first opportunity to experience the practical elegance of our products, starting with LINKEY.
If you would like to follow the journey, check out our social media profiles! And of course, hit that Follow button!
Please, get in touch with us directly through Kickstarter or via our email for any questions: Hello@linkey.co
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We would like to thank our family, friends, and everyone who has helped during this journey.
Gil Cohen, Majdi Khalili, Hevin Hampton, Diya Hamed, Todd Jenkins, Muyassar Khalili, Chris McBrown, Ashraf Aburub, Alan Jones, Ahmad Khalili, Zaid Quraib & Mike Shahrori.
Shapeways & Hi-Tech PMR.
Risks and challenges
There are always issues that can arise pre-production, and we understand the risks that can occur in the production process, but we are confident in our abilities to deliver this project on time and with great quality. To avoid and minimize issues, we're working with tooling manufacturers partners with a track record for prompt quality.
Our target delivery date is October 2017, we would love to ship earlier and we will do our best to make this happen. We have our suppliers and manufacturer ready to go and with your support, we can make this dream come true.
Knowing that there may be unanticipated challenges along the way, we intend to be totally transparent with any hurdles that we encounter and will keep you up to date.