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Xung NgoBy Xung Ngo
First created
Xung NgoBy Xung Ngo
First created
$2,091
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
33
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 18 2017 3:07 PM UTC +00:00

About

For our home office renovation, it was important to tidy up all the cables and adapters on the floor. We started searching for a cable management box and surge protector to go with it. All we found was your typical box that sits on the floor. Furthermore, the surge protector doubled our intended budget and added one annoying cable to deal with. We wanted a solution that is space efficient, simple, child-proof, stylish, and inexpensive but there was nothing in the market. That was our "aha! moment". We wanted a pluggable cable management box that has built-in surge protection and can mount onto a wall without drilling holes.

The Pluggable Cable Management Box is made of strong ABS plastic with a silky white matte finish. We gave it a clean modern design so that it will look nice on your wall. The box dimensions are 13" x 11" x 3.75", allowing it hold the larger adapters.

The Pluggable Cable Management Box was designed with plenty of ventilation holes. The back of the box is filled with herringbone patterned ventilation holes. Furthermore, there are six circular cable openings measuring 1.5" in diameter on all sides: 1 on the top, 1 on the left side, 1 on the right side, and 3 in the bottom.

ventilation holes
ventilation holes

The Pluggable Cable Management Box uses the concept of the wall-mount surge protector to hold itself on the wall. There are 2 sets of 3-prong metal plugs protruding from the back of the box. They provide the necessary strength to hold up the entire box and all its cables/adapters when plugged into a standard wall outlet.

easily holding up fully loaded box
easily holding up fully loaded box

The included 2-inch middle screw is required to hold the Pluggable Cable Management Box in place.

2-inch middle screw
2-inch middle screw

The ETL certified built-in surge protector has 6 outlets, 3 on each side. It has an excellent surge energy rating of 1080 Joules. The back has 2 sets of 3-prong metal plugs (Type B). They are mostly used in North America, Central America and Japan.

The surge protector has two different indicator lights. The green LED light indicates that surge protection is active. The red LED light warns of faulty wiring in the wall outlet. The rest of the surge protector specs are below:

  • AC Rating: 125V/15A/1875W
  • Item Height: 5.2 inches
  • Item Width: 3.6 inches
  • Item Thickness: 1.6 inches
  • Item Weight: 0.49 pound
certified surge protector - front view
certified surge protector - front view
certified surge protector - back view
certified surge protector - back view

It is best to first load your Pluggable Cable Management Box before installing it. The box will take up to six cables/adapters.

animation - loading 6 cables/adapters
animation - loading 6 cables/adapters

Installation is quick and simple with a single flat-head screwdriver: 

  • remove the wall plate
  • plug the box into the outlet
  • secure box with 2-inch middle screw
  • close the cover

Removal of the wall plate is optional, but the Pluggable Cable Management Box fits better without it.

animation - installation
animation - installation

At the center of the cover is a transparent lightning bolt of four available colors; black, blue, green, and red. You will get to pick your choice of color(s) in the survey.

black transparent lightning bolt
black transparent lightning bolt
blue transparent lightning bolt
blue transparent lightning bolt
red transparent lightning bolt
red transparent lightning bolt
green transparent lightning bolt
green transparent lightning bolt

Included with every Pluggable Cable Management Box is a set of four self-tapping wall anchors and matching screws. With a little imagination one can mount the box anywhere. You just need to remove our built-in surge protector first and then use your own corded one.

optional anchors/screws
optional anchors/screws

Included with every rewards are these very colorful and useful cable ties. Each package consists of 6 different color ties.

  • 6 vibrant colors (yellow, gray, green, red, orange, blue)
  • durable nylon
  • Velcro strong
  • 5.94 inches long
cable ties included per box
cable ties included per box

The box (without the surge protector) was completed and waiting in our basement. The production of the surge protector just completed and the units are being shipped via ocean freight as we campaign. When this campaign ends, it should be available to us for reward delivery. We want to guarantee our backers that they will get their Pluggable Cable Management Boxes right after the campaign ends. Below is our freight forwarder's estimated delivery schedule.

Flexport estimated ocean freight schedule
Flexport estimated ocean freight schedule

Axxume LLC is a family-owned micro startup. The company is in fact in the basement. The team is consisted of Xung Ngo (husband) and Xiaoling Lu (wife). We have two children and they may show up in our media sometime. Since we are a family company we take care of our backers/customers like family. As shown above we do things a little differently, in a good way.

We hope Kickstarter can help us jump start our little business. Axxume is working in the red. We very much need Kickstarter and its great backers to help us out. We need to reach our goal of $8,000 to get out of the red and only then can we start to give our customers more options.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge is funding. We had to use our home equity and credit cards to bring the Pluggable Cable Mangement Box to life. We wanted to guarantee our backers we will start delivery as soon as our campaign ends (allow couple of weeks for processing).

The second challenge we had was getting the ETL certification for the surge protector. If it's not for this certification we would have launch our Kickstarter campaign 4 months ago and saved more than $10K. Since no one should use a non-certified surge protector, this is a must have.

The last challenge was having to do this with the absolute minimum of resources. That means we have to learn how to do everything ourselves, such as: patent application, manufacturing, video editing, acting & directing (at the same time), photography, Photoshop, 3D analysis, web development, import/export, certification, PR/Ads, and etc.

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    Pledge $22 or more About $22

    Early Bird Super Deal

    25% off retail. Select your choice of colors (black, blue, red, green) in the survey. Comes with a Pluggable Cable Management Box and a free package of 6 color cable ties.

    Includes:
    • 1 Pluggable Cable Management Box
    • 1 package of 6 color cable ties
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    Pluggable Cable Management Box - Single

    15% off retail. Select your choice of colors (black, blue, red, green) in the survey. Comes with a Pluggable Cable Management Box and a free package of 6 color cable ties.

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    • 1 Pluggable Cable Management Box
    • 1 package of 6 color cable ties
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    Pluggable Cable Management Box - Double

    20% off retail. Select your choice of colors (black, blue, red, green) in the survey. Comes with 2 Pluggable Cable Management Boxes and 2 free packages of 6 color cable ties.

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    • 2 Pluggable Cable Management Boxes
    • 2 packages of 6 color cable ties
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    Pluggable Cable Management Box - Triple

    25% off retail. Select your choice of colors (black, blue, red, green) in the survey. Comes with 3 Pluggable Cable Management Boxes and 3 free packages of 6 color cable ties.

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    • 3 Pluggable Cable Management Boxes
    • 3 packages of 6 color cable ties
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    Pluggable Cable Management Box - Quad

    30% off retail. The more you pledge the bigger the deal. Select your choice of colors (black, blue, red, green) in the survey. Comes with 4 Pluggable Cable Management Boxes and 4 free packages of 6 color cable ties.

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    • 4 packages of 6 color cable ties
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Funding period

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