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.
Available now for the Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S8 and S8+
About the DigiCase
The DigiCase is the ultimate app-controlled phone case. Featuring a LCD screen the DigiCase allows people to control their DigiCase through our well-designed intuitive app giving your smart phone the power to do even more.
Not only will the DigiCase provide you with the power to express yourself with a number of outstanding features, it also has a 2000mAh battery which can provide emergency power to your smart phone when required.
Take better photos with DigiCase:
Take reverse selfies - work your angles with the better camera
Get the group looking good – let them see themselves when you’re taking group shots
And who’s missing out on being in the group shot to take the photo? No one! Use the DigiCase to take a photo with both the front and back cameras simultaneously. Capture the whole moment!
Put the back of your phone to use/no more wasted retail:
Screen mirroring - watch videos with other people, play games, the applications are endless for screen mirroring
Use your DigiCase as a slideshow on the back of your phone
No more power struggles with the DigiCase:
Your DigiCase will act as an external battery when your phone battery gets low
No need to remove the case to charge – just plug the charger in to the DigiCase and it will charge both your phone and the DigiCase
The DigiCase is a phone protector:
We have all done it! Dropped our phones. But no need to worry with the DigiCase as it has a protective film over the screen. We have you sorted!
While being the ultimate phone accessory, the DigiCase has your phone covered and has been designed as a protective case
The size of the DigiCase is 057inches or 14.5mm.
That is the same size or slightly smaller than other popular phone cases on the market at the moment - leather case or the Mophie Juice Pack.
We all know size does matter, so once our last stage of the industrial design is completed we will be reducing the depth by another 1mm as well as giving the DigiCase a stylish finish.
PCB - customised to specifically meet the needs of the DigiCase
CPU ARM Cortex - A5 processor-based embedded microprocessor unit (eMPU) (eMPU) operating at 500MHz
Memory - 512 Mb
Flash - minimum of 8GB
TFT-LCD - 4.3' Graphic 480xRGBx800 Dot-matrix, 16 bit with MPU Interface
Lithium battery - minimum 2,000mAh
Interface Type-C USB - supports USB1.1, USB2.0, support DC 5V/1A charging
Weight - 102 Grams
Once we reach our funding goals by November 15, 2018 delivery should occur between January and April 2019.
This should be closer to January 2019 working around an 8 to 10 week build time, however we say between January and April to account for any delays.
Other phone models
Success is the driving force behind expansion. We are absolutely making the DigiCase for a variety of other phone models, however we all have to start somewhere. As of now, we have designed the DigiCase for the following phone models.
Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung S7 Edge
Our intentions are to start working on the Samsung S9 straight away after we have successfully delivered our first order to you guys, our kick starter backers.
The DigiCase will become a reality. We have done all the hard work and built this for the last 2 years, now we need your help and support to bring the back of your phone into the future!
Whilst we have tried to minimise the risks ahead by self-funding the development of a working prototype, and ensuring that we did not begin a KickStarter campaign until we had a completed the integration of the firmware and software, there are of course still challenges ahead.
The challenges we are most concerned by relate to our delivery timeline, and we are most concerned by them as they are out of our control. Our promised delivery date of April 2019 is a good few months after when we could potentially deliver the cases - January 2019. But as this is our first big run, we want to allow for delays and set-backs.
Over the course of the project to date we have expected a prototype to be delivered by a certain date, only to encounter a 4 week delay. In this instance a microchip supplier encountered a delay, and when they were able to supply our order the factory was taking a week-long holiday and before you know it our timelines had blown out by 4 weeks. As such, we have tried to generously factory in any potential issues to our proposed delivery timeline.
This timeline accounts for:
- Our factory advising that we will be able to complete the industrial design changes and have our initial samples in the final plastic within 4 weeks of the end of KickStarter.
- This will be followed by a month for final testing,
- 2 months to manufacture all 4 models, and
- A 1 month buffer period for unforeseen difficulties.
As we have completed the app and firmware we believe we have mitigated some of the potential risk, but if we do encounter a challenge in this field we are confident that Blitzm, our Australian software developer, and TGL, our international manufacturer, will be in a position to debug these promptly.