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JC TeamBy JC Team
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JC TeamBy JC Team
First created
¥212,632
pledged of ¥2,180,000pledged of ¥2,180,000 goal
7
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 14 2018 2:29 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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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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About

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Life/Work/Travel will never be the same!  

Once Airwheel becomes your companion, life will be out of the ordinary. Now you'll have shorter commutes, never miss tight connections, and never sweat (literally) catching a connecting flight or rush work! Airwheel can resolve all of these everyday scheduling speed bumps that lead to a horrible travel experience and remake your day into a smooth ride. Let Airwheel change the way of your life and work!

Airwheel Running Suitcase is changing the way the world travels, lives and works! Featuring the latest in luggage design and advanced motorized technology, its luggage you can ride! Not only is it incredibly functional and efficient, it's fun!          

Airwheel combines the convenience of a standard suitcase with the innovation of personal transportability and removable battery to create the world's unique motorized, smart and connected carry-on that gets you to your destination three times faster than the average walking speed.  

Ever sat on the floor of an airport ? We've all been there! With Airwheel, you'll never have to search for a seat again. You'll always have a comfortable seat!          

                                      Battery&Charge

         
  • Easily Removable & Replaceable Battery ( can be brought on plane)
  • Our Lithium batteries are compliant with the air travel regulations for the UN, TSA, FAA and IATA. 
  • The included Airwheel charger can be plugged into any standard US outlet. International outlets may require an adapter.
  • The battery is easily removable. Simply purchase additional battery packs to easily have continuation of the journey 3-5 miles.

Strong power, constant working speed, energy saving and power saving. Friction is reduced during operation extends the life of the motor.

Stowing/Lift Handles (Front and Rear Mounted)  

Aluminum, ergonomic handle design, comfortable touch, telescoping rod adapts to different heights of the crowd; it has long service life even after thousands of load tensile test.         

One-key telescoping, gear adjustment design that adapts to different heights of the crowd; it has long service life even after thousands of load tensile test.    

                               Your Items, My Attitude    

                                            TSA Lock

Adopted by the US Transportation Security Administration TSA two-wheeled mechanical code lock design, and universal use in many countries around the world. Even customs inspections can be opened and closed to avoid violent damage to the suitcase.

                                        LED Display

The display on ride handle shows speed, distance, gear and so on, which makes your ride more interesting.

*Backlight adjustmen    *Fault alarm   *Voltage display   

*Single mileage        *Total mileage      *Electronic brake

Team            

Take every dream seriously and work hard to achieve it. And that is exactly what we are doing, as promised and on schedule. Our position is to bring best products to consumers from all over the world through the Internet, and always persevere in it. We specialize in researching, developing and selling high quality creative products. We have more than 20 professional product developers from across Japan, Hong Kong and China. From product development to design to marketing and service, they take on important aspects of our team. We have a history of more than 10 years in the field of electronics, so we have established long-term and stable cooperative relations with many retailers and agents. With strength, credit and quality guarantee, we have an important position in the consumer market. We will continue to provide more and best products in terms of operational fluency and quality.

Timeline

  • February 2017 
  • Complete market research
  • May 2017
  • Appearance Industrial Design and Product Structure Design 
  • June 2017
  • UI software design and development 
  • August 2017 
  • The first prototype and 1st test 
  • October 2017 
  • 2nd test after the optimization
  • December 2017 
  • Third test
  • February 2018 
  • Realtime Simulation Experiments at Subway Stations and Airports 
  • June 2018
  • Launch on Kickstarter 
  • September 2018 
  • Delivery 

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FAQ

  • 1.What type of battery does Airwheel have? 
  • Airwheel is equipped with a 74Wh battery. Airwheel uses UN, TSA, and FAA compliant, state of the art Lithium batteries .The batteries are separate enclosed units , while also being protected in their own compartment for safety. Charge and discharge split. 
  •  Airwheel battery can be fully charged in 2.5 hours.The batteries are separate enclosed units.The built-in protection board unit protects in its own compartment to ensure safety and charge and discharge are split. High, medium and low levels of power are Display on the turn indicator.
  • 2.What type of wheels does the Airwheel have? 
  • Airwheel motor wheels are equipped with custom-made aluminum alloy wheels and wear-resistant rubber-free pneumatic tires; rear auxiliary wheels are equipped with wear-resistant and pressure-resistant pneumatic tires, aluminum alloy wheels, PP side covers and fenders
  • 3.What type of motor does the Airwheel have? 
  • Airwheel equipped with two motors: one driven motor,High Torque 150 Watt Electric,Weight 3kg; one putter motor, telescopic 14cm, Automatically retractable and built-in motor protection board
  • 4.How do I charge the battery? 
  • Airwheel is equipped with a removable battery, there are two charging methods: External convenient DC charging jack, plug directly into the charge; you can remove the battery, comes with a charging adapter plug in to achieve the battery charging 
  • 5.Has Airwheel been approved by all necessary flight authorities? 
  • Airwheel is compliant with Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United Nations (UN), and International Air Transportation Association (IATA) guidelines. 
  • 6.How long does it take to fully charge the battery? 
  • A full Airwheel charge will take less than 2.5 hours. 
  • 7.Does Airwheel has different speeds?
  • The Airwheel handle is equipped with a turn handle to control the speed. Self-adjusting speed according to road conditions and driving technology, with electronic brake button.
  • 8.What is the Airwheel top speed? 
  • Top speed is limited to 6.21 mph on a flat surface. 
  • 9.What is the Airwheel frame made of? 
  • The Airwheel internal and external frames are all aluminum heat treated aluminum frames. The internal brackets do T6 treatment and have higher strength. 
  • 10. Why YKK zippers? 
  • YKK zippers are some of the highest quality zippers in the world.
  • Why ABS plastic?  
  • ABS is some of the most durable plastic used in the automotive and luggage industry. It has exceptional wear and durability properties.
  • 11.What distanced can be achieved on a fully charged Airwheel? 
  • Based on an 165lb or 75kg rider on smooth terrain with a full charge, Airwheel will travel 4 miles with 74Wh capacity 
  • 12. For how long do the batteries last? 
  • 74Wh battery lasts about 0.6 hours 
  • 13. Can Airwheel be brought on board all domestic and international flights? 
  • Airwheel size does not meet the CABIN SIZE, but 74Wh batteries can be detachable and brought on the plane. 
  • 14.Can Airwheel ride on all surfaces? 
  • Airwheel was intended for flat (preferably) smooth surfaces.Regular hard-ground grass and sand are ok, but not intended for craggy slope 
  • 15.Can I use Airwheel without electronic assistance?
  • Airwheel is meant to be a fully functional drag-along suitcase as well as a mode of transport, so feel free to change it over if you prefer to walk with it behind you. 
  • 16.Will there be a line of accessories to add to Airwheel? 
  • We are currently researching accessories, colors, and other options for Air in the future but the current options are the ones offered on the Kickstarter model. 
  • 17.How do the batteries cope with cold weather (frost)? 
  • The batteries are rated to perform to temperatures as cold as -20~60 ℃ (and -4~140 F). 
  • 18.Do you ship internationally? 
  • We do ship internationally including shipping fee. 
  • 19.When the battery needs to be charged?
  • The Airwheel battery low battery indicator will be displayed in the following parts: Only the low battery indicator light on the handle indicates a low battery charge; the power switch blinks continuously to indicate that the battery charge is too low, and the power supply is about to be cut off. 
  • 20.Does Airwheel use rechargeable batteries? 
  • Yes, the well protected removable battery is rechargeable and absolutely compliant with all flight authorities. 
  • 21.Can Airwheel go through the security check at the airport? 
  • Yes, no matter you are checking in your Airwheel to the airline or going through the security check with Airwhell at the airport, you should not have any problem with security issue relative to Airwheel. Because we optimized the electronic module and the built-in battery with well protected against short circuits, they are absolutely compliant with IATA's UN 38.3. 
  • We will tested Airwheel by checking in on airlines and carrying through the security check during trips with local and international flights to destinations include San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sweden, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Shanghai. We will continue to optimize to complete the Airwheel global test.
  • 22.Does Airwheel come with a TSA accepted lock?
  • Yes, it does. 
  • 23.What is the Warranty? 
  • Airwheel is made with durable technologies and durable materials. We provide a five (3) year warranty for the Airwheel suitcase, and one (1) year warranty for the Airwheel electronic modules. Simply send your Airwheel or just the defective part back to us and we will provide a free replacement.
  • 24.Will there be technical support post-purchase?
  • Yes, please contact us at anytime if you have any question. We must help you solve it as soon as possible.
  • 25.Does the cost of the reward cover taxes and tariffs?
  • No, the reward cost only covers the cost of the item itself and shipping. The buyer is responsible for any additional taxes or tariffs imposed.

Risks and challenges

Taking prototypes to mass production involves sophisticated logistics and relationships with suppliers. To minimize these risks, we will try our best to stick to the original plan, but may also rely on your generosity of patience. If there is any potential delay, we will inform you immediately to ensure your wallet will arrive as soon as possible. Thanks so much!

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    Pledge ¥5,955 or more About $53

    Battery

    Free International Shipping,
    Removable for security check and it can be brought on plane,
    (Additional replacement to help your continuation of the journey)

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    • One 74Wh battery
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    Pledge ¥70,741 or more About $628

    Early Bird--1 Airwheel Luggage

    Free international shipping
    Colors: Black
    You'll receive one black Airwheel luggage equipped with a 74Wh battery

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    • One Black Airwheel luggage
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    I Do -- 1 Airwheel Luggage

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    Silver Color
    You'll receive one silver Airwheel luggage equipped with a 74Wh battery

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    • One silver Airwheel luggage
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    Pledge ¥139,520 or more About $1,239

    Twins I -- 2 Airwheel Luggages

    Free International Shipping
    Both Black Color
    You'll receive two black Airwheel luggages equipped with two 74Wh batteries

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    • Two Black Airwheel Luggages
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    Pledge ¥139,520 or more About $1,239

    Twins II -- 2 Airwheel Luggages

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    Both Silver Color
    You'll receive two silver Airwheel luggages equipped with two 74Wh batteries

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    • Two silver Airwhel luggages
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    Pledge ¥139,520 or more About $1,239

    Perfect Couple -- 2 Airwheel Luggages

    Free International Shipping
    One Black Color, One Silver Color
    You'll receive one silver Airwheel luggages equipped with a 74Wh battery and one black Airwheel luggage equipped with a 74Wh battery

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    • One silver Airwheel luggage
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    Pledge ¥346,075 or more About $3,074

    Group Pack -- 5 Airwheel Luggages

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    All Black Color
    you'll receive 5 black Airwheel luggages equipped with five 74Wh batteries

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Funding period

- (60 days)