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$1,949
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 21 2014 12:43 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 21, 2014

Wisper - Bluetooth glove making phone calls simple and cool

Wisper is a Bluetooth glove that lets you make phone calls with a simple and cool gesture, while keeping your hands warm.

Wisper - Bluetooth glove making phone calls simple and cool

Wisper is a Bluetooth glove that lets you make phone calls with a simple and cool gesture, while keeping your hands warm.

$1,949
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
45
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 21 2014 12:43 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 21, 2014

About

Wisper - Lets you answer the phone with the coolest posture

What is the Wisper?

Wisper is a pair of Bluetooth gloves. It can answer the phone and it can also call back.

  1. Wisper can vibrate for incoming calls.

  2. Overall touchable design, all fingers can touch the screen.

  3. Wisper can control smartphone camera shutter.

  4. Two alternative materials at your choice: calf leather or goat leather, both are soft, delicate, thin and warm.

  5. Standard mini-USB charging, 120 mha battery, 15 days of standby time and 8 hours of talk time.

  6. Circuit board weight: 12 g

 Why not the Android platform? Why no screen?

The Android platform

1. High power consumption, charge everyday

2. At least 30 seconds to start

3. 30 grams of Android PCB

Wisper (microcontroller platform)

1. Saves power, 15 days standby

2. 1 second to start

3. Only 12 g

The Android platform can't show its advantages on Wisper. Android platform needs frequent charging, longer starting time and sometimes it even crashes.

Wisper with its microcontroller platform (MCU) will not have those inconveniences. Wisper shows more advantages with MCU, which can do far better than android platform, so we choose MCU.

How did Wisper come into being?

It’s painful to take off gloves in cold weather to make a phone call. Wearing gloves seems to be very inconvenient when you have to operate your smartphones with them. Sometimes, Bluetooth headset is a necessity. However, do you really want to wear your Bluetooth headset or earplugs in extremely cold weather when you also have to wear hats and scarfs? Why can’t we use our gloves to make a phone call? That’s why we want to create Wisper at the very beginning.

the circuit board
the circuit board
prototype of the glove
prototype of the glove

Based on that first thought, we began to design Wisper. At first, we dismantled a Bluetooth headset and got the circuit board inside. We separated the earpiece and the microphone and assembled them into the gloves. The experiment was successful. We can use the gloves to make a phone call. But the circuit board and the buttons of a Bluetooth headset are not suitable for Wisper.

After the first experiment, which is successful but unsatisfactory, we redesigned the layout of the buttons together with experienced Bluetooth headset producers and circuit board manufacturers. After several rounds of modification and adjustment, we found an expectable plan.

Wisper supports all smart phones with Bluetooth
Wisper supports all smart phones with Bluetooth

As to the glove material, we cooperated with gloves manufacturers to adopt the classic style and to make it more accord with the requirements of Wisper, which effectively shortened the development time and cost. China has a lot of gloves factories. We can easily find high quality OEM gloves. That is why we can offer pure leather gloves with a low price.

Wisper adopts the model gloves provided by the OEM

Now the gloves parameters are as follows:

  • Material: head layer calf leather or first-class goat leather.

  • Appearance: classic three back by the strap design, contracted and not simple.

  • Design: 360 degrees of hand joint design, fine craftsmanship.

  • Color: Pure black

  • About touch: the overall high-tech nano coating, fingers touch design.

    The location of the circuit board: on the left-hand glove inner wrist. Such a design is more in accordance with human body engineering.

    Final effect of Wisper
    Final effect of Wisper
    Why is the circuit board not on the back of hand wrist? You can try and feel. Hold out your hand, imagine you are wearing Wisper.

    Use your right hand to operate the buttons, you’ll see the inner wrist feels much better than the back wrist, and such a design retained the appearance of the original gloves.

there are some pictures about wisper by manual:

Circuit board
Circuit board
the handmade Wisper
the handmade Wisper

The project schedule:

In the past months, we worked together with the Bluetooth headset module manufacturers and finished PCB test and adjustment work. We made the initial model of Wisper by doing it ourselves. Although it looked totally handmade, we were happy that it achieved the design for all functions. The final product, with the help of the factory, will be perfect, fashionable, strong and durable. Regarding the final production of Wisper, we have found the gloves and Bluetooth circuit board manufacturers. The production of Wisper depends on the number of orders, since it is difficult for the manufacturers to accept a small amount of orders. Here we need your support to let more people know Wisper. The raised funds will be used in mass production, marketing and promotion. We are eagerly expecting your help, and we are even more eagerly expecting you to experience Wisper.

Delivery time: (subjects to 2000 orders at least)

In order to provide the high quality of Wisper, we considered many aspects in the past few months: beautiful appearance, comfort to wear, Bluetooth uses convenience and circuit reliability. We DIY the first sample of Wisper in the garage. But we know that DIY new things in the garage and batch production is not the same thing, so we are looking for OEM manufacturers and a complete set of program to guarantee the mass production of Wisper.

The project plan:

1. The beginning of the project: project will start on May.20, 2014. Though our DIY model looks good, we have never given up working hard to find a better solution. At the start of the project, we will continue to strive to optimize the production plan to achieve high-quality. We’d love to hear your advice and you can email us your ideas to make Wisper better.

2. Sample production will start on the lucky day of Apr.21, 2014 when Wisper funds are in place with all your support and therefore we can officially start the project mass production plan.

Test Sample Production: May.21, 2014. – Jun 20, 2014.

First of all, We and our factory will optimize the design of Wisper according to the present form of Wisper circuit board scheme:Optimization of Bluetooth module circuit design: the Bluetooth module will be smaller, easy to put in gloves and comfortable to wear.Optimization of internal line gloves: choose safe and durable wire; wire connection parts will be firm and comfortable.

It takes about ten days to produce the test sample we need in Shenzhen China.

During the period, we will maintain communication with the gloves manufacturers also.

The optimization of the shape design of gloves: with a Bluetooth module inside, they will be as comfortable to use as ever.

A good selection of leather material: to ensure the quality of gloves.

Design a beautiful packaging. A beautiful packaging is necessary whenever.

Although the gloves they provide have great appearance, we need to put the Wisper circuit board in firmly and beautifully. We need samples to validate our scheme of mass production. You will see our test sample in our Facebook.

Jun.21,2014 - Aug.20,2014.2014.

Final test and adjustment is a must. After confirmation, our factory will be well prepared to meet the challenge. Wisper will be produced by factory in 30 days or less.

Aug 21, 2014.- Sep.15, 2014.

Wisper has been sent to you on the road. Waiting finally returns reward. Thanks for accompanying and supporting us all the time to witness the birth of Wisper together. We commit that this is not the end, it is just the beginning.

We’ve found the experienced Bluetooth chip OEM manufacturers in Shenzhen, circuit board to OEM Wisper circuits for us. We’ve found high quality gloves producers in Dongguan Leather City. We are not just being lucky. Our R & D team is located in Shenzhen, China, which together with its surrounding cities has a complete industrial chain, clustered productive group and efficient transfer of technology, We have the confidence to make Wisper a great success.

Subject of production timeline as below:

  • data:3/20/2014-4/20/2014

       milestones:finished the first test sample design

       task:

       1. Optimization of Bluetooth module circuit design

       2. Optimization of internal line gloves

       3. optimize the shape design of gloves

       4. good selection of leather material

  • data:4/21/2014-5/20/2014

       milestones:Finished the Sample

       task:

       1. golve factory product the glove

        2. circuit factory product the circuit

        3. The two factories in cooperation with producing wisper Sample

  • data:5/21/2014-6/20/2014

        milestones:Finished the test of the sample

        task:

        1. test the shape design is good and wear comfortable.

        2. Test circuit : The microphone and earpiece are good

        3. Test the reliability about wisper

        4. Optimization the test result above

  • data: 6/21/2014-8/20/2014

        milestones:Wisper productiong 

       task:

      1. find the suite express 

      2. send the express

      3. send the express id and help you to trace it

      4. you get wisper

  • data: 8/21/2014-9/15/2014

       milestones: Send Wisper to you

       task:

       1. Finding the right express company  

       2. send the express  

       3. send the express id and help you to trace it  

       4. you get wisper

Please tell us the size you need by filling the blank as below. We provide Bluetooth on the left hand glove, which is convenient to use. However, if you want the Bluetooth on the right hand, please inform us as the example shows below.

Sizes:

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

Male/ Female:

Right hand Bluetooth:

Measure your size:

Your glove size is the measurement in inches around the palm of your hand. If you are right-handed, measure your right hand. If you are left-handed, measure your left hand.

Use the chart below to select your nearest size.

Size Chart
Size Chart

You may also use the table below as an alternative reference. Normally speaking, people’s height and their size of hands are in accordance, but you should still consider your own condition.

MEN’S SIZES:

XS

S-M

M-L

L-XL

XL-XLL

WOMEN'S SIZES:

S-M

M-L

L-XL

XL-XXL

HEIGHT:

157-165 cm

165-174 cm

175-183 cm

184-189 cm

190cm-

Technical parameters:

The main IC: Bluetooth V4.0 standard, ISSC modules.

Function: answering the phone, calls vibration, call back, smartphone camera shutter.

Battery: standard flat mouth USB charging interface, 110 HMA rechargeable lithium electricity, standby for 10 days, call for 8 hours.

Size: PCB size, 40 mm * 36 mm * 4 mm

Who we are?

Our team
Our team

Our team consist of American and Chinese menbers, computer engineers and product designers. We are all experienced in our respective fields and we have something in common--- being creative.

Tiger Zhang, James and Faye are the outlook designers of products.

Susan and Dami are IT engineers who are interested in product design. They like to develop new and cool stuffs.

full name of our team:

Tiger Zhang: Bitai zhang;

James:James Johnson;

Faye:Yu Zhang;

Susan:Xun Zhang;

Dami:Shiliang Mi.

Risks and challenges

Our research and design team is in Shenzhen, China, which has complete supporting industries and rapid development of science and technology.

After a long time of preparation, we have the confidence to control the production progress and quality, but the risk is always unpredictable,
such as the cooperation with circuit board manufacturers and gloves manufacturers. However, we strive to do our best.

We are committed to the entire operating process open and transparent.

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    Pledge $55 or more About $55

    $55: A pair of Calf leathered gloves. With it, you can show your friends how to talk to your gloves. The final market price of this version is $89. (1000 pairs limited)
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    $85: A pair of goat leathered gloves. With it, you can show Wisper around. It is more handsome and intelligence than smart watches. The final market price of this version is $129. (1000 pairs limited)
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    $500: A pair of goat leathered gloves, being unique to your special demand. You can send us the models you need, we will meet your special requirements
    (version will be done according to your request, including style, size, color and any other requirements, just email us. You can be the creator of your own pair of gloves). (50 pairs limited)
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    Early Bird Reward for $30: Early Bird catches the worm. You are lucky to get a pair of calf leathered gloves. (30 pairs limited)
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