ONEPOCKET is not only a versatile wallet but it is also a thoughtfully designed iPhone case to hold all you need in just one pocket! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on September 24, 2013.
About this project
COMPATIBLE WITH THE NEW iPhone 5S
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The ONEPOCKET inventors are pioneers in creating the first ever magic wallet to fit large number of cards which, also works as a case and stand, specially designed for iPhones 4, 4S, 5 and 5S.
The idea is to keep your iPhone protected and, by allowing you to keep the contents of your wallet together with it, ONEPOCKET will also help to minimize the chances of leaving important belongings behind as everything you need will be in one place and will also fit in one single pocket!
The way the ONEPOCKET has been designed it was done in such a manner that the iPhone sits behind the magic wallet and that was one of the challenging parts of our project since there was no space to make a hole for the back camera lenses. Initially we thought about making a hole for the lenses within the magic wallet compartments as others do, however with the cards inside the space would have been covered either way. Therefore we needed to find another solution and, after several days brainstorming, we came up with the “easy-slide” idea. To use your camera in this case, you can simply slide you iPhone through the slick and purpose built design and, there it is, the lenses are free and you can take your picture with no troubles. The system works perfectly.
On the top of the ONEPOCKET there is a locking system which will allow it to hold your iPhone on a safe and secure manner though, to avoid it sliding out accidently. However, at the same time, it will also allow you to slide it out whenever necessary too.
The ONEPOCKET also features two hooks allowing you to attach your keys, pen drives, key ring or whatever else you need.
The ONEPOCKET also counts with two lateral openings for easy access to the volume and silent key controls and also one on top for the power button. In addition to it you will be able to use earphones with it and charge your iPhone without the need to take it out.
The ONEPOCKET will even work as a stand for your iPhone allowing you to watch your fauvorite movies or place those so anticipated Facetime and Skype video calls.
The ONEPOCKET will be available in two colours: black piano and snow white.
Differently from our prototypes, which have a matt finish, the final ONEPOCKET piece will be polished and clean.
Why should you choose the ONEPOCKET?
We must say that the ONEPOCKET is not the only kind of iPhone case to try on the wallet idea. However, the so called “iWallets” out there are very limited and can hold at their best two or three cards and maybe a couple of notes. Therefore our product is unique and unprecedented in the sense that it is a more versatile, complete and well thought idea and more improved version of any case or iWallet that are now or have been available in the markets across the world.
Marrying the ONEPOCKET idea with the magic wallet concept using of elastics to hold it together you can carry around up to ten or more cards and notes without any prejudice to its function of case or stand either.
ONEPOCKET is up to 37% thinner than average leather wallets and the iPhone together.
Make it an unique ONEPOCKET by adding a personal engraving. After selecting the Personalized reward, you’ll be able to add your personal message — a name, an “I love you,” a “Happy Birthday,” just about anything (maximum of 18 characters).
Being against animal cruelty, we have chosen not to use leather and have made the ONEPOCKET with ABS plastic, which has allowed us to create a very detailed, smart and clever design. The ABS also provided us with the resistance and flexibility we needed to protect you iPhone from inevitable falls.
During the period of creation and tests, we made several ONEPOCKET prototypes.
We started with an initial version made from cupboard and adhesive tape. We followed it with a soft material and after a few days of tests we saw that, despite of the proven functionality of the idea, we really would need a premium material and for that reason we agreed on using plastic.
From then onwards we started its design by using a 3D software and from the first to the final 3D print the initial product has found its way and the perfect design to meet our needs. There have been many, many tests for that!
For deliveries within UK the shipping will be free. For international deliveries the charge shall be of £7.
Schedule after funding period
The production time for the molds for plastic injection and the subsequent production of finalized ONEPOCKETS, follows the table below:
Technical Project of the Mold - 2 weeks
Machining and Try-out - 6 weeks
Provision of a batch (1000 to 10000 units) - 3 week
Delivery / shipment - 1 week
Total: 12 weeks (Estimated delivery in January 2014)
Genuine Brazilian Product
ONEPOCKET is 100% made in Brazil. And despite the initial idea who came from our partner living in the UK, it has been developed and produced by designers and Brazilian industries. You can find more information about the manufacturer above, on the Risks and Challenges session.
Meet the ONEPOCKET creation team
If you like our idea and wish to put your hands on a genuine ONEPOCKET, please help us to spread the word by sharing this webpage within your social network. The higher the number of people interested in, the higher will be the chances of this product becoming a reality.
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We have spent the last six months working hard to come up with an idea worth your while. I, Luciana O’Shea, have been living in the UK for the past four years and the inspiration for an upgraded version of a “iWallet” came from mine and my husband’s common practice to leave home in a hurry forgetting behind either our phones or wallets.
In face of that I have approached my brother Emmanuel Rodrigues and his business partners Rodrigo Vinciprova and Danilo Lombardi who together with him are designers in Brazil. The trio was quick to jump in and after embracing the idea they have carried out the product development, design and finish.
For the past six months they have spent a lot of time brainstorming about the product, have made several drafts, prototypes, tests and finally have agreed on a final product at a price that is definitely worth your money. Even I was amazed to see that my initial suggestion had gone so far and it is now so close to becoming a reality.
ONEPOCKET: more than a case, more than a wallet.
Thank you all for your support!
Risks and challenges
After the 40 days of fund raising at kickstarter, a new phase of the ONEPOCKET project will start. In it we will realize our dream of producing ONEPOCKET and also will put into practice all the strategy developed in the last three months.
After a few attempted testing of the 3D printed mockups, we finally reached a design, function and product quality solution that satisfied our expectations. At this point we started the stage of market research to evaluate the production costs and shortlist the companies that would be capable of meeting the required quality and excellence of the end ONEPOCKET.
- The Supplier
In Brazil there are several firms specialized in plastic injection and mold production, serving the automotive, medical and packaging industries. After contacting friends in search of potential suppliers, we arrived at a second shortlist of 10 companies at São Paulo region, that would be qualified to produce the mold design and perform the injection.
This was the first condition for choosing the supplier. Meetings were held, considering only companies that control all the stages of product development, from mold production, to the delivery of the end ONEPOCKET. We performed a series of meetings with these 10 companies, visited the facilities to certify working conditions, and requested samples of developed products by them to oversee the quality, and of course, asked for the reference of other customers.
After reviewing the list of possible suppliers, we opted for a factory that is specialized in microinjection. The chosen company is over 20 years in the market and works with major Brazilian clients. They have two injection plants, one in Guarulhos-SP and another in Arujá-SP. Currently their biggest business is the production of security tokens for banks. We visited both installations and also tried out the production by having a series of products injected and assembled by them. The great finishing of small parts, combined with an excellent assembly line, were the decisive factors for choosing the factory.
We are sure that our manufacturing partner is capable of delivering the ONEPOCKET in the excellence we expect and also in large quantities. They are booking a production and assembly line that can serve up to 10,000 pieces per month in the Arujá plant for us.
The distribution model has been thoroughly studied by the logistic team in Brazil, in order to be able to reduce costs and delivery time. We closed a distribution channel in the United States and another distribution channel in England, using the local post office to deliver the product to the end customer.
Once ONEPOCKET is ready, large lots will be sent via UPS to the United States and England. All ONEPOCKET sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico will be delivered by the United States postal service. The ONEPOCKET sold in Europe and Asia will be distributed by mail from England. All the ONEPOCKET sold to Central America, South America and Africa, will be sent directly from Brazil.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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