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$9,729
pledged of $55,000pledged of $55,000 goal
106
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 19 2013 1:18 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hi! Thank you for checking out our product.

Our electronic devices have become such a personal part of our lives. We use them every day and we’ve developed high expectations for what they can do. Most people want their devices to just work seamlessly with their daily lives without the need for bulky accessories or cables. If you own the Microsoft Surface Pro, you know that there are a few compromises for its portability and full operating processing power. But when it comes to the way we live, we believe you shouldn’t have to make compromises. 

We designed the ProKASE to seamlessly integrate with the Microsoft Surface Pro in a sleek protective case with even more power and function. At its core, the ProKASE is a protective enclosure that completely covers the back of the Surface Pro. In addition, the cover can wrap around in either direction, giving you the option to use the ProKASE as you would like to. 

The cover is made from luxurious soft leather or suede. The standard ProKASE comes with a black leather or grey suede cover. For a limited run we’ll be offering a red or blue suede cover to match the blue or red touch cover. The ProKASE can also be used with or without a touch or type cover.

The frame is made of durable ABS and High Density Polyethylene. The case is injection molded and with special attention to detail. Every aspect of the ProKASE has been thoroughly considered to make sure that all existing ports, buttons and connections are accessible. All of the components - wiring, circuitry, and the cover - are are neatly packed into just 3/8" thickness

Using the ProKASE at different angles is easy. The cover also serves as a stand, and allows users to view the Surface Pro at different angles by folding the cover behind the Surface Pro. If the cover is underneath your keyboard, the cover easily slides out to allow even more viewing angles.

Communication between the Microsoft Surface Pro and the ProKASE is seamless. A custom short USB cable that comes with the ProKASE, plugs into the single USB port on the Surface Pro and the mini USB port found on the ProKASE. The frame houses (2) USB ports and (2) microSD/SD card readers. These are all custom designed enclosures, so when SD or microSD cards are used, they run flush against the ProKASE but leave just enough room so they can be pulled with ease.

As engineers we believe that the things we use in all parts of our lives should be simple and easy to use. When we were designing the ProKASE we asked people with the Microsoft Surface what they liked and didn’t like about it. After we found out what people wanted, our job was easy. We just had to make what they asked for. They asked for something that was simple, compact, more storage space, and a way to use more peripherals with the Surface Pro. We started working on the problem and then we created something based on their ideas. And that’s why we believe that Innovation can come from anyone. Pledge for your ProKASE to experience the solution.

You asked for them, we made them! We've been getting your comments every single day and we love it! Be part of the process to make your innovative ideas happen.

The new stylus holder is incorporated directly into the leather cover. No more losing your pen!
The new stylus holder is incorporated directly into the leather cover. No more losing your pen!

The stylus slips snugly into the silo without adding any bulk!

And because some of you asked to see closeups of the USB cable, here it is! We're working with our prototypers and manufactures to see if we can integrate the cable directly into the ProKASE. But since we don't want to hide anything or be misleading, this is exactly what it looks like today. Please believe us, we're working around the clock to make an integrated USB cable into the ProKASE so there's even less to carry.

Here's what the USB cable looks like today, but give us a few days, and it'll be part of the ProKASE!
Here's what the USB cable looks like today, but give us a few days, and it'll be part of the ProKASE!

Thanks and keep the ideas coming!

Risks and challenges

We have been making and learning about product fabrication for the 4 years, mainly for the biomedical industry. The fabrication processes may be a little different, but for making consumer electronics and accessories, the steps are much easier.

The biggest challenge that may arise for the ProKASE is making sure our products are produced consistently, with high quality, each and every time. Since the ProKASE is so thin, some of the plastic may not fill the mold completely. However, like the ProKASE and the medical devices we develop, we take extra care to make sure our molds are designed properly and efficiently to make the parts we need.

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    BECOME A PROJECT SUPPORTER Support us by spreading our ethos with a laser engraved keychain "Innovation can come from anyone"

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    LASER ENGRAVED COVERS Send us your Type or Touch Cover and we'll laser engrave it for you with one of our custom designs! Select your design after Project Ends. We'll post have 10 designs for you to choose from at the end!

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    JUST NEED A CASE but not the USBs? Receive one ProKASE in black with a charcoal leather cover without the electrical parts.

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    EARLY BIRDS Be one of the first to help us get our ideas off the ground and receive One Black ProKASE with a Charcoal suede or leather cover. These Early Bird ProKASEs will have LIMITED EDITION laser engraved production numbers inside the ProKASE! This case will retail for more than $99.

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    FIRST BATCH PRODUCTION RUN One Black ProKASE with a Charcoal suede or leather cover. This case will retail for more than $99.

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    SECOND BATCH PRODUCTION RUN One Black ProKASE with a Charcoal suede or leather cover. This case will retail for more than $99.

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    RED LIMITED EDITION One Black ProKASE with a Red suede cover to match your Microsoft touch/type cover! This case will retail for more than $99.

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    BLUE LIMITED EDITION One Black ProKASE with a Blue suede cover to match your Microsoft touch/type cover! This case will retail for more than $99.

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    LASER ENGRAVED ProKASE One Black ProKASE with any color cover PLUS laser engraving with one of our custom designs on the ProKASE itself! This case will retail for more than $110. We'll have 10 designs at the end for you to choose from!

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    CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN One Black ProKASE with any color cover PLUS laser engraving with one of YOUR OWN designs!

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    ProKASE STARTER KIT! Receive one Black ProKASE with any color cover PLUS receive (2) 64GB Ultra high speed SD cards laser engraved with our ethos "Innovation can come from anyone." The ProKASE Starter kit will DOUBLE YOUR STORAGE SPACE right when you receive the shipment! We'll also give you a call to thank you for your support throughout our development process. FREE international shipping!

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    ProKASE PRO KIT! Receive one Black ProKASE with any color cover PLUS receive (2)128GB Extreme high speed SD cards laser engraved with our ethos "Innovation can come from anyone." The ProKASE kit will TRIPLE YOUR STORAGE SPACE right when you receive the shipment! We'll also give you a call to thank you for your support throughout our development process. FREE international shipping!

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    PROJECT ROCKSTAR! Be one of the few people to help great ideas come to life! Receive one Black ProKASE with any color cover PLUS receive (2) 128GB Extreme SD cards to TRIPLE YOUR STORAGE SPACE right when you receive the shipment. We'll laser engrave your ProKASE and give you a shout out in one of our update videos and also save you souvenirs from our manufacturing trips across the Americas and Asia! FREE international shipping!

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    ONE OF A KIND SUPERSTAR Custom designed with YOUR ideas from the ground up. We'll work with you directly to get your ideas. We'll do the rest to make you a one of a kind, 3D printed case to have one of your own great ideas you can hold in your hand and use! We'll also give you an original ProKASE and throw in (2) 128GB Extreme SD cards to TRIPLE YOUR STORAGE SPACE right when you receive the shipment. We'll also save you souvenirs from our manufacturing trips across the Americas and Asia.

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