About this project
COMPUTERIZED POWER SUPPLY
WIRELESS MOBILE STORAGE
We're using the same factory we use for the production of our outdoor packs under the MHM brand so we're already set up and ready to rock for the Colfax production if we're successfully funded. Here is what our production schedule will look like...
July 2014:order materials and begin ramping up production
Early December 2014: Delivery! Enjoy your new pack and we're eternally grateful for your support of this project and making the world's first smart pack a reality!
Risks and challenges
When working in manufacturing one of the most obvious challenges is production delays. However, we've carefully planned and built our production timeline so even if there's a production delay we can still deliver backers' rewards on time. We have factored a production delay into our timeline, just in case, so we can still deliver by the estimated delivery date even in the event of a delay. If there's no delay, we'll actually be able to deliver rewards to our backers earlier than they expected. The backers of this project should have confidence in us and our ability to deliver as we have well over a decade of combined experience in large-scale manufacturing. We're not new to this at all. We have tons of knowledge and experience in manufacturing, logistics and delivering product world-wide as we've successfully done this for years producing outdoor backpacks under our MHM brand. The Colfax packs used in the video are fully functional prototypes that perform exactly as described, the images are actual photos that are not rendered at all. This is a real product that's nearly ready for you to carry around town. We just need everyone's much appreciated help to back this project and turn it into a reality!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Main Fabric: 300 denier Polyester treated with PU/DWR for water resistance
Capacity: ~25 liters
Approx. Dimensions (unpacked): 21.5" tall x 14" wide x 6" depth
Weight: Colfax (power only) 3 lbs. 2 oz. | Colfax PHD (power+hard drive) 3 lbs. 11 oz.
Drive Capacity: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB
Drive Connectivity: Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, SATA
Data Transfer Rate to/from Interface: Up to 4.8 Gbps USB 3.0; up to 54 Mbps Wi-Fi
Rotation Speed: 5400 rpm
Device Type: NAS server
Host Connectivity: USB 3.0 / 802.11n
Weight: 9 oz
Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11n
Compliant Standards: DLNA CERTIFIED
Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
Run Time: (Up To) 10 hours
System Requirements: PC: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8; Mac: OS X 10.6 or later; iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.3 or later; Kindle Fire; Wi-Fi-enabled device with a Web browser
Battery Type: Lithium Polymer
Capacity: 3,500 mA. (iPhone is roughly 1,400 mA power)
*It's tuned to move a lot of power, but do it carefully to reduce risk to devices.
Output: 1 Amp (1,000 mA)
Weight: 6 oz.
Compatible with virtually any device that can be charged via USB including: Smartphones, tablets, GoPro™ & other video units, MP3 players, digital/video cameras, E-readers, GPS units, headlamps, lights, radios, travel printers & scanners.
Yes, for US customers only. Our customers outside the US will need to use their phone or tablet's USB adapter to plug into a wall.
In the opinion of many this really is the first true smart pack. There have been a handful of packs that have explored the idea of mobile charging and a couple even claim to be "smart". However, just a battery or the ability to check your bag's charge level with your phone doesn't make a pack "smart". What makes a pack smart is the true integration of technology that can calculate and function with your mobile devices effortlessly in many ways, not just one simple way.
The batteries you find in other packs and bags are "dumb", which means they just dump power and have no calculating or computing ability like the Colfax does. The Colfax calculates how much power it can safely send to your device to charge it as fast as possible. Those other battery systems also do not have pass-thru charging technology which means they are unable to charge both their own battery and the battery of your mobile device.
In addition, there has never been a pack that creates it's own wireless network for wireless mobile storage and access to all your digital files. Period. On top of that it's the only wireless storage system that's works with mobile devices, not just a computer. This give you true mobile computing power and abilities on your mobile devices.
No. When you turn the pack on it broadcasts it's own secure wi-fi network, however, this network is so your mobile devices and computer can access and store digital files wirelessly. It doesn't create it's own internet connectivity. However, if there is an existing wireless internet network available you'll seamlessly be able to access the internet connection and the digital files stored in your pack's drive with your devices.
Can I upgrade to the Colfax PHD (Power + Hard-Drive) AFTER the Kickstarter campaign ends and rewards are shipped?
Yes. Even after rewards are shipped you can decide at any time to upgrade from the Colfax (Power only) to the Colfax PHD (Power+Hard Drive). However, you will be required to send us your pack to have the hard drive installed and the upgrade will cost $200 which includes return shipping (US customers only and you're responsible for shipping to us).
Pack: lifetime warranty on any manufacturer's defects
Hard drive: 1 year warranty (after date of purchase)
Power supply: 1 year warranty (after date of purchase)
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