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An elegant urban bag integrated w/ COMPUTERIZED POWER SUPPLY & WIRELESS MOBILE STORAGE to charge devices & access/store files on-the-go Read more

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An elegant urban bag integrated w/ COMPUTERIZED POWER SUPPLY & WIRELESS MOBILE STORAGE to charge devices & access/store files on-the-go

About this project

 
 

PACK DESIGN

 

COMPUTERIZED POWER SUPPLY

WIRELESS MOBILE STORAGE

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PRODUCTION PLAN:


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 

August-October 2014: Production 

November 2014: Delivery to CO.ALITION HQ/ final assembly and packaging 

Late November 2014: Shipping to all Backers 

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!


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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!

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FAQ

  • 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.

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  • 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

    NETWORKING
    Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11n
    Compliant Standards: DLNA CERTIFIED

    MISCELLANEOUS
    Features: AirPlay
    Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7

    BATTERY
    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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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).

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  • 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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Rewards

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    4 backers

    STICKERS & PERSONAL THANK YOU!
    Even the slightest contribution helps make the Colfax and Colfax PHD a reality. For your support, we'll send you a personal hand-written thank you with awesome die-cut stickers!

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    3 backers

    T-SHIRT!
    Get a high-quality CO.ALITION branded t-shirt to rock around town.

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    Pledge $199 or more

    50 backers All gone!

    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL!- Colfax (Power only). Be one of the first to own a Colfax for $150 less than it will sell for in stores! Will retail for $349

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $229 or more

    19 backers

    Get the Colfax (Power only) for $120 less than it will sell for in stores! Will retail for $349.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $375 or more

    39 backers Limited (11 left of 50)

    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL!- Colfax PHD (Power+hard-drive). Be one of the first to own a Colfax PHD for $120 less than it will sell for in stores! Will retail for $495.

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    Pledge $395 or more

    1 backer

    Get the Colfax PHD (Power+hard-drive) for $100 less than it will sell for in stores! Will retail for $495.

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    Pledge $459 or more

    2 backers

    **NEW REWARD**Get the Colfax PHD 1TB (Power+hard-drive- 1TB storage) for $100 less than it will sell for in stores! Will retail for $559.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $495 or more

    4 backers

    **NEW REWARD**Get the Colfax PHD 2TB (Power+hard-drive- 2TB storage) for $100 less than it will sell for in stores! Will retail for $595.

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    A Day in Denver! Tour the CO.ALITION HQ, get a personal tour of Denver, get drinks and talk design with the founders and have your Colfax PHD (2TB) personally delivered to you on your visit. Any travel expenses not included.

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    A Weekend in Colorado! Tour the CO.ALITION HQ, get a personal tour of Denver, go to the mountains, get drinks and talk design with the founders and have your Colfax PHD (2TB) personally delivered to you on your visit. Flight, hotel and transportation included! Must live in the lower 48 of the United States to be eligible for this reward.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Good Morning Vietnam! Travel with us to our factory in Vietnam and literally be the first in the world to get your Colfax PHD. We'll take you on a factory tour, you can see your Colfax PHD (2TB) being made and pulled directly off the line and delivered to you. We'll also show you around Saigon, take you on several full-day trips outside the city to explore the countryside and jungles. Oh yeah we'll even cover your flight and accommodations at a 5 star hotel for 5 nights. All these good times are included, the only thing you pay for while out there is food and drinks. Must live in the United States to be eligible for this reward.

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Funding period

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