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$790
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Zach McKayBy Zach McKay
First created
Zach McKayBy Zach McKay
First created
$790
pledged of $16,000pledged of $16,000 goal
29
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, June 26 2017 12:54 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

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Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

What is the Bixby button?

The Bixby button is a physical button on the new Samsung S8 and S8+ phones that launches a virtual assistant named Bixby.

Bixby Button
Bixby Button

What's so bad about an extra button?

When the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ came out, we were incredibly excited. However, once we picked up the phone we were constantly invoking the Bixby button without reason.

Why make a case to get rid of Bixby?

Since Bixby is a hardware button, the only way to get rid of it is to use a case to disable it from being pushed. In fact, as Mashable reported in April, Samsung has completely blocked users from re-mapping the button to do something else useful.

According to Phandroid, no one is even using Bixby, with less than 80% of respondents having ever used it at all.

Phandroid Bixby Survey
Phandroid Bixby Survey

Bixby is such a nuisance that we considered returning our phones, but the S8 and S8+ have incredible performance, battery life, and aesthetic appeal.

And thus, we present the Bixby-free case. 

Bixby free S8 and S8+ case
Bixby free S8 and S8+ case

Manufacturing requires an order of at least 5,000 units of both the S8 and S8+ cases given the new molds required to create a case covering up the Bixby button. If our Kickstarter is fully funded, we will be able to cover this cost. Additionally, if we raise beyond $20,000 we may be able to offer as many as 3 colors for you to choose from.

Various color versions made by our manufacturer
Various color versions made by our manufacturer

 Thanks in advance for your support!

I Hate Bixby hat and sticker
I Hate Bixby hat and sticker

Risks and challenges

The main risk for production of our Bixby-free case is a delay in manufacturing time or shipping delays. As a mitigation, we have already starting working with an experienced manufacturer and have a functional model of our phone case based on existing case designs. If the project is funded we will receive production models within a couple weeks for approval and final production.

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    I HATE BIXBY Sticker

    Support our campaign to eliminate Bixby with an "I Hate Bixby" Sticker that you can wear proudly or stick on your phone.

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    S8 or S8+ Bixby-Free Phone Case

    Select an awesome, sleek carbon design case that blocks use of the Bixby button for your S8 or S8+.

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    • Bixby-free Phone Case
    • I Hate Bixby sticker
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    I HATE BIXBY WITH A PASSION Pack

    Not only will you get an awesome, sleek carbon design case that blocks use of the Bixby button, but we will send a matching black "I HATE BIXBY" baseball cap, and set of stickers.

    Includes:
    • Bixby-free Phone Case
    • I Hate Bixby baseball cap
    • I Hate Bixby sticker
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    I HATE BIXBY WITH A VENGEANCE Pack

    Some people just hate useless features and get on with their day, but others are willing to fight for what's right. For every person who purchases a vengeance pack, we will send a handwritten letter to Samsung describing why Bixby was a horrible idea.

    Includes:
    • Bixby-free Phone Case
    • I Hate Bixby baseball cap
    • I Hate Bixby sticker
    • Handwritten Complaint to Samsung about Bixby
    • Photo of Complaint to Samsung
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Funding period

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