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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 12 2017 6:33 AM UTC +00:00
Heath CorsoBy Heath Corso
First created
Heath CorsoBy Heath Corso
First created
$12,644
pledged of $58,000pledged of $58,000 goal
95
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, February 12 2017 6:33 AM UTC +00:00

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Proof of Concept

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Functional Prototype

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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

We know we shouldn't have that phone in our hands while driving, but carmakers don't give us good places for it. When we look away to pick it up to see an incoming call or an upcoming turn on GPS - we put ourselves and everyone around us in danger. There must be a better option...

www.getCoPilot.net 

 

The CoPilot fits in your cupholder, holding your phone at the perfect viewing angle, while still allowing you to stow a drink there. Never again will you have to reach for it to pick it up. CoPilot has you covered:

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Probably the greatest challenge we face is getting the word out. There are so many products on the market for cars, why look at this one? And it isn't fancy, with a sexy story or rare-earth mineral magnets... it's just a simple solution, but it works.

Supply chain is also a risk factor on electronics, but we've visited factories and tested their products. Staying hands-on and taking nothing for granted will help reduce this risk. As the old saying goes, you get what you inspect, not what you expect.

Lastly, adoption rates of wireless charging have been slow to start, probably stunted because Apple has not included it in the iPhone yet. The wireless charging model is really the solution that I sought and the best user experience, but a large number of Americans have yet to jump on board when it comes to "cutting the cord." It sounds like a little thing, but in practice its transformative, when you never have to plug in and your phone just charges when you sit it down. We just need to get the word out and get more people to try it, because in the short term its an obstacle to promoting our product.

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    The CoPilot

    The CoPilot cradle, fits in the cupholder in your car, be the first to have one! ($4 US shipping, or scroll down and get two for free shipping)

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    Double-Time

    Two CoPilot cradles. His 'n' hers. Or hers 'n' hers. Or... you get the idea, one to share.
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    CoPilot Deluxe with wireless charging

    One CoPilot cradle with wireless charging. Be the first to own one! ($4 US shipping, or scroll down and get two for free shipping)

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    iNeed a case too!

    Especially for iPHONE OWNERS:
    Get a case to enable your iPhone to charge wirelessly, plus a CoPilot Deluxe to charge in your car. ($4 US shipping)
    PLEASE SEE NOTE ON iPHONE CASES WHICH MAY BE ADDED ON TO ANY REWARD FOR $16 EACH.

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    Two to Tango

    A CoPilot Deluxe wireless charging cradle plus a tabletop charger for when you get home.
    ($5 US shipping)

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    Apple Tango

    For iPHONE OWNERS:
    You want a CoPilot Deluxe cradle with wireless charging. But you need a place to charge your phone when you get out of your car, and you need a case for your iPhone...
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    Wingman package

    Two CoPilot Deluxe cradles with wireless charging. One for you, one for your wingman.
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    Double Tango

    A pair of CoPilot Deluxe wireless charging cradles with tabletop chargers.
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    For iPHONE OWNERS:
    Two CoPilot Deluxe cradles with wireless charging. Two tabletop wireless charging pads. Two cases for iPhones...
    Free shipping!

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    Three Way

    You want it all, a CoPilot Deluxe to charge in your car PLUS a tabletop charger to charge at home PLUS a hand-stitched leather charging caddy for the office...
    ($8 US shipping)

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    For iPHONE OWNERS:
    You want it all, a CoPilot Deluxe to charge in your car PLUS a tabletop charger to charge at home PLUS a hand-stitched leather charging caddy for the office PLUS a case so your iPhone can charge wirelessly...
    ($8 US shipping)

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    International 4-pack

    Four (4) CoPilot Deluxe shipped outside US/Canada (because the it is bulky, it isn't cost-effective to just ship one). If your country is not listed, please message us to calculate shipping and duties.

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    Double Three Way (is that a thing?)

    Two complete sets of CoPilot Deluxe PLUS tabletop charger PLUS hand-stitched leather desktop charging caddy.
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    Two complete sets of a CoPilot Deluxe PLUS tabletop charger PLUS hand-stitched leather charging caddy PLUS a case so your iPhone can charge wirelessly...
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Funding period

- (30 days)