About this project
The CONNEX™-cable, is a smart cable that improves on the design of existing cables, being shorter (which prevents tangles), but not so short as to make it difficult to use. Thanks to the Silicone's elasticity and physical strength, it can stretch and gives you a great deal of flexibility to connect devices at a distance and awkward uneven port level, and immediately returns to its original form!
It's broadly agreed nearly every cable for smart devices leaves a great deal to be desired. Most are too long, which leads to tangles and other headaches while others are simply too short. Our CONNEX™-cable boldly responds to this problem with the size of a credit card and effortlessly connects your digital devices for transferring data and charging. This new solution will eliminate the current annoyances of your tangling and bulky wire cables and those extra short length cables.
- Data Transfer (Phone, Tablet, Camera, Speaker, Navigation Device, Laptop, Mac, PC, etc.)
- Device Charging (Phone, Tablet, Camera, Power Bank, Speaker, etc)
- Mitigating Hassles (Tangles, Irritations, Frustrations, and so on)
Traditional charging and data cables are about 3 feet 5 inches (3'5"), which can cause you inconveniences that are just unnecessary. A cable of this length is prone to easy tangling with other cables like your earphones and peripheral’s cords. This can cause one big tangling mess!
We offer both an Apple Lightning Connector version for all Apple product connectivity; iMac, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, iPod AND a Micro USB connector version for most Android devices and PC.
The CONNEX™-cable is the most creative universal cable providing an easy compact tangle-free solution that you can personalize. You can draw and put other forms of art on the cable. It's a great fun way to express yourself! Enhance with a logo or your own design! It is a fun way to have it filled with doodle, sketches and other flights of ink-filled fancy.
No more worries about tangling cables! Its slim and small form-factor will fit in the smallest of places nicely like your wallet, trouser pocket, and anywhere else you want to carry it around in. It is a truly small and nifty!
...and it even holds your place in a book!
Sometimes, conventional cables are too long and inconvenient to use on the move, where as some short length cables are just that little bit too short! This leaves you stuck on the middle with no real solution! Most stick type short length charging cables require extra effort to get an equal port level, facing angle and so on. With the CONNEX™-cable, you won’t experience these common issues for much longer – Easy use and no tangling gives you a much greater experience. This is a truly simple solution to an irritating problem most of us face each day!
Silicone exhibits many useful characteristics, including:
- High tensile strength
- Low thermal conductivity
- Low chemical reactivity
- Low toxicity Thermal stability (constancy of properties over a wide temperature range of −100 to 250 °C).
- The ability to repel water
- Does not stick to many substrates, but adheres very well to others, e.g. glass.
- Does not support microbiological growth.
- Electrical insulation properties. Because silicone can be formulated to be electrically insulative or conductive, it is suitable for a wide range of electrical applications.
[SOURCE from: Hans-Heinrich Moretto, Manfred Schulze, Gebhard Wagner (2005) "Silicones" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim.]
- Weight: 15g(Product) / 55g+/-(Packaged weight)
- Dimension: 86mm(3.4inch) X 54mm(2.1inch) X 3.5mm(0.14inch)
- Cable Length: 18inch(Recommended) / 20inch(Max)
- Materials of Cable: Ultra-Durable Synthetic Silicone
- Package Condition: Individually Packaged within Clear PET Blister for Maximum Visibility
* If one of the tiers doesn't fit your needs, we're happy to customize your orders of 20 or more. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal is to ensure that the entire production line set up is completed by mid-June 2016. By the end of June 2016, we want to be in full production, and if everything is in order, we will immediately dispatch the CONNEX™-cable to our backers! We want to get this out to you as soon as possible, so that you can begin experiencing the benefits!
All level pledges will help us set up the initial production run. The budget includes the product development cost; tooling, raw material prep, and all other necessary expenses including supplier visits, shipping & handling and so on. We will allocate our resources effectively to meet and complete the necessary goals on time. We want to serve you as soon as possible, with the highest of quality at all times.
- MOQ Commitment
- Tooling Cost
- Supplier Visit
- Shipping & Handling
Our development team is very capable of managing issues associated with product development and production. However, if challenging circumstances occur that require an immediate reaction to get manufacturing back on track, we will immediately inform our backers of what has happened and what will be done, etc. We will still be able to fulfill our commitment and achieve the progress expected as we are completely solution orientated. If we encounter quality related issues, we will employ the most efficient solutions to avoid any major impact with regards to delivery of the device.
We are so grateful to everyone who has taken the time to read our campaign and for those who contributed what they could to make a difference and in helping us to spread the word. This has created a huge impact that will result in our ability to serve the world with better products for convenience. We have spent the last few months working hard to bring our vision to life and it has been worth every minute, thanks to all our generous supporters. Please know your efforts, even the smallest, haven’t gone unnoticed. We will continue to keep you posted on what your pledge helped us to achieve. You are part of our journey.
If you cannot pledge but you are interested in helping, please contact us so we can set you up with a referral program! You may even be able to earn a FREE 7 inch Stainless Steel Ball-Chain just by spreading the word!
It is super easy!
- Contribute to Your Targeted Pledge
- Click the Share Button at the Top of the page and say something about CONNEX™-cable (ex: Check this cool cable!)
- Leave us messages or comments "Shared" (We will give you a FREE 7 inch Stainless Steel Ball-Chain with your claim"Shared") * It is only eligible for CONNEX™-cable Kickstarter backers.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to discuss a collaboration or sponsorship, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to leave us message.
Press kit (Doc & Image): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1qZMD_0yiwWTDZ5Q2d1cUVmajg
Risks and challenges
It took months for all of our designers and tooling engineers to collaborate and develop the CONNEX™-cable requiring significant contribution for refinement of the cable. The most comprehensive solution was accomplished after much iteration to get a final design.
The flexible flat type cable needs a complex Silicon/Plastic over-molding process. If the material condition is not appropriate for its functionality, we will immediately investigate and re-optimize the process for the best result adjusting tooling and material property. Our goal is to eliminate nearly of all the issues before starting production so that we can present you with the perfect device. Our aim is to give our customers the best possible product with the CONNEX™-cable, with no compromises.
Our team is very capable of managing issues associated with product development and production. However, if challenging circumstances occur that require an immediate reaction to get manufacturing back on track, we will immediately inform our backers of what has happened and what should be done, etc. We will still be able to fulfill our commitment and achieve the progress expected. If we encounter quality related issues, we will employ the most efficient solutions to avoid any major impact with regards to delivery of the device.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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