$4,239
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
113
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 28 2017 10:00 AM UTC +00:00
Zachary SchwartzBy Zachary Schwartz
First created
Zachary SchwartzBy Zachary Schwartz
First created
$4,239
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
113
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 28 2017 10:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Zangles. Eliminate the hassle of carrying your daily medication by turning your pill carrier into a stylish addition to your wardrobe.

Simple to open and close, easy to attach anywhere, the Zangle is the accessory you'll never want to leave home without.

Easy To Open

 

 Fastens Securely 

 Quick to Retrieve

How To Wear It

Meet the Zangle, the blue jeans of jewelry charms. The Zangle merges function and style so you can wear it with anything. Designed with a standardized lobster clasp, the Zangle is easy to attach to any part of your wardrobe, from charm bracelet to necklace to anything you can think of with a loop or a zipper.

 

From Frustration to Invention- The Zangle Story

“Why don’t women’s clothes come with pockets? It’s so freaking annoying.”  

Not quite as dramatic as Eureka! But that’s the thought process that birthed the Zangle. It came out of the confluence of two great life events – I graduated with my degree in aerospace engineering, and I got married.

And I learned that my wife doesn’t like to carry a purse, and that she takes a nightly pill. Oh, yes, and that women’s clothes inexplicably lack pockets.

So I asked myself what would be unobtrusive, useful, and carry that single pill that someone needs at the ready. After several months of thinking about it, my Eureka moment did come – in the form of an idea for a bead-like pill-holder that could easily be clipped to a necklace, bracelet, or even a zipper pull. That was the first good idea. The second one was convincing my friend Avisha NessAiver to bring his tech savvy and special brand of pizzazz to the project.  

Working together gave us almost everything we need to create Zangles.  

The only thing missing is the final member of our team -- You!

What People Are Saying

 

Made With Care In Maryland

Ordering cheap jewelry from China is easy. Making things right takes work.

We searched long and hard to find a local manufacturer right here in our home state of Maryland that met out high quality standards. It wasn't enough to send away our designs and hope for the best; we wanted to make sure that we could visit the production facility and monitor every step of the process.

A Zangle’s journey begins with a high quality polyethylene plastic, superheated and poured into specially designed molds, one mold each for the tops and bottoms. The plastic cools to form a uniform piece, strong and flexible. When all the tops and bottoms are ready, the next step is to put the pieces through a careful “plating” process, enabling us to give them a shining smooth coloring that won’t crack or flake off. Next the tops and bottoms are assembled by hand, and each is attached to a clasp. Once all of this is finished, each Zangle is paired with its companion, and then it’s only missing one thing -- you.

Why We Need Your Help

We began designing the Zangle with our at-home 3D printer. This allowed us to spend months fine-tuning the design to maximize the storage space while maintaining a smooth sliding mechanism and secure latching.

But 3D printing can only go so far.

In order to provide you with the highest quality final product, we needed to up our game. 3D printing builds a Zangle layer by layer, so we moved to injection molding, which allows us to shape the Zangle in a single mold, to give it greater strength and flexibility. Unfortunately, these molds are expensive. Thousands of dollars expensive. 

In order to get these first molds made, we need your help. And that's only the beginning -- if we make it past our initial goal, we get to start working on adding cool designs, clasps, and other features. Woohoo!

Color Selection

We've decided to leave the final color determinations up to you. Our base kickstarter goal will only let us set up production for a gold Zangle, a silver Zangle and two colored Zangles. So we want to make sure that you guys get the ones you love best!

Add your votes to the notes when you back any vote-level pledge, and we'll post periodic updates on which colors are winning!

*Note: the silver and gold Zangles will be made with a specially colored aluminum-based plating to give a durable, tarnish-free coating with amazing color and low cost.

 Pledge Levels

 

 Share Zangles With Your Friends

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Timing is everything, isn’t it? Well, that’s true in love affairs and stage plays, but it’s not always true in manufacturing, as we’ve discovered. So, first thing to know is: Zangles are coming. It’s not a question of if. It’s happening. However, due to the nature of the manufacturing process for a new product like ours, our producer has told us that we could face potential delays if there are complications in the production of our molds.

We’re working closely with our manufacturer to make sure this doesn’t happen. Once our Kickstarter reaches its goals, we’ll begin mold manufacturing, and that should give us enough lead time to get you your Zangles quickly. But, if a slowdown occurs either in the mold-making or in the plating process that gives the Zangle its exterior color, we will let you know without delay.

Never fear, you’ll be dangling your Zangle before you know it!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $2 or more About $2.00

    SHARING THE MAGIC

    Stay in the loop and receive exclusive backer updates. Your coin is most welcome! We will send you a specially designed thank you email.

    Includes:
    • Our eternal gratitude.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    PAIR OF COLORED ZANGLES: EARLY BIRD

    Our earliest backers save the most!
    2x Zangles in colors of your choice! (TBD based on which colors get funded.)
    Become one of the first Zanglers and be the envy of all your friends! Get a special mention on our website with a title of your choice (Think: Grandmaster of Zangles).

    Includes:
    • Colored Zangle
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 44 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    PAIR OF ZANGLES + VOTE FOR YOUR COLOR!

    2x Zangles in any primary color combination that gets funded!
    Take the choice into your own hands by voting for your favorite Zangle color for us to produce!

    Includes:
    • Colored Zangle
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $13 or more About $13

    PAIR OF SILVER/GOLD ZANGLES EARLYBIRD!

    Our earliest backers save the most!
    Be the first to own one each of our Silver and Gold Zangles!
    Get two votes for our Color Showdown!

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 14 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    PAIR OF SILVER/GOLD ZANGLES + VOTE!

    Get a combination of your choice of Silver/Gold Zangles!
    Get one vote for our Color Showdown!

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    ZANGLE NECKLACE!

    Get a combination of your choice of two Zangles together with an elegant silver necklace to put them on!
    Get one vote for our Color Showdown!

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    • Necklace Chain
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    ZANGLE BRACELET!

    Get a combination of your choice of two Zangles together with a stylish charm bracelet to put them on!
    Get one vote for our Color Showdown!

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    • Bracelet Chain
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $28 or more About $28

    5x ZANGLES + VOTE FOR YOUR COLOR!

    5x Zangles in any primary color combination that gets funded, including up to two of our chromatics!
    Get five votes for our Color Showdown!
    Super-stylish Zanglers are always color coordinated.

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    • Colored Zangle
    • Glow in the dark Zangle
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    10x ZANGLES + 5 VOTES FOR YOUR COLOR!

    10x Zangles in any primary color combination that gets funded! Includes up to four Silver/Gold pieces.
    What better way to have a Zangle to match every outfit, and maybe a few extra to gift to jealous friends?

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    • Colored Zangle
    • Glow in the dark Zangle
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    LORD OF COLOR

    10x Zangles in any primary color combination that gets funded! Includes up to four Silver/Gold pieces.
    NAME A COLOR! Want to demonstrate your stylistic creativity? Now's your chance! Show off those crayon-learned skills and put your stamp on Zangle history.

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    • Colored Zangle
    • Glow in the dark Zangle
    • Color Naming
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    DRUNK POETRY SLAM

    10x Zangles of your choice.
    Send us some info about yourself and Zach and Avisha will have an inebriated literary evening wherein we write a beautiful poem about you and read it off either to a recorded video or live Skype session.

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    • Colored Zangle
    • Glow in the dark Zangle
    • Poem
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    International Zangle Party

    Sad that we can't ship internationally when you and all your friends want a piece of the action? Need a bucketload of Zangles for that perfect giveaway?
    We'll make a special exception for you and ship a box of Zangles anywhere in the world!

    Includes:
    • 55× Colored Zangle
    • 10× Glow in the dark Zangle
    • 55× Metallic Zangle
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Emperor of Color

    Get 12 Zangles (two Gold, two Silver, six Colored, two Glow in the Dark), and automatically choose a new color to be made -- and then name it!

    Includes:
    • Metallic Zangle
    • Colored Zangle
    • Glow in the dark Zangle
    • Color Naming
    • Our eternal gratitude.
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only United States
    Limited 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)