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Last updated March 3, 2016

The World's Smartest & most Elegant Wireless phone charger

When French luxury & Next Gen Tech meet to create the most beautiful handcrafted leather wireless embedded charger for your smartphone

The World's Smartest & most Elegant Wireless phone charger

When French luxury & Next Gen Tech meet to create the most beautiful handcrafted leather wireless embedded charger for your smartphone

€28,570
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
234
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 3 2016
Last updated March 3, 2016

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The Connected Sleeve by De Rigueur is the most elegant & useful embedded wireless charger for your smartphone.

It is the combination of French craftsmanship, luxurious Italian full-grain calfskin, and the newest technologies in the wireless charging field.

With only one goal: to face our daily challenges with elegance.

The Connected Sleeve is compatible with iOS and Android phones including:

For iPhones and Sony Xperia, we provide the right chip to make it wireless charging able.

Awards we received for The Connected Sleeve in 2015 and 2016 !

                                              

The Connected Sleeve allows you to charge your smartphone up to 2 times anytime, anywhere without any cable. The secret? An intelligent integration of electromagnetic induction in our smart leather Sleeve!

In the Sleeve, if you're on the go 

Slide your smartphone in the Sleeve. The charge starts automatically. You don't need any cable. 

On top of the Sleeve, as a wireless charging pad

You can also charge during lunch, in a meeting, or in your car. Just place your smartphone on the top of the Sleeve. The charge starts automatically. You still don't need any cable.

Using a wireless charging pad

You can charge your Sleeve by putting it on a wireless charging pad, like the one we offer in real Bamboo for the 49€ pledge. Place your Sleeve on top of the pad, and if their magnetic coils are correctly centered, a red LED will turn on, showing you recharge has begun. This LED turns green when the Sleeve's battery reaches at least 90%.

Using the integrated USB port

Plug the Sleeve thanks to its USB port discreetly integrated in its elastomer clasp, so that you can plug it directly to your computer or in your wall plug with an adapter, which we provide with a charging capacity of 2Ah to make it even faster than the existing ones on the market. A red LED will turn on, showing you recharge has begun. This LED turns green when the Sleeve's battery reaches at least 90%.

 You can also plug it into your wall adaptor ;)

Directly on the Sleeve elastomer clasp

  • Green LED : Sleeve on charge with battery > 90%
  • Red LED : Sleeve on charge with battery < 90%
  • Flashing red LED : Sleeve's battery < 20%

Through our App

Use our De Rigueur App in order to check the charge level of your Connected Sleeve through Bluetooth. Its use is the simplest in the world, and the app is very light to run.

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You are a distributor? We also offer special packs including more Connected Sleeves. Just check the end of the page when clicking on the green button "Back this project"  ;)

It takes you only 3 steps and 2 minutes to order your Connected Sleeve:

  • Log into your Kickstarter account or create a new one 
  • Click on the green button above
  • Select the reward you want

That's it! Don't worry about the choice of color as you can select it after the campaign finishes by answering a dedicated email. 

Taxes and shipping are already included in the indicated prices on the chart above. You don't have anything to add.

If you have any question regarding your order, you can send an email to Vanessa (vanessa@derigueur.fr) or contact us on Facebook and Twitter

The Connected Sleeve is available in 4 colors
The Connected Sleeve is available in 4 colors

The working principle of electromagnetic induction is based on the magnetic field produced by the alignment of two coils. Coils are contained in the Connected Sleeve and Qi integrated smartphones.

① Current in primary coil (transmitter/Sleeve) generates magnetic field
② Magnetic field induces current in secondary coil (receiver/Phone)
③ Received current is used to charge phone battery

When your smartphone lays on the Connected Sleeve, the charge passes between the two aligned coils, inducing the necessary energy to recharges your smartphone.

Qi is a standard develop by the Wireless Power Consortium for inductive electrical power transfer.

If your smartphone is not already Qi integrated, no worries, we provide you a very thin chip to stick at the back of your phone or inside your case, to make it compatible.

There are over 80 Qi compatible phones already on the market and the list keeps growing every day. Here are some example compatible with or without any chip.

Check here (by CTRL+F and brand) if your phone is Qi compatible and if it’s not, you’ll just have to stick the Qi chip we’ll be sending you in the Kickstarter pack. The bold written ones are Qi-integrated (no chip needed) and the other ones Qi-compatible (with our chip or case):

Alcatel (One Touch Go Play), Apple (iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6, 6S), Asus (Padfone S), Blackberry (Z30, Classic, Blackberry), HTC (Desire 626, Desire 620, Droid DNA, Droid Incredible 2, Rezound, One A9, Thunderbol, Windows Phone 8X), Huawei (P8, P8 Lite), Kyocera (Hydro Elite, Torque, Urbano L01), LG (LG G3, LG G4, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Optimus G Pro), Microsoft (Lumia 950), Motorola (Droid 3, Droid 4, Droid Bionic, Droid Maxx, Droid Mini, Droid Turbo, Droid X, Moto E, Moto G), MTT (MTT Master), Nokia (Lumia 550, Lumia 720, Lumia 735, Lumia 810, Lumia 820, Lumia 822, Lumia 830, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, Lumia 1020), Orange (Dive), Samsung (Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Core Prime VE, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge +, Galaxy Xcover 3), Sony (Xperia M4 Aqua, , Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3V, Xperia Z4V, Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Premium), Vertu (Signature Touch 2015), Yota (Yotaphone 2), Wiko (Lenny, Lenny 2). Here is an example of case we can provide for the iPhone 6 model.

For all orders, we will provide automatically a wireless receiver chip to make your phone Qi compatible.
For all orders, we will provide automatically a wireless receiver chip to make your phone Qi compatible.
                                              
Conceiving The Connected Sleeve
Conceiving The Connected Sleeve
Prototyping our first models
Prototyping our first models
Preparing our videoclip
Preparing our videoclip
Beautiful craftsmanship, handmade in France with love
Beautiful craftsmanship, handmade in France with love
Presenting at CES Las Vegas 2016
Presenting at CES Las Vegas 2016

As a young House of connected high-end leather goods, we are pleased to develop our first Fashion Tech collection and we hope you will join us in this extraordinary adventure to support De Rigueur, French House of the XXIst century. 

We believe that our daily accessories should be not only beautiful objects, but that they should also provide you with powerful services to face everyday challenges.

De Rigueur is a team composed of Elodie, Adrien & Walid, 3 passionate people with complimentary marketing, engineering and digital skills. 

                                              
  

And a big thank you to all the great people who help us everyday in the exciting adventure of the Connected Sleeve by De Rigueur !

Risks and challenges

We are really excited about launching our innovation on Kickstarter, and hope you will appreciate our Connected Sleeve.

We put a lot of work into designing and building the first prototypes, but as a hardware project we are also aware that there will be challenges of manufacturing, production, shipping worldwide and more. Our promise is that we'll rise to meet all these challenges and more with the combined experience and passion our team brings to this project.

We've given estimate delivery dates. We are committed to keeping you informed of our progress both during and following our campaign. We assure you that we are all working very hard to produce a sensational product that not only arrives on time but is of optimum quality! Where we want to reassure you, is that prototypes are fully operational as you can witness in the campaign, and we have already identified the manufacturer of the product, which would be in France, contrarily to many hardware projects!

We are excited to get The Connected Sleeve by De Rigueur into your hands, our backers!

Thank you,
De Rigueur Team

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    DREAM TEAM: You are awesome! Thank you for helping us. We'll add your name to the Dream Team page on our website. You'll receive a special thank you Email and on our Social Medias, and you'll have access to all our updates and videos.

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    AMBASSADOR PACK: you don't need The Connected Sleeve, but love the project? You can help us make it through! Get one cotton recycled branded tote bag and all our love inside!

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    BEGINNERS: Get a De Rigueur Wooden Wireless Transmitter in real Bamboo + a wireless receiver module (for micro-USB OR spot-lightning) ! Wireless power is yours, freed from charger cables !

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    This reward does not include The Connected Sleeve.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: Get The Connected Sleeve at -60% ! A beautiful, hand-crafted sleeve integrating state-of-the-art embedded wireless charging technology. Choose your favorite color.

    Comes with: Wireless Receiver Module micro-USB OR Wireless Receiver Module lightning

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    VERY EARLY BIRD: Get The Connected Sleeve at -50% ! A beautiful, hand-crafted sleeve integrating state-of-the-art embedded wireless charging technology. Choose your favorite color.

    Comes with: Wireless Receiver Module micro-USB OR Wireless Receiver Module lightning

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    EARLY BIRD #1: Get The Connected Sleeve at -45% ! A beautiful, hand-crafted sleeve integrating state-of-the-art embedded wireless charging technology. Choose your favorite color.

    Comes with: Wireless Receiver Module micro-USB AND Wireless Receiver Module lightning

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    EARLY BIRD - PACK OF 2 SLEEVES !

    Get 2 Connected Sleeves in any color of your choice. With their accessories.

    in $ : $215

    *Future Retail Price: 498€ ($538) + taxes + shipping

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    PREMIUM PACK: Get a Connected Sleeve and one De Rigueur Wooden Wireless Transmitter Pad at -30%!
    The Connected Sleeve is a beautiful, hand-crafted sleeve integrating state-of-the-art embedded wireless charging technology. Choose your favorite color.
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    One De Rigueur Wooden Wireless Transmitter in real bamboo.

    Comes with: Wireless Receiver Module micro-USB AND Wireless Receiver Module lightning

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    PACK OF 2 SLEEVES !

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    PACK OF 3 SLEEVES !

    Get 3 Connected Sleeves in any color of your choice. With their accessories.

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    PACK OF 10 SLEEVES !

    Get 10 Connected Sleeves in any color of your choice. With their accessories.

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    PACK OF 20 SLEEVES !

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    DREAM PACK : We love you !!
    This is an invitation for 2 for a premium diner with the team at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, during which we would offer you 2 Connected Sleeve with all the accessories you need and in the color of your choice.

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    Delivery : whenever you want ;)

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    SPECIAL - VALENTINE'S PACK
    For Valentine's Day, get a Lovers' Pack in limited edition including :

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