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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

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Production Prototype

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About

Hi,

Thank you for not looking at your phone for a minute to read more about the PhoneCell. This device locks up to four phones (smaller and plus size models) for a time that you decide. Once it's locked it can't be opened (without furiously forcing it). This offers you a period without constant phone-addiction.

Step 1. Place phones
Step 2. Set time
Step 3. Lock the box
Step 4. Enjoy

Set the timer
Set the timer

 

You can connect your chargers to phones inside the PhoneCell if you're worried they might run out of battery.

3D print of the final product
3D print of the final product

The PhoneCell itself can run for 20 hours on its internal battery. It is charged via mini USB.

3D rendering of the PhoneCell with different colors
3D rendering of the PhoneCell with different colors

 

Charge your phone while it's locked
Charge your phone while it's locked

 

PhoneCell Open
PhoneCell Open

 

Enjoy a dinner without Distractions
Enjoy a dinner without Distractions

SPECS: Outer dimensions 170x88x63mm

Previous media attention with our previous project ( DistractaGone ) 

GOAL & FUNDING 

With this fundraising campaign we want to make the box as compact and affordable as possible.

Your donation will be helping to pay for:

• Finalizing the design for production
• The Kickstarter campaign (editing, photography etc.)
• The material used to create the PhoneCell (including technology)
• Production
• Packaging and logistics
• Marketing 
* Exploration for a new model 

It's all very straightforward: we simply want to create a kick-ass device to combat smartphone addiction. Help us make the world a more social place.

Cheers, 

Team PhoneCell - Ingmar Larsen & Maarten Langbroek 

Risks and challenges

There's always risks and challenges involved with launching a new product, however we believe that we have found very trustworthy and knowledgeable manufacturers, distributors and technical specialists.

Our prototype is already up and running, but we want to create a much slicker model that is easier to carry around and has more technical abilities. The contributions to this product will be invested in creating the perfect model. Only when we are completely satisfied with the product, we will start distributing.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €20 or more About $24

    One PhoneCell

    Get one PhoneCell at the lowest price possible.

    You can choose your preferred color (1 out of 5) in a backer survey upon completion of the campaign.

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    Pledge €38 or more About $45

    Double pack PhoneCell

    2 PhoneCell's for those who need more than one.

    You can choose your preferred color (1 out of 5) in a backer survey upon completion of the campaign.

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    Pledge €90 or more About $107

    5 PhoneCells

    Get 5 PhoneCells for the lowest price possible. The delivery costs are kept to a minimum as all 5 devices are sent to the same location.

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,789

    100 PhoneCells (Company deal)

    Get 100 PhoneCells for the lowest price possible. The delivery costs are kept to a minimum as all 100 devices are sent to the same location.

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Funding period

- (40 days)