A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
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
You can connect your chargers to phones inside the PhoneCell if you're worried they might run out of battery.
The PhoneCell itself can run for 20 hours on its internal battery. It is charged via mini USB.
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.
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.