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Qimini™By Qimini™
First created
Qimini™By Qimini™
First created
AU$ 18,131
pledged of AU$ 40,000pledged of AU$ 40,000 goal
267
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 19 2014 8:14 AM UTC +00:00

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The future of charge is wireless.

Even though wireless charging is as its very beginnings, the horizon opens up a myriad of opportunities. We are today charging our mobile devices on dedicated charging stations, tomorrow we will benefit from plenty of advantages that wireless charging has to offer, being embedded into our furniture, cars, cafés, offices and so forth. There's a whole new universe of possible ideas on how to add convenience to our lives. We will barely remember how we even lived when we were restricted to cords. 

We are really excited and proud to be part of this revolution. 

We came to realise that most of the wireless chargers currently on the market lacks balance in its form & function. They benefit from an amazing technology but present a lack of sensibility and beauty.

Not only did we want to take on a new technology but bring a knockout product to the user.

Last year we've designed Pocket, the thinnest wireless charger on the market. 

Introducing Deuce

Pocket was great to charge your phone indoor but useless while away from a USB port.

With Deuce, we've brought Pocket to the next level. We got a lot of feedback from our customers and we've listened to you. 

We integrated an internal back up battery into the same form factor. You can now top-up your phone at the pub after a long day at work. After all, what is wireless charging all about? It is about freedom. It is charging the simplest way ever. It is about mobility.

We've developed Deuce with passion. We pay attention to every detail to bring you a beautifully created product. We kept the design minimalistic and timeless. Our vision is to make Deuce a completely universal wireless charger that is accessible anytime and everywhere.

 
 

 Design from the inside-out

We wanted to create a beautiful object. Not only we got rid of the tacky and nerdy stuff that overburden most of the wireless chargers on the market but we took on the project in a holistic approach.

Throughout all the product development, our designers and engineers were in constant dialogue. The idea was not to create a box around the electronic board but rather designing inside-out.

We already spent months developing, testing and prototyping. We are almost there! We need your support to make Deuce a reality. The money you pledge will serve to build the tooling as well as getting Deuce certified for UL, CE, C-tick,CCC, SAA & RoHS.

We want you to get Deuce as soon as possible. With the experience we gained from producing Pocket, we are confident to ship Deuce by February 2015. 

Compatibilities 

Deuce is supported by Qi. 

Qi, pronouced "chee", comes from the Chinese symbol meaning energy. It has been designed by WPC to provide energy through magnetic induction.

 Examples:

  • Direct Charging refers to devices that already embed the technology.
  • Qi Sticker refers to devices that require either a Qi back-cover or a Qi Sticker to operate.
  • Qi Case refers to devices that will only function with a dedicated Qi case.

We are updating our Pinterest board with all Qi enabled phones here.

Dimensions & Weight

  • Diameter: 95mm
  • Thickness: 14mm
  • Cable Length: 230mm
  • Weight: 110 g

Material

  • Body: PC + ABS
  • Cable: PVC

Colours & Finishing

Power & Battery

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Battery Capacity: 2000 mAH
  • Input: Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
  • Output: Charges via Qi technology at 5V/1A
  • Time to charge Deuce: 2 hours
  • Standby time : 48 hours

Performance

  • Performance varies according to the receiver's battery capacity.

 Packaging

Qimini™ was created in 2013. Qimini™ is part of Tektos Group, a western managed company, based in Hong Kong, with an history of over 15 years in manufacture of consumer electronic. 

We are a Wireless Power Consortium member, an Apple MFI developer, fully FSC certified and registered with the United Nations Global Compact agreement which we proactively support.

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Risks and challenges

We have been working very hard on Deuce for a few months now and we are really happy about the result. We have overcome a great deal of challenges, reducing the heat to be Qi compliant was one of those. We never compromised on the design, keeping the aesthetic and the ergonomic a key element of the product. Did you notice there are no screws?

As an experienced ODM & OEM company, we know that the bridge between prototyping and production is not an easy one. We learnt over the years that it takes time and patience to deliver a great product. This is the reason why we are confident with the timeline that we have fixed.

However, even though we already have our manufacturing partner, fine-tuning the tooling is one common and time-consuming phase in getting a product industrialised. Certification always takes time and impacts on the choice of material or components.

With the recent new law restricting batteries being flown, there have been challenges shipping power banks across the Globe. We are now covered with the MDS & UN38.3 certificates, which enable our products to be shipped by air, so we are confident that your Deuce will land in your hand safely.

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