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About

With your help today, we can make summer 2015 a little more comfortable.

Easy Breeze is a smart ventilation system that only takes a few seconds to install, and can be left in all summer. The first of its kind, it senses when your car gets too hot and automatically turns on a powerful fan to suck all of that sticky, hot air out of your parked car through a small crack in a window.

Easy Breeze is the first ever smart vent of its kind. You don’t even have to remember to turn it on when you park!

  • Easy Breeze comes with a USB battery pack that provides enough juice to cool your car for an entire week on a single charge.
  • The battery can be used to charge your phone and even has a built-in super bright LED flashlight for roadside emergencies!

Breathe Easy

Getting into a car on a hot summer day can be extremely uncomfortable, but did you know that it’s also unhealthy? The hot sun causes cancer-causing volatile organic compounds (known as VOC’s) to leech from your car’s interior into the air. In one recent study*, researchers found that the levels of VOC’s in a car left in the hot sun can be up 26 times the levels during regular driving! Easy Breeze drastically reduces levels of VOC’s by constantly sucking them out of your parked car and replacing them with clean, fresh outdoor air.

*Fedoruk, Marion J., and Brent D. Kerger. “Measurement of volatile organic compounds inside automobiles†.” Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 13.1 (2003): 31-41. 

Modern Power

Easy Breeze utilizes a high-capacity USB battery pack that has its own built-in super bright LED flashlight. This means that not only can the battery provide up to a week of cooling for your car, it can be used to charge any USB-compatible device (e.g. smartphones tablets, etc.) and to provide vital lighting in case of an emergency on the road. It also charges using the provided micro-USB chord, so you can charge it using your existing USB chargers while you drive or back at home.

Compact, Elegant

Easy Breeze’s aerodynamic design is the result of several design iterations. It uses specially designed contours to pull air from the hottest part of the car (the roof) out of a small crack in a window efficiently, all within a small, discrete package.

Peace of Mind

Easy Breeze’s heavy-duty weather stripping lets you can keep your parked car cool without having to worry about bad weather.

Not only is climbing into a cool car more comfortable, you’ll also be less likely to turn on the A/C, saving you money on gas and helping to reduce carbon emissions.

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Production Plan:

February: Make a few finishing touches on the design, place tooling orders, place PCB orders, order components

March: Tooling build-out and procurement of raw materials, receive components

April: Recieve PCBs, begin pre-production builds, pilot production, QC checks

May: Begin manufacturing injection molded and rubber extruded parts

May/June: Begin assembly and fulfillment

Risks and challenges

We've spent the past 10 months working with several world-class manufacturers to make sure everything goes smoothly, but here are some inherent risks with this type of project:

MANUFACTURING: Creating a new injection mold for parts like these is never easy, and it can take some trial and error to get it right, so its possible for delays to crop up here. To minimize the possibility for delays, we've chosen a US-based injection molding company with an outstanding track record for promptness.

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: In my experience, there is always room for improvement, even on the most meticulously planned designs. In order to create the best possible product, we are planning a pre-production run to work out any kinks in the manufacturing and assembly processes.

FULFILLMENT: There are many variables with projects like this that can cause delays. A deadline might be missed, a shipment might be lost, etc. These things may cause delays, so we have selected more than one supplier for each component and more than one injection molding and assembly house to make sure we hit our deadline.

Its been almost a year now of hammering out the details, but there may be a few more bumps in the road ahead. At every step, you will be notified if anything changes, and we will do everything possible to ensure you end up with a comfortable car as the weather heats up June 2015!

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    THANKS FOREVER: You will receive a permanent spot as an original supporter on our website, and you'll stay in the know with all the Easy Breeze updates.

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    EASY BREEZE BATTERY: Recharge your iPhone or other USB-compatible device with this stylish aluminum USB battery pack. It can provide over a full charge for an iPhone and has a built-in super bright LED flashlight!

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    TWO EASY BREEZE BATTERIES: One for you and one for a friend. Recharge iPhones and other USB-compatible devices with these two stylish aluminum USB battery packs. Each one can provide over a full charge for an iPhone and they both have a built-in super bright LED flashlight!

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    EASY BREEZE EARLY BIRD: Get your very own Easy Breeze, complete with a window-mounted smart vent, a stylish USB battery/flashlight, and weather stripping. You will be saving at least $21 off the retail price.

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    EASY BREEZE: Get your very own Easy Breeze, complete with a window-mounted smart vent, a stylish USB battery/flashlight, and weather stripping. You will be saving at least $11 off the retail price.

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    EASY BREEZE+EXTRA BATTERY: Get your very own Easy Breeze, complete with a window-mounted smart vent, TWO stylish USB batteries/flashlights, and weather stripping.

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    TWO EASY BREEZES: Whether you have two cars or a sweaty friend, get a better deal when you buy in pairs! Get TWO of your very own Easy Breezes, each complete with a window-mounted smart vent, a stylish USB battery/flashlight, and weather stripping. You will be saving at least $30 off the retail price.

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    TWO EASY BREEZES+TWO EXTRA BATTERIES: Whether you have two cars or a sweaty friend, get a better deal when you buy in pairs! Get TWO of your very own Easy Breezes, each complete with a window-mounted smart vent, TWO stylish USB batteries/flashlights, and weather stripping.

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    FOUR EASY BREEZES: Get one for you and three of your friends and get an even better deal! Get FOUR of your very own Easy Breezes, each complete with a window-mounted smart vent, a stylish USB battery/flashlight, and weather stripping. You will be saving at least $71 off the retail price.

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    FOUR EASY BREEZES+FOUR EXTRA BATTERIES: Get one for you and three of your friends and get an even better deal! Get FOUR of your very own Easy Breezes, each complete with a window-mounted smart vent, TWO stylish USB batteries/flashlights, and weather stripping.

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Funding period

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