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The advent of smartphones and tablets has made our information portable. We're often clenching onto our phones to ensure it doesn’t slip away. It may be cumbersome to hold a device in our hand while browsing through social media, sports highlights, or checking email. How often have you tried to prop up your phone against a cereal box or milk carton, only to have it topple over? Is there a better way?
I wanted to incorporate our devices with our lifestyle. It had to be something natural, useful; not something that would require any forethought. I’ve looked in the market for different ways to mount my phone, but nothing I found complement our smartphones' features. Products were clunky, second rate, and unremarkable. What is the alternative?
Rings have the power to reflect who we are; without a spoken word, and make us unique. Humans have been wearing rings for identity, status, and any other reason probably since the beginning of time. So imagine the millions of rings made each year to entice us. Why not make it serve a higher purpose?
“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.” ― Albert Einstein
Neorings® uses the concept of magnetism to connect users with their devices. This attraction allows you the freedom of dexterity, while, still holding on the benefits of your smartphone. Thus, making this product distinctive in the high-tech driven market; empowering you to do more with less.
Patent pending Neorings® consist of a powerful Neodymium magnet embedded into a stainless steel crown. The ring is made of the highest-grade stainless steel and is available in an array of color inlays; including a handmade ring made from sterling silver. The sizes range from kid size 3 to adult size 15 and would be the perfect gift for any occasion.
We've field tested this prototype for months on smartphones and tablets and have found no adverse effects to device performance. Take it for a twirl and you'll understand the carefree feeling of knowing your phone is secure in your hand.
Take it off. It serves as an ideal way to prop up your phone for the best viewing angle. Use it on long flights to watch a movie or while waiting at the doctor’s office. This is not one more stand to carry around. You're already wearing it!
Neorings® are fashionable, trendy, and can be a great addition to any wardrobe. The ring attaches to a steel backing called a Neodisk™; which remains adhered to your smartphone or tablet. The Neodisk™ is sleek and unobtrusive, going unnoticed in your pocket. It is cleverly designed to house an outer casing called Neotack™.
Neotack™ is a button-like, magnetic, steel mount that serves as the mating end and receiver for the Neodisk™. It utilizes the best quality 3M VHB adhesive that can be placed on nearly any surface. A Neotack™ can be attached to your car console, boat, bike, or to the wall. It’s not limited to just your smartphone or tablet!
Can you come up with even more creative ways to use a Neotack™?
My experience is in machining.
I know metal, and I know metal fabrication. Reviewing prints, writing CNC programs, and working with these machines gave me the hands-on knowledge to take a product from the design stages to manufacturing. I work closely with my customers, product engineers, and quality assurance inspectors to ensure their parts are made correctly and on time.
After spending years making others’ visions become a reality, I decided it was time to take my own dreams from the drawing board to the real world. Take a look.
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Your pledge now will help us realize the dream of introducing a better way to keep our smartphones and devices with us. How many Neorings® will the world need? Only you can help me find out.
Risks and challenges
One word, manufacturing!
We have designed and completed a working and marketable prototype. Taking this prototype to mass production is the biggest challenge. We will need to hire additional team members in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, business development, and order fulfillment.
New systems and procedures will need to be tested, refined, and repeated. We will also need new CNC machines, equipment, and tooling to achieve our desired scale of production.
Another challenge will be coordinating supply chain logistics and foreign suppliers. While we’ve established a great working relationships with them there may be inherent delays in importing necessary parts.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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