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G marketBy G market
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G marketBy G market
First created
£2
pledged of £400,000pledged of £400,000 goal
2
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, August 13 2015 12:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

Smartphone users are found almost everywhere in school, subway station, and café etc. Unlike the past, people in the modern society encounter media through smartphones more than TV. The change has covered all over the industrial fields and shopping through smartphones in the Gmarket online shopping mall has also increased.

 We came to the question “How clean is our smartphone that we touch and use every day?” People touch their smartphone average 150 times a day and 7,000 kinds of germs are found on it, which is 10 times more than that of a toilet. People are in a state they can’t be relieved from sanitary stability. We initiated this Project from how we could provide a better environment to customers for their mobile shopping life.

 We wanted to give people new but fun experience in making their smartphones clean. We thought it would be great to give people time to clean their smartphones while waiting for their drink at a coffee shop. Thus, we decided to create a toaster-shaped smart phone sterilizer considering fun experiences and the characteristics of a coffee shop.

 The UV lamp inside the Green Toaster sterilizes all bacteria on your smartphone. UV sterilization basically modifies the DNA of the cells of bacteria and fungus to disable their metabolism, which prevents them from reproducing. UV sterilization is already widely used in facilities accommodating patients with weak immune systems such as leukemia patients in the ICU.

  The design of the Green Toaster was inspired by a toaster, an item familiar in a café. Imagine a sterilized smartphone popping out just like a piece of toast from a toaster. In order to project a neat and clean image of a self-sterilizing product, the edges are finished with soft curves, and the seams are minimized to highlight the simplicity.

  Green toaster is activated in a simple step by first activating Gmarket application and to the green toaster menu, then putting the smartphone inside the green toaster and finished by pulling down the lever. The smartphone inside the green toaster is sterilized in only five minutes by the UV lamp.

Risks and challenges

Before launching mass production, we are duly considering how many people will feel the same way about the sterilization of smartphones and how many of them will actually buy the Green Toaster.

To this end, we are planning various PR activities targeting segments that would readily feel the same way about the sterilization of smartphones, such as hospitals, kindergartens, and housewives.

Also, through this Kick-starter Funding Project, we would like to receive feedback from many investors on the design as well as the functions of the Green Toaster.

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