CA$ 110
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 5 2014

Fusion Writer Prototype (Canceled)

E-ink portable word processor for writers! Write anywhere, anytime and in any weather with a 2-month battery life and waterproofing.

Fusion Writer Prototype (Canceled)

E-ink portable word processor for writers! Write anywhere, anytime and in any weather with a 2-month battery life and waterproofing.

CA$ 110
pledged of CA$ 50,000pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
3
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 5 2014

About


What is the Fusion Writer? 

•A portable, durable and energy efficient E-ink word processor 

•No strain high contract 13" screen

•Reversible twist screen, foldable to transform into an ebook

•Will be ultra-slim and durable

•Will feature a 2 month average battery life

•Will be able to charge on solar power or via USB

•Will have a full ergonomic QWERTY keyboard

•Will be powered by Android OS with a custom developed word processor application

•Designed for distraction-free writing

As an aspiring writer and gadget lover, I have always noticed the lack of any one specific portable writing tool made only for writers and writing. Sure there was the Alphasmart, which catered to writers with its full keyboard, but it was limited then and is now. 

Laptops have a great deal of functionality, but when it comes down to it they are also limited by battery life, portability and durability. 

In today's day and age it seems that the number of laptops and tablets keeps increasing exponentially - so does the number of possible distractions when using them. 

The Fusion Writer will have the following great features:

•High contrast 13" touchscreen E-ink display

•2 month average battery life

•Powered by Android OS 

•Full sized ergonomic keyboard

•Built-in LCD backlight

•Built-in solar panel outer cover

•Waterproof construction (up to 20 meters)

•Durable and shock-proof (can withstand a 5 meter drop)

•SSD built in memory 

•WiFi & Bluetooth connectivity

•Ultra-thin & lightweight construction


Why choose the Fusion Writer?

Because it has all the necessary features for dependable writing anywhere and anytime:

•Permanent autosave (anything you type will be saved automatically)

•Complete word processor and document editor

•Multi-sharing (upload your document anywhere)

•Built-in dictionaries and thesaurus 

•Built-in default email and browser applications from Android

The Fusion Writer will allow anyone who wants to write, blog or work on their novel to be able to do it anywhere. Want to go fishing or camping and work on some short stories amidst the wildlife? Why not? The durable and waterproof construction will allow you to write without worrying about battery life or dropping. 

Most writers spend an extended time writing and reading in front of a computer screen. This strains and hurts the eyes. The Fusion Writer'shigh contrast, E-ink screen will allow you to keep writing or reading without negatively impacting your vision.

What do writer's usually crave for? Distraction-free writing. With the Fusion Writer, this is as close as you can possibly get. Open it up and start writing! The built-in browser allows you to search for any information or catch up on the news.

Spilled some coffee? No problem, wash it off the Fusion Writer and keep writing. Want to read an ebook or edit a document? The Fusion Writer will allow you to read any book with its e-ink screen and multi-format support. Plus, if you do run out of battery life, leave it in the sun to re-charge in a few hours.

Risks and challenges

The Fusion Writer is now just a concept, but with help it can become a real product that will work for and not against writers.

Currently, this project is intended to raise money to build and test a fully-functional prototype. With your help the prototype will allow us to research and build a complete working final product.

Why $50,000?

- To choose appropriate internal components
- Programming the device to work flawlessly
- Develop several working prototypes
- Test the device for waterproofing, drop resistance and dust- proofing (we may destroy some prototypes in the process)
- Develop a custom word processing application for Android OS
- Testing for overall reliability
- Marketing the device and preparing post-production
- Launching the production with several units available for purchase

The prototype may take 2-4 months to build. Choosing the correct parts for assembly and experimenting with materials (3D printing) will allow the development process to minimize costs and determine the optimum parts.

The schedule to develop the prototype into a fully-fledged product will take the following:

December 2014 - Fusion Writer Alpha (working prototype)
Funding needed - $50,000

April 2016 - Fusion Writer (production launch)
Available for custom order online

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    Receive a personal thank you call + a 3D printed thank you badge + Fusion Writer custom t-shirt!
    You will be entered into our order priority list once the working prototype is developed into a complete product, ready for ordering!

    You will have a exclusive chance to be able to pre-order! Each device will be assembled by hand and we will be releasing a minimum number of made to order devices with several customization options. You will be able to pre-order at a exclusive rate.

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    Receive all of the above PLUS a the opportunity to suggest a key feature to be implemented into the development. (The feature suggested will be implemented only if deemed reasonable and possible within the scope of the project.)

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    Be eligible to receive all of the above benefits PLUS receive a FULLY WORKING PROTOTYPE VERSION of the Fusion Writer. The device will be fully tested and working and no different than a completely developed device. This will be the model that will enter production.

    1) Have a fully custom branded outer design with your choice of graphics or have custom graphics and logo designed.

    2) Have YOUR NAME mentioned on the device start up screen as an EXCLUSIVE BACKER

    3) Receive a model with a built-in memory of 120 gb. More than enough for ebook or other storage.

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