About this project
We got the right dock for your Apple Watch and your iPhone! Power your new Apple Watch in Style! Hurry Up-ends Saturday 6pm EST!
Based on three modular key components we created the first premium line of docking systems for the new Apple Watch. Designed specifically for both the Apple Watch and your iPhone- and yes, you can charge your iPad as well! Fully milled out of aircraft grade aluminum
PREMIUM ONE W1 - takes one Apple Watch
PREMIUM ONE W2 - takes one Apple Watch and either one iPhone 6 or 6 plus or any 5 series model
PREMIUM ONE W3 - takes one Apple Watch, either one iPhone 6 or 6 plus or any 5 series model, and in addition your iPad Mini or Air/Air 2
We thought about the real needs of future owners as the Apple Watch relies on a connected iPhone to perform many of its major functions.
- Both, Apple Watch and iPhone need to be charged frequently
- One docking station for charging both would be perfect, even more if you can add your iPad as well - Options are a big plus
- Design and Function is key here.
- You want to dock and charge your premium devices in style. But easy operation a must!
- Flexible fitting to your needs - with case or without case, need to fit to all face sizes and watchbands
- Avoid any possible cable chaos - no fumbling or hunting for your charger - Who really needs an army of chargers on the desk?
Taken all this in consideration, we believe we came up with something special, something you would love for sure if you got it in hand, see and feel the beauty of it. Made out of solid aircraft grade aluminum, a level of precision that can't be achieved by molding or casting. We insisted to reach the same quality and high end look of your phone
"Made from aircraft grade aluminium, the dock looks like it could have been made by Apple themselves"
Have a look at the first ever docking station line for the new Apple Watch. Clean Design approach, functional and comes in different variations:
The modular concept, based on three key elements, allowed us to come up with different versions. In addition, it allows fast manufacturing and assembling. At the same time, it gives us even more options to add new versions in the future. Hey, what about a unit which can charge 10 Apple Watches and 10 iPhones? For OK, just started dreaming, but it is possible to develop something like that within a short timeframe.
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Check out these great images. When you hold the docks in your hand (puh- docks... we actually don't like to call them that way:) they feel heavy, strong, durable and look gorgeous - COOL SILVER
Hand selected Mahogany was chosen for this gorgeous Bi-Color version
Or do you like the powerful look of MAGIC BLACK?
Get all your devices organized and charged at one place
To a real product
The POWER TEAM WX - A special Reward, only available on Kickstarter. Combine your PREMIUM ONE W1 Single Dock with the X2 Dual Dock which takes either two iPhones (6/6plus and 5 series) or one iPhone and one iPad (Mini, Air)
We really like that comment David!:
We did a little promotion at the Apple Event March 9th :)
And we love the watch!
Design & Function and Technology
These three key elements allow us to create a modular line and leaves endless options for future models. Made out of aircraft grade aluminum, CNC milled, glass blead blasted and anodized. We are obsessed with perfection
Fitting even thick cases
We have virtually looked at all possible options for the new Apple Watch, face sizes and bands. With our mock-ups we simulated as well different usage profiles. We decided that the "hanging" watch covers mostly all situations. So we developed "The Tower". The Tower has a couple features, it allows fast install (and fast re-collect for travel). We think that this will become an important matter for the user. The tower`s screw-less magnetic cover holds the cabel coverd and allows to shorten it as well. The MagSafe Eye will be hold in place by using the innovative Microsuction tape.
Once we have access to the final MagSafe Charger we will adjust the eye holder and make the cable less visible as possible
This for the Single Stand-W1, you just use the charging cable provided with the Apple Watch
For the W2 and W3 the lightning cables are included. W2 has two single lines coming out of the unit`s back, one for the Apple Watch and one for the one lightning. The W3 has also two single lines coming out of the unit, one for the Apple Watch and one for the two lightning lines. This cable is thicker as we didn't wanted three cables coming out, so we combined two lightning in one line (we are using that solution for long time for our VariusDock). They split again just at the wall plug into two separate USB male heads. The wall plug will provide either two (for the W2) or three (for the W3) usb ports to charge all the lightnings and the Apple Watch. This guarantees your Apple Watch charging cable can be easily removed without dismantling the whole station. As long as there are no third party cables available this solution will be the most practical
Our Lightning cables which are included in the W2 and W3, are MFI cables which are certified by Apple:
Here is a picture of the Charger for the W3 unit. It delivers sufficient power even to charge your iPad fast and efficient
We ship the charger with one out these country specific options
The Microsuction tape on the bottom keeps the dock in place and allows two finger operation. Easy re-locate the dock without any residue. Can be cleaned with pure water
Our REWARDS for YOU -We start shipping end of May!
Or.....GO FOR GOLD!
All units will come with wall charger and all needed Lightning cables. You only need to bring your MagSafe inductive charger which comes with the Apple Watch. Choose your personal style - Cool Silver, Magic Black or may be Silver combined with a hand selected Mahogany Wood layer? But may be you wanna dig for Gold with our PREMIUM ONE W2 EDITION? - Ok, you bet - we`ll ship a polishing cloth with it!
Base W1 2 23/64 x 2 23/64 x 25/64 - (60x60x14mm)
Base W2 5 29/32 x 2 23/64 x 25/64 - (150x60x14mm)
Base W3 5 29/32 x 3 15/16 x 25/64 - (150x100x14mm)
Base X2 3 15/16 x 3 15/16 x 26/64 - (100x100x14mm)
Shipping out Rewards starts End of May-Promised!
We will take this truly as a global project and we will assemble and ship out the finished PREMIUM ONE docks direct from the US and out of Europe (Germany). We got partnerships in place for the logistics.
How we got here
Herre is a link to an interview given to an Online magazine from Autralia- Tells you the story behind Premium One:
When Apple announced the news about the watch last year we got so exited and at the same time we knew exactly what would be needed once the watch will be launched. So we started this journey :)
From the first sketches and ideas, we have spent months designing, testing and refining the design. Endless hours of cutting and drilling, final machining
and milling, hand painting, measuring , testing, developing different models and designs, like it and dislike it, again and again. The samples you see here work really fantastic. We expect a minor adjustment once the Apple Watch has been launched. Mainly to adapt the final dimensions of the MagSafe charging cable Apple ships with the Apple Watch. Because we strongly believe that we are within a very close range it won't be an issue at all.
We took advantage of our outstanding experience with docking and charging solutions but for the Apple Watch it was quite challenging. By researching different channels we collected the needed images and data, enough to proceed further. We printed some watch bodies on our 3D printer to visualize the dimensions.
In the end, we really fell in love with the final results....and with the Apple Watch. You can say we are made for each other :) We hope you will share the same excitement with us. We made this for you! We really can't wait to hear from you once you get this really cool and functional product in hand.
The Manufacturing and Delivery Schedule
If we succeed with the campaign on KickStarter we will immediately finalize the remaining tooling and design for some parts which will take till end of April. As stated before we expect small dimension changes to be needed once we got the real watch in hand. So far, all in reference to the Apple Watch has been based on drawing dimensions we got through different sources. We need to double-check that. But we won't see here any obstacles time wise.
We selected our final and reliable suppliers for the metal, wood, and electronic parts and they are prepared to manufacture and deliver the first needed components no later than mid of May so we can start assembling by then.
Packaging design is currently in progress, samples are expected shortly. All is planned and scheduled to get the first PREMIUM ONE docks shipped out end of May. Major roll out will start in June. For sure, it also depends finally on the quantity we achieve here (hopefully:))
We will partly outsource the assembling and/or shipping and have made pre-arrangements with two reliable companies in the US and in Germany. Please keep in mind that duties and taxes applicable to your country could apply
All depending on the final quantities we might achieve through this campaign. We are good for doing more than 1000 units a week. Hiring part time workers to support the process is another option. Quality control will be handled by us for sure. Michael has done several much larger projects in different parts of the world and knows how to coordinate and adapt variable processes to deliver on time. Be assured - We know what we are doing!
How we will use the funds
The funds raised will be used for tooling, purchasing raw materials and assembling/logistic/shipping costs. If the campaign is successful, we will start shipping the first units end of May - promised!
We are designing innovative things, but to get a product really to the market it requires a lot of costs to be paid in advance. We are using KickStarter to crowdsource the demand upfront and to bring this product to life. We further love the possibility here to get in touch and to interact with our backers. This is very valuable for any product development and you won't find that otherwise.
Your support is truly appreciated and we will work hard to make it happen
We are very thankful for your engagement. Please share this project with any friends you think this might fit. Join the team and help us to bring this project to life.
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Risks and challenges
We know what it takes to deliver on schedule. The experience in design, engineering and manufacturing for over 30 years provides a good base to handle this project, even dealing with unexpected problems.
Our working prototypes are the results from months of development and testing and we are ready to move into serial production. We got most of the tooling in place and selected reliable suppliers.
However, there is always a risk of potential delays in tooling and schedules for materials and shipping.
These risks can never be eliminated at 100%, even if we feel we got all issues covered. We planned this project same as others, very detailed, but as you know and as we stated a couple times before, the Apple Watch is just about to launch and we expect little details (mostly dimensions) to be changed once we got the first watches in hand which will be on launch day. But due to our very flexible production processes we don't see here any serious obstacles we can't handle in time.
We understand that given the opportunity to be here on Kickstarter and to get support within the community is also an obligation and we will update you frequently as well as we always will appreciate any input on the project as well.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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