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BRAIN MAGIC.IncBy BRAIN MAGIC.Inc
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BRAIN MAGIC.IncBy BRAIN MAGIC.Inc
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¥3,533,124
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23days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, November 14 2018 2:30 PM UTC +00:00.

About

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The Orbital2 device’s goal is to eliminate the use of keyboard in the creative industry and to create an environment where creators can work happier. Creators spend a dozen hours a day working tirelessly in front of computers. Productivity & efficiency are important core resources. While also keeping the relevance of their content. 

However, due to various problems, such as tenosynovitis, caused by the inconvenience of the current keyboard shortcut system used today, many talented individuals have been forced to quit being creative. The Orbital2 device is here to solve those problems. 

Orbital2 boasts these 4 primary features/functions: 
1. Improves productivity by speeding up work and reducing time spent working stagnantly.

2. Its ergonomic design notably reduces body stress.

3. Creatives can fully customize its settings, and switch seamlessly between various software as the Orbital2 is compatible with multiple applications.

4. Its shape and design make it very harmonic with everyday use. Down to its texture, joystick feel, appearance and all-round coolness. 

Through these commitments to Orbital2, we aim to make the daily lives of current and future creatives a lot more easy, efficient and fun. To make all our creativity more profitable, we will deliver the Orbital2 into a world that very much needs it.

Hollywood Film Artist, Jason Horley tried out the O2. He is a UK concept art artist, who was in charge of the whole Harry Potter series and other world famous films. He has worked on over 50 world famous films.

He worked on a piece called "Dino Cave" for BRAIN MAGIC using the O2. Through working with the O2, he commented on how it contributes to the creative work environment.

Works
-  The Harry Potter All series
-  Star Wars - Last Jedi -
-  Hercules
-  Tarzan

O2 is a state of the art device that was developed in order to eliminate unnecessary keyboard operations. We implemented a unique mechanism that cannot be found in existing products, which resulted in both high-functionality and miniaturization. The greatest feature of O2 is its versatility. It can be placed anywhere. It works well with all creative application in numerous fields, and can be placed on a variety of surfaces. Be it slanted or bumpy. Also, the O2 was designed for ambidextrous use. Symmetry is built in. Hence, it can be utilized by a right or left handed operator. It is also extremely user friendly and intuitive, with the ability to perform numerous functions from one home position. The O2 boasts 4 simple features that distinguish it from other products.

The O2 offers 32 – 256 types of shortcut key and button operations for any creative software. You only need to manage three functions, “tilt”, “roll” and “push”. Control is right at your fingertips. Depending on the way you combine these functions, you can assign several hundred commands. Moreover, you can conduct complex operations continuously by combining three movements, similar to how you would execute special moves in fighting based video games.
 

 With the Flat Ring, in addition to keyboard shortcuts, you can also assign items to the on-screen menu overlay. Using this feature makes it possible to assign functions to a switch all at once, saving you time and streamlining the process.

Ergonomic design that effectively reduces the user’s exhaustion due to repeated movements over an extended period of time. We believe that shortcut keys are not the optimum method of operation for creatives and programmers alike.According to our research, we found that the shortcut keyboard operation, such as Ctrl + something, actually causes damage to our hands, over time. Now, this may not be a big issue for general PC users, it is, however, a cruel reality for those who often manage over 1,000 keyboard shortcuts within an hour. This can often result in tenosynovitis, more commonly known as “trigger finger”. We conducted a number of experiments and developed various prototypes, hence designing O2 to allow creators to use it without over exerting themselves. We altered the shape so that users do not have to grip it tightly, but rather gently place their hands on it. This achieves a noticeable reduction of unnecessary stress on the user’s hands. Even after long working hours.

Besides its compatibility with various kinds of creative software, such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Premiere Pro, it can be used with anything in which shortcut keys are typically assigned. You can confirm that the O2 mode is activated by glancing at the LED light located near the bottom of the O2 device. In this way, you can toggle between multiple software programs simultaneously, and know which app it is functioning on by the colour of the light without confusion. Configure your custom luminous LED to suit your needs!

 Orbital2 Specifications

 In today’s world, the images of the future which science fiction writers have portrayed are indeed turning into reality. An AI program beat professional Shogi/Chess player, created a movie teaser, and even published a novel. However, we still believe in the creativity that humans possess. Only humans can create something that truly appeals to us. Work with passion in any field and that work will be remembered and treasured by people for generations to come. Having said that, we are limited both physically and temporally. So, we need to eat to keep moving and sleep to fully utilize our brains. Time we spend with our friends and family are equally important. We developed a device that champions a programmers’ ability and allow them to work ceaselessly and at the same time enrich their lives. O2 is a next-generation device that expands the developers’ skills, reduces physical exhaustion as they revel in their creative moments. It is our wish as BRAIN MAGIC to reduce the workload of programmers who will lead us to a world filled with amazing pieces of work that make our lives richer. The development of O2 could not have been possible without the hundreds of people who believed in us and believed in our philosophy which can be found on “Makuake”, a Japanese crowdfunding website.

                                                  

Risks and challenges

Thank you so much for considering our project.
Finally, we will describe the risks of this campaign.

The first risk is the price of O2.
We spent energy to select great parts selection, and think usability is important than productivity in terms of manufacture process. As a result of pursuing operationality, durability and compactness more than productivity without compromise, it became a product with a very high cost ratio.As a result of realizing high-end products convinced by professional creators, this price has been reached.

The second risk is the production schedule.
We are preparing with partner factory so that we would able to deliver O2 device to backers with smoothly. Since we have experience in product delivery, we are preparing to deal with various risks based on it.However, the risk of delays due to the unavoidable circumstances of the delivery schedule can not be reduced to zero.

Finally, we do not consider the project to be finished when we delivered them to everyone.Based on valuable comments received from everyone, we will repeatedly improve and update software and services.
We will evolve O2 to a more perfect and wonderful product.
It should include implementing new functions that have not yet been announced. However, it depends on everyone's support to what extent we can continue the project.

We hope that everyone share sympathy and understands these risks and our vision, and support the project to develop the best creative device.

For any supporters living outside of Japan, please be aware of your local import or relevant tax laws. Depending on which country you live in, you may be required to pay import tax or other tax on this item.

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