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Introducing Janus One - Simple. Small. Smart. Life
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Enjoy a Simpler Life
Tune out and enjoy a simpler life, free yourself from the constant hassles of social networking sites.
Built to last.
With almost ninety days of standby battery life, you can trust it will be ready whenever and wherever you need it.
A phone that adds to our lives
Has your smartphone ever been in desperate need of an emergency charge when there are no power outlets available? The Janus One makes this a thing of the past. With its power bank functionality, its gives emergency power to your devices whenever you need it.
Forward calls to Janus One
The Janus One allows you to forward and make calls. Pair it with your smartphone by Bluetooth and make calls while your smartphone is charging, or in places where you wouldn’t want your smartphone to be damaged or stolen.
Simple Life, Healthy Life
You can measure how many steps it will take to cover distances, thanks to its Pedometer. Gauge the distance from your house to the nearby coffee shop, or how many steps it will take to reach the beach if you’re at a resort.
Small yet Sleek
In fact, the word “mini” doesn’t do it justice. It’s super sleek, so it can slide in and out of your wallet without a problem.
Tiny yet Tough
The Janus One is shockproof, water-resistant, and is the only phone of its size that offers a battery standby time up to 90 days.
The vibration alert is powerful for its size, so you never will miss a call or SMS message when it’s in your pocket.
Janus One Backlight
If we are able to raise an additional $50,000 in pledges, we can offer all our pledgers the option of two additional phone colors (outside of the standard silver / black / gold). With total pledges of $100,000+, you will have two additional color options to choose from (BLUE & GREEN).
A friend helped us with some videos for Janus One! Enjoy!
Video #1: unboxing
Video #2: more features
Janus One Story
We wanted to design a simpler phone, for simpler life. A phone that doesn’t distract us from enjoying our loved ones, and chatting with friends. A phone that adds to our lives, not become our life. The result: Janus One.
Named after the god of new beginnings, Janus One gives you new options, and a new kind of mobile experience. Choose how you want to use it. It’s a great standalone phone, but it’s also the perfect mobile mate to your smartphone, too. It’s smart. It’s small. It’s simple. It’s the right phone for any occasion.
We’re GT Star, and we believe in building the best products - from the ground up. Our founder, Richard Li has over a decade’s worth of experience in the mobile industry and manufacturing, he knows how to build a quality cell phone. In fact, we already have a working Janus One prototype. We’ve been waiting for a moment like this - a chance to build something revolutionary; something that will make life easier, and better - but we can’t do it without you.
Why we need your support
We want something different out of the cell phones. We want something sleek, something smart, and something that doesn’t distract us from enjoying our life. And now we’re ready to build. But we need your help making Janus One a reality for everyone. We need $50,000 to build and launch Janus One. Will you join us?
Recently we have received a few questions regarding the similar phone sold in China. We would like to clarify this to the Kickstarter backer community.
Before we officially launched Janus One on Kickstarter. We had tested the market with the earlier versions in China market. As a small team with limited resources, we took the step-by-step approach to improve the product until we are satisfied with the most recent model, Janus One.
We wanted to design a simpler phone, for simpler life in a smart way. A phone that doesn’t distract us from enjoying our loved ones, and chatting with friends. A phone that adds to our lives, not become our life. Along the road of developing the phone, we realized that we have to collect more customer feedback. We also need to finance ourselves before we can create the ultimate version to present to the international market. Therefore, we tested 1st and 2nd version of the phone in China market in channels such as Taobao. We’ve collected great customer feedback in China and got initial funding to further perfect the phone. With the finance support, feedback and encouragement we received in the China market, we improved the phone further – the result is Janus One – the international version that we are satisfied and are confident with in presenting to the international market.
We are proud to present Janus One on Kickstarter to the international audience. We hope you feel as strongly as we do for Janus One! We look forward to your continued support in bringing Janus One to the international market. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
Our company has over 6 years of experience manufacturing mobile phones, and has its own production facilities. We are aware of the risks involved, and we, along with our manufacturing and distribution partners, have taken the necessary precautions to minimize any obstacles or challenges that may arise. We promise to keep our backers informed and updated as to the progress of the project. Potential risks and challenges that may arise during production include:
1) Janus One can go with most of GSM network and can work with a pre-paid GSM SIM Card. However, backers still have to check whether the plans that offered by telecom carries from different regions are applicable to Janus One.
2) Product certification for different markets
3) Possible delay of raw materials for manufacture
4) Overseas delivery delay
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