Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
QLYX - the ultimate smart mount project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
$99,647 pledged of $40,000 goal
backers
Back this project
Share
Share

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

By IDA USA LLC
$99,647 pledged of $40,000 goal
backers
Back this project
Share
Share

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by .

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

62a893e9ad48a0c7fbe92b76e3a47e7e original

Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About this project

 

Technology is supposed to simplify our lives. But phones steal us from reality demanding more and more attention. 

We got tired of wasting time using bulky car mounts that were supposed to make our lives simpler. 

So we’ve decided to find a solution and developed a gadget that will make your driving experience safer and more comfortable.

QLYX – is a stylish SMART magnetic phone mount.
QLYX – is a stylish SMART magnetic phone mount.

Not because it's trendy to use “smart” today, but because it truly has a chip that interacts with your phone. 

Its main purpose is to make your life simpler and more comfortable by taking away the necessity of launching an application before a regular action, like driving. 

The mount is elegant and is accompanied by an application that does all the magic and has a dashboard with handy widgets for a driver.

 

 

 

A combination of smart mount and application is designed to auto-launch the desired app: navigation, streaming services, or parking place memory.
A combination of smart mount and application is designed to auto-launch the desired app: navigation, streaming services, or parking place memory.

  

Currently the mount auto-launches Waze, Spotify, Uber, Apple Maps and Google Maps, and we are constantly working on increasing the number of applications and widgets to choose from.
Currently the mount auto-launches Waze, Spotify, Uber, Apple Maps and Google Maps, and we are constantly working on increasing the number of applications and widgets to choose from.

 

Once parked. QLYX pins your car on the map, so you always know where you've left it.
Once parked. QLYX pins your car on the map, so you always know where you've left it.

 

3D touch provides quick access to the Drive Statistics, navigation points and other.
3D touch provides quick access to the Drive Statistics, navigation points and other.

 

With QLYX you will be distracted no more: the mount keeps the smartphone within your field of view, while the application - your hands on the wheel.
With QLYX you will be distracted no more: the mount keeps the smartphone within your field of view, while the application - your hands on the wheel.

 

The market is stuffed with mounts looking cheap and limited in colors. We are aiming at offering mount frames in a variety of colors to emphasize your style.  With your help, there will be an option to order QLYX in premium materials: e.g. aluminum, wood, leather or even gold.

 

Our designers have been carefully choosing and experimenting to reach the ideal.
Our designers have been carefully choosing and experimenting to reach the ideal.

 

0.5 mm thin electrical steel, NFC compatible Q-Plates in 5 colors.
0.5 mm thin electrical steel, NFC compatible Q-Plates in 5 colors.

 

Thanks to the unique form, our Q-plates can be attached to the phone any way you want.
Thanks to the unique form, our Q-plates can be attached to the phone any way you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s how QLYX is easily paired with the smartphone for the first time.
That’s how QLYX is easily paired with the smartphone for the first time.

 

That’s how QLYX auto launches Waze App without a single touch.
That’s how QLYX auto launches Waze App without a single touch.

 

That’s how QLYX opens Spotify App via push notification.
That’s how QLYX opens Spotify App via push notification.

 

That’s how QLYX gets directions to homework using 3D touch function.
That’s how QLYX gets directions to homework using 3D touch function.

  

 

Skeleton view
Skeleton view

 

 

 

 

  

  

Every QLYX comes with air vent clip and adhesive pad to provide a perfect grip. Both of them were tested under multiple conditions.
Every QLYX comes with air vent clip and adhesive pad to provide a perfect grip. Both of them were tested under multiple conditions.

 

The adhesive pad can be attached to any smooth surface at any angle with 3M VHB; while air vent clip is made from reinforced steel with a silicone coating to grip any air vent.
The adhesive pad can be attached to any smooth surface at any angle with 3M VHB; while air vent clip is made from reinforced steel with a silicone coating to grip any air vent.

 

QLYX will change your driving experience. While plastic holders are bulky and require time for phone installation and app launching, QLYX is elegant and minimizes the time of routine phone setting for the ride, saving it for you. 

So even if you own a phone holder and are perfectly satisfied with it, you literally don't know what you're missing...

 

 

 

 

 

 

We already developed all hardware and software, created several working prototypes, and even ordered molds. 

We invested our own money, using loans and even pension savings. 

We truly believe that our gadget will make people’s life more safe, comfortable and “smart”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We call ourselves Innovation Development Agency, or simply IDA. Although it is our first Kickstarter project, we have great experience creating innovative, useful and ergonomic products. Check out our the website for more information about the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our team has great experience in developing and selling innovative products.

Through extensive research and established network of fulfillment and delivery partners we minimized most of the risks.

We have already ordered molds for plastic details, Q-plates, magnets, BLE modules, and packaging, as well as developed software. We are almost ready to start assembly process in Columbus, OH.

If we need more units to match the demand of our backers, we will place another order for the QLYX elements during the Kickstarter campaign to ensure on-time delivery.

If we encounter unforeseen obstacles, we will notify all backers immediately.

Thank you for your support!
We love you <3

Your QLYX Team

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support this project

  1. Make a pledge without a reward

    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Set of 5 colorful Q-plates

    We are very thankful for your support!
    Your pledge will make a difference and change people’s life.
    We will keep you in the loop with all updates and send you FIVE electric steel Q-Plates:
    - Matte Black Q-Plate,
    - Pearl White Q-Plate,
    - Space Gray Q-Plate,
    - Rose Gold Q-Plate,
    - Gold Q-Plate.

    Includes:
    • Five colorful Q-Plates
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (163 left of 500) 337 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $18 or more About $18

    QLYX light

    You want our stylish mount, but don’t need it to be smart?
    We have a reward for you!
    We will send you QLYX light - the same QLYX mount, but without the “brain”.
    Save 28% off retail price.

    Includes:
    • QLYX light mount
    • Five colorful Q-Plates
    • Air vent clip
    • Adhesive pad
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (6182 left of 6500) 318 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $33 or more About $33

    QLYX

    Take control of your driving experience!
    Save 30% off retail price.

    Includes:
    • QLYX smart mount
    • Five colorful Q-Plates
    • Air vent clip
    • Adhesive pad
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (1108 left of 2000) 892 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $66 or more About $66

    QLYX x2

    Take control of your driving experience!
    Save 30% off retail price.

    Includes:
    • QLYX smart mount
    • Five colorful Q-Plates
    • Air vent clip
    • Adhesive pad
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (72 left of 300) 228 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $130 or more About $130

    QLYX smart mount - Family pack (x4)

    Simple. Smart. Safe. Stylish.
    QLYX 4 family!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited (27 left of 100) 73 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,425 or more About $1,425

    E-commerce pack - 50 QLYX Smart Mounts

    For those of you who love the idea of QLYX, willing to be the ambassador of a smart mount in your region, and believe in smarter and safer driving.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (30 left of 30) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $2,800 or more About $2,800

    Wholesale pack - 100 QLYX Smart Mounts

    For those of you who love the idea of QLYX, willing to be the ambassador of a smart mount in your region, and believe in smarter and safer driving.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (15 left of 15) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $7,950 or more About $7,950

    Distribution pack - 300 QLYX

    For those of you who love the idea of QLYX, willing to be the ambassador of a smart mount in your region, and believe in smarter and safer driving.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited (15 left of 15) 0 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. All gone!
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $29 or more About $29

    Early bird QLYX

    Take control of your driving experience!
    Be the first to receive QLYX Smart Mount in the world at the lowest price it will ever be!
    Save 40% off retail price.

    Includes:
    • QLYX smart mount
    • Five colorful Q-Plates
    • Air vent clip
    • Adhesive pad
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 300 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $57 or more About $57

    Early Bird QLYX x2

    Be the first to receive TWO QLYX Smart Mounts in the world at the lowest price they will ever be!
    Save 40% off retail price.

    Includes:
    • QLYX smart mount
    • Five colorful Q-Plates
    • Air vent clip
    • Adhesive pad
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $129 or more About $129

    QLYX smart mount - Family pack (x4)

    Simple. Smart. Safe. Stylish.
    QLYX 4 family!

    Includes:
    • QLYX smart mount
    • Five colorful Q-Plates
    • Air vent clip
    • Adhesive pad
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.