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Turn your appliances on/off with motion or through sound with our new PowerCube Sensor Series!
Turn your appliances on/off with motion or through sound with our new PowerCube Sensor Series!
If you have missed the campaign, hit the button below and get yourself a smarter home!
Turn your appliances on/off with motion or through sound with our new PowerCube Sensor Series! If you have missed the campaign, hit the button below and get yourself a smarter home!
86 backers pledged $9,898 to help bring this project to life.

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New add-on available!

As requested by our backers, we are providing an extra Add-On for the PowerRemote.

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Reached our GOAL and are FULLY funded! New pledges are unlocked!

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New pledges UNLOCKED!

Over 50% FUNDED! UNLOCKING the Power Sensor add-on:

Remote Sensor add-on unlocked!
Remote Sensor add-on unlocked!

 

Nowadays we are living faster than ever before. More apps, more choices, more emails, more of everything. Rather than making things more complicated, it’s good to sometimes take a step back and make life more comfortable, more convenient.

Living a comfortable and convenient life.
Living a comfortable and convenient life.

This kind of thinking got us the PowerCube Sensors.

Introducing the PowerCube Remote Sensor and the Sound Sensor
Introducing the PowerCube Remote Sensor and the Sound Sensor

After many attempts, trials and errors, we came up with two unique devices: The Remote Sensor and the Sound Sensor.

By applying smart factors to our home, we can reduce those little things that can ruin your day.

In the dark knocking over a cup...
In the dark knocking over a cup...

 

...or bumping everything in your way...
...or bumping everything in your way...

Well it happens to all of us… more than it should! We want to put an end to this. By creating a smarter home, we can create a more comfortable home.

Introducing the PowerCube Remote Sensor and the Sound Sensor
Introducing the PowerCube Remote Sensor and the Sound Sensor

In the relentless pursuit of improving user experiences, we developed the POWERCUBE REMOTE SENSOR and POWERCUBE SOUND SENSOR based on our classic product, the PowerCube - which won the Reddot Award 2014.

PowerCube RemoteSensor

Switch your appliances on/off through motion

Motion detection through PIR sensor. When the motion sensor detects movement in the room, connected devices automatically switch on. After a period where no movement is detected, they will automatically switch off. 

We developed four modes to adapt to your needs: long-term lighting mode, short-term lighting mode, appliance mode and manual mode.

  

 

Walking pass the remote sensor, it will stay on for three hours. After three hours of no detection, it will turn off. If in the three hours a presence is detected, the time will automatically restart over again. It will then turn off after three hours of no detection. You can manually switch off by pressing the remote sensor black button.

This mode is suitable for functional lighting products

The same principle as the long-term lighting mode, but the duration is 3 minutes instead of three hours. You can manually switch off by pressing the remote sensor black button.

This mode is suitable for temporary lighting (such as corridor lights, night lights, basement, front door etc.) 

"The above two lighting modes can only be used in the evening or in darker areas."

Can be used the entire day and will automatically notice a presence 24/7. With automatic detection, the effect and principle is similar to the long-term lighting mode. 

This mode can be used in some home appliances.

Simply press the remote switch button and you can control the socket within a distance of 10m.

 

 

One-to-many and Many-to-one

 

The Remote Sensor can be paired with multiple PowerCube Remotes, and vice versa.

Sticky-pad

Attach it on any flat surface to place it wherever it suits you best. You can always remove it without leaving any residue and attach it onto another surface.

Stick it on any surface!
Stick it on any surface!

 

Remote Sensor works with 3AAA battery, lasting up to three months!
Remote Sensor works with 3AAA battery, lasting up to three months!

PowerCube SoundSensor

Switch your appliances on/off through sound

SoundSensor comes with two modes: The sound detection mode and a handclap recognition mode, which are both controlled by sound.

  • Sound detection mode

When the PowerCube|SoundSensor| detects any sound above 50dB, connected devices automatically switch on. After a 3-minute period where no sound is detected, they will automatically switch off.

  • Handclap recognition mode

Clap twice to switch it on/off. The LED light indicator flashes when the handclap is detected. If you have more than one PowerCube|SoundSensor| in the room, simply clap three times to switch them all off.

  • Manual switch

In either mode, all you have to do is press the blue button to switch the connected devices on and off.

  • Press to change modes

Easily change from one mode to another by pressing the button for three seconds. When sound detection mode is selected, the LED light indicator turns on. When handclap recognition mode is selected, the LED light indicator remains off.

Docking system

We designed a special docking system for the sensor series that allows you to freely place the socket wherever you want. On your desk, on the wall, or even under the bottom of the table. In addition, the socket avoids outlet blockage, keeping things efficient and easy. 

Are you ready to control your home appliances at will?

We at allocacoc think the development of an efficient smart home is the first step in living a better life. According to the OECD survey, the energy consumption of households in developed countries accounts for about 3% to 11% of the total electricity consumption. Smart sensor sockets can avoid this unnecessary energy waste. It's intelligent sensor modes can reduce the average on-time of lights and appliances. Say goodbye to waste and hello to efficiency.

 

 

      

Throughout the world, many types of electrical outlets are in use. As you can see on the map beneath, we offer the majority of socket types. All these types are identified by a letter, beneath the map you can see what letter corresponds to your country:

Available socket types all over the world
Available socket types all over the world

PowerCube Original and PowerCube Extended

The PowerCube Series comes with two versions, Original and Extended. The PowerCube Original was the original concept of the PowerCube, featuring five additional power outlets. Because of the PowerCube's design, power plugs are unlikely to block eachother. The PowerCube Extended also features a cable and five power sockets.

 

 

 

When we reached our goal of $8000,- we will unlock new pledges!

  • PowerCube Switch
PowerCube Switch is the simple version of the PowerRemote
PowerCube Switch is the simple version of the PowerRemote

A single button  

Our products are meant to make your life more efficient and less complicated and should take no more than a glance to figure out how to use. The PowerCube Switch lives up to this standard with its single On/Off button to power your devices on and off.

Instructions: Press the green physical button to control the on and off switch.

  • PowerCube Remote SET
Turn your appliances ON/OFF in one go
Turn your appliances ON/OFF in one go
 
 
A single button
Simply pressing on the remote button will switch your devices on and off from a distance.


Press by foot
If both hands are occupied, you can just as easily use your foot to press the big step-on button to control your devices.
Battery-free A battery-free PowerRemote is not only good for the environment, but it also gives you one less thing to buy at the store.

One-to-many and Many-to-one
The PowerCube|Remote| can be paired with multiple PowerRemotes, and vice versa. All you have to do is press and hold the button for 5 seconds!
Sticky-pad on the PowerRemote  
Attach the PowerRemote to any flat surface to place it wherever it suits you best. You can always remove it without leaving any residue, and stick it on another surface.


Toby Zhang, the designer of allocacoc, graduated from the industrial design department of Donghua University, has 6 years learning experience of Industrial Design - from Product Design to product management. He always designs with a passion for life, trying to improve our daily life.

Allocacoc is an industrial design company that designs and produces a range of innovative products of a different standard, with a mission to make them accessible to every household in the world. Its signature product is the PowerCube: An award-winning product in multiple categories, amongst which the coveted Red Dot Award for Industrial Design.

 

Our vision helps us to create innovative solutions with value to current daily problems and to achieve recognition on multiple platforms.

Allocacoc is also helping other designers to develop their ideas into products and launch them into the market through its crowdfunding platform, DesignNest. 

Risks and challenges

Having gained experience in the design and manufacturing of innovative products, we are confident that we will be able to fulfill the project within the specified time frame.
Our experience from previous projects is that the largest challenge is to meet the demand, which is why a Kickstarter project is perfect: as preorders are placed we will have enough time to foresee the demand and adapt to it.

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