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Toca is a smartphone sleeve that will help you to have a healthier relationship with your phone.
Toca is a smartphone sleeve that will help you to have a healthier relationship with your phone.
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TOCA is a smartphone sleeve that will help you to have a healthier relationship with your phone, protect your body from radiation and your mind from distraction:

 

 

 

 

   

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

 

Studies and other reasons why you should support TOCA

Radiation:

Smartphone radiation can lead to fertility damages CHECK STUDY

Your phone shouldn´t be in direct contact with your skin. CHECK REPORT, or read the instructions on the manual of your phone.

Smartphone radiation can also contribute to insomnia. CHECK STUDY

Distraction:

TOCA won´t let your phone distract you! Once you put it inside the Faraday Pocket, your device won´t be constantly trying to reach you anymore. You will have a better control about the right time to use it. 

Distracted driving is one of the main reasons for car accidents. CHECK ARTICLE

Smartphone apps make us addicted! CHECK ARTICLE

Privacy:

Most people don´t know but even on airplane mode your receiving antenna such as GPS is still on and you can be easily located. When you put your phone in the TOCA there will be impossible for someone else to track your position.

If you have a car with the system "keyless go” your key can be copied, putting the key inside the faraday pocket will prevent this to happen. CHECK ARTICLE

FAQs:

What is a Faraday Cage? 

Very basically, a Faraday Cage is an enclosure used to block electromagnetic fields. Its named like that because, in 1836, the English scientist Michael Faraday proved that this was possible by showing the following experiment: he built a room coated with metal foil and discharged high-voltages over the outside of the room. Then with an electroscope he could measure that there was no electric charge present inside the room.

Ok. And why do you need a Faraday Pocket? 

Actually, to protect your body from smartphones radiation, you don’t need one. The Online Pocket with the two layers of metal fabric is already enough. But, if you do want to be offline for real, you need more than a Faraday Pocket, because:

Activating Airplane mode is not enough:

When activating airplane mode, your phone is just not sending information to the server anymore, but is still receiving. You are being tracked by GPS, for example.

Turning off your phone is not enough:

Even when you turning off your phone, it can still be sending and receiving information. For example: in a recent BBC interview, in which Edward Snowden talks about a technology called Dreamy Smurf capable to “turn your phone on and off without you knowing”.

A Faraday Cage will never guarantee 100% of blockage:

It always depend on the strength, frequency and distance between the receiver and the transmitter. The same works for the Faraday Pocket of TOCA, depending on where you are in the city and which kind of antenna(s) you are connected with, the signal can be stronger than the blockage level* of the metal fabric and find your phone inside it.

Will my phone fit?

most probably yes, just the following extreme big devices won´t fit: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0; Huawei Honor Note 8; Sony Xperia Z Ultra; Sony Tablet P 3G; LG Optimus L3 E400; HTC Nexus 9; Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro or any bigger than (165mm x 82mm). There will be two different sleeve sizes, one for the smaller and one for the bigger phones. We will ask you about your phone size once the campaign succeeds.

 Our suggestion so far: 

To have a real offline experience with your smartphone - besides taking the battery out - we suggest you to activate the Airplane Mode, put inside the Faraday Pocket of your TOCA and fold twice until the magnets closed it. In this way, the smartphone not only stops sending information but also stops receiving information, because the metal fabric blocks* the signals coming from the antennas around you.

If our project grows, we want to be able to invest in our own researches to give you more detailed informations about these kind of subjects.

Thanks for your support !

Toca Team !

 

  

 

Risks and challenges

We have prototyped many different versions and rigorously tested our product. In order to produce it in a larger scale, there might be minor changes on it to fulfil manufacturer´s requiremen

We have also planned the delivery time with buffer, but we cannot discard the possibility of delay. Nevertheless We are ready for this challenge and truly believe in the message this product contain.

We hope you’ll join us in making TOCA a reality!

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    Pledge €10 or more About $12

    Thank you

    We will send you our exclusive radiation reminder ringtone for your smartphone.

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    One TOCA - early bird

    You will receive one TOCA.

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    Get two TOCAS - early bird

    We will send you two TOCAs at an exclusive Kickstarter price!

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    Pledge €120 or more About $133

    Get three TOCAS - early bird

    We will send you 3 TOCAs at an exclusive Kickstarter price!

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    Pledge €150 or more About $167

    TOCA - family pack early bird

    We will send you 5 TOCAS, to be shared among your colleagues, friends and family.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $554

    Become a booster of TOCA

    With your pledge of 500€ or more you'll help us to research further into physical and mental health issues related to phones. There is so much we can do but we need your support.
    We invite you to be a part of this development, join us on research trips and brainstorm sessions.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,108

    One TOCA one flight

    If you are based in Berlin or coming soon, we´ll take you to a flight over the city and take the opportunity to explain to you the difference between putting your phone in airplane mode and using the TOCA sleeve.

    Check out the video on the project update and get in touch for further info.

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    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,538

    Become a patron of TOCA

    To push this idea and it's product to the next level we need to have the capacity to do so. You will help us to develop a product and we invite you to be a part of this development, join us on research trips and brainstorm sessions. We would like to have you a part of this development. Technology advance to fast and we need to research and find solutions. We value your opinion and want you to become a patron and an integral part of this project.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    One TOCA - super early bird

    Specially for TOCA´S first backers.

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    Pledge €96 or more About $107

    Buy two TOCAS, give two FLOWERS

    1.You receive three TOCAS.

    2. Someone distracted by the phone in Berlin receives two flowers.

    3. The action becomes a youtube video with your name.

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