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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, August 1 2015 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Tired of hiding power-strips out of sight and struggling to use them? Woodie is what you need to have power exactly where you need it.

Woodie will enrich any space and bring power at a very close reach.

                                                                                                                             
 

                                 

For the first time, all the main charging methods are offered by a single device. Two AC Sockets with grounding provide power to any electronics: from the least consuming to the most consuming appliances. Fast charging USB ports provide the optimal power flow to all smartphones and tablets. The Qi module allows wireless charge for a lean charging experience.

The result is a whole new perspective in technology and style that is undeniably Italian.

Materials are the core of Woodie. Marble, Wood and Concrete crafted by wise Italian Craftsmen upgrade a simple object into a piece of design. Thanks to its nice dresses, Woodie will enrich any space and location.

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Designed in Italy, Woodie's frames are made of sustainably sourced National Walnut and Oak. The marble is sourced from top quality caves in Carrara (Tuscany) and Levanto (Liguria).

With the goal to minimize the waste, we offer a Zero-Waste Reward. It consists of Woodie's leftover material. Polished wooden or marble square totem elegantly marked with the material description and source information. The totem can be used as paperweight, bookend, or for decorative reasons.

The frames are entirely sourced and manufactured in Italy. We accurately selected our suppliers to obtain an optimal final product able to enhance the unique properties of the materials.

From solid Wood, through CNC Machining, to the hands of the craftsman.
From solid Wood, through CNC Machining, to the hands of the craftsman.
From Architecture to Design. The Concrete is poured into the Silicone Mold.
From Architecture to Design. The Concrete is poured into the Silicone Mold.
A selected block of Marble. Sliced. Carved. For the finest frames.
A selected block of Marble. Sliced. Carved. For the finest frames.

When it comes to the quality of the electronics, Woodie makes no compromises and embeds only top quality components and boards.

International Use

Woodie comes with four socket versions: Type B (US), Type F (EU), Type G (UK) and what we call the World Wide Woodie able to receive plugs from 150+ Countries around the World.

Every Woodie will come with 5 feet power cord (1,5m) and a plug of the same Type as the socket it mounts. For the World Wide Woodie it is possible to choose among the plugs available (US, UK, EU, AUS).

At the end of the campaign we will collect the information about the sockets and plugs with a survey. So, no worries. We'll make sure that you receive the Woodie appropriate to your Country!

Wireless Charger

Woodie wirelessly transmits power to smartphones by following the Qi wireless charging standard technology. Gain power for your smartphone simply by resting it on Woodie.

In case your smartphone does not support the Qi wireless charging standard, it can adapt by connecting a correct type of Qi wireless receiver.

If you wish to receive the Woodie Qi wireless receiver for your smartphone, just pledge an additional 10€.
If you wish to receive the Woodie Qi wireless receiver for your smartphone, just pledge an additional 10€.

Dual Usb Ports

Woodie embeds dual-USB charging ports allowing 2 portable device charging at the same time with a total 3 Amp combined.

The ports are efficient and energy saving, as they interrupt the current flow when not in use or when the device is fully charged.

Micro-Suction Tape

Micro Suction pads are bonded to the bottom surface of Woodie. The surface of these pads are covered with millions of microscopic suction cups. This material will grip to any clean, smooth, non-porous surface with incredible force and does not leave any residue when removed. 

It seems a simple feature but it changes the paradigm when using a power hub. In fact, thanks to the Micro Suction, Woodie allows you to easily plug and unplug with a single hand, avoiding dangerous and inconvenient moves.

...and if the surface is flat, Woodie can almost carry your weight!
...and if the surface is flat, Woodie can almost carry your weight!

We have been working hard on Woodie for the past year. The design and functionality have evolved during several product iterations. Our goal was to give birth to the nicest and most usable Woodie possible. 

At Milan Design Week 2015 we publicly launched the product during an incredible event. We were amazed by the positive reactions and this helped us to collect useful feedback to improve Woodie even further. 

About us

Based in Milano, the city known for design and fashion, Woodie Milano is a consumer technology company whose mission is the marriage of design and technology. Beautiful materials and effortless technology in one. Woodie blends Italian style, the finest materials and cutting edge technology to build real world products that are elegant, effortless and extraordinarily useful. 

We selected our suppliers accurately to be sure to make the best final product we could. Apart from the electronics which field is dominated by Asia nowadays, the rest of Woodie is entirely sourced, manufactured and assembled in Italy.

Our First Italian Suppliers:

The Red Sign Lab, INGANNI - Laboratori di Falegnameria, Camillo Remuzzi ( REMUZZI Marmi ), Carlo Piccinelli ( CREACemento ), Arrigo Pelizzola ( Pelizzola S.r.l. ), Rizzardo Puzzo ( PUZZO Ceramiche ), MIN-TEC Industriale, Toni Podda ( ETI ), 

Risks and challenges

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING:
During pre-production, we have developed numerous prototypes which have been rigorously tested. WOODIE is now being designed for manufacturing in order to create an optimal final product. However, we are aware that our WOODIE may face internal changes to meet manufacturing and certification requirements, most of which we have already been taken into account. We will keep our supporters up to date with the latest production news about Woodie.

CERTIFICATION:
Appliances that embed high voltage current requires safety regulations. We already went through the preliminary analysis with UL and implemented the safety requirements they provided. As soon as we have the final product manufactured we will go through the entire certification process required to get WOODIE approved and certified by the main certification bodies.

MASS PRODUCTION:
Bringing and keeping together all suppliers is a complex activity and involves many people, parties and components. We have already established solid relations with the manufacturers of marble, wood and concrete. The electronic boards have been drawn and are ready for mass production. We are working hard to have things running smoothly. However, things may not go as planned and it can lead to modifications along the product line and result in delays. We took this into consideration avoiding to commit ourselves to Christmas shipping. We will keep our backers informed of any changes.

WE ARE READY FOR THE ROAD AHEAD!
We have been working full time for the last few months to create Woodie. We are committed to turn Woodie into a piece of design present in every house. We are ready to face any challenges that may pop up along the way. Adapt to new circumstances is perhaps the best Italian quality and we will leverage it at the max. However, we realise creating an amazing hardware product is a highly complicated process. Therefore, we promise complete transparency and we will communicate on a regular basis with our backers. If you have any feedback and suggestions to improve Woodie, they are more than welcome.

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    --- Grazie ---

    Every contribution brings Woodie one step closer to the goal and will help us to turn Woodie to reality. We will keep you updated on the progress.

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    We'll post your name in our backers list on the website and social media and keep you informed of the latest updates. Thanks again!

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    Pledge €35 or more About $40

    --- Zero-Waste-Reward: Wooden/Marble Totem ---

    Besides choosing sustainable source of materials we've decided to offer the leftover of the manufacturing process. You can choose between a refined marble or wooden totem elegantly marked with the material information.

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    Pledge €69 or more About $78

    --- Earliest Bird Concrete Woodie ---

    Your very own Concrete Woodie 1st production run. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing all-in-one powerhub ever. Available with US, UK, EU and Universal sockets. Choose your favorite between light-grey Concrete and dark-grey Concrete.

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    Pledge €79 or more About $89

    --- Early Bird Concrete Woodie ---

    Your very own Concrete Woodie 1st production run. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing all-in-one powerhub ever. Available with US, UK, EU and Universal sockets. Choose your favorite between light-grey Concrete and dark-grey Concrete.

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    --- Earliest Bird Wooden Woodie ---

    Your very own Wooden Woodie 1st production run. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing all-in-one powerhub ever. Available with US, UK, EU and Universal sockets.
    Choose you favorite between National Walnut (Noce) and Oak (Rovere).

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    Pledge €99 or more About $112

    --- Early Bird Wooden Woodie ---

    Your very own Wooden Woodie 1st production run. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing all-in-one powerhub ever. Available with US, UK, EU and Universal sockets.
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    Pledge €109 or more About $123

    --- Super Early Bird Marble Woodie ---

    Your very own Marble Woodie 1st production run. Be the first to get your hands on the most amazing all-in-one powerhub ever. Available with US, UK, EU and Universal sockets.
    Carrara and Rosso Levanto Marble Available.

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    Pledge €129 or more About $146

    --- Super Early Bird 2 Pack | Concrete Woodie ---

    Double Concrete Woodie Combo Pack. Pair them up. Place them in different rooms. Use it in your office desk. Give them as a gift. Choose the Concrete you prefer: light or dark grey.

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    Pledge €169 or more About $191

    --- Super Early Bird 2 Pack | Wooden Woodie ---

    Double Wooden Woodie Combo Pack. Pair them up. Place them in different rooms. Use it in your office desk. Give them as a gift. Choose the wood you prefer: National Walnut (Noce) or Oak (Rovere).

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    Pledge €184 or more About $208

    --- Early Bird 2 Pack | Wooden Woodie ---

    Double Wooden Woodie Combo Pack. Pair them up. Place them in different rooms. Use it in your office desk. Give them as a gift. Choose the wood you prefer: National Walnut (Noce) or Oak (Rovere).

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    Pledge €207 or more About $234

    --- Super Early Bird 2 Pack | Marble Woodie ---

    Double Marble Woodie Combo Pack. Pair them up. Place them in different rooms. Use it in your office desk. Give them as a gift. Choose the marble you prefer: Carrara or Rosso Levanto.

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    Pledge €248 or more About $280

    --- Super Early Bird Collection | Marble/Wooden/Concrete Woodie ---

    If you are doubtful about the Woodie you like most, this pledge is what you need. Choose one Concrete Woodie, one Wooden Woodie, and one Marble Woodie. You'll have a Woodie for any location and style.

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    --- Super Early Bird 4 Pack | Concrete Woodie ---

    Four Concrete Woodie Combo Pack. Pair them up. Place them in different rooms. Use it in your office desk. Give them as a gift. Choose the Concrete you prefer: light or dark grey.

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    --- Super Early Bird 4 Pack | Wooden Woodie ---

    Four Wooden Woodie Combo Pack. Pair them up. Place them in different rooms. Use it in your office desk. Give them as a gift. Choose the wood you prefer: National Walnut (Noce) or Oak (Rovere).

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    --- Super Early Bird 4 Pack | Marble Woodie ---

    Four Marble Woodie Combo Pack. Pair them up. Place them in different rooms. Use it in your office desk. Give them as a gift. Choose the marble you prefer: Carrara or Rosso Levanto.

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    Pledge €479 or more About $542

    --- Super Early Bird Collection x2 | Marble/Wooden/Concrete Woodie ---

    If you can't decide what materials and versions suit you best, a fair solution is to get them all! This pledge includes 2 Concrete Woodie, 2 Wooden Woodie and 2 Marble Woodie of your choice. You can have Woodie suited up with all its frames.

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    --- Distributor Package ---

    Let us start the dialogue on how we can form a business relationship! On the day after your pledge to this reward we´re going to get in contact with you. Personal contact in order to define the next steps of a beneficial partnership with Woodie in light of the future full catalogue.

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