This project's funding goal was not reached on August 15, 2014.
About this project
What is a Convert Case?
A Convert Case is a single phone case that can quickly and easily be interchanged with various attachments such as different images, designs, and functional add-ons (e.g. a wallet or kickstand). This multifunctional solution provides you with one phone case for all purposes.
You will never need another phone case, nor will you need to deal with the hassle and decline in durability when switching between cases. With the Convert Case, you have the freedom to convert the functions of your phone's case to meet your changing needs, desires, and environments.
Convert Cases offer extreme durability and strength, with user-focused functionality and design. All of our attachments use our patent-pending Strong-Latch System, which locks them securely into place while allowing them to be quickly and easily interchanged.
We plan to continuously develop new types of attachments to meet our users’ evolving needs. Your input, feedback, and suggestions are what drives our company forward!
What is a Convert Back?
A Convert Back is what attaches to your Convert Case. These Backs securely lock into place with a simple slide and click. They can be easily removed with the press of a button on the Convert Case.
At launch, we are offering 4 different types of backs. With your contributions you can choose as many or as few as you would like! Once funded, we will continue to create new functional back designs based on your feedback. Our 4 launch backs are:
The Customizable Flat Back (available in any image you send)
- The Wallet Back
- The Earbud Holder Back
- The Kickstand / Bottle-Opener Back
The Design Process:
From idea creation through final product creation, our team went through several rounds of design phases and prototype testing:
- After developing the initial idea, we created several CAD designs and rudimentary product tests
- We worked with a design and engineering company to test and finalize our initial CAD designs
- Next, we went through two rounds of SLA prototyping. With each iteration, we produced quality, working models of the Convert Case and Backs
- We also produced final 3D-printed product tests
During each step of the process, we conducted rigorous user testing and thorough consumer research to ensure our products are extremely intuitive and easy to use.
The Convert Case team’s first priority for the phone case is durability and strength. Since our phone case is designed to be the only physical case you will ever need, we have taken great efforts to reinforce your phone with one of the strongest plastic materials on the market (PC/ABS) for maximum strength, durability, and flexibility, while also allowing for excellent feature definition and surface finish.
For this Kickstarter campaign, the Convert Case will come in a black color, and will be compatible with the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s.
Why we need your help on Kickstarter:
We have finalized our product design and have secured manufacturing, sales, and distribution. The last step is creating our manufacturing molds and ordering our first batch of products.
This final start-up cost is very large for two reasons:
- We have selected the highest quality molds and plastic materials, because we want our Cases and Backs to be as strong and as durable as possible.
- We are launching with several products (the Case and multiple Backs) that each include multiple pieces, which means we need more molds to get started than a typical one-function phone case would require.
We firmly believe in our product and want to share our excitement with each of you! By sharing our product prototypes and launching our Kickstarter campaign, we want to give everyone the opportunity to help make Convert Cases a reality. Achieving our funding goal will fund the costs of tooling and initial product investment, and then we will be able to begin production and send you your very own Convert Cases and Backs!
- $5- Convert Cases Company Thank You: Thank you for helping Convert Cases become a reality! For our entry-level donation, we will list your name on our website as one of our key donors as recognition
- $20- Convert Cases Custom Design Recognition: Thank you for helping Convert Cases become a reality! With your donation, you can create a custom back design that will be featured in a gallery on the design page of our website
- $35- Convert Case Starter Package: One Convert Case + One Custom or Standard Black Flat Back- includes shipping
- $50- Convert Cases Plus 1: One Convert Case + One Custom or Standard Black Flat Back + One Back of choosing (Wallet Back, Earbud Back, Kickstand Bottle-Opener Back, or Custom Flat Back)- includes shipping
- $65- Convert Cases Plus 2: One Convert Case + One Custom or Standard Black Flat Back + Two Backs of choosing (Wallet Back, Earbud Back, Kickstand Bottle-Opener Back, or Custom Flat Back)- includes shipping
- $75- Convert Cases Complete Set: One Convert Case + One Custom or Standard Black Flat Back, One Wallet Back, One Earbud Holder Back, and One Kickstand Bottle-Opener Back- includes shipping
- $90- Convert Cases Designer Package: Convert Case + Five Custom or Standard Black Flat Backs- includes shipping
- $90- Convert Cases Couple's Package: Two Convert Case Plus 1 Packages- includes shipping
- $125- Convert Cases Complete Set Collector's Edition: One Convert Case Complete Set where each of the three founders will personally sign the inside of the Convert Case and all Backs - includes shipping
- $175- Convert Cases Family Package: Four Convert Case Plus 1 Packages to share with the whole family! - includes shipping
$300- Team / Company Logo Package: 10 Convert Cases + 10 Custom Flat Backs (add your team or company's name or logo for the custom image!) - includes shipping
- $500- Website Homepage Featured Design: You get to design a Custom Flat Back that we will feature on the homepage of our website along with your name crediting the design
$675- Complete Set Group Package: This features 10 Convert Case Complete Sets (10 Convert Cases, 10 Custom or Standard Flat Backs, 10 Wallet Backs, 10 Earbud Backs, and 10 Kickstand-Bottle Opener Backs) - includes shipping
How does it work?
Check out our product demo below for an example of our working SLA prototype in action! (note: the actual product will be in a solid black color)
Risks and challenges
Tooling, production, and fulfillment are all lined up, so now we only need to order the manufacturing molds, then send in our first order to begin producing our Convert Cases and Backs. That said, things don't always go as expected, and delays sometimes occur. For this reason, we've built in a buffer period into our delivery expectations. More importantly, we've created a very clear schedule so if things do pop up, you'll be the first to know. We're all in this together and we want to make sure you're well informed as things progress.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Currently the Convert Case and Backs will be compatible with the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 5s. Once funded, we will reinvest any profits to begin development for additional phone types.
Our goal is to support the most popular phones our customers own, so let us know what you'd like to see next!
We also are going to do our best to make our Convert Backs compatible across different phone case types, once we develop for new phones, so that your Convert Backs would still be interchangeable even if you have different phones.
The point of the Convert Case is convenience and adaptability. You will never need to take it off. You will never need to bend the case itself, by constantly putting it on and off, and you will always have a protected phone. Your phone case as is will be able to quickly and easily interact with any functionality you require, at your convenience. Plus, it is strong. Our Convert Cases uses the strongest plastic material available, making it comparable in strength to existing high-strength phone cases.
Instead of buying multiple cases, you will save money by only buying whatever Backs you need. For this Kickstarter campaign, you have the opportunity to buy a Case along with any of our Backs, however if we fund and launch the company, you will also be able to order any individual Backs by themselves, at a much lower cost, because you will not need to purchase another Convert Case.
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