Laptops and tablets have become essential to our busy and adventurous lifestyles. We are no longer restricted to offices, university, hotel rooms or libraries when we want to work or connect. Our devices now go with us and allow us to work anywhere, study anywhere, travel anywhere and socialise anywhere, all while staying connected. Cafes, parks and even trains have become our offices. However, with increased mobility, we put our laptops and tablets in more jeopardy with a solid bump to our bag or a small drop putting our device out of action with the inconvenience and expense of repairs.
The patent pending Scrubba™ air sleeve provides protection for your laptop or tablet when needed and remains soft and compact at other times. As an additional benefit, the Scrubba air sleeve multi-functions to make a comfortable pillow even with a laptop inside or can be opened and expanded to a plush pillow.
The Scrubba air sleeve self-inflates to provide instant protection against minor bumps. Simply open the valve and watch it expand like magic. The air sleeve can also be compacted by pressing on it while the valve is open allowing the air sleeve to be compact when needed.
There are times we know our laptop will be at more risk of damage. Carry-on bags often get roughly knocked around when in overhead lockers on planes and when we commute to work or university by bike a fall could spell the end to our laptop or tablet. We are also prone to putting our laptop in lightweight tote bags that offer absolutely no protection.
In this instances, the Scrubba air sleeve can be over-inflated by adding a couple of breaths of air through the valve. When over-inflated, the laptop or tablet is cushioned between the soft elastic inner lining which acts to suspend the laptop or tablet and protect it against impact.
Small pillow function
In the over-inflated state, the Scrubba air sleeve provides a comfortable pillow - whether we are taking a rest in the office, relaxing in a park or passing time at the airport. The small pillow function works with or without a laptop or tablet inside, allowing you to work while relaxing or reduce the chance of theft if you do doze off.
As a further benefit, you can orient the zipper towards you to ensure thieves can't get to your laptop without waking you from your peaceful sleep.
So go on - relax.
Large pillow function
The wrap around zipper allows the Scrubba air sleeve to be fully opened, exposing the plush inner lining. By blowing more air in, the Scrubba air sleeve transforms into a larger pillow with a durable base suitable for even rugged terrain and a soft upper for comfort. The large pillow function is perfect for extra comfort when on long-haul flights or trains.
The large pillow function is also suitable for relaxing when working outside or camping. The inner material also provides insulation against cold and noise.
Scrubba air sleeve features:
Scrubba air sleeve inflation levels
The Scrubba air sleeve comes in blue or grey and is available in 5 sizes. Once the campaign ends, we will send out surveys to get colour and size preferences.
We have designed a range of different sized Scrubba air sleeves to provide the best fit for as many laptops (and tablets) as possible. We have one sized for tablets and 4 sized for laptops with screen sizes ranging from 12" to 15.6". Most of the sizes have been based on Mac products (i.e. if you have a 13" Mac it should fit our 13" air sleeve, but please still measure it against our sizing below). For non-Mac laptops we recommend selecting a Scrubba air sleeve size that has a couple of centimeters (or around one inch) extra room as this permits inflation of the inner lining around the laptop or tablet. Please see details of the Scrubba air sleeve sizes below.
As some perks have multiple size options, we will send you a survey at the end of the campaign for size and colour choices. If you wish to purchase more than one air sleeve of the same size, you can simply double your pledge and we will sort this out with the surveys.
To assist you in selecting the right Scrubba air sleeve for your device, we have prepared the table below as a rough guide. While indicative of most laptops, please note that many laptop sizes vary by model and year. We therefore highly recommend you also measure your laptop and comparing it to the dimensions above.
We hope you like the look of the Scrubba air sleeve and get onboard with our campaign so you can travel or commute freely and without worry. We are here to help, so please message us if you have any questions.
Optional pouch and shoulder strap combo
During the development of the Scrubba air sleeve concept, we received over 1000 survey responses from interested people who have helped guide us with the features to include. We have taken the feedback onboard and we have sought to make the product that you want.
The surveys uncovered that only 50% of respondents wanted a cable organiser pouch or shoulder strap included with the Scrubba air sleeve. Rather than including these items as standard knowing that many people won't use them, we have made an optional add-on combo including the cable pouch and shoulder strap. That way those who want the pouch and strap can still get it and we can minimise waste. To add a cable pouch and shoulder strap combo onto your Scrubba air sleeve perk, just add AUD19.00 (USD15) to your pledge total.
The cable pouch measures 23cm x 15cm (9" x 6") and is made of neoprene with a spacious inner compartment for laptop chargers and 4 inner stretch pockets to keep other cables and tech organised. The pouch provides protection for your chargers and cables and prevents the charger plug from scratching your other stuff. The pouch can be conveniently attached to the should strap clip.
The shoulder straps are lightweight and fold for compact storage. The straps feature 360 degree swivel clips allow easy and secure attachment to the Scrubba air sleeve, quickly turning the air sleeve into a protective and minimalist satchel.
Nov 2016 - idea conceived
Mar 2017 - first prototypes produced and tested
June 2017 - refinement and second prototypes produced and tested
Sep 2017 - refinement and third prototypes produced and tested
Oct 2017 - Final prototype samples received, tested and approved
Nov 2017 - Kickstarter launch
Dec 2017 - Commence production based on initial Kickstarter response
Jan 2018 - End Kickstarter campaign and send out colour and size surveys
Feb 2018 - Ship all Kickstarter pledges
Mar 2018 - All backers should receive their Scrubba air sleeves
Calibre8 Pty Ltd is the Aussie company behind the Scrubba brand. We are a small Melbourne-based team that love travel and the outdoors. We design products to make your journey easier.
Following on from the world's smallest washing machine for travel and camping (the Scrubba wash bag) and the multi-functional Scrubba stealth pack, we have tasked ourselves to create a product to address technology protection while on the go - and make it multi-functional.
The Scrubba air sleeve is patent pending and "SCRUBBA" is a trade mark of Calibre8 Pty Ltd.
Risks and challenges
Having successfully run 5 crowdfunding campaigns in the past, and promptly fulfilled all pledges, we are confident in our ability to deliver the Scrubba air sleeve on time. We have already completed all prototyping and we have most of the necessary materials already ordered. We simply need the green light for production from you.
In the event we do run into obstacles, we will keep you completely informed of the issues and what we are doing to address them.
We welcome you to check out our previous campaigns, in particular our updates and the comments from our backers:Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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