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CA$ 8,845
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 25 2014 11:46 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 8,845
pledged of CA$ 45,000pledged of CA$ 45,000 goal
289
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 25 2014 11:46 PM UTC +00:00

About

Zip a Case. Unzip a Cable. Sweet.

Cable and Case in One by Zip
Cable and Case in One by Zip

There’s nothing worse than not having a USB cable when you need it, or reaching into your bag and pulling out a tangled mess of wires. ZiPAC solves the problem by combining a cable and a convenient case in one. Use the case as a purse, or to hold your mobile device, make-up, pens and pencils, whatever. Unzip it and voilà! You always have a USB cable for connecting and charging your devices.

The cable is USB 2.0 with a full size, flat USB connector on one end, with your choice of Lightning or microUSB on the other. It works with so many devices including: 

  • iPhone 5 and 5S 
  • iPad 4 and iPad Air 
  • iPad Mini and iPad Mini with Retina Display 
  • Android phones and tablets 
  • Blackberry devices 
  • Mobile battery chargers 
  • Digital cameras 
  • And more 
Cable and Case in One by Zip
Cable and Case in One by Zip

Designed to Fit Your Life

We created ZiPAC to fit your life perfectly. That’s why we offer 3 sizes with cable lengths from 15 cm (5.9 in) to 277 cm (109 in). The super smooth, double-zipper-head design lets you go from case to cable in just 3 seconds.

Zip a Case, Unzip a Cable.
Zip a Case, Unzip a Cable.

3 Convenient Sizes

  •  Small: 15 cm x 8.5 cm (5.9 in x 3.3 in) (Slightly larger than iPhone-5S and Samsung-GS4.)
    Max cable Length: 100 cm (39 in)
  • Medium: 21.0 cm x 9.0 cm (8.25 in x 3.5 in) (Great all-round utility case, pencil bag or make-up case.)
    Max cable length: 142 cm (55.9 in)
  • Large: 21.5 cm x 16.6 cm (8.46 in x 6.5 in) (Slightly larger than iPad Mini.)
    Max cable length: 277 cm (109 in)
3 sizes: Small, Medium, Large
3 sizes: Small, Medium, Large
 

Built Tough

ZiPAC is designed to keep your coveted possessions safe while protecting your cable. The cable is covered in a durable, nylon weave material eliminating knots and broken cores. The zipper is constructed of a non-scratching, thick plastic for years of zipping and unzipping.
Lightning with Apple MFi certification
Lightning with Apple MFi certification
 

Go Mobile Without Getting Tangled

ZiPAC’s space-saving two-in-one design is made for life on the go. Pack and protect everything you need to stay powered up: power pack, adapter, mobile device and cable all in one.

Power pack, Adapter, Mobile device and Cable all in one
Power pack, Adapter, Mobile device and Cable all in one
 The zipper design keeps your cable flat, so tangled wires are history. Connecting and charging your devices has never been easier.
Say Goodbye to the tangled wires !
Say Goodbye to the tangled wires !
 

7 Super Cool Colors

Show off your personality with a ZiPAC color to match your style.
7 Colors : Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, White, Black
7 Colors : Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, White, Black
  • Black with “Bling” Yellow Zipper (Small, Medium, Large)
  • Red (Small Only) 
  • Blue (Small Only)
  • Green (Small Only)
  • Yellow (Small Only)
  • Purple (Small Only)
  • White (Small Only)

The ZiPAC Story

Remember zipping your jacket or pencil case up and down when you were a kid? It was like magic the way those teeth stayed together. That seemingly magical experience is what inspired us to create ZiPAC. So we took the fun of a zipper and applied it to your charging cable. Just like a zipper kept your pens and pencils safe and secure, the ZiPAC protects your cable and other items. No more tangled up wires and always asking, “Where’s my cable?” ZiPAC is the fun, functional way of reminding us of simpler times.

Cable in Case by Zipper
Cable in Case by Zipper
Concept Sketch
Concept Sketch

Our idea for ZiPAC was simple: combine a zipper and a cable. But the implementation wasn’t quite as easy as we imagined. Combining the different materials together with electronic cabling and making it mass producible proved to be the biggest challenge. In the development stage, we tried a variety of integration methods and created a number of models. None delivered the durability and cost-effectiveness we were needed. After 10 Months, we finally arrived at the ZiPAC you see today and we couldn’t be happier.

From Concept to mockup Sample
From Concept to mockup Sample

Meet the ZiPAC Team

ZiPAC Team
ZiPAC Team
  • Justy - Director Designer
  • Frank - Connector Manager
  • Dean - Product Manager
  • Allen - Canada Sales Consultant

The ZiPAC team is a group of creative and innovative pros from across product design and IT. We’ve been at this for a while and the industry has recognized our quality. We won the Red Dot Product Design Award in 2008 and 2010 with Baroque Lighting System and LED Lamp (http://www.pinterest.com/justy5566/baroque-light/). Combined we have 15 years of experience in product development, model design, production management and computer electronics. We so proud of the ZiPAC and we know you’ll love it.

Manufacturing Plan : Quality First

Qualified Zipper and Cable Manufacturers
Qualified Zipper and Cable Manufacturers

Our goal is always to build the best quality product possible. We don’t believe in shortcuts. When we kicked off the project earlier this year, we started by establishing relationships with reliable manufacturers known for high quality cables and zippers. They worked with us side-by-side from concept to mockup samples. They are as eager to produce ZiPAC as we are.

Before reaching out to the Kickstarter community, we completed the following steps with our manufacturers:

  • Spec - Finalize product spec sheets.
  • Tooling - Complete tooling and molding.
  • Testing - Verify charging capabilities and safety testing.
  • Trial Run - Executed a trial run to ensure a successful process and production flow.
  • Lead Time - Confirm production timeline, lead time and minimum order requirements.
  • Cost - Evaluated and finalized costs of all parts.
  • Certification - Applying for Apple MFi certification.
  • Sample - Produced and inspected final working samples.

Now we’re ready to present the product we’ve worked so hard on

— ZiPAC the case and cable in one. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Risks and challenges

Once ZiPAC is funded we expect smooth sailing and on-time deliveries. There are some factors that are out of our hands, including Apple MFi certification. All ZiPAC products will have Apple MFi Certification. This process can result in delays. We will inform you the moment there are any delays in delivery due to this certification process.

Flat USB connector: While a flat USB connector costs more, it’s design enables the ZiPAC to zip and unzip more smoothly and adds to the protection of items stored in a zipped ZiPAC. Since Flat USB is not a standard regular product, the produce process will need more time to verify.

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    Support the ZiPAC team and we’ll send a personal “Thank You” postcard from Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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    Just the case please! Get a Small Zipper Case with No Cable in your choice of 7 colors. Make’s a great gift. Remember, this case has No Cable.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: One Small Lightning ZiPAC for Apple users in your choice of 7 colors. (Estimated retail value: $29)

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: One Small microUSB ZiPAC for Android users in your choice of 7 colors. (Estimated retail value: $29)

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    One Medium ZiPAC in Black with “Bling” Yellow zipper. Choose Lightning or microUSB.(Estimated retail value: $34)

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    One special edition, limited-run Small ZiPAC embroidered with your name, in Black with “Bling” Yellow zipper. Choose Lightning or microUSB.

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    One Large ZiPAC in Black with “Bling” Yellow zipper. Choose Lightning or microUSB. (Estimated retail value: $39)

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    One of each! One Small microUSB ZiPAC + One Small Lightning ZiPAC for business person who has both Apple and Android system, in your choice of 7 colors. (2 total Small ZiPACs. Estimated retail value: $58)

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    One set of ZiPACs – Small, Medium and Large 3 sizes. Your choice of 7 colors for Small. Only Black with “Bling” Yellow zipper for Medium and Large. Choose Lightning or microUSB. (3 total ZiPACs. Estimated retail value: $102)

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Funding period

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