About this project
Life-Spot in the press:
We are Aaron and Judith Altheim the creators of Life-Spot. Thanks for checking us out. We're excited to share our project with you.
We created a device that fulfill all purposes. And suitable for the surroundings in our busy and technological lifestyle,
In many occasions we're experiencing a high demand for cellphone chargers. Like family gathering, which you would love to shoot photos & videos of good memories of your loved ones. Or football game night, while chatting with friends who will take the game, A conference meeting that happened to be longer than expected. Or simply seating at home and having all your mobile devices being charged all at once.
Life-Spot: The best design. High efficient multi cellphone charger for ALL makes and models. NO more mess, lost chargers or tangled cords. Life-Spot has a unique built-in easy to use retractable cable, to prevents tangled cords.
With such a vast amount of phones out there, offering a charging station that can fit most devices is really challenging. However, Life-Spot allows 8 different devices to power-up at the same time..
Put your Life-Spot on your kitchen counter to easily charge up to 8 devices! With our design and retractable cables, Life-Spot keeps powering up organized and stylish.
Whether you place Life-Spot on a counter, or mount it on a wall, our multi device charger will make charging your gadgets easy and convenient!
Our spacial rewards
Choose between the colors
Classic- $55 for early birds Modern- $65 for early birds.
Classic design Modern design
- 2 Apple 30pin connector for IPhone, IPone4, ipod etc,
- 2 Apple lighting connectors for IPhone5 iPhone5C etc.
- 4 Micro USB connectors for all the brand name phones out there, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, LG etc.
- 8 built in retractable cords.
- 8 built in inserts/pockets.
- LED status indicator.
- Uses: wall mounted, counter top or table top.
- Universal (International) use.
- Dimensions: 11.75"H, 6.25"W, 6.25"D.
- Weight: 2.25 lb (1Kg).
- power: 100-240volt, (International use).
Please check update #4
The first sketch was drawn by Aaron when he finally figured out what Judith’s vision was.
A few days later, product designer Joel Cap got into the picture and presented the first sketches that clarified that we’re on track. The green light was given and we moved into rendering. Right after, Industrial designer Guy Tevel took the lead and created a full production file. While coordinate with electronic engineer Richard Levy.
We had it all!. Rendering, production file, electronics schematics. But after all it was a bunch of files. The power supply was shipped from Thailand, retractable mechanism from China and the most important part which is the enclosure, was made local in upstate NY by a company called ‘Spectrum Plastics’. The builders got together. Aaron and Richard built the first prototype for almost 10 hours!. When the first cell phone was charged, and the device turned from components to actually charging that was definitely important milestone.
The Production plan:
Beside backers report that we'll send every step of the way. Here are the production schedule:
- Pre-production model - In every mass production line it's highly recommended (even necessary). This is the model that been tested for functionality, structure and safety.December 2013 - January2014.
- Tooling - Those are the cavities that liquid plastic inject into, to create the shape of the component requested. In most cases they made out of steel and contain at least two parts. January 2014 - March 2014.
- Electronics - While the tooling is been made we'll place an order for our main power supply along with other Life-Spot's electronics components. So we'll be ready to assemble as soon as the plastics parts cools off. January 2014 - March 2014.
- Molding - The tooling are placed into machine, that inject hot plastic liquid into the tooling and forcing them together with hundreds pounds of pressure while waiting it to cool off. March 2014 - April 2014
- Assembly line - When all the components become a product. Most of us don't know, but large amount of merchandise that we're using daily getting build by hand. A line of people, and in some cases hundreds are seating and building products. Each person has only one task to do. It's proven as the most efficient way to assemble (BTW the person that invented this assembly line method was Henry Ford). April 2014 - May 2014.
- Shipping & handling - Wrapping and packaging each device individually to prevent damage during shipping over seas, loading & unloading. May 2014 - June 2014.
- Brooklyn NY, USA- End of June 2014. The first wave of Life-Spot (early birds) is scheduled to roll out!
We have a long way ahead of us. However, your help and support will make it a lot easier.
Finance - On February 2013 we launched the first Life-Spot campaign, which was canceled by us a few weeks after. During those weeks we realized that we are able to improve the numbers by reducing the production expenses.
In the past seven months we were working to reduce the production expenses. We engaged and re-negotiated with other suppliers, vendors and factories. It was tough, but we don't regret it. We must say we were successful on those areas. Now, with the new calculation, new quotes and cost efficient production line, we are happy to announce on our new $25,000 funding goal. Also, the reward pledge amount has dramatically dropped. Starting at $55 for early birds. FREE shipping within the US.
Risks and challenges
We've been working on this project days and nights. From the first sketch till the functional prototype we spent hours to ensure the best quality, most efficient and practical product. From the design specs until the engineering components, every single details was considered by our professional team. After two years of developing this project we can confidentially say that all the parts and electrical components of the product have been finalized for production use. The major challenge we are facing now is delivering Life-Spot even before the estimated date. We are aware of the fact that meeting the estimated delivery date is one of the most important thing to you, backer. That's why it's our number one priority.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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