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Firefly is the world’s first iPhone case that not only protects your phone but improves cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Firefly is the world’s first iPhone case that not only protects your phone but improves cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity.
Firefly is the world’s first iPhone case that not only protects your phone but improves cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity.
1,826 backers pledged $92,865 to help bring this project to life.

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Firefly iPhone Case for iPhone 6/6s, 7/8/X and iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X Plus.
Firefly iPhone Case for iPhone 6/6s, 7/8/X and iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X Plus.

 

  • Dropped calls, slow data, and constantly needing to recharge are the biggest annoyance for iPhone owners.
  • All are caused by a weak signal.
  • When your phone has to constantly search for a signal, this slows performance and drains your battery.
  • Our new Firefly iPhone Case with patented Super Antenna Technology built right in solves this problem!
  • This results in improved cellular, bluetooth, AND wifi connectivity.
  • The Firefly is also incredibly shock absorbent — no more broken screens, even from a 12-foot drop onto concrete!
  • Compared to comparably priced iPhone cases, the Firefly does MUCH more.
  • Available for the iPhone 6/6s, 7, 8, X, and the 6/6s, 7, 8 Plus.

 

Firefly is the world’s first iPhone case that not only protects your phone, but improves your global cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth signals, which help save battery power at the same time.

We've built our patented new Super Antenna Technology right into the Firefly case, so dropped calls, slow data, and constantly having to charge your battery are things of the past!

Maybe you want an improved signal in your home, so you don’t have to worry about dead spots and dropping calls? Or perhaps you are tired of being “that guy” on the conference call with a bad connection….

We believe that a better connection makes the world a better (and safer) place, in so many ways.

You'll enjoy flawless FaceTime calls, enhanced gaming, interruption-free streaming, and fast load times with your favorite apps, thanks to improved data speed with the Firefly case.

Plus with enhanced data speed your phone's GPS will work better, so you can safely go farther and stay connected on your next road trip, beach vacation, or hiking adventure.

As you can see from this speed test, the FireFly iPhone Case increases your data speeds dramatically! 

We tried out an iPhone with no Firefly case on it and got only 1 bar, resulting in poor connection, a constantly drained battery, and dropped calls. Then we put on the Firefly case, reset the connection, and instantly improved the signal to a solid 2 bars!

 

 A number of factors went into enabling the Firefly iPhone Case to help your iPhone get better reception.

This chart shows how our technology improves your reception in three important ways:

 

Firefly gives your phone an optimal coverage pattern.
Firefly gives your phone an optimal coverage pattern.

Firefly is essentially a super antenna that captures your phone's energy and re-radiates with the most optimal coverage pattern. The measured data below details this pattern with a peak gain of 4+dBi. It is of our base antenna element in free space at port 1. The testing was certified by MET Laboratories, Inc.

You just can't stick something on your phone and claim to improve signal reception. The antennas in your phone are inherently narrowband, which means they cover a specific frequency pipeline.

The problem is that narrowband antennas can be sensitive to detuning.

Remember Antenna Gate for the iPhone 4? The end user's hand shifted the phone's frequency, which induced loss of connectivity. The bumper add-on was a loading solution to minimize the detuning from the frequency shift.

Since Firefly is a broadband and frequency diverse solution, we essentially eliminate detuning issues!

We all know the pain of a dropped iPhone, don't we! It's not fun, but unfortunately it happens all too often.

The Firefly case frame itself, however, is more than just a sleek home for the signal enhancing antenna. Its WavGEL inner liner absorbs kinetic energy and is built into a shock-absorbing TPU for reinforced 12-foot drop protection (phone + screen). Its corners are reinforced for extra protection, too.

All this state-of-the-art protection makes your iPhone practically indestructible!

 

Here you can see an iPhone in a Firefly case being dropped from a 12-foot ladder onto a concrete floor....

 And here it gets thrown against a brick wall....

The iPhone in its sturdy Firefly case comes through with flying colors, even when subjected to the dreaded ninja throw!

But we didn’t stop there. We knew the case had to look as great as it protects, and as well as our technology performs. So we decided to add a luminescent outer layer to the frame that provides a soft glow in the dark. That's why it's called the Firefly!

 

 

WavStand
WavStand

The WavStand allows you to prop up your phone either vertically or horizontally, which is great for when you want to have a hands-off conversation on speakerphone or watch a streaming movie.

WavStand
WavStand

It folds flat and is magnetic, which comes in very handy for attaching your phone to the fridge or other metallic surface:

The WavStand is included with several of the rewards, listed on the right and in the chart below.

 Another reward bonus is our tempered glass screen protector:

Screen Protector
Screen Protector

 

 

 

Go farther. That’s the story of my father, Dr. Sheng Y. Peng. He is credited as an inventor on over 20 patents and patent pendings. He is a pioneer and among the elite in the fields of advanced antenna and phased array technologies. And it is his magnum opus that Firefly is built upon. 

Go farther. That’s the story of Dr. Sheng Y. Peng.
Go farther. That’s the story of Dr. Sheng Y. Peng.

In some ways, he shouldn’t even be here, much less be creating pioneering antenna solutions. During WWII, when he was 7, my dad lost his mom when she shielded him with her body during a bombing raid. He was essentially a refugee.

He emigrated to the USA and went on to earn both his Master’s degree and his Ph.D. in Aeronomy (atmospheric physics). During these early years, he developed a reputation for solving problems associated with communications systems in the Defense and Aerospace sectors.

Many of the solutions he contributed to are still used to this day in service of our country, like the Patriot Missile, a defensive missile with a radar component that helps protect soldiers and civilians. 

Fast forward to now. My father's new invention is the ultimate MIMO broadband solution and covers any frequency of interest in a small form factor. This makes it a perfect fit to help cure the "can you hear me now?" disease that plagues everyone.

"Can you hear me now?"
"Can you hear me now?"

After extensive lab testing and field testing across highways and remote areas, we successfully demonstrated our working prototypes to established retailers. 

When comparing the Firefly Case to traditional big store brands it is easy to see that for about the same price the Firefly not only provides a high level of protection, but also ads a lot more value by improving your phones overall performance.

I am asking for your support to so that we can bring this game-changing technology to the masses and to help honor my father. My father believes that a connected world is a safer world. All his life, he has gone farther with the purpose of doing good. So this is where we are, at the climax of his story.

We will use the Kickstarter funds to continue to expand our product line, help pay for custom tooling, stock raw materials, hire skilled labor, and help solve signal problems once and for all.

Together, we can make the dream of a better, more connected world come true, with an iPhone case that improves our own wireless connection.

 

 

 

Help us reach our stretch goals and we'll add more colors!
Help us reach our stretch goals and we'll add more colors!

 

Choose one of the rewards over on the right and fill out your info to become a backer, helping us bring this innovative new technology to market. To say thank you, we offer a low introductory price and make sure you as a Kickstarter backer get a Firefly before anyone else!

Not only do we want to reward you for backing the Firefly iPhone Case, but we also want to be certain you receive your reward when promised.

We are so confident that we’re going to deliver your Firefly on time and as promised that if we don’t, we’ll refund 100% of your initial pledge. Such guarantees are rare in crowdfunding, but we are doing it to make your decision to pledge that much easier.

 

We guarantee you'll get your case on time, as promised!
We guarantee you'll get your case on time, as promised!

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

What unique challenges might we face after our project is successfully funded?

For the most part, our Defense and Aerospace experience mitigate any development risks. We have already engineered through any potential barriers as demonstrated in our working case prototypes for the iPhone 6/6s, 7/8 and iPhone Plus 6, 7, 8 models.

It should be noted that our current development for the unnamed wireless carrier (because of NDA) provides us incredible insight and information because wireless operators are the primary market drivers.

We have top tier consultants with industrial design and micro radio experience on standby to help us maximize and perfect the first go-to-market iterations for the iPhone 6/6s, 7/8 and iPhone Plus 6, 7, 8.

We are so confident that we will deliver your Firefly on time and as promised that if we do not we will refund 100% of your initial pledge.

We are excited to be launching on Kickstarter and even more excited to get Firefly in your hands and on your phone, to fulfill my father’s dream to better the world with better wireless connectivity. With your support, I know we can do it! Thank you.

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    EARLY BIRD 1: ONE Firefly iPhone Case

    Save $40.95 off retail price and get ONE Firefly case for iPhone 6/6s, 7/8/X OR 6/6s/7/8/X Plus (MSRP of $69.95)

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    EARLY BIRD 2: ONE Firefly iPhone Case

    Save $35.95 off retail price and get ONE Firefly case for iPhone 6/6s, 7/8/X OR 6/6s/7/8/X Plus (MSRP of $69.95)

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    ONE Firefly iPhone Case + Bonuses

    Get ONE Firefly case for iPhone and save $30.95 off the retail price (MSRP of $69.95) + as a special BONUS get a FREE screen protector (MSRP $29.97) and FREE WavStand (MSRP $9.97). Total Value $109.89 - Save $70.89.

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    Bundle & Save - TWO Firefly iPhone Cases

    Save $81.90 off retail price and get TWO Firefly cases for iPhone 6/6s, 7/8/X OR 6/6s/7/8/X Plus (MSRP of $139.90)

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    TWO Firefly iPhone Cases + Bonuses

    Get TWO Firefly cases for iPhone and save $61.90 off the retail price (MSRP of $139.90) + as a special BONUS get 2 FREE screen protectors (MSRP $59.94) and 2 FREE WavStands (MSRP $19.94). Total Value $219.78 - Save $141.78

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    Get THREE Firefly iPhone cases and save $92.85 off the retail price (MSRP of $209.85) + as a special BONUS get 3 FREE screen protectors (MSRP $89.91) and 3 FREE WavStands (MSRP $29.91). Total Value $329.67 - Save $212.67

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    Save $204.75 off retail price and get FIVE Firefly iPhone cases for 6/6s, 7/8/X OR 6/6s/7/8/X Plus (MSRP of $349.75)

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    Get FIVE Firefly iPhone cases and save $154.75 off the retail price (MSRP of $349.75) + as a special BONUS get 5 FREE screen protectors (MSRP $149.85) and 5 FREE WavStands (MSRP $49.85). Total value $549.45 - save $354.45

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    TEN Firefly iPhone Cases

    BULK PACK: Save $409.50 off retail price and get TEN Firefly cases for iPhone 6/6s, 7/8/X OR 6/6s/7/8/X Plus (MSRP of $699.50)

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