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$6,132
pledged of 9.500 $ goal
89
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 22 2017 12:00 AM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

The Handy Pillow is a functional travel pillow with a breathable pocket for your hand, allowing you to comfortably sleep anywhere, at any time. Perfect for trains, planes, and automobiles (see what we did there?).

Whether you're an adult or child; whether you're using the pillow on your hand or behind your neck; whether you're on a road trip, camping, flying, or on the couch; whether you choose pink, black, or blue--the Handy Pillow is for everyone.

 

The Handy Pillow is created with the highest quality products on the market, including a plush exterior that might be the softest thing you'll ever touch. Additionally, the Handy Pillow is filled with microfiber, which contours around your face as you sleep.  

The backstrap on the Handy Pillow allows you to travel with ease. Simply slip the pillow over your luggage handles, through your backpack straps, or on top of your purse. 

The Handy Pillow pocket is made up of a breathable proprietary blend of polyester and spandex to ensure your hand stays cool. No "sweaty hand syndrome" for you!

Worried about your pillow getting dirty during your travels? It's safe to clean in your washer and dryer. Simply follow the care instructions on the tag. 

 

 

 

 

Griffin Sinn and Seth King are Co-Founders of Checkmate Ventures LLC. Together, they have taken the Handy Pillow from an idea to a tangible product. As product-focused entrepreneurs, they are always on the lookout for simple, yet functional solutions to everyday problems. 

As frequent travelers, they often struggled to get comfortable when resting their hands on their heads to sleep (they call this "the elbow planted, hand-on-face, head rest problem"). It didn't take long for them to notice that many others struggle with this problem as well. This realization led to their "a-ha!" moment, and the Handy Pillow was born. Since then, Griffin and Seth have perfected the Pillow, so that people everywhere can turn to the Handy Pillow for comfortable travel and lounge.

The Handy Pillow is one of those "Why didn't I think of this?" products.  We must hit our $9,500 goal in order to reach minimum order requirements and bring this "handy" product to life. To do that, we need your help to spread the word to the millions of people that would benefit from the Handy Pillow. We ask that you please like and share this project with EVERYONE you know because, after all, an imaginary survey has shown that approximately 7.5 billion people absolutely love sleep. 

Thank you to all, and to all a good nap!

 

Risks and challenges

Our number one goal is customer satisfaction. We want you to be very happy. After all, no one should fall asleep angry. This means on-time delivery and a high-quality product.

We have been working with our manufacturers and logistics team for years now to ensure we are set up to fulfill this project within the specified time frame. We have years of experience fulfilling orders and getting them in the hands of our customers.

Please let us know if there is anything we can do to enhance your customer experience. We truly value your business and our relationships with our customers.

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    Shout Out

    No matter how big or small the pledge, all of our backers' names will be added to our "shout out" list on our Handy Pillow blog to thank you yet again for all of your tremendous support!

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    The Earliest Riser

    You are about to own one of the first ever Handy Pillows! Take your pick between black, blue, or pink. Thank you for your support and happy napping!

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    The Early Riser

    The choice is yours! Receive one of the worlds first ever Handy Pillows in black, blue, or pink. Take it with you on a plane, in the car, or keep it Handy on the couch- the options are endless!

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    Handy T-Shirt

    Receive a T-Shirt with the Handy Pillow logo on the front and our #restupworld hashtag on the back. T-shirts will be purchased from a local shop in our hometown. Thanks again for your support!

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    1 Handy Pillow

    Feel free to pick a black, blue, or pink Handy Pillow. Remember, they are machine washable, perfectly sized, and super comfy! That's Handy!

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    His and Hers - 2 Handy Pillows

    Any Combo of black, blue, or pink. This is the adults dream! Why? Either you get to use the Handy Pillows yourself or give them to the kiddos. Either way, you're getting some sleep!

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    Sleep and Study

    You'll need some time to rest and digest with this reward. Why? Along with 1 Handy Pillow, you'll receive our WinPrepared eBook, written by the Handy Pillow founders. The eBook discusses how to start a business, providing a road map for taking an idea from your head and turning it into a tangible and sellable product.

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    The Trilogy - 3 Handy Pillows

    Choose any combo of black, blue, or pink. This is a great way to get a Handy Pillow in all 3 available colors. "Collect the whole set!" - Ace Ventura

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    Family Pack - 4 Handy Pillows

    4 Pillows any combo of black, blue, and pink. Handy Pillows to all, and to all a good night!

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    Commute, Study, Sleep

    2 Handy Pillows, our WinPrepared eBook, and our first product, CLOAK'D - a bicycle saddle bag with a built-in water-resistant seat cover.

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    Never. Give. Up.

    2 Handy Pillows, our WinPrepared eBook, our first product, CLOAK'D - a bicycle saddle bag with a built-in water resistant seat cover, and one of the first Handy Pillow prototypes. This will come with a personal motivational note from the Handy Pillow founders, inspiring you to get started on your own entrepreneurial journey.

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    Spread the Love - 10 Handy Pillows

    You'll be able to spread the love of sleep this next holiday after you receive your 10 Handy Pillows in any combination of black, blue, or pink.

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    Coach of the Year - 20 Handy Pillows

    Receive 20 Handy Pillows and choose any combination of black, blue, or pink. Then, become the coach of the year for ensuring your players are well rested on the trips to and from games.

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    Office Hero - 40 Handy Pillows

    Receive 40 Handy Pillows and choose any combination of black, blue, or pink. Then, become the office hero by gifting the perfect drool tool to your friends and team members!

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    Client Appreciation - 60 Custom Handys

    Win over those clients with 60 Handy Pillows in any combination of black, blue, or pink. Additionally, you'll be able to customize the Handy Pillow labels with your own branding.

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    Make it Rain! 200 Handy Pillows

    The mother of all rewards - MAKE IT RAIN! With this pledge you’ll receive 200 Handy Pillows in any combination of black, blue, or pink. Additionally, you'll receive hand written letters from each founder and free swag!

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Funding period

- (54 days)