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DeconnectBy Deconnect
First created
DeconnectBy Deconnect
First created
$31,448
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
167
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 31 2018 1:50 PM UTC +00:00

About

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Boasting an intriguing bottle shape design, Gloo is the first wireless charging station you’ll want to show off and make a centerpiece.

In addition to delivering power both wirelessly and through its built-in USB ports, Gloo can also be used as a connected ambient lighting system and a smartphone holder to take video calls or group selfies.

We’ve designed Gloo to fit seamlessly with your home - and beyond.

Gloo will with without doubt find its way into hotels, restaurant, bars and retail environments that embrace our design charging technology and want to best serve their customers. To that end, we’re working with a number of hospitality specialists to ensure Gloo makes it to the coolest spots near you very soon. So no matter where you are, at home, shopping or out dining, there will be a Gloo nearby to serve up power and light - with no cables and no compromise on style.

Mobile devices have transformed us into hyper-connected consumers and battery life is the bane of our digital existence. Whether it’s at home, at work, on a business trip or on holiday, we expect to be fully connected, 24/7. Charging your devices, wherever you may be, has therefore become a necessary part of the day-to-day of our lives

Although there are many charging solutions available on the market today, none of them are as easy to access as Gloo, whether you’re at home, in a bar, a restaurant or an airport lounge.

Gloo was designed so that charging your phone on the go is easy, and more importantly is something you can do there and then, wherever you are. With its sleek, familiar shape, Gloo blends in seamlessly with your surroundings while adding a touch of style. 

We’re proud to be the first crowdfunding project to offer an exclusive experience to our backers: We’re enabling a fun and unique Augmented Reality feature into Deconnect App that gives you the opportunity to preview how Gloo will perfectly look inside your home. That way, you can see which size and color best fit your space, straight from the app before deciding to give us your pledge ;)

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How to get it? Simply search for Deconnect App in the App store or Google play store, download, install and follow the on-screen instructions with. Share your pic with us using the hashtag #MyGloo @deconnect_official

Sneak peek at Deconnect Mobile App
Sneak peek at Deconnect Mobile App

At Deconnect, we have designed and patented a groundbreaking way to wirelessly charge mobile devices vertically, and on a surface that is shaped as opposed to flat - unlike existing wireless chargers - we’ve called this Wireless Surface Charging™. Thanks to this exclusive technology we can offer a unique wireless charging experience on virtually any object, regardless of its shape. 

This unique way of charging is made possible thanks to our customized curved coils. Months of R&D have enabled us to find a solution that not only offers a seamless charging experience but also guarantees full compliance with the Qi standard adopted by leading phone manufacturers such as Apple and Samsung.

Charging multiple devices at once becomes effortless and elegant with Gloo. Its unparalleled performance delivers a fast and secure charge to any of your wireless or USB devices - without the need for endless power sockets and unsightly cables.

Charging with Gloo built-in USB ports
Charging with Gloo built-in USB ports
Final design pending
Final design pending

Gloo retractable doors discretely cover USB ports and physical buttons while also acting as smartphone stands enabling the perfect angle for wireless surface charging, video calls or selfie-taking. A small symbol engraved on the front of the door helps you easily locate the wireless charging spots. 

Its cable-free design helps Gloo easily blend in with your home or workspace surroundings. All day long, Gloo is there to help you: multi-device charging in the morning, a smartphone stand for an afternoon video call and an ambient light in the evening while you have a drink with friends or or a romantic dinner with your loved one. 

Because we’ve conceived Gloo with your lifestyle in mind, we’ve ensured a wireless charging experience that is compatible with your smartphone’s own style. As such, Gloo can deliver charge to smartphones with cases up to 4mm thick, with the exception of metal cases.

Gloo is about so much more than just power...Take control of your lighting environment and set the scene! Used as an ambient lighting system, Gloo offers limitless possibilities in terms of colors and effects to create the right atmosphere and complement your decor. 

Gloo Connected LED lighting can either be controlled straight from the product itself through its intuitive touch control cap or from the Deconnect mobile App on your smartphone.

Gloo Regular
Gloo Regular
Gloo Mini
Gloo Mini

Our industrial designers spent countless hours searching for the right shape that would make Gloo both unique looking but also unobtrusive wherever it sits. 

The everyday bottle shape was an obvious design direction, fitting in naturally as it does in both public and private spaces. The next step was to turn this recognizable object into a stylish and connected piece - hiding much of the technology, while making Gloo easily accessible and effortless. We have applied these basic principles to the design of the entire Gloo family.

Not available for pre-order now. Launch set for H1 2019.
Not available for pre-order now. Launch set for H1 2019.

With its embedded universal connector, Gloo Regular will soon support a number of additional accessories, including the Gloo 360 Cam. Want a group photo when everyone is sitting around the dining table? Simply plug Gloo’s high resolution 360 Cam into the top of Gloo Regular, and instead of asking a bystander to take a photo of your group, have one of your friends take the photo or video straight from their smartphone via the Deconnect Mobile App. Share on popular social networks and watch everyone comment how much they wish they’d been there! Gloo 360 Cam gives you access to another world of memories with more fun. 

When used at home, Gloo 360 Cam can also function as an IP camera, enabling you to keep an eye on what’s going on when you’re away. Peace of mind wrapped into a stylish Gloo accessory.

Gloo will be manufactured using top of the range materials such as aluminum and PMMA polycarbonate to ensure best performance and durability for both indoor and outdoor usage.  

We couldn’t be more proud to have developed Gloo together with leading smart home experts and industry partners, in order to bring this groundbreaking mobile charging station to life. 

The Gloo family also counts a Fast Charging 10W Wireless Pad that is not only compatible with Gloo Regular and Gloo Mini, but also with any QI-certified device, including the latest iPhone or Samsung smartphones.

Our charging pad has been engineered to support the latest Wireless Charging Technology adopted by leading phone manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung and many others.

Delivering secure and fast charging up to 10W, our Pad is also fully compatible with Apple Fast Charging specifications (7.5W Fast Charging). Its intelligent Power Management IC helps control the charging cycle by adapting the power output depending on the existing level of charge, the ambient temperature in the room, as well the chosen power source, to always guarantee the safety and longevity of your smartphone battery.

While the wireless charging pad market may be booming, it is saturated with low-end or generic offerings, often made with cheap plastic materials. 

At Deconnect, we saw an opportunity to develop a range of pads meticulously crafted with the most refined materials - stylish designs that have been carefully curated with the help of our interior designers. We wanted to offer our customers not only an elegant resting place for your Gloo to charge its internal battery but also a stylish charging spot for those premium smartphones that deserve more than just a low-quality charging plate. Our Deco Pad will blend in completely with your existing interiors, while offering all the power you need.  Deco Pads are available in the following finishings: 

  • Black / Marble Black
  • Black / Carbon Black
  • Pink Gold / Leather Brown
  • Silver / Marble White
  • Blue / Ceramic white
  • Red / Ceramic white

Gloo is more than just a product. We have designed it as a real ecosystem where products can seamlessly work together creating the ideal and stylish visual environment. While both Gloo regular and Gloo mini can operate from the same mobile App, our Deco Pads have been designed to charge not only the two Gloo sizes but also any wireless charging enabled smartphone.

With Gloo Regular, we’re including a sleek AC/USB adapter compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 specifications (9V 2A) in the box, in order to guarantee secure and efficient charging of your Gloo whether you connect it straight to the bottle or use the Deco Pad. We recommend that you use only the original Gloo AC adapter to charge your Gloo on a power socket. Our AC adapter will come with international plugs, making it suitable to use in the EU, the US, the UK and Australia. 

Gloo Mini and Deco Pads will be delivered with a USB cable that can be connected to one of your existing AC/USB adapter. We strongly recommend you only use Quick Charge 3.0 compatible AC/USB adapters to ensure optimum performance and safety. Using a low specification AC/USB will negatively affect the charging time of your devices.

Gloo will be Bluetooth / WiFi-enabled to seamlessly connect to your smartphone. Thanks to the Deconnect Mobile App, you’ll be able to control your lighting environment, select countless colors or choose pre-set ambiances and lighting scenarios for your surroundings.

The Deconnect Mobile App will also provide you with detailed information about your built-in battery status as well as help you control the future Gloo 360 Cam and share content and moments on key social networks.

Gloo 360 Cam will be available in H1 2019
Gloo 360 Cam will be available in H1 2019

 Gloo Regular and Gloo Mini are compatible with a wide range of devices: 

  • iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and up
  • Selected wireless charging-enabled smartphones from Google, LG, Motorola, HTC and more...
  • Any wireless charging-enabled smartphones and devices
  • Any USB Type A or C mobile charging devices without any restriction ( Type-C only applies to Gloo Regular)
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Demo of Gloo lighting touch control cap

At Deconnect, our mission is to transform existing household objects into smart, stylish devices that improve our day-to-day lives. Being located in the vibrant city of Miami, we are constantly inspired by different cultures, colors and styles that truly fuel our product design thinking and experience, ensuring our value proposition syncs with contemporary needs and innovative technology

As a sister company of MyKronoz, which ran a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign last year with ZeTime, we expect to benefit from a host of MyKronoz’ R&D, manufacturing and communications insights and best practices, albeit operating with a different team.

With our core team being mostly located in our Miami HQ or in our R&D center in China, we’re very confident to be able to address most of your questions, requests, inquiries as fast as possible and provide you with the expected level of support such a community deserves. The entire team is committed to make this campaign but more importantly the entire Gloo project a success that will redefine charging behaviors.

                                    
               
                                                                              
       

Risks and challenges

Gloo is entering the last and most exciting phase of its development, one where you will start to be part of the story.
As we’re gearing up to finalize the technical features and overall user experience, we more than ever need your valuable input to help us make the Gloo family a truly groundbreaking mobile charging solution, one that you will be proud to have contributed to.
We have already secured reliable manufacturing facilities and all our supply chain partners are committing to delivering each and every component fully on time for the final assembly. Our new logistics team is preparing the shipping phase as we speak, in order to ensure smooth, on-time deliveries.

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