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.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
A. Previous products used hard cases. This allowed sound to be reflected and easily heard. In ZEROi’s case, we use a soft cloth material that absorbs leaking sound.
B. Space was limited with other products. A buffer is needed around the bone conduction speaker to prevent any leakage of vibrations. Other products had a difficult time adding this aspect because the case was too small. ZEROi has enough room where the buffer is needed which absorbs the sound.
ZEROi is a hat with four built-in bone conduction speakers. With this technology, you can listen to music or make phone calls, without earphones, while being aware of your surroundings. ZEROi is water resistant, easy to use, and convenient on the go.
For the stretch goal you will be able to select your favorite team colors. You will be able to choose when the campaign is over.
When selecting the team’s color, it will be plain cotton rather than the oil coating.
Bone conduction is a way of transmission of sound. Sound waves are transmitted at a frequency that can be conducted through the bones of the skull. ZEROi doesn’t block the outside sound, so it can used in normal environment conditions.
ZEROi has four bone conduction speakers, compared to only two from competitors, which allows for an enhance clarity of sound. ZEROi can be worn at any time of the day regardless of the weather condition or the setting. ZEROi allows you to have an open ear which lets you be aware of your surroundings. One charge can last up to 5 hours. Due to the different designs and colors ZEROi offers, it can be worn with any preferred outfit.
Backers will receive a limited edition ZEROi. “Backers” will be stitched on the back to show others that you have been supporting us from the very beginning.
*An email will be sent regarding “backers” stitching option at the end of the campaign
The use of the high quality oil coating on the cotton makes cap look gorgeous. The material used makes it durable and water-resistant.
ZEROi can easily be worn anywhere at anytime! The possibilities are endless!
ZEROi can help you get to your next destination. With the Bluetooth option, use your favorite navigation app and listen to the directions. There is no need to look at your phone because the directions are being told to you.
With all the technology located in the bill of the cap, it only weighs 1oz (30g) more than your ordinary hat. It is so similar in weight you will not be able to feel the difference.
Risks and challenges
We are excited to launch our product and introduce our version of a bone conduction product to the market. With the help of your donation, ZEROi is ready to step in towards mass production. We are confident in ourselves to bring the best product forward and offer nothing less than complete satisfaction to our backers.
We plan to keep our campaign transparent and open so we can talk to our supporters if any delays or obstacles happen to arise. As our first run as a campaign on Kickstarter, we are prepared for any future challenges that might put our timeline on hold which includes any small adjustments needed to enhance our product. Depending on the demand of our product, there might be a small delay in transporting the product however, we will work tirelessly to get everything out. We pride ourselves in delivering the best possible product for our supporters.
Your support means the world to ZEROi. Thank you for taking your time to learn about us and we look forward to see how positively ZEROi has changed your life.