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About

If you are having a night in, family time, a game night or sharing a movie with friends the Hiatus Box is the perfect excuse to ditch the phones and mingle.

Hugs are being replaced with ‘likes’ while everyday intimacy is being pushed out by digital pings.

Major media has coined this phenomena above as ‘Technoference.’

Ask yourself this: When was the last time you were on a date and didn’t check your phone?

It's more than just a box... It's a conversation.

The Hiatus Box and case are social triggers to be present. By using sleek design to create clean lines and sweeping curves we’ve created a simple, social reminder to be present. 

The Hiatus Case pairs elegant leather work with craftsman quality construction to transform distracted dates into daring social experiments in being present.

Stopping daily distractions takes effort.

Putting down the phone can be hard work.

We designed a playful way to strum social triggers that puts the fun into putting phones away.

If you want to make a social request you need a visual statement to back it up.

The Hiatus box and case replaces confrontation with a playful social nudge. No longer will you stress about asking people to put their phones away.

Increase the quality of the time spent with your family by connecting with them instead of by them.

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 ABOUT US

 

The HIATUS TEAM is made up of creatives Nick Smoot (Creative Director), Don Wilder (Concept Creator + Product Developer) and Jimmy Tsang (Operation Management).

Nick Smoot is a startup founder and a cell phone addict like you. While not staring at his phone he is building companies, enjoying his family and mentoring startups. Nick is the mind behind IC Labs, a startup accelerator run by the Innovation Collective. IC Labs specializes in guiding people with big ideas and smart teams to a great future.

Don Wilder is a product designer + co-founding marketing director at Sano Design Lab, a design company that focuses on creating innovative consumer electronic and lifestyle items.

Jimmy Tsang is a long-time tech and gadget junkie with a background in product development + operation management

Risks and challenges

At Sano, we've created a number of electronic products and electronic accessories. Our team members are experienced and knowledgeable about product design and know how to take creative concepts and bring them to life, following a development timeline and executing tasks ranging from ID design, prototyping, factory production and management, and shipping logistics. We work with a reliable factory that we've trusted to produce other products and know what to expect for the development and production of The Hiatus Box.

Every project will have its risks and challenges, but we've managed to minimize those risks by having assembled a top notch design team ready to take on any challenges that may surface along the way. Our current prototype shows that we've worked hard and solved many R&D and technical issues in creating a stylish, structurally sound product. We have created three separate prototypes for The Hiatus Box before reaching the current status. We are sure to be transparent with our supporting backers by offering regular campaign updates and by answering questions from the backer community as they arise. We welcome feedback and backer involvement with our project.

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