LUPI: Eco-friendly Smart Phone case for Samsung & iPhone 5/6
LUPI: Eco-friendly Smart Phone case for Samsung & iPhone 5/6
Made of 100% recyclable materials, LUPI features a compact headset storage to reduce the risk of radiation emitted by your cellular
Made of 100% recyclable materials, LUPI features a compact headset storage to reduce the risk of radiation emitted by your cellular Read more
About this project
Not knowing for sure if radio frequency radiation (RF) from cell phones causes health problems years later is still inconclusive. A good way to reduce exposure to RF is using your headphones with your smartphone. However most of us end up leaving our headphones at home because they get tangled and messy.
LUPI is a smartphone case that provides a compact
storage for your headphones. LUPI’s mission was also to reduce waste by
creating an eco-friendly case. Made of 100% recyclable materials, LUPI is 100%
Let me help you avoid the frustration of tangled phone headsets (or earphones), minimize your daily radiation exposure, detract from landfill, provide a recyclable option and fund projects that help humanity and protect the environment all in one pledge!
For twelve months, I have been working on LUPI – a smart phone cover that stands for more! Now I need your help to start large-scale international production.
Did you know that nearly all mobile phone covers are not recyclable?
LUPI is a protective mobile phone cover that compactly stores your headset. LUPI is made from 100% recycled materials, is 100% recyclable and through utilizing your headset (away from your body and head) minimizes your mobile phone radiation exposure.
LUPI Prototype - more angles with headset under "LUPI Timeline" below
Don’t you think its strange that mobile phones come with headsets and the World Health Organization recommends that we use devices that keep our phones away from our head and body when in use - and yet at times we don’t use our headsets due to time pressures or lack of convenience?
LUPI changes this.
More importantly, LUPI is the start of a movement. A movement that creates products and systems that enable you to optimise your health and protect the environment.
You see, all profits from LUPI will fund products or systems that:
1/ Enable people to optimise their health and wellbeing through products that utilize the world’s latest research and technology.
2/ Provide economical and environmentally friendly options for people to make an easier transition to a sustainable lifestyle.
I think that’s pretty cool…
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions section (FAQ) below to see the current list of products!
As far back as I can remember – I have always loved to problem solve and work hard. I love a challenge!
I have sacrificed everything for the dream to provide avenues to True Social Responsibility.
Not lip service but true dedication to making the world a healthier, happier and more sustainable place.
Yes, yes, I know that one person can not make significant international change. However, I’m pretty sure that systems and products that any person in the world can access will! All of them created with the world’s latest medical research or providing truly sustainable options that are economically competitive.
This is a movement!
So Why Kickstarter?
Over the years I have developed an extensive, truly international network of highly successful entrepreneurs, businessmen, investors, athletes, surgeons, sports doctors, health professionals and retired politicians ranging from the world’s leading Sports Nutritionist to Australia’s most successful environmental company CEO.
Personally, I do not want to lean on anyone for funding. Being independent is important to me. I do however, recognize the wealth of knowledge and experience in my network and speak to at least one of my mentors on a weekly basis – to help fine tune my plans!
To stay true to my goals I believe that having 100% ownership of LUPI and being able to fund the development of each future product, system or company will ensure that there is no deviation from the objective:
True Social Responsibility.
LUPI Kickstarter Specifics
- Samsung Galaxy 5S
- Apple I-Phone 5/5S
- Apple I-Phone 6
- Apple I-Phone 6 Plus
A special shout out to Apple, for releasing two I-phone 6 models! Bumping up my Kickstarter target by 33%?!? That’s definitely not looking after the little guy!
So pledge for your current phone, your future phone and while you’re at it - pledge for your family, friends and colleagues too! Maybe not your boss! ;) I’m kidding!
LUPI Color Ways
So we are looking to ease our way into the color scheme too! For the chic, we have black or white and for those that like a little flare we have blue, peach and lime green. So which color are you?
LUPI Pledge Packs
So this is serious part of LUPI. The crucial point that will determine whether we succeed at the first hurdle or hurtle into a new world of social responsibility.
I kid you not, when I say every dollar counts. So let’s vote with our feet and get LUPI off the ground.
Support a product that is protecting your health and helping our environment!
All before Christmas!
LUPI Computer Assisted Design (Prototypes in Video, pictured top of page and below)
Flying Solo LUPI (1) bundle $33
Couples (2) bundle $62
Family and friends (5) bundle $ 150
Workplace or Socialite (10) bundle $290
Momento (2 Personalised* LUPIs and 8 Standard LUPIs) Bundle $500
Kickstarter Limited Edition** and Launch Party (plus 1) $1,000
Founder Limited Edition***, Launch Party (plus 3) and Website Footer Name Listing $5,000
*Personalised with your name engraved on LUPI
**Embossed with Kickstarter Logo and signed by myself, LUPI creator (optional name engraving)
*** Embossed with Kickstarter Logo and “Founder”, then inscribed with a personal hand written thank you by myself (on the inside of LUPI).
To coincide with this, for all LUPI website pages and future company pages, the footer will list the Founders of LUPI with an acknowledgement and thanks. Anonymity can be elected if you choose!
And the Launch party will be at one of the coolest Melbourne restaurants, in the world’s most livable city (four years running), right at the end of Summer (March 2015) with all the trimmings!;) Yes, I’ll be pulling some strings, using contacts and guaranteeing that this is a night that you will NEVER forget!
We might just find another meaning for the term “LUPI” at the Launch Party! Ha ha!!!
Rightio, let’s get back to business.
Delivery before Xmas!!! That’s right! Refer to the timeline below to see how. And remember, you will receive your stage-by-stage updates below to see how your personal LUPI is progressing through the manufacturing and delivery process!
October 31, 2014: Manufacturing Tool Design Complete
November 30, 2014: Manufacturing Tool Delivered
December 5, 2014: First run of Production Complete
December 6, 2014: Lupi is in the Postman's hands!
December 15, 2014: Delivery of LUPI to Kickstarters!!
So any potential "idea thieves" out there know! I am currently in the process of Filing for International Patents (with Asia Pacific's No 1 IP Firm) on LUPI - for current and future models! - Did you know that it is legally misleading to use the term "Patent Pending"?
Prototype - Click, loop n' click!
Thank you for taking the time to watch my video and read the LUPI story!
Yours in sustainable health! ;)
Risks and challenges
As mentioned above - I love a challenge! So, I see the risks and challenges of delivering LUPI as speed humps. Nothing more!
The main challenge for completing this project is the timeline of the manufacturing process. Specifically, a reliance on the manufacturer to deliver on time.
All possible steps have been taken with my thoroughly experienced manufacturing partner to ensure that this timeline is accurate and achievable.
Injection moulding requires a manufacturing tool, that is essentially a mould, into which the molten recycled material (plastic) is injected under high pressure.
Our manufacturing partner is one of the most experienced in the country with more than 20 years of injection moulding experience.
LUPI is a very simple design and consequently the tooling and manufacturing process will be straight forward.
We have already developed the prototypes through our manufacturer to ensure that the injection moulding process has been addressed when creating LUPI.
The production of LUPI will be taking place half an hour from my home and the tool (mould) manufacturers (located nearby as well), work closely with my manufacturing partner.
So the question is not if LUPI can be developed. The only challenge may arise if the manufacturing tools do not arrive on time or need to be refined.
This will affect LUPI delivery times not the quality or production of LUPI.
Together with my manufacturing partner, the production process has been planned out to the day (refer to LUPI Timeline section above) and all budgeting has been finalised to the dollar.
For the future, my manufacturers partner has production, packaging and distribution networks in the USA and Europe. Giving LUPI the ability to be manufactured in each region to enable greater financial returns to each country.
My manufacturing partner are a family business and being tech savvy, they love LUPI. More importantly for me - they love what LUPI stands for.
All of the postage timings and expenses have been quoted and confirmed with Australia Post. Australia's most relied upon postage service.
If you feel there are further details that you would like to know - please contact me. (Click "Contact me" at the top right corner of page - above Pledges section)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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