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By Amanda Birkenholz
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Work healthy with HELCY

Think about how much time you spend in front of your laptop. How are you sitting right now?   

HELCY is a sleek and portable laptop stand integrated into a single case that will improve your posture, your productivity and your happiness. It's easy to carry anywhere, effortless, and gives you an elegant, smart look!

Recommended by doctors and physical therapists

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU

bordeaux, black, cognac
bordeaux, black, cognac
Skinny or wide shoulder strap
Skinny or wide shoulder strap

PRODUCTIVITY BOOSTER

Sit up straight now and feel the difference!  

Working in your spine’s natural curvature will make you:

  • breathe better
  • feel better
  • more healthy
  • work more efficient
  • more happy and
  • more productive!

 When using your laptop for extensive periods, you should set it up correctly. For those who don’t, long term neck, back and shoulder injuries are common. Just think about the strain on your body when you hunch over your laptop!

HELCY = Healthy Ergonomic Laptop Case for You

We are hard workers, passionate travelers, café lovers and creators. We love exercise but we spend most of our time in front of our laptop. 

Instead of spending endless hours working on our core muscles, why not solve the problem from its roots? Poor posture.

Sitting up straight in your body’s natural posture improves your breathing and your productivity. You will be working more efficiently and people with good posture simply look better, right?

HIGHEST QUALITY & ECO FRIENDLY

HELCY is not just a laptop bag. It is a high quality leather accessory. We evaluated the durability and performance of a variety of different materials and found the finest leather for HELCY. 

We are using soft vegetable tanned cow leather, which is the highest quality you can find on the market.

HELCY is the ultimate laptop case for the busy professional
HELCY is the ultimate laptop case for the busy professional
Front side
Front side
Back side
Back side
Adjustable height according to your needs
Adjustable height according to your needs
Fits any brand laptop and your business cards
Fits any brand laptop and your business cards
Inside pockets and string for your keys
Inside pockets and string for your keys
Highest quality YKK zipper
Highest quality YKK zipper
Vegetable tanned leather
Vegetable tanned leather

Because everyone is unique we designed HELCY so that you can adjust the height according to your needs. HELCY is upholstered inside and the leather is water resistant. The bag is not completely waterproof – so don’t stand in monsoon rain! However for little showers, you don’t have to worry.

Integrated airflow system
Integrated airflow system

The integrated airflow system uplifts your laptop and releases the generated heat. Bear in mind that this isn’t a full ventilation system, but it will certainly give your laptop the chance to breathe!

QUICK AND EASY TO SET UP

HELCY is an expression of creativity and imagination. It doesn’t only protect your laptop, but also saves you from back and neck issues. All while being ultra-intuitive. You might even forget that you are working on your laptop! 

In a digital age, information and communication is key for us. Whether you need to check your phone, tablet or laptop screen, we ensure that you will have it all in sight. Ergonomically, of course!

Fits any brand tablet and phone
Fits any brand tablet and phone
Place HELCY in a bigger bag and use it easily when you don't have a desk!
Place HELCY in a bigger bag and use it easily when you don't have a desk!

We designed HELCY for your digital lifestyle, showcasing a sleek and modern design. We have included pockets to help you keep organized – your laptop, keyboard, mouse, pens and other accessories. And we have made sure that you can pull your laptop out when you are in a hurry.  

Elegant & Stylish -You will always look great
Elegant & Stylish -You will always look great

FITTING GUIDE

HELCY is available in two sizes. If your laptop is smaller than indicated in the drawing, you will be able to place additional items inside the bag.

We have created an overview of laptops that will (or won’t) fit. We can’t list all laptops on the market, so if you can’t find yours in the list, you need to look up the dimensions yourself.

Your laptop does not fit but you still want to get HELCY? Sign up here! 

As soon as there are enough subscribers we will add this as a stretch goal!

 TESTIMONIALS

We wanted to ensure that you get the best possible product. That is why we had many users testing HELCY. Here is what they say:

“I can feel a huge difference. I go to the library every day and hate hunching over my desk. With HELCY I just work so much better! Also it's great that I can just grab my laptop when I’m in a rush” - Alex (Engineering student)

Feels awesome! I only had the chance to test HELCY for a short time and I can’t wait to get mine!” - Rachel (Teacher)  

“After so many years of back pain and endless hours in front of my computer, I am so happy I found HELCY. I don’t want to miss it anymore!” - Nona (Medical student)  

 THE REWARDS 

You will be able to choose the size (13 inch vs 15 inch), the color (black, bordeaux, cognac) and the shoulder strap for each HELCY at the end of the campaign. 

Prices below are for 13 inch. Add €10 per item for 15 inch.

Prices in USD are calculated according to the exchange rate on 4th Feb'16 and can change.

PROJECT TIMELINE 

We have chosen our manufacturer and are ready to place our first order. They are prepared to start the production and we are confident that we can meet our timeline.

THE TEAM 

We all work on laptops all day long and believe that we should be in a more comfortable and healthy position. Instead of trying to fix the consequences of bad posture after work, by working out, getting massages and (during the worst times even) going to a chiropractor, we want to solve the problem from its roots. 

We are an international team of design lovers and believe that we do not have to compromise style for health. Neither do you!

DEVELOPMENT 

First we thought a collapsible stand would be the solution. Then we realized that this is an extra item we would have to carry in our bags. We had many ideas on how to integrate it and decided to use a zip for ulitmate protection and usability. 

Risks and challenges

We have worked relentlessly on developing the best product. Starting from a collapsible laptop stand to a bag and then finding the best solution took us some time. Now we are confident that we can deliver you the best product. We have chosen our manufacturer and he is waiting for our first order. The only risk we see is with delays in production. However this risk is included in our time plan and we will do everything we can so you get your HELCY in time – if not earlier.

Quality is the most important for us. During the development process, we learned a lot about the requirements HELCY has to meet. We want this bag as much as you want it and we will ensure it meets the highest quality standards.

Duty/VAT charges/Customs: We are using a third party company for shipment. If you live outside of the US or EU you might be responsible for any applicable duty/VAT charges/customs.

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    CALENDAR

    Your monthly desk calendar until December 2017 with awesome photos and tips on good posture.

    Need a gift? Just add €25 for every extra one.

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    LAUNCH DAY EXCLUSIVE

    1 x HELCY (13")

    Add €10 per 15" model

    50% discount on retail price (249€ / 259USD)

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    EARLY BIRD

    1 x HELCY (13")

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    45% discount on retail price (249€ / 259USD)

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    KICKSTARTER BACKER

    1 x HELCY (13")

    Add €10 per 15" model

    30% discount on retail price (249€ / 259USD)

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    LAUNCH DAY EXCLUSIVE - DOUBLE PACK

    2 x HELCY (13")

    Add €10 per 15" model

    50% discount on retail price (499€ / 559USD)

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    DOUBLE PACK

    2 x HELCY (13")

    Add €10 per 15" model

    33% discount on retail price (499€ / 559USD)

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    LAUNCH DAY EXCLUSIVE - TRIPLE PACK

    3 x HELCY (13")

    Add €10 per 15" model

    50% discount on retail price (750€ / 800USD)

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    SIXPACK

    6 x HELCY (13")

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    38% discount on retail price (1500€ / 1600USD)

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    TEN PACK

    10 x HELCY (13")

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    40% discount on retail price (2500€ / 2700USD)

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    THE OKTOBERFEST EXPERIENCE

    We will have a blast at the Oktoberfest (Sept. 2016) and celebrate the success of HELCY.

    You and your friend will receive a HELCY, a traditional set of shirt, pants (Lederhosen) or a traditional dress (Dirndl).

    3 nights stay in one double room at a 4 Star Hotel as well as limousine service from and to Munich airport are included. Flights are not included.

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Funding period

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