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Sick of dongles and adapters? Meet BOOST, the only MacBook case to provide multiple ports with extra power. Give it a boost now!
Sick of dongles and adapters? Meet BOOST, the only MacBook case to provide multiple ports with extra power. Give it a boost now!
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I bought a Macbook 12” last year and it was perfect, super light, powerful, as a traveller it was ideal -- except for the fact that it doesn’t have a USB port for my thumbdrive, or an SD card slot for my camera, or an HDMI port for… well you get the idea.

What if you can get all the ports back... at the same time increase your macbook’s battery life and even turns it into a portable charger for your other devices?

 

 

All these powerful functions, integrated compactly in the form of a protective cover. BOOST is the ultimate solution to your MacBook.

We are certain this is a revolutionary product -- there is nothing like BOOST in the market, Apple dongles destroys the elegance of your MacBook and Attach type external ports bends easily at its fragile contact point due to an imbalanced structure. Furthermore, the frequent plugging and unplugging reduces the lifespan of your Type C port, every time you plug a dongle in only to unplug it out after a few minutes, the risk of damaging your MacBook’s Type C port increase. 

This seems to be an inevitable issue that all MacBook users can only accept, but BOOST solves this issue as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Hardware & Software Integration

We simply use hardware for all functions, no need any driver for your MacBook.  we use VIA as main chip for best compatible. After almost one year test and debug, we are confidence for launch BOOST for MacBook user.

  

Functional Prototype

HDMI and USB 3.0 and TYPE C input

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Card Reader and USB 2.0

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Prototype Internal Components

 

 

How Existing Solution Works

 How BOOST Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 BOOST supports Type-C PD protocol: It can support from 5V up to 20V input to your MacBook or BOOST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Specifications:

Size

Height: 0.31–0.77 inch (0.7–1.96 cm)

Width: 11.6 inches (29.6 cm)

Depth: 7.8 inches (19.9 cm)

Weight:

Top Case: 0.24 pounds (108g)

Bottom Case: 0.72 pounds (326g)

With MacBook 2.99 pounds (1.35 kg)

CARD Reader( Memory Extension Port)

SD x1

Micro SD (T-Flash) x1

Video Support

HDMI 2.0 (support 4K@30f)

Mini HDMI Socket

Charging and Expansion

Power Input: USB-C port with PD support

Output: USB3.0 (5V,900mA)

USB 3.1 x1

USB 2.0 x1

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

To minimize the defection rate during mass production upon successful Kickstarter campaign will require high skills and immense patience. We have done the EVT and moving on to the DVT and PVT now. Our team has a very strong background for design for manufacturing. We have the parts sourcing, manufacturing flow and testing procedures well defined. If the demand is high, we will be able to scale production and logistics accordingly.

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    Early Bird

    You'll receive a BOOST with 6 colours available for you to choose from.

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    Ebony Leather

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    Chocolate Stripes

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    Navy Stripes

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    Brick Stripes

    You'll receive a BOOST with dark orange stripes textured top cover + black base.

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    Pastel Pink

    You'll receive a BOOST with plain light pink leather top cover + white base.

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    Pearly White

    You'll receive a BOOST with sparkly white pebbles textured top cover + white base.

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    Clear Top with Black Base

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    Clear Top with White Base

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Funding period

- (55 days)