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.
The CyberWarmer is a battery-powered heated base layer. A new take on our lightweight and portable heated base layer with a V-Neck, wireless sleeves, 6 levels of heat control, and two color options. It warms you in seconds by battery, yet is designed to be invisible under normal clothing for everyday use and feel like part of you. The high tech, moisture wicking stretch fabric it's designed with keeps the garment tight against your body for optimal heat transfer while reducing bulk. The garment is durable, machine washable, and extremely lightweight. It is simply the most versatile, high tech and efficient heated garment ever designed.
At 20W, the CyberWarmer is the warmest battery powered garment available. We use 7.4V 5,200mAh and 7.4V 7,200mAh batteries. There is simply nothing more powerful available. Unfortunately, there are quite a few much weaker heated garments on the market using only 2,200mAh batteries, they tend to rely on gimmicks and deceptive marketing to fool consumers into a false impression of how much heat they produce. We deliver more heat in more places than any other garment. We use 6~8 patented Carbon Fiber Softheat™ heat panels, insulated with 3M Thinsulate™. The others tend to use 2-3 smaller panels. The potential for hot spots and burns is high when the heat is delivered to fewer, smaller panels. That being said, we don't simply have more panels and power and call the CyberWarmer superior. Our base layer garment design offers the greatest heat transfer performance with the least amount of bulk. Our Softheat™ panels have soft and flexible carbon fiber shaped for the maximum heat distribution. All this efficiency means less insulation and power is required to deliver and retain the desired heat to you BELOW your regular clothes instead of trying to force heat through them. (If you want to cool your drinks, you put ice around them INSIDE the cooler, rather than bury the cooler itself in ice. The same concept applies here with your clothing layers)
Heat where you need it. Our carbon Softheat™ panels are configured right where you want the heat to be for optimal heat transfer. Through rigorous testing, we have developed two different panel placement patterns based on the two different male and female designs. It shouldn't be surprising that due to differences in shape and bodies, the optimal panel placements are different for men and women.
More control over the heat. How much warmth you need is dependent on multiple factors such as outside temperature and what layers you are wearing below or on top of the garment. Some manufacturers pair an under powered battery with a basic 3-Level button controller and try to keep things cheap but this often leaves user unsatisfied. Using twice as many heat panels and power to work with gives the CyberWarmer a more even warming where the differences between the different heat levels become meaningful. We felt 3-Levels were not enough, and then eventually changed our 4-Level heat control design to 6-Level design after we found there seemed to be "sweet spots" in between the top 2 of the original 4 levels of heat. We also developed a multi-voltage input remote controller (accepts up to 18V DC input and converts it down to an acceptable output heat range for the garment) that allows for wireless 0~100% heat control via a dial.
Nobody wants a loudly branded collar of their undergarment visible under their clothing. Previous versions of our base layers were focused around motor sports where a heated neck was necessary. Not wanting to limit ourselves to our roots in motor sports, we focused on a V-neck design that is invisible under most clothing. We also removed the power cables and glove connectors to further reduce bulk and increase mobility in the arms. Whether you're a Hollywood movie star filming in the cold, enjoying a book on a cafe patio, ice fishing, or simply just doing some gardening in chilly weather, you won't look silly with the CyberWarmer under your regular clothes....and all you will feel is the warmth!
Only the best goes in to the CyberWarmer. High tech, wicking, stretch fabric construction with different cuts from men and women ・3M's Thinsulate (70-80 g/m2)
・Carbon fiber "softheat" heating element ・Connectors and wires rated to -40℃/-40℉ (for durability and longevity)
・Custom 7.4V Batteries containing only the best Japanese hardware and Samsung/Sanyo battery cells available
・Custom 2 amp Battery chargers to reduce charging time.
High Tech, moisture wicking stretch fabric There is simply no better fabric out there for this type of garment. Like a fitted shirt, the stretch fabric keeps the garment, and most importantly the heat panel, flat against your body for the optimal heat transfer. This high level of heat transfer performance means less power/heat is needed to achieve that ideal warmth. Besides the fit, the fabric is designed for both comfort and to wick away any sweat or moisture. Users often note that besides feeling the heat, the garment fits so well you don't notice it's there.
2 Colors, 2 Cuts, Many sizes! Why limit such an amazing garment to just one color, fitment, or only a few sizes? Available in black and white, Men's and Women's cuts, and XS - XXL sizes!
1 YEAR WARRANTY We build for longevity and durability. We have previous versions of our garments still full functional and in use after 20 years. We will repair or replace any problems with products within the first year.
LIFETIME GUARANTEE We guarantee our products are free from manufacturing defects for life. We have an extremely extensive QC system and we will repair or replace any products that are found to have a manufacturing defect regardless of the date of purchase.
Risks and challenges
Being big fans of Ice Hockey, it's not hard to imagine why one of our first 7.4V battery powered products is a heated base layer. As the parent of any hockey player will tell you, while you may get used to the 6am practices, you never really get used to the cold. From the initial concept, to the final design, we have gone through sample after sample, test, making changes, testing and making more changes, until we arrived at the finished product. There is simply no better way to look good and keep warm than the CyberWarmer.
We've bought and tested batteries from every conceivable source. There are far too many junk batteries on the market. Don't be fooled by similar designs using unbranded, mix-matched hardware/software and cells from China. They are not the same as what we make, often defective, and tend to even fail to deliver on the specs they claim. (not to mention they seem prone to fires) Put simply, our custom batteries are simply the best available, quality checked for performance, and made with the highest quality Japanese hardware, using only Sanyo/Samsung cells. The result is reliable batteries that deliver the power you need, adjustable as you need, all while meeting industry quality certification standards. Our battery chargers are also a step up from the competition, delivering 2 amps for faster charging, with the same industry certifications.
We designed durable, custom printed, reusable zipper bag packaging that can be used to store the CyberWarmer in when not in use. No large cardboard boxes to take up space in your closet or your trash.
As with any product and project of this nature, there are a number of risks and challenges. Minimum order quantities on the several different custom fabrics we use. Making the CyberWarmer and custom batteries in bulk to keep the pricing reasonable is always a focus. New restrictions on Lithium Ion battery importation have caused us headaches in more than a few countries/situations. That being said, this is not our first dance, we have our ducks in order, and the machine is already in motion. Barring any delays by natural disasters or all backers will get what is promised when promised.
There are a number of heated garments that offer gimmicks such as heat control via cell phone apps or thermostats that maintain a certain temperature. Unfortunately, these gimmicks often initially drive sales. If you talk to users of the garments, however, you will find the cell phone apps get used once or twice before the user finds it inconvenient and decides using the heat level controllers is more convenient. You will find the thermostats just can't maintain a comfortable level of heat and users nearly always end up preferring manual control. We don't waste time and money on such gimmicks but we simply offer the most control over any heated garment available.
Fans of our 12V heated motorcycle gear have long asked for gear to keep them warm when off their bikes/scooters. We've long known there was a demand for portable heated gear for everything from camping to sporting events but the limiting factor was always the battery.
Electric heating is both an art and a science, but not emotion or magic. Over the years we have seen a number of products advertised to heat you by battery but nothing honest or legit. While the promo image in the advertising of such products often shows something that looks impressively warm, the actual products are nothing more than 1 or 2 tiny, unbelievably under powered, frail, heating elements that warmed nothing close to what the advertising was being portrayed as. These products were like the heat of a hour old bathwater being advertised as the heat of a volcano. Even more insulting were the heating times they were claiming for tiny, under-powered, batteries they were using. If a light bulb is still able to flicker as much light as a firefly for 10 hours, I suppose it's technically still "lighting" but like the "low heat setting" of these products, it's not even close to useful lighting. The heat level from their claimed 10 hour setting is even more useless.
We held off on pursing such projects rather than produce something that over promised and didn't deliver or compete with that kind of dishonest advertising. Fortunately, battery technology has improved to the point where we can deliver a product that heats you as expected for a reasonable amount of time, at a reasonable cost. We aren't here to sell you with "magic" claims or gimmicks, we've got the watts to prove it and the experience to deliver a durable product that you'll enjoy. We look forward to making further improvements and implementing newer battery technology as it becomes available!
A single Men's or Women's CyberWarmer shirt in black or white. 5,200mAh 6-Level Battery, Battery Fast Charger + Multi-Voltage Remote Controller Set (0~100% dial type) + 12V cigar lighter adapter. (allows for use in the car or with motorcycles/scooters)