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World's first wearable stylus dual function as fashion bracelet. A convenient and stylish way to carry your stylus anytime & anywhere. Read more

167
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$3,658
pledged of $20,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on February 22, 2013.

World's first wearable stylus dual function as fashion bracelet. A convenient and stylish way to carry your stylus anytime & anywhere.

About this project

STYLUS IN FASHION
STYLUS IN FASHION

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

"The ultimate mashup" - Wasabi Mountain

"Wearable fashion stylus" - iPadStylusBlog

"Flaxus stylus cum fashion bracelet" - Androydz.com

THE STORY:

Stylus is a wonderful invention. It allows us to enhance our experience with our touch screen device by offering precision and accuracy.  It also helps to prevent smudges and fingerprints which make the screen surface look awful! There are many types of styluses on the market, however there is not one that merges the 2Fs [FASHION & FUNCTION] together.  Therefore we decided to create one that resonates with people who are fashion, trend, and convenience driven.  

THE PROBLEM:

If you are like us who is always on the go, carrying a conventional stylus is inconvenient.  You need to either carry it around whether in your pocket or store it in your bag or purse wherever you go.  Often time people tend to forget to bring their stylus or simply misplace it.  A pen shape stylus looks awkward  and can create discomfort when place in your pants pocket.  Smaller pocket-size stylus is easier to carry, but they often get misplaced or too tiny to be held in your hand which makes it hard to write with.     

THE SOLUTION:

What if there is a way you don't need to constantly searching for your stylus when you needed it most?  How about having a stylus that is always within your reach no matter where you go despite what outfit you are wearing (pocket -less clothing)?  Better yet, how about an accessory that you can wear and look cool?  The answer is FLAXUS, a patent pending bracelet stylus.  FLAXUS is strong and sturdy when in extended mode.  When it coils, you could either wear it as bracelet or wrap it around bag handle or strap for quick access.  A true statement when we say "Stylus In Fashion"!

WHERE TO USE FLAXUS:

  • On the go 
  • At the beach
  • Look up recipes In the Kitchen
  • Have long finger nails
  • Digital signature
  • Play your favorite games
  • Navigation
  • Wearing non capacitive gloves
  • Drawing and sketching

LET IT ALL HANG OUT:

SPECIFICATIONS:

      • Weight: 20g | 0.71 ounce
      • Length: 170mm | 6.69 inch
      • Width: 20mm | 0.78 inch
      • Thickness: 4mm | 0.16 inch
      • Premium grade silicone
      • Unisex Design
      • Designed in USA, Manufactured in China

KEY FEATURES:

    • Dual ends conductive stylus tips
    • Anti-dust soft coating (smooth & non-sticky)
    • Back-side Indent track allows more airflow and reduce friction
    • Washable
    • Multi-color options
    • Two extra replacement stylus tips
    • Retail packaging
    • Compatible with all capacitive touch screen

FINAL RETAIL VERSION:

Final Flaxus Prototype: We've moved the original logo design to the back of bracelet in order to give a cleaner look to the overall leather stitch pattern.
Final Flaxus Prototype: We've moved the original logo design to the back of bracelet in order to give a cleaner look to the overall leather stitch pattern.

COLOR OPTIONS:

We would love this community to decide the 4 best colors from our 7 color options for the rewards!  At the end of this campaign we will send out a survey to all backers to poll on their 4 favorite color choice.  After we compiled the final poll results a second survey will be sent to you.  Base on the 4 final color choices, you can then choose the color according to the different quantity you pledged.   

Color Palette Chart
Color Palette Chart

PLEDGE LEVELS:

The FLAXUS will retail for $19.95.  All supporters and early backers will enjoy a sweet discounted price according to the different pledge options available below.  

Reward Chart
Reward Chart

Click on hyperlinks to learn more about AEGLO's Premium Touchscreen Gloves and the special edition Flaxus Portable 3W Bluetooth Speaker collaboration with Gizmo Wannahaves (A young innovative company dedicated to making trendsetting portable electronic products).  This tiny guy will surprise you with monstrous sound in many levels you won't believe!

WHY KICKSTARTER:

We have spent months in perfecting the structure and design of FLAXUS.  We now have a final functional prototype which we are proud of.  We have invested our efforts and funding up until this stage for the final push to launch this product to the world.  With your help you can make this project a reality!  If we get funded, we can kick off production for our first factory order and plan for larger scale development for different markets around the world.  By choosing one of the pledge options, you are pre-ordering FLAXUS at a discounted price to get first hand experience with this product to share with friends and family.  Most of all, we believe we'd gain tremendous insight and valuable feedback from crowd supported projects.

In order to meet our $20,000 goal, we need around 1100 orders.  As Kickstarter is all or nothing system, only with enough backers to support this project will make this a reality!  

Here is the progress made so far and why we need Kickstarter
Here is the progress made so far and why we need Kickstarter

REASONS TO SUPPORT:

  • Be the first to own a unique one of a kind fashion + tech accessory.
  • Flaxus fits comfortably in your hand or on your wrist.
  • Superior material that feels great and look awesome.
  • Quick access to your stylus anywhere anytime.
  • Enhance individuality and style
  • A great conversation starter piece.
  • Original & unique gift idea (Corporate or Personal)
  • Get great rewards at different pledge levels you want to support.
  • A special mention on our dedicated Kickstarter homepage!

USE OF FUNDS:

  • Design & Development:  Current and future product development, final packaging and mass order production.
  • Tooling:  The molds and tools for product and packaging. 
  • Patents: The international patents we filed protect other manufacturers to counterfeit this concept and in hopes to keep this product original for Kickstarter’s backers as long as possible.
  • Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs):  Purchase bulk materials at discount and manufacturer initial order requirements.

GET SOCIAL:

If you love our concepts, please share/tweet/spread the words about FLAXUS Stylus.  We appreciate every bit of push and support you bring during this journey.  Even if you are unable to back this project, help us spread the words anyway =)!  Thank you!

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Risks and challenges

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING:
To produce the FLAXUS, we will use a manufacture processing called compression molding to form the shape and structure. Compression molding is a forming process in which a plastic material is placed directly into a heated metal mold, then is softened by the heat, and forced to conform to the shape of the mold as the mold closes. Having said that, the control of timing and temperature is essential to produce the perfect product.

RISKS AND CONCERNS:
The greatest risk in anything lies within unforeseeable obstacles. However with our in-depth experience with manufacturing in China, we already have contingency plans in place in case of accidents such as factory labor or power shortage, machinery break-downs, tooling issues and quality problem. We are very confident once we achieved our minimal funding goal, we can quickly implement our manufacturing strategy. This will ensure all backers receive their rewards according to our projected timeline.
We have been in manufacturing and product development for over a decade. Our experience in quality control, manufacturing process, and meeting deadline will provide you a great finished product on schedule and as expectation. Our management team has the right relationship with our manufacturing partners to provide unmatched production support. We have multiple of vendors as backup options. Therefore we predict production will run fairly smooth. We are committed to deliver our promises and projection to all backers. Furthermore we will keep everyone in the loop during the entire production process to communicate promptly.

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FAQ

  • Yes we offer free shipping and handling to our international backers. However each recipient will be responsible for their own import duties and taxes according to their respective countries import rules and regulations.

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  • At the end of this campaign we will send out a survey to all backers to vote on their 4 favorite color choices. After we compiled the poll results a second survey will be sent to you. Base on the 4 final color choices, you can then choose the color according to the different quantity you pledged.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $16 reward

    140 backers Limited (60 left of 200)

    EARLY BACKER SPECIAL: A special thank you for the early believers in helping us with the initial push. One x FLAXUS in any color from the final 4 color choices. Worldwide Shipping Included. First to ship!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $19 reward

    1 backer

    SOLO PACK: One x FLAXUS in any color from the final 4 color choices. Worldwide Shipping Included.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $36 reward

    14 backers

    DUO PACK: Two x FLAXUS in any color from the final 4 color choices. Get a spare now and save! Worldwide Shipping Included.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $51 reward

    2 backers

    TRIO PACK: Three x FLAXUS in any color from the final 4 color choices. Get a few colors to match with different outfits! Worldwide Shipping Included.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $64 reward

    4 backers

    FRIENDSTER PACK: Four x FLAXUS in any colors from the final 4 color choices. Share one or two with your favorite person! Worldwide Shipping Included.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    0 backers

    TRENDSETTER PACK: Four x FLAXUS in any colors from the final 4 color choices. Spread the love with friends and family! Worldwide Shipping Included. Special Bundle: One pair AEGLO IOTIA Premium touch gloves. [Value at $120]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $129 reward

    2 backers

    SWEETSOUND PACK: Four x FLAXUS in any colors from the final 4 color choices. Spread the love with friends and family! Worldwide Shipping Included. Special Edition: 1 x Kickstarter Flaxus Premium 3W Bluetooth speaker. [Value at $190]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $239 reward

    1 backer

    BELIEVER PACK: Two x complete collections of 4 colors from the final color poll. Worldwide Shipping Included. Special Edition: 2 x Kickstarter Flaxus Premium 3W Bluetooth speakers. [Value at $370]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $9,999 reward

    0 backers

    ANGEL PACK: You must have deep faith in our invention and love to see it succeed! To show you our big appreciation, you’ll get everything in the BELIEVER PACK. We will fly you + one guest to Hong Kong and show you our amazing city life over great meals and fun activities. A day trip to our factory to see where the FLAXUS is made. We will set you up for 6D/5N hotel accommodation at the heart of the city. You’ll be on our next new product selection advisory board. [Value: Priceless]

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)