Mobile device stylus doubles as fashion wrist bracelet. A convenient & stylish way to carry your stylus anytime and anywhere. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 12, 2013.
About this project
A Big THANK YOU to the media/blogs/journalist who featured or mentioned the Flaxus project!
"Putting the STYLE in Stylus" - YANKO DESIGN
"Wrist Worn Screen Scribblers" - TREND HUNTER
"Stylus that Stows on your Wrist" - Core 77
"Tech meets fashion" - The Gadgeteer
"Stylus Combines Form and Function" - GSM Nation
"One of a kind gadget in the world" - Creative Greed
"The Stylin' Stylus" - Berkeley SG
Hi everyone, I'm Jack, Creator of Flaxus.
The stylus is a wonderful invention. It enhances our experience with our touch screen device by offering precision and accuracy that we sometimes can't get by using our bare fingers. It also helps to prevent smudges and fingerprints which make the screen surface look awful! Many of us also love to express our individuality by wearing accessories such as bracelets. Slap bracelets are great because of the ease and simplicity of taking them on and off. By using the latest technology and quality enhancement technique, slap bracelets are no longer a toy for children. There are limitless varieties of colors, styles and patterns, all made from durable silicone. Currently there are many types of styluses and bracelets on the market, but there has yet to be a single one that merges the 2Fs [FASHION & FUNCTION] together. So we decided to create a stylus / bracelet mashup for everyone who is fashion, technology, and convenience driven.
If you're like us and are always on the go, carrying a conventional stylus is inconvenient. You need to either carry it around, whether in your pocket, your bag or purse, wherever you go. It is easy to forget your stylus or simply misplace it. A pen shape stylus looks awkward and can be uncomfortable in your pocket. Smaller pocket-size stylus' are easier to carry, but often get misplaced or are too tiny to be held in your hand which makes them hard to write with.
What if there was a way to avoid needing to constantly search for your stylus, right when you need it most? How about having a stylus that is always within your reach no matter where you go, regardless of what outfit you're wearing, even dresses, bathing suits and other clothes without pockets? Better yet, how about a stylish accessory that helps you look great, whatever you're doing? The answer is FLAXUS, world's first fashion bracelet and mobile device stylus in one. In extended mode, FLAXUS is strong and sturdy. Coiled, you can either wear it as either a bracelet or wrap it around a bag handle or strap for quick, easy access.
- PATENT PENDING -
WHERE CAN FLAXUS MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER?
- On the go
- At the beach
- Looking up recipes In the Kitchen
- Using your device with long finger nails
- Signing your name on screen
- Playing your favorite games
- Faster & more precise Navigation
- Wearing normal (non capacitive) gloves
- Drawing and sketching
- Weight: 20g | 0.71 ounce
- Length: 170mm | 6.69 inch
- Width: 20mm | 0.78 inch
- Thickness: 4mm | 0.16 inch
- Stylus nib: 5mm
- Premium grade silicone
- Unisex Design
- Patent Pending
- Conductive stylus tips on both ends
- Soft rubber coating (smooth touch & non-sticky)
- Back-side Indent track allows more airflow and reduces friction for greater comfort
- Multi-color options
- Two extra replacement stylus tips
- Retail packaging
- Compatible with all capacitive touch screen devices
FINAL RETAIL VERSION:
You get to decide the 4 best colors from our 7 color options for the rewards! At the end of this campaign we'll send out a survey to all backers asking your 4 favorite color choices. After we compile the final poll results, a second survey will be sent to you. Basec on the 4 final color choices, you can then choose the color according to the quantity you pledged.
As our early backers, you will get to enjoy a sweet discounted price based on the different pledge options below. We really appreciate you getting in early for supporting us!
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 at volume levels you won't believe! For sound demo please come check it out here. The recording quality really doesn't do speaker justice because we shoot it with a camcorder. But you can hear how it sounds inside a room with a 12 ft tall ceiling.
DON'T USE CREDIT CARD OR PREFER PAYPAL? IT'S OK!
For those of you who's like to support but don't want to use / without a credit card, please come to our dedicated Kickstarter Page to make your pledge.
We love the crowdfunding community and believe in the people who decide what product or which concept works. We've spent months perfecting the structure and design of FLAXUS. We now have a final functional prototype which we're proud of. We've invested our efforts and funding up until this stage for the final push to launch this product out to the world. With your help you can make FLAXUS 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 and will be among the first (along with your friends and family) to experience the freedom and precision Flaxus gives you. Most of all though, we're looking for your insight and valuable feedback as a crowd supported project, to make Flaxus the best solution for precision input on the go, that it can be.
Here is the progress made so far and why we need Kickstarter.
WHAT YOU WILL GET BY BACKING FLAXUS:
- Be among the first to own a unique, one of a kind fashion + tech accessory.
- A stylus that fits comfortably in your hand or on your wrist.
- Superior material that feels great and looks awesome.
- Quick access to your stylus anywhere anytime.
- Enhanced individuality and style
- A great conversation starter piece.
- An original & unique gift idea (Corporate or Personal)
- Get great rewards at the different pledge levels you want to support.
- A special mention on our dedicated Kickstarter homepage!
WHAT WE WILL DO WITH YOUR SUPPORT:
- 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.
If you like our project, please support us now! We appreciate your support, pledges and spreading the word. Even if you are unable to back this project, help us make it real for everyone =) Thank you! Follow us on:
PLEASE SUPPORT US AND HAPPY PLEDGING NOW!
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.
MANUFACTURING PROBLEMS & MEETING DEADLINES:
The greatest risk in anything comes from unforeseeable obstacles. However with our in-depth experience of manufacturing in China, we already have contingency plans in place in case of accidents including factory labor or power shortages, machinery break-downs, tooling issues and manufacturing quality problems. We are very confident that once we have achieved our minimal funding goal, we can quickly implement our manufacturing strategy. This will ensure that 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 deadlines 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 vendors ready as backup options. Therefore we are predicting that production will run fairly smooth. We are committed to delivering on our promises and projections to all backers. Furthermore we will keep everyone in the loop during the entire production process to communicate promptly.
Is there some other potential issue you're wondering about? If you're wondering, others probably are too! Email it to me at email@example.com right now and I'll personally make sure it gets answered for you.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yup, Flaxus will work on any capacitive touch screen devices.
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.
Yes we offer free shipping and handling to all international backers. However each recipient will be responsible for their own import duties and taxes according to their respective countries custom rules and regulations.
Pledge $19 or more
180 backers All gone!
EARLY BACKER SPECIAL: You guys rock for helping us get a head start! Get a pair of Flaxus in any color from the final 4 color choices. Worldwide Shipping Included. First to ship! Don't miss this buy one get one free deal!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $24 or more
DUO PACK: Get a pair of Flaxus to go with different outfit or treat someone a gift! Choose any color from the final 4 color choices. Worldwide Shipping Included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
LIMITED EDITION PACK: Get a pair of Flaxus in black with two different prints. One in pledge badge and one in trim line two tone effect. This print and color will never be reproduced for retail again. Worldwide Shipping Included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $39 or more
GLOVER PACK: Get a pair of Flaxus to go with different outfit or treat someone a gift! Choose any color from the final 4 color choices. Special Bundle: One pair AEGLO IOTIA Premium touch gloves. Superior in warmth, comfort & precision. Worldwide Shipping Included. [Valued at $70]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $79 or more
SWEETSOUND PACK: Get a pair of Flaxus to go with different outfit or treat someone a gift! Choose any color from the final 4 color choices. Plus Special Edition: One x Kickstarter Flaxus Premium 3W Bluetooth speaker. Portable, Stylish & Amazing sound quality. Worldwide Shipping Included. [Valued at $130]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $250 or more
EXPERIENCE PACK: We love sharing and believe our experience can benefit others. For those who would like to learn about our experience/lessons on creating a Kickstarter project or pick our brains on manufacturing/sourcing goods, we would love to share it with you over lunch in Hong Kong. If you are in overseas, we can schedule a video chat over Skype. We will also send you the SWEETSOUND PACK. Worldwide Shipping Included.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $8,999 or more
ANGEL PACK: Thank you for your strong support in helping our invention succeed! To show you the depth of our appreciation, we will also fly you + one guest to Hong Kong and show you the places we work, play, and live. A day trip to our factory to see where the FLAXUS is made. We will set you up for 6D/5N in hotel accommodation in the heart of the city. We will hand deliver or send your sweetsound packs to any locations of your choices. You’ll be on our new product selection advisory board for one year. You'll also be the very first to receive any new products we roll out for one year complimentary from AEGLO! [Value: Priceless]Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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