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Rain Shield - Pops Open - Folds FLAT ... Not an Umbrella !

! USE HANDS FREE ! Wind Worthy & Storm Sturdy: APERELLA ™ : PRINT YOUR LOGO/MESSAGE On The CLEAR SURFACE ! Amazing Promotional Item !

Rain Shield - Pops Open - Folds FLAT ... Not an Umbrella !

! USE HANDS FREE ! Wind Worthy & Storm Sturdy: APERELLA ™ : PRINT YOUR LOGO/MESSAGE On The CLEAR SURFACE ! Amazing Promotional Item !

pledged of $18,000pledged of $18,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 19 2018 4:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated March 12, 2018

What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

 

The Perfect Gift      (Notice that "black" side straps under arms keep the APERELLA stable - even in STRONG wind) ...so (also) Awesome for mobility impaired persons (crutches or walkers)!
The Perfect Gift (Notice that "black" side straps under arms keep the APERELLA stable - even in STRONG wind) ...so (also) Awesome for mobility impaired persons (crutches or walkers)!

      APERELLA ™ A Mindful Life Innovation

  • Aperella: Smarter - 3folding FLAT - Easily fits in totebags or briefcase.
  • Aperella: Lighter - almost weightless (in use) - giving TOTAL visibility. 
  • Aperella: Safer - no pointy ribs - so no scratched faces or poked eyes. 
  • Aperella: Happier - use hands-free - walk upright AND text in the rain.

...so much easier to be in the rain:

  • (sudden winds) no stress - no worry 
  • (crossing a street) see the traffic 
  • (things to carry) stay dry -and- carry things
  • ... Q: Why does it stay on in a strong wind ? ... A: see the FAQ :)

     >|<     (a_.P℮r._EL_Ľå)     >|<

  • ...Aperella: The Rain Shield that Pops Open and Folds FLAT
  • Aperella ... a Magic.3fold.Shape - story:   Once upon a time ... a small instant rain-shield idea brought (a whole design and development team of) people together ... like sudden unexpected lightning and then rolling rumbling thunder ... it changed into a new sensual-freedom invention ... which opened into a mindful zone of trans-global cooperation ... and grew up to become ... an infinity-now symbol ... as a product that you can enjoy : (for example) Aperella natural audio is ... “Awesome”... “morphs City sounds into Nature concerts”... “Totally Amazing” ... and By Turning headset speakers AWAY (from head or neck) - Sounds Echo-Bounce off Aperella! Inner-Surface ... Happily Mixing Intimate Listening from all...around...You… and ...You experience enlightening casual ...echos... a personal ...fashion-space... a lucky-cloud of spirit ...just... floating “Under your Sky - yet - Over (not on) your Head” ...So - our story - a Magic.3fold.Shape - together continues (with your support) Happily : Aperella ever after... 
  • ...Aperella: The Rain Shield that Pops Open and Folds FLAT
APERELLA
APERELLA

APERELLA : Simple Intuitive Elegant

  • fixing EVERYTHING wrong with Umbrellas! 
  •  Wind Worthy & Storm Sturdy : Aperella ™

Afordable : Price is set as Low as possible.

  • SO - PLEASE (please) - PLEDGE WHAT YOU CAN 
  • BECAUSE - WE SO NEED TO GET TO THE GOAL

We have paid all costs from our own pockets. 

  • We have paid legal, patent, and development costs. 
  • NOW - with only a few tiny changes - we are ready.

Soon ... APERELLA manufacture will begin. 

  • Should take about 3-5 months from Goal to Shipping. 
  • HELP - We really want You to have APERELLA (ASAP).
APERELLA
APERELLA

Our Honest Sales-Pitch-Lite Review: 

SIZE: a GOLF Umbrella Covers FIVE Times More than an Aperella, so sometimes You Need a GOLF Umbrella.      However (1)...Keep Buying Small Folding umbrellas to replace broken ones?  Then Aperella! Stronger in All Winds.   (2)...Must Buy another umbrella After You figure “Why bother carrying my umbrella today? It won’t rain.”  Then Aperella! Easy to carry.   (3)...Keep Losing your umbrella “Forgot it somewhere”?  Then Aperella! Fits FLAT - with your Laptop.   (4)...You: New*Cool*Awesome*Amazing?   Then Aperella!    THE FIRST Aperella! MOST PEOPLE WILL EVER SEE.

PREDICTION: On dark cloudy days, a sincere voice would say to you "Wear your raincoat and remember to take your umbrella" --- Soon, that voice will be saying "Wear your raincoat (and of course you always have your Aperella)"

SAFETY: [about Aperella -AND- about MOST Umbrellas] ... !WARNING! DO​ ​NOT​ ​use​ if​ frame ​becomes​ Bent​ ​or​ ​Broken​. DO NOT open in tight spaces.​ ALWAYS Hold Away From ​Body When Opening. !CAUTION​!​ ‘​P​O​Ps​’​ ​open​. NEVER​ ​let​ ​small​ ​children​ ​open​ or fold/close​.​ DO NOT use in crib, carriage or playpen. NOT​ ​a​ ​Toy​! ​Avoid​ ​​suffocation - Keep​ ​​away​ ​from​ ​babies​ ​and​ ​small​ ​children. !DANGER! DO​ ​NOT​ ​use​ ​near​ ​open​ ​flame,​ ​intense​ ​heat,​ ​cigarettes,​ ​or​ ​smoking​ ​articles. Can​ ​catch​ ​fire​.​ 

FOLDING: Do Not Twist: Twist-folding will ConFloogle Aperella Beyond Repair.      Watch our real-time 3folding Aperella​!FLAT Video (first three items in the Prototype Gallery).      Then 2-3 slow...mindful tries -and- 3folding gets easy...intuitive. 3foldingAperella! (a peaceful paradigm)

YOU: Aperella! To You:) Aperella! Your Friend:) Go Back now (please):) Add To Your PLEDGE:) 

Thank You
Thank You

...

Future Life-Innovation Developments

Aperella Bicycle Rider NOTICE : We have tried the current model while riding a bicycle. It is OK - yet there is room for further improvement - including possible safety issues when worn with a proper safety helmet. We hope to continue development to arrive at a Best Aperella-for-Bicycle Design - after reaching the Kickstarter GOAL -and- after sending out Aperella for your Pledge. We want to then add "Aperella:Ultimate - a model for you to ride a bicycle in the rain - and ENJOY any sudden wind direction too."

Aperella Sports Event NOTICE: We have shared the current model with a few Sports Stadium managers. It is OK (much more than umbrella) - yet there is room for further improvement - including possible safety issues when used in tightly-packed spectator seating. We hope to continue development to arrive at a Best Aperella-for-Stadiums Design - after reaching the Kickstarter GOAL -and- after sending out Aperella for your Pledge. We want to then add "Aperella:Sports - a model for you to see the game in any weather - and LET others see too."

Aperella Extreme Nature NOTICE: We have tried the current model under hot sun, under freezing rain, and under falling snow. It is almost OK (much more than umbrella) - yet we know that there is lots of room for improvement - including safety issues that we may still not fully understand. We hope to continue development to arrive at a Best Aperella-for-Adventure Design - after reaching the Kickstarter GOAL -and- after sending out Aperella for your Pledge. We want to then add "Aperella:Extreme - a model for you to go to the ends of the Earth - and FEEL protected too."

Use Hands-Free - Walk Upright - Text In The Rain
Use Hands-Free - Walk Upright - Text In The Rain

 

 

Risks and challenges

NOW - with only a few tiny changes - we are ready.
Should take about 3-4 months from Goal to Shipping.
Our first priority is to get Aperella out into the world.

There are three critical issues with the Aperella model that is being presented here on Kickstarter. Size (dimensions below), Folding (first three videos in prototype gallery), and Satisfaction.

Size: This model is not a one-size-fits-all model. It only covers somewhat more than an ordinary "compact" folding umbrella. >>> OPEN Arching APERELLA “Under Sky >|< Over You” >>>OUT OF THE BOX<<< ::: Width 27 inches (68cm) X Depth 24 inches (61cm) X Height 20 inches (51cm) ... >>>CLOSED FLAT 3>|<folded APERELLA Fits >>>IN THE "Extra-Large Pizza" BOX<<< ::: Disk Diameter about 15 inches (39cm) X Thickness less than 1 inch (2cm)

Folding: Aperella 3folding is only easy and intuitive after you learn how. Most people watch our videos in the prototype gallery (or ask a friend), then try 3folding their Aperella - slowly and mindfully (2-3 times), and then 3folding just becomes intuitive. However, some people may not adjust to 3folding - just like some people still break their umbrellas trying to collapse them closed.

Satisfaction: Of course we would like to make a perfect Aperella that will last a lifetime. Fact is that Aperella improves over umbrella, and that Aperella has room for improvements too. OK - we already have a good relationship with a manufacturer for Aperella and have dealt with most logistical issues. STILL - we need lots of people to try Aperella and to tell us what improvements would be most important for them. It is very hard to think about, guess, or even imagine. Maybe more than you need Aperella, we need you.

ALSO, when you pledge, you partner with us to replace Umbrella with Aperella - and that makes the world safer from accidental (umbrella typical) eye and face injuries.

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    Heart to Heart

    Just knowing that Aperella will NOT cause the typical accidental eye and face injuries that Umbrellas cause - is your helping to make a better world.

    We sincerely appreciate
    your support
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    - more especially
    when you also
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    or make a suggestion
    ...for all of this
    We thank you!

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    Love to Live

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    Aperella Rainy-Day Pleasures!
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    Best Friends Forever

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    Share with Friends

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    Happy Family

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    Gifts of Peace

    GET:
    ...Seventy
    (70) APERELLA
    ...AND
    Bring to your local silkscreen-imprinting shop to have the best promotional item ever! :)

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    Make New Friends

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    Three Hundred Sixty Five
    ...(365) APERELLA
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    Support Your Community

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    Seven Hundred Seventy
    ...(770) APERELLA
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