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$1,501
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
53
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 19 2014 1:05 AM UTC +00:00

About

Do you constantly hassle with tangled and messy cables? Keep it simple with Cloop!

Cloop is a creative personal project that began in 2013. Cloop is a cable companion band that helps keep your cables untangled while in transport and use.

We are in an early stage and this is reflected in our pricing. Through supply chain improvements and incorporating an automated online store, we are hoping to reduce pricing at a second stage.

Cloop is a patent pending product. 

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How it works

Cloop features an elastic silicon band along with two strong magnetic ends that provide a quick locking and release mechanism. Additionally, the band includes a cable passage to always keep the Cloop in place and readily available to use at any time.

Cloop is very easy to use. Simply insert the cable through the passage, hold the Cloop in your hands and bundle the cable around it. Finally, snap the two magnetic ends and that's it. The band will always stay attached to your earbuds or cables so you don't need to worry about losing or searching for the Cloop every time you need it.

Warning: Choking hazard. Not a toy. Uses embedded magnets.

Design 

We used several years of product design experience and numerous hours of 3D CAD software design to engineer Cloop.

Prototyping Evolution

We developed more than eight fully functional prototypes using several techniques, including 3D printing and low-cost plastic molds. We also performed systematic tests on several materials to find the specification that rendered an optimum cost and performance ratio.

Uses

Cloop is compatible with a wide variety of cable diameters including earbuds, typical USB cables for iPhone, iPad and tablets in general. It is elastic enough to work on some laptop power supply cables, small in-home appliances, TV and game console cables.

Colors

Perks

 Special Metal Pack

This special pack gives you a metallic Cloop that you can use as a base on your desktop to attach your cables and keep them organized and always within your reach.

 Stretch Goals

Fund Budget

We have already invested in several aspects of the project including website, design, legal services and materials. We will use the funds to complete payment of some of the initial expenses required. Below is the estimated budget distribution:

·75% Mold, Cloop production and packaging sourcing

·10% Legal services

·9% Testing tools

·3% Online Marketing 

·3% Artwork, Photography, Graphic Design

Project Timeline

T0: Nov 18 Kickstarter campaign begins 

T1: Dec 18 Kickstarter funding ends 

T2: Jan 01 Molds are supplied to manufacturer 

T3: Feb 02 First lot is produced 

T4: Feb 06 Packing and shipping to U.S. 

T5: Feb 20 Customs clearance and quality control

T6: Feb 25 Shipping to fulfillment warehouse 

T7: Mar 02-06 Delivery to final customers

We'll do our best to keep the timeline proposed. However, we are subject to many uncertainties. Associated risks and challenges are described below.    

Cloop wants to help other Kickstarter projects and is now participating in the http://kickingitforward.org program.

Risks and challenges

Cloop is a patent pending new product category that we are trying to make available to the masses for the first time. This can bring unexpected startup delays due to numerous factors including unexpected manufacturing startup problems, customs, shipping and logistics issues.

We have done extensive design and final prototype tests including silicone and magnet performance to meet our final product specifications. Also, we have an excellent relationship with a contract manufacturing and sourcing agency with representation in U.S. and China. The agency can monitor the manufacturing at all stages and thus increase the chances of a smooth production.

We will have an open communication through the Kickstarter, our Blog site and social media channels to keep you informed about the manufacturing status.

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Support

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    1 x Cloop band of your color choice (White, Black, or Red).

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    3 x Cloop bands of your color choice (White, Black, or Red). Only one color per pack.

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    3 x Cloop bands. Rainbow Pak. 1 White + 1 Black + 1 Red
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    Special Christmas Promo (Limited)
    5 x Cloop bands of your color choice (White, Black, or Red). Only one color per pack.

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    5 x Cloop bands of your color choice (White, Black, or Red). Only one color per pack.

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    Special Christmas Promo (Limited)
    10 x Cloop bands of your color choice (White, Black, or Red). Only one color per pack.

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    1 x Metal Cloop
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    5 x Cloop bands of your color choice (White, Black, or Red). Any color combination.

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Funding period

- (30 days)