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POW is the hard PET carrier you must have. You can travel with your PET safely, anytime, anywhere.
POW is the hard PET carrier you must have. You can travel with your PET safely, anytime, anywhere.
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POW is the first and only hard pet carrier designed for scooter. It's suitable for your car, adaptable for motorcycle and bicycle too.

POW has been designed to be compliant with highway and traffic codes worldwide.

It allows your pet to be more confortable during the whole trip and eliminates distractions for drivers so you and your pet can travel safely and stress free.

Plus, unlike your typical, unsightly pet bag or pet container, it's fashionable, and more over, it’s 100% Made in Italy.

Pets are amazing and lovely creatures. They are partners for life ♥, definitely!

But owing a pet is a huge responsibility with no compromise, isn’t it?

Pets do need open space to enjoy, have fun and stay healthy. Unfortunately, most of time parks are far away from home and out of reach.

And here comes POW.

POW is extremely versatile, it can be used in 5 different ways:

POW will be provided with a mounting plate kit that makes POW very easy to be installed.

POW has been designed for scooters, but can be used easily also on motorbike using the provided mounting plate. On car there is no need to install the mounting plate: just place POW on the seat, make the seat belt passing through the handle and that's it.

On bicycle the provided mounting plate needs to be adapted manually and not any kind of bicycles are suitable, due to the shape and size of the rack (a special mounting plate is being designed and it will be released in the newt weeks).

   

Hi I'm Alice (on the grass) and here some of my new Facebook friends and POW biggest fans.

                                                                         

Pets are amazing and lovely creatures. They are partners for life ♥, definitely!

But owing a pet is a huge responsibility with no compromise, isn’t it?

Pets do need open space to enjoy, have fun and stay healthy. Unfortunately, most of time parks are far away from home and out of reach.

And here comes POW.

Safety First.

There are different safety regulations for enforcing pet restraints while travelling by car, bicycle, motorcycle or scooter.

Here few examples on how animal carrying is restricted worldwide:

  • In Italy it is prohibited to carry an animal on a motorbike or scooter unless it is firmly secured to the vehicle, protruding less than 50 centimeters, and it is carried in a suitable carrier or cage.
  • In US a person driving a motor vehicle shall transport any animal protected by a secured container or cage, in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown, falling, or jumping from the vehicle.
  • In NSW (Australia) the rider of a motorbike cannot carry an animal between the rider and the handlebars.
  • In UK animals must suitably restrained so they cannot distract you while you are driving or injure you, or themselves, if you stop quickly. A seat belt harness, pet carrier, dog cage or dog guard are ways of restraining animals in cars.

POW has been designed to be fully compliant with any of the above mentioned rules.

POW is extremely versatile, it can be used in 5 different ways:

POW will be provided with a mounting plate kit that makes POW very easy to be installed.

POW has been designed for scooters, but can be used easily also on motorbike using the provided mounting plate. On car there is no need to install the mounting plate: just place POW on the seat, make the seat belt passing through the handle and that's it.

On bicycle the provided mounting plate needs to be adapted manually and not any kind of bicycles are suitable, due to the shape and size of the rack (a special mounting plate is being designed and it will be released in the newt weeks).

                                                                         

Pow is mainly made of plastic: in particular mounting plate is made of PA66 compounded with 15% of fiber glass, as well as the handle, air-intakes, and the lock. The remaining parts are made of PP.

The mounting plate has been designed to be compatible with most popular scooters (& motorcycles) on the market.

Mounting plate supplied kit
Mounting plate supplied kit

If your scooter or motorcycle has not been already provided with the top box support where to attach the mounting plate, don't bother.

You can easily use the supplied belts as follows and mount POW on the seat.

You can mount POW directly on the seat using supplied belts
You can mount POW directly on the seat using supplied belts

POW is available in eleven different color variants, to match best the color of your scooter (or other vehicle).

Amazing colors combination
Amazing colors combination

POW is also very easy to open and close. 

POW's lock
POW's lock

Once opened the custom made holder allows you to move your pet in and out.

Once your trip with your PET is over, you can use POW as normal carrier and leave your helmet or other stuff inside, since you can lock it!

To ensure more safety during your travels, POW has been provided with a hook system where you can leash your PET during the whole trip (an adjustable leash is supplied with POW).

Hooked leash
Hooked leash

POW fits in a cube of H42xD42xW37 cm.

Here you can have a look on what will be included in the POW backer's box.

What will be in the POW box
What will be in the POW box

 POW will be shipped at your home in a cube box of H50xD50xW50 cm.

POW will be produced using injection moulding technology. The good news is that the supply chain has been already assessed, moulding tools ordered, paid and put in operation.

Here below, you can watch a video of the pre-industrial units production at our supplier's factory in Italy, during the last month.

Moulding machine in action
Moulding machine in action
First pre-series batch
First pre-series batch

The white POW's parts above, were the first batch of "total white" units coming out of the injection moulding.

POW moulding tools
POW moulding tools
                                                                         

POW exclusive t-shirts (choose color and size once campaign ends).

                                                                         

Massimiliano Fasana: creator of POW and head of marketing

Sara Pizzetti: community manager

Gloria Pozzoli: visual and editing 

Nicolò Fornasari & JEYS Team: video making and story telling

Sergio Pedolazzi: head of product design BU

Alessandro Scozzesi & Toni Panigalli: D-NAMIC funders and biggest fans of POW

For the last ten years D-NAMIC, the incubator where Massimiliano and Alessandro first met years ago, has been bringing passion, enthusiasm and huge effort to help creators and entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into business models first, and then into startup companies, accelerating their development, while taking part in all the risks arising.

We believe that KICKSTARTER is a new and effective channel to bring new and sexy products on the international market as fast as possible. It also helps in building strong community, and contributes in making distribution in a terrific way. On other words is the best and most efficient way for us to get our latest innovative products to the people who want it most: people like you!

                                                                                       

Risks and challenges

MANUFACTURING
POW PRODUCTION IS READY. WE ARE PRODUCING WHILE YOU ARE BACKING US.
While manufacturing a product has become easier in today's well-connected world, it’s still quite a complex challenge.
"Capability to manufacture" is everyone's biggest fear.
We launched SKIDDI (our previous campaign) on March 2015 promising our backers to produce SKIDDI during the summer and start shipping October 2015. So we did. We produced and shipped on time with no complaints.
We've already bought and put into operation POW moulding tools. Our HQ in Italy is located within 15 minutes drive from the manufacturer we've selected and partnered so that we can deal with issues that may arise in person and in real time.
Our team is staffed with experience in moulding techniques. Our expertise and proximity to the factory should be able to mitigate any of the manufacturing issues that may occur.
Our combined experiences and issues we have faced in the past allows us to maneuver around problems that may happen during production.

LOGISTICS
We have developed our plan for manufacturing in Italy and for shipping to our backers around the world.
We are working with highly experienced logistic partners to help us mitigate any issues that may arise with our fulfillment. If shipping issues come up, their expert knowledge will help us navigate through difficulties and help us get POW into your hands. We will be fulfilling from multiple distribution warehouses to reach global coverage and currently plan to ship to every country in the world.

CONTINGENCY PLAN
Although it's difficult to plan for every unforeseen circumstance, such as political or economic events that might delay production or delivery, we've created contingency plans should these type of problems arise. Nevertheless, we are certain to face unexpected challenges throughout this journey and will do our best to solve them quickly. We pledge to keep our backers well-informed in a timely manner throughout the entire production process and to do everything we can to deliver POW to you as planned.

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    Pledge €5 or more About US$ 6

    Every contribution counts! You will receive updates on the project and your name, together with other backers, will be shown on our FB page and website.

    Ogni euro è importante per noi. Avrai la possibilità di rimanere aggiornato e il tuo nome, insieme a quello degli altri supporters, comparirà sulla nostra pagina FB e sul nostro sito.

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    POW ADDITIONAL MOUNTING PLATE

    PIASTRA AGGIUNTIVA

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    POW T-SHIRT: an exclusive T-shirt made just for this campaign. Chose color and size after campaign ends.

    POW T-SHIRT: realizzata esclusivamente per questa campagna. Colore e taglia selezionabili quando la campagna finirà.

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    Pledge €99 or more About $116

    POW EARLY BIRD - You will be able to choose one of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.
    MSRP > 200 €.

    POW EARLY BIRD - Il colore potrà essere scelto a fine campagna quando invieremo un apposito questionario.
    Prezzo consigliato al pubblico una volta sul mercato > 200 €.

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    Pledge €159 or more About $187

    JUST POW - get your own amazing Made in Italy POW. You will be able to choose one of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.
    MSRP > 200 €.

    JUST POW - il tuo fantastico POW Made in Italy.
    Il colore potrà essere scelto a fine campagna quando invieremo un apposito questionario.
    Prezzo consigliato al pubblico una volta sul mercato > 200 €.

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    Pledge €298 or more About $350

    TWO POWs - You will be able to choose one of the amazing colors once the campaign ends.
    MSRP > 200 € each.

    DUE POW - Il colore potrà essere scelto a fine campagna quando invieremo un apposito questionario.
    Prezzo consigliato al pubblico una volta sul mercato > 200 € ognuno.

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    Pledge €1,080 or more About $1,270

    RETAILER COMBO PACK X 12 - we'll send you 12 POWs; you will chose colors after campaign ends.

    Shipping costs to be quantified separately.

    COMBO PACK PER NEGOZIANTI X 12: riceverai 12 POWs nei colori che vuoi, selezionabili quando la campagna sarà terminata.

    Spese di spedizione da definire separatamente.

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