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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 10 2014 1:00 PM UTC +00:00
$9,305
pledged of $78,000pledged of $78,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 10 2014 1:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

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The Hitchhiker Story

The Hitchhiker, our very first product, was first thought of during a trip through Bolivia. Walter and I - self proclaimed data hoarders - found that photos, videos, and music quickly filled our laptops' internal drives. We needed additional storage for our notebooks but were burdened by the external drives we used to store our memories and entertainment we collected during our travels.

Our external drives were never secure. They dangled from our laptops and inconvenienced us as we tried to store our photos and videos on small cafe tables and plane trays. We decided the best way to solve this problem was to use the rear of our laptop's screen to hold the drive. This is how the Hitchhiker was born.

(guess which one of us is Bolivian)
(guess which one of us is Bolivian)

The Hitchhiker is a first of its kind external hard drive. With 1 terabyte of data storage and super fast USB 3.0 data transfer, the Hitchhiker secures to the rear of any laptop, desktop, or Xbox One® using our patent pending housing.

The Hitchhiker's Slide-N-Secure plate secures the drive when you need it and allows easy removal when you don't. 

Don't want another hard drive?

If you already have plenty of hard drives, that's perfectly fine. Just buy the housing for $39 and slip your own drive in there.

When we initially thought of the Hitchhiker, we wanted to make sure we used a reliable adhesive tape to ensure that the drive secured strongly but did not harm the surface it attached to. After testing TONS of tapes, we finally found one with a rock-solid connection that removes without leaving residue or damaging your device.

Features

Slide-N-Secure plate

  • The Hitchhiker is the first external drive designed to securely snap in and easily remove from any laptop, desktop, or Xbox One.
  • Using the Slide-N-Secure plate, the Hitchhiker attaches and detaches from the rear of your laptop.

Use our hard drive OR your own!

  • We love our 1 TB hard drive, but if you have one (or three) of your own around, just slip it into our housing... and save some $$. It's only $39 for the housing alone.

1 Terabyte of data storage

  • Store up to 17,000 hours of music, 310,000 photos, or 500 DVD quality movies and carry them with you everywhere.
  • 1 terabyte = 1000 gigabytes. Beef up your device!

Super fast USB 3.0 data transfer

  • With USB 3.0, you can transfer and access your data in a hurry. Increase your transfer speed up to 3 times, compared to USB 2.0.
  • The Hitchhiker is also compatible with USB 2.0.

No WiFi, No Problem

  • Back up your data whenever, wherever your life takes you.
  • With the Hitchhiker, WiFi isn't required to backup your precious data like cloud backup services.

Windows and Mac compatible

  • Use on any Mac or Windows computer.
  • Compatible with Apple Time Machine.

Store more Xbox One content

  • Save more games, media, app data, and preferences by increasing storage with the Hitchhiker.
  • Immediately access your Xbox One content when you add a Hitchhiker to any Xbox One console.

Highly portable and convenient design

  • Designed to eliminate the inconvenience of carrying or finding space for your external storage drive.
  • The Hitchhiker turns your laptop into a highly portable, highly powerful laptop.

USB powered

  • Powered directly from your USB port on your laptop. No need for a separate power supply.

Strong adhesive with clean removal

  • The Slide-N-Secure plate uses rock-solid adhesive foam tape. As long as you want the option of sliding a drive on, keep the plate in place.
  • Our adhesive secures your Hitchhiker strongly, but if you don't want to use it anymore, it removes without leaving any residue or damage. It's like magic!

Specifications (if you're buying the drive, not just housing)

Type:                              HDD

Host Connectivity:        USB 3.0

Capacity:                        1 TB

Data Link Protocol:       SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Rotational speed:          5400 RPM

Interface:                       SATA 6Gb/s

Uses for the Hitchhiker with the drive

As of the June 2014 update, the Xbox One now allows external drives for data storage support. When you plug the Hitchhiker into the console, the Xbox One will recognize that you've attached an external hard drive, and you'll be asked if you want to format it. You can also give your device a custom name if you want!

PC and Mac Compatible
PC and Mac Compatible

The Hitchhiker will be shipped unformatted, allowing you, our supporters, to choose how you would like to format and use your drive. We will provide detailed instructions to assist you in getting your Hitchhiker up and running on PC, Mac, and Xbox One!

Uses for the Hitchhiker housing ONLY

  • Stop dangling and disconnections by popping one of your hard drives into our Slide-N-Secure housing.
  • Leaving your drive attached to your laptop means less banging around while you're on the go, which means less damage/break
  • Attaches to any laptop, desktop, or Xbox.

Due Diligence Certified

Quality

The quality of the Hitchhiker is important to us.

The Hitchhiker prototype currently houses a HGST Travelstar 5K1000 drive. The manufacturer of the drive could change during production due to a number of factors. We assure you that the drive we choose will be of top quality. It will also have the industry standard warranty. 

Also, we have budgeted for one more product design improvement to ensure the Hitchhiker is a strong, durable drive that our supporters will love!

About Deenosaur

Deenosaur was founded with the idea that life can be made easier through simple and functional design. We are committed to creating products that do exactly that, make life easier.

Fulfillment

During the campaign, suggestions about how we could improve our prototype will be considered in the final improvement design! We love feedback, good or bad. The Hitchhiker delivered to our supporters will be slightly different cosmetically than the prototype pictured. Email me at will@deenosaur.com for any questions, comments or suggestions.

Delivery date of your Hitchhiker depends on how well the campaign does.  Until we reach a determined production order threshold, we will produce domestically. This will allow for a faster delivery. If our campaign exceeds the domestic manufacturing threshold, Deenosaur will manufacture the Hitchhiker in the Far East. If this is the case, then our delivery date will be April 2015 or earlier.  

Risks and challenges

We have done extensive research to ensure that the Hitchhiker can be manufactured and delivered on time. We are proud to say that we have teamed up with Dragon Innovation to become Dragon Certified. We have completed solid due diligence to assure no mishaps occur. If any setbacks do arise, Dragon Innovation and our team at Deenosaur will tactfully address any problems with a solution.

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    Be a Deenosaur supporter. Your support will increase our existing budget for the final design revision of the Hitchhiker. The more pledges we receive, the more we can invest into the quality and cosmetics of our current design.

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    Additional Slide-N-Secure plate for transferring and securing your drive in different places. You can have a mount on your desktop and laptop!

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    The Hitchhiker housing: Get our patent pending housing without the drive. For data hoarders who have extra drives and want to put them in our housing. Includes all hardware except the 1terabyte drive.

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Funding period

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