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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 19 2019
S$ 916
pledged of S$ 5,000pledged of S$ 5,000 goal
25
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jun 19 2019

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Introduction 

 RELAY is the World’s First 2-in-1 Charging Cable and Belt. The newest multi-purpose accessory for your everyday carry.

Problems faced

  • Need to carry around messy cables in bag or pockets
  • Awkward to hold both portable charger and phone
  • Easy to drop.
  • Cable gets caught on things if its hanging
  • Hard to reach and can get stolen if placed in bag

Admit it, we’re inseparable from devices nowadays and we lug around a power bank in preparation for the inevitable - when that battery bar hits 10%. 

Yet it is such a poor experience to use a power bank on the go. Carrying around an extra wire that tangles itself in your bag. Awkwardly holding onto your phone and power bank in one hand or trying to use both hands and it’s so easy to drop while trying to reach that comfortable position. Messy wires hanging around just waiting to get caught on something.

Carrying messy wires?
Carrying messy wires?
Fumbling both phone & power bank only to drop them?
Fumbling both phone & power bank only to drop them?

Corning estimates that people, on average, drop their phones 7 times per year and Motorola found that 50% of broken screen result from a simple drop.

Throw them all in your bag and you just feel wrong not having your phone by your side. Having to reach in and out of your bag to answer that one notification. Even worse, worrying about someone stealing your phone straight out of your bag!

Can't stop worrying about your phone in your bag
Can't stop worrying about your phone in your bag

Studies show that up to 1,222 phones are stolen per day and in crowded cities like New York, phone theft make up to 40% of all thefts.

There is no way around to have a good experience using a power bank!

Until now...

Meet RELAY, the functional belt that is there for you

RELAY is a fashionable and functional twist on your everyday wear, helping relay the missing link between your power bank and phone. The world’s first 2-in-1 charging cable and belt blends technology and fashion in a convenient manner, keeping your phone in reach and your hands free while charging on the go.

Just put your power bank in one pocket and your phone in the other and plug them into RELAY to charge on the go.

Discrete in use and out of use. 

How To Use

We developed RELAY on the base of an automatically locking micro-adjustable belt. It is easy to wear and adjust on the go (or for when your going to town on that buffet).

The buckle will lock itself until you want to release. Just simply press on the button and RELAY slides right off.

The cable is safely tucked away under the belt until the time when you need it and it can be simply taken out and plugged right in.

You might even forget it’s there until you need it.

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Use cases & features

RELAY can fit every occasion as long as your pants have hoops and your ready to charge on the go. We chose to use a leather belt in particular to ensure you may even wear RELAY in formal settings.

Yet, RELAY is still casual enough to be worn with any attire no matter where you are going.

We understand anyone would get a bit shy using new technology and thus we designed RELAY to be as discreet as possible yet easy to show off.

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Our Story

We are a team of 3 Singapore based designers. We believe that great ideas are meant to be shared with the world. 

One day a cable got hooked and a phone screen was cracked. Time was wasted and curses were thrown around. There was no good way to use the “portable” power bank! Thus, we sat down to create a simple but elegant solution.

With your support, we hope to bring RELAY to market, a solution that should have existed ages ago. We founded Fiberics, from the word Fiber and Electronics. Our mission is to improve living through apparel innovations.

Team

Kingston (Co-founder & Product Manager) It’s always been Kingston’s dream to invent useful products and share them with the world. He came up with the idea, handled manufacturing and crunched the numbers for finance.

Victor (Co-founder & Designer) Bad design kills Victor on the inside. Whether it was the product or the graphics you see here, as a perfectionist you know he won’t rest until every detail is right.

Jeff (Marketing & Photography) Jeff the social media addict loves his [insert camera name here]. He may look like he’s just scrolling instagram but posting photos and digital marketing are exactly what he’s good at.

Risks and challenges

Problems with mass production may cause delay: We will liaise tightly with our manufacturer, and we have spent every effort to find a highly reputable and most suitable manufacturer for the job. We bombarded them with questions and specifications as hard as you bombard us.

May be changes to the final product to make it better: Let’s be honest, this is a new product, it is a simple concept but there will be changes. But do trust that whatever changes we make will be for a better experience and to ensure that we ship the best product possible directly to you.

To keep our costs low and reach a wide audience we have chosen the most cost-effective functional materials (PU leather and Iron buckle) while also ensuring we put no luxury mark-up on our product.

To ensure that you not only get a functional fashion accessory but a high quality leather belt as well, we were highly selective in our process to find a highly reputable manufacturer that also makes products for Adidas and Under Armour.

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