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Last updated October 9, 2015

ViW - Communication superpowers!

ViW enhances your computer, tablet and smartphone view by 50% and intuitively lighting your video calls for perfection!

ViW - Communication superpowers!

ViW enhances your computer, tablet and smartphone view by 50% and intuitively lighting your video calls for perfection!

SEK 68,594
pledged of SEK 430,000pledged of SEK 430,000 goal
68
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, October 9 2015 2:05 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 9, 2015

About

The point of video communication is the possibility to see the other caller. With group calls that isn´t easy. The cameras in our device´s cannot fit all participants. With ViW™ you get more than 50% wider field of view.

This is the magic of optics. ViW™ is not another webcam. It is purely based on optics. With it´s dual lens assembly ground from premium quality glass sheets ViW™ provides perfect image quality to your video calls. Now you can get the full view and see the whole team, family or all your friends.

ViW™ also enhances your lighting conditions. We are all busy people and sometimes calls need to happen at night, or with bad lighting conditions. ViW™ uses intelligent LED lighting to sense your surroundings and shine a light on the important stuff.  

Communication should be easy. ViW™ is used by attaching it over your device´s camera. Through micro suction cups ViW™ is able to attach to surfaces like metal, plastics and aluminum. Repeatedly usable. No stickymarks.

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The intelligent lightning is powered by a built in lithium battery. ViW™ is simply charged in any USB port you can find. 1h charge gives you up to 4h of enhanced lit conversation. No cords or cables. Hassle free!

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Each ViW™ comes with a durable protective casing with integrated mounting pad to maximize protection. Keep your communication super powers safe! 

The case comes in two editions for our backers:                             Kickstarter edition or ViW edition

            
                                                                        
                                  
     
                                                                                                                         

Risks and challenges

The VIW team and Frankly has had many years of experience in project management, design and manufacturing of consumer products. We know the processes very well and also the risks involved. We will try to be as transparent with you, our dear backers as possible.

These are the challenges facing the team and VIW:

1. Fine tuning the VIW experience.
Creating an intuitive and useful tool for communication takes time, love and funding. Fine tuning the ambient lighting to perfection based on user feedback can possibly cause delays in software development.

Our software team has years of experience in developing software for consumer electronics, web and applications. We are dedicated to making VIW a reality, utilizing the tools and processes to ensure the best experience for the user.

2. Manufacturing
Making a working prototype is one thing but manufacturing the product in large volumes is another. Unexpected issues do pop up every now and then with risk of adding cost and causing delays in production.

The crew at Frankly boasts a background at companies like Nokia and Sony. The team is used to handling projects of much larger scale than VIW™, managing production lines spitting out several hundred thousand products per week. We have the tools and processes to control the suppliers, the production output quality, as well as the best possible experience to solve any potential upcoming manufacturing issues.

3. Schedule
As always in research and development projects, the schedule is compressed as there's a rush to get the product out on the market. Luckily, we’re at the very end of the R&D process, however even at this stage there are many things that can interfere with the schedule: material shortage at the supplier or sub-suppliers, production quality issues, customs not releasing parts, faulty or late shipments and so on.

4. Shipping
With previous experience from retail we know how much work it takes and how hard it is to manage world wide shipments without eating up too much profit from products sold, and ensuring timely deliveries on orders.
We are working with a few strategically located warehouses and fulfillment centers that give us full control over shipments at a reasonable cost, and with a manageable effort.

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    Pledge SEK 10 or more About US$ 2

    | 1,2 USD |

    ViW VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE!
    Thank you for supporting VIW! Thanks to you we are one step closer, feels good to be a part of improving communication right? You’ll receive updates about the creation of ViW and a virtual high five on our social media platforms and on the ViW webpage. Every little bit helps!

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    Pledge SEK 699 or more About US$ 73

    | 82 USD |

    ViW EARLY BIRD
    Save 100kr ≈ 12 USD and get the opportunity to unpack one of the first ViW’s ever built and begin making video calls with communication superpowers before anyone else! This includes the ViW carry case that will keep your product safe at all times!

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    Pledge SEK 749 or more About US$ 78

    | 88 USD |

    ViW KICKSTARTER EDITION
    Save 50kr ≈ 6 USD and we’ll gift wrap the first mass production batch in special edition ViW ♥ Kickstarter carrying cases and ship them directly to the homes of our beloved kickstarter fans.

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    Pledge SEK 799 or more About US$ 83

    | 94 USD |

    ViW
    The ViW comes with all the communication powers you love! But also with our neat carrying case! Shipped directly to the door!

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    Pledge SEK 1,498 or more About US$ 156

    | 176 USD |

    ViW DUO-PACK
    Communication goes both ways, the duo-pack holds two ViWs! Save 100 kr ≈ 12 USD. One for you to keep and one to share with your loved ones…feel closer then ever during your long distance face time.

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    Pledge SEK 3,795 or more About US$ 394

    | 446 USD |

    ViW STARTUP 5-PACK
    Running a start up and in need for communication? Save 200kr ≈ 24 USD and be ready to assemble the team at any time, anywhere in the world and with faster, clearer and more enjoyable communication over long distances and time zones! This pack includes 5 ViW’s, enabling you and your team to get that business booming!

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    Pledge SEK 7,190 or more About US$ 746

    | 846 USD |

    ViW COMPANY 10 - PACK
    So you have left the start-up phase and now wanna show your clients and employees that communication is the key to success! Save 799 kr ≈ 94 USD and equip them all with communication superpowers!

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    Pledge SEK 10,000 or more About US$ 1,037

    | 1175 USD |

    ViW DINNER IN MALMÖ/COPENHAGEN
    Want to support ViW and get to know the team? The area around Malmö and Copenhagen is no doubt one of the hottest start-up scenes in the world right now. Sit down to dinner with the team behind ViW and get up to speed with what our latest developments as well as all the other exciting projects the Frankly team has in the pipeline! Some exciting talks around the topic of reactive electronics are to be expected!

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    | 2351 USD |

    ViW DINNER IN SAN FRANCISCO
    Want to support ViW and get to know the team? The Bay area is no doubt one of the hottest start-up scenes in the world right now. Sit down to dinner with the team behind ViW and get up to speed with what our latest developments as well as all the other exciting projects the Frankly team has in the pipeline! Some exciting talks around the topic of reactive electronics are to be expected!

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