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The future is illuminated & smart -- Revolutionary drawstring bag and fanny pack. Companions for parties, festivals, and safer cycling. FULLY FUNDED! Pre-Order now in our online store!
The future is illuminated & smart -- Revolutionary drawstring bag and fanny pack. Companions for parties, festivals, and safer cycling. FULLY FUNDED! Pre-Order now in our online store!
496 backers pledged €47,423 to help bring this project to life.

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NEBULITE Collection - Next Generation Festival Gear

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NEBULITE Collection - Fully illuminated festival bags with amazing smart features

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NEBULITE Drawstring Backpack
NEBULITE Drawstring Backpack
NEBULITE Fanny Pack
NEBULITE Fanny Pack
Brand new NEBULITE Jacket. Check the very bottom of the page for details!
Brand new NEBULITE Jacket. Check the very bottom of the page for details!

 
Introducing the NEBULITE Collection
 

Hello! My name is Veit and I’m an inventor. I’m raising money for my most recent creation:

The world's first SMART fanny pack, drawstring backpack and jacket

I’ve always LOVED festival totems; I’ve built quite a few myself. They’re beautiful and creative expressions of individuality, and often the only way to find your friends at a festival.

Fusion Festival near Berlin boasts some of the world’s most creative totems
Fusion Festival near Berlin boasts some of the world’s most creative totems

The problem is: They’re either heavy, annoying to carry, or incredibly sophisticated and expensive. I noticed other people had this problem, too, so I thought hard about a lightweight and simple solution to illuminate my everyday festival stuff. 

The result: An illuminated drawstring bag that matches the individual style of the person wearing it. After two successful iterations, I finally came up with the incredible NEBULITE COLLECTION!

NEBULITE Collection
NEBULITE Collection

It took two years and a couple of colorful versions, but we've finally built the perfect party and festival gear! 

Never again will you lose your friends at huge festivals -- We know you’ve heard it: The classic "Yeah come find me!!! I'm in front of the DJ, left-ish, near the speaker where that chick with the dreads was dancing, you know, behind the big blonde guy..."

The fully illuminated NEBULITE is impossible to miss.
The fully illuminated NEBULITE is impossible to miss.

No other party gear is so stylish and useful at the same time. From a stealthy black to full-on rainbow -- Only you control the spectrum of your style. Smooth, low lighting or bouncing with a beat detection? The choice is yours. One thing is certain: NEBULITE is so much more than just a pretty bag! 

NEBULITE looks best in groups
NEBULITE looks best in groups

 
Awesome Features 

The NEBULITE fanny pack and drawstring backpack aren't just illuminated. With the built-in SMART controller they boast an insane range of features -- all provided by the integrated motion sensor, audio detector, 85 dB loud alarm, and at its heart: the Bluetooth 5.0 capable processor.

Best of all:

It’s all home-made!

Yes, I’m a bit of a nerd. A DevOps engineer by trade, I want to make a difference with what I do best: Tinkering with tech until I’ve created something that makes others happy. With that out of the way: The design is finished, the tech is ready to go -- all we need is a little boost to push NEBULITE over the production line.

Here’s what to expect:

Bicycle Safety: Automatic brake light, remote controlled turn indicator
Bicycle Safety: Automatic brake light, remote controlled turn indicator
Use the remote control app to customize every feature of your bag
Use the remote control app to customize every feature of your bag

Feature Comparison 

Feature Comparison chart between the SMART and BASIC versions of the products
Feature Comparison chart between the SMART and BASIC versions of the products

FAQs
 

What is Fibre Optic Fabric? 

The NEBULITE Collection comes to life with ultra-thin optical fibers, directly woven with synthetic fibers. The fibers are processed in a way that allows light to escape evenly along the entire length of the strands. Six ultra-bright LEDs then flood the fabric with glorious light that puts the galaxy to shame.

Six further LEDs light up the interior of the NEBULITE Collection.

How Quickly Does It Break?

This stuff is tough, but it's still made up of individual fibers that might give way if they're bent too much. If you want to get really rough (like we did in tests -- we wouldn’t serve you some flimsy fluff!), tiny splits can happen, especially right at the bottom. But that’s splitting hairs -- nothing a quick cut with nail scissors can’t fix. And as with any fabric... try not to set it on fire :D

Other than that -- go nuts!

But Won't It Get Dirty? 

Torrential rain has turned your festival into a mud bath? Take NEBULITE for a ride! When you’re done, just stick it in the washing machine back home. That’s right -- the fiber optic fabric is super easy to clean.

That’s right: The only thing that’s dirty about NEBULITE is you.
That’s right: The only thing that’s dirty about NEBULITE is you.

Where Does It Get Its Power?  

A standard USB power bank will power your NEBULITE for days. Need more specs? Sure thing: 5000 mAh. Double USB. Slightly larger than a credit card. Lasts for up to a week -- enough to cover your festival AND charge your phone. 

Don’t waste time researching: We’ve found an ideal and affordable ultra-flat power bank. Just add it to the basket. It’s the perfect fit, ready for you -- order now!

Product Detail: Fanny Pack
 

NEBULITE Fanny Pack ON/OFF Comparison
NEBULITE Fanny Pack ON/OFF Comparison
NEBULITE Fanny Pack Inside View
NEBULITE Fanny Pack Inside View
Sturdy Buckle: So comfortable you’ll forget all about it (If it weren’t so glorious to look at)
Sturdy Buckle: So comfortable you’ll forget all about it (If it weren’t so glorious to look at)
High Quality YKK-Zipper: Keeps the important stuff where it belongs.
High Quality YKK-Zipper: Keeps the important stuff where it belongs.
NEBULITE Fanny Pack - Back pocket
NEBULITE Fanny Pack - Back pocket

Product Detail: Backpack
 

NEBULITE Drawstring Backpack ON/OFF
NEBULITE Drawstring Backpack ON/OFF
NEBULITE Drawstring Backpack with thick 8mm cotton string. Because girth is good.
NEBULITE Drawstring Backpack with thick 8mm cotton string. Because girth is good.
NEBULITE Drawstring backpack with SMART controller includes the remote control for your bicycle!
NEBULITE Drawstring backpack with SMART controller includes the remote control for your bicycle!

Project Timeline
 

NEBULITE Production Timeline
NEBULITE Production Timeline

 
Meet our Team 

 Nebulite isn't a one-man show anymore.
 

 
 
Keep up to date!
 

 
 

Media Coverage
 

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A German inventor's show airing on one of the major networks - shot in March and May 2018 - during the development stage of NEBULITE
Article from 29/01/2019
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Kickstarter Nation

Psssssst.

 Our late addition.
There are other illuminated jackets on the market, but they don't even compare to NEBULITE.
 

  • unlimited animation modes and colors possible, not just one color per jacket
  • base color is black - you can wear it during the day like any other jacket (who wears white jackets??)
  • several nights of battery power with a tiny powerbank (vs. the 4 hours of the competition!)
  • completely compatible to our Smart Controller
  • Bicycle mode over the whole jacket - there's no better bicycle safety tool! Check out our campaign video if you wonder what that is!  
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Risks and challenges

- If the stretch goal of 170.000 EUR isn't met, we cannot produce the smart controller and will automatically lower the charge applied to your account before it is withdrawn - we will deliver the basic lighting controller instead.
- Due to delays during the development phase of the smart controller, we're currently prototyping it - now with professional help. This process should run smoothly and everything should be ready at the same time as the bags and shipped together.
- The further development of the app is halted until we can be sure to meet the stretch goal of 170.000 €. Almost all features of the app and controller software exist and are tested independently, but some finishing touches are still necessary.
We've *made sure* that the automatic firmware update over-the-air works already, allowing us to finish up with development during the production phase and even after shipping!
The bags will always default to a color-wheel mode, as shown in most of the videos and photos. With the first connection from the NEBULITE app, the firmware will be updated and you're ready to go.
- In the unlikely event that a major delay happens during the finishing touches of the controller, we will ship the basic controller instead and deliver the smart controller later. They can be exchanged effortlessly within seconds.

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Long-lasting design

the drawstring backpack has a removable front side. It can be interchanged with sequin or printed cotton front sides. And the expensive fiber optic front side can be zipped to any upcoming "real" backpack, clutch, or similar accessory.
Upcoming even better looking front sides can easily be zipped onto the existing bag.

Reusability and recyclability

With the above mentioned modular design of the drawstring backpack, the impact on the environment is greatly reduced.
The smart controller can also be used in current and upcoming products, so you only have to own one, and use if everywhere.
It's also future proof and supports all kinds of technologies for connected LEDs or El-Wires, more than currently connected (even with the highest tier backable here on Kickstarter).

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    With this, for every € you donate, you get 1 vote for the joke we print onto the washing labels on all products.

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    Funkelbag 2

    one of NEBULITE's predecessors - 2 generations back, from our first crowdfunding here on Kickstarter

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD I NEBULITE BASIC

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    Choose which bag you want after the campaign.

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    FREE Funkelpatch Midnight for the backpack - for the early birds :)

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    EARLY BIRD I NEBULITE BASIC

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    NEBULITE BASIC

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    BASIC Drawstring Backpack + El-Wire

    Choose this if you want illuminated drawstrings

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    NEBULITE SMART

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    💝 VALENTINE'S DAY PACKAGE - BASIC 💝

    💰💰💰 25% OFF RETAIL! 💰💰💰

    Basic NEBULITE package for you and your partner 💕! A great gift for Valentine's Day!

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    SMART Drawstring Backpack + El-Wire

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    💝 VALENTINE'S DAY - BASIC EL-WIRE💝

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    💝 VALENTINE'S DAY PACKAGE - SMART 💝

    💰💰💰 25% OFF RETAIL! 💰💰💰

    Fully featured package for you and your partner 💕! A great gift for Valentine's Day!

    Your NEBULITE bags will sync up to each other 🔄!

    + ADD 15€ for a thin - very space-saving - 5000mAh powerbank 🔋 with NEBULITE branding

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    PARTNER PACKAGE - SMART

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    • SMART Controller
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    💝 VALENTINE'S DAY - SMART EL-WIRE 💝

    💰💰💰 25% OFF RETAIL! 💰💰💰

    Fully featured drawstring backpacks with El-Wire 💡💡 for you and your partner 💕! A great gift for Valentine's Day!

    Your NEBULITE bags will sync up to each other 🔄!

    + ADD 15€ for a thin - very space-saving - 5000mAh powerbank 🔋 with NEBULITE branding

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    PARTNER PACKAGE - SMART EL-WIRE

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    FREE Funkelpatch Glittering Midnight for each backpack

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    NEBULITE Jacket

    check out the very bottom of the page for a quick GIF!

    - many LEDs
    - with out without hoody
    - high quality craftsmanship
    - with best available controller (SMART if we make the 130.000€ stretch goal - basic if not)
    - free 5000mAh powerbank
    - powerbank stored in left pocket
    - XS, S, M, L, XL (shown in GIF is XL, 181cm L-shirt wearing Veit)

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    NEBULITE Jacket 🧥

    check out the very bottom of the page for photos and videos!

    - limited availability!
    - over 40 LEDs illuminate the fiber optic fabric (the other NEBULITE products "only" have 4 or 6)!
    - with OR without hoody
    - high quality craftsmanship
    - with best available controller (SMART if we make the 130.000€ stretch goal - basic if not)
    - free 5000mAh power bank
    - power bank stored in the left pocket
    - XS, S, M, L, XL (shown in GIF is XL, 181cm L-shirt wearing Veit)

    WE WILL TRY TO SHIP THIS IN APRIL!

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Funding period

- (33 days)