Haloband is a wearable device you can customize. Get your NFC smartphone common actions from just tapping. Let's make smart easy！ Read more
This project was successfully funded on January 16, 2014.
About this project
Could services, Smart, Security！
Smartphones usually require complicated operations. Many of your favorite functions would cost you 8 seconds or even more to make them happen.
Combination of technology and design.
Then what about Haloband? Haloband is a simple wristband merged with many phone control functions. With your HALOband, when you want to reach for a function of your smartphone, you just need to tap on the band with your phone. BANG! It comes! No need touching the screen or keys.
Here is what you can do by just tapping on band in two seconds:
Haloband is connected with your phone by NFC connection. Waterproof,.no battery. no security risk. Except for above use, it can also play a role in security check and social info exchange. You can swap HALOband to unlock a door or use your phone to tap on other’s HALOband to get information.
Haloband is the first NFC wearable device including a online cloud account all over the world！
Customize your move!
Original created function: operations resulted from chips working in conjunction
Easily set HALOband App
There are three sections on HALOband: A, B and Cloud Zone which is for identity authentication and information exchange. We usually use the A & B sections for move set.
USE INSTRUCTIONS ：
- Launch HALOband app to add move
- Select move type. There are six kinds of move types for you to choose from
- Select tap sequence (to launch task)
- Tap HALOband using the move you just chose
SET DONE! Enjoy your trip with HALOband!
Party check in video
One tip: There is no need keeping the app open when you're using the band for all kinds of function. The App is just for writein use.
Another: For beginners, we have prepared a set of default basic functions in the App.
We adopt three pieces of NFC chips inside of the band. These are core of the loop, so we use a kind of covering technique to protect them. Besides, also for protecting them, we choose a kind of stretchy, surgical-grade silicone for outside use.
Prototype Tech Specs:
Band: medical grade silicone
Water resistant construction
Weight: 10 - 15g, 0.35 - 0.5oz
The three pieces of chips inside will work in conjunction to perform different functions, much more comprehensive than a single one. The material for outside use is comfortable even for allergic skin. Also, it’s waterproof. You can wear it taking a bath or playing basketball, or even swimming in pool!
We prepare three sizes for your choice. You can choose form forms shown below.
We suggest you click the link below and take this measure way:
Available colours: Black, Purple, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, White
The HALO Story
Everyone has trouble in locking and unlocking smartphones. The frequency usually hurts phones' screen and keys, as well as our hearts. So we decide it's time to do something.
As an I.T. team focusing on NFC tech, we start out with a NFC wearable device idea, as it is the best way avoiding direct operations on phone. And we would like to see it more powerful than smart watch with a more sharp outlook than Iphone.After trying out hundred kinds of possible method, we get our first 3D-printed prototype in August. After a few days of trial, we found it perfectly matched with our initial goal, saving time and effort. We would like to share this fantastic little invention with public. Fortunately, we have been cooperating with a supplier who provides bands for Nike, thus it didn’t cost us too much time producing the first real prototype.
Check out our t-shirt design:
A team in crazy love for NFC tech! from Shanghai. We have master from New York University and engineer from Intel. We know each other from college and are all I.T. fans. Our designer's biggest interest is to collect all kinds of interesting collections from all over the world. Our app developer is a real geek. He has written million lines of codes.These are all source of the design.
We started this project about one year ago, in hope we can actually change people's life a little through bringing in interesting and useful stuff to every detail of daily life. We aim to make smart simple, so that every one can use smart device without worrying about complicated operations.
Here is our website: http://www.haloband.me
Haloband need you！
NFC is the trend from future, though it is still in a progress of spreading at this moment. It is not that possible to push forward much only by our team, so we need your help to spread this new tech concept to your friend, to all over the world. Besides, your contribution fund will help carry out this product, including tooling and mechanical costs, assembly and testing, as well as perfecting Haloband.
We, and the NFC tech, need you now.
Help us spread the word!
- Tap to turn off lights when I leave for work.
- Tap to call you, out of a boring meeting.
- Tap to unlock your SmartThings lock.
Swap HALOband to get in or share information with others or tap any local device to update your facebook!
Risks and challenges
There are two main challenges, one is app, the other is manufacturing.
Fortunately we have already prepared the app part. Though some moves are hard to program, we didn’t give up and through tons of hours testing dozens of functions, we now can offer a basic app integrated with the most useful mobile functions choices for you, finally.
As for the manufacturing, we currently have a 3D-printed working prototype and real prototypes for test, however, as the design evolves for manufacturing, it is expensive to open a new product line. Since we have been cooperating with a supplier who has been producing bands for 10 years, we can sure of the factory's quality and short delivery period. We promise to have delivered all of the bands by end of next FEB. as long as the funds is ready, however, we keep a chance of sooner delivery if we can reach our goal earlier.
Upgrade your reward. You can contact us to get specific details through KS message or email:email@example.com..
Simply pick your desired rewards and pick the international choice, the $5 shipping fee choice will automatically show.
We are not releasing an iOS app for HALOband at this moment. However, if iphone carries NFC function in next general, we will definitely release an edition for IOS or iphone. At this stage, you can still use HALOband to share information with others. After all, pledge for such a pretty wristband is worthy:)
HALOband now can work with Android NFC phones and tablets. Such as:
Samsung -- Note3, S4, Note2, S3, Galaxy Round
HTC -- One Max, One, One X, Butterfly
Google -- Nexus7, Nexus5, Nexus4, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S
Motorola -- Moto X, Razr D3, Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra
Sony -- Xperia Z1, Xperia M, Xperia ZR
LG -- G Flex, G2, Optimus G, Mach
For more, you can check if your phone or tablets carries NFC from this list, http://www.nfcworld.com/nfc-phones-list/ .
Or check your phone setting, there will be an NFC switch in NFC phone, just like:
We now offer five sizes and seven colors. We will send you a survey on the size and color choice and your address after successfully achieving goal on Kickstarter.
No. The app is just for setting the band. It's unnecessary for you to launch the app when you're using the band.
Definitely No. You will hardly notice the difference when you keep NFC on.
The Kickstarter Edition will be engraved with the word KICKSTARTER, and have a nice T-shirt.
Pledge $1 or more
Give Me 5 - HALO, World! You will receive the warmest Thank You directly from our team member! We will leave you our email address and gladly receive your any words. Then we will reply personally one by one.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $19 or more
300 backers All gone!
Be our First guest! - The first 300 pledgers will receive one dark black size M HALOBand with free access to the HALOBand App, all features included for free! You can be our first guest to experience HALOband in Jan..Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $22 or more
300 backers All gone!
Early Birds Special! - Pledge early and you will receive one HALOBand in any color you choose with free access to the HALOBand App, all features included for FREE!Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $25 or more
The Basic HALO - Pre-order your first HALOBand, black or white. Try simplicity of smart!
(Estimated retail price: $35)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $27 or more
The Rainbow HALO - Pre-order your first HALOBand, all rainbow color for your choice! Enjoy colorful simplicity of smart! (Estimated retail price: $37)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $35 or more
95 backers Limited (405 left of 500)
The Kickstarter Edition(limited) - A light green haloband and the KICKSTARTER limited T-shirt! Limited for kickstarter only.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $39 or more
You Name It - One HALOBand in any color with your name or favorite word on it. Customize your identity HALOBand. Name or words length up to 15 length.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $54 or more
30 backers Limited (70 left of 100)
The Kickstarter Edition + One Haloband (any color)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $69 or more
14 backers Limited (86 left of 100)
The Kickstarter Edition + You Name It EditionEstimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $88 or more
5 backers Limited (95 left of 100)
The Kickstarter Edition + You Name It Edition + One Haloband (any color)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $1,999 or more
0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
SPECIAL YOU! - We would like to invite you to come to dinner with us ! One HALOband of any color of your choice with names or words on it （names or words length up to 15 characters）+ Halobands T- Shirts with our team members' signatures on it are waiting for you. And a free guide around our city! (travel fee not included)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (45 days)