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Haloband is a wearable device you can customize. Get your NFC smartphone common actions from just tapping. Let's make smart easy!

MEET HALOBAND!

Could services, Smart, Security!

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Part of medias covering Haloband

TechCrunch:Haloband Lets You Control Your Smartphone With A Tap On Your Wrist

Engadget:Haloband Provides Shortcuts to Smartphone through NFC

MSN:“Cool new inventions for the New Year”

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TUXBOARD:Top 6 des projets Kickstarter qui verront le jour en 2014

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:

Parts of all function scenes
Parts of all function scenes

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!  

Haloband comes with just an app with which you can customize your favorite mobile functions on the band. Now we already have the 6.0 edition software as below. However, we are still in progress improving that, in hope it can be more friendly, conveniently and comprehensively.

HALOBAND APP: 

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! 

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APP Setting

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.

What's inside?

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. 

What‘s inside?
What‘s inside?
Structure
Structure
NFC IC inside
NFC IC inside

Prototype Tech Specs:  

 IC: NTAG203/NTAG213 

 Band: medical grade silicone  

 Water resistant construction  

 Weight: 10 - 15g, 0.35 - 0.5oz  

Stress Test. We can make sure of its ductility and durability.
Stress Test. We can make sure of its ductility and durability.

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:

How to measure

 Available colours: Black, Purple, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, White

REWARD

Stretch Goals

The HALOband team is proud to present the stretch goals so many supporters were asking for.

$3k — Extra bonus Provide XXL size HALOband choice for backers whose wrist length is among 8.1 inches and 8.7 inches. (and Achieved!)

$20k — New function added Lock and unlock all kinds of apps on your NFC phones through tapping on HALOband.(Achieved!)

$24K  — New function added Music Play, you can tap to switch song, increase/decrease volume.(Achieved!)

$50k — Win Phone App We plan to provide complete functional app for Win phone holders if this goal is achieved.


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.

3D-printed prototype in different colors
3D-printed prototype in different colors

The first test prototype
The first test prototype
All of the designs we have tried

However, when HALOband comes to mass production, tooling and assembly cost become the most serious problem, So we come to kickstarter looking for your help. During preparation, we improved HALOband by adding another chip as a cloud account. You can store anything in the account, and drag them to your phone by just tapping on your cloud zone. 

We hope you will like our design. Next form is the whole procedure of our production.  

 

Check out our t-shirt design:


Meet us! 

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

 Welcome fo us on Twitter and Facebook

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!


What's Next?

At present, we are still improving our App, adding more useful and interesting functions onto it. So would like to know what kind of functions you want to see on HALOband? We will be very glad if you can write to tell us: halo@haloband.me

Also, we are perfecting Cloud service. There are many stretchy goals on our plan list. We prepare to open API to geekers and authorize you to develop all kinds of cool app. Besides, you can exchange any information through cloud, such as your smart door key, shopping mall vote, and facebook twitter updates. For example, when you get involved in a swimming pool party which is not convenient for mobile phones, you can use HALOband to check in the party, you can swap HALOband to get in or share information with others or tap any local device to update your facebook! We even think of adding payment functions on cloud service, which is possible through NFC.

Here is two examples we are planning to add to cloud service:

IFTTT PLAN
IFTTT.COM, a clever service which puts the internet to work for you. 
There’s so many creative ways you could connect HALOband with IFTTT:
  • 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.

PARTY PLAN

Swap HALOband to get in or share information with others or tap any local device to update your facebook!

 COMMON NFC PHONES
 
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/ .  
IF you not sure, pls message us, or check your phone setting, there will be an NFC switch in NFC phone, just like: http://www.haloband.me/will-my-phone-work-with-haloband/

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

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.

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