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Backup photos while you charge + Access any USB drive on iPhone, iPad & Android device.
Backup photos while you charge + Access any USB drive on iPhone, iPad & Android device.
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We all love taking photos 

But NOT running out of space

And finding photos to erase

Why pay a monthly fee just to keep your photos in the Cloud?  

And lose your photos when you don't have Internet, to hackers or when you don't pay your fees?
And lose your photos when you don't have Internet, to hackers or when you don't pay your fees?

Introducing HyperCube

The easy photo backup & media access solution for your iPhone, iPad and Android smartphone/tablet

HyperCube connects between the USB charger and your phone 

And it automatically backups all the photos & videos from your smartphone onto a micro SD memory card or USB flash/hard drive 

HyperCube supports up to 2TB micro SD memory card (not included). HyperCube works with USB flash / SSD / hard drives (not included) with no capacity limit. Files system supported are FAT32, exFAT, NTFS.
HyperCube supports up to 2TB micro SD memory card (not included). HyperCube works with USB flash / SSD / hard drives (not included) with no capacity limit. Files system supported are FAT32, exFAT, NTFS.

All while charging your phone at the same time. You can disconnect anytime and backup resumes when you reconnect 

HyperCube does incremental backup so it will only backup new photos/videos unless you tell it to redo the entire backup again.
HyperCube does incremental backup so it will only backup new photos/videos unless you tell it to redo the entire backup again.

HyperCube works with any iPhone and Android smartphone    

It also works with Android/iOS tablets including the iPad Pro
It also works with Android/iOS tablets including the iPad Pro

HyperCube gives you instant access to photos, movies, music and work files from any USB drive or micro SD on your Android/iDevice

Stream movies/music, view photos, open files directly from USB drives and micro SD without needing to copy over to the iOS/Android device.
Stream movies/music, view photos, open files directly from USB drives and micro SD without needing to copy over to the iOS/Android device.

HyperCube works as a USB flash drive on the computer 

So that you can easily transfer data between HyperCube and your computer
So that you can easily transfer data between HyperCube and your computer

And HyperCube only cost $29, which is less than 3 months of Cloud Storage subscription

And there is no subscription with HyperCube
And there is no subscription with HyperCube

Design Story & Evolution 

We started with the most basic and minimalistic design with space just sufficient enough to accommodate a male USB connector (to connect to power/computer), a micro SD slot (the smallest removable memory card for storage) and two female USB ports (one for the iOS/Android device and one for USB storage drive).

The basic design is expanded to accommodate the actual final PCB printed circuit board and IC integrated circuit chip. All these while ensuring that one of the surface is a perfect square, a call out to our logo which is made up of 7 perfect squares.

The final aesthetic design was to round the corners and add design line elements to the side with female USB ports to give the final look of the HyperCube product. 

Proof of working prototype

The following single shot, unedited video shows a fully functional prototype of the HyperCube. In this video, HyperCube is able to charge the smartphone and automatically start photo/video backup, With HyperCube, the user can browse contents on the attached micro SD memory card as well as the attached USB storage drive, viewing photos/documents, streaming video and audio (including the ability to playback in the background).  

Specifications

  • Product Dimensions: 47.3 x 35.5 x 24mm / 1.86" x 1.4" x 0.94"
  • Product Weight: 20g / 0.71oz / 0.04 lb
  • USB Transfer Speed: Max USB 3.0
  • USB Power: Max 12W
  • Supported Memory Card: Micro SD up to 2TB capacity
  • Supported USB Storage: USB flash/SSD/hard drive, no capacity limit 
  • Supported Storage Format: FAT32, exFAT, NTFS
  • Compatible Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android 

iOS/Android App Features

  • Auto photo/video/contact backup
  • Restore photos/videos/contacts from backup
  • Copy/cut/paste/move/delete/rename files on Micro SD and USB storage
  • Video file playback/streaming
  • Audio file playback/streaming
  • Photo slideshow/thumbnail view
  • Document view

Rewards

Early Bird Special (40% off)

  • $29    -   1 x HyperDrive
  • $58    -   2 x HyperDrive
  • $87    -   3 x HyperDrive
  • $145  -   5 x HyperDrive
  • $290 - 10 x HyperDrive

Kickstarter Special (20% off)

  • $39    -   1 x HyperDrive
  • $78    -   2 x HyperDrive 
  • $117   -   3 x HyperDrive 
  • $195  -   5 x HyperDrive 
  • $390 - 10 x HyperDrive

Expected Retail Price

  • $49    -  1 x HyperDrive
  • $98    -  2 x HyperDrive 
  • $147   -  3 x HyperDrive 
  • $245  -  5 x HyperDrive 
  • $490 - 10 x HyperDrive

Reward Fulfilment

To ensure timely reward delivery, we will ship rewards via insured postal service from 2 fulfillment and distribution centers in:

  • California USA - fulfilling rewards within the United States
  • Hong Kong - fulfilling rewards to the rest of the world

Project Timeline

  • June 17, 2019 - Kickstarter begins
  • July 15, 2019 - Kickstarter ends
  • July 2019 - Production begins
  • Early August 2019 - Shipping of Early Bird rewards
  • Early September 2019 - Shipping of Kickstarter rewards

About us 

HYPER by Sanho Corporation has been making award winning Apple accessories since 2009. We also have a long proven track record of delivering Kickstarter and Indiegogo projects. Our most successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo project, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro, raised over $3.1 million and is currently the most crowdfunded MacBook and USB-C accessory. Our latest Kickstarter and Indiegogo project, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro, which raised over $1.2 million is the most crowdfunded iPad accessory. HyperJuice USB-C Battery Pack, which raised over $1.4 million is the most crowdfunded power bank project on Kickstarter. Our first Kickstarter project, CloudFTP, was the 3rd most funded Kickstarter technology project when funding ended and named by Stuff Magazine as one of the “10 best Kickstarter technology projects”. Our 2nd Kickstarter project, iStick, raised over $1.1 million and was one of the 50 most funded Kickstarter project when funding ended. This is our 20th crowdfunding project. Our previous crowdfunding projects, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro Kickstarter, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for iPad Pro Indiegogo, HyperJuice USB-C Battery Pack Kickstarter, HyperJuice USB-C Battery Pack Indiegogo, HyperDrive 7.5W Wireless Charger USB-C Hub Kickstarter, HyperDrive 7.5W Wireless Charger USB-C Hub Indiegogo, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro Kickstarter, HyperDrive USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro Indiegogo, CloudFTP, iStick, HyperLink Kickstarter, HyperLink Indiegogo, iShowFast, Pearl Kickstarter, Pearl Indiegogo, iPin for iPhone/Android, iPin for iPhone, HyperDrive for MacBook and HyperJuice for MacBook have altogether raised over $9 million.

Thank you for supporting HyperCube! The easy photo backup and media access solution for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. 

This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 600+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $280MM raised between them.
This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 600+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $280MM raised between them.

Risks and challenges

No project is without risk and challenges but we try to do our absolute best to minimize them. We felt that we have done all the necessary preliminary work prior to coming to Kickstarter. We are also no strangers to USB products, iOS/Android accessories or crowdfunding.

The HyperCube product that you see in the above video/photos are actual working prototypes.

With your support, we can bring HyperCube to iOS/Android users worldwide. We have started mass production and your contribution will help us achieve economies of scale and keep the product cost low.

We have sufficient materials to manufacture about 5,000 units now. Beyond that, the lead time is about a month. Your strong support will give us the needed affirmation to place a larger raw materials order and start mass production earlier.

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