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By Matthew Colan
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About this project

Car owners can now carry a detachable smartkey on their smartphone with INTELLACASE, a patent-pending innovation that seamlessly merges mobile worlds for iPhone and Android.

INTELLACASE will fit all shapes and button design of all smartkeys for the auto manufactures listed above. Here are samples:

Features and Benefits:

Sleek and Light - INTELLACASE is stylish and design to fit to the shape of your hand and not be bulking in your pocket or purse.
Protective - INTELLACASE will be made out of a highly durable polycarbonate material that is long lasting and protective. INTELLACASE protects all the edges and the back of the phone.
Key - Simple to use, the key resides on the phone case, and it works with or without being attached to the case.
Buttons - Keys model the layout of the current manufacturers, so the buttons are in the same position and have the same level of sensitivity as if it were in your pocket or purse.
Undocking - Simply slide the key off the back. This is achieved by a special slide mechanism, the design of the case, and little tiny notches used to create friction.
Case, No Case -The keyfob portion of the INTELLACASE is designed to work while attached to the phone or detached.
Interchangeable - Have more than one iPhone? Have an iPhone 4 and iPhone 5? With our iPhone case, these removable keys are interchangeable. You can move one key to another phone easily and attach it because of the way the INTELLACASE was designed.
Lost Key - You can call your phone now if you lose your key!

Two Models – DIY and COMPLETE

INTELLACASE DIY - Do It Yourself. For the early adopters and do it yourselfers, INTELLACASE DIY requires no programming to get the INTELLACASE functional. You simply open up one of your current smartkey keyfob and remove the battery and PCB board that is inside your current key and place it in the new form factor that is specifically designed for your car manufacture. It really is that simple.

INTELLACASE COMPLETE – is a complete system with the electronics already installed. Consumer will just need to take their case to their Dealer or Locksmith to have the key portion of the case programmed to work with their car. These users must have a vehicle that has smartkey technology in order to be programmed into their vehicle. We will send you a list of companies in your area that can perform this service for your car.

Pledge options overview:

$1 - Founding Member - No Rewards - You like INTELLACASE and want to see it in the market, you are recognized on our website as a founding member.
$25 - Wish List - Reward: INTELLACASE Hat - You really like INTELLACASE and want one when it hits the market.
$99 - Early Bird DIY - Reward: One Black INTELLACASE - put your existing key electronics in the INTELLACASE form factor. Pick your vehicle from our list of auto manufactures.
$119 - DIY - Reward: Your choice of One Black, Red, or White INTELLACASE - put your existing key electronics in the INTELLACASE form factor. Pick your vehicle from our list of auto manufactures.
$150 - Early Bird COMPLETE - Reward: One Black INTELLACASE - A complete INTELLACASE with electronics - Pick your vehicle from our list of auto manufactures. You will need to get INTELLACASE programmed from your dealer.
$169 - COMPLETE - Reward: One Black, Red, or White INTELLACASE - A complete INTELLACASE with electronics - Pick your vehicle from our list of auto manufactures. You will need to get INTELLACASE programmed from your dealer.
$250 - COMPLETE - Reward: 1 of 200 Limited edition, numbered metallic black INTELLACASE - A complete INTELLACASE with electronics - Pick your vehicle from our list of auto manufactures. You will need to get INTELLACASE programmed from your dealer.
$1,250 - COMPLETE Custom Color or Blinged to your specs. See photo example below.

$10,000 - Angel Backer or Dealer Pledge - see Pledges for details

INTELLACASE Foresight For The Future

The recent International Consumer Electronic Show demonstrated automakers are seeking to integrate smartphones and smartkeys (Your phone will be your key), however INTELLACASE sees basic problems arising.

What if your phone battery dies?
What if you want to leave the key with someone, your spouse or mechanic -- but not your phone?

INTELLACASE solves these problems!

Do YOU want to have all your securities into one device that can die every day if used excessively? INTELLACASE doesn’t think so!

Manufacturing INTELLACASE

Prototyping Process - We tested several prototypes before achieving INTELLACASE’s final design. Using rapid prototyping techniques such as Stereolithographic 3D printing, we were able to quickly make modifications and test the impact of our changes.

The molding is the most expensive part of any manufacturing process for product design. This is where we need the Kickstarter community’s help. We need funding to build molds for the different models of phones and different moldings for each of the keyfob layouts for the different auto manufacturers.

We have manufacturers lined up and ready to begin initial production here in the U.S. Manufacturing a high quality product is INTELLACASE main objective.

If you watched the video, you know we are www.iGearUSA.com. At iGearUSA our mission is to provide mobile accessories that protect the latest technologies but most importantly enhance usability. 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

It's not about where you think you want to be, but the adventure of getting there... Here are some Intellacase Kickstarter Video Outtakes, just part of the Intellacase adventure.

Apple, Galaxy, Ford, Lexus, Toyota, Nissen, Infinity and Harley Davidson are trademarks of their respected companies, no endorsement implied.

Risks and challenges

The INTELLACASE is working and nearly production ready. There are a few slight design changes that we know we need to make for mass production. We are working with a local manufacturing company that has the resources and ability to scale to whatever volume we need. The main risk for this project is unforeseen delays and quality control. We feel that quality control is HUGE. We want our products to be the best quality! We have decided to look at using a U.S. based manufacturer in the beginning to maintain the quality control, delivery times, and also to protect our idea. Because there are multiple components to the INTELLACASE, the logistics of getting the cases manufactured, assembled, packaged, and then shipped out the door is a sizeable undertaking. The delivery dates for the rewards are based on this time plus the time needed to pack and ship the cases and the time needed for assembly and packaging of the complete INTELLACASE.

Lastly there is the risk of getting all the key layouts to match. We have tried to research every vehicle on the market, but there is always the risk that one key that do not work and requires an additional key mold to be made. This would create an unforseen delay. We have picked the most popular phones and smarkey designs that we feel we can reach the quickest. We realize there are a number of different vehicles with smartkeys in the market. We would love to make INTELLACASE available for every phone on the market along with every smartkey on the market, but the smartkey portion of the INTELLACASE design requires a different injection mold. We are confident that as we continue to grow, we will be able to reach more of these phones and smartkeys with support of backers coming to us and show the demand for their phone and/or smartkey.

If you want us to address additional risks, then don't hesitate to ask us for your reassurance.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    FOUNDING MEMBER. Do you want to be part of the next generation of smartphone cases, but don't want to buy today? No problem! Although we won’t ship you an Intellacase, we'd be honored to list you by first name and last initial on our website (intellacase.com) as a founding backer. Plus, we'll keep you up to date with our progress on Kickstarter and reminders to come back when you are ready to buy an Intellacase!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    WISH LIST Intellacase. Don't see a pledge option for your phone or key? Pledge $25 or more and get a free hat with the Intellacase logo when the funding goal is met. Tell us which smartkey you want to have and we will work hard to make it happen this year with enough backers...so tell all your friends!

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    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    EARLY BIRDS DIY Intellacase. Help us get started! When funding goal is met, you will receive one jet black Intellacase for the four- button Ford Keyless FOB (see pictures). This case will retail for more than $150. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    $99 - EARLY BIRD DIY Intellacase. Help us get started! You will receive one jet black Intellacase for one of the following vehicle models : (Nissan/Infiniti, BMW, Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Chrysler, GM, Mazda, Audi/ Volkswagen). Upon funding you will be notified to give your vehicle make, model, year, and smartkey model. You will receive the Intellacase to match the layout for your smartkey based on this information you provide. This case will normally sell for more than $150. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    EARLY BIRDS DIY Intellacase. Help us get started! When funding goal is met, you will receive one jet black Intellacase for the four- button Lexus/Toyota Keyless FOB (see pictures). This case will retail for more than $150. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $119 or more About $119

    DIY Intellacase. You will get to choose your color (black, white or red) Intellacase for one of the following vehicle models : (Lexus/Toyota, Nissan/Infiniti, BMW, Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Mazda, Audi/ Volkswagen). Upon funding you will be notified to give your vehicle make, model, year, and smartkey model. You will receive the Intellacase to match the layout for your smartkey based on this information you provide. This case will normally sell for more than $150. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Intellacase COMPLETE. When funding goal is met, you will receive one jet black programmable Intellacase for the four-button Ford Keyless FOB (see pictures). This case will retail for around $200. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    EARLY BIRD Complete Intellacase. Help us get started! You will receive one jet black programmable Intellacase with the electronics already installed for one of the following vehicle models : (Nissan/Infiniti, BMW, Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Chrysler, GM, Mazda, Audi/ Volkswagen). Upon funding you will be notified to give your vehicle make, model, year, and smartkey model. You will receive the Intellacase to match the layout for your smartkey based on this information. you provide. You will be required to get this key programmed This case will normally sell for more than $150. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Intellacase COMPLETE. When funding goal is met, you will receive one jet black programmable Intellacase for the four-button Lexus/Toyota Keyless FOB (see pictures). This case will retail for around $200. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $169 or more About $169

    Complete Intellacase. You will get to choose your color (black, white or red) programmable Intellacase with the electronics already installed for one of the following vehicle models : (Lexus/Toyota, Nissan/Infiniti, BMW, Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Mazda, Audi/ Volkswagen). Upon funding you will be notified to give your vehicle make, model, year, and smartkey model. You will receive the Intellacase to match the layout for your smartkey based on this information. you provide. You will be required to get this key programmed This case will normally sell for more than $150. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Intellacase COMPLETE COLOR. When funding goal is met, you will receive your choice of an Intellacase in RED, BLACK or WHITE for FORD, GM, NISSAN/INFINITI, or LEXUS/TOYOTA. (Add $10 to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Limited Edition Complete Intellacase. You will receive 1 of 200 metallic black limited edition numbered programmable Intellacase with the electronics already installed for one of the following vehicle models : (Lexus/Toyota, Nissan/Infiniti, BMW, Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Mazda, Audi/ Volkswagen). Upon funding you will be notified to give your vehicle make, model, year, and smartkey model. You will receive the Intellacase to match the layout for your smartkey based on this information. you provide. You will be required to get this key programmed. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $1,250 or more About $1,250

    CUSTOM Intellacase! Let us create a custom color precisely to your specifications! Send us your ideas and we'll design a color just for you. You'll also be able to design a custom logo that will be printed onto the Intellacase so you can show it off to all your friends! Free shipping to USA. (Add $15 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Intellacase ANGEL BACKER. Not only will you receive a customized Intellacase, but we will custom make a keyfob design for the vehicle of your choice... even if it is not on our list! Then we’ll fly you and a friend to Omaha, Nebraska (a destination on everyone's bucket list!) for a private dinner before our launch party with our inner circle of developers and designers. And, of course, we’ll love you forever.

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    Intellacase DEALER pledge is for the auto dealer that works with auto manufacturers who want to offer the Intellacase as a branded accessory. We will build our Intellacases to your specs with your designs for the buttons and brand them with your logos to be sold with each vehicle at your dealerships. Be the first get the publicity...in the famous words of Ricky Bobby, "If you're not first, you're last!"

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