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Tydus ConceptsBy Tydus Concepts
First created
Tydus ConceptsBy Tydus Concepts
First created
$12,584
pledged of $50,000 goal
58
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 18 2015 3:15 PM UTC +00:00

About

 "..it is uniquely designed not to block the sound ports on your iPhone."  - best-crowdfunding-websites

"designed to protect your smartphone from drops and balance but it’s design also boost your volume by 25 percent without using any battery power." - Geeky-Gadgets.com

We all love our iPhones. Its our  personal computer, radio, tv, mp3 player. It's not just a phone but a smart mobile entertainment system ,but the sound quality isn't great and we often cant hear the thing. Introducing the Ark, the WORLD'S FIRST Aluminum Sound Enhancement iPhone Case, made to increase sound, to be louder, clearer and  to  project sound at  the user. While protecting it from the bumps and nicks of everyday living all without using  single percentage of your battery . Don't carry around another device to play music at a party, or mute all other sounds to watch a funny YouTube video with your friends. The Ark Lets you PLAY IT OUT LOUD.

What is The Ark?

Keeping your iPhone protected usually means compromising its original design and sound speaker quality thanks to the bulky and awkward cases currently offered in the market. The ARK is a new case that enhances the original iPhone design while offering full crash protection. The case also features a sound enhancement port to boost the phones volume up to 25% with out using your battery !. Designed for easy installation with a detachable cage made of aerospace grade aluminum.

  • WORLD'S FIRST ALUMINUM SOUND ENHANCING IPHONE CASE
  • BOOSTS  VOLUME UP TO 25%  
  • NO BATTERY USAGE 
  • ULTRA LIGHT WEIGHT ( LESS THAN A PACK OF GUM)
  • SIMPLE, MINIMAL DESIGN FOR COMFORT
  • EASY INSTALLATION 
  • COMPATIBLE WITH MOST SCREEN PROTECTORS
  • NO MORE BLOCKING YOUR SPEAKERS W/ YOUR HANDS WHILE PLAYING YOUR GAMES OR WATCHING MOVIES
  • REASONABLE PRICING
  • MADE OF 6061 ALUMINUM 
  • AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF ANODIZED COLORS

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For a limited quantity The Ark will be  $40 & $50 during our early bird special!

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The tale of The ARK:

With the ever growing movies, music,and the 15 seconds of fame that we all LOVE to watch, young or old, there is never enough clarity in the sound. As new technology and mobile devices come out, their structure gets smaller and thinner, yet the sound remains the same.

We all love to watch videos to share and laugh with our friends, but majority of the time we can't hear the videos that are playing. If you need to cup your speakers in order to hear the sound, then your device is not performing its duties.

What about when you are playing your games? How often do your fingers and palms cover your speakers?...... Every time!

This is how The ARK came alive! We want to give you a new, simple, and intuitive way to assist everyday actions on your smartphone with a quick and simple solution from a case.

First Sketch:

The Ark’s first design on paper was super exciting, but we soon found out that the sound enhancement port was overly large and made the case look long. So we went back to the design features to shorten the length. 

3D Printed:

3D printing helped us a lot with fitment, design, and the durability. It also helped us to identify how the sound is projecting towards you. Even with just plastic, we knew that once our aluminum cases are made it would be even louder.

Thus came along the next phase……

Aluminum:

When the first aluminum prototypes were made, we were ecstatic! With all first run of prototypes we knew there would be flaws. The latch in the case for the 5/5s was extremely thin, so we went back to the drawing board to adjust anything that we thought could go wrong. Then requested a few more prototypes of the design to test the durability.

We then requested 3 more sets with our new updated features and the end result is what you saw in the video. A prototype that anyone and everyone who saw it wanted one right from our hands. Which we are proud of and could not wait for you to have the first production run of The ARK.

Retaining the iPhone's original design, with sound enhancement port and crash protection. A modernized look that will differentiate The ARK from all the cases out on the market.  

Constructed with 10 pieces for iPhone 6
Constructed with 10 pieces for iPhone 6

Due to the thin profile of the iPhone 6 we designed the case with screws for a more durable structure for the phone.

iPhone 6 design and 3D printed cases are completed. We are currently waiting for our manufacturer to send us our finalized prototype of the I6 ARK in aluminum. 

How the ARK is constructed, precision milled
How the ARK is constructed, precision milled

The case sound port is created with an arc shape thus its name origin. After going through several iterations, The ARK is now ready to be mass-produced. Currently on Kickstarter, early birds will be able to pre-order it for $40 iPhone 5/5s & $50 iPhone 6.

For us to bring the The Ark to life, we need your support! Your generous funding will help us get things started in order to finalize our product. It will assist us with the cost of  manufacturing, and our first production run. More importantly you get the chance to be one of the first users of the The Ark and be apart of other designs to come from Tydus Concepts. 

The Ark needs pledging but above all it needs your attention and interest! If you love this product as much as we do then please take a moment to share our project on your social media Reddit, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Help us spread the word and get things started!

Special Thanks to Patrick Calderon for working really hard with us and has been a great help with PR exposure and crowdfunding expertise!

Again Thank YOU! For your support!

 "Work like there is someone working twenty-four hours a day to take it all away from you"

                                                                          -Mark Cuban

Risks and challenges

Fulfillment is everyone's fear but we personally have been there and have experienced the same as you would. Here at Tydus we will do our best to maintain our timeline goal and will go the extra mile to ensure a faster delivery. Being a backer is not easy but communication that we receive from the project owners puts us at ease, so we will be doing the same and keeping you up to date with any news from us.

Even with the process above, we still have to worry about customs and that is another process of it's own which we have no control over. Aside from that it should be a smooth sailing to get you The Ark but if any setbacks arise you will be the first to know. We will have a team ready for any questions or concerns that you might have.

Again, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us and in our product. This is a new venture for Tydus Concepts and we hope to release more of our products into your hands through Kickstarter because you helped started Tydus Concepts.

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