Stretch goals have been updated to support "phablet" style devices such as the iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy Note 2/3/4, or HTC One Max at the lower $4500 threshold!
The Syte Sleeve is a smartphone sleeve that lets you carry and use your smartphone while exercising. It's great for running, biking, and working out in the gym.
Most people who exercise with their smartphones carry it two ways: in an armband, or in their hand. When the phone is in the armband, it restricts your arm movement and is very difficult to use. With the phone in your hand, you're stuck holding it the entire run, where it gets all sweaty and goes flying if you trip. And on a bike or in the gym, it becomes even more cumbersome.
I've been working on the Syte Sleeve design for years and have designed it to work for both high intensity and endurance exercising. I've run marathons with it and gone through cross fit workouts without any issues. It's also dust and water resistant so you can use it in the dirt, rain, or snow.
The Syte Sleeve is made of a durable, elastic sleeve with forearm grips for added stability. The sleeve uses a moisture wicking material that keeps you're arm cool and comfortable. It's machine washable and dries quickly.
The pocket is transparent and detachable, with a clear screen that you can use your touchscreen through. It’s designed to hold phones with and without cases, and your phone can be used while in the pocket. With so many people putting cases on their phones these days, I didn't want to force users to take their phone out of the case just to use the Syte Sleeve. Also, the asymmetric zippers allow headphone access from both the top and bottom of the pocket.
"If you're a runner and want to use RunKeeper... It's... cool... useful"
- Robert Scoble and Sam Levin
"After about 10 mins, I didn’t’ even realize it was hanging on it... it instantly became a favorite. So you guys need to check it out and get one!!" -The Tech Buzz
With the success of the project hitting it's initial goal, we're opening up some stretch goals.
Stretch Goal 1: Large Pocket!
With the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus, there has been strong demand for a Syte Sleeve pocket that can hold the new iPhone 6 Plus, Galaxy Note w/3/4, and other "phablets." The original (regular) pocket can hold smartphones up to 5" in screen size. Some phones with a 5.1" or 5.2" screen can fit in the pocket without a case. But you're really pushing it.
To support phones with a 5.4" - 6" screen, we will have to design a new pocket that will fit it. In addition to being larger than the current pocket, it also has to still fit comfortably on your arm and work with the curve of the forearm. The additional design costs will require that we raise $4500 in the campaign. So this is our second Stretch Goal. If we can hit $4500 in funding, we will create a large pocket for all your extra large devices!
Stretch Goal 2: Colors!
Many people have asked if the Syte Sleeve comes in multiple colors. Because of the low funding target, we are only able to produce the Syte Sleeve in one color: black. But if we raise the backing amount to $6000, we will have enough funds to support an additional color. White? Blue? Red? Green? That'll be up to you backers to vote on. So let's hit this stretch goal of $6000 and add some color to the Syte Sleeve!
Risks and challenges
The risks of the project come in manufacturing and shipping on time. We've gone through several vendors and believe we have a good fit for our product. But we will still need to be rigorous in checking the Syte Sleeves when producing them in volume. If there are quality issues, fulfillment of orders will take longer.
Also, because the Syte Sleeve will be manufactured overseas, the logistic of shipping them and clearing customs may extend the time it takes to get the Syte Sleeve into your hands.
We will be in regular contact with our backers and if any issues do arise, you will be the first to know.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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