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Talkase is a sleek and slim mini GSM mobile phone. It's the back-up phone you always wanted and the travel companion you always needed.
Talkase is a sleek and slim mini GSM mobile phone. It's the back-up phone you always wanted and the travel companion you always needed.
Talkase is a sleek and slim mini GSM mobile phone. It's the back-up phone you always wanted and the travel companion you always needed.
2,393 backers pledged $130,925 to help bring this project to life.

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Talkase: the must-have accessory for a mobile lifestyle.

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Burdened by larger-than-life smartphones that resemble tablets more than cell phones? It's time for a Talkase. And forget carrying around a charger, worrying that your phone might run out of battery. Talkase has you covered. Tired of carrying around two phones while traveling? You guessed it, Talkase can help you with that, too.

What is Talkase? 

Talkase is a sleek and slim mini GSM mobile phone and iPhone case all in one. The size of your typical credit card, Talkase can be used as a standalone phone or can connect with your current smartphone via Bluetooth plus it can be stored conveniently in your Talkase iPhone case. 

Talkase set: a GSM phone + patented iPhone 5S/6/6 Plus case + charger + other accessories
Talkase set: a GSM phone + patented iPhone 5S/6/6 Plus case + charger + other accessories

Use Talkase as a standalone phone

The Talkase is a GSM standalone phone that supports quad-band frequency, making it the backup phone you always wanted and the travel companion that you always needed. Just insert any micro-SIM into the Talkase to connect and make phone calls no matter where you are. Talkase's iPhone case also comes equipped with a pin and micro-SIM card adapter providing you with all the tools necessary to easily transfer your smartphone's existing SIM card into your Talkase. 

Connect Talkase with your smartphone via Bluetooth 

In addition to working as a standalone phone, Talkase can also connect with your existing smartphone via Bluetooth. Talkase's built-in Bluetooth module allows you to sync it with your existing smartphone, allowing you to make and receive calls from your smartphone on your Talkase and sync your contact list.

Connect Talkase to your smart phone via Bluetooth.
Connect Talkase to your smart phone via Bluetooth.

Talkase prototype live demo

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Slim and mini 

At only 5.5 mm thick, Talkase is the size of your average credit card and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand or in your wallet, which means that you can easily bring it along with you wherever you go. 

Only 5.5 mm thick, the Talkase is super slim.
Only 5.5 mm thick, the Talkase is super slim.

The Talkase protection case

Talkase is designed in conjunction with a patented iPhone case that snaps on easily to your existing smartphone. The case not only provides protection for your existing phone, but it also conveniently stores your Talkase phone, plus it doubles as storage and is capable of storing your credit cards. 

Patent protected case, you can put the Talkase phone or one credit card on with your iPhone!
Patent protected case, you can put the Talkase phone or one credit card on with your iPhone!
Inside of the Talkase protection case.
Inside of the Talkase protection case.

Additional details about the Talkase:

Talkase spec sheet.
Talkase spec sheet.


Available in four colors:

White, Black, Blue and Orange with more to come soon. 

Colors available: White, Black, Blue and Orange
Colors available: White, Black, Blue and Orange

Who Needs a Talkase?

For students or children. Talkase is a simple, easy to use mobile phone that is the perfect choice for parents who want to stay connected with their kids but don't want to them to have a smartphone.

For the outdoor activities. Talkase is the ideal mobile accessory for those that like spending time outdoors. With 100 hours of standby time and 2.5 hours of talk time, Talkase functions as a backup phone should your smartphone run out of battery. 

For the traveling businessman of globetrotter. Are you tired of carrying around two cell phones while traveling? Talkase is the perfect 2-in-1 phone that makes traveling a breeze. Talkase's iPhone comes equipped with an iPhone removal pin and nano SIM to micro SIM card adapter providing you will all the tools necessary to easily transfer your smartphone's existing SIM card into your Talkase and it provides storage for additional flash cards/memory cards/SIM cards you may be traveling with. 

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Why a pledge of $ 60,000?

Your great support is the key to make Talkase happen. We need the first $60,000 to help kick us off and meet our suppliers minimum order quantity. Specifically:

   - Kickstarter and payment transaction fee: $6,000

   - Mold of Talkase phone: $26,000

   - Mold of three protection cases: $12,000

   - Certification fee of CE/FCC/RoHS: $4,000

   - Talkase first mass production MOQ cost: 12,000

Talkase Stretch goals:


Talkase has met the original goal of $ 60,000. Thanks for all backers support. Meanwhile we have received many comments about the Talkase. Thank you guys for your input that makes Talkase a better product in the future. We are glad to announce our new STRETCH GOALS:
  • $80,000: Talkase backer will receive 1* SIM card adapter package. It's useful when travelling. Also you can equiped them in your Talkase case.  
  • $160,000: Talkase backers will receive 1* SIM card adapter package and 1* Talkase silicone case.
  • $240,000: Awesome!! If we reach $240,000, we will build new Talkase patent case for Samsung S5 and Note 4. In addition to 1* SIM card adapter package and 1* talkase silicone case, Talkase backers will get another 1* case (select from S5, Note 4, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus case, black or white are available).
How the SIM adapter works.
How the SIM adapter works.
 

Rewards for our backers:

 
Talkase reward table.
Talkase reward table.
 

Talkase project status:

Our Patents:

- China patent No. 201420160956.3

- China patent No. 201420159440.7

- China Appearance Design Patent: Pending for approval. 

- PCT patent pending for approval. 

Risks and challenges

We began designing the Talkase one year ago with the goal of making it as slim, durable and elegant as possible. To do this, we chose to design a unique structure made of ultra-strong metal. Due to the amount of time it takes us to produce the metal main frame, and the complexity of assembling it, it is possible that there will be production delays during the early stages of fulfillment. However, we are confident that we will be able to fulfill all orders in a timely manner.

We are currently applying for CE, FCC and RoHS certification to ensure that Talkase meets all US and EU electronic regulations. We have met a few delays during the application phase for this project, but at the moment our expected approval date is late November 2014. Due to this, deliveries to some countries may be postponed until we receive our certification.

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    Early Bird Special: Backers will receive (1) Talkase phone and (1) iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus patent protection case. Only available in black.

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    Early Bird Special II: Backers will receive (1) Talkase phone (Only available in black) and (2) patent iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus protection cases (one black and one white).

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    Backers will receive (1) Talkase phone and (1) iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus patent protection case. Only available in White.

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    Backers will receive (1) Talkase phone (Only available in White) and (2) patent iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus protection cases (one black and one white).

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    Backers will receive (1) Talkase phone package without the iPhone case. Available in your choice of black, blue, white or orange. (This reward is for those backers who don't need the case.)

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    Backers will receive (1) Talkase card phone and (1) patent protection case. Available in your choice of black, blue, white or orange. Available for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    Talkase Combo Package: Backers will receive 5 sets of Talkase phone and patent protection case. Available in your choice of black, blue, white or orange. Available for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    Talkase Family Package: Backers will receive 10 sets of Talkase phone and patent protection case. Available in your choice of black, blue, white or orange. Available for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    Talkase Office Package: Backers will receive 20 sets of Talkase phone and patent protection case. Available in your choice of black, blue, white or orange. Available for the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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Funding period

- (30 days)