About this project
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A huge thank you to everyone who helped make Nanotips possible! We know that Nanotips will be a great addition to your lives. If you missed the Kickstarter, no worries, you can buy it direct from our website at www.Nanotips.ca!
The liquid solution to your everyday problem. If you wear gloves and own a touchscreen device, Nanotips is for you.
What is Nanotips? It's a conductive polyamide liquid solution that can transform your ordinary gloves into touchscreen ones. Formulated using nanotechnology, Nanotips mimics the touch of human skin. It was designed with functionality and durability in mind making it great for all lifestyles.
Why Nanotips? How many pairs of gloves do you own? How many of them are touchscreen compatible? Nanotips is the most cost friendly and effective solution that will transform all the gloves you own into touchscreen ones. Upgrade your existing gloves or choose from a wider selection without being limited to style, comfort, and functionality.
Long lasting. Our formula is designed to last. Each application can last from a few weeks to a few months. It all depends on what you use your gloves for. If it wears off, simply re-apply!
Restoring functionality. Touchscreen gloves eventually stop working from daily wear and tear. Nanotips has the ability to restore the functionality and value to these gloves.
Multiple applications. We have put enough liquid into each bottle to treat multiple gloves. Nanotips Blue can treat an average of 15 fingers while Nanotips Black can treat up to 30! So go ahead. Share with a friend or turn all your gloves into touchscreen gloves!
Freedom to choose. With the huge variety of gloves on the market, why should you be limited to the select few that have touchscreen compatibility? Nanotips gives you the freedom to choose the perfect glove while not having to worry about touchscreen functionality.
NANOTIPS is for everyone. From the cold winter months to the hot summer days, Nanotips is functional in every season. Military gloves, running gloves, biking gloves, construction gloves, golfing gloves and even the thickest snowboarding and skiing gloves can now all be made touchscreen compatible.
Winter Sports. Extremely durable and weather resistant. Nanotips will work in any weather and accept any abuse you throw at it.
Everyday. Never limit yourself to certain styles. Give yourself the freedom of choice!
Work Gloves. They don't make touchscreen work gloves because the touchscreen material would wear out too quickly. Our unique formula allows it to withstand even the roughest conditions. If it wears off, just re-apply.
On the go. Music and Lifestyle apps. Stay connected.
You might know this feeling if you ride a bike...
With simplicity and functionality in mind, we set out to create the quickest and most effective universal touchscreen upgrade ever. This formula has been created to last in any condition and takes less than 2 minutes to apply.
We have formulated two solutions to meet your specific needs: Nanotips Blue and Nanotips Black.
For use on fabrics ONLY. Nanotips Blue is designed specifically for fabrics. This solution dries to a transparent blue which makes it practically invisible on colored fabrics. This formula soaks into the fabric creating a conductive bridge between your finger and the touchscreen device. Treats up to 15 fingers per bottle depending on material.
Nanotips Black is specifically tailored for leathers, rubbers, and other thicker materials. This formula works for all materials, however it may alter the texture of your fabric gloves. This formula can work in two ways. A) It creates a conductive layer on the surface of your glove B) It soaks into the fabric and creates a conductive bridge between the finger and the touchscreen device. Treats up to 30 fingers per bottle depending on material.
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Research and Testing
We began testing different formulations that would meet our specific requirements. We started in a garage, carefully mixing and testing each solution with Durability, Simplicity, and Functionality in mind. We came out with a product that is finally ready for the market!
Nanotips Black. Quite a bit of work has been done in the development of this product. Comprised of evenly dispersed ultra-fine conductive nanoparticles, each particle is carefully prepped and made to interlink with one another; this helps to form a conductive grid-like film on the surface of the material. Because your glove undergoes constant flex, abrasion, creasing, and natural elements, our formula allows the materials to remain in grid formation even under extreme conditions. This helps to create an evenly distributed conductive channel on the surface of your glove.
Nanotips Blue. Comprised of evenly dispersed ultra-fine conductive nanoparticles, each particle is carefully prepped and made to interlink with one another. These particles are suspended in a solution which allows the nanoparticles to remain chained to one another even under extreme physical stressors. When applied to fabrics, Nanotips Blue soaks into the material and effectively creates a conductive chain, bridging the gap between your finger and the touchscreen device. The sacrifice for transparency over conductivity was made for Nanotips Blue which is the reason why this solution only functions for fabrics.
Bottles. Our bottles are made from glass. We chose glass over other materials because it allows the liquid to achieve a longer shelf life as it remains sealed in the bottle. The brush is a Dupont nylon brush. Using the brush method of application means that each individual would be able to precisely apply the solution to the targeted area.
The hard part is done and the working prototype is complete. We now have a product that we feel will revolutionize this industry. We need your help to get this product to market. Our production partners are ready and we need your pledges to help initiate the first large scale production run! Jump on board as one of the founders of Nanotips. Each dollar backed will help make this product a reality!
As soon as we reach our funding goal we will begin production. The total production time from the time we reach our funding goal is approximately 2.5 weeks. The sooner we hit our goal the quicker we can get Nanotips into your hands!
>> Orders will be placed for Labels, Bottles, and Boxes. Production and shipping time for these products takes roughly 1-2 weeks.
>> Raw materials used in the formulation of the liquid will be ordered as soon as we reach our funding goal. They are local companies which makes it convenient pick up within 5 days.
>> Once all the materials have arrived, we will begin production. Getting Nanotips into your hands as soon as possible. 1-2 weeks.
>> The formula will be produced using a large batch method. Every 100 grams will be thoroughly tested to ensure consistency throughout the batch.
>> Delivery of the product will be managed by our logistics team. We will have the product shipped out to you as soon as it is tested and ready. Shipping time 5-7 business days depending on location.
If our campaign is successful, we would like to continue our research to expand in these areas. Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions on how you would like to see our product developed!
PROSTHETIC HANDS. During the creation of Nanotips, we had discovered that many prosthetic limbs are unable to interact with capacitive touchscreen devices. Because touchscreen technology is such an integral part of our society, daily interactions for anyone with prosthetic hands becomes a challenge. We would like to expand in this field by testing Nanotips on a variety of prosthetics; our goal is to give them the ability to easily interact with touchscreen devices.
Jump to 3:00 to see how difficult it is to use a touchscreen device with a prosthetic.
TRANSPARENT SOLUTION. We are constantly working towards making a fully transparent universal solution. The idea is to create a touchscreen liquid that would work with all materials and is invisible to the naked eye.
Risks and challenges
The major problems and challenges have already been worked out in the design, testing, and production of Nanotips.
We will being manufacturing the minute we reach our funding goal. All the manufacturers are lined up and ready to go. The last piece to the puzzle is your support! Because we want to include FREE shipping for all you backers, we must work with a logistics team to figure out the quickest and most affordable way to ship this product to you. We hope to get the product to you in <1 months time from the date of when we hit our pledge goal.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The shelf life of the product is 1 year +. Make sure you cap the bottle after you use it to prevent the solution from drying out. Store the product in a cool area to extend the product shelf life even more.
- For fabrics only.
- Dries with 80% transparency (Bluish tint).
This formula soaks into the fabric material creating a conductive bridge between your finger and the touchscreen device.
- For Leathers, Rubbers, and Thicker materials. (can also be applied to fabrics but will alter texture).
- Dries Black
This formula can work in two ways.
A) by creating a conductive skin on the surface of your material effectively tricking the phone into thinking its your finger.
B) Soaking into the material and creating a conductive bridge between your finger and the touchscreen device.
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