Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 17, 2013.
About this project
NIBIQÜ is an ultrathin keyboard and case designed specifically for your iPad. Thanks to a new technology, the keyboard is integrated with the cover.
Take portability to the next level, keeping the lightweight while you add comfort and functionality.
NIBIQÜ OPTIMIZES SPACE AND MOBILITY
Thanks to its 3.5 millimeters (0,14”) thick, NIBIQÜ becomes an extension of your iPad. You will not notice it, but it is always there whenever you need it.
There are many keyboards out there, but none goes as unnoticed as NIBIQÜ does. Its new technology will make you always want to have NIBIQÜ attached to your iPad.
PORTRAIT OR LANDSCAPE MODE
Thanks to its magnetic connection, you can connect your iPad with NIBIQÜ any way you want (portrait or landscape). All you have to do is connect the "L connection piece", which fits perfectly into the Apple’s 30 pin dock and transmits information from the keyboard from the position you choose. NIBIQU has no batteries, just connect it to your iPad and it works!
If you want to charge your iPad while it is attached to NIBIQÜ, don’t worry, just put the magnetic adapter (that comes in the same package) at the end of your charger and you're done. Forget about the old connectors, GO MAGNETIC!
CHOOSE THE MOST COMFORTABLE POSITION FOR YOU
Because of our careful design, you can put your iPad in any inclination between 50 to 90 degrees.And if you're tired of writing, fold the keyboard and relax watching your favourite movie or surfing the net. NIBIQÜ suits you at any time of the day.
CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR
NIBIQÜ will be launched in a range of 5 different colors, can you choose only one?
NO MORE UNANSWERED MAILS
Due to this new system with independent keys, you will become type-aholic. NIBIQÜ has a full keyboard with 78 keys. See that you can write as fast as with a traditional keyboard, but we don’t promise you're going to finish that novel you've been writing for years!
You can choose between an English or a Spanish keyboard.
After more than six months of development, so many tests, countless designs and two functional prototypes, we have already designed and defined every part, mechanism and circuit. NIBIQÜ is about to be launched into the market, so now we are waiting for all of you to give us the push that we need.
NIBIQÜ is now compatible with the second and third generation of the iPad. We are working hard to make NIBIQÜ compatible with Android tablets too, like Kindle Fire or Galaxy Tab.
We are finishing to adapt NIBIQÜ to the new lightning connector from Apple, just changing the "L connection piece", as easy as that.
- Measurements: 189 x 245 mm folded (7,44 x 9,65”)
- Weight: 200 g
- Magnets: 20 Neodymiun (NdFeB) magnets.
- Inner circuits: Flex PCB printed with silver conductive lines and graphite protection.
- Key technology: Dual curvature thermoformed membrane (patent pending).
- Principal materials: TPU, polyurethane and aluminum.
- Power source: None, directly from your iPad.
Pledge 25$ or more: eBook with exclusive content about NIBIQÜ’s history and with the design and manufacturing process explained step by step. Every eBook will be individually numbered and signed by the designer.
Pledge 35$ or more: Get our NIBIQÜ T-shirt. You can wear it for a party or as a pijama, it doesn’t matter cause you are a proud NIBIQÜ backer! Male and female, sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL.
Pledge 59$ or more: Magnetic adapter for your 30 pin dock connector. Forget about the old connectors, GO MAGNETIC!
Pledge 89$ or more: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Be the first to get one Dark Grey NIBIQÜ. Special offer for the 100 first backers. This will later retail for 149$. Free Shipping in the continental United States and Europe. For shipping to Canada please add $10. For worldwide shipping, please add $15.
Pledge 89$ or more: KICKSTARTER SPECIAL EDITION! Be the first to get one Kickstarter Green NIBIQÜ. This is a limited offer, individually numbered. This will later retail for 149$. Free Shipping in the continental United States and Europe. For shipping to Canada please add $10. For worldwide shipping, please add $15.
Pledge 109$ or more: Get your Dark Grey or White NIBIQÜ. This will later retail for 149$. Free Shipping in the continental United States and Europe. For shipping to Canada please add $10. For worldwide shipping, please add $15.
Pledge 109$ or more: Get your Blue or Pink NIBIQÜ. Special offer for the 100 first backers. This will later retail for 149$. Free Shipping in the continental United States and Europe. For shipping to Canada please add $10. For worldwide shipping, please add $15.
Pledge 129$ or more: Get your Blue or Pink NIBIQÜ. This will later retail for 149$. Free Shipping in the continental United States and Europe. For shipping to Canada please add $10. For worldwide shipping, please add $15.
Pledge 130$ or more: Back Multiple Rewards: Select this level, add the total of the rewards you want, and enter that as pledge amount. For example, if you want two Dark Grey NIBIQÜ and one Kickstarter Green Limited Edition, you would enter $307 in the pledge amount (109+109+89=307). We will email you when funding is complete to reconfirm your order. Free Shipping in the continental United States and Europe. For shipping to Canada please add $20. For worldwide shipping, please add $30.
Pledge 199$ or more: BUSINESS PACK: 1 NIBIQÜ in any color, choose from White, Dark Grey, Blue, Pink or Green, with your company logo engraved on the back. This is a special offer that only will appear during the campaign on Kickstarter. Free Shipping in the continental United States and Europe. For shipping to Canada please add $10. For worldwide shipping, please add $15.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
We are on Kickstarter to get the world to know about NIBIQÜ and to reach our funding goal in order to meet the minimum order required by the manufacturer.
All funds will go directly towards the manufacturing of NIBIQÜ, including:
- Purchase of components and materials.
- Purchase production tooling.
- Engineering Support. Additional engineering support is required to finalize the design details for internal hardware.
- Building molds.
- Manufacturing services.
- Manufacturing control.
We have already selected a manufacturing facility and once we reach our goal, we will be able to finally start getting NIBIQÜ produced. We expect our first NIBIQÜ in your hands by May 2013.
We appreciate the opportunity offered by Kickstarter to share our passion. We hope that you expect the birth of NIBIQÜ with the same enthusiasm that we have had when developing it.
We hope you'll join us on this exciting project. Thank you for your support!
Q: Is it compatible with all generations of iPad? NIBIQÜ is designed to fit perfectly to the 2nd and 3rd generation iPad. We are working hard to make it compatible with the 4th generation ones.
Q: Can you remove the "L connection piece" from your iPad? Yes, and if needed is really easy. The "L connection piece" has been designed to fit perfectly in the iPad and remain in place. Once you have connected it to your iPad, you will never want to get rid of it.
Q: How can I ask for the international shipping? Overseas shipping is complicated and expensive, especially for small quantities. The prices of our rewards cover shipping only within the United States and Europe. People interested in NIBIQÜ from outside U.S. or Europe will have to pay an additional charge for overseas shipping, which is reflected in the corresponding rewards. We appreciate your understanding and support!
Q: Is Canada considered international shipping? Yes, we are asking our supporters from Canada to include the additional cost for international shipping. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Q: Is NIBIQÜ easy to use? As easy as wearing a shoe! Once the "L connection piece" is placed, you just have to get your iPad close to the connecting bar of your NIBIQÜ, magnets will do the rest!
Q: What will the retail price be when the Kickstarter campaign finishes? You will find it in your favorite stores or on NIBIQÜ´s website for $149 each, with free shipping to the U.S. and Europe.
Q: What is included in the package of each NIBIQÜ? The original and ultrathin NIBIQÜ keyboard and case, the "L connection piece" and a magnetic adapter for your 30 pin dock connector (lightning coming soon).
Q: What type of magnets are used? In order to make NIBIQÜ and your iPad become an inseparable pair, we have chosen Neodymium magnets, maximum lightness and great magnetic attraction.
Q: When will the first units be available? With Kickstarter and your great help, we plan to start delivery next May 2013. We are working hard to achieve this as soon as possible.
Q: How is NIBIQÜ powered? By connecting the "L connection piece" to your iPad. Forget about extra batteries and charging cables, they are a pain!
Q: Can I buy several NIBIQÜ with different rewards at the same time? Of course! All you have to do is add up the total of the rewards you want and pay the amount. When the campaign ends, we will contact you to provide you with a questionnaire where you can say the number of NIBIQÜ you want and where we have to send them.
Q: Where can I learn more about NIBIQÜ? We will be constantly updating our Kickstarter account to answer the questions of our backers and we will be also updating our Facebook page and our Twitter profile so you can see how a NIBIQÜ is made from scrath.
Q: Do you have any patent or industrial rights for NIBIQÜ? Yes, NIBIQÜ is the result of much time researching and working, so we have protected it with international patents.
Q: My credit card will expire before the end of the campaign. What should I do? If your purchase was not admitted, log in Kickstarter with your name and password and click "Action Needed" at the top of your screen. This link will send you to Amazon, where you can change your payment method. Backers have seven days to verify and modify their payment.
Q: Where do I choose the keyboard type I want? (English or Spanish) First select in your pledge the color you want. When the campaign ends, we will send you a questionnaire to confirm your details, the color you have chosen and the keyboard language.
Q: How do I pay the extra amount for international shipping? Just add the quantity needed for each case to your pledge, then select your reward and proceed to checkout.
Q: When will I specify my shipping address and info? We will send you a questionnaire at the end of the campaign.
Q: Can my "ship to" address be different from the one I gave to Amazon? Yes. We will send out a questionnaire after the funding is complete and we will ask for it at that time.
Note: NIBIQÜ will retail for $149. Nibiqü ® is a registered trademark. All Nibiqü products are protected by one or more U.S. and/or foreign patents or patents pending. Copyright © 2012 Nibiqü.
iPad® not included. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Risks and challenges
All great journeys begin with one little step and this awesome project has already given a few. We are aware of the long way ahead, but let's enjoy the journey, the essence of adventure, meeting new people and creating a great product for all of you!
NIBIQÜ has been fully prototyped (several times) and is ready for production. All the pictures above belongs to the working prototypes as they exist.
We've got a great team working on NIBIQÜ with the right skills and experience to fulfill the job. We also are in a recruiting process where highly motivated people will be welcomed, so we can make an awesome/unstoppable team.
Some risks we may come across with:
1.Supply chains: We have advanced the agreement with a manufacturer with enough capacity to meet our demands. Every part is perfectly detailed and ready for delivery to the production line. However, we still have to perform quality checks to ensure a great look and long life product for our backers. As a plan B, we are making arrangements with other manufacturers to back us up in case there were unforeseen manufacturing situations.
2. international Shipping: We aim to reach all backers who helped us launching NIBIQÜ. We have two distribution centers, one in San Francisco (California), that directly serve the area of the U.S. and Canada and other one in Madrid (Spain), in charge of logistics in Europe and North Africa. For all other countries that are not in those regions, we will arrange international shipments with the main courier companies in the world.
This wide dispersion may affect the organization and delivery delays. In order to avoid this situation, we will develop a comprehensive protocol for shipments to our overseas backers.
We are going to update our blog very often and stay connected with you, to look for your feedback. We have a very tight schedule so you will share with us every given step.
Thanks again for all your support!!
Diego and the NIBIQÜ team.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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