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The future is upon us! Thanks to affordable quality electronics, we can have previously single-function objects become multifunction! We are here to take our completed, manufactured prototype through its final design phase. We need your help!
What is it?
The once mundane 'water bottle' has been transformed to be so much more!
When you're on the go, lugging around all your favorite gear can be restricting. Being light and agile means leaving good stuff behind. But not anymore! Introducing a brand new category - the SmartBottle!
Fluid Storage: Stay hydrated with 12 fluid ounces of your favorite beverage in the BPA-Free FDA approved bottle.
Detachable, Water-Resistant Bluetooth Enabled Speaker:
Connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth enabled audio device and enjoy your favorite music, podcast or audiobook through The HYDRA's compact-yet-powerful 3W speaker. Flip it, extend the rubber legs, and set it on a surface for even better audio quality!
No Bluetooth device? No problem! Connect via a standard headphone jack (cable provided) or tune in to local FM radio without the need for an accompanying audio player. No need to replace batteries, this speaker is rechargeable.
Charge Up Your Phone or other Electronic Devices: The HYDRA ensures you’ll never get caught with a dead smartphone battery again! The dedicated 4000 mAh power bank (with 2.1a USB output) ensures you’ll always have power whenever and wherever you need it.
Light your Way: For safety and convenience The HYDRA features THREE powerful light choices: standard WHITE for illuminating the dark...
... or FLASHING RED to alert others to your presence...
... or RAINBOW, color cycling to set the mood for your party.
Lightweight Design: The Hydra weighs just over one pound and is easily transportable.
Secret Storage: Use the Hydra’s hidden chamber to stash small loose valuables. The sealed, false rubber bottom will ensure that your keys and cash don’t take a walk without you.
Regardless of how 'outdoorsy' you are, you likely spend much more time at home. So we thought, what might make this device useful around the house?
The BEDSIDE COMPANION
When your device is not on a road trip, why not keep it on your bedside table, plugged-in so that it will be fully charged and ready for outdoor adventure at a moments notice.
The HYDRA has a beautiful lamp that will cycle through the colors of the rainbow. Add to that, The HYDRA SmartBottle: Nighttime Sleeper App and you've got sounds of the ocean surf, or summer rain, camping crickets, even light street noise to lull you to sleep.
If you wake up in the middle of the night with dry mouth, The HYDRA is there to refresh you. The water is FREE. So is the App. Available for iOS and Android.
The HYDRA is looking out for you on three fronts:
1. The translucent, frosted fluid chamber refracts light ensuring you'll be seen by approaching vehicles when biking or walking.
2. Wearing headphones isolates you from your environment - very dangerous when cycling! The HYDRA’s powerful built-in Bluetooth speaker pumps music into your vicinity, letting you retain an aural connection to the world (and any potential hazards) around you!
3. The hidden valuables chamber is useful for beach visits and picnics. The included alternative bottom has a storage space that will hold your keys, cards or cash. The chamber is protected by a flush rubber fitting and are impossible to detect without knowing where to look.
The addition of a microphone has turned the bottle into a speakerphone! If your music is interrupted by a phone call, you can take the call, hands-free, and then get back to your tunes.
We are currently expecting to make The HYDRA in a small variety of colors. Suggest your color scheme in the comments and we'll make mockups and add them to the page here. By the end of the campaign we will make final production color choices and allow all of our supporters to specify which of these colors they'd like their bottle to arrive in.
We need your help to take our fully-functioning prototype, that has all the internal components already in manufacturing, through a design update. The images above show the look of the update and the images below show the physical device as it is currently.
You can take The HYDRA wherever you go, keeping both electronic and creature comforts close at hand!
Take advantage of the Kickstarter SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL and get yours for just $20.00
Risks and challenges
All the electronic components, the circuit boards, the battery elements and lighting systems are fully tested, working and being produced for our prototype. We are here on kickstarter to facilitate a final marketable design, and to add some functionality improvements. We are working with a reputable manufacturing team and need your support to pay for the molds for the new design.
We know our backers will be getting a great product, at a great price, in record time (this campaign will ship within three months of closing. We mean it).
We don't need much, just a kick to go from industrial design to ready-to-inject moldings. Please let us know you'd like this product and we'll ensure it's in your hands fast!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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