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Steve SelfBy Steve Self
First created
Steve SelfBy Steve Self
First created
AU$ 1,745
pledged of 380.000 AU$ pledged of 380.000 AU$ goal
9
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 9 2017 2:00 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

It started with a beer. It ended with an Aussie design revolution.  

OZEPOD is your party in a pod - a portable Bluetooth speaker that keeps your phone safe from water and sand, your drinks shaded, and your music flowing with solar-assisted USB charging.

Where the Steves (Jobs and Wozniak) had their garage in Silicon Valley. Steve Self from Australia’s Gold Coast has his shed and his dog “JAX”.

G’Day, I’m Steve and OZEPOD was born in my backyard because I was sick of the dog knocking over my beer. I took a look at the pool fence and thought to myself, ‘He’d never be able to knock it down up there.’

And my idea grew from here!

  

Steve took himself into the shed and set about designing a platform to sit on top of his pool fence. “I gave it a bit of shade while I was at it,” he says. “No one likes a warm beer.” 

Then it occurred to him that his beer defender would be the perfect place for his phone too.

Having gone this far, Steve thought to himself, “What if it had some batteries and a little solar panel. A flat battery is about as much fun as a flat beer.”

“I was going to all that trouble, so then it seemed stupid not to build in speakers,” says Steve. “I’ve got four daughters and three grandkids, which means we spend a lot of family time at the pool and we like to have music to go with the BBQ.”

Steve took his garden-shed prototype to some professional industrial designers. They took Steve’s true blue Aussie ingenuity and spun it into a Cupertino-worthy innovation, all in a package we call the OZEPOD.

 

  

  

 

 

 

 

Steve got the OZEPOD this far; we’ve finished prototyping and our manufacturing partner is making final engineering edits to the open tooling as we prepare to ramp up production. We are looking to raise the money to help offset some of the tooling costs for this great product.  

This project was born in my backyard and has grown with the help of friends and family into a lifestyle audio product fit for use from the great outdoors to the pool, boat or balcony.

My wife even uses one of our prototypes when doing the gardening.

I am asking for the help of the Kickstarter community because I believe in this product & want to make my family proud by making this concept a reality!

  

  

  

FROM NEW YORK TO SYDNEY. OZEPOD IS AT HOME ON THE BALCONY, AT THE BEACH, CAMPING, ON THE BOAT OR AROUND THE POOL 

  

 

  

  

  

WE’D LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU WITH ANY QUESTIONS, FEEDBACK OR ENQUIRIES YOU HAVE.  

QUESTIONS
steve@ozepod.com
tony@ozepod.com
sales@ozepod.com

PR or MARKETING

  

The marketing and PR for the OZEPOD project was conducted by Remember Creative. A Sydney based Creative agency. For any questions regarding our approach to marketing the OZEPOD please feel free to contact us:

Michael@remembercreative.com
robert@remembercreative.com

remembercreative.com

  

Risks and challenges

I have always been hands on and technical, especially seeing it's part of my job. It's been an eye-opening year and a half improving and tweaking the design of OZEPOD, to make sure we got it right before showing off to the world. As with any Kickstarter, there may be a few hurdles yet to jump but we have aligned ourselves with a great team to minimise the risks associated with delivery of the products to our backers - we have mapped out fulfilment and shipping details. I am extremely happy with the quality materials we are using to produce OZEPOD, the planning we have done so far and I am excited about the next steps.

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    Pledge AU$ 2 or more About US$ 1.46

    A dog pat

    Steve will pat his dog for you. He'll even whisper your name as he does it

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    OZEPOD Bottle Opener

    (USD 12)
    And you'll receive an OZEPOD bottle opener

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    OZEPOD Drink Cooler and Bottle Opener

    (USD 20)
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    Pledge AU$ 160 or more About $117

    SUPER EARLY BIRD OZEPOD

    SAVE 36% OFF RRP
    (USD 128)

    A single OZEPOD package

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    Includes:
    • OZEPOD
    • Charging Cable
    • Battery Pack
    • Fence Adaptor
    • Insert Tray
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    Pledge AU$ 200 or more About $146

    VERY EARLY BIRD OZEPOD

    SAVE 20% OFF RRP
    (USD 160)

    A single OZEPOD package

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    Includes:
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    • Battery Pack
    • Charging Cable
    • Fence Adaptor
    • Insert Tray
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    Pledge AU$ 213 or more About $156

    EARLY BIRD OZEPOD

    SAVE 15% OFF RRP
    (USD 170)

    A single OZEPOD package

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    Includes:
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    • Charging Cable
    • Battery Pack
    • Fence Adaptor
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    Pledge AU$ 220 or more About $161

    EARLY BIRD OZEPOD + BAG

    SAVE 19% OFF RRP
    (USD 176)

    A single OZEPOD package with a duffle bag

    Shipping will be charged after the campaign. Please see the Shipping Chart below for costs by location and quantity.

    Includes:
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    • Battery Pack
    • Charging Cable
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    • Duffle Bag
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    Pledge AU$ 320 or more About $234

    EARLY BIRD OZEPOD TWIN

    SAVE 36% OFF RRP
    (USD 256)

    What's better than one OZEPOD?

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    • Battery Pack
    • Charging Cable
    • Fence Adaptor
    • Insert Tray
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    Pledge AU$ 400 or more About $293

    EARLY BIRD OZEPOD TWIN + BAGS

    SAVE 26% OFF RRP
    (USD 320)

    The whole kit and caboodle x2

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Funding period

- (30 days)