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PARALOBy PARALO
First created
PARALOBy PARALO
First created
$4,445
pledged of $38,000pledged of $38,000 goal
111
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 29 2015

About

 Seeing a world in virtual reality is breath-taking! You can explore different worlds, immerse into virtual environments, and embark on a thrilling journey around the world. At Paralo, we wanted to create a product that is simple to use so that anyone can easily enjoy Virtual Reality. Having tried different VR headsets in the market, we found similar headsets to be uncomfortable, easily breakable, and difficult to handle. All of which are far from what the VR experience should be: fun and simple. So we designed PLAY.

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PLAY's minimal and elegant shape reflect our thoughtful design vision to make the experience of virtual reality fun, casual, comfortable. The uni-body structure has a phone slot that accommodate over 30 smartphones. Every contour has been designed ergonomically to match facial features and hand gestures. Designed with kids in mind, it is drop-proof and water-proof! PLAY is perfect for any curious minds to explore virtual reality.

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Gyroscope sensor in the phone tracks your head movement, and VR apps match the rendered image to the current view direction. The gist? Everything is done for you! You can use our magnet feature to help with navigation. Otherwise, just look around as if your in real life!

Using PLAY is simple. Just follow these easy steps to experience VR immediately! Don't forget to look up!
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PLAY delivers the experience of virtual reality. It is a user-friendly device that allows you to have fun with virtual reality apps on your smartphone.

PLAY will be created out of high performance silicone rubber so it is durable, drop-proof, and water-proof. The texture is soft so PLAY can rests comfortably on your skin. Our design decisions are made to ensure the best virtual reality experience possible at an affordable price.

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The technology of Virtual Reality has taken a huge leap. There are a variety of apps in entertainment, gaming, learning, and experience. Whether you are on IOS or Android, there are hundreds of apps waiting for you. Simply download the apps onto your phone and use PLAY to experience a new world.

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When we say PLAY is for everyone, we really mean PLAY is for everyone! Regardless of your age or experience with virtual reality, PLAY is a toy that anyone can pick up easily and use to have fun with VR.
 

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We have come a long way in testing out the best design for a virtual reality device. As you can see below, we already have several working prototypes but we want to further raise the bar for our product. In doing so, we intend to share a well-produced consumer ready version with as many people as possible.


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We need your support to finish the final design and then complete the manufacturing step including the tooling and molding process. Then the product will be tested, assembled, and shipped out to our supporters as soon as possible. Here’s our estimated timeline that we plan to follow and deliver.

Our design allows more than 30 types of smartphones to slide into the right placement. Ideally, we would like to accommodate all phones. We are working our hardest to ensure the best experience for all phones in the market.  Meanwhile, please take a look at the compatibility chart below. 

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We are a team that brings technology and design together to elevate each other to new heights. We want to make the virtual reality experience accessible for everyone. 

Tony is our lead designer and the creative brains behind Play. Trained in Pratt Institute, Tony has won several design awards for his short time there. He spends his time thinking about the possibilities of products and imagining what the world needs next.

Shirley is the head of operations, and the pragmatic force of Paralo. She ensures our vision is brought to life by translating creativity into structural processes that will guide us to the completion of this project.  

Ke is the project manager, Cornell educated, a consultant by training turned hopeful entrepreneur, he wants to create a product that is entertaining, fun, and allows you to see the world in a new way.

PS. A BIG shout out to Gonzo in the Wild and Pablo Cuello for such an incredible video and animation production!

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Check us out: paraloplay.com

Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/paraloplay

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/paraloplay

Tweet us at: twitter.com/paralovr

Email Support: info@paraloplay.com

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Risks and challenges

Like many companies that create new products, we face the greatest challenge in the manufacturing and distribution process.

Manufacturing Risk: We are striving to produce a high quality product which requires the correct tooling and expertise to complete. There are possible risks including delays during the creation of molds for this product. However we are working closely with tooling and manufacturing partners with the right experience and timely results. This means having contracted tooling and manufacturing partners who have years of experience delivering on products with a tight schedule.

Fulfillment Risk: We are striving to have the rewards delivered on time. This means there is a possibility things don’t go as planned for such as shipment delays, supplier issues, or labor strikes. To reduce this risk, our dedicated team has worked tirelessly in creating a network of reliable suppliers, manufacturers, assemblers and shippers and at least one backup for each step of the process.

With your support we are confident in overcoming any future challenges with dedication and courage.

Our goal is to keep the cost down so that more users can afford to experience virtual reality technology through PLAY which means the more support we can have from you, the lower the cost per unit will be. All this is possible with your support; please share the campaign on social media, tell your friends, and pledge to work together. Thank you for your time and support.

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    BIG THANK YOU: Big virtual hug! Without your support, we wouldn't be able to bring PLAY to the world, so thank you! Here, give us a virtual high-five!

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    PIECE OF PLAY

    Let your imagination explode! Show us your support and get an awesome Paralo graphic poster.

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    JOIN THE PLAY TEAM!

    ... and we'll send you a PLAY T-shirt to celebrate the launch of PLAY! Support PLAY and show that you’re a true backer!

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    PLAY EARLY!

    Get a head start for PLAY with an EARLY-BIRD launch special! Thank you for acting lightning fast!

    Includes free shipping to the US, and an option to have your name on our webpage as part of the founding supporters' wall!

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    PLAY!

    This is it! Experience virtual reality with PLAY! No assembly required, PLAY is that simple.

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    PLAY Round #2 here we go!

    Let's keep PLAYING! Get a PLAY and experience virtual reality with your smartphone!

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    PLAY! Round #3.

    PLAY is going fast! You deserve this because you are awesome! Join other PLAYers and have a blast with virtual reality!

    Includes free shipping to the US.

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    PLAY friend!

    Why play alone when you can share with your friends! By backing PLAY friend, you get 2 PLAYs so you can share the fun!

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    PLAY color!

    Want to be a bit unique? Choose from one of two additional COLORS (black or pink) we provide. Comes with PLAY poster from above.

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    PLAY family!

    Share the fun with your family and get a combo of 4 PLAYs. Remember, PLAY is for everyone!

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    PLAY party!

    Have fun and be expressive at the same time! Choose a combo of 4 PLAY colors and let the party begin!

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