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Purple Orange FactoryBy Purple Orange Factory
First created
Purple Orange FactoryBy Purple Orange Factory
First created
HK$ 32,275
pledged of HK$ 194,500pledged of HK$ 194,500 goal
138
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, September 28 2018 11:02 AM UTC +00:00

About

It has happened to all of us at some point: you want a cold beer after a long day travelling, you need to change the SIM in your phone for your new location, your glasses have come loose or you just don’t want to hold your phone while watching your favourite TV show. 

T’Spin is designed to offer a solution to all of these problems (and more!) and with a tool that is both well made, easy to carry and fit for purpose. Simply throw T’spin into your travel bag, hook it onto your keyring or keep it in the glovebox of your car and you know you will always have the perfect answer to those travelling conundrums. 

As with all great ideas, T’spin was born out of necessity. We saw a need and we decided to fill it. 

Actually, it was a very typical story of being in a hotel room, buying a few beers from the local shop (its cheaper than the hotel bar!) and realising that you have no way of getting those beers open. It’s frustrating and annoying and most of all you wonder why hotels don’t offer this one simple gadget. Then, what if you need to keep your cables tidy or store your SIM card? Or maybe you just want a gadget that you can use to relieve stress, such as a fidget spinner?

So we got to thinking. What other gadgets do we need to carry with us when we travel and can they all be represented as one tool? It needed to be compact, easy to use, hardwearing, functional and cool too. We wanted something that would cover all our needs from that cool beer, to SIM storage, phone stand and stress relief. It was a tall order, but T’spin was born.

The journey of design always starts with an idea and ends with a functional product. But there are many steps in between and for us, that part of the process is just as exciting as any other. We worked hard to decide on how the T’spin would look, the tools it would need and how they would work as part of the product. Many many drawings, CAD designs and 3D prints were produced before we came to our final design.

It needed to both work and to be beautiful - the cornerstone of minimalist design.
It needed to both work and to be beautiful - the cornerstone of minimalist design.
Smartphone Stand: Movies / Conference Calls / Selfies
Smartphone Stand: Movies / Conference Calls / Selfies
Dual Nano Sim Card Holders: Store Your Sim Cards Securely
Dual Nano Sim Card Holders: Store Your Sim Cards Securely
Sim Card Eject Pin: Never Lose This Essential Tool
Sim Card Eject Pin: Never Lose This Essential Tool
Bottle Opener: Right There When You Need It
Bottle Opener: Right There When You Need It
Tiny Screwdriver: Perfect For Your Glasses
Tiny Screwdriver: Perfect For Your Glasses
Cable Organizer: Tidy Up and Keep Things Neat
Cable Organizer: Tidy Up and Keep Things Neat
Carabiner Clip: Attach Securely To Your Belongings
Carabiner Clip: Attach Securely To Your Belongings
Fidget Spinner: Never Get Bored Again
Fidget Spinner: Never Get Bored Again

Dimensions: L75 x W50 x H3 mm
Weight: 35g
Materials: Titanium / Stainless Steel / Silicone Rubber

High quality Titanium is used for the main body of the T’spin which is strong, durable and lightweight, it also naturally resists rusting and corrosion. Precise CNC machining is the only way to achieve the finest detail especially the sim card slots. The cool stain finish of T'spin is done by a post-processing of sand blasting. To produce the tiny SIM ejector pin, acid etching process is used. Then the pin will be attached onto the main body by a silicone decoration dot which is made of premium grade silicone. The T’spin is TSA approved and is designed without sharp edges in order to be fully compliant.

We did a drop test for T'spin and the SIM card stayed in the SIM holder securely
We did a drop test for T'spin and the SIM card stayed in the SIM holder securely
The SIM card stayed well after strong shakes
The SIM card stayed well after strong shakes

We have worked hard to design packaging that is as beautiful as the T’spin itself. We use three layers of EPE foam to give the ultimate protection and the outer sleeve has a minimalist feel. We want the product to have the “wow” factor when presented as a gift.

There are one T'spin, one spare ejector pin and three spare decoration dots (black, yellow and blue) inside the premium gift box set.

Render of T'spin packaging design
Render of T'spin packaging design

Our aim is to have the T’spin available as the perfect Christmas gift in 2018. We fully understand that we will encounter some challenges along the way that might hold us back from meeting these goals - but we have worked hard on the design and the testing process to ensure this product works and is ready for production.  

We are experienced professionals when it comes to product design and while this is our first Kickstarter project, we understand the importance of involving our backers in the process on a regular basis and keeping you all informed on where we are and how everything is progressing. The timeline below gives you a good idea of where we are right now. Things might change - but we will always tell you if it does.

We are Edward To and Tommy Ng. We work together in Research and Design and as part of our job we travel together often. Over a few of those beers (that we finally managed to get open!) we discovered our shared love of design and our concept was born. Both of us graduated in design and engineering and even won a design award. While a university career has its benefits, it is nothing compared to learning on the job - and we have done that too! Our backgrounds are suited to design, but we also both have a shared passion for business and entrepreneurship. Each of us has worked in business to bring concepts to the market. Not only do we specialise in design and ideas - but we understand the complexities of the market, the project management and the financial commitments involved.

Say "hello" to us at hello@pofty.co. Stay tuned with us and get exclusive promotions by our social channels.

Shipping

We will use e-Express service to ship your items, e-Express service offers essential online tracking data of the items. e-Express now covers 33 destinations around the world, it may take 7 to 14 working days for mail items to reach recipients for most destination cities. e-Express Service items destined for overseas destinations are traceable on the websites of their postal administrations within six months from the date of posting.

 

Risks and challenges

In order to minimize all potential failure of this product, we put a lot effort into refining the CAD, reviewing 3D print mock up and testing the functional prototype. We have a reliable manufacturer supporting us on developing this item. Once the campaign has finished, we are ready for production.

Although we are experienced professionals in product development, this is our 1st Kickstarter project and we understand that there maybe some challenges that are out of our expectations which can cause some delay. We will prioritize the satisfaction of our backers and promise to keep you updated.

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    ≈ 28USD - Subscriber - 1 x T'spin Set

    (38% Saving - RRP - 45 USD) One complete T'spin set including one T'spin, spare sim card eject pin, three decorative pin dots (black, yellow, blue) and premium gift box.

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    ≈ 33USD - Early Bird - 1 x T'spin Set

    (26% Saving - RRP - 45 USD) One complete T'spin set including one T'spin, spare sim card eject pin, three decorative pin dots (black, yellow, blue) and premium gift box.

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    ≈ 38USD - Travel Solo - 1 x T'spin Set

    (16% Saving - RRP - 45 USD) One complete T'spin set including one T'spin, spare sim card eject pin, three decorative pin dots (black, yellow, blue) and premium gift box.

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    ≈ 61USD - Early Buddy - 2 x T'spin Set

    Multibuy Saving (32% Saving - RRP - 45 USD) - Buy one for a friend or loved one and treat yourself to one also.

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    ≈ 69USD - Travel Buddy - 2 x T'spin Set

    Multibuy Saving (23% Saving - RRP - 45 USD) - Buy one for a friend or loved one and treat yourself to one also.

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    ≈ 128USD - Travel Union - 4 x T'spin Set

    Multibuy Extra Saving (29% Saving - RRP - 45 USD) - Union together and get 4 T'spin sets in one go for even more savings.

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Funding period

- (45 days)