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Poptheatr, LLCBy Poptheatr, LLC
First created
Poptheatr, LLCBy Poptheatr, LLC
First created
$14,719
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
114
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, February 17 2018 2:45 PM UTC +00:00

About

Poptheatr is your own private theater that provides you with a comfortable, personal viewing experience when watching on your mobile device. No longer will you face distractions and constant discomfort when you could be enjoying your movie or show to the fullest extent.

  • Poptheatr's dual driver speaker provides high-quality sound that immerses you in what you're watching.
  • The dark environment allows you to focus solely on the video.
  • The material allows for air flow throughout the theater, so you will stay comfortable the entire time.
  • Poptheatr collapses down so you can watch with cinematic quality wherever you go.
  • Your video is easy to navigate with the included Bluetooth remote control, with pause, play, skipping, and volume controls.
Pitching Poptheatr at The Diamond Challenge Entrepreneur Competition in March 2017.
Pitching Poptheatr at The Diamond Challenge Entrepreneur Competition in March 2017.

Poptheatr was designed after facing several inconveniences when watching movies on our phones and tablets throughout the years. We received the same general ideas from our peers regarding their ideal cinema environment:

The Problems Poptheatr Solves

Past Options - and how they fall short:

Cinema Headsets

  • Uncomfortable after strapped to your head for some time. 
  • Must be worn with headphones, which are unpleasant. 
  • Device's screen is too close to your eyes, causing dizziness after extended use.
  • Only compatible with phones, not tablets.

Mobile Projectors

  • Requires a dark environment with a surface to project onto.
  • No privacy while watching.

Tablet Bed Stands

  • Can only watch on a bed.
  • Require bothersome headphones to watch in privacy.
  • No privacy.

Poptheatr is the solution.

Entering Poptheatr, with video playing on an iPhone X.
Entering Poptheatr, with video playing on an iPhone X.
User review: "I really liked it. I couldn't hear the noise outside. It was dark inside and the sound was very loud."
User review: "I really liked it. I couldn't hear the noise outside. It was dark inside and the sound was very loud."

How to Set the Theater Up

Poptheatr can be set up in less than a minute.
Poptheatr can be set up in less than a minute.

The poles slide down into the sleeves, holding the theater up. The sleeves are then secured with velcro straps.

How to Begin Watching

Poptheatr works well with both phones and tablets up to 9.7 inches in screen size!

Your mobile device is placed 15 inches from your face, which is the best viewing distance to make the screen look its best and making sure you are comfortable after long exposure. You do not have to worry about your device falling on your face because the clear plate it rests on is stitched in securely.

The entrance to Poptheatr was designed with an adjustment zipper for easy accessibility. The zipper can be left unzipped or zipped all the way down while watching. Both options are perfectly safe and don't affect the viewing experience. When unzipped before entering and exiting the theater, it allows for simple entry no matter the size of your head.

View from under the theater with an iPad.
View from under the theater with an iPad.
View from under the theater with an iPhone X.
View from under the theater with an iPhone X.

Poptheatr provides your own personal space for relaxing after a long day. The polyester material provides darkness inside the theater and is breathable for long watching or resting sessions.

                             

The Speaker

The included wireless speaker is constructed with a beautiful metal frame and PU leather backing. It packs a long battery life of 8 hours, allowing you to enjoy a few full movies with it before requiring a recharge.

The dual driver speaker provides an outstanding audio experience and additionally acts as a power bank so you won't run out of battery after watching.

Don't worry about running out of battery while watching on-the-go; there is a 2500mAh power bank built-in to the speaker.
Don't worry about running out of battery while watching on-the-go; there is a 2500mAh power bank built-in to the speaker.

Videos drain your device's battery more than anything else. We considered that when picking the perfect speaker that not only packs incredible cinematic sound, but also a backup charge.

 The Remote

The custom-made Bluetooth remote for Poptheatr allows for easy control of your video while your phone or tablet is out of reach. It can pause and play the video, turn the volume up or down, and skip through videos (for playlists specifically). 

 The Carrying Bag

The Poptheatr carrying bag holds all components in an organized fashion. The poles have their own individual sleeves that keep the poles folded and ready for use. On the other side of the bag, a zippered pocket can fit the speaker, remote, and any other small accessories like the speaker's charging cable.

Poptheatr supporting 5 lbs (2.26 kg) of weight, with the plate slightly flexing. The recommended weight limit for long-term use is 2.5 lbs.
Poptheatr supporting 5 lbs (2.26 kg) of weight, with the plate slightly flexing. The recommended weight limit for long-term use is 2.5 lbs.

Poptheatr is very sturdy once assembled, and can only be collapsed upon itself once you remove the plastic reinforcement board and poles.

 Stretch Goals

We are two seniors in high school that met during our freshman year. Both of us are in the Engineering Academy at our school and have taken several engineering, business, and manufacturing classes. In our junior year, we worked on many projects together in our manufacturing class and decided to enter an entrepreneurship competition with our idea.

Applying the valuable feedback we received from industry judges, we worked to develop Poptheatr. It’s been a year of hard work and dedication toward making our idea a reality. All investments in Poptheatr have been our own so far. We need the funds from Kickstarter to mass produce the minimum order quantity set by the manufacturers.

Samir and I are looking forward to letting the world experience Poptheatr!

Risks and challenges

We have received near-perfect samples from, and have maintained contact with, three manufacturers (one for each component) over the past several months. Each company has years of experience in the industry and will be able to mass produce Poptheatr with ease.

We also plan on visiting the factories in China to validate the final design and make sure the units are produced according to our strict requirements.

The biggest challenge at this point is managing the fulfillment in the quickest way possible. We have been working on figuring out the most efficient way to receive the manufactured products and arrange them for delivery to each of you.

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