Rivo Case is the world's slimmest iPhone charging case! It is flat as a coin, and used for charging your iPhone with any USB device. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on December 2, 2012.
About this project
Rivo Case - Feel at Home The World’s Slimmest iPhone charging case!
What is Unique in the Rivo Case?
Case is the world's slimmest iPhone charging case! It is flat, slim, and used
for charging your iPhone with any USB device.Simply plug your
Rivo Case into any USB port of a Computer, Printer, Car, TV’s and other
devices, and charge away!.
Rivo Case also is used for the backup & transferring of data. Simply connect your Rivo Case to any computer and copy pictures, videos, contacts and music, to and from your iPhone.
Rivo Case in the news:
PhoneReviews - "an iPhone case that allowed you to charge your iPhone with any USB device,"
FirstPost - "The slimmest iPhone case charger"
RunAroundTech - "That means you’ll never have to remember to bring your iPhone’s charging cable with you."
Stuff.TV - " A simple, yet effective, solution to an ongoing problem."
Wontek - "All you need to do is plug it directly into a USB port"
Grind365 - "used for both charging your iPhone and backup"
BiteMyApple - "charging your iPhone with any USB device."
TrendHunter - "quite literally the slimmest iPhone charging case"
TechNationNews - "an integrated, flexible sync and charging cable"
GadgetSin - "connect to your computer for charging or syncing"
Rivo Case there’s no need to carry a charger anymore!
Rivo Case is designed to achieve maximum efficiency with minimum space. We chose a Flexible Silicon for easy access, and a hard frame to ensure the safety of your iPhone.
Case is offered in a verity of 3 colors for iPhone 4S / iPhone 4.
Rivo Case is also Available for iPhone 5 in black & red colors.
Photo above is of the final prototype of the Rivo Case.
explanation on how to open the Rivo Case USB connector
simply unfold the flexible USB Connector out of the back of the case and connect to your computer.
What makes Rivo Case better than the competition?
found several products out there which are all bulky and uncomfortable to fit
inside your pocket. Some of them are made from a few separate parts which could
be lost as they are detachable.
We set ourselves apart by making the Rivo Case both functional and aesthetically pleasing. The iPhone case itself is very thin and is as slim as a coin! In fact, the Rivo Case is only 2mm thick! The USB connector is flexible and easy to use. Simply open it, and connect it to any available USB port.
Photo of the final real prototype of the Rivo Case.
How did we design the Rivo Case?
The Rivo Case prototype and final product were engineered with the most advanced engineering software available. Our engineers and product designers perfected the computer model until it achieved our high quality standards. After a few months of engineering, prototyping, and testing, we have a completed the design that meets our goals.The Rivo Case is functional, visually pleasing, durable, useful and most importantly charges your iPhone battery wherever and whenever you want.
The image above is a photo of the actual Rivo Case prototype in Clack & Red Color.
Once the engineering stage was done we were able to create a few working prototypes from the computer models. Using these models, the manufacturer can fully understand how to prepare their equipment that will mass produce the final Rico Case.
The image above is a photo of the prototypes of the Rivo Case.
How will we manufacture the Rivo Case?
that the engineering and prototyping phase is complete we are ready to jump
into the manufacturing phase. The Rivo Case will be made from two types of
plastics: ABS Plastic, which would be used as the hard frame of the case,
and TPU, which is a form of Thermoplastic Polyurethane,
to be used as the flexible but yet durable plastic material.
The Rivo Case would be made in a process called plastic injection molding. The way this method works is that small plastic beads are warmed to a temperature of thousands of Fahrenheit, melting the plastic down to liquid form. The plastic is then injected into a big metal mold which shapes the plastic to the final form of the Rivo Case. Once this stage is complete, the plastic gets cooled down, and later inspected to ensure the quality of the product.
The plastic would be over-molded on top of the electronic parts which would include the IPhone Power adapter and ultra-thin USB cables, and their thickness is 0.25mm.
The image above is a 3D CAD of the final Rivo Case, showing how all the final components assemble together.
How will we use kickstarter's support?
invention is patent pending, and now we are ready to jump into the next stage
of production. This is why we need kickstarter’s help to get the Rivo Case into
the market place.
Your support would be used to cover initial startup costs which will allow us to begin production. Creating the metal molds which are used in the production process of the Rivo Case costs tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore we must get fully funded in order to go into production.
We want to thank you for your time & support in making our vision into a reality. With your assistance, if indeed we get fully funded; we would be able to get you the Rivo Case around March 2013.
The image above is of the final Rivo Case prototype
PLEDGES OFFERING LIST:
$1 – Thanks! Many Thanks for
$5 – Thank you List - You will appear in out thank you list on our Rivo Case website.
$25 - T-Shirt - Get a Rivo Case Special Edition T-shirt (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International)
$35 - EARLY BIRD Black & Red Rivo Case for iPhone 4/4S (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International) (400 Backers)
$40 – Late Worms Black & Red Rivo Case for iPhone 4/4S (add +$5 Canada and +$10 International )
$45 – Special Edition. White & Green or White & Turquoise for iPhone 4/4S (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International )
$45 - EARLY BIRD Black & Red Rivo Case for iPhone 5 (100) (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International )
$50 - Late Worms Black & Red Rivo Case for iPhone 5 (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International )
$60 - iPhone 4S Rivo Case + T-shirt (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International )
$70 - iPhone 5 Rivo Case + T-shirt (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International )
$100 - Custom Print Rivo Case- Your name in the back of the Rivo Case for your choice of model (iPhone 4/4s or iPhone 5 model). (Free Shipping to the USA add +$5 Canada and +$10 International )
$500 - Meet the Designers - Rivo Case for iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5, delivered by hand in Miami, so you could meet the design team, tell them your feedback on the Rivo Case and sit down with them for a nice tropical dinner.
$1000 - Collector's Edition 1 - A Unique stainless Steel Rivo Case, your choice if it is for iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5 model.
$5000 – Take me to Burning Man Festival! :)
get a Rivo Case 4S/5 Black & Red. And, get yourself packed as you are going to one of the wildest festivals in the world! The festival is held in Black Rock Desert in Nevada, the world wide famous festival with lots of art & amazing self-expression. This includes: 2 flight tickets inside Domestic USA, 2 entrance tickets to the festival, a new tent for 2 people & cooking equipment.
Rivo Case Special Edition T-shirt
Risks and challenges
The Rivo Case has been fully prototyped and is ready for production. All photos shown are of the working prototypes and finalized CAD illustrations! Our team is built from 3 professional product designers; we have designed and executed hundreds of products prior to the Rivo Case, including a few iPhone cases. Therefore we have great knowledge on how to make the Rivo Case launch successfully.
Challenges we would we need to overcome are:
A. Manufacturing. We are working with manufacturers as we need to coordinate with them the entire production efforts. We will need to verify that the manufacturer would stand to our quality standards. We intend to have our own inspectors at the manufacturing site at every step of the way, verifying that the quality passes not just the manufacturer's QA but also our inspector's QA.
B. Shipping. We will need to verify that the products ship in a safe manner from the manufacturer to our warehouse in Miami, Florida. From there we will need to make sure that the shipping goes out to our kickstarter supporters.
C. Marketing. After launching the product we will need to identify and contact various retailers which would like to carry the Rivo Case. Trying to sell your product in wholesale quantities is a hard challenge. We intend to find various contacts by going to tradeshows, and identifying buyers from various retail chains which we would be able to work with.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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