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€12,253
pledged of €50,000pledged of €50,000 goal
133
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, July 4 2016 5:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

Rollo is an exciting new lifestyle gadget for charging mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices. The cable can easily be rolled up and stored by a simple push on the button. Rollo comes with a micro USB (type B) connector and a Lightning adapter. Rollo is designed and built to the highest quality standards to ensure a safe, intensive use.

Just pull out the cable and you’re rolling. No more untangling cables or loose wires. A simple push on the button rolls the cable back into its compact housing. Easy to use wherever you are: at home, at the office and on your leisure or business trips.

Rollo comes with a 1.5 meter (59") extendable cable, twice as long as most regular chargers. Because Rollo winds its cable inside you always have exactly the right length you need at any moment.

Experience the convenience of having a relaxed call while charging your almost empty battery. Enjoy having your phone or tablet ready and always within reach, even when the closest socket is far away from your bed, sofa or desk.

Since Rollo comes with a micro USB (type B) connector and a Lightning adapter, it’s suitable for most phones and tablets.

Rollo comes with a 1,5 meter cable and a free Lightning adaptor. Rollo will be fully CE-approved.

We are planning to launch a USA & Canada version after successfully introducing the CE-approved European version from this campaign. If you can’t wait for that, don’t worry: we’ve set a stretch goal to simultaneously start developing and certifying the US version.

We started in 2013 with a great idea and since then our team has grown significantly. We are doing the most important parts ourselves: design, engineering, marketing and supply chain management. We have selected excellent Dutch and German suppliers for all key components. Rollo will be assembled and individually tested at our German partner factory.

From left to right: 

Uwe Zierman - Engineer Rollo 
Arjan Hofman - Director Rollo
Robert Bouwmeester - Designer Rollo

We’ve combined Dutch Design and German craftsmanship for the best of both worlds. The starting point always was easy-of-use and simplicity of design.

Since early 2015 we’ve been testing critical components and prototypes. See below an impression of the inner spring which draws back the cable into its housing. In this prototype the housing was made out of transparent plastic to showcase the operation of the spring.

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An important component of Rollo is the custom-designed flat cable. We’ve made it flat provide a smooth operation and a great user experience. This video shows our very first test of the cable in the summer of 2015.

Until this point we have invested in Rollo with our own resources. For the final push to get Rollo into production additional funding is needed.

We’re looking for 50,000 Euro from this Kickstarter campaign. We’re going to fund the remaining 50,000 Euro ourselves, demonstrating our commitment to Rollo and our confidence that it will be a great success.

Risks and challenges

When Rollo is successfully funded, we will do everything in our power to ensure we meet our timeline. We’ve spent thousands of hours working to design and develop Rollo to be ready to hit the ground running as soon as our timer hits zero. We have intensively tested all critical components and have organized a professional supply chain with reliable manufacturers and partners in Germany and the Netherlands. We have made and tested many prototypes both mechanically and electrically in cooperation with renowned institution TüV Rheinland. We will deliver.

The most likely risks have to do with timing: making moulds for plastic components, time for production, assembly and quality control. Another important delivery precondition is the process to receive the official CE certification for product safety, which we’ve prepared in great detail. Safety is our first priority no matter what deadline.

Beyond that we don’t see any direct risks or challenges, but the path to get where we are now frequently reminded us that life always has a few surprises in store. Our diverse backgrounds and experiences will help us manage whatever might pop up. We promise to run this campaign with clear communication and full transparency.

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    You’re in for a lot of good fortune from here on out! Your donation encourages us to keep on working, and to say thanks we’ll add your name to our hall of fame credits list permanently!

    Estimated delivery: May 2016 untill end of times

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    EARLY BIRD

    Be among the first Rollo users and benefit from this great early bird package.
    You will receive one Rollo from our very first production run and be a proud member of the Rollo community.

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    KICKSTARTER PACK

    Be among the first Rollo users and benefit from this great kickstarter package.
    You will receive one Rollo from our very first production run and be a proud member of the Rollo community.

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    FAMILY PACK

    Be among the first Rollo users and benefit from this great family package.
    You will receive 2 Rollo's from our very first production run and be proud members of the Rollo community.

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    Pledge €200 or more About US$ 224

    OFFICE PACK

    Be among the first Rollo users and benefit from this great office package.
    You will receive 5 Rollo's from our very first production run and be a proud member of the Rollo community.

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    Pledge €500 or more About US$ 561

    ANGEL PACK

    Be a superhero and turbocharge our campaign.

    To thank you for this generous gift we will send you 4 VIP invites to our exclusive release event where you will also receive 4 Rollos.

    Not only that, but you’ll also get an original early prototype signed by our designer Robert Bouwmeester!

    And most importantly you'll become a special member of the Rollo community.

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    RETAIL PACK (incl. VAT)

    Show visionary entrepreneurship by becoming the first to offer Rollo in your (online) store.

    You will receive 20 Rollos ready to sell, stored in an attractive cardboard display!

    We will also send you 2 VIP invites to our exclusive release event.

    Price ex VAT is 599,- Euro.

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Funding period

- (40 days)