This funding will be used to further the development of the smaller formfactor lithium battery as well as write an iOS & Android file serving application. All rewards will include access to the proprietary file serving app to download for free on their respective marketplaces.
I want to create Servio to use its
own Wi-Fi network, and connect to devices using a web browser or a compatible smartphone app. Up to 8 people can be connected to Servio
at once using the built-in file server.
Servio can be used as a media access point. While in your car with the kids, you can stream music to
the front seat and movies to the back seat at the same time. The
kids can choose their own movies or music to enjoy on their individual devices.
Servio can share
your files with multiple devices simultaneously. Don't make everyone gather
around a single screen to see the latest family pictures and videos. Now
everyone can share and enjoy photos and videos on their own device.
Servio will be simple
to use as it is functional. Servio will have a rechargeable
battery that will get you up to 5 hours of uninterrupted access wherever you go. Save
and access files wirelessly, or plug Servio into a computer's USB port to
drag-and-drop your files. It works with new and existing apps.
Plug your MicroSD
card directly into Servio’s card slot to quickly view and easily transfer files
back and forth from your smart devices. You can even store and stream HD video and audio. Servio has
a built-in multimedia
server that gives you the opportunity to watch movies or videos, and listen to music wherever
you are. Plus, you can use it to have an expanded storage space on those devices that are limited in storage size.
Servio is compatible
with smartphones, tablets, and computers, including iPad, iPphone, iPod Touch,
Windows Phone 7 and Android devices. It allows compatiblity with many apps. You
can use the built-in WEP2 secure access with hardware encryption/decryption.
You can connect
to Servio using Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with a range of up to 160’. Servio has a USB
2.0 High Speed connection. Servio has a Micro-SD push-in/push-out card slot
which can be expanded to a 64GB Micro-SD Card.
Am I Creating Servio?
I came up with the idea
of Servio (my first prototype) out my own need of upgradable storage space and
the ability to share my files at business meetings. Sure flash drives work but
you need a PC to plug them into. I couldn’t get those files to my iPad unless I
connected to a computer and stored them locally. In my line of work I have a
lot of files (photos, PDF’s, drawings, contracts, etc...) that I need to carry
around. Not all of them fit on my iPhone and iPad. This problem coupled with my
love for Apple products (obviously memory upgrade is an issue), led me to tinker
with wireless storage. I believe that everyone
can do with a little more storage space and better access to their files.
The greatest benefit is that it hangs from my key ring. I only need to turn it
on. Not only can I get to any of my files at any time but I could share them
with anyone I so choose. Business never became easier. In less time to turn on
my iPad and search for any type of file, I could use any personal device
(Android or Apple) to show them what they needed to see. Everyone loved the
idea, but asked if I could make it smaller, so here I am.
Why Am I Doing a Kickstarter Project?
If I raise $8,000 then I can do a first
run. A small portion will go to the finalization of the smaller form factor of
the lithium battery. And in-turn, it will lower the retail cost so that I can
offer Servio to you for $90.
I Want Servio to be Hanging from EVERYONE'S Keychain!!
How Am I Going to Manufacture the PCB's & Cases? Hey, How about that iOS & Android App? Tell Me Some More!
I am collaborating
withLynx Tech. They are the perfect choice for me since they can
supply the PCB’s and wireless chips in an environmentally responsible way. They
are also located in the USA. I worked closely with them to get the board ready
for manufacturing. With their help I will be done manufacturing the first run and
can start shipping by September. They have a lot of experience meeting
The cases are coming from CTPP. With nearly
30 years in the industry, CTPP has earned a reputation as precision plastics
fabricators specializing in custom plastics machining with a clean, well-run and well-organized company, modern
plastic machining processes and tools, and knowledgeable, experienced
leadership. Currently they are awaiting my sign-off on the final design. They can
turn around an infinite amount of cases in no time at all. I am waiting for a more
accurate count of orders to choose my final label design. I have something
special in mind for all of my backers!!
The iOS & Android
applications will be written by me. I have been working on these apps day &
night for the past 6 months. I can safely say that they will be available on
their respective marketplaces by the time I ship.