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SEK 142,074
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 15 2015
SEK 142,074
pledged of SEK 1,000,000pledged of SEK 1,000,000 goal
90
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jul 15 2015

About

SKUGGA are sunglasses with dynamic tinting control, letting you live up to your full potential in all lighting conditions. SKUGGA uses an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the tint to your current environment. In order to get the perfect tint for the situation, you can manually adjust your shades via the SKUGGA-app; simply swipe the controller and enjoy your custom tint.  

• Automatically adjusts the tint according to your current environment
• Manually adjustable tint by using the SKUGGA-app
• No buttons or ports – SKUGGA charges through induction
• Sensor to log your daily UV-light exposure
• Frames adapted for the possibility of integrating prescription lenses (RX-able)
• Protects 100 % from UVA and UVB, even when at the lightest tint

For users of prescription glasses, SKUGGA’s frames make it possible to integrate prescription lenses from your local optician, so you can wear your glasses around the clock. No need to bring both reading glasses and sunglasses to the beach, just bring SKUGGA.

To see our Kickstarter video in higher quality, please visit our Youtube Account. For better quality pictures visit our Website

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"Unlike other photochromatic lenses that adjust for to compensate for UV-exposure, the Skugga sunglasses can be adjusted when the brightness of the light is the issue." -TechGuide

"Just like Apple Watch, SKUGGA sunglasses charges wirelessly, using induction charging technology. So no more old school ports and charging cables required. [...] Just imagine yourself, reading your favourite detective with smart, kick-ass sunglasses." - WEWEARA

"There are plenty of fancy sunglasses available on the market. Not too many of them are as smart as SKUGGA." -Gadgetify

Award-winning product designer Mikael Ericsson and the SKUGGA team have created a unisex design with high quality details and materials. Naim Josefi, top fashion designer and winner of Project Runway Sweden, has been advising the team during the process. SKUGGA is available in three models; Intense, Classic and Black Edition. Black Edition is our limited Early Bird offer.

BLACK EDITION (EARLY BIRD)

The Black Edition SKUGGAs is the very first model we will produce and ship. Black Edition will have a matte structured finish, as this model will be produced before the manufacturing tools are polished. This is a model that will never be available again – so make sure to get your pair!

 INTENSE

With a variety of contrasting colors on the inside, Intense is the braver of the two models. Intense comes in a white or black front with a glossy finish. For a more secure fit, Intense has (removable) rubber details at the end of the temples.

CLASSIC

This more exclusive model comes in a satin matte finish. The inside of the temples is dressed in soft ecological leather with carefully selected stitched seams. Classic has a black front and a luxurious creamy beige or crimson red on the inside.

CHARGER

SKUGGA are equipped with wireless charging through inductive components. If you choose to back us by purchasing a pair of SKUGGA, you will also get one of our custom USB-chargers (as seen in the SKUGGA-movie). You simply attach the clip over the right temple, and your shades will soon be ready for another sunny day. 

As SKUGGA uses inductive charging, you will be able to use your shades together with a number of wireless chargers. We have the goal of reaching the Qi-standard for SKUGGA, but it is a challenging task as we want to keep the size of the temples down. We will keep you updated and come back with a list of existing chargers that will work for your SKUGGA.

SKUGGA lets you have full control of your hands while having the optimized vision for your current situation. SKUGGA is optimal for driving, sporting, shopping or any other activity when your surrounding light might vary during time. 

Imaging yourself driving during a bright day and entering a dark tunnel – SKUGGA will be there for you, adjusting the tint. If you prefer to adjust the tint by yourself, just swipe the controller in your SKUGGA-app and there it is! 

In comparison to photochromic glasses, that adjust the tint depending on the UV-light, SKUGGA can be used while the light but not the UV exposure is the actual issue. Photochromic glasses does not work while driving or being indoors, making them limiting in the everyday life. Moreover, SKUGGA adjusts the tint way faster and can give you a darker tint. 

Since SKUGGA lets you integrate prescription lenses, there is no need to bring both your sunglasses and prescription glasses while going to the beach, or any other place – just bring SKUGGA. 

SKUGGA is developed to be super easy to use while looking like a true fashion accessory. All people look really good in SKUGGA – check out all the amazing people below!

The true beauty about SKUGGA is the fashionable design in combination with high quality technical features. If you didn't know better, you would probably believe it’s just really good looking sunglasses. The truth is that we just hid all the techs very wisely.

The tint functionality in SKUGGA Eyewear is made possible with sophisticated liquid crystal (LC) technology from the Swedish company LC-Tec. Their electrically controlled switchable filters are highly suitable for use as tint technology. A low voltage applied to the filter defines the amount of light that is passed through it, and the amount of tint can be changed from one level to another within a few milliseconds. To learn more about the technology, please visit LC-Tec's Website

 EVOLUTION OF SKUGGA PROTOTYPES

The prototypes uses squared LC-filters, which will of course not be the case for the products. In order to make the frame shaped filters, an expensive manufacturing tool is needed. 

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SKUGGA is a simple product to use and understand. You can choose between the Auto and the Manual mode simply by switching with one push on your smartphone app. Through the app you can also control the maximum, the minimum and the average tint when your SKUGGAs are in Auto. Of course, you can swipe the controller in the app to get your exact customized tint for the moment.

Don’t have the time to pick up your phone to quickly change the tint or the mode? Swing your right temple about 20 degrees and your SKUGGA will flip between Auto and the two tint presets of your choice.

By pre-ordering your SKUGGA Eyewear today you will not only get them earlier but also for a special price. We're sure there's at least one color that will suit your taste.

Top Notch Design is a design and engineering company situated in Stockholm, Sweden. We specialize in advanced product development in the fields of injection moulded plastic, mechatronics, electronic housing and project management. 

Our Team is a mix of industrial designers, design engineers, electrical/mechanical engineers and experienced project managers. Since 2005 we have assisted the industry to create successful and innovative products, which has resulted in hundreds of completed projects, over 50 generated patents and the highly prestigious Red Dot Design Award in 2014 and recently the iF Design Award. Please visit topnotchdesign.se for more information. 

 COLLABORATION PARTNER

With facilities housing advanced laboratories and a modern manufacturing line, LC-Tec is a one-stop-shop covering the full span from early R&D to volume supply. The company has over 25 years’ experience of LC device design and manufacturing, and is originating from eye-protection for welding applications. LC-Tec is today one of the leading suppliers of 3D projection technology for the world-wide cinema industry with over 2 000 installations of the patented and Disney-approved PolarSpeed®/DepthQ® polarization modulator. Other innovative products include the variable PolarView® ND filter, used by an increasing number of photographers and videographers. LC-Tec is a publicly traded company, listed on the NGM Nordic MTF stock exchange market. For more information please visit LC-Tec's Website.   

“We are always looking for novel applications in which our technology can add value, and the SKUGGA Eyewear project enables us to enter a new exciting field. We look forward to a close collaboration with the talented people at SKUGGA.” 
- Dr. Jesper Osterman, Managing Director at LC-Tec 

There has been a long way from the first idea of SKUGGA to where we are today. The step of taking SKUGGA in to mass production is a major step, and the reality is that this major step costs a lot. All money raised will in full go directly in to the last refinements and production.

So many people have helped us to get where we are today, and we are so grateful to finally be able to present our product for you. Although the development of SKUGGA is close to finished, we still need to reach the market. By turning to Kickstarter we have the chance of financing parts of our tooling, testing and certification. We hope you believe SKUGGA is as awesome as we do, and that you want to help us bring SKUGGA to the market! Remember, any pledge amount counts.

Risks and challenges

We have spent numerous months testing, designing and evaluating SKUGGA in order to make large scale production possible. We are truly confident that we can bring SKUGGA in to production and in to the hands of our backers, in time and according to the specifications.

However, every project of this caliber carries certain risks and challenges. SKUGGA is a merge of electronics, software and fashion, making us work in many manufacturing aspects and with several suppliers. The greatest risks are delays in tooling and delays in deliveries from our suppliers. We have taken possible delays in account when making our timeline and our goal is that we will be able to ship your SKUGGA’s earlier than planned.

Our experience of successfully launching brand new products before gives us great advantages when it comes to handling unexpected problems, dealing with suppliers and manufacturers, and keeping to our deadlines. We are eager to communicate with our backers, and we will make sure to give frequent updates about the status of the project.

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