About this project
This is where it all started. Three years ago you backed our vision to make the World’s first WATERPROOF, RUGGED, BATTERY BOOSTING & SOLAR POWERED iPhone Case.
The Kickstarter community supported us before anyone else even knew we existed and you blew us away with your support and pledges. With your help, we’re determined to take you further on your adventures.
Your support has made Snow Lizard what it is today and we’re back to give the Kickstarter community an opportunity to propel our vision for tech in the outdoors.
BUT WAIT...THERE'S MORE!!!
Just when you thought our SLXtreme cases couldn't offer any more features, with your support, we’d like to offer two innovative and fully integrated solutions.
Our SLXtreme line is already the World’s first and only Waterproof, Rugged, Battery Boosting and Solar Powered iPhone case, and now, we want to add the following:
1. Dedicated Satellite GPS for completely off grid adventures that take you beyond cell tower and Wi-Fi reception.
2. Expandable memory that you can customize with any Micro-SD card to save, store, and share unlimited photos and videos of your Extreme Lifestyle.
Can you imagine being powered and protected from all elements while on any adventure with the freedom to take unlimited photos and videos?
Or going completely off grid while still being able to track your journey with dedicated Satellite GPS.
It was never possible…..until now.
SLXtreme 6 Nav
The Navigator Series
Takes it up a big notch with a Bad Elf™ GPS + GLONASS receiver chip embedded right inside the case. Now adding worldwide location support to your iPhone without internet connection or a monthly subscription fee! The SLXtreme 6 NAV, powered by Bad Elf, provides faster, more accurate satellite positioning even when away from cell towers; up in the sky, out in the woods, or at sea.
When you load your iPhone into our SLXtreme 6 NAV case and launch our SnowLizard app, it'll locate you in seconds. Once connected, open any of over 100 of the most popular apps to begin tracking and navigating through your adventure.
We have partnered with Bad Elf to produce not only a waterproof case but the highest accuracy GPS on the market to match your active lifestyle. Whether you are hiking, boating, skiing, or flying your own plane, the SLSXtreme 6 NAV, powered by Bad Elf, is the perfect accessory.
SLXtreme 6 Micro-SD
The SLXtreme 6 Micro-SD
Features a removable Micro-SD card for your iPhone to be able to save, store, and share all your life’s Adventures.
When you load your iPhone into our SLXtreme 6 Micro-SD case and launch our SnowLizard app, it reads the micro-SD card. You can then use our SnowLizard app to manage and browse through your files or transfer data between your device and your Micro-SD card.
The SLXtreme 6 Micro-SD takes is up a notch with expandable memory up to 128GB. Swap cards on the go or empty onto your computer for memory on the go.
Night Black, Signal Orange, Safety Yellow, Winter White
RUGGED MIL-STD 810G
Designed and built to meet or exceed the U.S. Military Test Standards to withstand a wide range of conditions including the following: Low Pressure High/Low Temperatures Temperature Shock Shock, Falls from up to 2m/6.6ft. Wind-Blown and Freezing Rain Humidity Fungus Rust-Resistance Sand/Dust Exposure
WATERPROOF – IP-68
This is the standard for Ingress Protection from water and dust. The number 6 is the Highest Rating for protection from solid particles, like dirt, sand, dust and debris. The 8 is the Highest Waterproof Rating for depths up to 2m/6.6ft. for up to thirty minutes.
Integrated 3000 mAh battery with integrated lightning connector and Micro USB recharging port. Press and hold charger button to extend iPhone power by more than 150%.
- UP TO + 23 HRS ADDED TALK TIME*
- UP TO + 18 HRS ADDED VIDEO TIME*
- UP TO + 83 HRS ADDED MUSIC PLAYBACK TIME *
*extended times vary by iPhone model and other variables.
Full touchscreen access to call, text, capture your amazing photos/videos and share while your iPhone is powered and protected in the case.
- Bottom-loaded, double-locking Nickel-Alloy safety latches.
- Integrated carabiner loop so you can secure it to your backpack or favorite lanyard.
- Rubberized side grips to make it easier to hold when wet or dirty.
- Incredibly easy to slide your iPhone in and out of the case without compromising its waterproof, rugged integrity.
- We stayed away from conductive materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, though we think they are very cool, they also reduce reception.
Snow Lizard Products was formed to create mobile accessories that Protect, Power and Enhance the usability of portable smart devices in the great outdoors. Our phones have become a part of our daily lives which make them susceptible to water damage, drops and, running out of power and space when you need them most. SnowLizard has always believed that the consumer should be able to take charge of their next adventure.
We launched our first campaign through Kickstarter with overwhelming support starting with the SLXtreme 4 (Aqua Tek S) which was the World’s first and only WATERPROOF, RUGGED, BATTERY BOOSTING & SOLAR POWERED iPhone Case. That success propelled our company to expand the SLXtreme line to include the iPhone 5/5s, iPad 4 and iPhone 6 (currently in production).
SLXtreme in the News!
Risks and challenges
We've previously manufactured and successfully brought to market other SLXTREME iPhone & iPad cases (SLXTREME 4, SLXTREME 5, SLXTREME iPad 4th generation). We are focused on the quality and timeliness of this project.
We have partnered with experts in the manufacturing of waterproof housings as well as the development of Apple certified electronic components. Your pledges will help to ensure this project is successful.
As we kickoff this campaign most of the major tooling has already been completed. We are making adjustments to the molds while testing individual components. This attention to detail will help ensure the quality of your case.
As with all new projects, there are inherent risks.
• Product Development
• Supply Chain
We want you to have your SLXTREME 6 Micro-SD or SLXTREME 6 Nav unit as soon as possible. Here’s how we plan to deliver your SLXTREME case to you.
May ~ June: The Kickstarter Campaign will be active. During this time we will continue to refine designs and streamline the development plan.
June ~ September: Development phase, the Nav and Micro-SD along with the accompanying apps will be finalized during this time. This includes the final design, tooling, testing (reliability, immersion, and shock), validation, and Apple certification testing.
October~November: Mass production will be underway for both the Micro-SD and the NAV features. This will include the building of the production line, assembly of your unit, product validation including immersion testing of each production unit, quality assurance and final packaging.
October – Micro-SD will begin shipping to customers.
November – Nav models will begin shipping to customers
We have learned from previous product launches that there could be challenges in the fulfillment and manufacturing of the products. Here are some of the risks:
• Product Development – We are building the World’s Only WATERPROOF, RUGGED, BATTERY BOOSTING, SOLAR POWERED, MICRO-SD STORAGE / NAV iPhone case. As a result, there is more complexity to this product than typical non-Xtreme cases you would see in the market. Each one of these features brings its own set of unique challenges which need to be validated prior to mass production and shipping.
• Supply Chain – Some of the components we use are custom made while others are off the shelf. The custom components require their own tooling and preparation, while off the shelf components are subject to supply and demand. Either way, both can encounter long lead times to acquire. We are already tracking lead times and working with suppliers to minimize these risks.
Snow Lizard is working with manufacturers who have years of experience delivering exceptional products in mass quantities, but there’s no doubt that there will be some surprises along the way. Our experience, combined with our manufacturing partner’s expertise will ensure that every obstacle is addressed and corrected to continue to provide the best possible product for you, our EXTREME customer. Should we encounter any unexpected delays or issues we will make sure to update and inform you as soon as possible. We will also let you know how we are addressing and resolving those issues.
Please help us continue providing the world’s most innovative cases for your Extreme Lifestyle. Click on ‘Back This Project’ at the top of the page, or help us spread the word by sharing with your friends and family. Every pledge amount brings us one step closer to reaching our goal.
Have a question? We’re here to help.
If you have a question during or after our Kickstarter campaign, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
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