smrtFOB - Never Think About Charging Again (Canceled)
smrtFOB - Never Think About Charging Again (Canceled)
World's MOST intelligent charger & PERSONAL-ASSISTANT app, charges wirelessly, reminds you to charge it and take it with you, & more!
World's MOST intelligent charger & PERSONAL-ASSISTANT app, charges wirelessly, reminds you to charge it and take it with you, & more! Read more
About this project
Our Second Kickstarter, and best yet
From the creators of bKey comes smrtFOB: a smart-powerbank to charge your devices that fuses a modular design which allows you to customize its features, state-of-the-art wireless charging and an app with our breakthrough intelligent notifications. smrtFOB takes the thinking out of charging by reminding you to recharge it and bring it with you if you forget
"The world's smartest battery charging device" - The Huffington Post
"This sounds amazing - I can't wait to test it! The founders thought of everything - impressive." - Trae Bodge, Smart Shopping Expert
"This All-in-One Device Charger Is a Forgetful Person’s BFF" - Jeremy Quittner, Fortune
"the most gadgety gadget that’s designed to keep other gadgets alive" - Ashley Carman, The Verge
Product Features and Benefits
smrtFOB is much more than just a battery: we’ve built-in Bluetooth key-tracking, an app with our patent-pending intelligent notifications, a removable cable, and the ability to easily add features through its modular design
Intelligent Notifications - Charge Reminders
You've probably got a lot of important things to remember in a day and we think remembering to charge your devices shouldn't be one of them. We created a smrtFOB app, which will recognize when you get home (or another preset location) and that your smrtFOB isn’t charging and send you a reminder to charge it
Intelligent Notifications - Calendar-based suggestions
With our patent-pending breakthrough intelligent notifications, smrtFOB can connect to your calendar and suggest modules to bring with you based on your schedule: like if you’re travelling the next day or have a heavy day of meetings, it can suggest you bring extra battery modules with you.
We created a beautiful charging surface using state-of-the-art Rezence wireless charging technology, so you can drop your keys onto it in either orientation and without any fuss and your smrtFOB will always be charged and ready for you to use when you leave your house. You can also plug your phone and a module into smrtFOB and place it on the charging surface for all of them to charge
Power Bank - Built-in Battery
We need our devices charged at all times. That's why smrtFOB comes with a built-in battery that'll extend your phone's battery up to an additional 5 hours:
Power Bank - Battery Booster Module
Sometimes you need more juice, am I right? Whether its for travelling or a heavy day of meetings, smrtFOB can easily add more battery by plugging in a battery booster module which adds up to an additional 7 hours on top of the 5 hours of built-in battery, giving you up to 12 hours total
If you can’t find your keys, no problem! smrtFOB will even help you locate them using our key-tracking features built right into our app. Take advantage of our proximity radar OR map-based location tracking
Flash Memory for iPhone / Android
Ever wish you could increase the capacity of your iPhone or Android phone? Your wish is granted! With smrtFOB's flash memory module you can increase your phone's storage by 32GB. So if you want to watch your favorite movies or TV shows on the go or you just need more space to take photos or videos on your phone's camera, we've got your covered!
Gone are the days where you have to choose a dedicated power bank that only works with one type of device. We might own an iPhone and a Micro-USB bluetooth speaker OR maybe you decide to switch from an iPhone to an Android device or vice versa. With smrtFOB's built-in AND removable cable you no longer have to choose. smrtFOB is future proof and comes equipped with a standard USB port built-in
Built-In USB = Charge Anywhere
We built-in a male-USB adapter so you can charge your smrtFOB in any USB port for those times you’re not at home.
Open Hardware Ecosystem
Our existing lineup of modules are only just the beginning. We’ve begun to make strategic partnerships with hardware manufacturers to bring new modules to smrtFOB and we're counting on you, our community, to tell us what you want to see most!
Coming Soon - Eve Labs Dev. Kit
For all the innovators out there, we're excited to introduce you to our friends at Eve Labs who specialize in teaching kids and adults the basics of hardware. They will be creating the first development-kit module, so beginners and pros alike can build their own custom modules for smrtFOB
What's Under The Hood
That's up to you! Customize smrtFOB to suit your needs. Whether you chose the standard smrtFOB or add-on modules, your smrtFOB comes jam-packed with awesome features!
We’re a team of dedicated tech-enthusiasts, engineers and creatives looking to truly innovate and improve people's lives through design and technology. After successfully launching our first product on Kickstarter, delivering it and speaking with our customers at length, we knew there was a huge opportunity to offer a solution to a problem that no one was addressing: that we all have too many gadgets to remember to charge and bring with us and making our lives even a little simpler and easier was a universal want that we knew we could solve.
We joined the District 3 Incubator at Concordia University over two years ago and have put together an incredibly talented team, mentors, coaches and business partners to help ensure that an amazing product gets delivered to you, our backers. Our supply chain is in place and the prototypes on this page and in our video have been manufactured by our suppliers who we’ll be using for mass production, and now we just need your support to bring smrtFOB to market and change the way we charge technology forever.
Please be advised that we are not responsible for any duties, import tariffs, taxes and/or additional fees relating to the delivery of your reward to your local country. Our shipping fees cover shipping charges only and do not cover any other fees relating to the delivery of your reward.
Additionally, shipping to any country outside North America could potentially be delayed or cancelled depending on the feasibility of local product approval and/or certification requirements and/or local import regulations. In the event of cancellation, your pledge will be refunded to you.
Risks and challenges
Delivering a high-quality, premium product with unparalleled user-experience to our backers is our ONLY priority. Our focus has been on putting in place a reliable supply-chain and contingency planning to ensure prompt delivery and mitigate risk for our backers. Our strategy is three-fold:
1) Built functional prototypes using the manufacturers who will be mass producing the product for us post-Kickstarter. This front-loaded the risk of manufacturing by necessitating that technical roadblocks would be overcome prior to our Kickstarter campaign
2) Sent our production team to Shenzhen, China in June 2016 to meet with our manufacturing partners and contingency plan by locating backup suppliers in the event of manufacturing issues post-Kickstarter
3) Joined District 3 Incubator, made strategic partnerships with experts in supply-chain and built an amazing team here in Canada with the technical expertise to assist our manufacturing partners in the event of unforeseen challenges post-Kickstarter
We now have preliminary agreements with our manufacturers and have working prototypes in hand. We will no doubt face challenges relating to mass-production and shipping and logistics, but we have gone through these challenges before in delivering our first product and are certain we will overcome whatever challenges we face ahead of us.
We are so grateful for your support and can't wait to get smrtFOB into your hands soon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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