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Mr Fox's TechnologiesBy Mr Fox's Technologies
First created
Mr Fox's TechnologiesBy Mr Fox's Technologies
First created
£12,308
pledged of £80,000pledged of £80,000 goal
41
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 13 2016

About

Mr Fox’s is the first bag that combines premium quality leather and cutting-edge technology. It’s a classic bag, reinvented to become your modern-day digital assistant! It will charge your devices, never let you forget your essentials, remind you what to pack for work, and much more. With Mr Fox’s, you will be the coolest guy in the office, even if your colleague is the 007 himself. 

 

 

What makes this bag so amazing?

Say no to ever losing an item again! Mr Fox’s bag comes with Bluetooth tags you can attach to your valuables, so you always know where they are. Keys, wallet, laptop, notebook, Kindle, lunch box, engagement ring - you tag the items you care about, and Mr Fox’s will ensure that when you’re down on one knee, the ring is right there with you.

 

The last thing you want to be doing in the morning, is going through your bag to ensure you’re not missing anything. Let Mr Fox’s do that and send you an alert if you are missing any of the items you normally have in your bag, or if you forget the bag altogether. You’re better off using those few extra minutes to hit the snooze button once more!

 

Hey Jarvis, did I pack everything I need? While we won’t build you a Tony Stark-like AI assistant, we will integrate Mr Fox’s with most widely used AI assistants (Alexa, Google home etc.) so that you can simply ask Mr Fox’s if any of your valuable items are missing, or where have you left your bag. Take that Robert Downey Jr!

 

Don’t be that guy that’s sitting on the floor in the airport, charging his laptop. Instead use our powerful battery that will fully charge your laptop, charge your phone up to 5 times over, and also keep your tablet, smart watch, Bluetooth headphones, VR headset and smart umbrella charged. Gain socket independence - you deserve it!

 

You know those people that leave their ringer on LOUD, so they hear the phone ringing in the bag? You will not be that guy, as the bag will vibrate if you are getting a call while your phone is in the bag. Your colleagues will be thankful!

The strap will also vibrate if you forget your phone somewhere. For that, you will be thankful!

 

Ok, no innovation here. Just three timeless leather colours - tan, dark brown and black - sourced from high-end Italian leather tanneries. This leather will grow even more beautiful over time as it develops a rich patina.  

 

 

 

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Mr Fox's Bag Demo Video

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Ok, it's smart, anything else to it?

You bet there is! The non-technology features were also designed with a modern man in our minds. Each pocket, clip and strap is tailor-made to store and protect the essentials you carry around.

 

 

 

  

Will all this make the bag bulky and heavy?

No, not really. Mr Fox's Bag was designed for carrying everyday essentials, so we ensured there is enough space in it to carry all of those, but not enough for you to stuff it will all the unnecessary 'essentials' which will make the bag weight 10kg and ruin your back.

The Bag

 

 

The Leather

We take our materials very seriously, especially the leather! We've spent months searching for the perfect leather until Ivan finally found it in a town of Santa Croce sull'Arno, in the heart of Tuscany. All our bags are made with the best quality leather available, maintaining the full texture from the original cowhide. Thanks to that, your bag will develop the sought-after rich patina over time.

This leather is so nice that our manufacturers are convincing us that "we are basically giving this bag away for free"

The Battery

The most important thing to know is that our batteries will not explode and will charge all of your essentials. If you need more details, check out the table below. 

The Tag

Compact tags with a battery life of up to 16 months.

 

How do I get my hands on one of these? 

Pick the reward you are interested in, and pimp it up with a few add-ons. When the campaign is over, you will be able to choose which colour you want the bag to come in! 

Rewards? 

By becoming a backer of this project and picking a reward, you will essentially be pre-ordering the bag (or just the box). If you want to include any of the add-ons, just add the value of the add-ons to the value of the reward you chose. You'll get a special backer discount, and you'll receive your stuff before it is available in stores.

A minute of your time could make the difference in growing Mr Fox's community and making this project a suceed. Hit one of the buttons below and tag a friend or colleague who needs Mr Fox's Bag!

 

 

 

 

And you can deliver this, right?

We are 2 friends with a common passion for solving problems, with years of experience of building new products for world's biggest companies. Frustrated with not being able to find a bag we would actually like to buy, we decided that we will have to be the ones to solve the problem. 

While this is our first Kickstarter, we have done similar things before. Matija has already built one successful internet company, so he has plenty of experience with the nitty gritty of getting innovative products to the market. Ivan has managed the delivery of multi-million $ projects involving teams of up to 50 people. Oh, and he also designs & builds wakeboards in his free time.

We have poured our heart and soul into this, and where we didn't have the right expertise, we worked with the best to make this bag a reality!

Our design partners  

To make the bag really stand out, we partnered with Vilner - a design studio that specialises in transforming ordinary vehicles into dream cars. That is why some of our design features are truly one-of-a-kind, and why Mr Fox's is not an ordinary, but a dream bag!

Our manufacturers  

We wanted the bag to be produced where all the highest quality bags are made - in Europe. To our great surprise and pleasure, we found the right manufacturer in a small village in rural Bulgaria, where a family-owned workshop has been producing bags for high-end European brands for over 25 years! 

Electronics

The first electronics prototype was created by ordering components from hardware kit providers and assembling them in our garage (ok, it was actually a living room). We worked on it with an experienced hardware engineer to iron out all the issues until we were confident the electronics were ready to be carried around in the bag. 

While we currently have a full prototype, we intend to create a custom-made board for the final version. For that, we are working with a leading engineering company with 25+ years experience of developing communications and security systems. With our partner, we have finalised the board design and firmware architecture. Once the project is successfully funded, we are ready to press the GO button and start producing these babies.

Project timeline

This project has been in the making for over a year. With your help, we can push it over the line and make this a reality! 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

With every project that tries to bring something new to the market, there are certain risks involved. However, we are certain that with the experience we have, we will be able to deliver Mr Fox's bag in agreed timeline and specification.

Both Ivan and Matija have managed the delivery of large projects before, so they have ample experience with delivering projects on time and budget.

Our bag and hardware manufacturers are experts in their respective fields, with both having over 25 years of experience in delivering similar products. We have specifically chosen our partners for their expertise, but also for geographical proximity (both are based in Europe), which allows us to work closely with them and ensure the best quality products for our backers.

In short, we are confident we can deliver the product in a timely manner. Should any unforeseen issues come up, we will handle them with full transparency and care for our backers.

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