A damp wetsuit on a cold winter morning can be a nightmare, and we love enjoying our favourite water sport also in the winter mornings. That is why 2 years ago we decided to engineer the Blawesome Wetsuit Dryer.
Little by little, we ended up with a surprisingly effective dryer, but we wanted to create a product that worth its name, "Blawesome", a jaw-dropping device far beyond a simple dryer.
So we worked hard for it. We integrated several cool and handy add-ons, like the deodorizing pearls and the Smart Magnetic Hook, and invented a unique fold & slide system that guarantees an extraordinary compactness: Hanger, dryer, deodorizer, magnetic hook and cable cord fit in a 5,5” tall Cylinder, shorter than an iPhone™ Plus.
We believe the result, is actually Blawesome.
Blawesome dries your wetsuit by blowing 360CFM of warm air inside your suit. This amazing airflow triples any other drying product you may find, and it is the key point to get a quick and uniform dry in all your suit.
But what makes Blawesome actually awesome is its unique Fold & Slide system and its handy add-ons!
Feel the Blawesome effect in 6 simple steps.
Blawesome's deodorizing pearls magically vanish.
What makes Blawesome such a handy gadget is that it integrates a never-seen-before powerful air blower PLUS a series of clever add-ons, all within a 5.5” tall unit.
Blawesome's design has been developed over a 2 year period, over the course of 11 prototypes, tested with friends and colleagues, water-sport enthusiast as your own, to ensure its usefulness, compactness and robustness.
Its unique fold & slide design makes it incredibly small when folded: only 5,5 inch tall cylinder when folded including inside all the add-ons, shorter than an iPhone 6 plus. Once deployed, it grows to become a sturdy oversized hanger, perfect for holding a wet wetsuit.
We are done with the design and the production plan, we have selected top quality suppliers and we are ready to deliver worldwide. We need your help to proceed to the next stage: we want to scale up to mass production in order to offer Blawesome at a price that everyone can afford. In exchange of your generous and early support, we offer Blawesome at an incredible price for KickStarter Backers.
Why we need your help to scale up to mass production? We need to invest in significant fixed costs that are only justified with minimum demand from early adopter users like you. More specifically, by expensive tooling we mean specifically: the Injection Mould for all the ABS plastic parts, and the need to wholesale the best quality motor and components from one of the most reputed manufacturer from Japan. We need a minimum amount of preorders that we have estimated in 2200 Units worldwide. This is why we are asking the Kickstarter community, as well as the Surfing, Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, SUP, Diving, Kayaking, Bodyboarding, Canyoning and all watersport lovers community to support the project and help us bring Blawesome to the world.
We believe that our goals are reasonable and achiavable, as in only 1 month we got significant support and response worldwide: our precampaign video got more than 10.000 views in less than 10 days accross our different social profiles, our website is receiving almost 500 unique visitors every day and we receive hundreds of supporting messages. Remember that we are releasing only 2200 Units at a discounted price, which means that less than 1% of the people that liked Blawesome will be able to purchase his or her unit at any of the incredible discounted prices that we are offering for the backers on Kickstarter.
Don’t miss this opportunity!
- Car connection: 12v / 120w max
- Home connection adaptor: 110v/220v 250w max
- Dimensions closed: 143mm x 91mm x 91mm / 5,5 “ x 3,6” x 3,6”
- Dimensions deployed: 297mm x 365mm x 91mm / 11,7” x 14,4” x 3,6”
- Weight: 580gr / 20,5 oz
- Turbine maximum speed turn: 18.000rpm
- Turbine effective diameter: 85mm / 3,4”
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Risks and challenges
Fortunately, we are not building drones or electronic devices that are subject to much bigger uncertainty.
In our case, we will make use of well know and tested technologies and components. In particular, the following:
+ ABS Plastic injection molding technology: a technology well known, very refined and used across many many industries. The uncertainty in this field is basically related with the mold manufacture. We rely on an experienced local industrial plastic manufacturer based in the north of Spain, an important industrial region where several European top brands manufacture part of their components.
+ Electric Motor: our motors are manufactured by a Japanese electric motor manufacturer that has been producing this exact model for the last 25 years. Is a rock solid model, well known, that you probably already tried in several appliances such as Electric Drills, RC Cars or even Airplane Drones. There is plenty of stock of this motors worldwide, so unless the ship sunk on their way from japan, we should be on time with the delivery. And if it sunk, we will be able to re-purchase directly in Europe (2200 units that is our goal is a relatively minuscule amount for a wholesaler).
+ Product certification: we expect to pass the TÜV certification as soon as our first products come out of the factory. For us, quality and safety is our first priority, this is why we want to pass the most demanding tests.
In consequence, once we secure the funding, we expect to have our mold ready to mold within a frame of 6 weeks (by mid October), so we expect to start mass production by the end of October. Considering our objectives (2200 in total) we are confident that we will be able to fulfill our delivery commitment: December 2016 for the first 650 Units, January 2017 for the next 1.550 and February 2017 for the rest.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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