Engadget – “SUPER CUBE for smartphones”
Gizmodo – “a one-inch cube you’ll never want to leave home without”
CNET – “Fund This…Seriously”
GearHungry – “WonderCube outclasses all…”
HIGHSNOBIETY – “…another step towards a future”
StupidDope – “Brilliant!…Change your technology life!”
SlashGear – “WonderCube is such a wonder to behold”
TrendHunter – “INCREDIBLE…max functionality with min payload”
Gizmag – “…a WHOLE LOT of functionality…in 1-inch”
iBlashPhone – “CRAZY…a must have accessory”
AndroidCommunity – “a one-cubic-inch powerhouse”
NEOTEO – “Excellent idea of integrating all these functions”
CoolMaterial – “…on the go management just got a whole lot easier”
Microsiervos – “This ultimate accessory has a lot of gossip”
Android-Hilfe – “Most sensible idea I’ve seen so far”
Yahoo News – “Your many wishes in a tiny accessory”
36Kr – “Swiss army knife for smartphone”
Innoros – “Breaking all records with its rich features…”
Trenologi – “It keeps a million secret within a tiny figure”
3C – “this tiny cube will let you shine”
Our Frustration: We all know how WONDERFUL a smartphone is. We also understand how frustrating it is to carry around all of your smartphone accessories. The “classic” tangled cables, power bank, phone stand, OTG memory…the list is endless.
So a year ago we challenged ourselves to create a better solution. One that’s packed with essential functions you’ll need on the go…in SMALLEST SIZE POSSIBLE! We wanted to create a better companion for you and your phone.
Introducing WonderCube, the world’s smallest all-in-1 mobile solution for on the go generation, small enough to sit on your fingertip. It can unfold and transform in many ways to meet your needs for:
No tangled cable. No mess. WonderCube features a foldout flexible USB cord measuring 3 inches when extended. Neatly folded in just 1-inch, the cube is completely covered without any exposed contacts. It’s incredibly durable and compact. A cable designed to be with you everywhere!
Is your fellow phone asking for juice all the time? No problem! Grab WonderCube to power it up on a trip, at a cafe, in car, at work or anywhere on the go. The built-in gold-plated connectors ensure quick charging through any USB port…to keep you connected!
Get the best viewing angle, every time. Portrait, landscape, it all works!
Always hungry for more space? Plug in WonderCube OTG to expand your phone for another 64GB. Free up memory or transfer photos, movies and songs during your next trip. It also works perfectly as a normal USB stick to transfer files from computer.
(Note: OTG function currently works on Android devices only; iOS version will be available in our upcoming stretch goal. See below for stretch goal information.)
We all know that desperate feeling holding a drained phone. Never again! Now, a Battery Charger is integrated in your keyring. You can always give an emergency boost to your phone! Just pop the top open and plug in a 9V battery which can easily be found in any nearby store. (To give an significant boost of approx. 3.5 hrs extra talking time for iOS & Android devices, including iPhone5, 6 & 6+, Galaxy S4 & S5)
WonderCube is a fully functional cable for quick file transfers and back up. A quick and handy way to sync up your photos, music and videos…even when your network is not available…
Whether you’re coming home late or trying to find something in the dark. WonderCube has you covered with a convenient LED mini torch.
Go minimal. One tiny accessory is all you’ll need.
Colours: express your lifestyle and stand out :Available in 4 colours. You can pick between Black, White, Blue and Green. The Blue and Green WonderCube are available as stretch goals.
Personalised: with your name or slogan :
Make it your own or give it to a special one.
WonderCube is made of durable ABS and its foldout USB cord is made of flexible thermoplastic elastomer. Weighting approx. 20grams. Measureing 3 inches (76.2mm) when extended, and just 1 inch (25.4mm) when closed.
Compatibility: WonderCube comes with 2 versions: Apple lightning and micro USB connector. It is compatible to the market majority smart devices.
Smart devices are great. They make our lives more convenient and certainly more productive. Yet, they have always come with quite a number of accessories, which individually provide solutions such as charging battery, standing up your phone for the perfect viewing angle, storing and syncing data…etc. However, many of them are bulky and easy to forget.
Our quest was simple:
We believe it’s time to re-think a better way to carry those “solutions” with us.
Multiple solutions in 1 design? It just NOT ENOUGH! It needed to be portable, easy to use and fit into our daily lives naturally. Obsessed with simplicity, a utilitarian and intuitive UX (user-experience) design, we set to create the smallest possible product that included multiple essential solutions in one simple design. The result was a small and lightweight 8-in-1 product that you will love. WonderCube is reliable and useful in every situation.
Design evolution of the WonderCube from paper mockups to rapid-prototypes
We spent the first 2 and half months examining how people use and carry smart accessories. We talked to people to understand which accessories they usually carry around and what they like and dislike. Inspired by the data we collected, we then started brainstorming and sketching thumbnails to better imagine solutions for them…and if there any latent needs we might be uncovering.
We narrowed down and focused on the following aspects: Charging, Data storing/transferring, Emergency relieving. We also marked some common frustrations for carrying and using those accessories:
Once we were set on several key directions, we moved from paper to action. We built quick prototypes using clay and paper, to get a hand-on experience for better understanding the strengths and weaknesses of our concepts. Having evolved through several versions, we moved to rapid prototyping and tested with users. We believe by putting our ideas into actual contexts and by acquiring feedback through user testing, the design evolved to better meet the needs of our users.
A year later and we are ready to present the fruits of our labor to you — and we couldn’t be more proud. WonderCube, it revolutionises the way you carry and use accessories. It’s ultra-portable and exceptionally functional. All of this was only made possible by the endless pursuit of elegant and efficient design, paying attention to every detail (and every millimetre…) and selecting the most advanced engineering techniques.
Let’s make WonderCube a reality!
With your support, we expected to be able to start delivering WonderCube to your hands in Autumn 2015.
We are fully committed to WonderCube and have spent over a year in development. The journey from concept to our finished product has been challenging and exciting. We couldn’t be more pleased with WonderCube; a design that is so small and compact, and able to combine 8 features into a simple and sleek cube structure–nothing could be more efficient. It’s amazing, really.
Even though we have put a considerable amount of time and effort into R&D, we are still well prepared to face any upcoming potential challenges and risks during various manufacturing stages: tooling, final debugging, quality controlling, testing and production run. We believe that by keeping a constant communication and good relationship between all parties actively involved in overseeing and discussing in various processes will help us reduce the amount of risks and to overcome any upcoming obstacles. For sure we would love to share with you, our backers all the sweet and bitter we will have for making it happens!
Another challenge is to sort out the most efficient way to get WonderCube to every backers’ hands as soon as possible (and without delay) We are setting up an in-house logistics team which will be focusing on searching the right logistics partner. We will do our best job to deliver the excitement to you on time, in both a reliable and cost-effective way.
The biggest challenge for us is to spread the word of WonderCube. To share with people over the planet about our excitements and enthusiasm of building a product that challenges the status quo as well as brings new pleasant experience to everyone. We are counting on the Indiegogo community to help spreading it out and finding those who share the same vision.
This is really awesome to share our first Indiegogo project with you. We love Indiegogo and the way it keeps creators and backers always in touch regardless of time and place. We are looking forwards to build a close and friendly relationship with our backers and we can’t wait to post and share any exciting updates and pictures on this platform. If you have any questions or suggestions to us, please don’t hesitate to leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as we could. We believe your participation will surely help evolving our project.
Finally, thank you for checking out our very first Indiegogo project!