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icon6.gif  My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9196] Sun, 24 January 2010 13:01 UTC Go to next message
avatar dizingof  is currently offline dizingof
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For some time now i've been designing cool stuff for Iphone ( see my 3D videos on www.youtube.com/dizingof)

The following concept has few versions.. a key chain which hold a USB connector for Iphone - charge your iphone on the go where ever you can find a USB port... while visiting friends.. work place.. internet caffe.. etc..

This version is a "sexy" capsule that holds a small USB connector for Iphone:
index.php?t=getfile&id=2411&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2412&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/79260/my_buddy_1.html

And this version looks like a USB stick that does the same thing:
index.php?t=getfile&id=2413&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2414&private=0

http://www.shapeways.com/model/80852/my_buddy_5.html

(unfortunaly i ordered the capusle in black strong & flexible but it seems it was died in black-die instead... so the die smudged my USB cable.. Confused
index.php?t=getfile&id=2416&private=0

Another model that i ordered in BSF was made using the real black powder... and the color does'nt rubs off..

For some reason support isnt answering my emails... perhaps it is blocked by shapeways server or sent to the spam folder .. i dont know... any help from the stuff is appreciated )

Hopefully these designs may go Co-Creator soon. Smile



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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9198 is a reply to message #9196 ] Sun, 24 January 2010 17:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

please contact us at service [ at ] shapeways [ dot ] com

Did you use the contact for or the above email address?

regards,
Pete
Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9373 is a reply to message #9198 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 05:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thats actually pretty cool. I just uploaded a basic iPod stand into my shop and have been trying to think of some other ideas that could go into a stand design.

Did you create this with a constant wall thickness? I dont know what else is out there that may be just like your model, but it looks like you could make an injection mold and make a million of them. Id consider buying one. Probably would want to try to make an RTV mold first, but I think you have the start to a pretty neat little product here.

Let us know when you release it to be printed! Its in my favorites list for sure!


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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9374 is a reply to message #9373 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 05:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Have you contacted Apple to make sure you can use their logo on your product?


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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9383 is a reply to message #9373 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 11:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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rawkstar320 wrote on Fri, 29 January 2010 05:42

Thats actually pretty cool. I just uploaded a basic iPod stand into my shop and have been trying to think of some other ideas that could go into a stand design.

Did you create this with a constant wall thickness? I dont know what else is out there that may be just like your model, but it looks like you could make an injection mold and make a million of them. Id consider buying one. Probably would want to try to make an RTV mold first, but I think you have the start to a pretty neat little product here.

Let us know when you release it to be printed! Its in my favorites list for sure!


Hi , Thanks

To which of the 2 products do you refer? the capsule? or the "iphone usb stick stand" ?

I hope to have this product go Co-Creator soon allowing a customer to add a text to the capsule or to the "usb stick/stand" and sent to him/her with the tiny Iphone usb cable inside.

the wall thickness is 2 mm and indeed very strong.
i will experiment with the color version and see how it goes.

dadrummond,

that's actually not really the Apple's logo .. it has 2 bites ..
but if it will be a problem i will replace it with... a heart? Smile





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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9385 is a reply to message #9196 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 13:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If they're anything like a certain lighter company, they may not even want you saying that your product will work with their product.


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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9386 is a reply to message #9383 ] Fri, 29 January 2010 13:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Haha -- do whatever feels right; a heart is unlikely to get you in any trouble. I think it's always good to think ahead to what will happen when your product is a huge success. Smile Good luck!


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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9452 is a reply to message #9196 ] Mon, 01 February 2010 13:15 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Always good to see practical and useful gadgets being made; good on you!!
Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9530 is a reply to message #9452 ] Wed, 03 February 2010 16:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was referring to the capsule in particular. The others dont look too difficult to make moldable.

Btw, I really like the iPhone Dock 2. Simple, but nice design.


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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #9532 is a reply to message #9530 ] Wed, 03 February 2010 16:57 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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rawkstar320 wrote on Wed, 03 February 2010 16:19

I was referring to the capsule in particular. The others dont look too difficult to make moldable.

Btw, I really like the iPhone Dock 2. Simple, but nice design.



Thanks,

I wanted to go Co-Creator with the capsule but i have to wait 3 weeks... i'll let you all know if and when.

shapeways admin: I really hope a designer here in this community has full copyrights on his design/idea ..



Basically i thought of this: once a customer orders the capsule with the color of his choice and a customizable text "Tommy loved Debby" etc.. , he will be sent the capsule from shapeways and the tiny charging cable will be sent by me by a registered mail.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2528&private=0


What you guys think of this method?
what do you think would be a killer price for this product?
Has anyone here made some realy serious sales, quantity wise from his shop ? Smile




Thanks all for your input.




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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #10502 is a reply to message #9532 ] Sat, 06 March 2010 11:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Guys it is now a co-creator ! Smile

http://www.shapeways.com/model/98922/my_buddy___keychain__li fe_saver__for_iphone.html

let me know what do you think


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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #12071 is a reply to message #9196 ] Sat, 24 April 2010 04:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hello shapers Smile

I'm glad to report that this tiny USB connector for iPhone / iPod /
Touch in a customized key-chain capsule is now back on sale +
you get a direct link to order the tiny USB connector straight from
dealextreme.com at only $1.64 including shipment!

(You're all familiar with this website ..my 1 year experience with
them proved they are reliable and safe to order from)


http://www.shapeways.com/model/98922/tiny_usb_charger.html


Now you can have a sexy unique charger on the go!
Add it to your key-chain and never worry about low battery - just
look for a USB to connect to - ex: at your work place,
school's PC, internet cafe, or while visiting friends place etc...



BTW, by installing a FREE App you can turn your iPhone/iPod
Touch into a USB stick ! - you can move music, movies , files,
between your iphone and your friend's iphone - no need to buy
or carry another USB stick.



If you have any questions please feel free to MSG me Cool



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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #12695 is a reply to message #9196 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 07:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi, really interesting and useful concept.
I'm new here, and it's my very first post, but why are all the items on your shop appearing as "Not for sale"?
Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #12696 is a reply to message #12695 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 07:42 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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cattkitt wrote on Tue, 11 May 2010 07:10

Hi, really interesting and useful concept.
I'm new here, and it's my very first post, but why are all the items on your shop appearing as "Not for sale"?


Welcome ,

Simply put , after 8 months.. i came to a conclusion that shapeways members are pro/semi pro 3d modelers - they are not the traffic that would buy (my/others)3d designs...

I don't think one can pitch to a pro..

Still, this is a great platform to make your own designs for your self.. or just for fun/hobby as i do.

Cheers


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Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #12697 is a reply to message #9196 ] Tue, 11 May 2010 07:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you for explaining it.
Love the concept of the iPhone charger stick. It's a shame you haven't been able to get the encouragement of sales and go on to develop more concepts. Back in the day when I was buying for a family with lots of gadget mad individuals, it would have been the ideal Christmas gift to give everyone, and I'd have been thrilled to find it available in a gadget outlet.
Re: My Buddy - USB charger on the go for Iphone [message #13238 is a reply to message #9196 ] Fri, 28 May 2010 11:08 UTC Go to previous message
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Hey all

Just though you might want to look at the new USB stick charger for iPhone that i uploaded again to my store with some cool modifications + reduced material cost.


http://www.shapeways.com/model/123026/usb_stick_for_iphone.h tml

You order the tiny USB cable from dealextreme (link provided) for just $1.64 with free shipping.

Insert it to this USB stick and tuck the connector in it's place.
No need for any tools or glue - it all fits perfectly and tightly.

Oh and it's also a Co-creator so you can dedicate it to a family member , co-worker or your BOSS ! Very Happy


Enjoy !


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