XiStera: Multi Tool For iPhone Multi Tool For iPhone by Alexander Werbickas

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
XiStera: Multi Tool For iPhone

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Multi Tool For iPhone

INSPIRATION:
Technology devices and gadgets have inspired XiStera to become a highly useful multi tool for your iPhone 5. A minimalistic design approach was taken in order to simplify multiple products to their purest form.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
XiStera is a compact, portable, affordable, and innovative multi-tool solution for your iPhone with eight highly useful features that fit in the palm of your hand. It includes a magnetic lens adapter, phone stand, tripod mount, headphone wrap, stylus, bottle opener, key chain, and optional LED lighting. Easily pocketable, XiStera goes anywhere anytime. In today's market, this unique mobile multi-tool fits perfectly on the corner of your iPhone while allowing you to work, play, create, organize, and much more on the go.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
XiStera is a unique multipurpose tool that offers eight useful functions to owners of the iPhone 5. XiStera includes a capacitive stylus for precise touchscreen operation, two notches to prop up the iPhone in landscape or portrait view, two mounting areas to attach the Apple smartphone to a tripod in landscape or portrait view, an area to wrap and store the iPhone headphones, and a magnetic lens adapter to attach a wide-angle, fish-eye, telephoto or macro lens. There’s even a bottle opener to crack open a frosty brew at a party. In addition, the two mounting areas on XiStera can be used for screwing in extra hardware to expand the tool’s core functionality. For example, an attachment can be installed on the portrait mount in order to use the XiStera as a key chain. There is also a version of XiStera that comes with a 32-LED light panel, specifically used for illuminating subjects when filming or taking photos. Beyond those accessories, a few different mounts that can be used on the windshield or dashboard of a car as well as clamp onto a bike. All three of those mounts come with a stretchable material that wraps around the outside of the iPhone to hold it in place. This would be ideal for rocky terrain when riding a mountain bike or when driving on a bumpy road. XiStera is customizable with multiple color options for the different types of lenses, stylus tips, and the bands that wrap around the iPhone when on the mounts. XiStera is made from a shiny, hard rubber that will lock the iPhone 5 safely into place.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
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FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Digital and Electronic Devices Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
XiStera (sis-ter-ah) is Injection molded from TPV Santoprene, a flexible yet durable plastic material. The phone stands and headphone wrap are carefully formed into the main body. XiStera has an internal Stainless Steel washer for structural support, magnetic lens adapter, bottle opener, and capacitive touch stylus tip connectivity. Additionally, two 1/4 - 20 inch threaded screw mounts are molded into XiStera for tripod and LED light mounting. Accessories include magnetic lenses such as Fish-eye, Macro, and Wide-angle lenses from Glass and Aluminum. A rechargeable LED lighting system with a 1/4 - 20 inch thread made from ABS, Aluminum, and Acrylic (includes USB to Micro USB charging cable). The key chain is made from Aluminum and the Lanyard from Polyester. Retail Packaging is Printed and UV coated on Card-stock with an EVA foam insert to hold XiStera and its accessories.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Xistera is marketed as a single product (including key chain and lanyard) or with upgradable accessories such as magnetic lenses and rechargeable LED lighting (XiStera Plus and XiStera Pro). XiStera: 130mm x 120mm x 44mm, Key Chain: 45mm x 80mm x 40mm, Lanyard: 600mm x 50mm x 35m, Fish-eye Lens: 56mm x 56mm x 45mm, Wide-angle / Macro Lens: 50mm x 50mm x 42mm, LED Light: 76mm x 90mm x 42mm, Retail Packaging: 275mm x 140mm x 60mm.

TAGS:
multi-tool, iPhone, magnetic lens, phone stand, tripod mount, headphone wrap, stylus, bottle opener, key chain, LED light, portable, mobile device, gadget.

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
Our goal was to create an innovative and affordable device for your iPhone that has multiple functions and fits in the palm of your hand. We wanted to eliminate the hassle of carrying multiple devices while allowing everyone to use our product anywhere on the go. The design was challenging because of the minimalistic approach we took as well as matching the tight tolerances and precision of Apple. Numerous design progressions and prototypes lead our team to create a device with eight highly useful features. XiStera has been crowd tested and crowd funded providing critical data and feedback from our first adopters and some of the top tech sites in the world prior to cutting tooling and opening molds. After small changes to get our material and fit just right we began production and it is now on the market. Imagine how you would use XiStera.

ADDED DATE:
2014-01-13 17:08:50

TEAM MEMBERS (4) :
Alexander Werbickas, Joe Adams, Luke Bott and Patrick Feeney

IMAGE CREDITS:
Alexander Werbickas

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.alexwerbickas.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Xizix Inc.

PROFILE:
What is Xizix? "The last word in design innovation." Our goal at XIZIX is to build products that are unique, useful, and innovative in nature. We understand the importance of relationships with our customers who have made us what we are today. Our focus is to continue development of products that differentiate our company from others in the space by making accessories that take your device to another level. Products that we manufacture have been crowd tested and crowd funded providing critical data and feedback from our first adopters and some of the top tech sites in the world prior to cutting tooling and opening molds.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Xistera: Multi Tool For Iphone Multi Tool For Iphone by Alexander Werbickas is a Nominee in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Xistera: Multi Tool For Iphone Multi Tool For Iphone by Alexander Werbickas is Winner in Digital and Electronic Devices Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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