BondCable | Self-Bonding Charging Cables

Created by CleverThings

Coil. Squeeze. Bond - The Charging cable that bonds onto itself when coiled! No more messy cables!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Post Campaign Update 7: BondCable Shipping & Address Lock + Apology on 2-way USB/A heads
6 months ago – Mon, Nov 02, 2020 at 11:21:16 AM

Dear Bonders,

Thank you for your awesome support and your patience for BondCable's shipping! The production took longer than expected as our manufacturer found a HUGE mistake in the production while they at almost 50% completion three weeks ago.  (One end of cable heads was molded the wrong way round and it made the bonding of the cable head at the end slight-awkwardly misaligned!) Afterall, the BondCable is the only cable our factory has ever produced where the orientation of the flat cable with the cable head matters... Fortunately, they detected the issue during QC and have them all fixed last week (by the end of October), which was our original scheduled time for shipping.  Consequently, extra work hours were put in to complete the cable production (albeit the two weeks delay)


BondCable Production Completion + Address Lock 

As we speak, our manufacturers are completing the final type of BondCable, packing them into our 100% recyclable packaging, and sending to us in Singapore and our backers around the world by this week. We're excited to have all the BondCables shipped out afterwards to all of you, our awesome backers!

Therefore, we will be locking your shipping addresses this Wednesday a few days' time (04 November 2020). You will receive an email reminder from BackerKit to check or make any last minute changes to your address before we lock them and prepare to ship. 

There's still a handful of Bonders who have not completed their BackerKit Order Form, if you are one of them, please do so as soon as possible! Feel free to contact us at orders@designinsight.com.sg if you run into any issues.


Self-Collection for Singapore Backers

For Singapore Backers who opted for self-collection, it will tentatively start at in mid November. We are setting a collection period of 1 month at American Taproom Singapore (ATR). We will make further announcements once the date and timing are confirmed.


A Little Announcement... 

Remember our stretch goal of having a reversible USB-A? Unfortunately the manufacturer confirmed later on that reversible USB-A heads cannot be MFi-certified. Hence, all USB-A heads will not be reversible in order for all the BondCables to remain MFi-certified. We truly apologise for overlooking this at the start of the campaign, as a result of miscommunication with our manufacturer.

On another note, we have very slightly "upgraded" the protection of the BondCable: 

ALL (USB/A and USB/C) cable heads will come with a protective end cap to further protect the cables, ensuring that BondCables arrive at your doorstep in the best possible condition.  

Now with Protective USB/A and USB/C caps!

 Here is a bonus video of Nessy (our studio's cat) playing with the final packaged BondCables! 

Thank you for your kind support and #staybonded !

-The CleverThings Team



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The Rack Series: Declutter Your Desk & Detox Your Life  

The Rack Series is a multi-task organizer that is easy to install, intuitive to use, and adaptable to any kind of situation. Simple yet versatile, it enables you to express your unique organizing styles with ease.

With the nano suction tape, it adheres to any flat surface with square edges firmly. By designing the rack to terminate at a point allows it to take up less space but offer more room for storage thanks to the opening created by the slanted angle of 15 degree.

An off-the-desk rack system consists of the modular accessories that define the layout tailored to your needs to make your life easier and happier. Get yours here.


iMicro Q2- An 800x Fingertip Microscope for Any Smartphone  

Tiny, light, easy to use, compatible with any smartphone, affordable while optical performance comparable to a pro desktop microscope.

Post Campaign Update 6: BondCable Production/Shipping date adjustments + BondCable Lite
7 months ago – Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 01:57:42 AM

Dear Bonders,

Thank you for your awesome support as always! We have some news to keep you updated on our BondCable production and shipping progress. 


Update on BondCable Production + Shipping Address Lock

Our manufacturer just had a week-long National Holiday and has resumed with the final production phases and packaging of BondCable. Hence, BondCable will be delivered by the End of October instead of Mid-October. We are very sorry for this slight delay. We are working our best and very closely with our manufacturer to complete and ship your BondCable as soon as possible! Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

Also, we will be locking your shipping addresses in 2 weeks time. You will receive an email reminder from Backerkit to check or make any last minute changes to your address one week before we lock them and prepare to ship. 

FINAL Call on BackerKit Survey completion

There are still a small number of backers who have not completed their backerkit survey to select their cable type/s and input their address. If you happen to be one of them and still did not receive the BackerKit email, please send us a message at orders@designinsight.com.sg 


Self-Collection for Singapore Backers

For Singapore Backers who opted for self-collection, it will tentatively start at the end of October! We are setting a collection period of 1 month at American Taproom Singapore (ATR). We will make further announcements once the date and timing are confirmed! Here are the special perks for self-collection:  

- $10 digital voucher from WeThePeople (WTP)*, which have been sent to your email

- 10% Cashback of the total amount pledged  (through PayNow/PayLah) upon collection

- 50% off the first drink for you and your friends when you are there to collect your BondCable! So share with your friends and come together to experience the real BOND while chilling at American Taproom Singapore!

Also, Singapore backers can now check out BondCable samples at We The People Store @ Millenia Walk! Do note that these are just samples and will not be for sale at retail stores yet. So rest assured that our backers will be the first to get BondCable!


BondCable Lite

Remember the little idea of BondCable Lite from our previous update? This idea was initially suggested by one of our BondCable backers!

BondCable Lite is a power charging-only, data-blocking cable meant for travelling and mobile working. Have you ever used USB charging ports in common public areas like cafes and libraries? Did you know that a connection of just seconds can be enough for hackers to install malicious software and steal secured personal data? BondCable Lite can charge your phone quickly while protecting your privacy and data. It will also be smaller, more compact and much lighter than the standard BondCable as there will be no data transmission wires.


To keep you updated, here is the current result of the poll of BondCable Lite:

We are still gathering thoughts and opinions on BondCable lite before we proceed to make some test samples. If you haven't participated in the quick poll and would like to do so, you can click here or access it with this link https://forms.gle/aeG6btiPxBSEbSdp6

Thank you and #staybonded !

-The CleverThings Team



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Post Campaign Update 5: BondCable Final Production Samples + A little idea: BondCable Lite
8 months ago – Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 11:08:40 AM

Dear Bonders,

Thank you for your awesome support. Good News: BondCable production is ON SCHEDULE to complete and ship to all our wonderful backers in October 2020! The Long Long BondCable will be ready 2 weeks after that.  

BondCable New Production Samples

We always want the BondCable to be at its best possible in its final form. Therefore, we have made a small final change (upgrade) to the final production run. The BondCable now is slightly wider than before as the we have added additional Nylon reinforcement material around the fast charging power wires so that it will be even tougher and more durable. You can see the difference in the images below.  

All USB-A ends will be covered with a protective cap in their packaging as the sharp edges of the USB-A may cause cosmetic dents on the cable surface (but this will not affect the bonding or the charging of BondCable at all)

Update on the BondCable Production Progress! 

We have received the BondCable production samples for all cable types from our factory. Here are the BondCable final production samples with the packaging!   

BondCable is now undergoing mass production and is scheduled to complete at end of the month. We are arranging the shipping to commence on the 2nd week of October. Our factory will be closed for the first week of October as it is a public holiday for them. 

We look forward to the full completion of the production of the BondCables so that we can send it out to you at the soonest and best form possible! We will keep you updated with the progress :) 


A little idea: BondCable Lite 

While our factories are hard at work with the BondCable Production, Our design team is working on a little side idea: BondCable Lite and would you to share it with you.

BondCable Lite is a power charging-only, data-blocking cable meant for travelling and mobile working. Have you ever used USB charging ports in common public areas like cafes and libraries? Did you know that a connection of just seconds can be enough for hackers to install malicious software and steal secured personal data? BondCable Lite can charge your phone quickly while protecting your privacy and data. It will also be smaller, more compact and much lighter than the standard BondCable as there will be no data transmission wires.

This idea was initially suggested by one of our BondCable backers! We hear you and we would like to ask all of you about this idea. Please help us by participating in this very short (1 question) poll to here or access it with this link https://forms.gle/aeG6btiPxBSEbSdp6 

Thank you and #staybonded !

-The CleverThings Team


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Plantopia: The Card Game 

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Capitalize upon the immediate powers of the Baby Plants while harnessing the scoring combos of the Treevolved Plants. Will you go for the fast-growing Flowers, the card-drawing Cacti, or the weather-controlling Trees? Or a combination of all of the above? You’ll always find new plants and different strategies awaiting every trip you take to Plantopia!


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Post Campaign Update 4: FINAL REMINDER to complete Backerkit Survey + Clever Packaging into a Phone Stand!
9 months ago – Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 01:11:21 AM

FINAL BackerKit Reminder.

Thank you to all of you who has submitted BackerKit Survey. If you have not done so, please do immediately as this is the final chance for us to record your order (cable type and quantity) and register your shipping address. Please let us know if you have any difficulties at orders@designinsight.com.sg or you can refer to this WALK-THOUGH.  Your survey will help us accurately carry out our production and shipping. We would prioritize shipping BondCables to backers who have completed their BackerKit survey. In other words, we would loved to send you the BondCables as soon as we can when it is ready, and those who didn't complete the survey promptly may receive it later.


Final Refinements/Testing before Mass Production!

We have made new samples for the rests of the connectors! Some of the molds are in the fine tuning and testing stage. We are doing our best for our awesome Backers! Here is the BondCable Production Schedule (up to 25 August 2020):

We are still on target to send BondCables to you at the end of September or latest early October!


Clever BondCable Packaging - Phone Stand

Our designers are making the final adjustments on the packaging design and added a little clever touch it! You can now turn the BondCable packaging into a simple stand for your mobile/cell phone! With the BondCable removed, the cardboard packaging can be folded into a mobile/cell phone stand in 3 simple steps!

Note: this packaging is available for the normal-length BondCable. The Long Long BondCable is a special Kickstarter exclusive and will be packaged in a non-retail packaging bag instead. 


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Post Campaign Update 3: Backerkit Survey REMINDER + Production has started
9 months ago – Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 06:15:40 PM

Reminder: Complete your BackerKit Survey by 15Aug2020

Thank you to all the Backers who has already completed your Backerkit survey! We have noted your cable selection and shipping addresses. For those who has yet to do so, we'd like encourage you to do as soon as possible. You should have received the survey via email since 1st August, as well as subsequent email reminders. The survey will close on 15 August 2020 so that we can confirm all the Kickstarter orders for production and shipping. Here is a WALK-THROUGH for filling in the survey, as well as a guide to obtain the optimum price if you want to have additional cables or any add-on/s.  Meanwhile, if you encounter any issues with the Survey or if you still did not get the survey, please contact us via KS message or email us at orders@designinsight.com.sg. You can also refer to the images below for the steps to complete the survey. 

BondCable Production has begun!!

While waiting for all of the BacketKit surveys to be completed, our manufacturing partner has already started to extrude miles/kilometres of the cable material and add the final touches (texturing) to the production mold. Here's a sneak peak of the BondCable production (injection and extrusion) molds! We will share videos and images of the actual production of BondCables in our next update very soon. Our Team really look forward to sending our creations to all of you, our wonderful Backers! 

Injection mold of the cable head and Extrusion mold of the cable!

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