With approximately 1.91billion users across the globe and an increasing number of consumers reporting to the doctor for Tech Neck, HeadPal provides the perfect solution, offering a brand new accessory which allows users to view media without the inconvenience of having to hold or balance their Smartphone device.
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While there are many other Smartphone mount accessories are in the market list, what makes HeadPal unique is its ability to morph into differed modes, with three main features to suit the needs of all users. The head-mount mode connects the device to over-ear Bluetooth headphones, positioning the media device at eye level. The table-mount mode is a sleek mouldable stand that holds the media device and can be positioned on any flat surface. The selfie stick mode enables users to move their media device whilst inserted in the device mount.
How it works and the mechanism adopted in the product?
To effortlessly enjoy media such as movies, video playlists and etc. on any smartphone device using HeadPal, follow these three simple steps to bring in the magic. First, attach a magnetic sticker (which will be supplied in accessory kit) to the back of your mobile device. Second, connect the smartphone to the comfortable over-ear headphones via Bluetooth connectivity. Finally, mount the mobile device onto the magnetic ball joint.
How does it function?
It has three main functions and many features which make it easy and fun to use where you travel. The three main functions are; Head Mount Mode, Table Mount Mode and Selfie Stick Mode. To transition between the modes, pull all the components apart by detaching the magnetic plugs. Then, simply mould the tubing to the desired shape according to your requirement.
Risks and challenges
The whole team has been working tirelessly for the last year to design a quality product that does not break the bank. It has tie ups with several manufacturers in china and have designed and understood all of the components required to manufacture the unit. However there are still many challenges ahead to bring this product to life. The main challenges are quality control and delivering on time.
To achieve high quality HeadPal is using only the best materials available and shall be enforcing strict value engineering specifications for developing the product. Additionally the company shall produce several production prototypes to optimize the design before it manufactures the main batch. To deliver the product on time the whole team might add to the creation models before the campaign is over. Once the whole team is fulfilled with strategy then the assembling of the units begin.