BEZALEL Corp’s ARK
Bezalel corp is currently running a kickstarter campaign seeking 35,000 of initial investment for their product Ark. BEZALEL is a Los Angeles based design and manufacturing startup behind the ARK, founded by young people bringing better life in the era of mobile tech. Ark is a wireless charger that allows you to charge your phone through a handy and small wireless charger. Ark’s design is sleek, high quality, blends in well and gets the job done.
Demo Kickstarter video here:
How does Ark work?
ARK is the next generation of wireless phone charging. ARK charges your cellphones at any time; any place, and most importantly, it is 100% cord free , which will make your life easier than ever before. ARK is made with the idea of being easy to use which starts by simply dropping your phone onto it to start charging. Any time you need to make a call or check messages, just pick the phone up and you are free to go. We also adopted an innovative wireless charging technique to make it charge smartphones even faster than traditional wired chargers.
How is Ark built?
At the same time, we knew from the very beginning that a product bearing such a solution must be simple, beautiful, and different from anything else on the market. We started from building the functionalities.
At first, we want to build a prototype to see if existing components can realize our planed function. We prepared circuit boards and weld everything up. A case is also 3D-printed to hold all the interior parts together, to make this prototype able to serve its function. The case looked simple but worked well.
Then we moved on to design the mass production version, a better version of ARK.
In stage I, we worked on the general look of the ARK’s case, including basic shapes and dimensions.
The process is not easy. Even during initial steps with 3D models in computer, we did several reworks. We started from a design with opening in the bottom face(upper part in the picture), but changed to another with opening on the top(lower part in the picture), after discussion about production availability and structure reliability. Later we also played a little magic to hide the seals so you won’t see the exact opening.
You can now purchase an ARK on kickstarter for $55.
Check out the kickstarter link here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/530092001/ark-the-next-generation-portable-wireless-charger?ref=category