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A Little Bit About Q Designs

 

Q Designs is the culmination of our shared passion for fashion, technology and the world of luxury goods - a shared passion that we originally discovered as college roommates at Babson College. We founded Q Designs in August 2013, and from our company's earliest days, we endeavored to combine the century old techniques used to produce traditional luxury goods with a modern, technology-centric approach. Since then, we put a ton of effort into weaving together the traditional and the modern across everything we do - from the product line itself to its production and distribution.

 

The QBracelet is the first collection we designed together. The idea came from the fact that our phones kept dying, but every external battery-related product on the market was bulky, conspicuous and techie-looking and there was not a single solution with any sort of fashionable appeal. Enter the QBracelet. We designed our first collection to be simple, intuitive, minimalist and fashionable.

 

Working out of our apartment in New York, we launched the collection for pre-order in August 2014. The instant buzz around the launch was incredible, and we were honored to be featured in a number of well respected publications. It was so powerful and exciting to see people across the fashion industry supporting our idea and our work.

 

We were also able to make several product improvements during our manufacturing process, including switching to a beautiful Stainless Steel finish, redesigning the clasp for an elegant spring movement, and overhauling the interior electronics. We shipped pre-orders in June 2016.

 

That brings us to today! The QBracelet Collection is now available to anyone and everyone who's ever wanted to cure their iPhone battery anxiety and look good at the same time.

 

- Alessandro Libani and James Kernan, cofounders of Q Designs

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"Clasp this metallic bangle around your wrist and, when your phone dips into the red zone, open the bracelet to reveal an Apple Lightning connector."
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Refinery 29 - January 11, 2017
"The best way to make sure you've always got plenty of juice is to invest in a high-capacity portable battery. But if your friend isn't the type to lug an ugly brick around town, the QBracelet could provide a fashionable alternative."
GIFT IDEAS FOR YOUR FAVORITE STYLISH NERD
Popular Science - December 19, 2016
"Q Designs bracelet is snappy jewelry and an iPhone charger in one. It's prefect for those moments you really need a bit of juice at the end of an evening "
21 gorgeous holiday gifts for your tech-savvy girlfriends
TechCrunch - November 23, 2016
"Stuck somewhere with a dead phone and no where to charge it? Not a problem. This simple little bracelet has the ability to charge your phone at any time and any place. All you have to do is pull open the clasp and stick your phone on the hidden charging port. If you’re like me and forgetful AF, this is super useful because you can literally wear your charger and not have to worry about if you remembered to put it in your bag or not. Plus, it’s actually cute."
7 PERFECT GIFTS FOR THE FRIEND WHO NEVER PUTS HER PHONE DOWN
Galore Mag - November 22, 2016
"For your friend whose phone is always dying… A bracelet that does the remembering for her — the Lightning connector is built in. "
The Absolute Best Gadgets For Everyone In Your Life
Refinery 29 - December 05, 2016
""I travel a lot for conferences, tradeshows and speaking engagements, and one thing I can never have enough of is chargers. I tend to leave them behind from time to time, so the idea of having one that I can wear and that pairs perfectly with any outfit makes life easier for me and my staff.""
Under 30 Holiday Gift Guide
Forbes - November 14, 2016
"Q Designs phone charger bracelet, bloomingdales.com."
TECH GIFT GUIDE: THIS SEASON'S CHICEST GADGETS
Harper's Bazaar - October 24, 2016
10 Surprisingly Stylish Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier in 2015
Vogue - January 24, 2015
"It's the type of thing we'd like to have for September's various fashion weeks, a.k.a. the month of dead phones."
HERE'S A PHONE-CHARGING BRACELET YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY WEAR
Fasionista - August 21, 2014
"A fashion statement and a way to avoid outlet-searching at bars? BRB, pre-ordering now."
Your Arm Party Is About To Go Really High-Tech
SELF - August 25, 2014
"We've all been aware of wearable tech for a while now, but let's face it, there's never been anything we'd actually considered wearing, until now."
The QBracelet - and other fashionable tech you'll actually want to wear
Cosmopolitan - August 28, 2014
"Judging from the tech-sessory’s lookbook, QBracelet can go from day to night, guy to gal better than Jawbone could ever dream of. "
This Stylin’ Bracelet Will Keep Your Phone Charged
Brit & Co - August 21, 2014
"One of the most beautiful spawn born from the union of fashion and technology is probably the wearable charging device."
Phone-Charging Bracelets Are Now A Thing — What's Next?
Refinery29 - August 25, 2014
"This bracelet by QDesigns, however, is so sleek and minimal you might be inclined to put it on even when you’re fully charged."
A Wearable Antidote: W's digital editorial assistant has her eye on QDesign’s smart new charger.
W Magazine - August 21, 2014
"New Phone Charging Bracelet Is Brilliant, Makes Us Want More Charging Accessories."
New Phone Charging Bracelet Is Brilliant, Makes Us Want More Charging Accessories
Huffpost Style - August 22, 2014
"Part of the genius of the device – which sports a minimalist design suitable for a man or a woman — is that it really does look like a piece of jewelry."
Oh, This Bracelet? It's Just My Wearable Device Charger
Mashable - August 21, 2014
Testimonials
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"I was very happy to finally receive my polished gold bracelet. I am wearing it today for the past few hours and love the bracelet."
Pre-order Customer: Christina R. from Miami, FL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"It actually looks and feels better than on the photos. Good work!"
Pre-order Customer: Jan G. from Brno, Czech Republic
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"The quality, packaging and overall aesthetics are pretty high."
Pre-order Customer: Walter S. from Washington, DC
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"Thank you for sending me the bracelet - after much anticipation, I was highly impressed with the packaging of which the bracelet came in - bravo. Very modern and sleek, and the bracelet itself is nicely made."
Pre-order Customer: Linh B. from San Francisco, CA
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"It turns out that it was worth the wait. Girlfriend loves it! Thanks for sticking with it and getting it done. Very nice, high-quality product. Worth getting it right."
Pre-order Customer: Bruce J. from Orlando, FL
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
"So I received my Q bracelet yesterday & I love it."
Pre-order Customer: Dariel C. from Valley Stream, NY
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