To use the OFF Pocket simply place your phone inside the case and close it. Your phone is now OFF the network.
The OFF Pocket has been extensively tested on all major networks, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. It is compatible with all mobile phone hardware including but not limited to iPhones, Android, Blackberrys, Nokia as well as all modern phone operating systems.
Edition N0 1
The launch of the first OFF Pocket at the Stealth Wear exhibition received extensive worldwide coverage.
Introduction of the OFF Pocket at the Stealth Wear Exhibition in London
Shipping for the holidays
OFF Pocket ecommerce schedule to launch for November 15
October was a slower month while Adam was away in Vienna. PRVCM interns took over as Johanna departed the project.
Oct. 1: Production sample approved and production officially begins.
Oct. 15: Issues with labels delaying production
Oct. 25: New packaging vendor. Working to reduce waste by using more recyclable materials.
Oct. 31: New labels arrived.
Aug 2: And we're live! The OFF Pocket is on KickStarter http://kck.st/18RDOf9
Aug 3: In the first 24 hours we raised over $8,500. Big thanks to our backers. The early bird specials at $75 we're all sold in the first 3 hours! There are still plenty more great rewards left. We've included items from the Stealth Wear exhibition in London (where the OFF Pocket first launched) in our rewards and there are plenty of OFF Pockets still available.
Still preparing for KickStarter, planning manufacturing, sourcing materials, and creating rewards for our backers.
Preparing for our July Kickstarter launch. Stay tuned.
OFF Pocket identified as top tech trend on Business Insider interview with Jan Chipchase
All orders fulfilled. We spent April designing, prototyping, testing, and sourcing materials.
OFF Pocket featured in Discovery Channel Documentary about Stealth Wear
In production for the first limited run of OFF Pockets. Made in NYC.
1st run of OFF Pockets sold out.
The first production run of OFF Pockets go up for sale on Primitive London's ecommerce site
Read about the great press coverage of Stealth Wear
The OFF Pocket was first introduced in London at the opening exhibition of Stealth Wear at TANK Magazine HQ. Presented by Primitive London
The OFF Pocket concept was first developed in 2011 http://ahprojects.com/archives/off-pocket as a reponse to the lack of control over mobile phone tracking.
The OFF Pocket began as experiment in 2011. I wanted more control over my phone and more privacy. The first OFF Pocket was designed as a back-pocket in a pair of pants. I wore the pants often and they worked. But, I needed a way to make it more accessible. So I just made a standalone pocket, and called it the OFF Pocket.
In 2011 and 2012 I worked with friends to sew several prototypes and by the end of 2012 had several functioning phone case prototype. I began to give offer them to friends for user testing and to learn how they held up to wear and tear. Over the course of 2012 I had about a half-dozen OFF Pockets floating around NYC.
Towards the end of 2012 I teamed up with fashion designer Johanna Bloomfield to develop a new prototype for the Stealth Wear exhibition in London in 2013. Together we iterated through dozens of new designs and came out with the first version of the OFF Pocket in January of 2013. It was well received and the limited supply of a dozen sold out quickly. We both decided that this project would be a great fit for Kickstarter.
During the next 6 months, we developed the first commercially available version of the OFF Pocket and, together we launched the product in August, 2013.
Adam Harvey is a designer whose work in privacy and countersurveillance includes anti-drone fashion and camouflage from face detection. His projects have earned a Core77 design award, a Webby Nomination, a commission grant from Rhizome.org, and received widespread press coverage including interviews with the BBC, The Guardian, Wired, Air Force Times, Reuters, Scientific American, VICE, and Dazed and Confused.
The first OFF Pocket was designed in collaboration with NYC-based fashion designer Johanna Bloomfield.
The OFF Pocket project collaborates with other artists and designers to develop custom, limited-edition versions. Contact us for more information. Sign up for the product announcement newsletter here to hear about new collaborations.
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