A Hydrating Companion for Your Phone
Disclaimer: All reviews contain subjective opinions of the NANZA team.
Pledges: $219,718 (as of Mar 7, 2023)
Live until: Mar 24, 2023
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Early Bird - Regular: $59/ Large: $64
(25-28% off MSRP) * Shipping fee not included
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An innovative yet friendly idea that just makes sense. A water bottle that can also be your trusty phone mount? Sign me up.
Natural Stainless, Sunset Orange (think blood orange), Pitch Black, Ivory White.
The Regular Size holds 24 oz (710mL) while the Large holds 32 oz (950mL). Both supposedly fit most car cup holders.
Regular weighs 0.8 lbs (370g), Large weighs 1.1 lbs (510g).
Bottle is made of double-wall stainless, which means your cold drinks stay cold for 24 hours while hot drinks stay hot for 12 hours. It’s also dishwasher safe.
Magnetic Booster Ring
For phones that do not have a built-in MagSafe like iPhones 12 and up, you will need to add on the Magnetic Booster Ring for an extra $9.
The best deal runs at $59 for the Regular size and $64 for the Large size.
Good news is they’re actually expected to deliver in May 2023 instead of July 2023 like originally scheduled! As for fees, like many creators nowadays, the Ringo team is collecting shipping costs after the campaign ends. It is expected that shipping to the US will cost $10+ while elsewhere will cost $15+.
What We Love
1. Balances whether the bottle is empty or full
Don’t ask us how it works but somehow, the bottle is able to balance your phone whether it’s completely empty or filled with water. It’s great to know that they put real thought into making things convenient for their customers.
Another note: while it will withstand the weight of your phone when empty, it’s recommended to keep the bottle full when using it to balance a tablet PC like an iPad.
2. Still functions as a great water bottle
Even with the concept of the magnetic holder being executed well, it would be a bummer if the bottle itself was poor quality or too small. After all, a water bottle must first serve a functional purpose. They quite clearly benchmarked the popular Hydroflask for the look and feel of their product, which is great since stainless steel has quickly become the standard of water bottles.
What We Don't
1. No drinking spout
While the bottle itself is great, what would have put it over the top is if it had a drinking spout or sippy straw like many other water bottles do nowadays. Many backers have addressed this feedback in the Comments section, too, since the rim that people will have to place their mouths on are exposed to outside germs. But, we understand that this must have been a compromise they needed to make to execute the idea of the magnetic holder.
2. Holder, not a handle
Majority of their creative assets show people carrying the bottle by its body, rather than the handle/holder. This makes us grow suspicions that the magnetic holder may not be the best handle. Perhaps it’s not sturdy enough when lugged around by its holder?