Lacoste. Infini-T Smartphone Wallet

2020 Prototyping Rework Logistics Certifications & Go to Market

Context

Building on the success of its Infini-T backpack, Lacoste continues to make innovation part of its DNA by signing a smartphone bag featuring an inductive charging system. This everyday essential allows to carry a smartphone while giving it the necessary shot of energy for endless days.

Step 1 – Prototyping

We have come up a module which aim to to increase the functionalities of this bag, in accordance with the lines and dimensions of the wallet.

For the sake of simplicity, we have chosen to use a touch plate ignition optimized by a system of LEDs that indicates the level of energy remaining in the bag.

To recharge the wallet, a USB-C port has been discreetly integrated in the upper right corner. It allows any other smartphone to be recharged by wired recharge.

Step 2 – Rework

We made some additional improvements during the design of the final prototype. Indeed, the electronic system was protected using a panel with shock-proof properties. Finally, a leather flap was added to provide additional protection against moisture.

Mesh pockets inside the case have been added in order to optimize the position and the good holding of the cell phone during its recharge.

 

 

 

Step 3 – Logistics

We accompanied Lacoste on all the logistical part of the project. The bag, including a battery, is now subject to the regulations of many organizations such as IATA (International Air Transport Association).

We are accredited to accompany brands throughout the entire process to ensure the proper routing of products.

 

Step 4 – Certifications & Go to Market

Any product including electronics is subject to certifications. The certifications to be compliant with depend on the selected selling countries.

We challenged the different certification organizations to obtain the most competitive prices and managed the process such that our client could sell it worldwide in its different stores.