We are working in a new version Raise’s cable, the Huble. We’re trying to improve the design and functionality based on our Kickstarter backers’ feedback.
In the previous Huble version the three cables and the plastic piece where all integrated in a long cable. The new version is different.
The case that contains the PCB and the microprocessor is made of aluminium and the cables have USB-C connectors in both sides. All cables are detachable on both sides. You can unplug them from the Huble and the keyboard or computer.
During the development of this new version we’ve the dimension changes have been a challenge. We’ve made multiple prototypes tweacking several times the length, width and curves until we’ve reached the smallest (and aesthetically appealing) design. All connectors and electronic components fit perfectly.
The electronic side was a challenge too. The PCB of the first Huble was two-sided board and the new version it’s only a one-sided board. It’s cheaper to produce but it’s also more difficult to design.
We’ve also improved the materials and the overall build quality of the Huble. We’ve decided on having the same anodized finishing and matching color as the Raise aluminium body.
Our next step is to create a functional prototype. We need to build the PCB with the correct dimensions to fit the new case and do a high quality 3D printed case of the Hubble. If everything is fine, then we will do the prototype with an aluminium case and translucent logo.
We have already quoted the price of the new Huble design with the factories. As soon as we have the final working prototype we show it to you. And if the response is positive, we will be able to mass produce it.