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New Indiegogo Updates!

It has been exactly two weeks since we launched on Indiegogo and here are some updates on what have been happening during this period.

To start off, we have already achieved close to 90% of our $30,000 target! That is great news as there are still 26 days left to the end of our campaign :)

With all the pre-orders coming in through our campaign, QLIPP will be starting off our manufacturing this Friday to ensure that all the sensors that you have ordered will be delivered to you by end November to early December.

Be sure to get your own QLIPP sensor at a discounted price of only US$84 before our campaign ends! If you’re interested in buying for not only yourself but also for your family and friends, then there are various packages offered through our campaign that will be sure to meet your needs.

In other news, QLIPP was also recently featured again on Singapore’s highest selling newspaper- The Straits Times! To find out more about what our founders, Donny and Cen, have to say about our QLIPP sensor, click here: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/wearables/could-tennis-sensor-be-a-masterstroke-for-players

And that’s it for now! Do continue to support us on our Indiegogo campaign :)

QLIPP on CNET and more!

 

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This has got to be one of our proudest moments yet and we just had to share it with all of you! :)

As you might know, QLIPP attended the Echelon Asia Summit 2015 on 23 and 24 June, whereby we gave live demonstrations and answered the questions of those present (many thanks for those who stopped by our booth, a blog post will be coming soon!)

It was there that QLIPP was able to raise the awareness of our sensor to numerous delegates and media figures right before we launched on Indiegogo.

It was definitely a surprise and honor to have Aloysius Low (thank you!) , a CNET reporter, stop by our booth as well! Click here: http://www.cnet.com/news/perfect-your-tennis-swing-with-the-qlipp-sensor/ to read all about it!

Also, we received much attention from the international press as well and we were definitely thrilled to share about our QLIPP sensor.

The following is an interview published by a Korea news site, featuring our CTO, Tan Guo Wei :

 

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It was great meeting every one of you and we would sincerely like express our gratitude for the attention given :) Your support is what keeps us going!

To pre-order: http://igg.me/at/qlipp

 

QLIPP in the news!

With just a few weeks left before we officially launch, QLIPP has been receiving much attention from the media and we are absolutely thrilled to share them with you!

Just last week, our QLIPP Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor was featured on the Daily mail website:

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The Daily mail has one of the largest readership base in the United Kingdom and we are still ecstatic to be given a mention!

This article published on 30 May also features other intriguing innovations that make getting fit less daunting and is definitely a must-read if you are ready for a peek of what the future of sports technology holds.

As seen in the article, we had the opportunity to work with Mary Ngiam, a professional tennis player and coach who has competed on both the national and international level in her career so far.

Representing her country during the World Junior Tennis Competition in 2002 and boasting more than five years of coaching experience, it was great to see Mary Ngiam using our QLIPP Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor.

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In other news, we are also delighted to have the unwavering support of Sarah Pang, Singapore’s top tennis player. During a recent feature in The Straits Times, Singapore’s most read newspaper, it was revealed that she has been keeping the sensor close by her side.

For those of you who recall, Sarah Pang is also the star of our first demonstration video:

We would like to give our heartfelt congratulations to Sarah Pang  for being the only Singaporean to enter the WTA professional  circuit and also wish her all the best for the upcoming SEA Games 2015.

At this point, if you cannot wait to have your very own QLIPP sensor, be sure to mark 24 June down on your calendar for we will soon be launching the sensor at a special price!

Also, to stand a chance to walk away with a free demo set, sign up today at: http://qoo.ly/567f2 

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QLIPP nominated for German Design Award 2016!

QLIPP is proud to announce that we have been nominated for the German Design Award 2016! Following our successful debut in Germany at ISPO Munich 2015, our QLIPP Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor has once again received attention for its unique design and potential.

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The German Design Award presented by the German Design Council is widely known for the prestige and recognition conferred to its invited participants, stemming from its rigorous selection process. This highly esteemed international competition identifies and honors designs that display exceptional quality, and significantly raises the visibility of these outstanding designs from their respective fields.

Due to the stringent judging standards and processes imposed, this annual competition has two distinguished titles that are widely recognized internationally, namely the Excellent Communications Design and Excellent Product Design. We are delighted to be one of the nominees of the Excellent Communications Design award 2016.

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With a panel of judges comprising of design experts from Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Hong Kong and many more, it is definitely an honor to be able to showcase our product on such an elevated stage.

Since the launch of our QLIPP Ultimate Tennis sensor, we have received the following awards:

  • SiTF Emerging Technology 2012
  • Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors Award 2013
  • ISPO Brandnew Finalist 2015

We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to everyone for supporting us thus far.

Also, to be a step closer to owning your very own QLIPP sensor, be sure to sign up and be a part of our priority list today!

QLIPP AT TECHCRUNCH DISRUPT NEW YORK 2015

After months of preparation, QLIPP was finally at Startup Alley for Disrupt New York 2015 organized by TechCrunch! Held at Manhattan Centre from 4 to 6 May, this event featured hundreds of entrepreneurs from all over the world. We are honored to be a part of Disrupt New York 2015, which is said to have one of the best lineups yet.

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Since 2012, TechCrunch Disrupt has been one of the most successful platform for creating exposure and propelling the growth of numerous startups and is also one of the most anticipated tech conferences globally. TechCrunch Disrupt has been rapidly gaining attention from the media, investors and renowned industry figures due to the substantial amount of potential displayed by the startups each year.

After an exciting first day at the event, we were able to set up our booth and demonstrate the use of our QLIPP Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor to the media and esteemed industry experts on the second day. The attendees of the event were able to experience firsthand how QLIPP works, through an interactive hands-on session right there at Startup Alley. By simulating the actual experience of playing tennis, we were able to demonstrate how the sensor is able to accurately provide real time feedback on the player’s performance.

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The accuracy of our sensor in measuring data such as the types of stroke, swing speed and sweet spot accuracy was well received by the attendees of the event. Many were impressed by the ease of use of the sensor with its unique ‘twist and lock’ design as well the speed in which feedback could be obtained.

Through Disrupt NY 2015, we were able to receive valuable coverage from the media figures present and it is our privilege to also be recognized as one of the Top 11 Startups of Day 2 at Disrupt NY 2015 by Upstarted.

For more updates on QLIPP, be sure to follow our Facebook page!

QLIPP™, THE ULTIMATE TENNIS PERFORMACE SENSOR, LAUNCHES AT ISPO BRANDNEW 2015

MUNICH, GERMANY, January 2015 – QLIPP™, the Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor, makes its debut at ISPO BRANDNEW 2015 as a Digital Finalist. Weighing in at 8g and measuring only 30mm x 20mm, QLIPP™ is one of the most portable, lightest and smallest 3D motion tennis sensors in the market.

The sensor clips onto any tennis racket easily, and once mounted, a user just has to launch the QLIPP™ app (which will be available for both iOS and Android smartphones) to record video playback and track stats. It reports ball speed, sweet spot accuracy, and backhand, slice, and even overhand efforts. Players have the option to allow QLIPP™ to call out stats during a session with its voice feedback controls, or even take slow-motion video playback of every serve and stroke.

“We want to help tennis players up their game one stroke at a time with a performance sensor that truly gets the job done,” said Mr Cen Lee, co-founder of QLIPP™. Dr Donny Soh (PhD Data Mining, Imperial College, United Kingdom), co-founder of QLIPP™ also commented, “Our goal is to produce a tennis performance sensor with the best accuracy possible helping both players and coaches improve faster.”

Part of QLIPP™ technology was licensed from A*STAR, the largest governmental research agency in Singapore. QLIPP™ is supported by the Media Development Authority (MDA) Singapore.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

CLIP & PLAY

  • Lightest tennis performance sensor at 8g
  • Only sensor that allows you to easily attach to any tennis racket with a simple twist and lock
  • Doubles as a dampener
  • Record, playback and review every stroke in slow motion

MEASURE

  • Real-time feedback with voice control options
  • Analyze your game: Record every stroke and see detailed stats of your topspin, speed and sweet spot accuracy for every session
  • Save your stats to review your progress

COMPARE

  • See how your stats match up in the QLIPP™ community leaderboards
  • Organize matches with other players
  • Share your progress on social media

QLIPP™ will be available in the third quarter of 2015 and will retail at US$129 (suggested retail price). Currently, QLIPP™ is available for pre-order (US$99 early bird price) at www.qlipp.com

 

ABOUT 9 DEGREES FREEDOM

9 Degrees Freedom was founded in February 2012 by a pair of Singaporean researchers with a passion for innovative lifestyle sports technologies. Their first product, QLIPP™, has been presented at various international conferences, including DEMO Asia (Singapore) and DEMO Fall (Santa Clara). The company won a Bronze Award in Emerging Technologies from the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) Awards 2012 and a is a Digital Finalist at ISPO BRANDNEW 2015 for its work on QLIPP. 9 Degrees Freedom was incubated by Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), the 6th best Engineering and Technology University in Asia and 29th in the world. For more information, visit www.degrees9.com

ABOUT ISPO BRANDNEW

Since its first edition in the year 2000, ISPO BRANDNEW has established itself as the most important platform for start-ups in the sport industry. Every year an independent jury, largely consisting of former winners, name the Top 50 Newcomers, all of which are younger than four years. The winners then have the possibility to showcase themselves to the whole of the sport industry in the ISPO BRANDNEW Village in Hall A1 at ISPO MUNICH. This opportunity and numerous other forms of support are provided by ISPO to enable these Companies to get off to a successful start, past winners include GoPro, Maloja, On Running, Naish Sails und Nixon and many more. For more information, please go to: http://brandnew.ispo.com/en/

QLIPP™ begins tennis sensor trials, receives seed funding

QLIPP™ begins tennis sensor trials, receives seed funding

Singapore-based QLIPP™ has developed a performance based tracking device for tennis players keen to ace the game. The tiny 3 x 2 cm tracker mounts onto any racquet within seconds, and reports ball speed, sweet spot, backhand, slice, and even over hand efforts. Purely wireless, QLIPP™ does not require any configuration except user registration so that a performance profile can be generated.

Players have the option to let QLIPP™ aurally read stats after every stroke while engaged in a match. (imagine doing that with a Bluetooth earpiece). QLIPP™ expects this to be a boon to trainers managing teams for competitive matches as big data meets the Internet of Things (IoT).

Serious aficionados seeking superior game play will appreciate the ease of switching racquets, so they can react to the competition swiftly. QLIPP™ recently closed a six figure seed round, including an investment from Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), even as product development pushed past the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) phase.

QLIPP™ will be participating in the ISPO taking place in Munich in February 2015. Pre-orders are available at www.qlipp.com.