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Beach Vault protects personal items from thieves

Image depicting how The Beach Vault would work
Image depicting how The Beach Vault would work

THERE'S nothing worse than trying to get the sand out of your wallet or off your mobile phone.

And then there are the times you want to go to the beach by yourself, but are reluctant to leave your spot on the sand in case someone helps themselves to your stuff while you go for swim or catch a wave or two.

An American couple have come up with a creation that will keep your personal items safe, sand free and water proof while you enjoy time in the water.

Marcal DaCunha has created The Beach Vault with his wife Krystal and placed a funding request on Kickstarter.

As of this morning, it had 172 backers and raised $6,000 of the $15,000 goal. But unfortunately, the funding period has expired and the project was unsuccessful this time. (It can be reposted again)

The funds would get The Beach Vault into production with the couple having already formed great relationships with suppliers and manufacturers, according to information on Kickstarter.

"We have already funded the prototype phase of the project and have finalised the design for optimal use and efficiency," Mr DaCunha wrote.

"All that's left is the tooling. The funds we raise on Kickstarter are going directly to fund the plastic  injection molds, fulfil the pledges, and order additional inventory."

The couple hoped to get orders to customers six weeks after they raise the funds needed via Kickstarter.

Topics:  business, invention, kickstarter




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