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The Spontaneous Pop-Up Display

Editor's Rating
4.9?
Discovered on 2016-11-08

Get the full picture on the go with the Spontaneous Pop-Up Display by Arovia. Affectionately referred to as its acronym, SPUD is a 24-inch high-resolution screen that easily collapses for storage and transport and expands just like an umbrella. Ideal for anyone who works on the road or in less traditional areas (attention, students!), the SPUD can connect with an HDMI cable or wirelessly to your smartphone, desktop, laptop, or tablet to give you an extra screen when you need it most. Providing the perfect place for a film, video, or slideshow, SPUD also enables you to be more productive and organized as you can keep your windows separated. Incredibly, SPUD has a screen that is 23 times larger than your smartphone and four times larger than a traditional laptop screen. With these dimensions, no task goes without your attention to detail.

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Overview & Specs
Screen Dimensions :
24 inches
Folded Dimensions :
5.64 inches wide, 2.17 inches high, 7.52 inches long (17 cm wide, 5.5 cm high, 19 cm long).
Features :
Collapsible
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Philip Tong
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Titanium SPUD will go well in Season 3 of Westworld. Matching color scheme. ;-)
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Philip Tong, no, the Titanium SPUD does not leak light. As you noticed, the Black and Titanium SPUD indeed use the same fabric. We have engineered it to be light weight and wrinkle resistant, and at the same time, minimized the light transmittance. We have already finished the MP of our fabric and just started the MP of the shroud. Stay tuned for some soothing fabric cutting videos (60 layers at a time!) in the next update. - George
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
Titanium SPUD looks futuristic. Nice. Does it leak light? Both SPUDs are using same fabric.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Syed-- It's been a tough road through production scale-up, but we have continued to make improvements and are getting much closer to hitting our requirements on the front lens. We believe our current plan is a good one, and we expect to conclude MP soon. But, as the team living and breathing SPUD every day, we certainly understand the frustration. The progress has been positive, and we are committed to shipping asap! Regarding the SPUD screen manufacturing, we wanted to include that info for the sake of completeness (and our love of transparency), but I probably could have been a bit more clear: We started final screen production a couple weeks ago, but our supplier halted production because it appeared that some of our source material they had was somehow compromised. We want to make sure we understand what happened before we move forward again, but at this point there is no reason to think this issue will impact schedule. We expect to have the screens back in production soon. We are all super grateful for your support, and we look forward to getting past these final hurdles! -Justin
Syed fahad
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the update. Getting really disappointed with the constant issues. We are 20 months in after pledging and it’s been one constant delay after another. Now with the optics fix still underway and with the new new screen issue, I doubt we will see the initial shipping this year. Hopefully you it’s get this right after all these delays.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Uh oh, caught some extra characters! Try this: https://goo.gl/UYm2Fk
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
404: Page not found – the page https://goo.gl/UYm2Fk%20-Justin does not exist.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks @John! Getting a SPUD in your hands will make all the hard work worth it :). I expect to post the update on Thursday after George, Leonard, and Alex have a chance to review all the technical details. Here's a quick teaser for all you comment-following folks out there: https://goo.gl/UYm2Fk -Justin
John
Review from Kickstarter
Looking forward to the update. Thanks for all the hard work. Cant wait to get my hands on SPUD🤗
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Gargreg; No, the optics supplier is unfortunately still working on (1) improving quality on the large lens and (2) the mold for the new mount we mentioned last update. On a more positive note, we validated the new mount (which is why we proceeded with the mold) and all other components are proceeding reasonably well. Expect Justin will have an update this upcoming week, including more detail on the optics. -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Gargreg
Review from Kickstarter
So we still don't have a definite date on the delivery?
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you Emil Jessen, we've always thought that SPUD would fit perfectly into the freelancer lifestyle, and we're glad you're excited about it! We will be VERY interested in getting your feedback once you've had some time with your SPUD :) -Justin
Emil Jessen
Review from Kickstarter
Hi guys, just wanted to agree with Warren’s comment below. I am impressed with your focus on excellence, and I am ok with waiting if the result match my expectation. And I have to say, they are high. :)
As an it freelancer, there is nothing worse than arriving at a customer site where I don’t get a proper monitor. So I’m looking forward to getting those impressed looks when I set up my SPUD.
Have a great weekend. Emil
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hey, that's our favorite setup too @Philip Tong! Weird coincidence. -Justin
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
My favorite cord cutting setup will be complete once I start using SPUD.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you @Warren John Buckley!!! Manufacturing has obviously been frustrating and painful. I am currently astounded that planes fly, cars drive, and ceilings don’t fall down. That said, it has been incredibly rewarding to see something, that was in our heads just a few years ago, go from idea, to prototypes, to pilot production and pilot testing, and, soon, to mass production. We are truly grateful for the support of you and our other amazing backers. We recognize your awesome contribution to bringing SPUD to life and are forever grateful. We will continue to be open in our communication through the remainder of manufacturing and beyond. I love our backers, team, manufacturing partners (most of the time), and our product and am very grateful for the opportunity to make your SPUD!!! -Thank you for your support, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Warren John Buckley
Review from Kickstarter
@arovia. Just want to give you some positive feedback. Really impressed your keep responding to comments. I don’t mind delays so long as we are updated and the product does eventually get fulfilled. I have unfortunately supported a number of projects that have ever longer delays and no updates and the infamous Ossic Headphones that have been cancelled and they have disappeared with the money. So well done on your proactivity a good luck with the final stages of then project. Warren
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
@Philip Tong ; we have a lot of fun possibilities for the future; right now we are very focused on delivering your SPUD!!! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
So technically it's possible for future products range to manufacture a 'Size Me Up SPUD' with a larger screen size using 1920x1080p chip ?
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Tyson Heyn; that's a great question! The DLP microdisplay products (what forms the projected in SPUD) are basically the same as when we launched the Kickstarter: http://www.ti.com/dlp-chip/display-and-projection/pico-chipsets/products.html ; The basic situation is that going from 1280x720 to 1920x1080 would require us to price in the $700-$800+ range (and $1000+ for brick and mortar retail) and would require SPUD's battery life to decrease and size to increase. Since the campaign launched, there is now a 0.33" 1920x1080 chip (SPUD uses 0.3" 1280x720) ; it basically vibrates the 1280x720 microdisplay (at a higher frequency than the eye can see) to create a 1920x1080 image but the actuator and extra micro-controllers needed make the total projector solution 1.5-2x the cost of the current projector (which is already the most expensive component) and increases power consumption and size. Also, all the 0.33" projectors in development have a native throw ratio of ~1.2 which means we would need an even more aggressive short range projection lens design to bring it down to SPUD's current 0.4 (e.g. either SPUD's popped-up size would increase or the optics complexity and cost would increase). There's also a 0.47" 1920x1080 (that was available when we launched) but it is 2-3x the cost and much larger and only currently used in not-as-portable applications. Also, obviously a major design change at this point would not be the greatest for schedule! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Tyson Heyn
Review from Kickstarter
Hi, guys! Are you still looking at a 720p resolution for the product? As some honest feedback, that's kinda obsolete at this point, particularly at this screen size. I'm sure technology has advanced since the campaign that makes the original obstacles relating to a 1080p or higher resolution much more achievable. Thanks!
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Kenneth Lim Tiong Heng ; you can find the latest update here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1677563729/the-spontaneous-pop-up-display-spud/posts/2164982 ; You should be getting the updates via Kickstarter. We also have another email update that we send via arovia.com ; I'll let Justin know to add you to that update as well! Thank you for your support! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Kenneth Lim Tiong Heng
Review from Kickstarter
Anyway, my email is kenneth1037@gmail.com
Kenneth Lim Tiong Heng
Review from Kickstarter
Dear Kickstarter, May I know when will the items to be delivered? I haven’t received any email or any updates. Can you kindly write me an email to let me know what’s the issue now? Thank you.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you @Philip Tong!!! Back at it today; we'll have an update within next few days; making good progress on optics and some other improvements! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
https://www.facebook.com/realarovia/photos/a.1520753164886208.1073741829.1475551612739697/1818275745133947
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
Hey Arovia, you looked like a WINNER !!! (US$50,000 worth) Congratulations !!
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hey @John-- We're due for an update, which I'm admittedly a bit behind on, but I expect to get something posted soon... In the meantime, I can tell you that we have continued to see incremental progress on the front lens, and we are happy with the work (and urgency) of our lens supplier on this issue. While we have not yet achieved the "ideal" lens result, our supplier has a proposal that we believe will allow us to move forward. Again, I will be posting more detailed info in our upcoming update (the details are borderline-confidential, and updates keep things slightly less public). -Thanks, Justin
John
Review from Kickstarter
Any updates on the front lens? Did the manufacturers come thru? Were you able to redesign it? Again thanks for all the hard work your putting into SPUD, so that we can have a great product.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Shravan S Ravishankar-- We're working on finalizing the last component that's holding up production. See the details in our latest update here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1677563729/the-spontaneous-pop-up-display-spud/posts/2164982 -Thanks, Justin
Shravan S Ravishankar
Review from Kickstarter
Wr is my order
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks @Gargreg; I love good news too! Just thought it would be fun to share! Kind of liked writing essays in my non-engineering classes college (don't tell Justin ;) ) -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Gargreg
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks Alex. That was one of the longest message I've ever received from a KS and IGG project creator. I suppose it has taken quite a while for you to type them out .. really appreciate the update and the hard work your team has put in, and determine to push on. Nonetheless, I believe all backers are hopeful to hear that SPUD is going to deliver soonest. Please give us the good news :)
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you @Gargreg; Our entire team is very grateful for the support of you and all of our amazing backers! Your support enabled us to create the world's first collapsible display! We are driving ourselves and our entire supply chain very hard every day to push through mass production here in China and get you your SPUD!
For the fun of it, I'll go over some of the innovations and some of the fun we had to work through to develop the supply chain for SPUD. Maybe this will help further explain why SPUD is innovative and difficult to manufacture and hopefully somewhat interesting! First, as you know, SPUD's simplest conception is like a projector connected to an umbrella. To make that concept work we had to develop a number of new innovations: (1) retractable arms that maintain a flat, tensioned screen, and pop-up from any orientation (e.g. if you are pointing SPUD towards the ceiling, ground, or anywhere in-between) ; if you tried to use existing retractable arms you would not be able to pop-up a tensioned screen (2) the material science for the first wrinkle resistant projector screen (3) relatively large-size custom optics with low f/# and high field of view (https://photos.app.goo.gl/3Q7KMlwZmO59IyG22) so SPUD can fit on most desks; if SPUD were sold as a pocket projector it would have the shortest pocket projection optics on the market (with a throw ratio (http://www.projectorcentral.com/classroom_projector_buyers_guide_throw_distance_zoom.htm) of 0.4 and if you take a look at most pocket projectors they are >1). All of these were very difficult to develop at the prototype level before we launched the Kickstarter; developing a supply chain to support mass production has been an odyssey. Many projects can (relatively simply) interface through a master contract manufacturer (CM) and the CM helps significantly with sourcing (because most of the components are stock plus some molded components). That is not the case with SPUD, our CM (and every CM that went through our RFQ process), told us they can only help with the projector (projector module, PCB, battery, and plastic chassis) part of SPUD since the key parts of SPUD have never been manufactured before and are so novel. This means we have a relatively complex supply chain that needs to be managed everyday. In addition to the optics, here are some of the obstacles we had to overcome: (1) initial screen material supplier that we prototyped with had some QC issues and quoted us much higher than expected; finding new supplier took many months of R&D with many different suppliers before our current supplier was able to achieve a wrinkle resistance and quality we were happy with. (2) initial arm supplier had poor QC; it was very difficult to find a supplier that could achieve the quality we wanted (you could imagine that there are a lot of low-end sheet metal/retractable arm suppliers and not a lot of high-end ones) and it took a dogged networking effort from Leonard to find our current supplier. (3) projector supplier wanted us to agree to more pixel blur than we found acceptable ; took months of negotiation with their executive team (they are a large publicly traded company) and collaboration with their factory to achieve a quality we were okay with. (4) as you know from previous updates we found that to make the shroud manufacturable and not wrinkled we found we had to invent a new type of wrinkle resistant fabric. We worked very closely with many different fabric suppliers to achieve this. One threatened to sue us because we kept rejecting their samples due to them not achieving the wrinkle resistance we needed and (we ultimately paid them a bit more to close the interactions). Leonard ultimately developed the idea that achieved the wrinkle resistance we want with our current supplier. (5) The cover supplier went forward with mass production before we wanted and made the protective cover too small (that’s why we need to implement the strap that Mark designed that we showed in the last update).
George and Leonard have done a great job establishing and managing the supply chain everyday; developing a supply chain for a completely new type of product from scratch was not trivial! Including our CM, we have 10 key suppliers that we need to closely manage. If you are interested, here is our first patent: https://patents.justia.com/patent/9857674. We also have a design patent granted (https://patents.justia.com/patent/D812609) and other utility patents pending. Anyway back to work for me; Again, grateful for the support from you and all of our backers! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Gargreg
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks Justin, your reply is clear and straight to the point where I believe most of the backers would like to know. I hope you can finalise the lens soonest as further delay would be disappointing. Technology has to be fielded as soon as it can possibly be. Delays would potentially cause the creation to be "overdue" as the technology is moving very fast nowadays. Records had shown that some KS and IGG projects had became obsoleted because of delay (i.e. no more deem as creation or innovation by the time it reaches backers' hand).
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Gargreg-- As I mentioned below, we'll be posting a full update in the next couple days, but I can give you a high-level view of the remaining schedule. The last component we need to finalize is the front lens to fix the issue we have been describing in the last few updates. We know that once we have the final lens mold, it will take ~2 weeks to manufacture the 2000 lenses we need, then ~4 weeks for the full production and testing of the 2000 units. In other words, from the day we fix the issue and have the working mold, we expect it to take ~6 weeks to ship the SPUDs out the door. Getting to that final mold is what we're focused on now, and that can happen in one of two ways: (1) our current supplier updates their mold to remove the errors we have seen with their previous lenses, or (2) we go through a new supplier using our updated lens design to produce the lenses. We are working on both of these options in parallel, but option (1) is much preferred in terms of cost and schedule impact. Alex and George are working directly with this supplier in an effort to get to a resolution asap. -Thanks, Justin
Gargreg
Review from Kickstarter
appreciate if you can provide an update on the delivery. It has been long overdue based on the campaign promised delivery dateline.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Andrew Connolly-- We're still waiting on the lens samples from our supplier, the last piece of the puzzle that will determine our final shipping schedule. Alex is back in China as of this past weekend, and he and George have been visiting our supplier(s) to get the latest status. Whether or not our supplier has finished the updated lenses, we're aiming to get an update out by the end of this week, so keep an eye out! @Royal Toy-- Thanks for reading, and watch for the next update soon! -Thanks, Justin
Royal Toy
Review from Kickstarter
Thanks for the most recent update.
Andrew Connolly
Review from Kickstarter
what's the latest on delivery?
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
@Philip Tong; you're the best; yes, growth spurts lol; actually didn't know Justin had that picture (from one of the conference rooms at our assembly factory; took it during PVT assembly)! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
... and multiplying rapidly!
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
First reaction to Arovia tweet... " My God, it's full of SPUDs! " BTW, has SPUD been dining well? Looks bloated.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you @Philip Tong! Excited for you to be using portrait mode on your SPUD soon! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
A thousand blessings coming your way! ;-) Breathtaking shots. Portrait mode is stunning. Thank you.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Philip Tong ; Yes, took some quick pictures just for you: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mSg3jBfU2y0HYF0S2 -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Alex, can you show some photos or videos of SPUD being used in Portrait position instead of Landscape position. I have needs to view documents / presentations done in Portrait orientation. Thanks, Philip
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Thank you @Philip Tong ; everyday we hear from you is a great day! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD
Philip Tong
Review from Kickstarter
... your latest Twitter msg I'm tested SPUD +ve too, with a slight titanium tint.
Arovia
Review from Kickstarter
Hi @Matthias E Zeitler; Great question! We use SPUD everyday in normal office light/environments. You can see some examples here: https://www.instagram.com/realarovia/ Think some of what you are seeing is the range of the camera adjusting to SPUD's brightness which can make the ambient seem dimmer. As mentioned during the campaign, we just do not recommend using SPUD in direct sunlight.
Also, SPUD, like most displays, performs better with less ambient light! -Thanks, Alex -sent from my SPUD at Arovia's China office
Matthias E Zeitler
Review from Kickstarter
Looks like there is a lot of progress! But I am a little bit worried about the brightness. All your pictures/videos so far are in very dark environments. Will it be possible to use it in a normal office environment?