We love watching movies ...
... and it used to be simple
Before iPads and smart phones, watching movies was fairly easy. Today’s movie watching is a mess of DVD and Blu-ray players in multiple rooms, slow downloads over the Internet, and ripped digital files across a myriad of computers and portable devices. DVDs can get easily scratched and damaged. We wanted to change all that.
We’re bringing simple back
Click on this step by step video to see how it works ...
muvichip™ works on everything. It’s a small, durable and streamlined USB flash drive that plays on all devices. If you have an iPad or other device without USB, we’ve developed the pocket-sized muvifi to wirelessly transmit the movie to your WiFi-enabled devices. Up to 5 devices can stream a movie from the muvifi at the same time. No need to preplan a download, sync movies to portable devices, or learn to rip DVD’s. Your device doesn't even need a USB port. Now your entire collection can go with you— even if you have no Internet access! muvifi will work on iOS, Windows, OS X, and Android. Support for other devices will follow early next year.
Traveling with muvichip won’t make you want to tear your hair out. No more fighting in the car over which movie to watch. With the muvifi's big brother, the muvifi+, you can plug in up to 6 muvichips and stream a different movie to each of your devices at the same time. Remove the ball and chain from your Macbook Air and leave the DVD drive behind, a wallet full of muvichips is all you need. muvichip is designed with travel in mind.
Our Creative and Design team
To create a movie format that was ideal for mobile use, we faced a number of challenges that had never been tackled before. The graphics on the chip required advanced printing technology to create a beautiful look that’s durable. We developed a patented magnetic USB chip that magically snaps into the carrier. No one had ever put a magnet in a USB chip before, we had to create a custom design that would fit both a magnet and flash memory into an incredibly small package. It was a challenge to make the muvifi small enough to fit in your pocket, yet contain a rechargeable battery powerful enough to watch 2 movies in a single go. It took months to refine and perfect the muvichip. We believe we may have exceeded our highest expectations— as everyone who sees it, wants to take it home.
muvichip is environmentally conscious!
We're proud to announce that the The Sierra Club Green Home recently recognized muvichip as a friend of the environment. muvichip requires far less plastic than a DVD, and less packaging that will end up in a landfill.
Accelerate your games and software
Games play directly from the gamerschip, cutting load times and fitting games onto a single chip rather than multiple discs. bizchip uses high performance flash memory to install software faster than DVD, saving your IT department time. It can be updated with the latest patches, so your software works out of the box without waiting to apply the latest service pack.
Here's where we're at right now ...
We've spoken to all the major studios and they are excited about muvichip and see muvichip as the next generation format. National stores like Target, Best Buy, Walmart, Radio Shack, etc. want to stock this new format and move forward once we have movie content. Our manufacturing partners are ready to put our working prototypes into production. With your support, we will put muvichip, muvifi, and muvifi+ into the hands of movie lovers everywhere.
You can help make it a reality
Our goal of raising $100,000 here on Indiegogo will help us overcome some major hurdles. A decisive campaign would be a clarion call to the studios to get their movies on muvichip now.
Specifically, your contribution helps us:
- License movie content, as that will enable us to have all the new releases as well as the classics we all love
- Place our first production order
- Have muvichip available for the holiday season
Please help us improve the way people play movies — forever !!!
muvichip will be available in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom initially. We expect to have it available in other countries very soon.
All perks are expected to be delivered in Q1 2013.
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Which movie, TV, and game titles will be available for me to choose from?
We are working to license new release titles from the major studios and game developers .... this is why we are asking for your support!
When will I be able to buy a muvichip?
We are currently negotiating licenses to distribute Hollywood movies on muvichip. We hope to have our initial releases by mid Q1 2013.
What software can I use?
We will be creating our own UltraViolet app for Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android. You will also be able to use UltraViolet apps like Flixster or Vudu, when they add support for playback from the muvifi or USB port. However, we intend to create an amazing app so you won’t need them.
How many devices can muvichip be played on for personal use?
The UltraViolet technology that powers muvichip allows up to 12 devices and 6 users.
How long does the battery in the muvifi last?
The muvifi will allow at least 4 hours of playback. The muvifi+ will support longer playback, up to 6 hours. Having multiple users streaming at the same time has minimal impact on battery life. When your battery runs down, simply plug the muvifi into a power source and recharge it.
What is the streaming range of the muvifi?
The muvifi and muvifi+ will have an effective radius of 40 feet.
How good is the video quality?
We’ll be offering SD and HD levels of quality (standard and high definition). SD is comparable to DVD, and HD is between DVD and Blu-ray. As the cost of flash memory decreases, we’ll be able to increase storage capacity and eventually exceed Blu-ray in picture quality.
Can I download another copy of the movie?
Yes, as part of your UltraViolet rights, you also receive the ability to download additional copies or stream the movie over the Internet at no cost. That means your kids can take the muvichip to their friend’s house, and you’ll still be able to watch it on your device.
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