An announcement was made this week that could reshape an entire industry.
It may even create a whole new market segment.
Yet, it is just the beginning of many things to come.
And in just a bit, I’ll tell you how to be a part of this and tell you how investors could reap the potential rewards.
Today, I am going to give you an update on a Company that has revolutionized the way we think.
A Company whose technology could transform entire industries.
This is Chapter 2 of this Company’s story and it marks the beginning of an aggressive growth period for the technology.
Let’s get started.
Meet Gadi Amit
“I believe humans are curious and always strive to discover a better, more meaningful view of our world. With (this) technology, we have the potential to transform the human experience of the outdoors and make it far more shareable, social and inclusive.”
– Gadi Amit
That’s a quote from Gadi Amit talking about the technology I am about to share with you.
Many of you may not know him, but those in Silicon Valley, and even Michelle Obama, certainly do.
That’s because he is one of the best in the business at what he does.
“Gadi Amit has the bearing of an artist, but his salt-and-pepper beard, denim button-down shirt, slim-fit gray slacks, and work-boot-inspired footwear all recall the uniform of a manufacturer – with a little Bay Area flair, of course.
On his wrist is a Fitbit, the trendy piece of wearable tech that combines a pedometer, altimeter, and sleep-tracker. Amit says the device has an intuitive user interface, a good fit for a wearer’s body, and, above all, functionality.
He should know. He designed it.”
Gadi Amit is the designer mastermind behind of one of the fastest growing and best-selling wearable techs of our time, Fitbit (NYSE: FIT).
When the founders of Fitbit approached Gadi to design their first product in 2007, it was literally a circuit board in a box. With Gadi’s help, they transformed their circuit box into something beautiful – a wearable device that would go on to become one of the best selling wearable devices on the planet.
The popularity of their design and function made Fitbit the market leader in wearable devices.
But what made Fitbit such a success?
The Answer Lies in Design
Design is more integral to businesses than ever before.
In fact, many of the companies acquired by big names like Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, and Adobe, were founded by designers.
Even many of the names you know – Pintrest, Flickr, Youtube, Kickstarter, Airbnb – had designer founders and co-founders.
And Apple certainly wouldn’t be Apple today had it not been for Steve Job’s insane focus on product design.
Fitbit is no different.
According to Bloomberg, “Fitbit counts on design to set it apart from other trackers.”
In other words, a large part of Fitbit’s success lies in the design prowess of Gadi Amit.
But Fitbit is just one of many Gadi-designed successes.
Gadi’s firm, NewDealDesign, has designed a plethora of successful products for the biggest names in the industry.
In the early 2000s, he designed one of the fastest-selling personal digital assistants, the Palm Zire.
He’s worked with Dell on their Inspiron Notebook (and many others) and Netgear on their Platinum II router.
He’s worked with Google on phone designs and designed an entire product line for Comcast.
He’s worked with industry giants such as Intel and Microsoft.
He’s even worked on Sproutling, a baby monitor which was acquired by Mattel last year, and Scrip’s new digital cash device for the future.
So it should come as no surprise that five of NewDealDesign projects were selected for top honours in the 2016 GOOD DESIGN Awards, the world’s most prestigious, recognized, and oldest Design Awards programs.
It’s no wonder they won gold last year at the Spark Awards.
It’s no wonder Fast Company ranked NewDealDesign the #1 Most Innovative Design Company in 2016.
It’s no wonder Michelle Obama presented him with the White House’s United States National Design Award.
It’s no wonder NewDealDesign has won over 100 design awards.
In other words, when Gadi designs something, all eyes are on it.
His successes come from not only being a great designer, but being able to foresee the future of technology and then bringing it to life.
It’s why he is super selective in the projects he chooses to pursue.
And just this past week, we found out his firm is designing a new transformative product that he feels could transform the human experience of the outdoors.
And he’s doing it with this Company…
NexOptic Technology Corp.
(TSX Venture: NXO)
(OTC: NXOPF) (Frankfurt: E3O) (Berlin: E3O)
NexOptic is a company developing radical technologies relating to imagery and light concentration applications.
It’s core technology, the patented Blade Optics™, contains flat surfaces and aims to disrupt conventional lens and image capture-based systems.
This includes everything from telescopes to cameras and mobile devices, by creating a lens system that reduces the depth (relative to aperture size) currently required in many traditional curved lens stacks.
In Layman, NexOptic has redefined the world of physics and discovered a game-changing way of compressing the traditional curved lens stacks required for optics through the use of “flat” surfaces instead of curved, and a square aperture instead of a circle.
This technology represents a true paradigm shift in the world of optics.
What is Blade Optics™?
Blade Optics™ is BIG apertures, in thin devices, that can see further.
An aperture is the opening that lets light into a camera.
Big apertures gather more light and more light means more information, which leads to better pictures.
But as apertures get bigger, the systems housing the lenses get longer.
That’s why sports photographers often carry massively long lenses – they need to gather more light so that they can see further.
Until earlier this year, the world only knew of this concept.
The length of our current imaging devices has been a limiting factor to the world of optics for over 400 years – ever since Newton improved on Galileo’s design.
You see, the trick isn’t just getting big apertures – we already know how to do that.
The trick is getting big apertures in thin devices.
Thin devices like smartphones.
And that’s what Blade Optics™ does.
Blade Optics™ gives thin devices the technology and physics to see further.
This can both improve current devices AND enable entirely new types of devices.
And it’s all done using unprecedented physics for optics.
A Dramatic Shift
Take, for example, a regular telescope. It’s massive and long.
But Blade Optics™ is much thinner. Yes, a little wider and a little taller – but much thinner.
In fact, a typical 40-inch long regular telescope is only about 5 inches deep with Blade Optics™.
That’s a HUGE benefit for many sectors!
But being thin is just one of the many benefits of Blade Optics™.
Blade Optics™ is Geometry
You see, Blade Optics™ is geometry.
It’s not some nano or metamaterial, nor is it a technology that requires super rare and expensive materials.
Because its geometry – physics – it’s scalable.
That means it has the potential to scale up to large telescopes…
…or scale down to very small devices.
This also means it can be adapted from a wide variety of materials.
But that’s not all.
When you have large apertures, you gather more light. And gathering more light enables better pictures in low light conditions – a limiting factor in the many camera systems and optical devices we use today.
And unlike a lot of technologies, the Blade Optics™ system has numerous potential applications.
Applications such as:
- Sports optics – like binoculars and scopes
- Telescopes for small and large satellites
- Night and thermal vision (can be used for more than just visible light)
- and mobile devices – like smartphones and industrial cameras
Combined, these sectors are worth billions upon billions of dollars.
In fact, digital camera sales alone last year were nearly US$80 billion.
But with Blade Optics™, visionary customers could potentially create whole NEW categories of applications.
Such as a transformative new product aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, designed by one of the best technology designers in the world…
A Transformative Outdoor Consumer Device
This week, NexOptic announced it will be creating its first consumer product aimed at the outdoor enthusiast with the help of Gadi Amit and his firm, NewDealDesign.
The product will be built on the Company’s innovative Blade Optics™ lens technologies, using modern electronic interfaces.
“NexOptic’s first consumer product will incorporate a unique, compact form factor synonymous with Blade Optics™.
The device is being designed to have broad-ranging outdoor recreational applicability, suitable for enhancing activities such as hiking, fishing, sporting events, wildlife viewing and more.
NexOptic’s first consumer product is intended to leverage the software interactions consumers expect from modern devices while incorporating a transformative optical product design and feel.
With the new design, the Company plans to marry optical precision and novel features intended to eliminate the traditional pain points for sport optics users of targeting and spotting.”
In other words, it sounds like NexOptic’s first consumer product will be a product that utilizes long-range imaging, in a compact form factor – a form factor that couldn’t be achieved before without NexOptic’s technologies:
“As previously reported in 2016, NexOptic believes the sport optics market, in addition to mobile devices, are ideal initial target markets for the Company’s disruptive Blade Optics™ lens technologies; and the Company believes this segment has tremendous growth potential given the increased demand for connected devices and numerous applications for long-range imaging.“
Their goal is to equip modern outdoor enthusiasts with an innovative product that transforms the way they see, learn, and connect with the world.
While little detail has been provided, if Gadi’s successes are any indication of success for NexOptic’s first consumer product, we could witness the launch of something incredible for the outdoor market.
I suspect that in the near future, we’ll be seeing what this product is and what it will look like.
The tech industry and media outlets follow Gadi with close eyes, always wondering what he’s up to next. I bet they’re just as curious as we are about what this consumer product will be.
When it’s finally revealed, you can bet the tech world will be all over it.
Who knows what that could mean for investors in NexOptic.
But that’s not all.
Fit Bit became a multi-billion dollar company by designing wearable technology using off-the-shelf technologies.
GoPro became a multi-billion dollar company by designing cameras that could capture Action Sports up close.
Yet, both of those companies didn’t reinvent the wheel or make a breakthrough in physics and technology.
They essentially used off-the-shelf products, with great designs, to create brand new consumer segments now worth billions of dollars.
Imagine being an investor in Fitbit or GoPro before they created their first product.
Shares of Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) hit a high of over US$50 per share just months after its IPO.
But here’s what early investors paid for their shares:
That’s a whopping return of 118,947% for the first investors in Fitbit, if they sold at $50.
To put that into perspective, if you were to get 3% interest on your money (roughly the current Canadian prime rate), it would take you 7967 years to get that same return.
Unlike Fitbit or GoPro, NexOptic and Gadi are creating a consumer product incorporating breakthrough technologies the market has never seen – marrying design with new transformative optics.
One can only speculate what that will look like, or how successful it will be.
But if Gadi’s designs are any indication of the future, the future looks very bright for NexOptic and its investors.
Just take a look at just some of Gadi’s designs:
*all images via NewDealDesign
Now use your imagination on what Gadi can do with NexOptic’s Blade Optics™ technologies.
Together, Gadi and NexOptic could potentially create a whole new market segment – just like Fitbit and GoPro did.
And that’s something for investors to get excited about.
But that’s not all…
Mobile in Development
In tandem with the development of its first commercial product, NexOptic continues to develop its mobile device lens stack design, intended for the smartphone marketplace.
In short, NexOptic is developing a lens stack that addresses one of the biggest issues in current mobile device cameras: the ability to capture long-range images.
I won’t get into the details regarding the potential of their mobile development work in this report, but as the Company progresses with that development, look out (or you can read my previous report on this subject by clicking here).
The mobile phone market is worth billions upon billions of dollars, and mobile makers such as Apple and Google are racing to produce mobile phones capable of capturing long-range images.
A follow-up news release is expected from NexOptic in the near term on the development of their mobile lens stack. If they’re successful, it has the potential to completely move the mobile market forward.
And that’s a serious game-changer.
NexOptic is quickly evolving from a proof-of-concept company to a full-blown, industry-leading, innovative optical development company.
From prototype success to a suite of new technologies in diversified markets, NexOptic is showing the world it’s much more than a one trick pony.
When we first introduced you to NexOptic in 2016, shares were trading at just C$0.34.
The stock soared as high as C$3.56 over the next year as investors piled in on the launch of their proof-of-concept prototype.
The prototype was a success and the Company has been working aggressively to move their technologies forward.
In the months following the launch of their first prototype, the Company went quiet and the market was left eagerly waiting for more.
As a result, shares are now trading at C$1.18 per share in Canada and US$0.92 per share in the US.
But that’s a good thing because it gives investors interested in the Company a much better entry point if they believe in the promise of NexOptic’s technologies.
Over the next few months, I am expecting a constant flow of news relating to their first consumer product and the development of their mobile lens stack.
What’s exciting is that NexOptic isn’t just relying on getting a deal done with a big name – big names who could potentially handcuff their technologies.
Instead, they’re going to launch their first consumer product to take matters into their own hands. But it’s not just any product. It’s a product marrying the design power of Gadi and Blade Optics™ technologies.
This not only shows the diversity of NexOptic, but it shows that their technologies can be manufactured without the use of expensive nano or metamaterials.
Look, you don’t just design award-winning products for some of the biggest names in the industry, over and over again, without people noticing. And that’s precisely what Gadi has done.
What will happen when the product is announced and officially revealed?
Investors not only have the upside of this consumer product to look forward to, but it still has all of the other potential verticals NexOptic’s technologies could attack – including the mobile market, which is still being developed.
2018 could be the biggest year for NexOptic.
I am glad I am on the ride.
NexOptic Technology Corp
Canadian Trading Symbol: TSX-V: NXO
US Trading Symbol: OTCQB: NXOPF
Germany Trading Symbol: FSE/BERLIN: E30
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