Carbon dioxide is the gas chosen for all flotation devices.
This is because it offers a greater buoyancy thrust, with the same volume if compared to the ambient air. It is thanks to carbon dioxide that Kingii Wearable can provide a 57 Newton buoyancy being at the same time the smallest flotation device in the world (more than 70 times smaller than a life jacket).
Kingii is the first company active in water safety to activate a compensation policy of the CO2 contained in the aluminum cylinders at the origin, that means at the moment of purchase.
Every time you or your loved ones will use an original Kingii cylinder, you will have the awareness and serenity of having fun safely without burdening the planet, because you will have a tree we have already planted just for that cartridge!
For our project we have chosen Treedom, an excellence active all over the world in the carbon dioxide compensation that sets up company forests contributing to the development of local realities.Our forest has the strength to compensate for the use of over 450,000 cartridges.
Follow our forest on Treedom here: KINGII INTERNATIONAL FOREST
Kingii Wearable was presented for the first time in 2015, in America, on the Crowdfunding Indiegogo with a successful campaign of over $ 638,000
The first Packaging: the most elegant box ever.
The packaging consisted of a plasticized cardboard box
inside which it was possible to admire, through an acetate film window
, the smallest inflatable of the world
contained in a plastic blister
on top of an instruction booklet with spine glued in 24 different languages
The first review: plastic blister out.
Early in 2016, the container was lightened by replacing the plastic blister with a cardboard blister
, while maintaining the booklet and window in acetate. The slightly larger dimensions have been revised to best fill the palletizable transport and storage boxes.
Second review: goodbye plastic, half of the size, bye bye windows.
The following year a new box was introduced: half the size, totally in cardboard
Designed by Mecer Tech of Taiwan, which has also followed the evolution of the new extreme sports proof box
, the packaging as been made starting from a standard “hanging box with automated bottom
”: It is a box consilated by a hot-glued band
Lighter, smaller and more rational, with this box we have lost the window and the possibility of seeing the product from outside the box, but we gained in space and weight during the shippings!
The ultimate challange: 100% “wow effect”, 0% glue.
We wanted Kingii friends
to come back to see the product through the packaging
, that they could go back to touching it!
But we weren’t willing to compromise about the environment. Our team has great experience in printed paper and paper converting, and knows how energy-intensive any type of processing that involves hot gluing is.
We get insired by what we use to ship Kingii Wearable from 2016: the postal box
The postal box, entirely made in Italy in collaboration with the staff of Pack.ly
, is a monobloc interlocking model: it folds on itself becoming self-supporting.
It is not something to make packaging: it is made to be … sent by post!
We decided to twist it, interpreting it with a closure that embraces the product from right to left and creating a die-cut window that allows you to look through it and touch the product with your hands.
The new Box, already adopted for the Canadian market, will gradually replace the automatic box which will be used until stocks are exhausted.
Kingii is international.
- The Kingii Wearable was invented by Athanasios (Tom) Agapiades, a Greek who moved to California.
- The Extreme Sports Proof Box was introduced by Jerry Fan, Taiwanese.
- Kingii International S.r.l. is an Italian company founded by Marco Baratella, Italian, distributor for Italy and Europe together with David Negri since 2016.
- The NEW WEARABLE by Kingii is assembled under responsibility of George Diamantopoulos by Pyrsos Safety, a family company based in Athens active in the rescue and fire safety of vassels.
Yes, KINGII is an international product, developed worldwide.
Our goal for 2020 is to move the production 100% locally, in Italy.
All the parts of the NEW WEARABLE KINGII will be Made in Italy, providing complete traceability of every single unit with the opportunity to minimizing the environmental weight of each action.