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posted Apr 28, 2015, 12:41 AM by J Shaw   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 12:42 AM ]


The Rize By Lifted Industry - Elegantly designed, rugged and customizable, personal vaporization

Lifted Industry is a collective of designers, engineers, developers, vape enthusiasts, and problem solvers who have a passion for people and products that improve lives. Our goal at Lifted Industry is to take that passion and create the perfect tools to help you get the most out of your vaping experience.

Introducing the Rize personal vaporizer

The Rize offers the next generation of users; beautiful industrial design, ease-of-charging, customization, and solid performance in one flexible package.





Many current vaporizers are assembled from inexpensive parts and remain throwbacks from an era when vaping was new and we settled for OK. They remain cold, emotionless, and offer little in the way of aesthetics and usability that we expect from other more refined products in our daily lives.

We understand the current vaporizer landscape incorporates a shared "510" connection scheme which has become the industry standard. This means that the parts are highly reliable and interchangable with many devices. Our goal at Lifted Industry is to create the Rize within this open system to meet any of your vaping needs whether you are using oils, concentrates, e-liquids, or dry herb*.

* Dry herb attachment is available as a stretch goal.


We didn't just use a basic cylindrical body like the standard vape pen. We custom- designed the form and function to the exacting needs of the modern vaporizer user. The shape starts from a bold rectangular profile at the bottom. Then it gradually morphs into a ovular profile as it organically transitions into the mouthpiece where the soft texture meets the user's lips.

The Rize battery housing, mouthpiece and cap are custom made of lightweight and rugged, injection molded PC/ABS plastic along with CNC machined stainless steel components.


Much of the hard work is already done!

We are aiming to reach our goal of 89,000 USD which will cover the costs of tooling, production, and freight. This goal will also allow us to perfect the hardware and build quality (printed circuit board layout, battery testing, electrical and mechanical engineering, prototyping, environmental testing, etc.). We are committed to making this happen and we have already invested a significant amount of money and hours into design, planning, sourcing, etc.

The next step starts with you.

We want Lifted Industry to be a force in the vaping community for years to come and our top priority is ensuring the Rize personal vaporizer is true to this commitment.


RISKS AND CHALLENGES

  • Our team is experienced in designing and bringing new products to market. There can always be unforeseen challenges, however, we will put every measure in place to make sure the production and shipments go as smoothly as possible.
  • Delays in production can happen. The QA process is just that - a process - and it's one we take very seriously and will do whatever it takes to make sure our products are of the best quality and highest performance. Even if that means causing slight delays. Should this happen you will be informed immediately.
  • Challenges in logistics can happen as well. Should there be any minor delays in shipment, or any other issues you will be updated immediately.

PRODUCT QUESTIONS

Does the Rize also do dry herb? - A dry herb attachment is in the planning stages and will be made available as a stretch goal.

How long does the battery take to charge? - This depends on what type of USB port you're using. A high-current wall charger (like the kind for the iPad) will take 1 hour, while charging from a computer will take 2-3. The supplied AC adapter will fully charge in about 2 hours.

What kind of atomizer connector comes on the Rize? - The Rize uses 510 threaded atomizer connector. We understand the current vaporizer landscape incorporates a shared "510" connection scheme and that is not likely to go away anytime soon. It is safe, rugged and parts can be shared.

What kits are available? - We will offer three kits. One 3-in-1 kit which has all three attachments for oils, waxes, and e-juice. One kit for just oils and waxes. Or one kit for just e-juice. We give you these options so you don't have to buy anything you don't need. See the perk questions below for more details.

Can I change the battery? - Yes, the battery is fully replaceable which extends the usability of the device. You won't have to throw away anything you don't need to, saving money and the environment. We recommend purchasing extra batteries from our website to guarantee best compatibility.

What is the Warranty? - The Rize vaporizer will be covered by a one year manufacturer replacement warranty.

PERK QUESTIONS

What are the "Early to Rize" perks? - The "Early to Rize" perks are our way of providing special discounts to early supporters. They are available in limited quantity. These perks will provide the best discounts however, if you miss out there will be other limited promotions to take advantage of.

What is included with the E-Liquid Kit? - The Rize E-Liquid Kits include the Rize unit, rechargeable battery, removable e-liquid atomizer, atomizer cap, mouthpiece, USB charging dock, USB cable, AC adapter, and three colored covers (for battery compartment). 

What is included with the Oil & Wax Kit? - The Rize Oil and Wax Kit includes the Rize unit, rechargeable battery, removable oil and wax atomizer,  atomizer cap, mouthpiece, USB charging dock, USB cable, AC adapter, and three colored cases (for battery compartment). 

What is included with the 3-in-1 Kit? - The Rize 3-in-1 Kit provides all atomizer attachments included in the E-Liquid and Oil & Wax Kits. This perk provides the best value for all your vaping needs. This perk also includes the Rize unit, rechargeable battery, atomizer cap, mouth piece, USB charging dock, USB cable, AC adapter, and three colored cases (for battery compartment).

When will the perks ship? - Once the campaign ends we expect to be able to ship the perks in about three months. We are aiming to make that happen around August or September 2015.

How can I select my Limited Edition T-shirt size? - We will offer shirt sizes in S - M - L - XL - XXL. If you need a different size than that please message us and let us know. We may be able to accommodate. If you selected a perk that includes a t-shirt (Chest Bump and HIGH Five, Signature Rize 3-in-1 Kit) you can email us or send us a message specifying which size you'd like. If you do not specify, we will automatically send you a Large size t-shirt. 

What will happen when the stretch goals are met? - Once we meet the stretch goals for the dry herb attachment and the 4 ergo mouthpieces we will add new perks for you to contribute towards. We will add perks for each individual accessory and if you already made a contribution for a Rize unit we will add that to your other order after your new contribution is made. Once the stretch goals are met we will create updates to let you know, so check back soon!


CUSTOMER SERVICE QUESTIONS

Who can I contact with questions? - You can send an email any time toderek@liftedindustry.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

How can I order accessories? - You can add any of the accessories to your order by adding their price to your contribution amount. After you make your contribution, send us a quick email at custom@liftedindustry.com, mentioning what accessories you've added and the total value of your contribution.

I've already made an order, but I'd like to add some additional accessories. - You can add accessories at any time, even after you've placed an order. Just click the "Contribute Now" button on the upper right-hand side of the page, and contribute again for the price of the accessories you've added. When you've checked out, send a short email to custom@liftedindustry.com telling us what you did. 

Do I need to add international shipping to Canada? - Yes, but if the shipping ends up costing less than $20, we'll issue you a refund for the difference.

Do I need to add extra international shipping for more than one Rize? - No, if the number of units you are ordering is 4 or less, you can just pay the $20 shipping. If ordering more than 4, contact derek@liftedindustry.com

Will shipping be discreet? - Yes, we know this is important to you. Items will be shipped in a plain box, free from any of our branding.

What happens if we don't reach our goal? - This is a Flexible Funding campaign which means, regardless of if we hit our goal we are still committed to delivering your perk.

Can I downgrade my order? - You must contact Indiegogo directly to do this. We have no access to the money raised until we reach our goal, so we cannot issue refunds at this time. Indiegogo can help you.


OTHER WAYS TO HELP

We understand that not everyone can contribute. Regardless we're ecstatic that you've visited our campaign. If you want to help in other ways you certainly can! 

  • Tell your friends about our campaign 
  • Help spread the word on social media
  • Like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter

Your participation will make this happen, and we'll be eternally grateful.


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