I headed over to hang out with Brendan from Yes Press in Oakland (he is doing all of the amazing t-shirts for Bosavi). Today we did some tests on printing a logo on the lanterns.
This was just a screen that Brendan had laying around. The plan is for the Bosavi logo to run vertically. We are also thinking about running it on the inside of the lantern so it only shows when the light is on. Thanks Brendan! If any of you are looking to get high quality shirts made here in the US please check out Yes Press
I am also about to make some technical decisions on the construction of the headlamp that may take the product one step closer to being fully waterproof. Stay tuned for a debate on the costs/benefits of that decision (coming soon).
And we have had a lot of success in getting featured on some great blogs in the past couple of days. Please check them out here:
Gizmag - covers the full spectrum of new and emerging technologies, invention, innovation, and science news.
The Boilerwerks - also a good place to find out some more info about the awesome Backcountry Boiler.
To The Max - You will see perhaps the worst video ever taken of me. Max was holding the camera at chest level and I wasn't sure if I should look at him or the camera. Turns out if you look at both you look crazy!
And we have a new entry for the power animal submitted by James May. I love it!
We have one week left. Don't forget to spread the word.
Some people have asked if they should start threads about Bosavi in some forums. Absolutley!!! Just be sure that it is a forum you are already active in. And check the rules of the forum to make sure your post isn't classified as SPAM.
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The Origami Supporter: We have developed a new process for making the Origami Lanterns!!! Same exact lantern, just a whole lot cheaper. Contribute $5 and we will send you a beautiful origami lantern that fits on almost any headlamp. (International Backers please add $2 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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The Origami Maker: As a thank you for supporting Bosavi, we will send you a beautiful laser-cut origami lantern. Though this lantern is not a product we ever intend sell individually it fits on almost all headlamps on the market today.Estimated delivery:
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The Power Animal: Your support for Bosavi will be rewarded with a t-shirt featuring a choice of power animals: Owl or 3 Wolf Bosavi. These shirts are printed in Oakland, CA on soft, form fitting American Apparel. **We'll send you a survey to get your size and color preference. (International backers please add $5 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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The Bosavi Explorer: Be one of the first people in the world to own a Bosavi headlamp at a reduced price (MSRP $79.99). Each headlamp will ship in the convertible origami packaging and include a micro-USB cable. (International backers please add $15 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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Give One Get One: Get a rechargeable Bosavi headlamp and donate another Bosavi headlamp to a scholarship student or staff member of the Northwest Outward Bound School. Each headlamp will ship in the convertible origami packaging and include a micro-USB cable. (International backers please add $15 for shipping).Estimated delivery:
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The Bike Commuter: Get a Bosavi headlamp, and one Bosavi bike mount. This headlamp will be shipped in the convertible package, and will include a micro-USB wall charger. You will also get an extra origami lantern. (International backers please add $20 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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The Fashionista/Fashionisto: Ride your bike in style wearing a Bosavi t-shirt! This package includes: one headlamp supplied in the convertible origami packaging, one micro-USB cable/wall charger, a bike mount, and a Bosavi t-shirt of your choice. (International backers please add $20 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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The Sun Lover: Charge your headlamp anywhere with the Solio Bolt (a $70 value). This package includes: one headlamp in its convertible origami packaging, a bike mount, and the amazing Solio Bolt and its accessories. (International backers please add $20 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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The Power Couple: Adventure together in style. This package includes two Bosavi headlamps, two bike mounts, one Solio Bolt, and 2 Bosavi t-shirts of your choice. (International backers please add $30 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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The Adventure Team: Get five Bosavi headlamps (complete with lantern packaging) with your team logo or family name laser-engraved on each. This reward will also include five bike mounts, two Solio Bolt solar chargers, and five Bosavi t-shirts. (International backers please add $35 for shipping)Estimated delivery:
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The Angel Contributor: Do you support the Bosavi mission but don’t need 10 headlamps. With this package we will send one headlamp to you and a combination headlamps and Solio chargers to Outward Bound Scholarship students equal in value to your contribution. This pledge will be tax deductable. If you choose, we will display your name on our website and include a story about who got the headlamps.Estimated delivery:
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