Made of Eco-Friendly bamboo, Crisp features laser engraved artwork from local artists. Customizable and elegant cases for your iPhone.
**Our cases will be available for the iPhone 4, 4S, and the new iPhone when it comes out, so you can choose your rewards!**
**Our first production run will be 500 cases, that means that All of our pledgers that opt for any of our 9 case rewards will receive a Crisp Case in the first shipment cycle**
***Early bird pledgers, don't forget to add $10 for international shipping if you're located over seas. Thanks from Crisp :)
Thank you for checking out our product. We call it Crisp.
When you think of crisp, what comes to mind? Is it an ochre-hued Autumn morning, or the smell before rain? Could it be that first bite into a peach, or the sound of sprinklers on a sunny day? For us, Crisp is a promise to keep our ideas as fresh as the name suggests, so get ready to sink your teeth into our product.
A Humble Beginning— In a University Far, Far, Away......
A few college students set out on a journey to combine their unconditional love for Apple products, appreciation of the arts, and environmentally friendly attitude into one delightful product. Using our creatively driven noggins, we have directed these passions toward introducing a series of locally produced, laser engraved, and eco-conscious cases made of California’s finest bamboo. Thus, with the power vested in lasers, Crisp was born!
Why Bamboo?— Prepare to be Bamboozled (in a good way)
Because it makes us all around eco-friendly! Keeping the ecosystem in mind, we use bamboo as our blank canvas because it’s a more green alternative to the basic plastic iPhone covers you find in kiosks all over the mall. Bamboo is a renewable resource with the fastest reforestation potential of any plant. On the economic spectrum, the entire process, from growing the bamboo to engraving it, takes place right here in America: The Great Backyard. As a start-up company from good ol’ Tampa Bay, Crisp likes to recognize the little people. Around Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Ybor City, we mingle with local businesses and artists in these bustling art communities so they get the recognition they deserve, while making sure that a portion of our proceeds go to several charities. Cue some feel-good music.
Bamboo is strong!
I guess the Man of Steel didn’t get the memo since bamboo is more resistant to pulling apart than steel and can withstand greater compression than concrete. We tested our cases with some unfortunate "accidents" and they held together greatly as we wanted! For the kicker, bamboo is just as light as it is strong so it won’t be a burden in your pocket. Light, strong, and durable— ideal features for an iPhone cover!
Bamboo is beautiful and customizable!
Bamboo lends itself to both a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing form. While you can purchase a basic bamboo case from us, you can also have one of our featured artworks engraved on it. At Crisp, we make it a point to support the arts by hunting down the best aspiring and local artists just so you can find the perfect case to be the Romeo to your iPhone’s Juliet, except we will guarantee a happy ending. However, if you’re feeling extra-Crispy, then you can customize a design to suit your own individual expression!
Bamboo is Crisp!
Naturally Creative— The Nitty-Gritty Process
Authentic craftsmanship coupled with scrupulous design is the very core of Crisp cases, and we have a hands-on approach that fuels our production process from start to finish. It begins in California, where the highest quality bamboo is grown, then it is shipped cross-country to the place “where dreams come true”— okay, so our bamboo doesn’t actually go to Disney World, but it comes close enough! Once it’s in Florida, the bamboo receives an all-expenses-paid-vacation style pampering complete with precision cutting, three soakings of an oil and citric acid mixture, hand-sanding, margaritas on the beach, then polished with a waxy rubdown to maintain a protective gloss and ensure a natural feel. Making sure you stay plugged in, we design our cases with cut-outs that fit all accessories— such as headphones and docks— and make it easy to push your phone’s buttons in all the right ways. Afterward, we work closely with the artists to create an engraving that stays true to their hearts, and finds a way into yours. Our cases are finished off with a front bezel that attracts, protects, and melds to the screen. Finally, in a creative package made of recycled cardboard, your Crisp case will go on a homeward bound trek straight into your arms, and the shipping is free of charge!
We Need Your Help!— Did We Mention How Good You Look Today?
We’re pooling together nickels and dimes to make Crisp run at optimum level. Your pledges will go towards funding our first big production run of our products! You all be the first to get the full flavor of Crisp bamboo! First and foremost, we want to preserve our craftsmanship by using raw materials that spawn from the USA. Instead of maximizing profit by importing overseas, we care about the quality of our product to ensure your satisfaction. You will be keeping our product alive with the vision we have created, that is: a hub of ingenuity, authenticity, and familiarity. Also, your money will plant the seeds of our future. The power is yours!
It All Comes Back to You— You Scratch Our Back and We’ll Scratch Yours!
This isn’t a one-way relationship; we like you, and we’re a giving bunch, so prepare to be showered with presents! Crisp isn’t just about iPhone cases, but about you guys! Due to our thoughtful nature, we will always maintain a standard of exceptional customer service, and it starts right here at Kickstarter.
Check out the rewards section to your right to see what you can get for believing in us and, more importantly, our product!
Let’s Do This Together— Fun Fact!
In traditional Chinese culture, bamboo is personified with elegance, innovation, and integrity due to the various ways that it was used on a daily basis. To them, bamboo isn’t just a plant, but a quintessential part of life. So, let us be a part of YOUR life. (You know you want to, oh yeah).
Again, thanks a whole lot for taking the time to look at our product. We appreciate any and all support! Happy Kickstarting to all, and to all a good night!
And remember: Be Bountiful! Keep it Crisp.
We will ship to any international country! We only require that you add an additional $10 to your order so that we can pay for the higher shipping cost.
From a design stand-point, we started from the ground up designing our case with durability and functionality in mind. Because of this, we produce a case which works with nearly any 3rd party dock cable and headphone/auxiliary connection. The case can also withstand more than one drop without shattering – something most other wooden cases cannot claim.
Beyond that, we believe in a more involved laser-engraving process. We don't simply take digital art and engrave it on a case, we take art of any medium and render it specifically for laser-engraving purposes.
We also believe in continued research and change. We are researching patina and aging techniques to apply to our cases as well as various other techniques to add color and character beyond the simplicity of bamboo. That's not to dismiss the elegance of simplicity, but variety seldom hurts.
Ultimately, there are a lot of things that separate us from the crowd, but time will only expand upon that!
We'll be sending out a survey once our Kickstarter project is completed. In this survey you will be able to select the design that fits your hearts desires. New art designs are on the way, so if you don't see something for you quite yet, but see potential, don't be shy!
We can engrave literally anything – photos, paintings, sketches, typography, anything!
Each submission is processed individually by our graphic designers to produce an image which is suitable for laser engraving.
Did you read our Kickstarter? Seriously though, bamboo is awesome.
The Early Birds rewards have sold out! If I pledge for a case, will I still be first/next in line to recieve mine?
All cases will be made and shipped out to all of our pledges in the same order they were received. The early birds will get their cases before others because they pledged first, but every pledger will the be first to get a Crisp case!
pledged of $10,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on September 17, 2012.
Aug 7, 2012 - Sep 21, 2012 (45 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Get an honorable mention on the "Wall of Heroes" section of our website. EVERY pledge includes this. You all deserve it for helping us with our passion.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $5 or more
The Seedlings— You will get a personalized thanks-a-ton letter, a sticker, and an honorable mention on the “wall of heroes” section of our website.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
Sprouts— You’ll get a card-sized print of our featured artwork of your choosing, a Crisp t-shirt, and the "Seedlings" reward tier!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $40 or more
25 backers All gone!
The Early Bird Special— The first 25 people to donate $40 will be the very first ones to own a Crisp iPhone case that features the artwork from one of our artists. Hurry up!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $42 or more
50 backers All gone!
The Early Bird Special (part 2)— They may have gotten the worm, but it's not too late to still get an awesome case for a great deal! Pledge $42 and you will be one of the first 75 one to own a Crisp iPhone case that features the artwork from one of our artists. You'll also get a sticker and a mention on our wall of heroes. Hurry up before it's sold out!Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Green Leaf— You’ll receive one of our laser engraved iPhone cases with featured artwork. Pst.. that’s a $79 value! Add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $60 or more
The Stem Package— You’ll receive one of our bamboo iPhone cases engraved with a featured artwork, a sweet Crisp t-shirt (S-XXL), a card-sized print of the artwork, and the "Seedlings" reward tier! Just another "thank you for supporting us" with a sweet package :) Add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $65 or more
Customized Sunshine— You’ll get a Kickstarter exclusive bamboo-on-black inverted design, fully customizable (choose between our art, or yours)! OR, you can choose our regular bamboo case customized with any artwork, photograph, or other design not featured here! You just pick what you want to be engraved and we'll process it from there – within trademark law of course! Also included the "Seedlings" reward tier, and optional $10 add for a Crisp t-shirt! Add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $95 or more
2 Pack Budding— You just got yourself TWO bamboo iPhone cases engraved with a featured artwork, and the "Seedlings" reward tier! Make a buddy or significant other feel special! Add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $110 or more
2 Pack Petals— You will receive TWO of our bamboo iPhone cases with custom engravings of your choice, and the "Seedlings" reward tier! A friend in need is a friend indeed. Add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $160 or more
0 backers Limited (10 of 10 left)
Artistic Roots— We gladly present you with one of our limited edition, bamboo iPhone cases that will be engraved with a featured artwork and more. The engraving will be hand-painted and aged by our artists for a colorful and prominent finish! A true work of art for your iPhone! Ten's the limit, so jump on this! We'll include a full-sized print of the artwork, and the "Seedlings" reward tier! Add $10 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012