We had several in-depth meetings around the time of CTIA with our planned distribution partner for the US (a major cellphone accessory distributor) and a large retailer that wishes to launch snappgrip in the US.
Based upon their feedback we are working hard over the next couple of weeks to make a decision on the case design/tooling and whether we work with another case manufacturer to produce a branded case in conjunction with themselves that supports the snappgrip controller. This has various cost, branding and territorial issues that need to be assessed.
While we appreciate that this represents a delay to the project we are committed to delivering the best possible product at day one that satisfies the broad requirements of the market as well as our valued Kickstarter backers and we trust that the backers understand this and would prefer to receive a product deemed 'retail-ready' by the sales channels that are going to sell the product.
The case seems to be a particularly emotive and consistent part of the product. As we review various questions asked through the campaign there is a good number of 'Can I use this with my existing case?' and 'Do I need to use this with a case?' type questions. Clearly phone cases are a very personal thing and we see it as crucial that this part of the product delivers strongly.
To allay any doubts about status or pre-production units, here is a photo of what's left of our pre-production samples following our time and meetings at CTIA. The units not pictured are now being shaken-down in the field in conjunction with various photography apps.
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Thank you for supporting snappgrip. We'll keep you updated on the project's progress as we head towards production.Estimated delivery:
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The snappgrip case for iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3. Perhaps you'd rather wait until we're in the market but you'd like to stay connected to the project and you need a phone case. This reward is just for you and rest assured, that once we're in production you'll be able to purchase the snappgrip controller too!Estimated delivery:
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A snappgrip-branded mohzy loop USB/micro-USB cable with Apple 30-pin adaptor. We are offering these as part of the snappgrip accessory package as they've got great design and functions. Here's an opportunity to show your support for our project (thank you!) and get a great accessory for your phone or camera at the same time.Estimated delivery:
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If you're one of the first 100 backers for snappgrip and you're quick off the mark, you'll be the owner of a complete snappgrip package including the case and controller at an amazing never-to-be-repeated price!Estimated delivery:
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We're setting a stretch goal of £30k by the end of the project. To see if we can achieve that we've put together a new £20 pledge level aimed at the 500+ existing backers. It's an accessory package comprising: - controller carry pouch - snappgrip-branded mini tripod - snappgrip-branded Mohzy loop micro USB cable This was a great suggestion from one of our backers (thanks!) and let's see what happens between now and Monday.Estimated delivery:
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A special snappgrip price for the next 500 backers of our project. Thank you for your interest and support. You're a true early adopter of snappgrip and will receive a complete package including the phone case and controller.Estimated delivery:
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The standard package. The snappgrip case and controller at 30% less than our planned retail price! We really hope you enjoy your snappgrip.Estimated delivery:
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The full monty! For the retail price of snappgrip, you'll receive the case, camera controller, mini-tripod, mohzy loop usb cable and a controller carry pouch for the full snappgrip experience and a saving of £30 over buying separately.Estimated delivery:
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Inspired by camera manufacturers' limited edition models, to mark snappgrip's debut on KickStarter, we are planning a 50-unit limited run of gold-plated and brown leather snappgrip controllers. Each unit will be sequentially numbered, carry a certificate of authenticity signed by Lee & Rex and delivered in a commemorative box. We undertake that this production will be a one-off limited edition and you'll be one of a handful of owners of something very unique.Estimated delivery:
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