The FAQ Page
Hi Everyone, I will be updating this FAQ page throughout the project. If you have any questions that you feel need to be answered, please leave them in the comments below and I will do my best to answer them for you.
So far this covers the five topics I have seen brought up the most: When will I get my Stylus Cap? Where in the process are you now? Shipping Cost. Pen Compatibility. Device Compatibility.
WHEN WILL I GET MY STYLUS CAP?
The Short Version Roughly: End of April / Early May. This is subject to change. Why? Read below.
The Long Version To everyone who is wondering when you will get your Stylus Caps, here is a very rough schedule: Refinements to the prototypes have been and are continuing through out the rest of the funding period, which ends on March 16th. 14 days after that (when the funding clears), I hope to be starting with production. I would estimate about a month after that Stylus Caps will start to ship, which would put us at the end of April / early May.
Keep in mind this is all open to change, it could be longer, it could be shorter. Normally when a product is announced, its either shipping immediately, or an exact ship date is announced. The beauty of Kickstarter is it allows the development process to be viewed by everyone. It can be messy, but ultimately its very rewarding. I promise I will give you as detailed updates they come available and make you a part of this.
WHEN DO I CHOOSE WHICH STYLUS CAP I WANT?
After the Kickstarter funding is over, I will send out a survey to all Backers that will ask which cap you want.
WHERE IN THE PROCESS ARE YOU NOW?
As of February 16th (when you put this project over the $15k goal), Stylus Caps are in the Refinement Phase. Truth be told I had already started working through some of this, but you made it official.
In many ways this is the most difficult and most rewarding phase. Tolerances are adjusted by 1/10th of a millimeter, exact materials are decided (316 Stainless vs. 316LVM Stainless, discuss), Pantone colors are specified, etc. In short, how well the product is going to do what it is supposed to do is decided here. Its nerve-wracking and obsessive.
I love this phase.
All backers must add the cost of shipping to their pledge. Shipping in the US is $5, to Canada is $10, and International is $15.
For example if you Backed at the $20 PRE-ORDER Level and live in the US, shipping is $5 so your total should be $25. If you Backed at the $70 BRASS PACK Level and are International, shipping is $15 so your total should be $85.
I'm really sorry for the confusion. If you need help to figure out your shipping, please message me through Kickstarter and I will do my best to sort through everything with you.
Stylus Caps are only guaranteed to work with the 3 pens in the above picture: Sharpie Fine Point, Bic Round Stic, and Pilot Fineliner. That's it.
Any device with a capacitive touchscreen should work with a Stylus Cap. However, I have actually used the Stylus Cap with the devices below and can confirm 100% that they are compatible. If you have a device that you would like to use with the Stylus Cap, do not see it below, and are not sure if it will work, message me through Kickstarter and I will try and find a way to test it out.
iOS - iPad, iPad 2
Android - Dell Streak, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sony Dash, Viewsonic Viewpad 7
iOS - iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
webOS - Pre, Pre Plus, Pre 2
Android - Motorola: Droid, Droid Pro, Droid 2, Droid X, HTC: Droid Incredible, Evo 4G
Dell Inspiron One 2305, Gateway One 2x4800, HP Touchsmart 600-1350, HP Touchsmart 300-1122, Lenovo Ideacentre B308, Sony Vaio VPC-J118F8
pledged of $15,000 goal
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Feb 14, 2011 - Mar 16, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
BACKER - Your $5 or more will go towards a coupon of equal value that can be used towards the purchase of a Stylus Cap after its fulfillment to all Kickstarter Backers.
Pledge $20 or more
STYLUS CAP PRE-ORDER - 1 Stylus Cap (Stainless Steel) of your choice. Comes with one pen (Sharpie, Bic, or Fineliner). (Shipping in US add $5, to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
Pledge $25 or more
KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION BRASS - 1 Stylus Cap in an exclusive to Kickstarter Brass version of your choice. Comes with one pen (Sharpie, Bic, or Fineliner). (Shipping in US add $5, to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
Pledge $55 or more
STAINLESS PACK - 1 set of each Stylus Cap (Stainless Steel). Comes with one Sharpie, one Bic, and one Fineliner. (Shipping in US add $5, to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
Pledge $70 or more
BRASS PACK - 1 set of each Stylus Cap in limited edition Brass. Comes with one Sharpie, one Bic, and one Fineliner. (Shipping in US add $5, to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
Pledge $125 or more
BOTH PACKS - 1 set of stainless Stylus Caps and 1 set of Stylus Caps in limited edition Brass. Comes with two Sharpies, two Bics, and two Fineliners. (Shipping in US add $5, to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)
Pledge $290 or more
STUDIO PACK - 4 sets of stainless Stylus Caps and 1 set of Stylus Caps in limited edition Brass. (Shipping in US add $5, to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount)