You Asked, We Listened!
Many of you have asked me for an update from my New York meeting with the factory. We have been holding out on that update for a few days so that we could give you as much exciting news as possible! Keep Reading...
The first big announcement is that we have reached a funding goal that allows us to offer something that many of you have asked about. We would like to introduce you to Petite Bobine! All backers will have their choice of either Une Bobine (24 inches/600 mm) or Petite Bobine (12 inches/300 mm). You can also mix and match if you have pledged for 2 or more Bobines. Why not grab one of each! One for your desk, car, night stand, kitchen counter, anywhere you need your iPhone. Head down below for some prototype photos!
Here are some answers to the questions I'm sure you have:
- Why Petite Bobine? - we always wanted different lengths because each length has advantages in different settings (car, desk, night stand, laptop, desktop, kitchen, and others). But we didn't want to do too much right from the start or have unrealistic goals. You have helped us get to the funding we needed to offer both choices!
- How do I pledge and make my choice? - We like things simple. You don't need to choose now. Every pledge level that includes Bobines will have the choice of Une Bobine or Petite Bobine. The survey we send out at the end of the project will include a form to make your selections at that time.
- If I pledge for more than 1 Bobine, can I choose some of each? - Absolutely! You can mix and match whichever Bobines you choose. One of each, two of the same, any combination you need. And remember, you don't need to choose when you pledge. We'll send out a survey when the project is completed asking for your choice along with your shipping address.
USB Extension Cable
The second big announcement is the one we're really excited to share about a USB Extension Cable! If you've watched our "Bob" video, you know that we prefer to do things a little differently than everyone else. The standard approach would be to ask you to increase your pledge or to offer an extension at higher pledge levels. But we didn't want to do that. Instead, we have set a goal of $90,000 for the total project funding in order to package a 3 feet (900 mm) USB extension cable with EVERY Bobine! These will be included at absolutely no additional cost with every Une Bobine and Petite Bobine that is shipped as long as we reach the $90,000 goal. Please help us get there quickly by sharing with your Facebook friends, posting tweets, and spreading the word.
And please remember to vote for Une Bobine at http://www.thewilliammcshanefund.com. You can vote once per day!
P.S. We might have more up our sleeves once we cross this next goal!
pledged of $9,800 goal
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May 7, 2012 - Jun 15, 2012
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Merci! Merci! -- Bob's rough translation: Bunches of Thanks!Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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An 8x10 glossy print of any frame from Bob's video, product photo, or rendering from the project. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Your very own Une Bobine Cable! (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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25 backers All gone!
Bob's Early Bird Special! 2 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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2 Une Bobine Cables shipped to your door. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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4 Une Bobine Cables and a 5 pack of stickers with the [Fuse]Chicken beak logo. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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6 Une Bobine Cables and a signed 8x10 print of any frame from the Bob video. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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15 Une Bobine Cables...gifts for your whole family! And we'll call you to personally thank you while you are eating the chocolates that Bob sends you. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
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33 Une Bobine Cables...gifts for all of your family and friends. (Free Shipping Worldwide) And Bob (or a look-alike) will pick you up from Cleveland Hopkins or Akron-Canton Airport and take you to a celebration in your honor where you will be toasted with Great Lakes Brewery's finest while dining on Cleveland's famous Polish sausages. (Airfare and accommodations not provided).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $750 or more
In addition to the $500 reward above, we will also produce a new 'Bob' video based on your life.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
In addition to the $750 reward above, the soundtrack for your video will be a song written just for you.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,350 or more
Retail Pack. 100 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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The $500 reward level plus lunch for 4 with our staff in Cleveland. You pick the cuisine, we'll pick the restaurant... don't worry, we have good taste.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $5,000 or more
The $500 reward level plus a half-day design workshop and lunch with our staff. Design, Engineering, Marketing, and more. And we'll throw in a brand new 16GB iPhone 4S along with your Une Bobine Cables! This will be an unlocked GSM iPhone.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $5,200 or more
Retail Pack. 400 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Retail Pack. 800 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)Estimated delivery: Aug 2012