Juicies - 2011 to 2012
First of all I wanted to say Happy New Year 2012 to all of you. I am so sorry that your Juicies did not ship yet, even though it has been over 6 months now. In the beginning there were some hold ups with the manufacture for a while. But more importantly I also had to secure more funding for the final production...which I finally did!
Getting the rest of the funding together was not an easy task for me and I could have never done it without all your guy's support and without this successful Kickstarter campaign. That being said I now have a partner in Germany. My good friend Hannes R. who recently moved back to Germany after working abroad for several years, has joined me. Hannes and I wrote a full fledged business plan along with cash flow projections and future product road map. The plan along with some other materials enabled us to secure the needed funds. So while I started this project myself I am very happy to say that it is now 2 of us :-)
The total cost of this project is in the $80.000.- to $100.000.- range and the Kickstarter funding was mainly to ensure that I will have enough time to research materials and manufacturing processes so that the colorful cables aka Juicies can be made in a sustainable way. So...yes, they will be mostly made from recycled content.
Some of you had contacted me regarding the fact that "dock connector cables might be obsolete once they ship" since it has taken so long. Since the Juicies project was launched another 40 Million iPhones and some 30 Million iPods/iPads sold worldwide. I hope that this proves the opposite. The total number of compatible devices should be around 400 Million.
We got some more production samples in recently and everything is looking very good now. So please hang in there with us for another little while.
If you want to contact me feel free to send me an email or just call me directly at 808.351.2891
PS: we made sure that our cables will have the NEW longer cable neck as the cables that ship with the current iPhone 4S.
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Apr 22, 2011 - May 23, 2011 (31 days)
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PAY WHAT YOU CAN. What is your favorite color worth to you? Every backer will receive a colorful cable, regardless of the amount they pledge, so long as the funding goal is reached. A fair retail price is probably around $19. The cost of shipping should be included in your pledge, pay whatever YOU think is fair. Shipping is worldwide.
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STARTER PACKAGE. One colorful cable in your favorite color. If you missed out on the "pay-what-you-can" tier, you can pledge here to receive a cable. If you want more then one cable, just multiply your pledge amount. 2 cables = $40, 3 cables = $60, etc International shipping is included.
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PROFESSIONAL PACKAGE. One cable of each color. You will get total of 10 colorful cables. Plus I will send you a box from Honolulu with a fresh hand picked pineapple. Hawaiian pineapples are most definitely the Juicies(t) around. US shipping is included. International please add $25 to your pledge.
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RESELLER PACKAGE. Pre-order a box of 50 Juicies, 5 of each color, packaged for resale. Perfect for all online shops and retailers that want to get first dibs. This is also great for budding entrepreneurs who want to sell Juicies themselves, and for people who want to get their birthday, anniversary, and holiday shopping done for the whole year with one purchase. Add $500 to your pledge for each additional box you'd like to order. Includes shipping within the USA. Add $25 for international shipping per box.
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EXECUTIVE PACKAGE. You are the CEO, you want all 10 colorful cables and you got some open space for contemporary art on your conference table. You will receive a custom made one of a kind small table top version of Kasey McMahon's contemporary art piece "Connected" the life size cable woman. Naturally this piece will be made from JUICIES. In some peoples eyes "La Femme Cablee" is one of the most important pieces of sculptural art of this most recent decade. It represents the current trend of our society, towards digitalization and the "always on" and "connected" way of life. International shipping included.