UPDATE #1 - Customize Your ManBuffer! Team Names & Initials, Personal Monograms, Greek Letters and More!
If you want to customize your ManBuffer, go read Update #1 in our Project Updates. To learn about the ManBuffer, please continue...
Hatched from a desire to truly enjoy our times of relaxation, the ManBuffer™ was created to keep you rested and stocked up. We were tired of getting up all the time, having warm drinks, and being crowded. The ManBuffer™ fixes all those problems. At once. The ultimate couch companion accessory. It is extremely durable. It keeps beverages very well insulated. And it keeps your best of friends just far enough away.
ABOUT US & THE MANBUFFER™
Mark and Dan are brothers-in-law, living in Cincinnati, OH. One of our favorite past-times after a long week of work is sitting back, putting our feet up, and relaxing. Like most, we like our personal space when relaxing. We also like having cold beverages at our fingertips, and secure places to set down those beverages. We began, from home-made cardboard and duct tape models, constructing the perfect solution. Evolving from more sophisticated prototypes to our final product, we are convinced that this is what you need to upgrade your relaxation.
We have partnered with some excellent companies to create the prototypes and design the manufacturing process. Thanks to thorough planning with experienced experts, we are fully prepared to manufacture and deliver large quantities of ManBuffers.
SUPPORTING THE MANBUFFER™
Our mission—with a little help from our friends—is to launch a product devoted to your comfort and enjoyment. With a little more comfort and upgraded relaxation in everyone’s living room, we believe this world will be a happier place.
In return for backing our Kickstarter campaign, we're offering the following rewards:
1. The ManBuffer™ in your choice of the following colors.
Early-bird special: $45
Regular price: $50
(Tax & shipping included in every price!)
After you make your pledge, we will send you a message asking for your top 3 color choices. Since we can't afford to stock ALL colors yet, we will publish the final selection based on demand toward the end of the campaign. We'll do our very best to fulfill everyone's first preference!
2. Sweet Manbuffer™ branded accessory products (pricing varies)
ManBuffer Bottle Openers (Each only $5 if you add them to any order that includes a ManBuffer™)
ManBuffer Pint Glasses (Each only $6 if you add them to any order that includes a ManBuffer™)
3. The chance to back a start-up and help a few young entrepreneurs get their idea off the ground!
Along with helping to fund the initial large-scale manufacturing order, your backing will help us to expand the product line with more colors and accessories, and to obtain professional and collegiate licensing agreements. It will also contribute to realizing more expansive marketing and distribution strategies.
Once you receive your ManBuffer™, we highly encourage you to personalize it with stickers of your favorite sports team logos, school mascots, Greek letters, or anything else you like! Stickers adhere well to the leather vinyl exterior.
The ManBuffer™ is just the beginning. Going forward, we expect our logo licensing
agreements and national branding to be a game-changer in couch-gating. Future products (names TBD) will include:
The "KidCushion"—a mini-buffer for kids and their snacks & sippie-cups while watching cartoons or movies. (We tested with our nieces and nephews and got rave review.)
A Carrying Strap for taking your Buffer product wherever you want to relax.
The "GolfBuffer"—to round out your
round. It will hold cold beverages, extra balls, tees, cell phone, and more. Hopefully coming Spring of 2015 to local golf courses.
The "LadyBuffer"—complete with a sophisticated wine glass holder and other added functionality.
The "CruiserCushion"—a mobile
boating cushion, keeping your drinks cold on a hot day.
Smartphone charging capabilities.
Some more pictures....
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the ManBuffer™ and supporting our campaign! Please share with friends and family, and may you all be forever blessed to enjoy your hard-earned times of relaxation.
The ManBuffer™ Team
Mark Herman, Dan Abbott, and Jeff Neinhaus
Risks and challenges
We have worked tirelessly to ensure as smooth of a first production run as possible. We have partnered with Terracotta Industries to help manage and supervise the manufacturing process. As with any new product development, we hope for the best and plan for the worst. While it hasn't been a piece of cake, we're proud to have overcome all of the obstacles in our way thus far.
Worst case scenario (in our minds) would be that we do not reach our Kickstarter goal, and subsequently go back to the drawing board. The next worse case scenario is any sort of production and shipping delays. We have a lot of trust in Terracotta Industries, and together we have been proactively planning solutions for any hiccups that may occur.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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