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Transform your iPod Nano into the world's coolest multi-touch watches with TikTok + LunaTik by Scott Wilson and MINIMAL.
13,512 backers pledged $942,578 to help bring this project to life.

From Kickstarter to Apple Keynote Event

As you may know, Apple held their "Let's Talk iPhone" keynote event in Cupertino on October 7th. We were anxiously awaiting the news, not knowing if and how the 6th gen iPod nano might change. So we were blown away when Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President of World Wide Product Marketing for Apple, stood on stage at the event and singularly referenced an image of our black TikTok in his keynote, clearly endorsing the LunaTik brand.  In addition to the news that the 7th gen iPod nano’s physical design would remain unchanged, allowing the new version to work with current TikTok + LunaTik Watch Kits, there were also a few nice software updates announced. Watch the keynote annoucement here.

Those updates include what many of you backers have been asking for... 16 new clock faces, built-in Nike+ (no more dongles and shoe sensors!) and lower price points on both 8gb and 16gb nanos. And these new features can be added to all existing 6th gen nanos with a simple software update in iTunes. So all of you are good to go with your existing nanos. It's pretty cool to think that all the third party watch straps on the market and the new category may have influenced Apple to stick with an iPod form factor for the first time ever. And maybe all of YOU helped start this category with bang! Even though Steve Jobs thought to add the clock face to the nano. Let's admit it, he kinda knew.

If Apple had in fact changed the nano, which they do every year historically, we had a pretty cool plan to help reduce our existing inventory and we named it after Apple's illusive and secretive antics. Behold the LunaTik AnTik. A simple 30 meter water-resistant analog watch designed to fit the LunaTik strap. Thankfully we don't need these but maybe some people would like them... Works in the TikTok as well and looks great. What do you think? Which dial faces do you like? :)

 AnTik Family. LunaTik AnTik with Lynk Bracelet in the middle

AnTik Module

AnTik + LunaTik


One of a Kind

It was with great sadness that we learned 2 days later that Steve Jobs had finally lost his fight to cancer at the young age of 56.  It was a huge loss felt around the world and Steve Jobs will remain an irreplaceable icon that has inspired so many of us to do our best work and live out our passions without regret. All of us owe him for setting the standard and raising the bar in consumer experience and entertainment not to mention influencing and inspiring almost all lateral industries. RIP Steve Jobs.


INTRODUCING LYNK

My Halloween LYNK Blackout with Orange Nano. So Evil!

You all asked for it. Here it is. Our latest designs, the all aluminum LunaTik Lynk Silver or Blackout, are currently available for pre-order at LunaTik.com.  Many of you have expressed an interest in an all aluminum band from the beginning of this project so we hope that our Lynk design lives up to your hopes. LYNK features solid anodized top links with soft silicone internal sub links. If you haven't already, please check them out at here. Estimated to ship in early December.

Looking back over the last 11 months, it is still amazing to think about what was accomplished thru launching TikTok + LunaTik on this platform.  Thanks to the initial and ongoing support that our backers have shown, TikTok + LunaTik continue to thrive out in the wild.  Your support of this project absolutely contributed to the Kickstarter platform as a whole reaching that monumental 1 million backer mark recently and allowed all of us to be a part of history in the making. And this is just the start. As I tour the keynote circuit speaking about my experience I realize how many creatives and aspiring entrepreneurs still don't know about Kickstarter as a way to get their dreams realized. This remains the most rewarding part of this project.

You can always reach us at LunaTik.com and subscribe to our newsletter, read the latest news and updates on our blog, follow us at our LunaTik Facebook Fan Page or on Twitter via @LunaTikLife

As we approach our 1 year anniversary mark, we look forward to sharing new and exciting LunaTik product ideas, developments and events with you all. Stay tuned, we have some cool stuff on the horizon. Anyone interested in another holiday Kickstarter project?

Thanks!

Scott Wilson, MINIMAL and the LunaTik Team

Comments

    1. Creator Skye on October 24, 2011

      PS: The orange on black AnTik looks like a Bell&Ross. Which I love.

      Even without the coolness of the iPod, I love how this is developing into a kind of "modular watch system" - a first of it's kind?

    2. Creator Skye on October 24, 2011

      AnTik Module with orange on black is SICK!! I would definitely buy one!
      Great news that you caught Apple's attention. Well deserved.

    3. Creator Brett Thompson on October 22, 2011

      Yes, I would love it if you offered the AnTik. I'm getting a black out LYNK and need to have something else to put in my anodized red Kickstarter edition LunaTik! Plus I love the design of the bands so much that I would like the option of a waterproof watch wet conditions. Please do it Scott!

    4. Creator Sam Walmsley on October 21, 2011

      Are there any discounts on new designs for the original backers? Cheers Sam

    5. Creator jimsirr (deleted) on October 21, 2011

      I'd like a couple AnTiks; also longer bands for the LunaTik

    6. Creator Matt Akins on October 21, 2011

      Love the orange AnTik. Would match my orange/black iPhone case :)

    7. Creator davimlee on October 21, 2011

      Orange, also.

    8. Creator Oscar G. on October 20, 2011

      It's been an awesome project...
      My friends already have their own and they call it, gadget of the year!
      Congrats!

    9. Creator Jonathan Wilson on October 20, 2011

      Orange
      Would purchase a new silver or black LYNK to go with it!

      USB re-chargeable would be a great addition, sick of batteries dying in my watches!

    10. Creator Chapps on October 19, 2011

      Wow, I love the AnTik orange analog face and would snap it up in a heartbeat (er ... at a reasonable price, of course). I'd pair it with the new Lynk and be happy as a clam, particularly since I could swap it out for the new Nano, as needed. Waterproof up to how many meters? Or is it just water resistant (e.g. doesn't quit in a hard rain)?

    11. Creator Scott Wilson + MINIMAL on October 19, 2011

      Yes, the AnTik is waterproof!

    12. Creator Scott S. on October 19, 2011

      count me in for the antik

      cheers!

    13. Creator markbeek on October 19, 2011

      Me 2, from the beginning i am very interesting in the products. I have the LunaTik and the TikTok watches, unfortunately only 1 ipod nano so i am switching. I really love the Antik idea and would love to buy them! Please take it in production!!! I am also going to order the Lynk watch. With the new face plates of the Nano i am able to create a million different watches and people always ask me if I have a new watch. Keep up the good work and sweet ideas!

    14. Creator Chaisit S. on October 19, 2011

      Is AnTik waterproof?

    15. Creator Sergio Rubinato Filho on October 19, 2011

      I'm very proud to support this product from its very beginning

    16. Creator Bret J. aka Books One on October 19, 2011

      i love the AnTik idea. i like the Orange and the Green. i would definitely get one or both.

    17. Creator Stuart Preece on October 19, 2011

      I really love my LunaTik watch, all my friends are proper envious of it! I'd love to hear of any new projects in the future, is there any movement on the Bluetooth accessory that was mentioned a while back? That really would be a piece of futuristic tech if it goes into production!

    18. Creator nestor on October 18, 2011

      Orange

    19. Creator Gary Griffiths on October 18, 2011

      Please let us know when the AnTik is available! Will definitely get one. I have the red LunaTik and TikTok and love them both. The AnTik would be a great addition!

    20. Creator Paul Wright on October 18, 2011

      Oh, orange is the fave face color

    21. Creator Paul Wright on October 18, 2011

      let me know the price of the new AnTIk

    22. Creator Aaron Davies on October 18, 2011

      Any plans for a leather strap? Plastic gets sweaty and links pinch....

      BTW the Kokkia bluetooth module is amazingly tiny (but kills your battery life).

    23. Creator James Inks on October 18, 2011

      Would definitely be interested in the orange face AnTik! Keep us informed when they're available!

    24. Creator Barry Schifreen on October 18, 2011

      i'm also "Still waiting for your version of a bluetooth module add-on!" plus maybe the bluetooth ear phone (not in-ear buds) to go with it. i would also consider a cheap water-resistant or -proof watch for rainy days or pool/beach jaunts. (my understanding is that 30m = water proof, while water resistant shrugs off sweat and rain but should not be immersed, or not immersed for a long time.)

    25. Creator Clint Bradford on October 18, 2011

      I am not lazy ... nor do you have a more devoted devotee ... But I don't have 90+ minutes to watch (pun intended) the referenced Apple video until the weekend. SO - Please tell us the approximate minute-mark that you are cited!!!

    26. Creator Juan Mitchell on October 18, 2011

      Count ya boi in! That orange is mad fresh! That green is clever also! I have to have one!

    27. Creator Yen Lee on October 18, 2011

      I bought one before, the LunaTik strap is gorgeous, but the Nano is very sensitive to water or sweat, already exchanged my nano twice.

      so just remember to keep it dry....VERY dry.

    28. Creator Jeremy Schmitz on October 18, 2011

      When can I buy an AnTik in orange on black!? I'm in. Just post the link. Love the idea of being able to swap in a water resistant watch rather than carry a few watches on short trips South.

    29. Creator George Wilkins on October 18, 2011

      Looks great. What's the lynk band going to cost without the case, for those of us looking to upgrade without buying it all again?

    30. Creator Adam Jason Moore on October 18, 2011

      How about a discount code for original backers who would like to purchase some more gear from you?

    31. Creator Eric on October 18, 2011

      AnTik black on back and orange on black. I'll buy both!

    32. Creator Darrell Etherington on October 18, 2011

      I would love an AnTik, specifically the one with orange type (and that typeface, too, regardless of color). Disappointed with Apple's new watch faces in the nano software update and would love something more stylish.

    33. Creator anson chiu on October 18, 2011

      i prefer the AnTik with squared-font... and yes, i WILL buy one :)
      Are you thinking of KickStarting it?

      Still waiting for your version of a bluetooth module add-on!

    34. Creator anson chiu on October 18, 2011

      i prefer the AnTik with squared-font... and yes, i WILL buy one :)
      Are you thinking of KickStarting it?

      Still waiting for your version of a bluetooth module add-on!

    35. Creator Derek Whiteside on October 18, 2011

      Count me in for the AnTik. Interestingly, I already ruined one nano from water exposure while wearing it as a watch... I decided not to get another nano because it seemed likely that I would ruin it as well. Waiting for Apple to "fix" the nano for watch use (h20 resistance and how about a speaker?) but an AnTik is a great compromise in the meantime. The anti-ipod-watch!

    36. Creator Paul Beeton on October 18, 2011

      Oh why did you have to do that. I have recently pre-ordered my third LunaTik, and yes I would HAVE to have an AnTik. I prefer the black and green dial. Any chance of getting one with the addition of a simple date display though. Either way, you make it and i'll buy it.

    37. Creator Glenn NIshida on October 18, 2011

      Aloha Scott, I would love to buy a AnTic. Are you still thinking about bring them in? Thanks Glenn

    38. Creator Nick Seaman on October 18, 2011

      Would definitely get an AnTik module or two. Ideally an analog face and a digital face. Great looking stuff, as always.

      Also, I would definitely get a Lynk but I was told on Twitter that it only has a diameter of 200mm which is not big enough for my wrists.

    39. Creator dsd_corp on October 18, 2011

      I like all faces. Should be great to own the AnTik collection with different faces, as I think. Or may be if the faces will be exchangeable as half of a body separate from mechanism part. But I think it will be mechanically unstable gear clutch becouse of dust accumulation.

    40. Creator Steve Roddick on October 18, 2011

      Hi Scott, count me in for the green face AnTik if you have any for sale. Looks fantastic. As a very keen amateur horologist I would be happy to back this as a separate KickStarter project. I would buy two or three to use. I wear my LunaTik all the time but sometimes feet a little frustrated having to hit the button to see the time.

    41. Creator Jay Heins on October 18, 2011

      Thanks Scott and company, very exciting developments. The AnTik looks great, especially in orange. Keep us posted, i'll totally buy one when it's ready.

    42. Creator Nancy Murray on October 18, 2011

      I LOVE LOVE the Lynk. In fact I love love you!
      Bought TikTok from the KickStarter pledge. Fan from day one (business model-wise).
      I was waiting for the new iPod to come out to go with the Lynk. It is SO AMAZINGLY beautiful. BUT why did they not integrate bluetooth to the iPod Nano????
      Tell me it's coming please.
      I know you can add a bluetooth thingy... But.....

    43. Creator Scott Wilson + MINIMAL on October 18, 2011

      The floating plate on the back is only to accommodate the bridge feature on the LunaTik that is dictated by the nano design. Sorry, no clip. Thanks for all the great feedback as well! Stay tuned.

    44. Creator Zhe Liu on October 18, 2011

      I'd go for the orange one. Do you also offer white dialed ones? They reminds me of flight watches from IWC, B&R etc.

    45. Creator Timothy Zork on October 18, 2011

      If the AnTik is real, I would definitely be interested in getting one. I "bought" the LunaTik/TikTok set during the Kickstarter campaign, and something like the AnTik would be perfect to fill in an empty LunaTik. Great idea!

    46. Creator Mark A. Donohoe on October 18, 2011

      Hi Scott! It's Mark (fellow Kickstarter with the aTrackt!) LOVE the orange face! I'm a huge watch collector (80+) and this would be a great addition. Much to my surprise I actually use the TikTok more with my Nano than the LunaTik, and this would be a great addition to that band so I can dedicate the orange watch to it. (Actually, it looks like the orange is actually a cut-away design. Am I seeing that correctly? (...and are these renders or actual products?)

      BTW, I see you've designed it to look remarkably like the nano, even with what appears to be a clip on the back, but with a screw that's throwing me.. Can it be clipped on to things like the Nano? What's the screw for?

    47. Creator Cameron Moll on October 18, 2011

      Excellent. I'd probably go for it. Hard to wear my nano during the rainy spells here in Florida...

    48. Creator Mach on October 18, 2011

      I like the AnTik and interested in purchasing one. I like the black and orange dial the most.

    49. Creator Scott Wilson + MINIMAL on October 18, 2011

      We are looking at $49-59... depends on final pricing from the factory

    50. Creator Cameron Moll on October 18, 2011

      Priced right, I'd definitely spring for an AnTik.