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Jedidiah KiangBy Jedidiah Kiang
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Jedidiah KiangBy Jedidiah Kiang
First created
$210
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 24 2013 4:42 AM UTC +00:00

About

Watch the videos to see the Budwrapper works!

There’s a ton of wire wrapping or storage devices on the market but there’s not really one that’s both small and easy to remember to take with you. The Budwrapper is a little plastic device that attaches onto your earbuds and becomes part of your earbuds. It's also super convenient in that allows you to release and untangle the earbuds with one hand, which is great when you’re holding the phone with the other hand. It's really simple but we think that's the beauty of it!

Features of the Budwrapper:
Prevents tangling and saves space.
Attaches onto your earbuds so you can’t lose it or forget to carry it.
Plug your earbuds into the phone with your eyes closed.
Release your earphones from the gadget with just one hand.
Soft rubber (Material: Polyethylene PE)

The product is also customizable and will come in different colors and designs. So you can design it with your information on it, put a sticker on it, or just use a marker pen to write on it. There's also going to be a QR code on the back that links to a Youtube video that shows how to use the Budwrapper.

We want to share this simple but usable product with friends around the world, but the prototype still has room for improvement so we need your support. It’ll take $10,000 to improve on the design aspects, create a mold for the Budwrapper, and begin to mass produce the budwrappers in all sorts of colors. The Budwrapper is a blank slate so we will be able to customize it at the manufacturing level for any marketing or promotion purposes after we finish the main product!

By June: Find a moldmaker to cast the mold for the main product design. The casting of the mold is where a major part of the budget will be used.

By July-August: Choose a local Taiwanese manufacturer to begin producing the Budwrapper with the mold, in all sorts of colors, somewhere between July and August.

By December (at the latest): Launch the Budwrappers on the Taiwan and US market! We will be looking for exclusive distributors (in other countries as well) so contact us if you are interested!

Risks and challenges

To avoid any copy situation, we already have a patent pending in Taiwan. Should we get the patent, we have 12 months of international rights to patent the product in other countries under the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

The mold may pose a bit of a challenge as the simplicity and low cost of the Budwrapper will actually cause moldmakers and manufacturers to compromise on quality and durability. If we do modify the molds a bit, it will come at an added cost. Thus we will take time in carefully choosing suppliers to avoid a situation like this, and we will look to small business loans and potential investors to cover extra costs should they arise.

We estimate that it will only take three to five months to complete the mold and begin production. But due to problems that may arise during business negotiations or manufacturing, we are promising that we can begin shipments and supplying our product by the end of this year. John's background includes more than 15 years of startup experience with seven different projects and we believe that this combined with Jed's cross-cultural expertise will allow us to tackle any difficulties that come up on the business front.

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    1 Budwrapper mailed to you at no charge along with a hand-signed postcard from Taiwan! Free shipping within the US and Taiwan.

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    1 Budwrapper + 1 customized sticker designs. (Just send over a file with your design for us!) Free shipping within the US and Taiwan.

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    1 Budwrapper along with a set of special edition budwrapper earphones designed (pictures coming soon!). Free shipping within the US and Taiwan.

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    1 Budwrapper + 1 customized sticker designs. (Just send over a file with your design for us!) + a set of special edition budwrapper earphones designed by us (pictures coming soon!). Free shipping within the US and Taiwan.

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