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We were tired of fumbling for our iPhone alarm in the morning, so we created Snooze – the bedside stand with a big rubber snooze bar.
We were tired of fumbling for the iPhone alarm in the morning, so we created Snooze – the bedside stand with a big rubber snooze bar.
We were tired of fumbling for the iPhone alarm in the morning, so we created Snooze – the bedside stand with a big rubber snooze bar.
650 backers pledged $57,898 to help bring this project to life.

New from the studio: Photos of our flexible, magnetic sunglasses– 12 days left!

Hi everyone - an exciting update on our new MagLock Sunglasses campaign for those of you following along (thanks for cheering us on all these years!) 

Flexible and light, MagLock Sunglasses are designed to be the more comfy frames to grace your face
Flexible and light, MagLock Sunglasses are designed to be the more comfy frames to grace your face

 

The MagLock campaign is doing better than we ever imagined! With 1,299 Backers and $71,037 raised with 12 days to go, this could become our most successful Kickstarter to date– if you feel as happy as we do, please join the celebration by pledging today or sharing MagLock with a friend, we'll be forever grateful :)

Sunglasses are an essential part of your everyday carry
Sunglasses are an essential part of your everyday carry

 

Kickstarter Live (did you see the hammer test?!) 

If you've missed our last two Kickstarter Live events, you can catch them both on Facebook– learn industrial-design insights from our co-founder Nate, geek out about different 3D-printing methods, and see what our MagLock shades look like on our own different-shaped faces! 

Sullivan Aviators: Durable sunglasses ready for any adventure
Sullivan Aviators: Durable sunglasses ready for any adventure

 

What would you like us to cover in the next Kickstarter Live event? 

  • The ups and downs of running a Kickstarter campaign? 
  • The ins and outs of starting a small business? 
  • How sea turtles use Earth's magnetic field to find their nests? 

Please share your suggestions in the comments below. Thanks, we’re looking forward to reading and replying to you :)
Lindsay + Nate 

MagLock Sunglasses are the shades you'll never drop or lose
MagLock Sunglasses are the shades you'll never drop or lose

 

p.s. Check out these other great campaigns that are helping us reach our goals along our Kickstarter journey #sharingiscaring –

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Have you seen how we fixed the biggest problem with sunglasses?

 

Hello backers!      

I wanted to let everyone know we'll have a Kickstarter Live event on Friday afternoon (12pm EST) to show you the process behind designing our new MagLock sunglasses. Check out the new campaign here and check out the extreme tests we've been putting the sunglasses (and ourselves) through on our Facebook Page and Instagram.

 

During the event, I'll show you some of the key measurements to consider, how I create the 3D models in a program called Rhino, the types of 3D printers we use and how we create renderings and animations in KeyShot. These are tools that I use every day as an industrial designer and they're tools and methods that are used to design many of the products you use daily. For a cool look behind the curtains, be sure to sign up at the link below.   

How It's Made: MagLock Design Story Kickstarter Live  

You're welcome to submit questions ahead of time (great if you can't make it to the live stream but can watch later) or chat us your question during the event. Feel free to share the link with anyone who might be interested in learning more about product design or MagLock sunglasses.  

Thanks,  

Nate  

PS If you missed our last live stream, catch the replay here.

 

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Backer Heads-Up: New Kickstarter Launches SOON

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It's that time of year! (The most wonderful time, to be exact.)

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Hi Snooze Backers! It's been a while, hope you're still enjoying life approximately 9 more minutes of sleep at a time ;) 

The holidays are drawing near, and we thought you'd appreciate a heads-up: we're having a Holiday Sale over at the Distil Union webstore -- simply enter the code GIFTASTIC for 20% OFF your order! 

Distil Union Holiday Sale: 20% OFF with GIFTASTIC
Distil Union Holiday Sale: 20% OFF with GIFTASTIC

It's been a most wonderful year here at DU With the help of hundreds of backers (some of them were you!) we Kickstarted two new products, Wally and his big brother Wally Case. Meanwhile, Snooze continued to sell well on our website. A little too well, actually -- Snoozes have been sold out for over a month! We're eagerly anticipating the next batch to arrive on Monday, just in time for holiday shipping. 

We hope you've had a wonderful year, too, and that you have some fun holiday plans around the corner :)

Merry merry, season's greetings and may the force be with you!
Lindsay and Nate and Adam

Excited to announce our latest Kickstarter: WALLY CASE!

G'mornin' fellow Snoozers! It's been a little while, hope you've been doing great and are enjoying appx 9 more minutes of sleep each day with your iPhone and Snooze :) We wanted to let you in on some big news: 

We're back on Kickstarter with our new Wally Case

Wally Case is a protective snap-on case for iPhone 5 that incorporates our discreet, patent-pending Wally wallet! It's all about simplifying your daily grab-and-go essentials:

  • Secret Holds your cards -- without looking like a wallet! 
  • Slim Snap-on shell case adds protection, not bulk 
  • Access Pull-tab conceals and reveals your contents

Earlier this year on Kickstarter we debuted Wally the Stick-on Wallet. He's suuuuuper minimal -- a little too minimal for some folks, who said they'd be happier with the added protection of a case. We've combined the minimalism and magic of Wally's pull-tab design with a classic snap-on shell; it's a no-brainer, brought to you by the folks who know Wally best.

Your support last year helped us make Snooze a dream come true. It's because of you that we were able to "Keep the Dream Alive" ;) If you have a moment, please take a peek at Wally Case and spread the word -- the campaign ends on Sunday, September 15!

Thanks y'all, 
Lindsay, Nate and Adam
Distil Union