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Marty HollowayBy Marty Holloway
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Marty HollowayBy Marty Holloway
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About

We all know how difficult it can be to game well on a smart phone-your grip on the phone is weak and uncomfortable, and the experience gets even worse when you have to take one hand off the phone in order to play the game. Simply put, a phone is not designed as a gaming device and so it does not offer a great gaming experience.

At Big D accessories, our goal is to enhance your mobile gaming experience so that you can play better, react faster, and be more more comfortable. Our team's focus is to bring mobile gaming ergonomics to the next level by offering innovative attachments that improve your game play. All of our products are developed jointly with our end users. This will include you, if you decide to help fund our Kickstarter project.

Our design team consists of gaming veterans who have already successfully launched multiple brands in the gaming industry. Our first Kickstarter project is the Big D Single Play for the iPhone 5. The Big D Single Play instantly turns your iPhone 5 into a convenient mobile game console, just by snapping the Single Play onto your phone. The large ears give your hands a convenient place to hold onto the phone, with plenty of area and leverage to prevent fatigue.

Our design philosophy is simple: Our products should bring your gaming experience to the next level without any extra effort on your part.  

(Colors are just for illustration, final product will be all black)
(Colors are just for illustration, final product will be all black)

With the Big D Single Play you can play your games for hours with minimal fatigue and discomfort. The special ergonomic design enables an ideal grip without the need for you to adjust to your device.

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We are currently building our first prototypes, which we will receive by the end of September. After using the prototypes to test and approved the final design, we will start the tooling process. The tools are expected to be approved by the end of October, after which time we can proceed directly to mass production. We expect to ship the first units in late November. Funding of the prototypes and tooling is secured. Now we need your help to get the first production lot up and running. By achieving our funding goal, we will be able to place our first mass production order with the molder immediately and be able to supply product in time for the Christmas selling season.

If the Big D Single Play for iPhone 5 Kickstarter project exceeds our fundraising target of $5000, we will use all additional funds raised to accelerate development of iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy versions of the Big D Single Play.

KEY PROJECT MILESTONES:

Jul 2014: Design Sketches (done)

Aug 2014: CAD Design (done) and Build of Prototype (almost done)

Sep 2014: Test and Approval of Prototype / Start Tooling

Oct 2014: Test and Approval of first Mass Production Sample

Nov 2014: Mass Production / First Production Lot available

Join us in making Gaming on Smartphones and Tablet PC´s a new comfortable and unique fun experience!!!

Big, Bigger, Big D Accessories. Your fun is our duty!

Risks and challenges

The risks in the Big D iPhone 5 Single Play Kickstarter project are easy to identify, well understood, and in worst case would result in a delay of the product delivery. There are two specific risks:

The first risk is that the prototype will not meet our requirements. Because the Big D design team is very experienced, the risk of this occurring is very low. If the prototypes are rejected, there would be design modifications and new prototypes. This would delay the final product delivery by up to four weeks.

The second risk is that injection mold tools are not approved on our timeline. This can occur because the tool manufacture is delayed and/or the first article parts from the tool are rejected. If either event occurs, Big D is prepared to send a team member to the injection mold shop to oversee and approve the tools and parts prior to production. In the worst case scenario, we would expect a delay of four weeks or less.

Because the Big D iPhone 5 Single Play is a single injection molded part that was designed by a very experienced development team and will be manufactured by a very experienced molding house, the risks involved in this project are very low. In the worst case, product would be shipping in January instead of November.

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    You will become part of our beta tester database and will receive notifications of new product launches, other Big D Kickstarter projects, and other developments. You will also be asked to participate in surveys or polls to determine features to incorporate of future products to release.

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    You will receive a Big D iPhone 5 Single Play from the first production lot, shipped to your home.You will also become part of our beta tester database and will receive notifications of new product launches, other Big D Kickstarter projects, and other developments. You will also be asked to participate in surveys or polls to determine features to incorporate of future products to release.

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    You will receive a strictly limited edition (only 10 available worldwide) collectible version of the first production lot of Big D Single Play in golden color. This unit will come with a display stand or case as well as a certificate of authenticity signed by one of the Big D partners. In addition, you will receive a production Big D Single Play for iPhone 5 so that you have one to game with.

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    You will receive the only platinum color production Big D iPhone 5 Single Play available worldwide. This unit will come with a display stand or case as well as a certificate of authenticity signed by one of the Big D partners. Additionally, you will be our guest In August 2015 at the world's largest gaming show, GamesCom in Cologne, Germany. We will pay for your economy class flight, hotel, and admission ot the show. You will also have the opportunity to meet the designers of Big D Acccessories.

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