About this project
Thanks to your support, we got funded!
UPDATE (8/13) - New illustrations and the long-awaited aluminum MOS!
THE ALL NEW Hard Anodized Aluminum
Because of the incredible response from our backers we're happy to introduce the newest MOS to the family - Aluminum. Machined from a solid block of aluminum and completed with a hard anodized finish this MOS will fit in perfectly with your Apple products (or any environment you put it in really).
Remember to specifically choose the aluminum rewards when pledging your amount. The cheaper options are for the plastic MOS kits only. You cannot choose aluminum in the 5 and 10 pack MOS kits either...these are for plastic MOS kits only.
How the MOS was born
While migrating work spaces between home and office we consistently found ourselves digging behind desks for our fallen computer cables. After a few dozen trips behind our desks to retrieve lost laptop power cables we knew there had to be a better way.
The MOS was born out of the need to keep control over our frequently used computer cables in an unobtrusive way. The MOS keeps your cables right where you need them, whether its just a laptop power cable or a more complete desktop including: speakers, usb hard drives, monitors, etc.
Designing the MOS
We knew early on in the design phase of the MOS that we had a clear and simple goal: it had to hold your cables securely, and it had to look good doing it. Despite the MOS's seemingly simple function we went through months of design and prototyping to find a form that was both attractive and functional.
We worked through a variety of magnets to find a balance between size and pull strength. The magnets in both the MOS base and the cable ties have been optimized to strike the perfect balance between security and removability.
We had to develop a way for the MOS to stay in place as you pulled the cables off of it. We experimented with a variety of weights and rubber materials to enhance the friction between the MOS and desk surfaces. What we came up with is something we are incredibly excited about – Micro-Suction Tape. This non-sticky high friction tape uses thousands of microscopic air pockets to secure the MOS to your desk without any leftover residue. We found this to be plenty secure to keep the MOS from sliding as you add and remove cables. Better still, if it ever gets dirty and loses its suction it can be brought back to its original suction strength with a quick rinse of water.
The Magnetic Cable Ties
While many cables are manufactured with enough metal in the heads to stick to the MOS on their own, others are not. In order to accommodate every type of cable we had to come up with a solution. What we made is a small rubber cable tie with a powerful magnet that will securely hold your cable to the MOS. The flexible rubber tie was designed to account for a wide variety of cable diameters.
New Wall-Mount Design!
Because of your suggestions we designed the MOS to be wall-mountable! Included in every MOS kit will be a double sided adhesive foam circle that fits perfectly onto the orange circle on the underside of each MOS. This will securely hold your MOS and all your cables vertically, so you don't have to use that precious desk space for your MOS!
Aluminum MOS - Prototype 1
Please refer to Update #6 for more information on the Aluminum MOS prototype photos.
We will take all possible measures to get the MOS completed as soon as possible. We have already set up an overseas manufacturing partner to fulfill the plastic injection molding process of the MOS. All we are looking for now is your financial support to see this project through. If all goes according to plan we hope to follow this general timetable:
We are more than willing to send out more units and ties to anyone who wants them. Unfortunately, we can't do this for free or we wouldn't have enough funding left over to finish the project. We recognize that there is no easy solution to have add-on rewards with the Kickstarter system so there isn't an easy way to do this, or a way that will please everyone perfectly. Please be understanding that we are not super-men and can only do so much. We do, however believe we have a solution to this request from our backers.
If you would like more cable ties, please pledge $3 above your reward amount for each extra 3 pack of cable ties that you would like. This is a $2 savings over what we are planning to charge for them after our project is funded. There is no need to add any additional charge for shipping for just cable ties.
If you would like additional MOS, please pledge an additional $12 per extra Plastic MOS you would like to receive (each MOS comes with its own 3 pack of cable ties). Due to the extra weight of the MOS, we must ask that international backers add another $5 per unit for shipping. If you would like an additional Aluminum MOS, please add $29 for each additional unit. Please also include an extra $6 per aluminum MOS for international shipping. Please know that we only request the additional shipping amount to ensure that our project is successful once we receive funding.
Please note: We will send out a survey once the project has completed. In that survey you will be able to tell us what to put the extra funds towards so that we can get you the correct things.
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