BRACKET - The MacBook Pro Retina Cable Dock
BRACKET - The MacBook Pro Retina Cable Dock
No electronics. No moving parts. Just high-grade aluminium. Because simple works!
No electronics. No moving parts. Just high-grade aluminium. Because simple works! Read more
About this project
Bracket is a minimalistic designed high quality accessory that keeps your MacBook Pro Retina cables fixed and organised. The simple functionality ensures accurate positions and stability and enables you to plug in all of your cables in just one-plug. Because we want to make cable plugging easier and because simple works!
Bracket was designed to solve our everyday cable hassle at the office. We do not believe that our situation is unique. We know that there is a lot of people out there just like us, therefore we decided to start Project-Bracket - a Kickstarter campaign with the purpose of putting Bracket into production. We hope that you will help us realise Bracket, so life can get a little bit less complicated.
MINIMALISTIC, CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL
Bracket is designed to be a natural extension of your Mac. The clean lines and minimalistic nordic expression looks great both when in use, attached to your MacBook Pro Retina, or lying on your desk waiting for you to come back.
BECAUSE PLUGGING CABLES SUCKS
Bracket is super easy to use!
Simply place your cables in the open Bracket, close it and then secure by tightening the fast release screw with a coin. It's that easy!
NO ELECTRONICS - PURE ALUMINIUM
Bracket is precision CNC-machined from a single block of 6061-T6 A-Grade aluminium. 6061 aluminium was chosen due to its high tensile strength and durability. The precision of the machining is 0.1mm - less than the thickness of a sheet of copy paper. The aluminium is bead blasted and anodized, and finally, the Bracket logo is engraved using a high power laser.
BYOC OR GET THE BRACKET CABLE PACK
Bracket works with a flavor of different cables. Bring you own cables (BYOC) or get the Bracket Cable Pack. Bracket fits some of the most common Apple™ cables* and a number of third party cables. You can combine cables from the Bracket Cable Pack with the Apple ones as you please.
The Bracket Cable Pack consist of four quality cables:
- 2 x Male Mini Display Port to male DVI, 2 m
- 1 x Male USB to female USB, 20 cm
- 1 x Male Stereo jack to female stereo jack, 20 cm
*) iPhone 5 USB (fall 2012 or newer), iPhone headphone Jack (fall 2012 or newer) MagSafe 2™ power adapter and Apple™ MiniDisplayPort to DVI or VGA. Apple™ Thunderbolt™ to FireWire™, Apple™ Thunderbolt™ to Thunderbolt™, Apple™ Thunderbolt™ to Ethernet
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We have created a number of rewards, so you can get your hands on a Bracket
Bracket has been a pretty long journey, hopefully it will be a lot longer. Below you'll find our overall Bracket masterplan.
WITH LOVE FROM DENMARK
Bracket was conceived and designed in Aarhus, Denmark. Close to the Kattegat and known for its large university, art museum, viking settlements and smiling inhabitants. Project-Bracket lives in the downtown city centre, dating back to the late 14th century. And no, we do not have an affiliate agreement with the local tourist center. We just really like our city!
Bracket is designed and developed at iDeal Development. iDeal Development, is an indie app consultant firm, where we design apps for the iPhone, Windows Phone and Android. Fortunately we can use a lot of our engineering and design expertise in this project too.
To ensure the best conditions for Project-Bracket we have gathered a great team of skilled people who complements us in the process. We love coffee, gadgets and great design.
Questions or comments? - don't hesitate! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Risks and challenges
• Quality Control. We are very keen on the overall quality of Bracket . We want it to work perfectly and look stunning.
We have had a number of prototypes produced by our supplier, the latest matching our expectations perfectly, but there is always a risk that we are not 100% satisfied with the first batch. We find this scenario very unlikely, nevertheless in such a case we might need to delay the delivery.
• The Cable Pack. The cables needs to be custom-made to match the cable slots in the Bracket. The tooling and molding for this process might take longer than expected. This scenario is pretty unlikely. Our supplier has great experience with manufacturing custom cables, nevertheless in such a case we might need to delay the delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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