About this project
I carry so much stuff
If you carry a phone, keys and any sort of gadgets like a tool, file, knife, etc. then you already know the struggle. All that stuff adds up really fast. What if you could fine tune your "Every Day Carry" items in under 30 seconds based on your plans for the day and be out the door, knowing that you have everything you’ll need to get through the day?
The Stowaway Line is a set of tools and phone case that you can reconfigure in seconds before you the hit to road and you'll be carrying less than before without sacrificing.
The Stowaway Tools are a collection of over 12 of the most popular multi-tool components and other things you might carry with you on a daily basis. Now you can carry only what you need and leave behind what you don't.
The Phone Case for the Stowaway Tools is the perfect fit for a number of common phone models. Each case allows you to carry a selection of four Tools with you at any time. They come in two versions.
iPhone 6, 6S, 7
The cases for these models are made of soft durable TPU material, will hold up to four Tools and securely mounts onto these phone models.
3D PRINTED CASES
Samsung Galaxy S5 & S7, iPhone 5 & 6+, Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy S6, Motorola Droid Turbo 2, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
As a way to expand the reach to more backers, we have add these cases which will be made using 3D Printing to provide you a solid case design that allows you to stow up to four Tools. These are not molded like the iPhone 6 & 7 cases. See the pictures below.
MOLDED CASE PRODUCTION SAMPLES
3D PRINTED CASE SAMPLE
If you don't want tools in your phone case, or maybe you do but you have too many keys or tools to fit, then this is where things get good. Select one of these Key Carriers instead of a phone case and it comes with SIX Stowaway Tools of your choice.
Each Phone Case comes with six removable Tool Caps and a Phone Liner. After installing the Liner and Case onto your phone, Just snap a Tool Cap on to the back of your Stowaway Tools and then pop them into your phone case and you are ready to be awesome.
Below is a helpful video showing how to add and remove a Tool Cap.
These are some of the Tool Cap Colors that you can add-on to your cart when you go through the check out process on Pledge Manager.
Risks and challenges
Some of the items are already started onto the production path, but others are waiting to see how things go here on Kickstarter. Certain tools like the Flashlight require more expensive tooling/designwork and the 3D printed phone case options are good examples. We introduced the tools at the Outdoor Retailer Show recently and were able to get some great feedback which has allowed us to start the ball rolling a bit before the campaign to ensure that as many tools and accessories would be available in time to ship this fall.
One of the biggest concerns of backers is feeling confident that the campaign can fulfill as promised. We have two successful campaigns under our belt so far and to ensure that this one would be as well, we contacted our friends with each of the Key Carrier companies to gauge their interest in purchasing the tools to supplement their product lines. The response and projections was very favorable and has allowed us to order in somewhat larger volumes as a result. But don't worry, all the backer rewards will ship out in order to make sure that the first adopters get theirs first.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We had a hiccup and cannot change what is showing on the shipping for some rewards. BUT we will not over charge you after the campaign. If you modify your reward to select a lower shipping option, then please just use the list below to update your shipping. But either way we will not over charge you in the end. If you paid $50 for international and live in the UK then we will either refund the $25 balance to you or let you use it as a credit on something else.
$ 5 - US
$15 - Canada
$25 - UK
$25 - European Union
We will update this list as we go along.
Why can't we change the $50 International option? Because once a person backs that reward we are not allowed to modify any part of the reward that they selected, even if it might benefit them. Kickstarter forbids us doing that. Even so, we won't overcharge them either, the few that purchased that way will be able to get their credit back for the extra shipping charge.
Still unsure, please email us a firstname.lastname@example.org an address it to Katelyn.
See the previous FAQ.
In general though we will ship everywhere. You should be aware of your own knife laws regarding shipping if you select a Knife as one of your tools. For reference, the Knife Blade is considered a Folding, Locking Pocket Knife with a 2.9" long knife blade.
The Stowaway Tools have been shown to be compatible with the Carriers listed below.
- Keyport Pivot
- Key Smart - All Models
- Orbit Key - 1.0 & 2.0
- Liquid Key Caddy
- Mini Q
These are the Key Carriers that are sized right and have screws that are #8 or smaller (0.160" or 4.0mm). We just have not gotten all of these samples yet to confirm.
- Key Disk
- Key Stak
- Ti Key
- Flip Key
- Key Valet
- Rabbit Ti Key Holder
- Tidy Key
- BladeKey Bolt
- The Key Case
- Weave Got Keys
Keyport Slide - Currently they are not directly compatible, but it is being worked on.
The pen works will all of the Key Carrier partner models shown on the campaign page. With the correct placement, it is easy to ensure that the pen will open/close without any issues.
This has been amended. We now ship all Reward Levels to any backer that selects them.
The surveys will be sent out after the end of the campaign in the week after October 15th.
The Razor is a concept that we are developing. If it becomes a Stretch Goal, then it will be added on as one of the tools that you are able to select when you back our campaign.
The Razor is made with the best material that we were able to get through our factory, which is AUS-8 Stainless Steel. It is an excellent steel for cutting edge like this.
The answer is 6. We upgraded the reward before we started to include 6 tools with the carabiner instead of 4. The "4" listed in the description is just a typo, you'll get 6 tools.
We are always happy to hear what things you might like to see added into the Stowaway Tool Line. We have lots of ideas, but we find that people like you are the ones who really know what you need on a daily basis, so we will take them ALL into consideration.
Right now we have a Straight Razor in the works plus a couple others that we are working on but not ready to disclose. Hopefully soon though.
If you want 2 iphone cases with tools then you can simply add-on the same value for a reward level, then that will enable you to receive two of the same reward level, but only have to pay once for shipping.
If you only want to add-on a single item (not the entire reward), then you can add $9 for each extra tool. For other items, you will be able to add them on when you fill out the Backer Survey after the campaign is complete.
If you would like to add-on a single item to your reward selection, then you can add $9 for each extra tool. For other items, you will be able to add them on when you fill out the Backer Survey after the campaign is complete.
If you wish to add more, like a set of 6 tools, after you select a phone case reward level, then you can add $48 to your reward pledge. The $48 is the cost of the "6 Tools" reward level.
The original line included 12 tools. Since then, we have added on the "Griffin Stowaway Tool" when we teamed up with Griffin Pocket Tools and we also have another few tools in the works. Some of the newer items will take longer and so we are focusing on getting 12 complete on time. If more are ready in time, we will let you know. We will also let you know when the newer tools might be able to ship (after the original set most likely). If you opt to select one of those tools then they will clearly ship after the promised deadlines because they are add-ons to the project after the launch.
The Tools are all nearly identical in size which is what ensures that if they fit in one gadget then they will fit into the rest. The number of each you can put into our phone case is 4, but for each Key Carrier, it will vary depending on how many extensions you add to that device.
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