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Ever wish you had a light you can carry with you all the time, anywhere you go, ready for any need?
……. Well, you can.
However infrequent, when you need a flashlight, you simply need it. It’s dark, you can’t see a key slot, circuit breaker, or the rock you're about to twist your ankle on, and simply flipping a switch is out of the question. Introducing the Pixel Ti by TEC Accessories – a unique blend of small size, intense brilliance, ruggedness and beauty – an always available, take anywhere personal light. A follow on to our highly successful stainless steel Pixel, the Pixel Ti is precision crafted from a solid billet of Grade 5 titanium.
The TEC Pixel Ti is available as a standard stonewashed natural finish (Pixel Ti) or as a hand processed, one-of-a-kind anodized ‘custom’ version (Pixel Ti-Dye). Each and every one is finished with craftsman level care.
Rugged, beautiful and practical – water resistant, hypoallergenic and unobtrusive - until you need a bright light to guide you.
The Pixel Ti-Dye undergoes a hand-processed, electrical anodization process - with each Pixel Ti-Dye having variations in coloring to make them truly one-of-a-kind. The Ti-Dye is produced as a limited edition product.
Smaller and lighter than a standard house key, you'll never know it's there until you need it.
The Pixel Ti and Ti-Dye have a machined bore to hold a self-luminous tritium vial (not included) to further enhance their unique character. Please refer to the FAQ below for more information about tritium.
Powered by low cost, standard alkaline watch batteries, readily available from TEC or most retailers (we include 4 sets of extra batteries). The high power LED emitter will last a lifetime or two (over 10,000 hours of operation). The solid titanium case will withstand virtually any abuse you can deliver (but please, don’t try to destroy it!).
Delivered with your choice of either a cool white or warm white LED – you’ll choose your illumination tint at the end of the campaign.
When pledging for any of the gift sets, you receive a miniature TEC Python Clip which allows for easy key ring attachment and detachment.
The premium gift set includes a TEC titanium lanyard bead that matches the style of the Pixel Ti. Using the included cord, add it to your keychain for some extra bling or use it to assist with pulling the Pixel Ti or your keychain from your pocket.
- Material: 6Al-4V Titanium
- Size: 8.0 mm (square) x 48.0 mm (0.32 x 1.89 inches)
- Weight: 7.4 Grams (0.26 oz)
- Batteries: 4 x LR521/379A alkaline, watch type
- Twist ON/OFF
- LED: Nichia premium 5 mm
- Cool white version: 25 lumens
- Warm white version: 21 lumens
- Beam: Flood pattern, 35 degree angle
- Water resistant
- See FAQ for additional details
Our timeline is simple. The design is already prototyped and tested, and we have a pre-production run of parts that are identical to the planned production run. These pre-production parts will be assembled and allocated to the Super Early Bird Reward at the end of the campaign.
As soon as the campaign ends, the production run will be released:
- 4-5 weeks fabrication time
- 1 week finishing and inspection
- 1 week assembly
- Commence with fulfillment/shipping
This may seem aggressive, it is. But this is not our first rodeo and we know how to bring design concepts to market very quickly. The fact that this is a variation of an existing product makes it much less risky. We expect the Super Early Bird rewards to be shipping by mid-August, the remainder of the rewards will start shipping late September.
Who We Are:
TEC Accessories has been developing personal accessories for over 12 years, and has established a reputation for high quality, value, and excellent customer service.
Our administrative office in Pleasanton California manages corporate operations and product development. We also have a facility in Tucson Arizona which manages all production and order fulfillment.
We process orders from our web site and our reseller network on a daily basis, typically within one working day. We have trained staff to accommodate this campaign, we do not need to hire short-term inexperienced people to ship your order. You can be assured that your Kickstarter rewards will be packaged, processed and shipped using the same care and attention we perform daily.
And what are people are saying about TEC Accessories?
"I've always liked and enjoyed the TEC products" ... Kyle S.
"I love the Python clips!" ... Nigel K.
"Big fan of your products, using several daily" ... Tom M.
"My lovely wife loves the stainless Pixel, tiny, bright for its size" ... Dan F.
"Love the new mini light!" ... John R.
Rewards reflect special Kickstarter pricing, and will not be available once the campaign ends. Current retail value for the following Reward items are as follows:
Pixel Ti: $47.95
Pixel Ti-Dye: $59.95
4-Pack of spare batteries (Four sets of 4): $5.50
Python Clip: $5.25
S1 Titanium Bead: $11.95
After some dedicated prototyping in our shop, it looks like we will be able to manufacture 3mm diameter Embrite glow-in-the-dark pellets to fit in the tail screw of the Pixel Ti and Ti-Dye. The machined hole that was intended to provide space for a self-luminous tritium vial (not included) can now be used to mount an Embrite glow pellet!
So as we surpass the $20,000 funding point in our project, we want to keep the momentum going for the final 2 weeks of the campaign. If we can reach $25,000 in funding before the end of the campaign, we will include an Embrite glow pellet with each Pixel Ti or Ti-Dye ordered AT NO CHARGE!
Embrite (TM) is manufactured by TEC Accessories which is a proprietary high performance glow-in-the-dark material. When exposed to light, it will glow for hours... the longer the exposure time and the higher the light intensity, the longer and brighter it will glow. You can learn more about Embrite by checking out our glow fob product line: http://www.tecaccessories.com/Glow-Fobs
Here is a picture of the prototype we manufactured to make sure we could produce this small size of glow pellets:
So post us on your Facebook page, tell your friends, tell your strangers, tell your pets, anyone who can get us to the stretch goal. Let's see what we can do if we put our minds to it!
Risks and challenges
TEC Accessories is very experienced in developing, manufacturing and delivering fine quality personal accessories. We are fully prepared to release production at the end of the campaign and are confident in our ability to deliver.
The PIXEL Ti-Dye involves a hand processed, custom finishing step that is fairly new for TEC products, and, while we are confident of our ability to deliver, we will need to watch over this process carefully to ensure that only the highest quality product is released. The design is completed, prototypes have been fabricated and tested and packaging is in development - so we are ready to go!
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