Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 15, 2012.

Update #13

The Black Plague

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Well, it was bound to happen.  After putting in four or five big days of showing Bosavi at the climbing gyms and the Maker Faire I got sick.  Even though I am pretty sure I have the plague, I would like to thank everyone that came out to see the prototypes.  Everyone has been really impressed and enthusiastic.  Seeing your excitement has been awesome and is validation that all of this hard work has been worth it.  Bosavi is going to be the best headlamp ever built!

It looks like we are close to finalizing a manufacturing agreement.  So hopefully you will see some pictures of molds being cut and first-articles being fit together soon.  

For now, please feast your eyes on another Power Animal entry:

This was the original drawn by Laura.  And below is what it might look like on a t-shirt:

For those of you that weren't at our launch party you can still enter your t-shirt ideas.  We will have a vote on June 1st for the winner and print out a couple of shirts for the winner and some friends.  If you would like to enter you can download the icon here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79226862@N04/7258502702/

Print it out.  Draw a new Bosavi power animal and take a photo with your phone.  Email me a picture and I will turn it into a vector image.

The "Three Wolf" and "OWL" t-shirts are ready now.  I will send a survey asking what sizes and styles you want.  If you are a Touchstone gym member they will be waiting behind the counter at Berkeley Ironworks by this weekend.  I am trying to get it worked out so that the computer will beep when you check in, letting you know to pick up your shirt.  Stay tuned for an update on that.

On another note, we crossed 26k today!  A-mazing!  Please help this project keep moving forward.  As backers the best thing you can do for this project is to share a link to the page (http://kck.st/ICxZbo) with your friends via e-mail or facebook.  Even contributions of $1 are extremeley helpful in increasing our visibility on Kickstarters search engine.  And be sure to like Bosavi on facebook.

Thank you all again.  Even when I am sick, I am still feeling great thanks to all of your support.

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    The Origami Supporter: We have developed a new process for making the Origami Lanterns!!! Same exact lantern, just a whole lot cheaper. Contribute $5 and we will send you a beautiful origami lantern that fits on almost any headlamp. (International Backers please add $2 for shipping)

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    The Origami Maker: As a thank you for supporting Bosavi, we will send you a beautiful laser-cut origami lantern. Though this lantern is not a product we ever intend sell individually it fits on almost all headlamps on the market today.

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    The Power Animal: Your support for Bosavi will be rewarded with a t-shirt featuring a choice of power animals: Owl or 3 Wolf Bosavi. These shirts are printed in Oakland, CA on soft, form fitting American Apparel. **We'll send you a survey to get your size and color preference. (International backers please add $5 for shipping).

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    The Bosavi Explorer: Be one of the first people in the world to own a Bosavi headlamp at a reduced price (MSRP $79.99). Each headlamp will ship in the convertible origami packaging and include a micro-USB cable. (International backers please add $15 for shipping).

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    Give One Get One: Get a rechargeable Bosavi headlamp and donate another Bosavi headlamp to a scholarship student or staff member of the Northwest Outward Bound School. Each headlamp will ship in the convertible origami packaging and include a micro-USB cable. (International backers please add $15 for shipping).

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    The Bike Commuter: Get a Bosavi headlamp, and one Bosavi bike mount. This headlamp will be shipped in the convertible package, and will include a micro-USB wall charger. You will also get an extra origami lantern. (International backers please add $20 for shipping)

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    The Fashionista/Fashionisto: Ride your bike in style wearing a Bosavi t-shirt! This package includes: one headlamp supplied in the convertible origami packaging, one micro-USB cable/wall charger, a bike mount, and a Bosavi t-shirt of your choice. (International backers please add $20 for shipping)

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    The Sun Lover: Charge your headlamp anywhere with the Solio Bolt (a $70 value). This package includes: one headlamp in its convertible origami packaging, a bike mount, and the amazing Solio Bolt and its accessories. (International backers please add $20 for shipping)

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    The Power Couple: Adventure together in style. This package includes two Bosavi headlamps, two bike mounts, one Solio Bolt, and 2 Bosavi t-shirts of your choice. (International backers please add $30 for shipping)

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    The Adventure Team: Get five Bosavi headlamps (complete with lantern packaging) with your team logo or family name laser-engraved on each. This reward will also include five bike mounts, two Solio Bolt solar chargers, and five Bosavi t-shirts. (International backers please add $35 for shipping)

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    The Angel Contributor: Do you support the Bosavi mission but don’t need 10 headlamps. With this package we will send one headlamp to you and a combination headlamps and Solio chargers to Outward Bound Scholarship students equal in value to your contribution. This pledge will be tax deductable. If you choose, we will display your name on our website and include a story about who got the headlamps.

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