Plinth enters the Dragons' Den!
I hope you are all having a great year, and enjoying some long-awaited sunshine wherever you are.
I thought you might like to know that earlier this... Read more
Success! Goodness, how things can change!
I hope this update will bring you cheer, and you find interesting. It is part of the story of what you have done - kickstarted a product into... Read more
Coming soon - a new design. But only if I have time : /
Ok, I've tried to stay upbeat all year... but here's the reality:
Distributors and buyers don't seem remotely interested in Plinth - they see a small plastic stand,... Read more
Meet the Mogics Charger, and find out the latest developments with Plinth.
I've just logged on to kickstarter to post this update to see the notice that they've become a Benefit Corporation. Whilst I don't know detailed implications, I applaud... Read more
Your vouchers still work, lovely people!
Very quickly - two points brought to my attention by one of you:
1. Your discount vouchers still work! You can have a £5 discount on any purchase,... Read more
Meet the cool new kids on the block!
Following the move to Barkley Plastics, we've been doing trials with new materials and new colour combinations, and are delighted to now offer some really cool new versions of the... Read more
Tools move to a better moulder - we're back in action! Plus more exciting news!
After months trying to get production out of Midland Plastic Solutions and getting nowhere, the search has been on to find a moulder I can trust, and with... Read more
Badgers, and good people around me.
Hi lovely people,
Ok, here's a more upbeat update on how things are going.
I love badgers. Those of you in the UK will know that we are being... Read more
Help take Plinth to the next level!
Plinth remains the best tablet stand on the market, and has no rivals in terms of functionality, versatility, size or weight. It was designed to be invaluable in the home,... Read more
Plinth now available on Amazon.com
At long last I have now completed the wrangling involved in getting Plinth listed on Amazon - so it is now on Amazon.com andAmazon.co.uk. As always, I'd... Read more
Plinth corporates - show your customers you care
It's just occurred to me - I'm not sure whether most of you have seen the great results we've been getting now that I've got the custom printing... Read more
Plinth was funded one year ago today! A fitting moment for an update.
Hello, my friends.
Exactly one year ago today you all helped me across the finish line, comfortably over-funded and feeling confident we were off to a good start.
After keeping... Read more
A few quick points to bring you up to date:
- Those waiting for GeekBeat and other missing orders: the re-printed Plinths got lost by the courier (would you... Read more
Everything posted (almost), + Sale ends Sunday!
Quick update - won't bang on for long today!
All missing orders now posted
I have compiled a list of all your messages and missing orders,... Read more
Selling on Amazon, missing Plinths, and Custom printed Plinths
Ok, I've got good news for everyone, I hope:
I had no idea just how many of you had not received your orders. I am so... Read more
A million "Thank you"s !
Ok, I'll try not to be gushy - but listen up:
I am spending every available minute sending out tweets, press releases, making phone calls, and sorting out problems. I... Read more
Plinth launches on Amazon.co.uk
Right, here's the update. The Verve, tech radar, all the tech sites and magazines won't reply to any of my press releases or emails. A market stuffed with... Read more
Shipping update - missing Plinths
Hi again everyone - sorry to bother you again.
I'm getting a lot of emails and messages from people who haven't received theirs yet. I'm really sorry about this -... Read more
Can I avoid Bankruptcy?
Hello my friends! Me again...
So, here's the update from Plinth Towers.
January has been VERY Quiet. I am sending out press releases, emailing journalists, calling distributors, and... Read more
Yee..eee...Hhaaaaah!! (Almost, anyway)
Christmas is over, normality has resumed, and I'm rocking into the New Year, thank goodness!
You will be delighted (I hope) to hear that ALL kickstarter pledge orders... Read more
Happy New Year
Don't stop the party - just wanted to wish each and every one of you a Happy, peaceful and loving New Year.
Quick bit of news - thanks to the... Read more
Shipping update, and the 'Christmas' Issue
This is a long update. You might want to get a cup of coffee... : )
Having been thinking for several days of what needs to go in... Read more
They're here, at last!
Dear Special Edition backers,
Well, after a long and tortuous couple of MONTHS, I have managed to get your Plinths printed, and delivered back to me. Here they are:
There... Read more
Hello, all you lovely people all over the World!
I have tried very hard to keep in check my frustration at how all sorts of suppliers connected to the production... Read more
I'm getting lots of comments asking whether their order has been shipped, so hope this answers some questions:
- If you are in the £15 early bird tier, your... Read more
Vouchers, blogs, and America
Good morning everyone, I hope you are all well?
This is a very quick update to answer a few questions and improve communication, and to ask for some help.
Vouchers... Read more
(Mental picture of dates being crossed off a calander, clocks ticking round.....)
Whilst we're waiting, a joke:
"What is the difference between a lobster with implants, and an... Read more
Production Update 9
The following video will bring you up to date on how shipping is going - we are assembling and checking each and every one before shipping, which is... Read more
Yes - an update with the word ‘ship’ in it! How exciting!
I am writing this to you on a narrow boat, moored to a river bank somewhere... Read more
No more address changes!
To avoid confusion - the kickstarter system has just sent you a notification that address changes will only be allowed for another 48 hours, and then cannot be... Read more
IMPORTANT - Plinth surveys will close in 12 hours. Do it now. : )
well, there goes another sleepless night...
Right - you have 12 hours to complete and submit your surveys. At 1730 BST this afternoon surveys will close, and you... Read more
Micro update (probably unimportant).
.....tool trial today,.....
...your plinths are being moulded now....
PS slight delay may be incurred as will have to pack your orders myself (can't... Read more
Mini-update: Almost good enough for you!
Hello patient kickstarters!
It ALMOST makes me smile that on the 14th March, 2 weeks before the end of the campaign, I ordered the tooling and announced that... Read more
Production Update 8 - Plinth launches at the Autumn Fair
They may be few and (too?!) far between, but at least my updates do have some content!
Everything is proceeding at breakneck pace, and the last month has... Read more
Quick update until I can tell you more!
Once again, I've been wanting to find the time to give you a thorough update - there's so much to tell you I need to find a while!... Read more
7th Production update - A full set of parts!
Join me in our wildflower 'meadow'* (sadly now past it's best - know the feeling!) to have a look at the very first full set of parts, assembled... Read more
6th Production update - trialling the 2-shot tools (at last!)
Just a quick update - both 2-shot tools have now been completed and assembled, and I'm off to Maidenhead tomorrow to trial them with Richard and Ian -... Read more
5th Production Update - FIRST SHOTS!
I've been meaning to do you another video update to tell you all about last week's tool trial, but there's so much going on I haven't had a... Read more
Brand and packaging - help please?
Things are getting exciting now, at long last. Springs and screws have been ordered, and on Monday I press the button on packaging - which is where I'd... Read more
4th Production update - how to cut metal!
Everything is now progressing well, and updates should hopefully start to get a bit more exciting from here on in; here's an update on how things are getting... Read more
Plinth production update 3
I had a meeting at Hayden Products on Friday, and the current state of play is that we are running approximately 6 weeks late.
I am extremely sorry... Read more
Hello lovely people, I hope I find you well, and happy?
I've been hanging back from updating you until I had some concrete information from Hayden Products on progress with... Read more
2nd Production Update
Hi everyone, hope it is as sunny where you are as it is here!
Tool design is proceeding apace - and will be ongoing during 6 of the 8 week... Read more
Surveys on their way - with a new colourway choice!
Goodness, it feels strange not to be talking to you all every few days! Tooling is progressing according to plan, and I will try and give you a... Read more
First production update
I hope you will forgive me for taking so long before publishing this update, but hope this video will answer all your questions, and bring you up to... Read more
Leather case - have it your way!
Just tot let you know that Price Western Leather have confirmed they are happy to make the slip case in either brown or black, and are happy to... Read more
Help stackerware across the line!
The best thing about kickstarter is it enables fundamentally good ideas to enter the market, free of large corporate influences.
I've just noticed this great project - Stackerware, who like... Read more
New backer reward - a luxury leather slip-case and stylus!
Well, you asked for it, so here it is - a beautiful crafted leather slip case handmade by Price Western Leather in Minehead, Somerset.
This item can be... Read more
Design for Manufacture meeting - it's cool!
The Design for Manufacture meeting was a great success - what a relief!
Ian Reano, one of the most knowledgable and experienced toolmakers and moulders I have every worked with,... Read more
Production tooling ordered!
Just to let you know, I have told Ian at Hayden Products that I'm ready to go ahead and order production tooling to begin.
We have scheduled a... Read more
Plinth - the banned photos!
Good morning everyone, hope you're all dandy?
Sun is shining in the UK, and I hope where you are too.
I'll keep this brief, but wanted to answer a couple... Read more
100% funded - and too phased to fizz!
Ok, how do I do this?
I've been sat at my computer since 0445 this morning (8 hours ago) trying to finish this video 'Second guess' keeps asking for,... Read more
GeekBeat.tv prove their love for Plinth!
Remember the brilliant GeekBeat.tv video review done by Cali Lewis and John P?
Well, when John P told me they really loved the Plinth, I thought he was... Read more
Now we start getting REALLY exciting..!
Greetings Plinthonians - can you smell the ozone?
Two very exciting developments over the last 24 hours. Yes, two!
Tooling could be commissioned next week
I am ironing out contingency... Read more
Most read article on CultofAndroid.com!
I found out last night that Lewis' in-depth review of the Plinth was the most read article on CultofAndroid over the last week, which is good.
Haven't... Read more
75% there in 3 weeks - and 3 weeks to go. Can we get to 200%?
Well, what a week!
Everything was going ok, then my new best friends John P and Cali Lewis at GeekBeatTV published their review, and look what happened to... Read more
Ok, so last night John P and Cali Lewis of GeekBeatTV put out their video review of the Plinth - if you haven't seen it - here it is:
Since... Read more
Love my backers!
Goodness - I've been bombarded with some very strong reactions to ideas about materials, colours and textures!
I love that you have all engaged with my... Read more
Get your Plinth for only £8 (US$13.40)!
Attention bargain seekers who pledged for the £15 'Early bird' Plinth!
Did you know that if you shift your pledge to the £18 tier, and buy more than one Plinth,... Read more
Carbon Fibre, anyone? Aluminium? Gold?
I had a really interesting conversation with the moulder (Hayden Products) today.
He is about to receive samples of a new material additive which gives moulded products the... Read more
German? French? Spanish? Italian? Russian? Can you blog?
Since we had that review on the Dutch tech blog/review site ipadclub.nl, we have had 23 backers from that site alone, pledging £460.
So here is a call... Read more
Congratulations to my No1 backer!
As we approach the halfway-funded point at the end of our first week(!), one member of our team has singled themselves out, and deserves a hug.
So, Mr Adam... Read more
Welcome new backers, and welcome back to the 'old hands'!
Hi everyone, and thank you so much for supporting my efforts to get the 'Plinth' onto the market.
This first update is an attempt to bring everyone onto 'the same... Read more