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

Update #8

You Asked, We Listened!

Kickstarters,

Many of you have asked me for an update from my New York meeting with the factory. We have been holding out on that update for a few days so that we could give you as much exciting news as possible! Keep Reading...

Petite Bobine

The first big announcement is that we have reached a funding goal that allows us to offer something that many of you have asked about. We would like to introduce you to Petite Bobine! All backers will have their choice of either Une Bobine (24 inches/600 mm) or Petite Bobine (12 inches/300 mm). You can also mix and match if you have pledged for 2 or more Bobines. Why not grab one of each! One for your desk, car, night stand, kitchen counter, anywhere you need your iPhone. Head down below for some prototype photos!

Here are some answers to the questions I'm sure you have:

- Why Petite Bobine? - we always wanted different lengths because each length has advantages in different settings (car, desk, night stand, laptop, desktop, kitchen, and others). But we didn't want to do too much right from the start or have unrealistic goals. You have helped us get to the funding we needed to offer both choices!

- How do I pledge and make my choice? - We like things simple. You don't need to choose now. Every pledge level that includes Bobines will have the choice of Une Bobine or Petite Bobine. The survey we send out at the end of the project will include a form to make your selections at that time.

- If I pledge for more than 1 Bobine, can I choose some of each? - Absolutely! You can mix and match whichever Bobines you choose. One of each, two of the same, any combination you need. And remember, you don't need to choose when you pledge. We'll send out a survey when the project is completed asking for your choice along with your shipping address.

USB Extension Cable

The second big announcement is the one we're really excited to share about a USB Extension Cable! If you've watched our "Bob" video, you know that we prefer to do things a little differently than everyone else. The standard approach would be to ask you to increase your pledge or to offer an extension at higher pledge levels. But we didn't want to do that. Instead, we have set a goal of $90,000 for the total project funding in order to package a 3 feet (900 mm) USB extension cable with EVERY Bobine! These will be included at absolutely no additional cost with every Une Bobine and Petite Bobine that is shipped as long as we reach the $90,000 goal. Please help us get there quickly by sharing with your Facebook friends, posting tweets, and spreading the word.

And please remember to vote for Une Bobine at http://www.thewilliammcshanefund.com. You can vote once per day!

Thanks Kickstarters,
Jon

P.S. We might have more up our sleeves once we cross this next goal!

  • Image-117682-full
  • Image-117683-full
  • Image-117684-full
  • Image-117685-full

Comments

    1. 5.small

      Creator Jon Fawcett + [Fuse]Chicken on May 27, 2012

      Lee, i should have some photos showing it with the note early next week.

    2. Missing_small

      Creator Lee Martin on May 27, 2012

      This will be AWESOME! Can't wait to hook it up with my Galaxy Note, it'll be like a second screen. Great idea :)

    3. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Joren Wynants on May 23, 2012

      Really amazing product! I can't wait for mine! So i can make a review for all the Belgian folks :p

    4. 5.small

      Creator Jon Fawcett + [Fuse]Chicken on May 23, 2012

      Thanks for the comment Trevor! We're just as excited as you to start shipping them!

    5. This.small

      Creator Trevor Dennis on May 23, 2012

      This is fabulous. Great job with this project. I'm looking forward to both the Petite and fully fledged Bobine. It can't come soon enough.

    6. 5.small

      Creator Jon Fawcett + [Fuse]Chicken on May 21, 2012

      Thanks for the comment Andrea!

    7. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Andrea Raiconi on May 21, 2012

      The petite is nice, but I think I'll stick with the long which seems just more versatile. I'll probably get a Petite when Bobines will be successful retail products! :-)

    8. 5.small

      Creator Jon Fawcett + [Fuse]Chicken on May 18, 2012

      Thanks Robbie. We're glad you are excited about it!

    9. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Robbie Turner on May 18, 2012

      Excellent news - the Petite makes a lot of sense!

    10. 5.small

      Creator Jon Fawcett + [Fuse]Chicken on May 18, 2012

      Frederik, yes, it is intentionally not the coil material so that you can get it easily around your desk, night stand, etc to wherever you need to plug it in.

    11. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Frederik Devos on May 18, 2012

      Oh, I thought they would be made of the same coil material.
      But that wouldn't make sense :p

      Thx

    12. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Frederik Devos on May 18, 2012

      Oh, I thought they would be made of the same coil material.
      But that wouldn't make sense :p

      Thx

    13. 5.small

      Creator Jon Fawcett + [Fuse]Chicken on May 18, 2012

      Frederik, The first samples we received for the extensions are black because those are the most prevalent ones made. So I chose to not post a photo and confuse people. We will be building white extensions to match the connector ends. They look very similar to most USB extension cables you will see.

    14. Fb_profile_picture.small

      Creator Frederik Devos on May 18, 2012

      How does the extension cable look?

4,541
Backers
$212,265
pledged of $9,800 goal
0
seconds to go
  • Pledge $1 or more
    You selected

    27 backers

    Merci! Merci! -- Bob's rough translation: Bunches of Thanks!

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    An 8x10 glossy print of any frame from Bob's video, product photo, or rendering from the project. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    2767 backers

    Your very own Une Bobine Cable! (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    25 backers All gone!

    Bob's Early Bird Special! 2 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    929 backers

    2 Une Bobine Cables shipped to your door. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $75 or more
    You selected

    500 backers

    4 Une Bobine Cables and a 5 pack of stickers with the [Fuse]Chicken beak logo. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    225 backers

    6 Une Bobine Cables and a signed 8x10 print of any frame from the Bob video. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    20 backers

    15 Une Bobine Cables...gifts for your whole family! And we'll call you to personally thank you while you are eating the chocolates that Bob sends you. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $500 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    33 Une Bobine Cables...gifts for all of your family and friends. (Free Shipping Worldwide) And Bob (or a look-alike) will pick you up from Cleveland Hopkins or Akron-Canton Airport and take you to a celebration in your honor where you will be toasted with Great Lakes Brewery's finest while dining on Cleveland's famous Polish sausages. (Airfare and accommodations not provided).

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $750 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    In addition to the $500 reward above, we will also produce a new 'Bob' video based on your life.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    In addition to the $750 reward above, the soundtrack for your video will be a song written just for you.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,350 or more
    You selected

    17 backers

    Retail Pack. 100 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $2,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    The $500 reward level plus lunch for 4 with our staff in Cleveland. You pick the cuisine, we'll pick the restaurant... don't worry, we have good taste.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    The $500 reward level plus a half-day design workshop and lunch with our staff. Design, Engineering, Marketing, and more. And we'll throw in a brand new 16GB iPhone 4S along with your Une Bobine Cables! This will be an unlocked GSM iPhone.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $5,200 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Retail Pack. 400 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10,000 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Retail Pack. 800 Une Bobine Cables. (Free Shipping Worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (39 days)