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iCups - the ultimate iRonic gag gift for family and friends!
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Following the success of iCups Classic on Kickstarter, here comes iCups Luxury!

 An important message about iCups from someone who needs no introduction:

 What better way to create an EMOTIONAL ROLLER COASTER for someone expecting (or hoping for) the new iPhone or Android... than by giving them the iCups first!? 

iCups made Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak LOL - literally! It even cracked a crazed smile on Tim Cook's face. And now, YOU can give the gift of the iCups experience to someone you love (or would just love to prank) this holiday season! 

 (OK, so we didn't actually get a chance to snap a picture of Tim Cook with the iCups, but we swear, he laughed just like this when we gave it to him!! And yes, that really is Woz enjoying our prototype!)

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The iCups bundle comes with 64" string base model, 32" string for Intimate Communication, 128" string for Long Distance, an interactive manual and an illustrated list of 25 features why iCups is superior to any smartphone on the market:

iCups is fun for both the gift-giver AND receiver!

 iCups is also a revolutionary high-tech smartphone!

 Business Insider's favorite features of iCups:

- No more confusing iOS updates. With iCups, it's like nothing changes ... ever. 

- Can you drink a beer out of your smartphone? Didn't think so! 

- Lightweight. Weighs less than three paper cups. 

- Cut ties with your service provider with one snip of the scissors.

- Call anyone anywhere in the world anytime! *As long as that person is standing within six feet of you. 

Pledge just $1 and get access to an illustrated list of 25 reasons why iCups is superior to any other smartphone on the market!

                              

THANK YOU'S AND CREDITS!

Without these amazing people, iCups would never be where it is now (in no particular order): Kickstarter video production, editing and overall mastering – the extraordinary Ray Izad-Mehr from Ozon Films (http://ozonfilms.com/).

Parodying Sir Jonny Ive –the very talented Malcolm Matthews.

Shooting cool pictures of iCups – the extremely creative Ksenia Ashikhina.

Kitchen set up for pictures was provided by http://www.bauformatusa.com/

Design elements of the Kickstarter page – the lovely Lana Fedorovskaja.

Illustrating the 25 features of iCups – the exceptionally funny and artistic Alicia Garcia (www.pigpigmentation.com).

Creating Press Releases and helping spread the iCups love – the inspirational Patricia Handschiegel.

And last but not least – the one and only Dan Moyer Jr. –co-writer of the Kickstarter page, Kickstarter script, 25 Features of iCups, and just an overall cool dude!

And a special thanks to everyone in the press who have helped raise awareness for our iRonic revolution: Shara Tibken and Amanda Kooser from Cnet, Julie Bort from Business Insider, Brian Crecente from Polygon, Lauren Simonetti, Matt Dean and Steve from Fox Business News and countless writers, journalists and bloggers!

And insanely-huge thank you's to Steve Wozniak, Tim Cook, and the thousands of iCups supporters and fans around the world! How else can I put it but – you’re aweseome!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest obstacle is expense - obviously - but more specifically, shipping the iCups to customers a full month before Christmas as promised. When we first started out, we were making iCups in our garage with a cheap printer. Now we need commercial printing, packaging, and we need it ASAP so we can fulfill orders on time. (Plus, we should probably be prepared for the onslaught of lawsuits from the phone companies whose business we'll be stealing!) Seriously though - we take our promise very seriously. When we say people can expect to get their iCups 30 days before Christmas, we mean it. But we can't afford to make that happen without your help! So please help us keep our promise : )

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    Chip in $1 and you get our deepest appreciation, as well as access to a hilarious list of 25 reasons why iCups is superior to any other smartphone on the market!

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    EARLY BIRD iCUPS. Pledge $13 and be among the first to receive the most iRonic gag gift of the holiday season!

    To receive more than one, please multiply your pledge (including shipping fee for INT’L) by the amount you would like. (2x, 3x, 5x etc.)

    Ships 1 full month before Christmas! Free U.S. Shipping ($4 Value). Discounted Shipping Fee for International Orders.

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    SANTA CLAUS PACKAGE. You’re making a list and checking it twice! Pledge $99 and spread 10x the iCups laughter to your entire family, friends and coworkers!

    To receive more than one, please multiply your pledge (including shipping fee for INT’L) by the amount you would like. (2x, 3x, 5x etc. )

    Ships 1 full month before Christmas! Free U.S. Shipping ($25 Value). Discounted Shipping Fee for International Orders.

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    WHOLESALE PACKAGE. Pledge $949 and get a stock of 100 of the hottest gag gifts this holiday season!

    To receive more than one order, please multiply your pledge by the amount you would like. (2x, 3x, 5x etc. )

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