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Keep your cables neat, organised and tangle-free. Attach MaCO to wall or on desk to keep cords from falling. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 24, 2014.

Keep your cables neat, organised and tangle-free. Attach MaCO to wall or on desk to keep cords from falling.

About this project

- 1st STRETCH GOAL REACHED! 2 new colors available for colorful MaCO.

- 2nd STRETCH GOAL REACHED! Every backer will receive FREE pouch.

- 3rd STRETCH GOAL REACHED! x3 Mini-Platforms are now available for add-on.

Please check it out here for more details. 

- New reward created! PERFECT COMBO.

- 4th STRETCH GOAL REACHED! 2 new colors (white & orange) available for colorful MaCO.

We would like to introduce:

1) MaCO: Keep cables organised, neat, and tangle-free! Particularly for headphones, smartphone chargers, iPad chargers, and wide range of cables.

2) Platform: Keep cables from falling on floor or from the edge of desk. Such as laptop charging cable, USB charging cable, earpiece, LAN cable, and etc.

MaCO + Platform would be your perfect combination for both travelling and stationary purpose.

Organised and neat - By inserting one end of your cable into the slots of MaCO, you can secure the cable by rolling it into a bundle and lock it with the magnets.

Quick detach and tangle-free - MaCO is specifically designed to swiftly attach and detach. Just pull the two ends of a cable, MaCO will be released and you can use your cables right away without any tangling problems.

Small, Light, Beautiful - MaCO is small, light and also a beautiful accessories to carry with you wherever you go. You can also match MaCO to your clothes, mood or use it for color coding your cables.

Secure headphones on shirt - The magnets on MaCO allow you clip your headphones onto your shirt when you are walking or jogging, so that it will not swing around. MaCO also keep your headphones from falling when the earpieces come off from your ears.

Incorporate MaCO and cable into ONE -  The secure locking stays tight incorporating the both cable and MaCO into one. There are no worries of losing it.

Attach cables to wall or on desk - MaCO Platform allows you attach multiple cables with MaCOs onto it, keep cables from falling. You can place the MaCO Platform on the desk, or attach it to the wall with provided 3M Command Damage-free double sided adhesives. Consolidating all the cables onto one platform allows you to pick the cables you need easily as opposed to finding each one on the floor.

Keep cables organised for storage - MaCO keep your cables organised and tangle-free for storage. Coming in a variety of colors, you can use it for color coding your cables.

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Love the idea and wish to get MaCO for yourself? Thank you for your generous support! Whether you're brand new to Kickstarter or you're familiar with supporting in Kickstarter, we want to make your pledging process simple. So, here's the steps:

Each backer can choose 1 (and only 1) reward level. Each level contains one or more products. Pick your reward level based on which products you want to receive after our funding period is complete. You can change your reward at any time, up until 25 Aug. when this project ends.

Reward List:

If you want additional products besides what is included in your reward, look at the Add-On Menu (below) and adjust your pledge accordingly. Pledge for a MaCO Reward tier. Increase your pledge in the Pledge Amount box by the total number of add-ons you'd like to add. For example, add $40 to your initial reward level for an additional MaCO combo ($29) and x3 MaCO in any colors ($11). 

By the way, if you've already made your initial pledge you can always add items to it by coming back to this Kickstarter page and clicking the button that says "Manage My Pledge."

Add-on Menu:

Don't worry about anything else until this project ends. After the project ends (25 Aug.) we will send you a survey asking you for shipping information. We will also ask you which items (if any) you are ordering from the Add-on Menu and also confirm your color selection. Until then, you do not need to specify any details to us. You can sit back and relax, knowing that you've got your MaCO coming your way.

In our daily life, cable seems to be a thing we will use everyday. Such as charging cables, headphones, and etc. We believe everyone have the experience of tangling problem, which is very frustrating. It is time consuming to untangle the cables before we can use. 

Apart from tangling issue, we found cable management to be an issue at home or at workplace too. Like most of us, we leave the phone charger plugged onto the wall so that we can charge our phone straightaway when needed. This seemed to be a quick fix but cause problem when we have to do cleaning or move things around. Not only that it is not visually pleasant, stepping on it was also another concern. For laptop charging cable, LAN cable, or USB cable, we always have to bend down to find and pick up from the floor. 

Inspired and motivated by the problems mentioned above, we dedicated to come up with an idea and thus MaCO (Magnetic Cable Organiser) was born, a simple yet practical solution. 

We have worked extremely hard to get MaCO ready for Kickstarter. We have gone through numerous prototypes and the prototypes were tested rigorously in many rounds until we are now confident that MaCO is ready for production. Your support will help us to bring MaCO into final production and introduce it to the public. The funding will assist with the cost of tooling, manufacturing and distribution. If the funding exceeds our goal, we will expand the range of colors of MaCO available for you to choose from. By supporting this project, you become one of our investors. In addition to receiving our latest products, your pledge will enable Three1Design to continue the research and development needed to create more innovation and creative products!

Any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us to bring MaCO into real products by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

We have every intention of shipping MaCO and Platform during the month of November. We'll do everything in our power to expedite fulfillment, and if all goes well we could be sending out the products even earlier. But such is the nature of crowdfunding projects that we cannot guarantee a ship-by date for all. Please see the Risks and challenges section below for some examples of things that could potentially delay fulfillment.

Risks and challenges

For production, we will be working with the manufacturer who we have been working together for years in the past. We have run through the DFM (design for manufacturing) process for MaCO to identify the potential risks and challenges. With their expertise knowledge and technical experiences, we are confident that we will be able to deliver quality products even the demand is in tremendous quantities.

For fulfillment, there may be unanticipated challenges along the road, such as machine breaks down, or shipment gets lost. Those obstacles could cause a delay. Should there be any unexpected issues or delays, we promise to keep you updated on our progress.

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FAQ

  • The magnet used in MaCO is permanent type Neodymium magnet.

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  • No. The magnets used in MaCO are relatively small size, which is Diameter 6mm x 3mm height. Modern electronic devices do not have any components that are affected by a magnet of this size. Additionally we have been testing MaCO on Smartphones, Tables, headphones, Laptops over few months without any problems.

    Below is an article as a good reference for anyone have the concern of magnet used on electronics. It is written by Matt Newby about the question of "Will a magnet damage my smartphone?"
    http://blog.first4magnets.com/will-a-magnet-damage-my-smartphone/

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  • Please see followings for the shipping fees involved where applicable:

    1) For getting "ONLY" MaCO: We consider every 12 pcs of MaCO (4 sets of x3 MaCO) for a shipping fees of $5. Therefore, whatever quantity under 12 pcs of MaCO, you will only need to add additional $5 for shipping fees.

    2) For getting MaCO combo: We have specified $15 for one set of combo, and $50 for 5 sets of combo. There will be a $10 for every additional combo set. Therefore, the shipping fees for total 2 sets of combo is $15 + $10 = $25; for total 3 sets of combo is $35; for total 4 sets of combo is $45.

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  • We will use BackerKit which a party to assist us in managing our backers pledge, add-on items and shipment details after our campaign ends.

    They indicated that any potential backers who could not pledge in Kickstarter due to limited payment methods, we can create an entry for you on BackerKit. So that you can proceed the payment through major international debit or credit cards (including Visa, MasterCard and American Express) or PayPal. The payment will be only processed after our campaign ends.

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  • We have friends in Malaysia who will help us to do fulfillment within Malaysia. That is the reason we offer free shipping in Malaysia. However, we are aware of many backers from Singapore and they have the concern of shipping fees.
    After our discussion with our friends and the review of postage rate, we decided to offer a lower shipping fees from Malaysia to Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

    The shipping fees for these 3 countries above are:
    1) For MaCO itself only (up to 12 pcs of MaCO per shipment), you need to add additional $2 instead of $5 (other international countries);
    2) For MaCO Combo: You need to add additional $6 instead of $15 for one set of combo. There will be a $4 for every additional combo set. Therefore, the shipping fees for total 2 sets of combo is $6 + $4 = $10; for total 3 sets of combo is $14; for total 4 sets of combo is $18; for total 5 sets of combo is $22.

    Please note that we can only cover the three countries above with a lower shipping fees, due to the reason of neighbour countries of Malaysia.

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Rewards

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    THANK YOU!

    Your help at any level brings MaCO one step closer to reality (also make the world happy of tangle-free cables!) We'll write your name on the Brighton Beach in Melbourne then e-mail you the picture with a big thank you, and we'll keep you posted of future updates and offers.

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    BLACK EARLY BIRD:
    Early bird special. Get x3 MaCO in black color.

    (Please add $5 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    Pledge $10 or more

    533 backers

    BLACK SUPPORTER: Get x3 MaCO in black color.

    (Please add $5 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    COLORFUL EARLY BIRD: Early bird special. Get x3 MaCO in any colors of black, red and blue.

    (Please add $5 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    302 backers

    COLORFUL SUPPORTER: Get x3 MaCO in any colors of black, red and blue.

    (Please add $5 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    Pledge $29 or more

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    EARLY BIRD COMBO: Get x3 MaCO in any colors of black, red and blue + x1 Platform in anodized color of silver or black.

    (Please add $15 for customized MaCO platform by engraving your own or a loved ones name on the platform)

    (Please add $15 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    Pledge $34 or more

    317 backers

    MaCO COMBO: Get x3 MaCO in any colors of black, red and blue + x1 Platform in anodized color of silver or black.

    (Please add $15 for customized MaCO platform by engraving your own or a loved ones name on the platform)

    (Please add $15 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    Pledge $63 or more

    226 backers

    MaCO COMBO: Get x6 MaCO in any colors + x1 Platform in anodized color of silver or black + x3 Mini-Platforms in black color coating.

    (Please add $15 for customized MaCO Platform by engraving your own or a loved ones name on the Platform)

    (Please add $15 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    Pledge $150 or more

    49 backers

    5 MaCO COMBO: Get x15 MaCO in any colors of black, red and blue + x5 Platform in anodized color of silver or black.

    (Please add $50 for customized MaCO platform by engraving your name or your company name on the platform - same texts for all)

    (Please add $50 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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    0 backers

    PERSONAL INTERACTION: We'll connect face-to-face, by Skype or any video conference, or by phone for two 30 minute sessions, or even hang out for dinner in Melbourne to discuss your project, idea or chat as a friend. You will also get one set of the awesome MaCO combo!

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    FIRST TOUCH: For those MaCO lovers who wanted to get MaCO prior production, you will get a set of fully-functional MaCO COMBO prototype by Sept. 2014!

    (Please add $15 to ship outside US, Australia and Malaysia)

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Funding period

- (30 days)