About this project
Switchy is designed to help you better handle your keys, in style.
Switchy is the third addition to our CarbonTactics brand.
Switchy lets you store, organize, and rapidly deploy any one of 5 keys.
Keys are heavy enough. Switchy is light (18 grams light!) thanks to its carbon fiber construction and use of lightweight aluminum hardware.
To add or remove keys, just unscrew the top fastener, slide keys in/out, and re-insert the fastener.
Switchy has a clip, so you can carry it on your belt, or clipped to your pocket for easy access. The idea is to free your pockets of that bulkiness you feel with a normal key ring.
We created 4 editions:
1. Silver Edition
2. Blacked-Out Edition
The following limited editions utilize a carbon fiber fabric that is laced with copper thread, for that extra visual pop.
3. Limited Edition - Silver
4. Limited Edition - Blacked-Out
NEW: Switchy +P
By popular request, we also designed the high-capacity Switchy +P
Switchy +P holds up to 10 keys and has an attachment point for additional keys, such as that giant car key you probably carry around.
Custom Engraving !NEW!
On select models, we are now offering custom engraving! Choose up to 6 characters (A-Z, 0-9, and spaces) and we will CNC engrave them onto your Switchy.
20k Stretch Goal - Colored Spacers!
If we hit 20k we will offer the FREE option to customize Switchy with colored spacers. They are made of durable nylon, and they come in 4 colors: Black, Yellow, Green, Red, or you can stick with the standard aluminum.
Switchy is our second project on Kickstarter, and we learned a LOT from the first one. From manufacturing methods, to quality control and order fulfillment, we have made improvements in every area to help ensure that the production process goes smoothly.
Switchy will be manufactured in Tucson, AZ by the creator's company, Sargent Research, LLC. The company has been serving the aerospace and defense industries since 2010, providing engineering and composites manufacturing services. If we meet our goal, Switchy will be the third addition to our Carbon Tactics line of products. We want to bring aerospace technology to the people, and we hope Switchy is one of many great lifestyle products that will accomplish that.
We Need Your Support
Carbon fiber products are expensive. There are a lot of good reasons for that, but we want to make our product accessible to everyone. The only way to bring the cost down is to manufacture parts in large batches, and we hope your support on Kickstarter will enable us to ramp up for our first Switchy production run.
Risks and challenges
We are very confident in the design, and have tested it thoroughly, but small refinements may still be made.
We have the CNC machining equipment we need in-house. Over the last few weeks, we have painstakingly refined our machining parameters to ensure a consistently high-quality product. If demand is high enough, we can outsource some machining operations to another local shop to increase our rate of production.
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