Society sure has changed since Update 10—Pokemon has taken over the world!
In the meantime, we’re working to prepare Pebble Core, Pebble 2, and Time 2 for backer deliveries later this year. Let’s dive into the latest news.
- Access Your Pebble Pledge Portal
- Pebble Core Production Kick-off in Taiwan
- Vote for Pebble Time Round at the 2016 IDEA Awards
- Projects We Love
Access Your Pebble Pledge Portal
Start your engines!
As of this writing, all backers should have received email invites granting them access to their Pebble Pledge Management Portals. So far, more than 85% of our backers have logged in and updated their reward details.
The Pledge Portal is the one place for you to manage everything about your Pebble reward(s):
- Shipping address.
- Color and/or finish preference(s).
- Add extra items to your official reward at the Early Bird price for any selected add-ons.
- Adjust any selections or details currently submitted.
- Pay for any outstanding balances or taxes (if applicable).
If you haven’t successfully received an invitation to your Pledge Portal, please click here and enter the email address you used to back our project on Kickstarter to re-send your invitation. Please be sure to check your Spam folder if you are not receiving invitations successfully.
Remember: Until your reward is ready for shipping, you can change the information and selections you’ve entered into the Pledge Portal as often as you like. This year, Pebble rewards will be sent with standard shipping for all regions (USPS for the US, DHL for the EU, UPS for rest-of-world [ROW]). While we aren’t offering expedited delivery, the standard shipping chosen for each region will get your rewards home safe and sound!
When your reward(s) are ready to ship, we will email you to do a final review and make any needed revisions before locking your portal to further changes.
For more information about managing your pledge and our reward fulfillment plan, visit our Kickstarter Help Page.
Pebble Core Production Kick-off in Taiwan
This month, our Industrial Design and Production teams traveled to Taiwan, meeting with partners there to kick off the production process for Pebble Core.
The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) we’re collaborating with to plan out Pebble Core’s hardware design and production is very excited to get started. In the meantime, we’re whittling down the final tenths of millimeters from Pebble Core’s final industrial design, making it as sleek as possible.
Stay tuned to future updates for more news about Pebble Core’s journey to you!
Vote for Pebble Time Round at the 2016 IDEA Awards
Pebble Time Round recently claimed Top Winner honors in the 36th annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Recognized among a field of over 1,700 designs from more than thirty countries, Top Winner designs go on to compete for Gold, Silver IDEA Awards on Wednesday, August 17.
Pebble Time Round is also in the running to win IDEA’s 2016 People’s Choice Award. Voting ends Friday, August 12 and pits Pebble Time Round against the other IDEA 2016 Top Winners. Show Pebble Time Round love with your vote today!
Projects We Love
Thanks to our community, we encounter tons of interesting projects and ideas that enhance the Pebble experience or are just plain cool. Check out some creative projects we’re currently excited about.
The Smarthole Hoodie
Works with: All Pebble wearables, including Pebble Core
Designed with smartwatches and wearables like Pebble Core in mind, The Smarthole Hoodie wants to bring a piece of apparel we all love into the 21st century.
The Smarthole Hoodie features an aperture to view your smartwatch in any situation, an internal pocket to keep your phone secure, and even a pocket and headphone channel for secure your Pebble Core.
Created by Pebble’s very own Head of Industrial Design, Mark Solomon, The Smarthole Hoodie is live now on the Betabrand Think Tank. With your votes and input, you can help improve the final product, unlock special savings if the project makes it to the crowdfunding phase, and earn early access to Smarthole Hoodie prototypes and first editions.
Kickstarted on Vimeo
Kickstarted follows three passionate creators—a musician fighting a debilitating illness, a never-say-die filmmaker, and a pair of hopeful inventors—turning to the crowd to fund their dreams. Created by the team who produced our videos for both this year’s campaign and last year’s Pebble Time project, the documentary is a Kickstarter success in its own right, raising over $86,000 from more than 800 backers.
On the path to crowdfunding success, the creators featured in Kickstarted find out that making your project real requires a lot more than money. The film is available now to buy or rent on Vimeo. The Pebble community can enjoy the film for 25% off by clicking here or using the promo code “Pebble25” on Vimeo.
The Superbook is a $99 shell that turns your smartphone into a laptop. The project hit the ground running, smashing its $50,000 goal with almost $800,000 from over 5,300 backers just six days in. Three stretch goals have been unlocked (Int’l keyboard decals, extra USB port, bigger battery) with a fourth waiting to be unleashed if the project hits $1 million.
We’ve proudly backed The Superbook ourselves. Be the first to have your own by pledging on Kickstarter!
Lignite Music for iOS
Works with: Pebble Time-Series watches (Time, Time Steel, Time Round, Time 2) paired with iPhone
Edwin and Philipp got their start making Pebble watchfaces and successfully launching a Kickstarter campaign for their collection. Their second project for Lignite Music looks to make the iPhone listening experience great again. Even better, Lignite Music will fully integrate with Pebble for beautiful music playback right from your wrist.
Until next time,
Eric + Team Pebble