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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 4 2017 3:55 PM UTC +00:00
$7,025
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
276
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, May 4 2017 3:55 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

What is the Wype? 

The Wype is the world’s first desktop snack rag, specially designed to keep your hands and fingers clean as you snack at your computer. Our patent-pending design provides a better and faster clean through custom-made microfibers, intricately woven into a shag-carpet like pattern. This special design wicks away grease and removes crumbs from your hand and fingers faster and easier than napkins, paper towels, or - let’s be honest - your pants. Our advanced microfiber is also treated with an antimicrobial solution, killing all those nasty germs as you Wype. 

The rounded dome of the base comfortably fits and cleans any size hand, and the low profile and non-slip base enables the Wype to fit on any desk and in any setting. So whether you’re relaxing at home, grinding out another day at the office, or trying to increase your killstreak, the Wype allows you to quickly Wype off your hand before returning it to your keyboard, mouse, or controller. Simply pull one of the washable Wype covers over the light-weight base and get snacking.

How to Wype
How to Wype

 What can I do with the Wype?

In addition to using it with your computer, the Wype comes in handy all around the house!

Use it while playing card or board games...

Wype while playing games!
Wype while playing games!

...while watching Netflix...

Wype as you watch
Wype as you watch

...or while cooking

Wype your hands while cooking
Wype your hands while cooking

The Invention of the Wype

The Wype was inspired by one of our late night gaming sessions, when the Costco-sized bags of chips transformed from a tasty blessing to a curse - our keyboards and mice were covered in grease and crumbs. When filthy pants and piles of napkins didn’t fix our problem, we began our search for a solution. We learned that “3 in 7 laptop owners were eating when they had an accident”; realizing the need for a snacking solution, we broadened our vision to create a product that works for everyone.  

David, a founder and programmer, realized that his productivity was significantly reduced when he was snacking and working. According to a study of 10,000 programmers produced by Nim Labs, it takes about 15 minutes on average to resume productivity after an interruption. Needing a fast and effective method to snack and maintain productivity drove the design refinements in the product you are backing today.  

After numerous designs and a LOT of trial and error, we finally arrived at the design we are producing today. Thus, the Wype was born.

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Timeline

 We have searched long and hard to find established, reliable manufacturers, and we have even toured one of the factories in person, and met in-person with the sales rep of the other. But, as a start-up establishing our first manufacturing contacts, there is potential for some bumps in the road regarding exact timetables. Therefore, we pledge to be completely transparent in our process and to keep our backers in the loop. We estimate that your Wypes will begin shipping out 8 weeks after the Kickstarter concludes; here are the major milestones between your backing and receiving your Wype:  

Timeline
Timeline

 -Place orders with the Wype base and Wype cover manufacturers                                                    - Approx 2-3 weeks after campaign ends  

 -Products are completed, begin shipping to fulfillment center                                                             - Approx 6 weeks to manufacture and ship 

 -Arrive at fulfillment center, begin quality control check and packaging                                                 - Approx 1 week to complete

 -Begin shipping!                                                                                                                                    -Super-Early Birds and Early Birds ship first                                                                           -Begin regular shipping  

Creators

 

Meet the creators of the Wype—Seth, David, Austin, and Christian. Together, we form Open-Vision Labs, a new company created as a realization of our childhood dreams—to be inventors. The Wype is the first of hopefully many innovative products that will enable us to fulfill our passions and make the world a better place.  

www.thewype.com

Risks and challenges

We are happy to say that the Wype is a low-risk investment. The biggest hurdles we face are shipping logistics, and to counter this we have elected to go with a more expensive and more reliable shipping agent. We also pledge to keep you, our wonderful backers, fully up-to-date and informed on the status of your Wypes as they are manufactured, shipped, and distributed.

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Funding period

- (35 days)