About this project
Thank you to everyone for your support! If you missed your chance to back our project but still want a Pry.Me of your very own, head on over to prymebottleopener.com where you can sign up to be notified as soon as Pry.Me Bottle Openers become available!
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Brian and Team Pry.Me
There’s no denying that a standard bottle opener key chain is convenient to have in the moment, but the rest of the time you end up with a clunky, unwelcome addition to your keys. Why can't you do the same amount of work with less? This is the fundamental idea behind the Pry.Me Titanium bottle opener. It doesn't have the iconic wave shape of most key chain openers or the wide rectangular opening of larger openers. It is just a nice looking adornment that waits in the shadows of your keys until it is needed.
Despite it small size, this Grade 5 Titanium opener has been designed to be strong, like ridiculously strong, like hang a person from a tree and pull a car across a parking lot strong. Check out the images and video below.
Go ahead, win back your key ring space with Pry.Me...the super small yet super strong bottle opener!
How it Works
Pry.Me pops off caps using an everyday item we always carry with us, our keys!
Don't have your ruler handy? Pry.Me is:
- The diameter of a penny
- The thickness of two pennies
- 145% lighter than a penny
- Way cooler than a penny
The Original - Sandstone finished titanium left in its natural color.
The Fancy - Add some color to your pledge by selecting one of three anodized colors. (Survey for color selection will be sent out after campaign ends)
This first started on paper determining what could be achieved with the Grade 5 6AL-4V Titanium. How small can it really be? How thin can the walls be?
We crunched the numbers, determined the form factor, and moved to 3D printed prototypes.
After making some tweaks to accommodate manufacturing, we had the final design and were ready to order samples. We sent quotes to 90+ vendors and finally settled on three. Of these three, we selected one to be our primary shop with the other two ready on the sidelines if we need them.
Put it to the Test!
Car Pull: To demonstrate the strength of Pry.Me, we hooked two openers together and used them to pull a car. Overkill, yes. Cool, most certainly. Check out the images and video:
May 24th - Campaign Starts
June 23th - Campaign Ends
July 7th - Surveys Sent Out
July 7th - Kickstarter Releases Funds (2 weeks after campaign ends)
July 17th - Titanium Ordered/Arrives at Vendor
August 7th - Production of Units + Anodizing of Fancy Units
August 10th - Units Received from Vendor
August 17th - Packaging Backer Orders
August 24th - Shipping to Backers!
Backer surveys will be sent out shortly after the campaign ends. The survey will allow you to increase quantities, change the shipping address, and select your anodized colors (if applicable to your pledge). If you pledged an Original finish Pry.Me and would like to upgrade to a Fancy Pry.Me, the survey will give you this opportunity. Please make sure your email associated with your Kickstarter account is up to date.
Risks and challenges
We would like to keep our manufacturing with one vendor. Based on the volume of openers ordered, we have two other vendors on the sidelines that are qualified and are ready to aid in production. Adding additional vendors will create more logistics on our end but backers can still expect the same high quality product!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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