This project's funding goal was not reached on September 4, 2014.
About this project
I came up with the idea of a full wood wrap for my iPhone when working with these materials on another project. I was looking for something new and had seen front and back wood skins before - but couldn't find anything that would fully encase and protect my phone without the bulk.
Over the course of a week or so I prototyped a couple designs for my iPhone 5 on our laser-cutter, including different wrap patterns and grain orientations to find one that would be suitable for every day use.
To make sure I wasn't copying an existing design I did some research and found some great cases, but nothing quite like these full wraps. The only available options were either big wood cases, wood grain stickers or simply a front or back skin.
Response in our existing sales channels have been promising so far, a lot of iPhone users really enjoy the design. The wood is soft and smooth to the touch and provides a sleek form factor hugging wrap. We also created options for home buttons in different shapes and various side clasps.
We are offering laser-etched graphics on your wrap for full customization at certain backer levels. Each wood has a unique look when laser-etched.
The woods we are offering are Teak, Walnut, Zebrawood, Wenge, Bamboo, Birch, Mahogany and Red Oak, with hopes of adding more as a secondary goal.
These wraps provide surprisingly good protection for your phone. As an iPhone user myself I've been surprised at how well they've protected through multiple bumps and drops, without compromising the wood aesthetic. We offer low-cost replacements for returning customers in the event of extreme damage.
Realistically I would be happy being able to increase our production capacity by bringing on an additional machine. There are a lot of devices out there and these cases are pretty eclectic. With the right visibility, I think this campaign can really help us take our design to new devices (Samsung, Nokia, HTC etc) and our production to the next level. I'm setting our campaign goal at $6,700.
Your contribution will help fund the marketing, production and sales efforts we need to get these represented properly online and in stores. We also in the process of growing our business so your contributions will assist in putting good people to work!
APPLE TV WRAPS
Thank you for your support, more videos of laser-cutting available on our YouTube channel.
Risks and challenges
We are able to manufacture these currently with our existing infrastructure but production could be slowed with a large influx of orders. We've streamlined the process from artwork to settings and can do pretty well for two machines. The hope is grow capacity through this campaign.
Local material supply could also be an issue but I'm in the process of finding additional suppliers should there be any hiccups in the supply chain.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Most screen protectors are thin enough (>.4mm) that the wrap will work as is. If a number of requests come in I will definitely offer a special strip to accommodate.
Most early customers have simply left the button off if they use their fingerprint scanner regularly. I plan to develop a button with a minimal hole in it that doesn't impeded function.
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