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This project's funding goal was not reached on March 30, 2014.
About this project
With less than 24 hours remaining, it's not too late to pledge. Even if we do not hit our goal, we plan to relaunch in a couple of weeks with a new and improved campaign. Backers of this campaign that back our new one will receive a nice surprise!
- Standard size B.O.B
- Travel size B.O.B
- One 3" black ceramic knife with a bamboo handle
- One 5" black ceramic knife with a bamboo handle
- Bamboo stand / knife holder
Part cutting board and part bottle opener. B.O.B (Bottle Opener Board) is a unique approach to opening your favorite pop-top beverage and cutting perfect garnishes with just one tool. B.O.B comes in two sizes, Standard and Travel.
The Professional includes:
- Standard size B.O.B
- Travel size B.O.B
- A stand that also holds a tablet or iPad
Both boards are fully capable of handling everyday cutting tasks or bottle opening duties. The Standard size B.O.B features an extended handle with the bottle opener built-in. The Travel version is more compact, making it easier to take with you wherever you go.
- Bottle opener and cutting board in one
- Travel size: great for people on the go
- Standard size: perfect for your home or patio
- Made of sustainable bamboo
- Bamboo is stronger than most hardwoods
- Naturally Antimicrobial helps prevent food contamination
The idea behind the bottle opener board is that it can be used virtually anywhere; at the beach, tailgating with friends, camping or even hanging out by the pool with some cold ones - the possibilities are endless. Though B.O.B is a convenient solution to two separate tasks, its true nature is being the life of the party. Awe your guests or gift as a housewarming present. B.O.B can open import or domestic beer, pop-tops or twist-offs. No bar should be without one.
Not Only Smart, But Good Looking
B.O.B gets part of its charming good looks from a 100% bamboo cutting surface. Almost everyone knows that bamboo is one of the most sustainable plants on earth. But did you know bamboo is also naturally antimicrobial? B.O.B will keep microorganisms that are responsible for foodborne illnesses under control! Bamboo was also our final material choice, not only for its sustainability, but because it’s stronger than most hardwoods.
The bottle opener consists of high-quality ABS plastic and a stainless steel plate that will open a lifetime’s worth of bottles without corroding.
- Works excellent as a serving platter
- The ultimate conversation starter
- A unique party favor or gift idea
The first production run of B.O.B will come with a Kickstarter green bottle opener ring. In the future B.O.B will be available in an assortment of colors, as for now we cannot make B.O.B a reality without Kickstarter’s support, just our way of saying thanks!
- A complement for any outdoor activity
- A must have for grilling, campers and lounging
Don’t Forget About Dad
B.O.B makes the perfect gift. Yes, your Dad needs this and no, he does not already have one. That's what makes B.O.B so unique, it’s never been done before! For the man that has everything, there’s always B.O.B. So put down that nose hair trimmer and get him something he’ll enjoy for years to come.
If our campaign is successful we can guarantee delivery before Father’s Day. Just think a six pack, some limes and a B.O.B board and you have something Dad will never forget.
If your Father is really special then pledge for “The Professional” or the “The Soiree Master” reward level, the only problem you’ll have is trying to top this next year.
The iPad/Tablet Stand Features:
- Keeps iPad/tablet at the perfect angle for easy viewing
- Elevated above the countertop to protect against accidental spills
- Helps reduce clutter and create valuable counter space
Can hold one iPad/tablet and one cutting board
We have already created the initial tooling, molds and priced out all materials for manufacturing. B.O.B has been tested in various conditions and climates to ensure a long lasting quality product.
Through numerous samples and quality checks we have preselected the factories to manufacture B.O.B.
As soon we hit 50% of our $21,000 goal we will start production for guaranteed delivery to our first 2000 backers by June 15th (Father's Day).
About the Designers & B.O.B
Pablo Baquero and Josh Lochner bring over 20 years of combined product design and manufacturing experience to the table. While Pablo has worked for some larger companies throughout the world, he recently started his own product design firm. Pablo has made some great connections over the years and his experience speaks for itself. Josh has been product/brand consulting for small businesses and working on freelance projects throughout the USA. We have long shared a passion for all things design!
We are constantly brainstorming new ideas, if we reach our goal we have some other great projects we would love to bring to Kickstarter.
Development of the Bottle Opener Board
B.O.B was dreamt up over 2 years ago at one of our frequent visits to Chipotle. We ordered beer to complement our lunch, but unfortunately they were still capped. Josh quickly reached for a beer and popped the top off with the tray the food was on. Pablo was intrigued by this, but knew there had to be a better way. The rest of lunch consisted of ideation with high-tech napkin sketches. We don’t know if it was the delicious burritos or the cold beer, but something just clicked that day and from then on we both knew the Bottle Opener Board must become a reality.
First thing was first, we searched the web for days to see if anyone has ever attempted to merge a cutting board and bottle opener into one. What we found were sandals, sunglass and other novelty items that had built in openers, but nothing that merited practical everyday use. Next came the design process, our first concept featured a bottle opener that was removable from the cutting board itself. This was a failure as it scarified the strength of the cutting surface and quickly found that this would be impossible to manufacture in bamboo. Our next concept was closer to the bottle opener you see today, consisting of a metal plate that would be mended between the layers of bamboo and secured in place with fasteners. What we ended up with was clunky and not aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Months and multiple concepts later we added another material to our line-up, ABS plastic. With this we were able to finally design the bottle opener around the board, while having a minimal impact on functionality and integrity. The bottle opener component consists of three parts, the two outer rings and metal insert. Both rings thread together, clamping the metal insert in place (like an Oreo). Since we designed the outer rings to thread into each other it only requires a tiny drop of adhesive to keep them from coming undone. This design allowed us to place the opener virtually anywhere. The results are simply extraordinary, especially when compared to other cutting boards on the market.
B.O.B Needs Your Help Kickstarter
We want you to see the reactions people have when they see you slide the Bottle Opener Board to the edge of the counter or table and open a bottle with the same thing you’re cutting limes on. We love B.O.B and everyone we show it to can't wait to get to get their own, that’s why we need your help Kickstarter. We’ve worked hard to bring B.O.B to life, now we just need the funding to be able to bring this awesome new product to you. If funding is successful we have big plans for B.O.B. Thank you everyone for your support.
Risks and challenges
Don’t worry Kickstarter we’ve done our homework!
The most challenging aspect of designing B.O.B was figuring out how to secure the bottle opener without sacrificing design or the integrity of the board. Our choice for the cutting portion of the board was bamboo, but this material does not play well with others. It can also have slight variations in thickness. This meant we needed to design the opener mechanism to be able to dynamically change sizes to compensate for these inconsistencies and lock itself into place. Through trials, error and various prototypes this issue was addressed with a solution that is not only sleek but also durable. The placement of the bottle opener was also designed to allow the user to open a bottle even while the cutting surface is occupied.
What does all this mean for you?
The initial prototypes worked so well that we’ve already created a mold in preparation for final production. That brings us to the risks since we’ve invested our own money, time and sanity to get B.O.B from the production floor to your hands as quick as possible. Let’s do it!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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