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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 4 2014 6:32 PM UTC +00:00
$3,497
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
85
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, May 4 2014 6:32 PM UTC +00:00

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Hey,

I'm Andrew and I started v23next with my cofounder in 2012 when we launched our original Möbius Pro Stylus. We are a small 2 person crew and basically do everything ourselves from the designing, prototype machining, 3d printing, product photography, and web site design, so with our previous stylus every step was a learning experience. For us, it's all about how our products feel and function when you hold and use them. Like a lot of designers or artists we have our favorite tools.... pens, pencils, paintbrushes and even the computer mouse. With that idea we set out to design and make things that we hope will become YOUR favorite tools too.

Already, our original stylus has become the favorite go to tool for professions that use their tablets for creating. Check out the amazing Comic work by Brian Miller at HiFi Color Design. (http://masterdigitalcolor.com)  Brian has told us that when creating art work on a tablet, that the stylus is as important as anything...we agree.

Now for our current project.

The mobius pro dragonfly is a new stylus designed for Creators, whether you're an artist, writer, designer, or architect, this stylus is for you. We have taken many of the awesome features of our original stylus and added new features and improvements based on our experience, testing and user feedback.

Prototyping and the Design Process

We designed the mobius pro [dragonfly] with our original mobius pro stylus as a starting point. Our original stylus is an amazing drawing tool and for our next version we knew that we wanted to continue with the contoured shape that was so important to the original design. We ended up with a new design with hints of the original, but in a great new form factor.

We are not just designers, but also avid users, so our design process usually starts from that reference point. We start by sketching (yes, on iPads), but then quickly turn to model making because it's all about the feel. Our prototyping process starts in 3d CAD and then we 3d Print for a quick test of the feel. We tweak and then the fun part starts. We fire up the metal lathe and start with a solid rod of 6061 aluminum. We hand turn all the prototype parts and typically go through several iterations until it "feels" right. Check out some of the prototypes in the image below.

Mobius Pro [Dragonfly]

With our original mobius pro stylus we personally funded everything, so we were limited to short production runs. With the mobius pro [dragonfly] we are bringing it to Kickstarter to get your help to fund a larger production run, so that everyone can afford this awesome stylus. This will also allow us to produce multiple colors and include additional features.

Features for the Mobius Pro [Dragonfly] Will Include:

  • Ergonomically contoured anodized aluminum body
  • Removable and replaceable tips in both 5 and 6mm
  • Unique precision inner tip provides a more pen like feel
  • Internal storage for extra tips, so they are always with you
  • Available in 5 awesome colors ("designer" green, cyan (silver), clear, black, magenta)
  • Available with or without a tin case

Additional Kickstarter Rewards:

  • For all rewards not listing color choice we will be sending a survey out once the project is funded which will give you a choice of colors.
  • Edgē straightedge for capacitive tablets available by itself or as a combo with a mobius pro [dragonfly]
  • Handmade spin-tops available as a combo with a mobius pro [dragonfly] (photo for example purposes only, tops are one of a kind made by me)

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Reach Goal:

$15,000 USD - gives us the ability to produce the mobius pro [dragonfly] also in [Ti]tanium for $60 USD including shipping to the US. (If we reach this goal, we will offer as an upgrade to the previous purchase of the aluminum version or a new stand-alone reward)

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- disclaimer - 

All images are prototypes and the final production design may differ.

Warning - Choking hazard - This product contains small parts.

International shipping - backers outside of the U.S. assume responsibility for any and all country specific VAT, tax, import fees, or duty.

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http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/998843186/mobius-pro-dragonfly-stylus/

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Risks and challenges

Manufacturing Delays - This is our first product to be produced outside the U.S.A. We have been working with a foreign manufacture for prototypes and they have performed great to date, but there are still risks.

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    Digital High Five. Your donation is very much appreciated and helps us out.

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    You get a fluorescent pink (orange) edgē straight edge for tablets. (Price includes US shipping cost of $5 add $10 for international)

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    Early Bird Special. You get 1 "designer" green anodized mobius pro [dragonfly]
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    Early Bird Special. You get 1 magenta anodized mobius pro [dragonfly]
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    You get 1 black anodized mobius pro [dragonfly] (Price includes US shipping cost of $5 add $10 for international)

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    You get 1 black anodized mobius pro [dragonfly] and a hinged metal box (Price includes US shipping cost of $5 add $10 for international)

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    Mix and match. Choose one of 2 upper half colors (silver and black) and choose one of 5 lower half colors (silver, black, cyan, designer green, or magenta).

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    You get 1 clear (silver) mobius pro [dragonfly] And a second mobius pro [dragonfly] in your choice of color so you can mix and match to get a clear (silver) and color anodized stylus (Price includes US shipping cost of $5 add $10 for international)

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    You get 1 mobius pro [dragonfly] and a hand machined spin-top [stainless steel shaft and aluminum whorl](Price includes US shipping cost of $5 add $10 for international)

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Funding period

- (30 days)