Hi Pebble Lovers! We’re back with our second campaign here on Kickstarter, launching new Bepple Covers to fit the recently announced Pebble Time 2 Smartwatch.
Bepple Covers offer durable protection for your Pebble Time 2 Smartwatch.
- Quick and secure click-on protection for your Pebble Time 2
- Durable design reduces direct contact with screen and accidental button push
- Available in 3 finish options
- Free worldwide shipping
- Delivering in April 2017
During our last campaign, your tremendous support helped us launch the Clvrcover brand and get Bepple Covers onto the wrists of thousands of backers and customers in over 50 countries worldwide! We continue to receive daily orders via clrcover.com and love helping people protect and personalize the world’s greatest smartwatches.
What's Premium Frosted Hex?
Just Announced - Premium Chrome Finish
The Premium Chrome Finish Bepple Cover reward tier has just been added based on feedback from backers. While developing the limited edition Iridium Finish our manufacturer showed us several other alloy metal finishes that could also be achieved. Our backers have been asking for chrome since day one, and now that we know it's possible we're offering it here first, to our backers who requested it.
This new reward tier will nab you one of our Premium Chrome Finish covers, along with 3 others in your choice of colors or finishes, plus a few screen protectors to make sure the top of your PT2 is totally covered from scrapes and scratches.
New, Limited Edition Iridium Finish
Since our last campaign we’ve been continuing to innovate and refine our Bepple Cover designs in anticipation of Pebble’s next smartwatch release.
For Bepple Covers 2 we've partnered with a leading manufacturer known for their high quality injection molding techniques and post extraction finishing. This partnership allows us to introduce improved quality control procedures while also lowering production time and costs. We're passing the improvements and savings directly onto you, our Kickstarter backers.
We’ve also been able to refine our shipping methods, significantly lowering the cost to deliver Bepple Covers around the world. Thanks to our new shipping partner, we can now provide free international shipping worldwide for all backers.
Why Protect your Pebble Time 2?
We designed Bepple Covers with active lifestyles in mind. Many Pebble fans are avid cyclists, skaters, hikers, and motorsport enthusiasts looking for additional protection from the elements and direct knocks and scrapes during these activities. Others work in active environments and want an additional layer of protection when doing automotive repairs or construction.
Our injection molded plastic covers are light, thin, super durable, and slightly curved to protect the screen from unintended direct contact. Bepple Covers are much cheaper and easier to replace than your shiny new Pebble Time 2.
We love the Kickstarter platform and engaging with backers. We take customer feedback seriously and are launching this campaign as a direct response to hundreds of requests from original backers and current customers.
A new watch means we’ll need to complete a new design, tooling and injection molds – all of which require significant up-front investment. By backing our project you’ll get a discount on the retail price ($25 each), be the first to receive the new Bepple Covers, and help us secure the funding we need to iterate the designs.
Why Back Us?
As professional product designers we know exactly what goes into taking a product from concept to reality. We've created dozens of products for different industries, and pride ourselves on finding creative, cost effective solutions to everyday problems.
As Pebble fans living active lifestyles, we created our first version of Bepple Covers for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel with the help of the Kickstarter community. Over 500 backers and a thousand customers use Bepple Covers to protect their smartwatch. Don't take our word for it, check out these reviews from some of our customers:
Join us and help make Bepple Covers for the Pebble Time 2 a reality.
Risks and challenges
Anyone familiar with our last campaign knows that we suffered some delays. A flooded factory, long waits on customs clearance, and even Pebble’s unannounced late changes to their PTS design meant some backers waited months to receive their rewards.
While risks can’t be avoided completely, we’ve taken steps to mitigate risk based on our experience from the last campaign and feedback from our backers.
SHIPPING AND CUSTOMS
As we’ve continued to produce and ship the original Bepple Covers we’ve reached an agreement with a leading international courier company based on our increased volumes. This means we can now offer free internal shipping to all backers, and lower the average time between order dispatch and delivery.
Based on the success of our original campaign we invested in 3D printing technology to help us rapidly prototype and test designs right here in the office. Tweaks and changes can now be printed and tested in a matter of hours instead of a matter of weeks. While final designs are totally dependent on the final retail version of the Pebble Time 2 we receive from Pebble, our timelines between final test and production have been reduced significantly.
PRODUCTION TIME AND QUALITY
Our new manufacturing partner has an excellent reputation for injection molding production, and excel at producing very thin, very strong plastic products with a high quality finish, extremely low failure rate, and post-extraction finishing to ensure every Bepple Cover meets the quality expectations of our customers.
During our first project we consistently communicated with backers, providing updates twice a month until our first round shipment, and then monthly until all covers were shipped. For this campaign we’re committing to monthly updates on our progress and providing a behind the scenes view of production. You can also join our day-to-day journey by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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