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By BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge
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    1. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on February 18

      Hey Mike (and everyone),

      I'm actually surprised to see such interest after this long. Thanks for your patience. Here's a little update: I finished off grad school and had to get a job at a medical company for a couple of years. In the meantime, I designed a minimalist belt called the GRIP6 belt (kind of named the belt and subsequent company after this wallet which I was going to name the GRIP6 Wallet before I decided on Flip n'Grip6). The belt was a hit and we have been producing them for about 3 years now. I have 2 full time engineers working for me and one of our large projects this year is to relaunch the wallet in it's most basic format (initially without the flipping trigger finger thing).

      We have focused hard on producing high quality products here in the USA in our own shop. I recently purchased a CNC mill and it should be significantly less expensive for us to make it. Given my few years of manufacturing experience, I think it would have been very difficult to pull this off a few years ago when I first launched this, but my confidence level is 100% now.

      Thanks for the feedback and not giving up hope. I'll be sure to post an official update when we get a little closer so you can easily find it and help spread the word.

      Thanks again!


    2. Mike Stone on February 18

      BJ - Any chance you’re working on a comeback with this?

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      Luis A Hernandez on February 16, 2014

      i can buy any wallet, any time, any price but........i want your Flip n'Grip wallet
      please try something else...Remember guys the GOOD stuff always is hard to accomplish but in the end is worth it.

    4. Morris Umali on January 11, 2014

      I have no idea why, but I got thinking about this again and decided to see if there was an update.

      ... No. Nothing since August.

      Guessing it's long dead now.

    5. Matthew Ing on July 28, 2013

      I had all but given up hope. I'm really glad to hear this project isn't dead!

      You're going to send us all a message/update when you reboot the project, yes?

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      Sharan Chandran on June 5, 2013

      I want to echo what everyone else is saying here: you MUST try again. Kickstarter itself has gotten way more popular since this project ended; I'm confident you would meet your goal if you tried again(and maybe lowered it by $20).

      The idea is so cool and innovative. Kickstarter was MADE for projects like this. Doooooo iiiiiiiiitttt.

    7. Mike Stone on June 4, 2013

      ....... Listening to "on hold" music....... ; )

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      Luis A Hernandez on May 2, 2013

      Guys this is the BEST wallet ever!!!! come on try ONE MORE TIME please

    9. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on April 13, 2013

      Sorry, to leave everyone hanging. I began this project with the hopes of it successfully funding and allowing me to ditch graduate school in the process. Obviously that didn't happen, and while we have been working on a better design, a lot of my time has been sucked up finishing off my degree. The good news is that I'll be done in a few weeks and we have some exciting things coming soon. The project is not dead! I appreciate all of your positive feedback and support and again I apologize for being extremely busy.

    10. Mike Stone on April 6, 2013

      Regarding an update, you said "I'll put one together soon", that was 2 months ago... I think I can safely speak for everyone here when I say we'd really like to know what's going on. Should we keep our hopes up that you'll be back, or just move on?

    11. Morris Umali on March 17, 2013

      Yeah I was wondering if there's any news on this.
      It's been just over 6 weeks since any of us have heard anything.

    12. Eb Appeti on March 10, 2013

      Hey Guys, any news on Kickstarter project 2.0?

    13. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on February 1, 2013

      Thanks guys for your interest. Not a lot has changed, so I didn't want to do an update yet, but it sounds like people are interested so I'll put one together soon.

    14. Paul Grant on January 31, 2013

      I agree with Sean - those of us who were willing to back your project, would appreciate regular updates, no matter how small those updates are. There's a new wave of wallets on Kickstarter now for cheaper than the Flip n'Grip, and while none are quite as cool, I still need a new wallet. If there's a solid plan coming out in the next 3 months, I'll wait. If there's no plan and things aren't going to get rolling for 2 years, I'll pass.

    15. Sean Del Alcazar on January 29, 2013

      I think you have only began to gain exposure for your project after your funding ended. You had maybe 200 facebook likes and 375 backers at the time but you have well over 1,500 facebook likes now. Try and release updates even if they are minute so that people don't think this has run into a dead end! This wallet is way more fun than all of the other ones popping up on kickstarter. Make a comeback!

    16. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on January 21, 2013

      We can and will send updates when we get things more solidified. We haven't done any updates yet because we haven't made enough progress to justify sending an update. When we get a little further along, we will let you know through an update. You don't have to keep checking the comments for news. Thanks for your support and interest.

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      Wesley on January 21, 2013

      Just wondering if you can still send updates to us, or if we will have to keep checking this page for when you finish the redesign?

    18. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on January 11, 2013

      Thanks Morris! Sorry about the wait. We hope to have something really great when we finish the redesign.

    19. Morris Umali on January 11, 2013

      I've been keeping an eye out for other slim wallets and this is still the only one that I've liked.
      I have large hands and fat fingers that have enough trouble getting cards out. Patiently waiting for plan B.

      A few friends have seen this after the funding period. I'm hoping they will jump on board when you're ready again. I know I'm still keen.

    20. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on January 10, 2013

      Working hard at it, but it's taking some time to redesign and improve on manufacturing options to bring down the cost. Sorry for the wait.

    21. Carol Koh on January 10, 2013

      Ay Plan B yet? :)

    22. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 20, 2012

      Thanks Kevin and Camilla! We appreciate the support!

    23. Camilla Stoutner Nelson on December 18, 2012

      I am sad it didnt fund. Hope that your plan B is soon so i can buy one sometime 2013!

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      Kevin on December 16, 2012

      I for one appreciate the desire to help the economy, looking forward to her your future plans

    25. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 16, 2012

      We have no problem with stuff made in Asia. It more has to do with a problem with not enough stuff being made in the USA. One of the main reasons our economy is doing poorly is our lack of manufacturing...this is something we would like to help remedy.

      I agree that Asia has some fabulous products but we are passionate about fixing the problem here in the USA.

    26. Yukihisa on December 16, 2012

      I like USA brand. Finish is beautiful.
      But Asia is not bad. Even iPhone5 is made in China. I think that it is a problem of the production control.
      When a copy is scary. Let's place an order like a battement mask in the separate places. ;)

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      Tobias Nowak on December 16, 2012

      *Yourselves :( derp

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      Tobias Nowak on December 16, 2012

      Why are you so hooked on producing them yourselfes from the start? Throw the production at Asia, keep the price. If you eventually make enough money on it, try to look at options for producing them yourselfes. In the start it's only about getting something made/sold

    29. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 16, 2012

      We will definately find a way to get this going soon.. The biggest hurdle has been the cost which. Makingin USA has been challenging BUT we have contacted some people who can help us with this. It will still be made in the US. Ideally we can figure out a way to get our own machine shop going...that would be best. But will need either a relaunch to be successful on kickstarter or some other means of help. We will be there soon!


    30. Yukihisa on December 16, 2012

      I like your idea. and I wish you success!

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      Keith Jackson on December 16, 2012

      I am still in if reposted, or you guys find another way. Best luck!

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      Peter on December 16, 2012

      Double the price - I'll still pay for it!

    33. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 15, 2012

      I agree with BJ..... the amount of people who have supported us has been great. We are definately going to be back soon and strong with this.

      I can't say enough how great its been working with BJ as well...the quality of this wallet along with the other ideas forming for future products is crazy. Its going to be FUN!

      We will be back shortly so keep in touch via twitter....facebook...

      We are starting a business blog as well and it will be posted on our website when done.


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      Kevin on December 15, 2012

      I know it wont be funded, but just jumped on with a pledge so I could post a message to you guys. Just saw this yesterday and I think its absolutely one to coolest wallets designs I have seen. I really hope you guys can retool and end up getting it to market. Good luck and dont give up.

    35. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 15, 2012

      You guys are all awesome! We sincerely appreciate every single backer. Although we weren't successful getting our funding, it was great seeing such positive feedback. We're doing everything we can to make sure every single one of you can get a wallet soon!

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      Jamie Stout on December 15, 2012

      I am looking forward to Plan B! You can count me in as a backer again! The wallet needs to see the light of day (when it's not in my pocket)!

    37. Uwe Montree on December 15, 2012

      Hey guys,
      you stretched it a little too much ( sorry to say). Is there anything you can do to get it to work?
      I stick with you.

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      Daniel Asher on December 15, 2012

      Best wallet I've seen. I want one!

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      Jacob Perlman on December 14, 2012

      Hey guys,

      I know I'm late to the party, but I wanted to say that I love the design of this product and can't wait to see where you go with it in the future.

    40. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 13, 2012

      Thanks Lynn! We are working on a plan B and hopefully we'll still be able to get the Flip n'Grip out there for all of our backers soon!

    41. Lynn Iwamoto
      on December 13, 2012

      I am a newbie to kickstarter and am absolutely addicted to it. I did not realize that wallets was one of those items that are popular to design. I wish I had seen this before I backed two others. I saw one and loved it. Then I saw another one and had to buy that one. So I got smarter and looked at the other wallets that come up in the search function. I have to agree that the Flip n'Grip wallet is the best one. It is definitely more fun than the others. I hope you have a plan B if you do not reach the goal. Thank you.

    42. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 12, 2012

      Thanks Tony! We appreciate the support, especially this late in the game.

    43. Tony Nesta on December 12, 2012

      It's probably too late to make a difference, but there should be an article appearing on Gadgeteer today or tomorrow.

    44. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 12, 2012

      Thanks Will! You bet, the clip can easily go on either side to accommodate either lefties or righties.

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      Will on December 12, 2012

      *Fingers crossed for you guys* To touch on part of Tony's question again, can i move the money clip to the opposite side if I want. So it isn't in the palm of my hand while squeezing.

    46. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 10, 2012

      Keith and Carol,
      Thanks for all your support. It's true that most projects don't aim as high as we did. We were pretty anxious to get this project going and it would have cost us a few more months to significantly reduce our costs. We were trying to get this out before everyone was sick of kickstarter wallets. It was a risk aiming high and asking a high price, but we learned a ton along the way. I think you are probably right that significantly reducing costs and trying again would prove successful. It's awesome having supporters like you guys! We sincerely thank you!

    47. Carol Koh on December 10, 2012

      I agree with Keith. Not sure why the Obtanium attracted so many pledges as well. I also think we are not meeting the goal because it is so high at $100k and not because you don't have the support. However, having said that, production costs must really be very high then.

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      Keith Jackson on December 10, 2012

      No idea why the "Obtainium" wallet attracted so many pledges, as this one is way more cool. Perhaps this project's goal is a little too lofty? Few KS projects have a goal of $100K. If you guys can get the expected production costs down and try again with a goal of $25-50K, success will be likely. I would happily pledge again.

    49. BJ Minson & Dan Loveridge Creator on December 10, 2012

      You guys are awesome! Thanks a million!

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      Arpin Bhullar on December 10, 2012

      Come on guys lets get this funded! Coolest wallet design i've ever seen

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