About this project
----- $10,000 STRETCH GOAL ADDED! -------
MagCozy has been very popular and I'd like to turn it a bigger product with your support. So if we reach $10,000 in funding I will include this new MagCozy!
The MagSafe2 adapter is a tiny, beautifully machined piece of aluminum that is very easy to lose! I lost two of them before I came up with the idea for MagCozy. Additionally the new MagSafe2 cords don't stick as well as the first MagSafe cords.
When considering how to keep from losing the MagSafe Adapters I started with the simplest possible solution a rubberband:
Next I sketched out what I thought:
After some tweaks and new material options for 3D printing from a Belgium manufacturer, we made our first physical prototype.
- Keeps your Magsafe Converter conveniently leashed to your power cord
- Works with both original and revised MagSafe Adapters
- Comes in multiple colors!
For more images and information about the team, check out our twitter feed:https://twitter.com/magcozy/
Due to the limitations Kickstarter places on hardware goods, I have decided to the rewards will all be cumulative. This means they will stack up on each other. Hence if you contributed $30 you would get: 4 regular color MagCozys, 2 Kickstarter Limited Edition Color MagCozys, and 1 MagCozy T-shirt.
How is it going to happen?
Currently we are in negotiations with several vendor to be our production partner, with production samples coming shortly. They should arrive in ~2-3 weeks once the prototype tooling has been requested (Pending this week 6/12). Several of the partners are already working on Apple accesories, so the quality will be fantastic. Depending on demand we can ramp up to produce anywhere form 2000 - 5000 unit on the prototype tooling. Ramping up production to the higher levels is not difficult with larger moulds.
Fulfillment will handled locally for initial launch, and depending on demand this can handled at the manufacturer level as well.
Why we need your support
While the MagCozy is a relatively simple part to produce, the initial cost of setting up molds, manufacturing, packaging and shipping does add up. That's where we need your support. All these tasks are very accomplishable, but it takes a fair bit of time and capital to turn a prototype into a real world product.
Risks and challenges
Fortunately the risks are fairly low with this project. I have worked for several companies that actually produced physical goods and I still consult with colleagues in manufacturing.
The two most difficult parts of this project are: finding the right material to hold up to the expected use/abuse for a long time and finding the right supplier to build a high quality aesthetically pleasing part.
Currently we are in talks with several vendors to do some last step prototypes with the final production materials.
It's just a matter of time and pulling all the pieces together. Of course, if there are delays these would be communicated very quickly and handled even faster! ;-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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