Hello Kickstarter Backers!
Well, it’s been a crazy and amazing last few months, and we’re finally ready for another Kickstarter project! We’re calling it the Cosmonaut. It is a minimal, wide-grip capacitive stylus for touch screen devices. Here is the project page.
The idea for this project actually came out of a blog post that Dan did right after the Glif Kickstarter campaign ended. We realized that the perfect stylus for an iPad should be designed to feel like a dry erase marker. Some people seemed to agree, so we thought hey, maybe this can be our second project. We’ve been working on it for the past few months and we have finally arrived at something that we are really excited about.
Like the Glif, we’ll need your help to make this project a reality. We’re trying something new this time around, by instituting a “pay-as-you-wish” payment model, a la Radiohead. Essentially, if you want to become a backer, you can pledge as little or as much as you feel this product is worth to you. We’re very interested to see how this pricing model works out.
Thank you all so much for your continued support. We’re very fortunate to be able to do what we love, and it’s all because of you guys.
Tom & Dan
PS. There is a very very small percentage of you that have not received your Glifs. This is most likely because we never got your shipping address via the survey we sent out. If you are logged into Kickstarter, there should be a banner at the top of the page that says “Action Needed!” You can fill out the survey from there, and we will get your Glif shipped out ASAP. If you did fill out the survey, but never received your Glif, please email us at email@example.com and we will make things right. Thanks!
Well, it seems the grand finale of this project is in sight, as we have started to ship out the Glifs to our backers. Please be patient if you haven't received a confirmation email yet, it will take the fulfillment center a few days to get through all of the orders.
We wanted to take this moment to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. It has been an amazing journey so far, one that will continue on into the future. We're still blown away by the response this project has received, as well as all of your enthusiasm and support. We love that it is possible for two guys to have an idea and turn it into a reality, with the help from a spirited crowd. We live in an awesome world.
We will continue to monitor this project page and check our Kickstarter messages, but moving forward the best way to contact us is on twitter (@theglif) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are so excited for everyone to get their Glifs. If you like it, tell a friend (theglif.com)! If you don't like it, tell us (email@example.com). Your comments are incredibly important to us; after all, you're why we're here.
Tom & Dan
We cut together a little short film documenting our trip to Premier Source in South Dakota, and more specifically the manufacturing process of the Glif. It's embedded below, or you can check it out in HD on Vimeo here.
We hope you enjoy!
Regarding the Glif's status, everything is moving along. The packaging / boxing should be happening at the end of this week, and everything will be shipped out to the fulfillment center early next week. From there it will be a few days before orders begin shipping out. We can't wait for you all to see them; it's been a wild ride and we can't believe we're nearing the end (of this chapter, at least).
Tom & Dan