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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 12 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

$20,405
pledged of $ 7,000pledged of $ 7,000 goal
431
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 12 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Our first project KLIP Titanium rewarded over 800+ backers and many satisfied buyers after our retail launches. We are continuing to expand our everyday-carry line by bringing you two new EDC products!  

TL MICRO (TouchLight Micro) is an ultra-compact rechargeable LED Flashlight featuring an innovative Touch-sensor, Micro-USB port, and ultra-bright Nichia LED emitter. With four lighting modes and a blinding 280 maximum lumen output, this bad-boy isn't your typical micro flashlight.

TL MICRO's rectangular form is designed to be unobtrusive in the pocket and smooth to retrieve. Chamfered edges along the body reflect our clean and dapper aesthetic.

Capacitive sensing as a human-device interface is becoming increasingly popular and can be recognized in many consumer products such as laptops, tablets, computer monitors, and cell phones... which is why we thought to ourselves, we need to put this into something. So we did! TL MICRO features touch-activation which makes going through modes as easy as a light touch or swipe. 

Don't let its compact size fool you! TL MICRO is built with a nearly indestructible body that can take a beating. We are so confident we gave our prototype a crush test to prove it. This 4,000 lb Toyota 4Runner is no match for TL MICRO's durable housing.

Ran over not once, but twice! See the full video here:

TL MICRO's incredible illumination is provided by a NICHIA 219C 4000K CRI 90+ LED. We choose only the best components for our products and we’re excited to pack a 280 lumen punch of HIGH CRI (92-95) light into your pocket.

WHO IS NICHIA?

Nichia is a Japanese company and the world’s largest supplier of LEDs. It designs, manufactures, and markets LEDs for display, LCD backlighting, automotive and general lighting applications with the many different LEDs across the entire visible spectrum. By using a quality brand-name emitter, you can rest assure that TL MICRO is built to last!

WHAT IS CRI?

CRI (Color Rendering Index) is a quantitative measure of the ability of a light source to reveal the colors of various objects faithfully in comparison with an ideal or natural light. The measurement is based from 0 to 100 - with 100 being all the colors found in sunlight.

An illustration of CRI. Image: LUX Technology Group
An illustration of CRI. Image: LUX Technology Group

TL MICRO features HIGH CRI because we want to make sure whatever you're trying to light, you will be able to see the colors pop, textures stand-out, and finishes with depth and luster.

POWERING ON

Simply touch, tap, or swipe the sensor to activate the flashlight and blue mood-light feature... 

From the blue mood-light (or from the OFF position; you do not need to go into blue mode first) press and hold for mode 1 and then simply swipe or tap again to cycle through the other modes...

You can then turn off the flashlight from any mode with a short press and hold.

LOCKING OUT

To prevent accidental activation, press and hold down for 3 seconds, light will blink 3 times to confirm...

To unlock, press and hold for 3 seconds.

TL MICRO's 36-meter range allows you to see many times farther and wider than a smartphone light, with a comfortable grip that better protects your safety.

  • Blue mood-light: 50 hours  
  • Moonlight: 3 lumens 17 hours
  • Medium: 50 lumens 1 hour 50 mins 
  • High: 280 lumens 48 mins
  • Standby: 3378 hours
  • Recharge: 50 mins (250mAh Lithium-ion battery)
  • Lock-out mode

TL MICRO is literally for anyone who has ever used their mobile phone as a flashlight. Sure, your phone fulfills basic lighting tasks, but the goal of TL MICRO is to give you a high-quality, dedicated tool that is right for the job. If you have ever been in a situation where you need a flashlight AND to use both of your hands; holding a TL MICRO in your mouth for those emergency "headlamp" situations sure beats trying to bite down on your mobile phone!

"A dedicated tool also means a more focused and specific set of features. In the case of flashlights, this means more power, sturdier construction, and the fact that on some outputs a light's run-time is measured in days. It comes in handy in emergency situations where your phone is the quickest to run out of power and darkness is one of the first challenges you'd need to overcome." -Mikey Bautista of EverydayCarry.com

TL MICRO is your new dedicated... compact, lightweight, convenient, easy to use, bright, durable, rechargeable, long-lasting, and affordable micro LED flashlight.

Speaking of headlamps! We are currently in the process of making a custom headband accessory that will allow you to use your TL MICRO hands-free! Designed specifically for TL MICRO, this premium adjustable head-strap will feature a slim design and a very comfortable fit.

Our goal is to raise enough additional funding to pay for the moulds and tooling necessary for a full production run of these exclusive headbands. We will share more information about these in a future backer update.

  • Length: 54mm / 2.12"
  • Width: 25mm / 0.98"
  • Thickness: 9mm / 0.35"
  • Weight: 24 grams / 0.84 ounces

 *TL MICRO is splash and dust-proof but not fully submersible underwater.

KLIP Black is an aluminum version of our titanium KLIP. We understand that titanium may not be everyone’s preferred material or color and for this reason we created a lighter, longer, and more affordable version in a sleek black aircraft-grade aluminum.

KLIP takes the conventional suspension clip to a whole new level of functionality. The first combination of its kind, KLIP neatly carries your keys and features a built-in precision blade. 

Here at Dapper Design we strive to create products that have both quality & function all while keeping things minimal & sleek. TL MICRO and KLIP Black are no exception to this. KLIP Black performs just as well as the titanium version and TL MICRO is in a league of its own with it's impressive 280 maximum lumen output! This is why we are confident that our TL MICRO + KLIP BLACK duo is going to be your new favorite pair of everyday carry.

You’ll never have a 'dull' moment with KLIP by your side. You can use the built-in knife for almost any cutting task that you'd use a conventional pocket knife to do. Open letters, packages, remove staples, or defend yourself in an emergency.

  • Opened: 93mm / 3.66"
  • Closed: 66mm / 2.59"
  • Blade: 27mm / 1.06"
  • Height: 16.25mm / 0.63"
  • Thickness: 8.15mm / 0.32"
  • Weight: 13.5 grams / 0.47 ounces

Keep KLIP in your pocket at all times to quickly respond to practically any cutting task. For everyday carry situations, KLIP is simply a crucial component of being prepared.

  • Black 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum
  • Ultra-strong and lightweight
  • Smooth spring-loaded detent ball mechanism
  • Satisfying "click" on blade open/close
  • Super-sharp 440C steel blade
  • Adjustable pivot screw
  • Each KLIP and TL MICRO will come with two FREE twist-lock cable rings (1 black and 1 silver). We will also include a mini Micro-USB charging cable

WANT TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL KLIPs OR TL MICROs?

After the campaign, we'll be using a reward fulfillment website called BackerKit. You will be able to add additional KLIPs, TL MICROs, and other Dapper Design products at special rates. We'll then ship everything together with your pledge reward! We'll update with next steps for using the service when our campaign ends.

TITANIUM KLIPs

 If you are interested in purchasing an original titanium KLIP now, they are available on our website: www.dapperdesign.com 

Alternatively, you can wait to purchase them as an ADD-ON on BackerKit at the end of the campaign to be shipped with your TL MICRO & KLIP Black rewards.

There are a lot of cylindrical-shaped flashlights out there and those are great. But we didn't want to make just another flashlight that looked and operated like everything else on the market; we wanted to challenge ourselves and our engineers by going with a rectangular battery; kind of like the ones you've seen in cell phones. From there, we incorporated the smallest capacitive touch-sensor that we can find. Here is how TL MICRO evolved from sketch to CAD...

Aaron & Yoshimi are partners in life with a passion for all things posh and dapper. We work under Dapper Design, LLC to create purposeful products that are very useful, lightweight, simple, and minimalistic. Aaron has played a leadership role in 12 successfully funded and fulfilled Kickstarter projects. Yoshimi has 4 years experience in finance, insurance, and underwriting. Dapper Design is inspired by larger companies such as Surefire, Gerber, and Benchmade, as well as Kickstarter start-ups; MSTRMND, Bomber & Co., SLUGHAUS, and Big Idea Design.

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Bringing an idea from scratch to reality was not an easy task, but we have invested a lot of time, effort, and dollars to make the production ready samples above. Now we need your backing to meet the minimum order requirements for a full production run. With all campaigns, there may be unforeseen circumstances which can delay delivery. In order to protect against this, we made an early investment in the raw aluminum and stainless steel materials before launching the campaign. We can begin mass production as soon as we meet our initial goal, which will result in a faster delivery to backers.

Risks and challenges

Aided by the learning experiences from manufacturing and delivering several Kickstarter projects, we believe we will be able to deliver KLIP in a timely and efficient manner, and do not foresee any risks and challenges that would cause major delays. We will remain in regular communication with our backers as our project goes through the production process.

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