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Lets keep the iPhone 5 thin and double our battery life • Plus a Solar Case for your iPad 4, Mini or Nexus 7 • Kudo Glide Bank & Sol Read more

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$19,671
pledged of $50,000 goal

Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 21, 2013.

Lets keep the iPhone 5 thin and double our battery life • Plus a Solar Case for your iPad 4, Mini or Nexus 7 • Kudo Glide Bank & Sol

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    1. Creator Joel Marquez on March 21, 2014

      Correction: there were updates earlier but hardly any in the later stages. Even when directly messaged him I got no response.

    2. Creator Joel Marquez on March 21, 2014

      I was referring to the fact that I was once a backer. There were promises of updates but we never got any regarding the kudo glide. I'm just now a bit weary in trying to back someone that is requesting support but doesn't update backers even if things are not going as planed and giving false hope.

    3. Creator Gary Riley, Tormented Grand Cipher of ∞ on March 21, 2014

      Joel.... you were once an update? What was it like?, also, what was it you updated?

      Good news everyone! It has more or less been released HUZZAH!

    4. Creator Joel Marquez on March 21, 2014

      Backers,

      Good luck getting any updates. I know I was once one.

    5. Creator Justin Martinez on March 21, 2014

      Iphone update ?

    6. Creator Gary Riley, Tormented Grand Cipher of ∞ on January 30, 2014

      Please say there's an update to all this, I still want a solar ipad mini and iPhone 5 charger

    7. Creator Teri Timar on November 25, 2013

      What happened to the October update?

    8. Creator Jay Ego on November 7, 2013

      I would really like to support what you are doing but the silence is causing me to give up. I won't check back here but email me if anything comes up. Jay Ego

    9. Creator Justin Martinez on October 31, 2013

      It's officially then end of October and no updates yet

    10. Creator Joel Marquez on October 22, 2013

      David,

      October is almost over and still no updates. I really like your product but there's hardly any communication on your end. I can understand how stressful it may be but you need to communicate better with your backers.

    11. Creator Jay Ego on October 18, 2013

      Any updates?

    12. Creator Jay Ego on September 14, 2013

      Great News!!!!

    13. Creator David Foster on September 13, 2013

      Hi Everyone - I looks like we are overcoming a major obstacle today. I expect to be sending an update out to all the backers during the month of October. Thanks for hanging in there!

    14. Creator Jay Ego on August 24, 2013

      Keep us updated. I'm still very interested in what you are doing!

      Jay Ego

    15. Creator David Foster on August 14, 2013

      We are still waiting on Apple, I may have to go back to the factories for a few weeks to revise some small details, if so that would likely happen this month to help move it along. We are pushing forward and will keep you posted.

    16. Creator Keith Paul Jr Kelly on August 8, 2013

      David, did you ever make any of the iPhone 5 battery cases? I still think this is a good one.

    17. Creator Joel Marquez on August 8, 2013

      Anything new? Anything!

    18. Creator Jay Ego on July 23, 2013

      David - any updates?

      Jay Ego

    19. Creator Gary Riley, Tormented Grand Cipher of ∞ on July 21, 2013

      hey David,

      do we have any further updates?

    20. Creator Jay Ego on July 4, 2013

      Thanks for the update. We will eagerly await the next update and purchase date.

      Jay

    21. Creator David Foster on July 3, 2013

      @ Aaron and all - The latest we heard from the Apple lab was a cosmetic change. To be honest, I don't know if that's all they found or if they saw it and stopped testing. I'm hoping it's the former. We had a 0.63mm gap around the lightning pin (down in a crevice no one would see) and the maximum allowed size is 0.25mm around the pin. That's a difference of about .4mm, or roughly about 10 hairs. A rather simple fix, we're working on that change and will resubmit to the labs and wait another few weeks. Fingers crossed.

    22. Creator Aaron Lautzenhiser on June 29, 2013

      Any word yet from the lab? Sorry to bug, but I'm really excited about this project

    23. Creator David Foster on June 18, 2013

      @ - Jay. We will post any new information as soon as we hear from Apple.

      Thanks so much!

    24. Creator Jay Ego on June 17, 2013

      Keep us posted. Can't wait to have these products in hand.

      Jay

    25. Creator David Foster on June 10, 2013

      Hi Everyone: Apple just confirmed that their lab is back up and running again. We should have results from some of their test next week. The MOMENT that we have positive news about the certification from them we will open the pre-sale page on the site and start the manufacturing.

    26. Creator Gary Riley, Tormented Grand Cipher of ∞ on June 4, 2013

      Hey David,

      would it be possible to pre-order now on your website?

      also, i have an iphone 5 now, so will likely go for that as well as the mini case

    27. Creator David Foster on May 31, 2013

      @ Justin - No word yet from Apple. Their lab in the UK went down and it's certainly thrown a wrench in the process. We've additional other samples to their other labs and are waiting to hear form them.

    28. Creator Justin Martinez on May 26, 2013

      Any updates

    29. Creator Jay Ego on May 15, 2013

      Thanks for the update.

    30. Creator David Foster on May 14, 2013

      @ Kenneth - We submitted the products to the Apple lab in the UK for certification. Unfortunately, and abruptly, the lab went down and everything was rerouted to their other lab in Taiwan as well as Cupertino. We are awaiting the results to see what, if any, modifications need to be made in order to have the final certification. At that point we immediately go into production, the factories are standing by for Apple to give us all the green light.

    31. Creator Kenneth Keith Jr. on May 12, 2013

      Hello, I was just curious if you have an update on the project? I am planning a vacation in early July and was wondering how reallistic it would be to have a KudoSol (iPad4) with me?
      Thanks,
      Ken

    32. Creator David Foster on April 29, 2013

      @ Jay & Gary - The URL was not sent out yet, I wanted to see the next stage with Apple to really have a better idea on their timeline. We've got samples sent out to their labs in the UK and Cupertino. We'll get some feedback soon and hopefully I'll send the URL out this week.

    33. Creator Gary Riley, Tormented Grand Cipher of ∞ on April 29, 2013

      hi David,

      Still haven't had the URL - looking forward to the product though :-)

    34. Creator Jay Ego on April 28, 2013

      David - Can I assume the URL has not gone out yet?

    35. Creator David Foster on April 22, 2013

      @ Mark - The URL will go to the backers. It will be live on the site but only the current backers will be able to access it to make sure you get the first ones before they are out.

    36. Creator David Foster on April 22, 2013

      @ Jay - Well, it is your name... LOL. We'll send the information out in order of which the pledges were placed. You pledged pretty early on so you should be safe. I know we'll have plenty of the Glides coming in but the others I'm not 100% certain if there will be enough until we know which model everyone wants. We'll know soon enough though.

    37. Creator David Foster on April 22, 2013

      @ Eric - Thanks for the positive comments. I'll be reaching out to you with the URL shortly.

    38. Creator David Foster on April 22, 2013

      @ Aaron - Yes we will be seeing it through!

    39. Creator Mark Needleman on April 22, 2013

      Dave

      sorry you didnt get the funding - it looks lik a great idea - will you just be posting the url to order on your web site or will you mail it out to backers - i really would like to get one of the cases for the iphone 5

    40. Creator Jay Ego on April 21, 2013

      David - I believe you have a great product(s) here and still has a great chance to do well in the open market place. I am really glad to hear that you are still going into production. Having been one of the 3 top pledgers (The Party Pack and the Glide and the Case will be signed by the inventor). I'd love an inside track on making an order. Maybe a bit selfish of me but after all my name is EGO and I really like what I have seen!!

    41. Creator Eric Lindsay on April 21, 2013

      You have a fine case/power design there for the iPad Mini, and the Cage/Glide combination seems a great idea. I would be happy to buy as scheduled whenever you manage to get the first run going. I thought you were on the right track with the original LilyPad, which is sitting out by the window as I write.

    42. Creator Aaron Lautzenhiser on April 21, 2013

      The Cage/Glide combo is brilliant - I'm shocked no one thought of that before. Please say that you will be seeing that through to production!

    43. Creator David Foster on April 21, 2013

      @ DiDiee and Christopher - I'll be sending you an update shortly, we completely plan to move forward and every one of the backers will get the first shot at all the different cases. We were aggressive doing 9 projects at once but it looks like we pulled it off and got them all developed and queued for production!

    44. Creator Christopher Vesta on April 19, 2013

      I wonder if each product of this Kickstarter project would have been put into its own separate project, if certain parts of it would have gotten the proper funding...?

    45. Creator DiDiEE on April 17, 2013

      Lost traction for this project? Hope it gets made.

    46. Creator David Foster on April 16, 2013

      @ Teri - I'll send out an update to all the backers this weekend. We are going to do our best to put these into production regardless and unfortunately had to allocate our kickstarter marketing funds towards developing the product to it's best condition. I'll post the update in the next few days.

    47. Creator Teri Timar on April 16, 2013

      Are you going to produce these cases even if the goal is not met? I had one of your cases for my iPad 2, but my new iPad with the lightning connector is sadly without one of your cases.

    48. Creator David Foster on April 7, 2013

      @ Jerry - Each case is fitted specifically for it's model. There's one for the Nexus 7, iPad 4, and iPad mini. After the campaign is over we'll get your shipping information and which model you'd need.

    49. Creator Jerry Itoh on April 7, 2013

      I don't see anyone asking this, but I'm backing the KudoSol and it never asked which kind of device I'm using and I know that they all use different connectors to charge, first is there different tips to charge in the case or second is there different cases for the different products. If so I need one for an Ipad Mini.

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