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About this project

FACTCASES started as a personal project for CNC specialist Trey Burns when he could not find a phone case he liked for his new Samsung. Rather than settle for one of the limited options in the marketplace, Trey used his 20 years of machining experience to prototype and design his own. People took notice of his brutally simplistic, yet uniquely versatile case platform and started asking for one of their own. 

After 2 years of prototyping and testing, FACTcases is now ready to launch, but we need your help!

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Our mission is simple: to make personalized phone cases for you, by you. To achieve this, we need your help. One of the primary reasons there is nothing like us on the market, is that prototyping is expensive and production runs typically have large minimums, putting customized items at an ultra-high premium. By supporting our Kickstarter, your contribution will go towards the purchase of our own, in-house CNC machine, giving us the ability to bring completely custom cases directly to you. This means more choices, new materials, quick turn-around times and a wider selection of devices. It will greatly reduce costly prototyping, production minimums and overhead, making customizable cases more affordable for everyone. 

Additionally, we will continually be adding new models, materials, designs, skins, colors and finishes. Ultimately we want to give you as much control over the design of your case as possible. To say we have big plans is an understatement; our Kickstarter is just the tip of the iceberg!

Both Functional and Artistic, our Custom cases are Tough as nails.

ALUMINUM

Our toughest cases are machined from a super strong, yet remarkably lightweight ALUMINUM alloy, often used for aircraft structural parts, components for the American military, and in the bicycling industry. With strength compared to many steels, 7075 Aluminum's high strength-to-weight ratio makes it a perfect choice for exceptional and rugged protection. The finish of the aluminum is up to you! Choose from 20 Cerakote™ colors, as well as other finishes including: electropolished, brushed electropolished, gold and rose gold plating.

KYDEX

For an even lighter weight, yet extremely durable option, check out our KYDEX cases. Often used in aircraft interiors, Kydex can take a beating. We are offering two colors, black and tan, which have a textured facing.

POLYCARBONATE

POLYCARBONATE, the lightest and brightest of our cases, will not disappoint. Drop resistant and visually stunning, choose clear or from three vivdly exciting colors. Get noticed!

Whichever FACT case you choose, you can customize your screws. Choose between natural silver or any of the 20 Cerakote colors. 

Cerakote ceramic coating enhances a number of physical performance properties including abrasion/wear resistance, impact strength, and hardness. Maybe you want your case to be red with white screws, or a titanium look with silver screws, or blue on blue...the number of possible combinations really begins to add up fast. Create something unique!

With every case, you get a vinyl skin or art card* as an additional layer of personalization and protection; a great way to bring the whole package together and really make your case unique. We are offering a variety of options to take your design to the next level. Express your creativity and choose your color palette from 30 different solid colors or a pattern with 2 to 3 colors. *See OPTIONS & ADD-ONS section for details.

For maximum protection, be sure to add-on a tempered glass screen, providing yet another layer of protection to the most sensitive part of your phone. *See OPTIONS & ADD-ONS section for details.

Thank you for taking the time to review our story. We are seeking the help of the Kickstarter community to bring our customizable cases to wider production and give people the opportunity to stand apart from the crowd and make something they can call their own. Whether you are customizing a case, sharing on social media or helping to spread the word about FACTcases, your support is truly appreciated!

Early Bird Specials:

Be one of the first 30 pledges of $50 or more and get a FREE FACT T-SHIRT. And for the high rollers, be one of the first 30 pledges for one of our Gold or Rose Gold Plated Cases and receive a $200 discount.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To add an ADD-ON to your pledge, follow these steps: 

1) Press the ‘Manage Your Pledge’ Button. If you have not pledged yet, it will say ‘Back this Project’.
2) Increase your pledge in the ‘Pledge Amount’ box by the total of the add-ons you want to add.
3) Do not change the tier you are currently pledged at, unless you also want to change it while you are on this screen. You will then need to add the total of your add-ons onto the amount of the new tier you chose.
After the end of the Kickstarter campaign you will receive a survey that will ask you questions so that you can explain how you would like the add-on money assigned, size of shirts and or hats, and your specific customizations when applicable.

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Risks and challenges

FACTcases will make every effort to deliver all rewards within 60 days of funding. Our strong partnership with our suppliers gives us confidence that we can meet this aggressive timeline. We will communicate any delays as soon as possible, should they occur. FACTcases will ship worldwide, laws permitting.

If we fund our Kickstarter, stretch goals may be added, but any pledges that were part of the original drive will be fulfilled first.

We want you to be happy with your reward and will strive for your total satisfaction! Thanks again for your support.

- The FACT Team

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    Custom Thank You Note

    Hey thanks for backing us! Every amount is appreciated. We'll send you a customized thank you note!

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    Sticker and Shout Out

    A $5 pledge gets you an awesome FACTcases STICKER and a shout out on our Facebook page.

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    FACT Swag

    Pick up some cool swag with a pledge of $30!
    Choose between a FACT Logo T-SHIRT or snapback FACT Logo HAT. 3 colors available. Plus we'll throw in a pair of stickers!

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    Swag Pack

    All of the above - you'll get a FACT HAT, T-SHIRT, a pair of STICKERS and our undying gratitude in the form of a personalized THANK YOU note and Facebook shout out!

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    POLYCARBONATE CASE

    POLYCARBONATE CASE for:
    iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 or 7 Plus
    Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7, Samsung Note 4 / Note 5
    • NEST or RAYS case design
    • Choose from 3 exciting colors or clear
    • Choice of natural or color coated screws
    • Customize your VINYL SKIN or ART CARD

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    KYDEX CASE

    KYDEX CASE for:
    iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 or 7 Plus
    Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7, Samsung Note 4 / Note 5
    • NEST or RAYS case design
    • Choose Black or Tan Kydex
    • Choice of natural or color coated screws
    • Customize your VINYL SKIN or ART CARD

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    ALUMINUM CASE

    ALUMINUM CASE for:
    iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 or 7 Plus
    Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7, Samsung Note 4 / Note 5
    • NEST or RAYS case design
    • Choice of finish: Cerakote Color, Electropolished, Brushed
    • Choice of natural or color coated screws
    • Customize your VINYL SKIN or ART CARD

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    The NEXT LEVEL - Case and Shirt Combo

    Make it funky, make it cool, make it how YOU want!
    This reward is all about your personal style.
    Create a one-of-a-kind case with matching vinyl skin or art card, digital wallpaper, and matching all-over printed T-shirt. Your choice of case, case design, colors, screws, pattern and color scheme.
    Take your design to The NEXT LEVEL!

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    SHOW ME THE BLING

    Aluminum case plated in your choice of genuine 18K Gold or 18K Rose Gold.

    In addition, you'll get a coordinating vinyl skin, art card, digital wallpaper of your design and a tempered glass screen, as well as a custom all-over printed t-shirt.

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    The TITAN

    Case design of choice cast in TITANIUM and polished to a brilliant shine.
    In addition, you'll get a coordinating vinyl skin, art card, digital wallpaper of your design and a tempered glass screen, as well as a custom all-over printed t-shirt.

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    Full Custom FACT

    Here is an opportunity to be one of the first people to get the FULL CUSTOM FACT treatment!
    Work directly with us to create a truly one-off custom phone or tablet case, where you will have creative control over the project. We will assist you in designing the case from beginning to end, with colors and finishes not yet available to our current runs.
    In addition, you'll get a coordinating vinyl skin, art card, digital wallpaper of your design and a tempered glass screen, as well as a custom all-over printed t-shirt. Get wild!

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    The FACT FOUR Pack

    The FACT FOUR PACK: Your choice of any combo of 4 FACT cases with matching backplates, designed by you!
    Work directly with us to create a family of cases from beginning to end, with colors and finishes not yet available to our current runs. Color them all the same, or make them all different, it's up to you.
    In addition, you'll get matching vinyl skins, art cards and digital wallpapers of your design, as well as tempered glass screens and 4 all-over printed t-shirts that match each individual case.

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    The AU-STENTATIOUS One

    Like the FULL CUSTOM FACT reward, but case will be cast in your choice of Gold or Rose Gold. This is some serious metal.

    In addition, you'll get a coordinating vinyl skin, art card, digital wallpaper of your design, and a tempered glass screen, as well as a custom all-over printed t-shirt and bragging rights.

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