Mfg + lasers
The plastic support piece, that we changed the steel mold on, is now fitting great. PCB board assemblies are now working great. Custom A/C adapters are in full production now, should be done by the end of the month. All will be air shipped to us. We should be able to have all the pieces at the end of the month and start shipping on the 5th.
That's our custom extrusion we are machining over a mile of docks from. Its just .03" oversize the profile of the docks and this cuts machining waste by about half. The docks themselves are made with recycled aluminum.
We are opening our lasering web app to everyone - lasering.elevationlab.com. Thanks to the folks who had beta tested it. You can enter your Kickstarter email and postal code to see your pre-order (this may take a few seconds under load), choose your docks that you want lasered and optionally get more. On the next page you can select a location for the art and upload your pictures.
Easy way: You can upload a black on white image in jpeg or png formats, no grayscale or photos, and select the location you want it lasered. We can burn at 600dpi, so your art should be at that level for best detail - please don't use a little 200x50 logo saved off of your website. Something like 1000x1000 pixels would be better.
Advanced users: Use our .ai template to place your vector art exactly how you want it and we will laser it at max resolution. Remember to outline text in case we don't have your font.
Lasering leaves a matte white mark. It is a subtle look on the bead blasted docks and very high contrast on the MatteBlack and limited edition colors. On those colored docks, I would err on the side of very minimal lasering if you choose to do it.
If you don't want to laser, worry not, the docks look gorgeous as they are. It is $25 for setup + $10/dock for custom lasering on either the front or top of the dock. $35 + $15/dock for both positions.
The lasering site will be up until May 25th. We will then have to lock everything down to start shipping.
As promised in our FAQ, the OtterBox Defender fits in the dock when you snip off the bottom flap, if you want to still use your flap (its not going to save your phone from water), send us an email and we will mill out the front for it - firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Get your own Elevation Dock in glass bead blasted finish (like on Apple unibody Macs). These will later retail for $90 if the project gets funded. CNC'd from solid aircraft aluminum, low friction connection, USB out. [US shipping included, add $20 for international]Estimated delivery:
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Get the Elevation Dock+ in glass bead blasted finish. The Dock+ adds shielded Line Level audio out plus USB power adapter. These will later retail for $120. [US shipping included, add $20 for international]Estimated delivery:
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Get a special LimeGreen or SunOrange anodized Elevation Dock+ with lasered serial numbers. These beautiful finishes subtly change color at different angles and are exclusive only to KickStarter backers in this limited run. [We'll get your color choice when the project ends. Includes USA shipping, add $20 for international]Estimated delivery:
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ProPak: Get 2x Matte Black Dock+, 2x standard Docks, plus both the limited edition LimeGreen and SunOrange Docks. Outfit everybody with the best dock made for the iPhone. [Includes USA shipping, add $50 for international]Estimated delivery:
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**New** Reseller Pack - Get 15 standard Docks and 15 Dock+, both in bead blasted finish and in premium retail packaging. Tremendous discount from retail. [Insured USA shipping included. International shipping arranged by buyer]Estimated delivery:
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**New** Distributer Pack - Get 100 standard Docks in bead blasted finish and in premium retail packaging. You will have these long before any other vendor. Retail is $90. [Insured USA shipping included. International shipping arranged by buyer]Estimated delivery:
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**New** Distributer Pack+. Get 70 standard Elevation Docks, 62 Dock+ in bead blasted finish, and 25 Dock+ in Matte Black. All in premium retail packaging. Tremendous discount from retail. Email if you would like to customize this or do a higher level. [Free insured USA shipping. International shipping arranged by buyer]Estimated delivery:
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