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$300K and $500K Stretch Goals Announced!

Posted by HYPER by Sanho Corporation (Creator)
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We know that many backers are asking for the addition of mini DisplayPort and ethernet port as stretch goals but honestly those are not realistic stretch goals given our short delivery timeframe.

Making significant changes to the product takes a lot of planning and not something that can be decided on a whim. So it is either we deliberately withhold planned product features at launch or we promise unplanned product features that would severely impact our already proposed delivery timeline.

We are doing neither

We WANT to make the best product out there in the market. That is why we had already presented our BEST product version at the launch of this Kickstarter campaign. When we do make minor product improvements along the way, we will implement it immediately because we want to make the best product out there and not because we want to entice more backers to our project.

We also don't want to be one of those projects that will pander to any popular demand in the hope of luring potential backers sitting on the fence. It is not difficult to notice that projects that promise fantastic product feature stretch goals are also projects that fail to deliver or are perpetually in development.

That being said, we are still looking into mini DisplayPort and ethernet port options but just not within the scope of this project.

Wow long speech. Still there?

Without further ado *drumroll* our next 2 stretch goals will be a free velvet pouch for the HyperDrive (when we hit $300K in funding which is almost given at this point) and a free upgrade from velvet to a leather pouch with magnetic closure for the HyperDrive (when we hit $500K in funding).

Below are pictures of the pouches. Enjoy!

(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive, Velvet Pouch, Leather Pouch, Silver HyperDrive
(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive, Velvet Pouch, Leather Pouch, Silver HyperDrive

 

(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive on top of Velvet Pouch, Silver HyperDrive on top of Leather Pouch
(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive on top of Velvet Pouch, Silver HyperDrive on top of Leather Pouch

 

(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive with Velvet Pouch, Silver HyperDrive with Leather Pouch
(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive with Velvet Pouch, Silver HyperDrive with Leather Pouch

 

(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive in Velvet Pouch (trust us, it's in there), Silver HyperDrive in Leather Pouch (actually we switched the HyperDrives)
(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive in Velvet Pouch (trust us, it's in there), Silver HyperDrive in Leather Pouch (actually we switched the HyperDrives)

 

(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive in Velvet Pouch, Silver HyperDrive in Leather Pouch
(Left to Right): Space Gray HyperDrive in Velvet Pouch, Silver HyperDrive in Leather Pouch

Opps the leather pouch is a little tight. Don't worry, we have already made plans to increase the size just by a little so that the magnetic closure will work.

So get out there and spread the word of this project to your friends, family, anyone you know who is using the 2016 MacBook Pro, via facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat and any means possible.

Hit those goals and get those pouches!

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HYPER

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    1. HYPER by Sanho Corporation 8-time creator on

      @Daniel Panda Ngo
      It won't work as the MacBook Pro aluminum body is not attracted to magnets

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      Daniel Kickstarter Ngo on

      Can you add a super tiny magnet to the bottom (same side, just further down to the USB-C) so it won't wiggle or cause connection issues? Any added rigidity would be great

    3. HYPER by Sanho Corporation 8-time creator on

      @SatokiHigashi
      どうもありがとうございました!

    4. HYPER by Sanho Corporation 8-time creator on

      @Thomas Toem Dornscheidt
      Doing so would add a host of ICs would tremendously increase the size and cost of the product which is not the focus of this product. We are not trying to make a brick of a dock here. Besides, if you have a MacBook Pro with Touchbar, there is no shortage of Thunderbolt 3 ports.

    5. SatokiHigashi on

      頑張ってください!商品が手元に届くのを心待ちにしております!

    6. Thomas Toem Dornscheidt on

      Maybe it is possible to change the USB-C-Port to a real Thunderbolt 3-Port, so you can connect a 4K-screen and a power supply.

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      Jovan Maric on

      Nice, but this is just a gimmick that we will put in drawer. Thunderbolt 2 is real deal (even if the project is late whole month) for all pro users with hi res monitors....

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      Yoshihiro Azuma on

      That's a reasonable and practical rewards!

    9. HYPER by Sanho Corporation 8-time creator on

      @Benajmin Samson
      Good idea about the case, we will look into it.

    10. Benjamin Samson
      Superbacker
      on

      I like that the design and port configurations will stay to meet the deadline. However, request for a mini display port is not only logical, it is quite practical. There are still a lot in the professional world who uses those old hi-resolution monitors whose only connectivity is the earlier Thunderbolt form factor.

      I am quite satisfied in not having this port added, but it has its use, so it is a welcome addition. I'll be happy either way, and the delivery is just in time for when I get my new Macbook Pro 15 inch. Perhaps a hard case with custom fit foam will be better in order to better protect the USB-C connector. The length of the item may cause it to bend inside a bag even if contained in a leather case. Just my ten cents...

      Hoping for on-time or earlier delivery. �

    11. Sean McCabe on

      100% happy with this. As a pro user (who needs a wired connection to do reliable live video streaming), I have always planned to use a separate adapter for ethernet when I'm home and at my desk.

      When I'm traveling, I appreciate the smaller footprint device sans ethernet because I will be using WiFi 100% of the time. You made the right decision! The vast majority of people are okay with WiFi.

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      Scott Wright on

      Excellent decision. I think this also might change the form factor and right now keeping it small and manageable (as well as on-time) are important to me!

    13. Unnamed1 on

      Finally project owners who are realistic. Keep going and get your product out.

    14. Jay Moran on

      Not a problem at all. Like I said in my request for Mini-DP and GigE I figured it wasn't doable right away, and that is fine for now. Hope to see such a product someday, but would much rather have the product sooner rather than later.

    15. HYPER by Sanho Corporation 8-time creator on

      Thanks for your understanding guys. Really appreciate it :)

    16. Nirav Joshi on

      Fully agree with your approach and thanks a lot for choosing the 'right thing to do'

    17. Mario Recuero on

      Agree with your sentiment. Deliver what has been offered and don't get side tracked with changes