New Improved PadPivot
Hi Kickstarters, Bernie here! Yes it's been a while since you last heard from the PadPivot guys. It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since... Read more
Talking KickStarter on Wednesday - Come out or watch the live blog
Hey backers!! I'll be at the Sodo Pop in Seattle this Wednesday night with a couple other KickStarter projects (Romotive, TouchFire, i+Case) talking shop and hanging out. Seattle's own Chris... Read more
Look what I found at Best Buy the other day.
I finally had a chance this weekend to run over to BestBuy and see PadPivot on the shelf. A year ago this time PadPivot was just a prototype without any clear... Read more
PadPivot in stores now!!
It's official, PadPivot is now available at BestBuy! So feel free to tell your friends you want your PadPivot back and they can now get their own at http://bbyurl.us/padpivot
You and... Read more
CableKeeps - 60% funded, 16 days left!
We're down to 2 weeks before your chance to grab a CableKeep™ is over. If you haven't made a pledge yet, be sure to get on over and secure yours before... Read more
Hey PadPivot backers. I just posted up a new project on KickStarter. It's been my plan all along to do something entirely different after PadPivot and I think we've accomplished... Read more
Thanks for the praise + Instructional Videos
Thanks again backers for the overwhelmingly positive reviews of PadPivot. It's great to see everyone so pleased with the final result.
Here are a couple videos to better clarify... Read more
We're Shipping out!
PadPivot rewards for the $25, $35, $49, $70, & $125 Backer Levels started shipping out today from Los Angeles. Not clear how many have gone out today so hang in there... Read more
We cleared customs today. Units will be at fulfillment tomorrow and then off to you. Happy Father's Day!
PadPivots headed out!
Great news! Air shipment is palleted and on its way to our fulfillment in L.A. I also received the units for the $250 level backers over the weekend. We re-packed and... Read more
First units will be going out this weekend from the factory. Not sure yet how many we'll get out before the Chinese Holiday of "Golden Week", but needless to say... Read more
Final Missing Adress Survey List (and unpaid shipping)
We still have 280 backers whose addresses we don't have or have not paid international shipping. If your name is on this list please contact us by Friday, May 6th... Read more
Ready for Production?
Texturing is now done on the main parts and the last 2 items, flash on the logo, and some crazy material swirl on the ball are getting fixed this weekend.... Read more
Video Update #6
Quick video update on the status of PadPivot production. Tool changes are just about done. Bernie and Jim will receive Final Samples next week. If those look good we'll press... Read more
Video Update #5
Summary of video
- Address Surveys- We are getting close to receiving all the address surveys. If you had any problems, just login to your KickStarter account and see if... Read more
Something still bad . . . Address Surveys
It appears that something is still wrong with the Address Surveys. Either they didn't go out for some of you or errors were received. I now have over 300 emails... Read more
Our Final Backer List from KickStarter is now complete - wooohoo! So it's time to send out the Address Survey. You'll have those in your inbox before week's end. ... Read more
What happens next? - Amazon Payments questions
By now everyone should have a received an email message through Amazon Payments either confirming your completed transaction for the PadPivot or needing attention.
If your payment completed-... Read more
First shots have been made into the tools. As I mentioned previous there are many little tweaks to make, but we're working through that. All part of the process. We'll... Read more
Video Update #4 - Bernie
A video message from Bernie in the Great White North! 2 Hours to go. So thankful for your support.
What happens next?
We'll be sending out a survey to... Read more
Giving & Receiving
Before we get to the business of PadPivot I wanted to reach out to everyone and encourage them to consider a donation to the relief effort in Japan. No doubt... Read more
56 Hours to go . . . .
Only 56 hours to go before PadPivot is no longer available on KickStarter!
Get your orders in.
It worked. We got on Gizmodo!
Once again thank you for tipping us up on Gizmodo and Engadget. Your actions helping us are so appreciated. We broke through the 3k barrier sometime this morning and now... Read more
Video Update #3 - Last Week + Tooling update
1) We did a factory check this week and the tooling is progressing nicely. I included some video of our tooling on the EDM machine - so cool!
2) Last... Read more
Here comes packaging!
Here is a look at our progress on the packaging design. This certainly will change for retail, but we're having fun playing up our KickStarter roots in the meantime. The... Read more
Dust Cover Designs
Tonight we are able to present our designs for the Basic and Custom KickStarter dust covers.
Backers who choose the $35, $70, $125, or $250 reward levels will receive the... Read more
Announcing the Basic Double Pack
You asked and once again we answered. Basic Double Pack is here. This is the $25 Reward times two.
To Upgrade . . . login to your KickStarter account, Click... Read more
Happy halfway day!! We're 30 days in to our funding drive. 30 days burned, 30 days left. It won't be long before the chance to own a pre-sale PadPivot is... Read more
Bag Designs + Logo Decision
Thanks everyone for your input on the logo options. Once again your participation was outstanding. Tonight we are able to present our designs for the Basic and KickStarter Custom bags.... Read more
We're getting ready to finalize the logo. We'd like your help voting on the final option. We haven't been exactly consistent to this point, but its time to make things... Read more
Almost $60k in 20 days!
We're just about to reach 6X our minimum funding goal. Once again we can't thank you enough for backing our project. We did this, us. Without your funding we wouldn't... Read more
Home is good. We had a VERY positive and productive MacWorld. It was a real joy meeting all the backers that stopped by the booth. I think I repeated that... Read more
Jim & Bernie - Together in person!!
It's 11pm and I'm bushed. The day was a blur, but the highlight was finally meeting Bernie and his son Ben (our web guru) in person. We jammed all day... Read more
USA & Canada - Free Shipping
Europe - Add $15 to to your pledge at the $25, $35, & $70 Levels
Everywhere else - Add $20 to your Pledge at... Read more
PadPivot - Now Shipping Worldwide!!
We've done the math, crunched the numbers, sharpened the pencils. We are now officially shipping to anywhere outside the US, Canada, and Europe for $20.
So, . . . .... Read more
PadPivot Double Pack
You asked. We listened. The PadPivot Double Pack is now available in Rewards.
Get one for yourself and one to share. Each comes with our special embroidered bag identifying you... Read more
Great News!! We've been working this last week with our fulfillment partners and we've been able to nail the costs down for Shipping to Europe at an affordable $15! Big... Read more
Video Update 2 - from Jim
Two exciting things to announce:
1) Files for tooling have been released and things are progressing for manufacture - woo hoo!! Two weeks ago we weren't sure if this would... Read more
We tripled our minimum funding!!
Earlier today Jonathan Minkoff's pledge put us over $30k. We've tripled our minimum funding and continue to climb. Thanks again for you amazing support. More exciting stuff to announce soon.... Read more
Video Update #1
Hey KickStarters, Bernie has a video update he wanted to share. I'll have to do the next one. I came down with a gnarly cold after my late nights in... Read more
We did it!!
We did it. We did it thanks to you!
By now you should all know that our minimum funding goal has been reached and the pledges continue to climb. We... Read more
We just passed the halfway point!
I just chatted briefly with Bernie on the phone. Both of us are amazed at the response. Thanks everyone for joining our story and... Read more