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By Stephen Fong
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kickstand4u mobile kickstands and accessories are finally here!

Project Update as of 05-26-15

Hello to all that have been keeping track,

Its finally here! Our 2nd Generation kickstand4u™ mobile kickstand with Sure Grip, the Ultimate in flexibility and grip for any angle viewing, the Tablet Extender, and the 3D printed Tripod Mounts are now available. Initially in limited quantities with more arriving soon.

Note: all pre-orders "HAVE" been shipped on 05-26-15 so those that pre-ordered should see their order soon.

You can also direct order from http://www.kickstand4u.com

Check back! We have some more news within the next 60 days.

To those that were curious, long story short, the kickstands were held up in customs, for a week and then was sent back to Taiwan for another 1 week hold, then checked at the factory for another week. Supposedly customs claimed we had the wrong HTS code (a tariff code system that is shared among many countries for tax and compliance reasons).  Customs had a problem with the word kickstand, because they thought it was a bicycle part and therefore had the wrong international HTS code (plastic verse metal). Hopefully no more custom problems

Thanks for your Support and patience!

Stephen Fong

Project Update as of 03-08-15

Hello to my pre-order supporters,

RE: Pre-Order Notification - Update

A lot of news!

Now that the Chinese New Year has ended and the factories are back up again. Pre-production units are starting to arrive for final approval. So far I have received pre-production samples of the Tablet Extender and they look very nice. Pre-production samples of the kickstand should be following shortly.

This means pre-orders should begin to start being filled by late March and all pre-orders should be fulfilled by mid April.

Now for some better news, I will be producing the Tripod Mount after all on my newly acquired 3D printer. Initial printed parts are very promising and look real good, almost as if they were injection molded. Permanent tooling of the Tripod Mount will come if demand warrants it. But for now, this is a good way to get everything out there for those that would like to have the complete package. Therefore the Tripod Mount is up on the website for pre-ordering.

More good news, I have test printed a larger version of the kickstand that is twice the size of the original. If all the testing goes right, I will be able to build larger custom sizes of the kickstand, Tripod Extender, and Tripod Mount which brings more possibilities for larger heavier tablets like the iPad. You still can use the smaller kickstand on the iPad, but I would recommend two, especially if you are using an external case which adds weight that is too heavy for a single original size kickstand.

Other news; the packaging is done! So I can check that off the list of things that need to be finished.

Another reminder; I have received emails every once in awhile and someone will ask for a refund or cancellation of their Kickstarter pledge. Please understand that the Kickstarter program was cancelled. So any money that you pledged was never processed. You can however pre-order directly from my website.

For the latest updates on the project; feel free to check this link at your convenience. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kickstand4u/ultimate-accessories-package-for-all-your-mobile-d/posts 

You can also get to this same link by simply going to http://www.kickstand4u.com and clicking on the update link on the right side.

Thank you for your support! I will continue to keep you all informed.  Stephen Fong

www.kickstand4u.com

Project Update as of 02-14-15

Hello to my pre-order supporters,

RE: Pre-Order Notification - Update

Project Update as of 02-14-15

Initial sample production units from the last conversation with Taiwan tells me that the I should have production samples by Feb 15th has been delayed because of a slight glitch in the tooling and the upcoming Chinese New Year starting Feb 18th which all manufactures shutdown for two weeks - so that delays the final production to about mid March.

For those that pre-ordered thru our website, I understand your disappointment that you do not have what you have pre-ordered as the date seems to have been pushed back again, which is beyond my control.  Be assured, that the product will be available and will be worth the wait!

Other news; the packaging is done!  Just waiting for the manufactures start up after the Chinese New Year.  Then we are a go and pre-orders will be shipped.

Another reminder; I have received emails every once in awhile and someone will ask for a refund or cancellation of their kickstarter pledge.  Please understand that the kickstarter program was cancelled. So any money that you pledged was never processed.  You can however pre-order directly from our website.

For the latest updates on the project; feel free to check this link at your convenience. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kickstand4u/ultimate-accessories-package-for-all-your-mobile-d/posts

You can also get to this same link by simply going to http://www.kickstand4u.com and clicking on the update link on the right side.

Thank you for your support!

Stephen Fong

Project Update as of 01-02-15

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Hello to my pre-order supporters,

RE: Pre-Order Notification - Update

Project Update as of 01-02-15

Initial sample production units from the last conversation with Taiwan tells me that the I should have production samples by Feb 15th if all goes well - so my guess is at least by end Feb.

I know you will like the product if you can wait, but I also understand your disappointment that you do not have what you have ordered as the date seems to have been pushed back which are beyond my control. Rest assured, the product will be available and not some wishful thinking. :-)

Please note, that your pre-order can be refunded at your request.

For the latest updates on the project, feel free to check this link at your convenience. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kickstand4u/ultimate-accessories-package-for-all-your-mobile-d/posts

You can also get to this same link by simply going to http://www.kickstand4u.com and clicking on the update link on the right side.

Thank you for your support!

Stephen Fong

Latest Update

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RE: Pre-Order Notification - Update

Project Update as of 12-11-14

* All the final working prototypes in both 3D print and CNC machining have been approved.

* Since this is a completely new tool separate from the 1st generation kickstand, special attention is given for the best tool "method type" which will provide the best finished product is the main concern. Final tooling method for the new generation kickstand is approved and ordered.

* Final working prototypes and tooling method for the new Tablet Extender is approved and ordered.

Next step is to approved initial production samples from the tools - if these look good, they will go out to the early adopter pre-orders.

* New packaging is all in the final stages

Tripod Mount is on hold for future product, but looking into alternate methods of producing short runs.

I may sell the tripod stand as a separate item if there is a demand for it.

But rest assured, the "kickstand" and the "tablet extender" are a sure thing and I am trying to get this out as fast as possible. Sample production quality samples should be here mid February.

Thank you for your support!  For more information or to pre-order, please visit http://www.kickstand4u.com  Remote Systems  Stephen Fong