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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 7 2014
Last updated September 7, 2014

WYCO Shades - Interchangeable Sunglasses (Canceled)

The building blocks of style! WYCO sunglasses allow you to customize your style on the fly with easily interchangeable pieces.

WYCO Shades - Interchangeable Sunglasses (Canceled)

The building blocks of style! WYCO sunglasses allow you to customize your style on the fly with easily interchangeable pieces.

$9,377
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
66
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 7 2014
Last updated September 7, 2014

About

WHAT ARE WYCO SHADES?

The problem was simple.  I wanted sunglasses that matched my style each day, but didn't want to drop crazy amounts of money on high end sunglasses. I also didn't want cheap sunglasses from gas stations and grocery stores that would break in a month.

So, over the past year I have designed and built a pair of sunglasses that allows the wearer to easily change the colors and style of their shades at a moments notice.  No tools.  No hassles.  Just sweet sunglasses and your own creativity.  Enter WYCO Shades!

MIX AND MATCH DA ELEMENTS

To construct any pair of sunglasses, you need three different elements...

WYCO shades use a universal connection between all elements that allows you to easily pop apart the shades, swap elements out for other colors and materials, and quickly snap them back together.  It takes less than 30 seconds to completely redesign your look for the day.

Our universal design also allows you reuse your stems on future models, so you never have to start from scratch again. We are thinking ahead and looking out for you, the consumer.

UV400 POLARIZED LENSES & PC FRAMES

While those aren't droids from the future, they are the future of sunglasses. Power-polarized UV400 lenses to protect your eyes from the sun and tough tested polycarbonate plastics to protect your shades from, well, you.

ALL PARTS ARE SOLD SEPARATELY...

... and that's a good thing! WYCO shade elements are sold individually so that you can customize your collection however you want, without having to buy a full set of shades each time.

A WARRANTY LIKE IT SHOULD BE 

We have faith that the superior materials we use combined with the break-away design of the WYCO shades, makes them some of the toughest sunglasses on the market. But accidents happen, and if any of your WYCO elements break, we'll gladly replace them at no charge to you.

Here's the kicker: the warranty lasts a lifetime. Yep an entire lifetime. Shoot, we encourage you to will them off to your kids, we'll even cover their lifetime! Double lifetime, all the way...

STRETCH GOALS

Our Kickstarter goal will include 7 of our most popular colors, but we don't want to stop there, oh no!  Helps us reach our stretch goals and we could launch with over 22 color options and 6 different lenses.

Let's take this to the top, like we never never stop. Get funky with it!

250k - Every color in matte version as well!!

200k - Mirror and Clear lenses

125k - Purple, Pink, Yellow, Cyan

75k - Blue, Green, Red polarized lenses

50k - Black, White, Grey, Navy, Green, Red, and Orange

WHATS NEXT FOR WYCO?

WYCO shades are just the tip of the iceberg.  In future months not only will you see more colors, designs, and styles; but WYCO will also be working on a full line of apparel and accessories.  We want to create a shopping experience unlike anything you have ever seen before.  One driven by the unique style and identity of each of our customers.  Help us change the world of fashion. Join the WYCO Club!

ABOUT US

Lance Windholz - #001 Founder and CEO

Hailing out of Kansas City, Lance is a serial entrepreneur who's parents describe his career as "something to do with computers". Software development helps pay the bills while he tries to start WYCO, Nebula the board game, a KC based t-shirt line, an Android app called Rock-it Launcher, as well as teleportation (looking for beta testers).

Nickname: S.L.A.M - Super Lance Adventure Man
Favorite Song: You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Jump shot: Way better than the guy below!

Kitley Jewell - #002 CMO

Born and raised in Lawrence, KS, Kitley relocated to New York several years ago to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a member of the Knicks Dance Squad.  After being turned away at auditions, Kitley landed in a more traditional career in product marketing.

Streetball Name: The Great Dane 
Favorite Celebrity: Bill Murray
Biggest Fear: High-speed winds

FAQ?

Are lenses and temples considered as pair or individually?

Temples and lenses come in pairs.  Anytime you purchase an element of these items you will receive both the left and right sides. For example with the $40 reward, you could use your 5 elements to get a pair of lenses, a frame, and 3 pairs of temples.

How soon will these be delivered?

We think the most frustrating thing about buying new a product is the delay in getting actually receiving it.  We took the extra steps to make sure that we are ready for mass production as soon as we hit our goal, even if the Kickstarter isn't over yet.

What will you do if the Kickstarter is successful?

First off we will be eternally grateful to everyone who donated.  We intent to make sure our supporters are well taken care of. Kitley will also post a video of him doing the ice bucket challenge.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing - this is our first product so our knowledge of the manufacturing world is limited. Though we have learned a lot and done our best to mitigate any setbacks, we could see delays on delivery if issues arise.

We have done our best to get a prototype that is ready for mass production to limit this risk.

Very high demand could also affect our delivery times, but we look forward to that challenge.

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    Donating cause you care. Every little bit helps and we appreciate you donating towards WYCO sunglasses.

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    VIP mailing list - for $5 you will be added to our VIP mailing list. Get exclusive offers. discounts, and first chance at new products. This mailing list will be exclusive to Kickstarter donators and will never be expanded upon after the project ends. A true VIP experience.

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    5 elements - Start your WYCO collection off right with this great starter set. Choose 5 elements that will have you changing your daily style quickly and easily. Colors and pieces chosen later.

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    10 elements - You are styling now! With 10 different elements you can truly start creating your own personal style! Colors and pieces chosen later.

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    15 elements - You are now a master of style. With 15 different elements you can customize your look to match any design you want. You are really styling with this many options. Colors and pieces chosen later.

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    20 Elements - Your style is untouchable and that's why you need the shades to go with it. This set will give you everything you need for a color scheme to fit your style everyday. Colors and pieces chosen later.

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    Everything! That's over 25 elements! You gotta have it all and now you do. Not only do you get every color we launch with but you will also get any stretch goal colors as well. Spread the word and get free stuff! Just imagine if we hit our matte color stretch goal! You would get all of this doubled! Because this has the potential to double your collection, we are limiting it to the first 250 people. Act fast!

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    WYCO Dream Weekend for 2: Hang out with the WYCO team in beautiful Kansas City. Our team will plan an entire weekend of accommodations, KC BBQ, a trip to Allen Fieldhouse, and take a self portrait with Kitley and Lance which will be hung in the WYCO offices for all eternity, like a beacon of pride. Also get a look behind the scenes at what the WYCO team has planned for the future.

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    Name Your Design! - Want to etch your name into history for all time. If you purchase this package, not only will you get every single element we launch with, but you will also get to create and name one of our retail packages (1 frame, 1 lens, 3 temples) that we will sell forever!

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- (30 days)