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To move faster, we've ended early so we can go into production and sell earlier. Buy or pre-order here: http://bit.ly/newleather

THE CARGITO CHARGING IPAD CASE

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

Cargito in Stormtrooper White and Black
Cargito in Stormtrooper White and Black

Introducing the Cargito, a first-of-its-kind leather iPad case with charging capabilities. If you've ever lost power while out and about, you know the value of a stylish case that case also bring your device back to life.

Made from premium quality leather, the Cargito accommodates a stylus or pen, has a pocket for business or credit cards and features an enclosed battery that charges the iPad from 0% to 100%. The iPad sits comfortably in the case, connects via a sewn in cable, and charges seamlessly.

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

Cargito in Stormtrooper White and Cobalt Blue, Zipanada included to stow power cord
Cargito in Stormtrooper White and Cobalt Blue, Zipanada included to stow power cord

The Cargito comes in two sizes to fit either the latest iPad mini or Air, perfectly sized to fit the iPad with or without the Apple Smart Case. Also included is a Made For Apple Lightning cable that will charge an iPad tablet, iPhone or iPod. The case is lined with leather and includes 2 snaps that are enclosed within the lining so the metal doesn’t touch the devices. The reverse side of the case has a strap that serves as a way to carry the case safely. 

  • Fits with or without Apple Smart Case and other minimal cases
  • Lined with leather
  • Fits Pencil by FiftyThree or any other pen or cord
  • iPad mini battery 7,000 mAh (enough for a full charge)
  • iPad air battery 11,000 mAh (enough for a full charge)
  • 100% leather
  • Cables are MFI certified for Apple devices
  • Carry strap to keep device close in hand
  • Wallet holds cards, cash, etc.

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

Cargito in Whiskey
Cargito in Whiskey


Press:

"they’ve managed to once again come up with an ingenious design that not only looks down right incredible, it’s also highly functional."
-vouchmag

"the clever brand seems to make every conceivable accessory for every gadget—plus a few products you didn't even know were necessary until laying eyes on them."
-cool hunting

selectism | tech cocktail | medium 

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

Cargito in Gold and Silver
Cargito in Gold and Silver

How Your Contributions Will Help: 

We currently have a working prototype of the Cargito in our DTLA studio that has been testing great, however it does require more work in hardware planning and testing to make sure it's perfect when we bring it to market. Bringing the Cargito into production will also require having a leather mold made, which costs approximately $5000.

We also want to be able to bring you versions of the Cargito that are made to measure with a variety of tablets (Samsung Galaxy Note, Kindle Fire, etc.) and to do that requires more hardware testing and prototyping as well as having individual productions molds made.

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

NEW CARGITO LITE

Cargito Lite in Bomber
Cargito Lite in Bomber

Love the Cargito but don't have an iPad? Now introducing the Cargito Lite. It's the same, beautiful leather case only without the battery pack. Fits a variety of tablets (or even your favorite notebook) and the zippered front pocket is freed up to store any cables or coins you might need while you're on the go.

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

In addition to the Cargito, we are introducing several new products to our lineup that we're offering as rewards for your support.

 ZIPANADA: CORDS AND KNICK KNACKS ZIPPED UP

Zipanada
Zipanada

The Zipanada is our follow up to the Cord Taco. The zipper enclosed pouch is a bit larger and will fit cords and other knick knacks. It's really our answer to the Empanada.

LEATHERBACK WRITER 2: CARRY FOR PHONE, WALLET & NOTES

Leatherback Writer in Whiskey. Fits Moleskine, Field Notes or other notebooks.
Leatherback Writer in Whiskey. Fits Moleskine, Field Notes or other notebooks.
Leatherback Writer in Black
Leatherback Writer in Black

 Compact carryall book that protects your iPhone (5, 4S, 4, 3, etc), favorite notebook (fits Moleskine and Field Notes) and your pen or stylus.  Leatherback Writer 2 now includes a wallet, a side pocket for your phone and a hand-stitched leather snap to hold it all together. Pack up the things you love most and head out in a flash.

THE HOOKUP SUITE

Stay connected with our Hook Up Suite. Includes a small Cord Taco, large Cord Taco, Zipanada, Tomo Pouch and Cordito.

THE GREAT ESCAPE SUITE

For the jetsetting world traveler, our Great Escape Suite includes the WWT Passport Wallet, Leatherback Writer 2, Tomo Pouch and new Sunglasses Case.

 ULTIMATE GEAR SUITE: GREATEST HITS

Hit the jackpot with our Ultimate Gear Suite. Includes the Cargito iPad Case, Cordito, 5 Cord Tacos, Tomo Pouch, Leatherback Writer 2, Zipanada and Cordlupa.

KICKSTARTER CORD TACO / THIS IS GROUND PENCILS

Our popular Cord Tacos made in an exclusive colorway just for Kickstarter & This is Ground pencils embossed with fun phrases.

Our Production Plan

For the remainder of February, we will wrap up hardware testing, fitting and finishing the case, create mold for battery and plug head and begin field testing cases.

In March, we will finalize the design on leather and trim and begin manufacturing the Cargito's components. We hope to begin planning samples of the Cargito for other tablets as well during this time.

In April, manufacturing and production of the Cargito will begin so that we are ready to ship by May.

Process Archives

To move at a faster pace, we've ended this campaign early so we can go into production and sell on our own site a bit quicker. Buy or pre-order right now from here: http://bit.ly/newleather / thank you!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The risks and challenges after a raise is ensuring that you project your future costs, spend accordingly, and track the funds to the tee. We are qualified to overcome this because we understand what it takes to be profitable. This is Ground has set up a strong process of prototyping, getting the piece perfect and doing small runs so we don't have extra inventory. We have great partners in manufacturing here in Los Angeles. We have modeled and projected all costs including design prototyping, customer acquisition, sourcing, etc. We are confident we can overcome any obstacle. I have personally started multiple companies and understand how to manage risk, grow and innovate.

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    THIS IS GROUND PENCILS / 3 wooden pencils that display 'I HEART MY CORD TACOS' 'THIS IS GROUND' 'TACO TANGO'

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    KICKSTARTER GREEN SNAP CORD TACO / Receive one black cord taco with a 'Kickstarter Green' snap. These are made exclusively for this project and will not be sold anywhere else.

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    ZIPANADA / (1) zipper enclosed pouch for cords, converters and other knick knacks. Available in a range of colors. Slightly larger than our Cord Taco and made from genuine leather.

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    LEATHERBACK WRITER 2 / Design updates include side entry for iPhone (5, 4, etc), wallet, and snap closure. Notebook side fits Moleskine, Field Notes and other popular notebooks. Available in a range of colors and made from genuine leather.

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    CARGITO LITE MINI / EARLYBIRD: Non-charging iPad Mini or equivalently-sized tablet case. You will be able to choose from a range of colors. Genuine leather. Limited Earlybird special pricing. Retail value $89.

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    THE HOOK UP SUITE / (1) Small CORD TACO, (1) Large CORD TACO, (1) ZIPANADA, (1) TOMO Carry, (1) CARGITO. Retail value $120. Available in a range of colors and made from genuine leather. Limited Earlybird Special.

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    CARGITO LITE AIR / EARLYBIRD: Non-charging iPad Air or equivalently-sized tablet case. You will be able to choose from a range of colors. Genuine leather. Limited Earlybird special pricing. Retail value $99.

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    CARGITO MINI / EARLYBIRD: Charging Case for iPad mini (first generation or retina display) / Includes battery, USB + power cables, and (1) Zipanada to stow your power cable. You will be able to choose from a range of colors. Genuine leather. Limited Earlybird Special

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    CARGITO AIR / EARLYBIRD: Charging Case for iPad Air (as well as previous generations) / Includes battery, USB + power cables, and (1) Zipanada to stow your power cable. You will be able to choose from a range of colors. Genuine leather. Limited Earlybird Special

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    THE GREAT ESCAPE SUITE / (1) WWT PASSPORT WALLET, (1) LEATHERBACK WRITER 2, (1) TOMO Carry, (1) SUNGLASSES CASE. Retail value $180. Available in a range of colors and made from genuine leather. Limited Earlybird Special.

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    ULTIMATE GEAR SUITE / (1) CARGITO Charging iPad case (mini or air), (1) ZIPANADA, (1) LEATHERBACK WRITER 2, (1) CORD SUITE which includes (5) CORD TACOS + (1) CORDITO + (1) TOMO Carry. Retail value is $375. Available in a range of colors and made from genuine leather. Limited Earlybird Special.

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