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With a USB that works in either orientation and a Lifetime Warranty, BelayCords are a more durable and bright way to charge your device
With a USB that works in either orientation and a Lifetime Warranty, BelayCords are a more durable and bright way to charge your device
7,934 backers pledged $423,564 to help bring this project to life.

Manufacturing Photos Update

Posted by Made In College (Creator)
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Woo!

The scariest part of sourcing a product is starting manufacturing. You've received the samples, paid the mold fees, signed the legal docs, and approved the final design. But with over 8,000 people waiting on your final product there's a ton of anxiety and pressure to push out something with purpose. It's scary!

Silver Lining 

But once you realize all of the time and energy leading up to that final approval was well spent and deliberate, you can re-frame all that pressure into EXCITEMENT! Get excited!

One of our hometown favorites, College Blue
One of our hometown favorites, College Blue
Throwback
Throwback
Kickstarter Green
Kickstarter Green
Silver
Silver
golddddd
golddddd
this part takes a lot more work than it looks like!
this part takes a lot more work than it looks like!
laser etched details that won't wear off
laser etched details that won't wear off
Multiple molded, built in support
Multiple molded, built in support
how do they get that cord thru the little hole in the housing? It's actually multiple molds that place rubber around the cable within the housing
how do they get that cord thru the little hole in the housing? It's actually multiple molds that place rubber around the cable within the housing

Magnetic Keeper

We're still working to iron out the problems with the magnetic keeper (ugh) which is our current bottle neck. We had to make detailed instructions about how to make it (which we thought were pretty self evident) and we were more focused on the actual belaycords than their fabric tags. Now we seem to be moving along, just some fine tuning on the font style (we're picky people). We've also added a fun feature to allow you to move the magnets to change the tightness of the keeper...you're going to love it. We've been getting a good amount of people emailing us about how they've shared the project and want to upgrade to the magnetic keeper too. Although the spirit was to share during our campaign, we recognize we're a little late on our delivery. So, feel free to share now if you still want to be upgraded to the magnetic keeper. Just leave a comment under this update so we can get you all marked down. The majority of you have already shared and you'll be receiving one for each of your belaycords! 

Shipping

We're sending out our first batch of belaycords next week, with the majority hopefully shipping this month. We would feel terrible if we didn't get you your holiday gifts in time, so know that we've been pushing extra hard since thanksgiving to get these shipped with the required, proper approvals. Little known fact, "Proper approvals" is latin for huge headache. We're still waiting on our "OK" to ship the lightning cables, but know we're in daily contact with our factory to get it sorted out. We've been using our cables for months with zero problems and we're confident you'll love them! Mini and Micro USB are perfect and ready to go!

Your weekly dose of love

We were struck by Jim Carrey's commencement speech at MUM. Here's 60 seconds of our favorite highlights. 

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love." -Jim Carrey Commencement Speech Full Length

With Love and appreciation,

<3 The BelayCords Team

P.S. Email's the best way to get in touch with us, so we can assign tickets and make sure issues are resolved before closing them (which is harder to do via messages, twitter, facebook, etc.). So if you have a question that isn't covered by these updates or our FAQ, email us at help@belaycords.com !

P.P.S. Here's another project we're backing this week from a pretty cool company, keep the suggestions coming!

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    1. Mosab Mohanna on

      Any news??
      It is already end of the year

    2. J Anderson on

      I did the share, looking forward to my cables with keeper. I must confess that i am a little concerned about how long it might take to get lightning sign-of...

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      T Adrian Vanko on

      Hope to get the Belay Cord soon...with magnetic keeper! It does not cost me extra does it?
      Sure hope they ship soon!

      Adrian Vanko

    4. Alex Leung
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      Hope to get the BelayCord soon...with magnetic keeper!

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      Gene Gilmore on

      Wow this process takes forever (+/- ground shipping). Wish I would have known that you were not ready to ship lightning cables until [insert date because hell if I know]. Not likely to fund future projects if this the time to get product exceeds the expected immediate need. Best wishes.

    6. Grant on

      Wish you people would STOP sharing. Get sick of you filling up the comments with meaningless crap!!

    7. Quang Nguyen on

      Shared on FB a while back.

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      Simon Sparks on

      ETA on deliveries to the UK?

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      Brent Williams on

      I shared on Twitter! A little late to the party but hopefully I can get those magnetic strips too! Excited for the finished products!

    10. Elizabeth on

      Really wish we could get an update on shipping. :( :(

    11. David Rolfe on

      Any update on when these will ship?

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      Big Mac on

      Last week? Nope.
      This week? Nope.
      Next week? Merry Christmas! Have an e-card instead.
      Next year? Maybe. If you don't want an Apple one.

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      Sandra Stirnweis
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      @creater - were you able to start shipping last week as you expected? Has anyone received a cord yet?

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      Chatel on

      Shared on twitter and FB a long, long time ago :)

    15. UNIMO Things on

      Wow, thank you guys for sharing such a great message from Jim Carrey! I hope people take the time to watch even that one minute clip - because it's that mentality that's lead to every backer having the opportunity to help bring this awesome product to fruition. I encourage whoever has the time to watch the entire commencement speech - it's full of amazing insights!

      Thanks guys, can't wait for my BelayCord!

    16. Lauren on

      Shared on Facebook back when you were live :)

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      Stavros Makris on

      Shared on twitter :)

    18. Ryan on

      Shared on FB and Twitter. I think I did it before too, but it's been a while. Magnetic keeper please. Looking forward to seeing them in real life!

    19. Darkangelraine on

      Shared. :) feel a bit silly adding to the comments here. It's feel like posting a "First!" comment. ;)

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      Brett Gunning on

      'Twas two weeks before Christmas and all thought the house nothing was charging, except my corded mouse; a posting on kickstarter was out on the line..... Well long story short waiting eagerly for our BelayCords�

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      Lorne Wald on

      Twittered. Thanks for the always interesting update(s)!

    22. Alex Leung
      Superbacker
      on

      Eagerly waiting for my Belay cord!

    23. Robert Brewer on

      Shared.... And will order more I'm sure!!

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      Jack Moynihan on

      Shared it would love and magnetic keeper hope these come out soon I'll be moving in about a couple of weeks and I'm going to need it.

    25. benji on

      shared on twitter! can't wait!

    26. Sidarth Shahri on

      Shared on tumblr and twitter! Keep up the good work!

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      Darren on

      Shared, keep the updates coming!

    28. CaffeineJunkie on

      Shared on MySpace :)

    29. Jorn B. Pettersen
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      Shared it!

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      Fabian Klinz on

      Shared! You can do it!

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      Fakhir Bantan on

      Shared through Twitter! Good luck!

    32. Vladimir on

      Shared as well. Thanks :)

    33. Alasdair Wardle on

      just shared for my two orders

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      Nathaniel Ehrman on

      Just shared as well!

    35. Nawee Sribhadung on

      Shared on FB and email

    36. Jordan Tan on

      I'm so impressed with the Belaycords team from day one! Communication has always been super and they care about us backers :D

      It's understandable that there have been delays due to the high amount of backers, but glad to see it is resulting in a phenomenal product and they STILL aim to ship by Xmas!!!

      I know I'll be supporting them long after this Kickstarter campaign! Can't wait to get the cords in my hands!!

    37. Grant on

      This is the most pointless comments field on kickstarter. Nothing useful to discuss??

    38. Ian Staten on

      Shared on fb! Glad to see things coming along

    39. Toolie on

      Shared link again with friends and also on facebook

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      J Hall
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      on

      Shared awhile back but will do it again

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      Rigo DeLuna on

      Sent more emails to family and friends in regards this AWESOME project. Can't wait for some magnets. Thank you.

    42. Maxim Kozlov on

      Yes for me about magnetic �

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      Keegan on

      Shared on facebook!

    44. Derek Berger on

      Shared again. Still a great idea!