BOGO COUPON! Updates! And Our new partner, Amazon.com!
It's been a hot second since we wrote you last. In March 2015, we wrote you saying the final shipments of BelayCords were being sent out. In April 2015, we wrote a BIGGGG thank you letter to you, our amazing backers. And boy are we still thankful!
It's been quite a journey. Overcoming concerns about MFI Certification from Apple, Packaging, Manufacturing Delays, Avnet Lightning Connector sourcing strains (that the entire industry felt), and more. But, you never doubted us once and WE DID IT TOGETHER!
It's pretty cool seeing an idea move from conception to reality, and even as far as store shelves. Thanks to Kickstarter, the Kickstarter Community, and our amazing backers, we've accomplished a ton! Much Love!
Together we've created over 20 miles of charging cables, that's over 30,060 meters!
The Burj Khalifa is the largest building in the world and if you put our cables end to end you could measure the building over 36 times! What!!! Or for our American backers, you could measure the Empire State building over 78 times!
Stress Tests and Warranty
We've stress tested our cables before manufacturing and shipping them your way, and boy can I tell you, we tortured them. They survived 35 Newtons of force at a maximum rate of 12.5 mm per minute on insertion, 10 Newtons minimum at 12.55mm per minute on extraction, over 2,000 cycle tests at 30 cycles/minute, pulling forces measurement, extreme temperature testing, Salt Mist tests, PH Tests!, ROHS Compliant, and more.
In laymen's terms (and some of our customers), "they're tough as f***".
Some of you have managed to break them, which deserves some praise in itself! We're more than happy to replace them under our lifetime warranty (except abuse or abnormal wear and tear). Just pay shipping, or stop by our Chapel Hill office! We'll give you a brand new cable :). The high-end cable components and adapters are kind of expensive, so please don't abuse this policy! We want to keep it around for everyone! We've received some pretty messed up cables! Let me tell you!
To get return instructions, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We set out initially to accomplish a couple of simple goals:
- Create a simple, durable cable that would last
- Incorporate patented Reversible USB technology and Magnetic Cable Wrap to make using that cable easy
- Standing behind our cables and our promise
- Offering our cables worldwide on Amazon
Today we can say we've accomplished all four! Thank you Amazon, our new sales and fulfillment partner!
We're so excited to work with Amazon and have our cables stored, shipped, and fulfilled by their amazing team. Customer support and service is handled quickly via a call or chat, they have a huge distribution network, and are a standup company. Cheers to them!
It's a Celebration (BOGO)
To celebrate this awesome accomplishment, and maybe apologize for a bit of the deliver delay ;) , We're doing a Buy One Get One (BOGO) for our Kickstarter backers (thats you!).
Just add two BelayCords to your cart and use the coupon code:
We did say it was just for you! It will give you a free cable with the purchase of one, that's two BelayCords for just $30! that way you can check out our amazing packaging, get another cool Magnetic Keeper, grab a couple extra for the car, or one for your new phone or device. We still offer Micro, Mini, Lightning, and 30 Pin Options!
Don't forget to leave us a review!
Thanks again, for all of your amazing help and support through the process. We love Kickstarter and the community that makes it great.
With Love Always,
The BelayCords Team
If you still haven't received your BelayCord, please check your Kickstarter email for the survey we sent in November 2014. Please fill it out so we know where to ship your reward! I imagine these will continue trickling in for months (maybe years?) to come.
Check out prior updates at www.belaycords.com/updates for more info if you're lost!
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you need any support!