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$265 pledged of $5,000 goal
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By Chris Goodwin
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About this project

The Ipad Mini has arrived! Being that I pre-ordered, and was able to get the Ipad Mini on the release date there were not to many case options available at that time, only the Apple case with was $39 and not really to my liking, so I started a project of creating my own. From my frequent use of the Ipad, I knew exactly what I wanted and required in a case.

Thus the Kalonn Ipad Mini Case was created!
Thus the Kalonn Ipad Mini Case was created!

I showed my head fabricator, Lexton from LW Designs, who has worked with me building cases in the past, the actual Ipad Mini. We put our heads together to see what type of design we could come up with. A few days later, the first Kalonn Case was born. This "beta" version was quite stunning, because the case is handmade we could tweak and improve on the spot and immediately field test it with the actual Ipad Mini.

Handmade & tested with Ipad for perfect fit & protection.
Handmade & tested with Ipad for perfect fit & protection.

The Kalonn Ipad Mini Case is made from high quality Leatherette material. This material is durable and strong with a velvet inside that will provide adequate protection for the Mini. The Ipad Mini fits snuggly in the case and features cutouts and slots so the camera and function buttons are easily accessible. The case features a built in stand for vertical viewing and an elastic strap to give the case a slim snug design when closed. 

Features built in stand for watching movies.
Features built in stand for watching movies.

We currently have working samples that have been rigorously field tested with the various colors and designs. That way we are insuring we will have the best quality product to offer to the public. The Cases will be produced and shipped from Atlanta late December and Early January 2013.

Why am I doing this Kickstarter Project? What will the funds be for?

I have decided to do this kickstarter project so I can source the best possible materials for the final product, I am 85% there but would like to purchase the materials in bulk. I would also like to work a heavy duty sewing machine into our production facility which would only improve the look of the final stitching of the Kalonn Case. I am also anticipating a larger volume of units that will need to be produced and shipping for this holiday season.

The Kalonn Ipad Mini Case will be available in Black, Brown or Tan.
The Kalonn Ipad Mini Case will be available in Black, Brown or Tan.
The standard designs available are diagonal or box stitching.
The standard designs available are diagonal or box stitching.

We have some custom options available for backers of the Kalonn Kustom limited edition sets or the Ipad Mini and wallet set. All other backers will choose from options above.

This is the Kalonn Kustom Set, Ipad Mini case wallet.  Backers can choose ladies or men's wallet, color, design and stitching color.
This is the Kalonn Kustom Set, Ipad Mini case wallet. Backers can choose ladies or men's wallet, color, design and stitching color.
Here are some of the designs and colors available for the combo sets. Before the end of this project all styles will be available to choose from on our website.
Here are some of the designs and colors available for the combo sets. Before the end of this project all styles will be available to choose from on our website.
This is the men's wallet that would come in the Kalonn Kustom set or the regular set. Backers can choose to match the wallet with the Ipad Mini case design.
This is the men's wallet that would come in the Kalonn Kustom set or the regular set. Backers can choose to match the wallet with the Ipad Mini case design.

Risks and challenges

Although I have spent plenty of time researching and planning this project, I have thought about a possible issue that may arrive having to do with getting adequate supply of material during the holiday season. Also shipping during that time may also pose a problem. I am currently working now to secure materials so if and when this project is successful, I can get production going quickly and smoothly. Another issue I may face is not having enough staff if the demand for this product is larger than expected. I am working to address this issue by seeking additional personell and a larger workshop if I did run into that type of situation before the end of the project.
I will make it my priority to keep all the backers up to date and involved with the status of production and shipping of the cases, if there are any setbacks or delays.

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    Early backers are great!! Receive one Kalonn Case at our early bird special rate. You choose the color and design. +$4 shipping

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    Get involved... you ordered the ipad, now get the case! backers will receive one Kalonn Ipad Mini Case in your choice of color and design. +$4 shipping

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    Your case, personalized. Backers of this reward will receive one Kalonn Ipad Mini Case personalized with any three monogrammed initials on the front. Your choice of color and design. +$4 shipping.

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    Showcase your style! Backers of this reward will receive the Kalonn Ipad Mini and matching wallet set. Both items will be personalized with any three monogrammed initials on the front. Your choice of Men's or Ladies's wallet, choice of color and design. +$6 shipping

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    Can you say custom all the way! Backers of this reward with receive the Kustom Kalonn Limited edition set. This set features an Ipad Mini case and wallet featuring the limited custom stitching design.Your choice of Men's or Ladies's wallet, choice of 5 colors and design. +FREE Shipping

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