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$50,671
pledged of $95,567pledged of $95,567 goal
240
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, April 3 2015 8:04 PM UTC +00:00

About

      Maksimatic Bullet Universal Spill-Preventing Cup Holder System

(Shown rendered utilized in Audi A4 cup holder)

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Spilling should be a thing of the past, period.

(Initial contributors will receive the Maksimatic Silver Bullet as their reward for pledges of $25)

Today's cup holders simply aren't good enough anymore. Why? Because they make our beverages top-heavy. We don't always feel safe driving with our drinks, especially if they're large, near full, or not sturdy. Also, not all drinks are supported well, and when unstable, are far more likely to spill. When they do spill, it could be very messy. These are only a few issues associated with the everyday problems stemming from the inadequacy of standard cup holders. Even if you have a cap, why reapply it every time? Furthermore, a plastic lid on one of those paper cups will do nothing for you if you slam into a car at 30mph and your drink crashes into your radio. You'd think we could do better than a primitive, stationary, cylindrical opening for a cup holder that forces our beverage to move in the same motion that our vehicles move. Well the truth is, we can, and we just did.  This is when the original Maksimatic Cup Holder was born, invented and patented. And when the world loved everything about it, they all asked us "where in the world can I get one?" The Maksimatic Bullet is the very response to that question.

We really like you, and we still want to hang out more. If you feel the same, be sure to watch this video as well:

The Maksimatic Bullet is Gyroscopic & Centrifugal

The Maksimatic Bullet is great for any cylindrical cup holder. Here it is shown utilized in a car:

And here is the version YOU will be getting! The Maksimatic Silver Bullet will never be available in this exact style & trim. This version is a fantastic token. This way, you know you are truly a pioneer of the next logical step in cup holder technology!

But before The Maksimatic Bullet was created, it was our original concept that was created as a factory unit implemented during manufacture of vehicle.

And just when you think that innovation in a cup holder couldn't possibly get any better, it does, and with a great list of other features and benefits. It's true, every convenience tends to come with an inconvenience. There are sometimes those rare inventions that challenge this rule in every way possible and the original Maksimatic Cup Holder is no exception. We know about the Gimbal, we are certainly well aware of all of the other self-leveling designs & we especially know that Maksimatic is still not only entirely different than any of these but also, vastly superior because of how many features and benefits it offers. 

Let's take a step back for a moment and delve into some of the issues with our standard cup holders today:

1. They are stationary with the vehicle which causes the fluid to slosh side to side sometimes causing spillage depending on the effectiveness of the cap or any other features at top of cup/container.

2. The cups/containers are not only stationary, they are held from the bottom of the holder and depending on how high the holding walls are or how much grip against the cup they provide, the container itself can sometimes topple over especially during extreme braking or acceleration. This is usually because any standard cup holder forces the beverage being held to be top-heavy.

3. If there is a spill, cleaning generally requires a damp rag or any other cleaning agent to be brought into the car and cleaned there instead of being able to remove the unit with ease and rinse under a sink, for example.

4. Because beverages aren't guaranteed to stay in the cup holder, especially during rapid changes in velocity, drivers tend to carry their beverages in their hands or in their lap which could distract them from driving. If beverage is held in hand, drivers are only left with one hand for the use of the steering wheel or for all other functions, instead of two hands which is far more ideal.

5. Because of the size of the cylindric openings which carry the beverage, drivers are generally forced to look over to ensure they insert into correct place usually requiring them to take eyes off the road.

6. Drinks are sometimes either too large to even fit into the cup holder at all or are too tall potentially causing discomfort or interference.

This is why the original Maksimatic Cup Holder was born, invented and patented

And this is what it looked like, but boy did it get the job done:

(this is one of the rewards by the way) This is the unit that was used in our viral video on YouTube! This box is basically what put Maksimatic on the map and is an incredibly special piece. We wish we could keep it but if anyone is willing to pledge for it, it's theirs! We could really use every single dollar.

When our video demonstration made it to the front page of Reddit and went viral on youtube, Buzzfeed, Time Magazine, Gizmodo among many other reputable sources, we knew that the world was just as excited as we were. 

Here is our video on the Original (factory) Maksimatic Cup Holder that went viral:

Maksimatic Cup Holders work so well, you can even drift in them!

 #driftapproved by professional Drifter Matt Vankirk himself

https://www.facebook.com/MattVankirk18

Your car will fall over before you beverage does

As you can see, we were focused on a factory product back then. THEN, something magical happened.  Since, our patent covered both an aftermarket and factory version of our concept, and due to the thousands of inquiries we received in regards to purchasing this cup holder, We already told you that the world loved our idea, so we realized it was time to create an aftermarket version for ALL to enjoy even in their existing cup holders. 

Once again, this is where the Maksimatic "bullet" comes to life.

We have been working on designing the best possible prototype: one that fits into as many cylindrical-opening cup holders as possible, that takes up as little space within their environment as possible (isn't too tall or bulky) all while completing the fundamental job of our original concept ...which is to provide safety through innovation to stop the spills with a better cup holder!  (continued below)

(side view bullet shell drawing)

(top view swivel cup drawing)

(side view cup drawing)

 

(top view shell drawing)

Here is what our prototype of The Bullet looks like right now:

From left to right: inner/swiveling (spill guard) cup, outer base adapter, inner base adapter, Bullet shell (adapter for larger beverages)

Think of every pesky spill you have ever had in your car due to a sharp turn, sudden slamming of the brakes or quick acceleration. Now picture every single one of those nuisances, gone forever. 

The Maksimatic Bullet is an aftermarket cup holder attachment which hosts a swiveling cup that hangs into a cavity, tilting up to about a 20 degree angle on a 360 degree joint. It essentially does everything that the Maksimatic cup holder does. It is not only gyroscopic (which means it is auto-leveling) ; it is especially, centrifugal (which means it will tilt during rapid changes in velocity such as braking, sharp turns etc) yay! It doesn’t really have the capacity of the original ‘maksimatic” (which holds up to a 64 ounce beverage. But if you really need it, it does carry up to 32 ounces when the swiveling cup is removed, plus the removable cup holder can even act as a “spill guard" in your second holder.

Guinness officially recognizes Baldwin Street as the world's steepest resedential street at a 35% grade. (source: wikipedia) Maksmatic Bullet: 20 degree angle of tilt = 36.4% grade.

During standard use, the maximum recommended beverage capacity for a paper coffee cup is 12 oz. This is because we want to ensure that your beverage is as bottom heavy as possible. Once again, the issue with our standard holders is that they are far too TOP-HEAVY.
The Maksimatic cup holder's "bullet" variant is simply incredible. It allows the user peace of mind: knowing that not only is their beverage unlikely to spill, it is very unlikely to fall out, either. As far as the unit itself falling out is concerned, the adjustable base is coated with a rubberized material to help it grip itself into the holder as tightly as possible. It also helps alleviate vibration and any unwanted noise. The base even unscrews revealing a padded, grippy bottom should you not need it and would rather place the upper portion on a flat surface. (this feature patented but not included) 

The Maksimatic Bullet is our response to the thousands of people who have asked us, “where in the world can I get one?’ 

Well, we’ve heard you loud and clear. The factory technology which we've been trying to market directly to the automakers, boat makers and plane builders themselves won't be available until a decision is finally made on that front, so we decided it is absolutely silly to make anyone wait. Wouldn't you agree?

(Maksimatic Bullet technology is patent-pending)

And we're already making news:

http://gizmodo.com/that-magical-spill-proof-cup-holder-now-works-in-any-ve-1689637147

http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/cars/videos/a33582/amazing-swaying-cup-holder-wont-let-you-spill-your-coffee/

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a14438/amazing-swaying-cup-holder-wont-let-you-spill-your-coffee/

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/03/06/this-universal-spill-proof-cup-holder-is-a-work-of-motoring-genius_n_6814704.html

If you prefer a simpler, straightforward discussion about what we're doing here, watch this video below! Find out everything there is to know about the features and benefits of The Maksimatic Bullet Cup Holder. Back to basics:

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It's true ;)

Designed on purpose, with purpose.

URGENT: Fitment Guide

PLEASE MEASURE your cylindrical opening to know for certain whether or not it will fit into your vehicle. It's simple, if the diameter of your cylindrical opening is 2.75 inches to 3.25 inches it should fit in snugly with out any issues (at exactly 2.75 inches it might sit in a bit tall) The increments for sizes are 1/4 inch diameter differences between the sleeves at base, in addition the base sleeves are angled which gives you a little more flexibility. Example: diameter of cylindrical opening is actually 2.95, so one can choose to either have one (1) sleeve on base with it about halfway entering standard cup holder cylinder (sitting high) or have no sleeves on and have it fully inserted (sitting low). 

If your cup holder opening is larger (up to 3.5 inches max) and you really want The Maksimatic Bullet nonetheless, please pledge $30 ($5 extra) and let us know us and we will gladly send you an adapter (extra large sleeve)

If you have any other questions regarding fitment please let us know!

Now that we have the styling, the overall concept and the dimensions just right, we know that it is time to move forward. We simply cannot afford to let the world miss out on a cup holder that isn't just this "cool" or "avant-garde", but one that actually SOLVES an everyday problem that we all have to deal with: worrying about our beverages either falling out of their holders or spilling when we take a sharp turn, slam on the brakes or park on too steep of hill. Not only did our original concept solve all of these issues, but the Maksimatic "bullet" does just as well! 

Now we are ready for production! We've met with our manufacturer over and over, we have received the quotes for the tooling charges and purchasing thresholds, we've done all of the complex calculations and after testing a variety of different units in everyday situations, we are ready to bring our final concept to the world! It's not cheap, manufacturing never is! We're not just making a cup here, there are multiple pieces involved which will all be made in their own methods with their own individual finishes. This unit as a whole, truly is amazing and does a lot of great things. We are so excited to be able to offer it to you for just $25! But only if we reach our goal, so TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW:) because chances are, they need one too. We feel confident that the moment you start showing it off to your friends, they're going to want one too.

The Maksimatic Bullet not only carries up to a 32 oz beverage when utilized as an adapter for larger beverages, the swivel cup alone can also be used as a spill catcher. Cool!

Initial contributors (anyone who contributes here for a bullet within this Kickstarter campaign) will receive our special edition, "SILVER BULLET". This way you know you were truly a part of something special and that you were a pioneer in the next logical step in cup holders!

(sample of the color scheme of the Silver Bullet shell)

We are ready for the world to start enjoying these! We know that we will eventually be successful moving forward. Even to this day, people ask us when and where they can get one, and we are finally able to tell them! 

The world doesn't only deserve a Maksimatic Cup Holder, they NEED one to keep them safe while driving. This is why we can't even begin to thank you enough for your contributions. We are ready to do this. See you on the other side everyone!

In the highest regard,

-Maksimatic

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk is simply the fact that we have been testing out a prototype this entire time and have never actually had a fully completed, manufactured version of this cup holder.

This means that our end user's experience will certainly be different than our current experience with our 3D printed prototype.

The good news is that according to my engineer, the plastic that will be involved with the plastic injection moulding process will actually be much smoother and have much less friction while gliding, tilting and swiveling against the circular opening of the shell.

To ensure that there are no issues, the tooling order will come with a few samples pre-made. We will not order the thousands of units for our contributors until we LOVE how it works. Once again, the good news is that even our prototype works very well so there shouldn't be any serious issues. Worst case scenario it might take a little more time than anticipated. Nonetheless, our delivery dates are based off of the pre-determined time frames that were given to us by our hired professionals.

We will absolutely be sure to keep everyone updated as necessary with any challenges that may arise. Thank you so much for your understanding.

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    ABSOLUTELY every single dollar counts! For every dollar contributed we will give you a virtual "high five" and "thank you!" or even a pat on the back? your call :) We need everything we can possibly get to make this dream a reality.

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    "maksimatic.com" or Maksimatic Logo bumper sticker (seen at beginning of the first YouTube video in story titled: "Maksimatic Bullet Basic Driving Functions Prototype Demo Video")

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    Your very own Special Edition Centripetal (spill preventing) & Gyroscopic (auto leveling) Universal Maksimatic "Bullet Cup Holder Set in Silver with a personalized "Thank You" ingrained in the side!
    -Base adapters allow unit to fit into most cylindrical shaped cup holders: stroller openings, boat cup holders, car cup holders etc
    -Capacity up to 16 ounce standard paper coffee cups, 12 ounce recommended "ideal" capacity. Fits many different small to medium sized beverage containers - ex: 12 ounce coke can, slim red bull can or 16 ounce "to-go" latte.
    Also acts as an adapter for larger beverages (up to 32 oz) and a spill guard for your standard cup holder (if you have a dual cup holder system)

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    Double Pack - Get two Maksimatic Silver Bullets with free shipping to anywhere in the USA! Save some cash for getting two and enjoy an extra unit wherever else you may need one.

    -Base adapters allow unit to fit into most cylindrical shaped cup holders: stroller openings, boat cup holders, car cup holders etc
    -Capacity up to 16 ounce standard paper coffee cups, 12 ounce recommended "ideal" capacity. Fits many different small to medium sized beverage containers - ex: 12 ounce coke can, slim red bull can or 16 ounce "to-go" latte.
    Also acts as an adapter for larger beverages (up to 32 oz) and a spill guard for your standard cup holder (if you have a dual cup holder system)

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    Triple Pack - Get three Maksimatic Silver Bullets.
    Save a couple dollars for getting three and still enjoy free shipping to anywhere in the USA! Shipping for international purchasers is discounted as well when you purchase three units!

    -Base adapters allow unit to fit into most cylindrical shaped cup holders: stroller openings, boat cup holders, car cup holders etc
    -Capacity up to 16 ounce standard paper coffee cups, 12 ounce recommended "ideal" capacity. Fits many different small to medium sized beverage containers - ex: 12 ounce coke can, slim red bull can or 16 ounce "to-go" latte.
    Also acts as an adapter for larger beverages (up to 32 oz) and a spill guard for your standard cup holder (if you have a dual cup holder system)

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    Five Pack - Super Value for The Bullet! - Get five Maksimatic Silver Bullets
    Give one to everyone in your family or all your closest friends since you're so excited about this cup holder and want them to enjoy spill-free driving as well. FREE SHIPPING on ALL FIVE! Shipping for International purchasers is just $25 for all five units.

    -Base adapters allow unit to fit into most cylindrical shaped cup holders: stroller openings, boat cup holders, car cup holders etc
    -Capacity up to 16 ounce standard paper coffee cups, 12 ounce recommended "ideal" capacity. Fits many different small to medium sized beverage containers - ex: 12 ounce coke can, slim red bull can or 16 ounce "to-go" latte.
    Also acts as an adapter for larger beverages (up to 32 oz) and a spill guard for your standard cup holder (if you have a dual cup holder system)

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    PLATINUM PACK - Ten Pack - Best Value for The Bullet! - Get ten Maksimatic Silver Bullets
    Give one to everyone you know that drives a car or start a collection!
    FREE SHIPPING on ALL TEN! Shipping for International purchasers is just $40 for all ten units! (best value on shipping)

    -Base adapters allow unit to fit into most cylindrical shaped cup holders: stroller openings, boat cup holders, car cup holders etc
    -Capacity up to 16 ounce standard paper coffee cups, 12 ounce recommended "ideal" capacity. Fits many different small to medium sized beverage containers - ex: 12 ounce coke can, slim red bull can or 16 ounce "to-go" latte.
    Also acts as an adapter for larger beverages (up to 32 oz) and a spill guard for your standard cup holder (if you have a dual cup holder system)

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    Original Maksimatic Bullet Prototype. A bit rugged, imperfect, scuffed, and as prototype as it gets! This will be a piece of history, own it today for $250, maybe it will be worth much more in the future;)

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    Original Maksimatic Center Console "Pyramid Box" Prototype (fully functional, rugged, burlesque, manly, kind of ugly, lol)
    Own a piece of history! Since we are making history here and this unit is the embodiment of how we began, this piece is priceless to us but who knows? it might even be worth a ton of money some day! Truly a relic, yo.

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