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Introducing the RADIUS: the only aluminum case that showcases the iPhone 5’s design elements with its ultra minimalistic approach.
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977 backers pledged $56,114 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping Update - 129 cases shipped, 210 next week

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We shipped 129 cases last month, mostly are domestic backers. The rest will ship next week. International shipping is being handled by mailing service and those will go out next week.

200+ KS units

 The rest of KS' 90 units plus extras

New box, easier to process. Old box uses small stickers that won't stick properly. Old box with direct printing now cost 3$ (!!!!!!) and new box without printing only 1$, stickers are 90$ for 500 labels.

Thank you backers and I am sorry for the anger, frustration. As I said, we will deliver EVERY case. Some of you that lives nearby can make an appointment to pick up your case if you have not received it. You can see our very small and efficient working environment and meet me in person. I will personally apologize to you for the amount of energy and time I make you guys spend.

Sincerely,

Hendra

RADIUS cases are done.

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Done manufacturing, polished, anodizing and assembly that is. The cases are tested and we are shipping them. We took a few days to inspect and process each of the cases to pass a Quality Assurance tests to ensure a better RADIUS.

I know so many of you have given up on us, I don't blame you. As I told one of the backers who e-mailed me with a (deservedly) angry and pissed off letter, I said: We should have not been so confident and pointed our fingers at other KS projects who were delayed. When we started the project, we went through many projects and heard about the long delays for the funded projects.

"What a mess" we thought, and we said to ourselves, we would never be like those projects, we will deliver ON TIME.

And look at us know. 

RADIUS cases, before testing. Each case is tested using a specialized jig below.

 All polished, prepped and ready to be tested and assembled.

 A special jig/mold is made to test every single RADIUS case.

All I can say is, thank you. We are humbled by this entire ordeal and we are have ran out of words to express our apologies. That's why now, I only want to deliver.

I am still full of enthusiasm and gratefulness for your support. Look at how far your funds and support have taken this project. We are going to make the RADIUS case an amazing and unique product for the consumers. It will be the case to look for (when it's in stock or when Hendra got his act together! HA!)

On a side note, we got the address changes and please rest assured if you recently moved, if you send us an e-mail with the new address, we will note that.

Thank you all, we will update again when we have the envelopes stuffed, should be in a few days. I am going back to fold the carton boxes and get everything ready to ship this weekend.

Hendra

Manufacturer #2 In the House - Two is Better than One

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Hi Backers,

We did a final count and there are approximately 300 backers who have not received their rewards. Your reward will be ready in 2-3 weeks, I hope sooner.

We have a second manufacturer, BOTH are cranking out parts for RADIUS. So please take it easy and see that we are doing all that we can. With the very limited resources we have as a 1-2 person team, and literally no additional help whatsoever. When you receive the package, it's my handwriting and it was yours truly who walked them over to post office, fold the boxes, search for the manufacturers, order the materials etc.

The 300 or so envelopes are right outside my home office so I pass them everyday I go home from visiting the manufacturers, as the creator of RADIUS and founder of this new start-up with so much potential, it PAINS ME to not finish my delivery to my backers, believe me.

As you see, we are committed to delivering the 300 or so units and it took those two manufacturers time to get started. The initial meeting always promised us 2-3 weeks lead-time/delivery, but with the back and forth, sample approval, and other usual necessary time to review and go through the process, add another few weeks.

BUT they are now in FULL SWING, BOTH MANUFACTURERS.

Below are pics from the second manufacturer, excellent quality. Corners:

X frames:

One more process and these modules A & B are ready to be de-burred and polished.

Two manufacturers, both in full swing making parts. As I mentioned above, conservative estimate is 2-3 weeks, I hope to deliver sooner, in 1-2 weeks.

Thank you backers, please leave the stress to me, enjoy your day and your reward WILL be delivered.

Best,

H

New Manufacturer In the House - Aluminum Blocks Mercilessly Carved

Hi backers,

It took a while to untangle from our last manufacturer and we placed order with the new manufacturers last month and finally after the typical sample making, adjustment process, I am happy to show they are in full swing making a large qty of the RADIUS parts.

It took a while for the new manufacturer to tweak the CAD file, adjust their machines, made a few prototypes, and lots of back and forth negotiations and here they are, lots and lots of parts ready for plating and assembly.

Fresh corner modules from the CNC milling machines.

Each tray holds 100 corner modules, at the point of this photo there are 11 trays stacked. The production still in process and they are making more.


Aluminum milling, 180 corners at a time.

Responding to everyone:

We have been e-mailing those of you who have questions individually, as supposed to on the main comment sections. Many of you have received the RADIUS cases, I hope you like it and please do give feedback, it means a lot to us.

For those who have not received your reward, please bear with us a bit more. As you can see, we are finally getting the parts ready and as I said in last few updates, I will not rest until everyone's rewards are delivered, that is something I will not back away from. I estimate 2 weeks and we will start shipping to the rest of the backers.

TIP FOR SNUG FIT:

Squeeze in the X (about 1/8") and re-install the corner modules, this will create the tension to retain and pull inward the corners, creating a very snug fit.

I will update when we have more pics to show and progress to update everyone.
Once again, we apologize for the delays and thank you for being our awesome backers.

Best,

H

Kickstarter Limited Edition - 100% Completion & Shipping

Hi all,

I am very glad to have this update to our backers of Limited Edition Kickstarter Green being 100% completed and shipping. 

Green & Slate Limited Ed.

All of LE units backed from laser engraving, waiting to be prepped

As per my last comment on the main comment section, AM&S at the last minute (last week) after weeks of telling us to wait for the engraving, then told us they can't and won't do it. I had to find one myself at any costs because AM&S also will not cover the engraving costs despite agreeing to it as a whole package at the beginning as part of the project.

Nevertheless, I am lucky to find one place that was able to do the engraving within a few days and at a cost that's very reasonable. I just picked up today ALL of the LE units, we are now working through the night to prepare for the shipping tomorrow and the day after.

A Limited Ed. RADIUS unit on a simple jig, the engraving process took a few seconds and they were able to do all of the units in 2 days

Each engraving has to be individually typed in, because the serial numbers are non-sequential as they are unevenly split between Green & Polished and Green & Slate units

Green & Polished Limited Ed. unit

Close-up shot of the engraving

Each KS Limited Ed. unit comes with a signed, with matching serial letterpress card

Each backer who choose this reward is assigned a serial number based on the order they pledge (The labels were printed 6 months ago)

Playing matching game tonight

The cases look great and I am VERY happy and somewhat relieved to have these shipping to our backers.

I am shipping these cases personally now from my home office, with each unit in hand and putting them in an addressed envelope with your name on it, I feel grateful.

Each of the RADIUS case whether it comes with a thank you card or not, bears me and my team's gratitude.

REMAINING UNITS

To say we felt bad is not enough, my work here is not done and I can't sleep tight until I have delivered each one of your cases. So please rest assured that I am doing everything in my power to get them manufactured, at all costs to deliver your rewards.

For the remaining units, we are having them manufactured in mass qty and will be done at once, instead of few units per day. These will take 2-3 weeks, and they are already in process.

I will keep this short and get back to prepping these units ready for shipping. Thank you backers and my personal apologies for the delays, heartaches, disappointments. 

Please continue to support us and bear with us, we need it now more than ever. For those who said they are now weary of backing KS projects, I would offer them that their support is a gift and an empowerment to themselves, as much as it is to the creators. Because every Kickstarter project is a dream and innovation waiting for a benefactor.

Best,

Hendra