Battery Cases! (and a last chance to win free gear)
We’re a little bit excited today. DVT cases showed up at the studio today and they look great.
What’s a DVT case?
When manufacturing a product you generally go through three small test builds before mass production to ensure that the design, parts, and assembly work seamlessly. Without getting too technical these 50 cases are being used to validate last cosmetic and assembly details. And most important of all, some of them are being used for final Apple tests to ensure that the case doesn’t impact the wireless signals on your phone.
Please send positive vibes our way, these last rounds of tests are always nerve-racking. Assuming we pass, we’ll be ready to start production around the middle of May.
Winning Ends Tonight
Today’s the last day to enter the People’s Choice. Vote for your favorite film and enter to win $15K in filmmaker gear and travel. All eleven filmmakers would love your support. The filmmaker with the most votes receives $5K to fund their next product.
Voting ends tonight @ midnight pacific time.
A Project We Love
Western Rise has taken to Kickstarter to launch their most versatile product yet, The Evolution Pant. A highly-functional pair of pants designed to be the only pants you need for travel, outdoors and every day. Built with a unique stretch nylon Supplex® fabric, The Evolution Pant is stronger, softer, and stain-proof and packed full of travel features to allow you to do more with less!
Dear international backer, we love you. We love visiting your countries and would like to hand deliver your gear. But, your country could have import fees and we need you to pay them. Otherwise, they fine us for tax evasion.
We really, really wish that Kickstarter made this easier. We aren’t a fan of international taxes but we also aren’t one to get around the rules. When the campaign is over, we’ll send out your Kickstarter surveys where you will enter your shipping details. Depending on what you have in your cart and where it’s shipping, we will calculate the import fees required for that country and charge you for them.
A long story short but we tried a lot of combinations to charge this upfront with the pledge but it was just impossible. So we just want to give you a heads up now, if you hate import fees like us and want to bail on the project we don’t blame you. We’d rather you get mad at us now than when we’re ready to ship.