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Everyday carry Fisher Space pen meets premium writing instrument. Ceramic glass breaker + hex bit socket. Titanium & Aluminum finishes.
Everyday carry Fisher Space pen meets premium writing instrument. Ceramic glass breaker + hex bit socket. Titanium & Aluminum finishes.
620 backers pledged $60,596 to help bring this project to life.

New Project: ZeroHour Relic XR2 2000 Lumens USB Type-C Powerbank Flashlight

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Hey Backers,

Our bestselling flashlight and customer favorite is the feature-packed ZEROHOUR Relic XR. Now it’s time for a sequel!

ZEROHOUR Relic XR2 features an incredible 2,000-lumen high intensity LED and USB Type-C single port charger, bringing today’s most advanced capabilities to the XR series. Packing all this energy into the original XR’s patented waterproof body design, Relic XR2 will be offered in matte black finish.

It has been no small endeavor to integrate an LED this powerful with a top quality high-drain battery, and then route that power to your portable USB-C powerbank. But we wanted to offer you a compelling reason to upgrade, so we kept going until we could make it happen!

Check out our project here - there are just a few Super Early Bird limited pledge levels left!

Thank you as always for your support,

ZeroHour

Shipping Phase completed, 2-Piece Precision Bit update

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Hey Backers,

Great news! We emphasized to our new factory that they needed to work quickly, and the 2-Piece precision bits arrived earlier than expected!

https://www.zerohourxd.com/products/2-piece-precision-bits

For those who pre-ordered the precision bits through our website, we are shipping them out now and you should be receiving an email tracking notice. 

ACCESSORIES

We still have a very limited quantity available of the flat cap accessory:

https://www.zerohourxd.com/products/flat-cap-for-bolt-pen 

Lastly, if you need replacement pocket clips, they can be pre-ordered here at a discounted rate:

https://www.zerohourxd.com/collections/bolt-pocket-clips 

Replacement pocket clips should arrive by the end of this month. If you ordered pocket clips in addition to the flat caps and/or bits, we will ship all items together in one shipment later this month. Otherwise, we recommend placing a separate order for the bits and caps, if you want the bits to ship out ASAP while we wait for the pocket clips to arrive.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thank you again to all of our backers for supporting BOLT. We are still ensuring a few backers have received their rewards, but overall we are ready to move on to the next project.

We have several new projects in development, including two new brands launching this year! We will share the news in a future backer update, coming soon.

Thank you as always, and enjoy your APEX BOLT pen!

Amy & Aaron

Shipping nearly complete, Removing Pocket Clips, and Precision Bits update

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Happy Thanksgiving! Shipping phase starts now!

Posted by Amy Truong & Aaron Son (Creator)
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Hey Backers,

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for your support, though it has been a difficult month here at ZeroHour. We have received most our our APEX BOLT pens and can begin shipping them this weekend, but we have also had a major problem with our supplier of the stretch goal bits.

While we normally visit and work very closely with our manufacturers, in this case we felt confident that the production of the two micro-bits that we offered as a bonus stretch goal would not be difficult. Frankly, our partner has given us the runaround for weeks, which is odd because it’s a straightforward production job, and we have been making pens, flashlights, and other specially-machined parts for several years now. We did not mean to keep extending our delivery projection unnecessarily without a clear delivery date, but this is what our factory partner kept doing to us. We love our backers and always want to go the extra mile for them, but the bottom line is we were not able to obtain the finished bonus bits.

Our options going forward are to continue to hold your pens and try to create new bits at another factory, but this would take at least another month or longer. This seems unreasonable, so with our sincere apologies, we have decided that we will ship the pens, but without the free bits that we wanted to produce as an extra thank you. We hope you will understand, but we believe the product you backed and paid for is more important for you to receive than the bonus bits we invested our own money to produce.

That said, we would still like to include a bonus item as a thank you. With your APEX BOLT rewards, we will be including either a ZeroHour lanyard or a microlight keychain, which we find useful to keep inside our ZeroHour Zip Travel Waist Pack:

 

We may still try to produce the micro-bits at another factory, and we’ll keep you updated when we are able to do so. Of course, we will offer these micro-bits to our backers for free, though there may be a minor shipping cost. For those of you who ordered the standard 33-piece add-on sets, we will be sending those out with your rewards.

Tracking Numbers

You will receive a tracking number this weekend, and orders will start to hit the post office by Wednesday of next week. We are excited to get APEX BOLT into your hands, and we deeply apologize for the extended delay. We are very impressed with the quality of our APEX BOLT pen, and we are happy to be able to deliver it to you before the holidays.

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Amy & Aaron

APEX BOLT has arrived! Shipping phase begins soon

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Hey Backers,
 

Just a quick update to let you know that we are close to shipping out your rewards. We have received the APEX BOLT units into our warehouse for processing, but are still waiting for the bonus screwdriver bits. They were coming to us from two different locations, and we expect to receive the bits next week. We know you are ready to receive your pens, and we want to get them to you as soon as possible.

The pocket clips match the pens finish!
The pocket clips match the pens finish!

We will begin pre-printing shipping labels this weekend so everything is ready to go when the second half of our shipment comes in.

Thank you for your patience!

Amy & Aaron