Funding Party, Ashton Kutcher and Tooling Progress
To celebrate the fact that the Opena reached its funding goal we threw a funding party on Friday night out at Opena HQ in Melbourne, Australia. All limited edition backers were invited to join the festivities and a heap of beer was kindly provided by Broo and McLaren Vale. We put on a heap of food to feed the hungry backers and had sweet tunes pumping all night long! Over 300 beers were opened by our prototype Opena's and they performed with out a hitch. Thanks to everyone for coming out We'll be adding photos from the night to our facebook page so drop in and check them out. Don't forget to like the page while you're there!
The publicity and media attention the Opena receives never ceases to amaze us. We're still popping up on blogs and media websites all over the world which is great to see. Ashton Kutcher even tweeted about the Opena! Thanks mate!
Now back to business. Tooling for the Opena is progressing well. We are on track to get our first off tool samples in early August so fingers crossed we should be able to ship units to all of our great backers in mid to late August! We working with a great company called Production Partners and looking at other products they have manufactured in the past we're confident the quality of the production Opena's will be top notch.
If any of your friends missed out on our kickstarter project but still want to get their hands on an Opena, we're now taking pre-orders through our online store at www.openacase.com. Tell them to use the coupon code "kickstarter" for a 20% discount!
Rob and Chris