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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 13 2016
$1,041
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
46
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 13 2016

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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About

Untangling my earbuds was driving me crazy. I couldn't find a solution so I created one – Strait Jacket. I made it work just the way I want it to work. I drop my phone in my bag, and pull it out ready to use - no winding, no wrapping, no untangling. 

It took a lot of time, research, and trial and error to find the right materials, develop a way to make prototypes, and secure a patent. Then I made a small run and sold them to friends and around town. Everyone loved the product. The response was so positive I knew I was on to something. Realizing the huge market potential, I found a method and a supplier to scale up manufacturing. Now I am asking for your help to fund an initial manufacturing run.

Conquer your inner crazy and help me get Strait Jacket on the ear buds of every mobile device user. Watch the video to see how Strait Jacket works. Then I hope you’ll join me in bringing Strait Jacket to the market. Thank you for your support and happy listening!

Risks and challenges

Decades of marketing, design, and project management experience has taught me to anticipate issues before they arise and find creative ways to to head them off. I have applied that expertise to this project, plus I called upon my extensive network of skilled professionals to assist when needed.

This model of Strait Jacket works with brands of earbuds that have a straight jack. It can be installed on brands with "L" shaped jacks but it requires skill and patience. It could be frustrating for the customer so I am marketing this for straight jacks only. Next up will be developing a model that works with "L" shaped jacks.

Strait Jacket is functional, beautiful and affordable. The current challenge is to let the world know. You can help by sharing this Kickstarter project with your social media network.

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    One Strait Jacket (choice of 4 colors) installed on a new pair of Apple EarPods with lightning or 3.5mm plug. (limit of 200)

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    Two Strait Jacket personally delivered and installed on your ear buds by Michelle Goodman (limit of 50, one location per pledge, Chicago area only)

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