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By Axel Ballesteros
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About this project

THE VISION

AxelBand Magnetic Gear was originally created to meet and satisfy the needs of servers and bartenders across the world. With a desire to work more efficiently, and provide bar/nightclub/restaurant patrons with a higher level of service, concept creator Axel Ballesteros recognized a need in the industry. A need for bar tools that would help food & beverage personnel improve their customer’s experience while increasing productivity and sales. 

 The true magic of the Axelband Magnetic Bar gear relies on its uses beyond a particular niche market.  the curious appeal of the magnetic mechanisms that give the Axelband Magnetic Bar Gear its uniqueness make it a utility gadget that can be utilized and showcased by virtually anyone who wishes to experience firsthand the future in innovating tooling design; wether this occurs at your next holiday party, birthday, social gathering or even at a work event, you will surely be able to wow your guests with a device that is synonym of fun, creativity, and functionality.

"Superior service and performance can only be achieved by having access to the right tools, are you ready to experience the future of bar tending and beyond?"

THE RESULT: AxelBand Magnetic Bar Gear

AXELBAND EDITIONS " Mini Holster" (left) " Armband" (right)
AXELBAND EDITIONS " Mini Holster" (left) " Armband" (right)

 AxelBand Magnetic Bar Gear solves basic, yet un-addressed problems bartenders and servers are plagued with while on the job. Our product design line consists of two main products: AxelBand Armband and AxelBand Mini Holster, and one accompanying product: Triple Function LED Pen. By using AxelBand, bartenders become immediately more efficient, serving customers faster by having all essential tools at their fingertips. They can serve more costumers in a shorter time, thus increasing gratuities. Consequently, the establishment benefits from maximizing sales while providing an enhanced costumer experience.

 Patrons/ guests will be delighted to wait less time as their bartender is prepared, delivering an enjoyable, seamless experience from beginning to end. Everyone is a winner with our magnetic bar gear! All AxelBand products have undergone extensive research, prototyping and testing to ensure project goals were exceeded and superior products marketed.

"ARMBAND EDITION" (left) Equipped with our Triple Function Led Flashlight/Pen/Stylus (right)
"ARMBAND EDITION" (left) Equipped with our Triple Function Led Flashlight/Pen/Stylus (right)

Product Description

 The AxelBand Armband is the ultimate tool for bartenders and servers. It’s sleek design, powerful magnets and Dryflex elastic material ensures superior performance. Designed to be comfortably worn on the forearm, bartenders and servers will finally have one easily accessible location to keep essential work tools. AXB Armband features an insert to hold our accompanying Triple Function LED Pen, while the magnetic pad secures bottle or wine openers.

Our Armband Edition is exclusively hand-crafted in the USA with the finest materials and thorough attention to detail. 

Product Features

• Magnetic pad attachment for bottle opener, bar blade, wine opener or wine key.

• One convenient insert with reflective light tape for the AXB multifunction pen/led/stylus.

• Sophisticated, sleek design.

• Custom branding/logo available. (other fees apply)

Materials & Components

• Moisture wicking, Dryflex material, offering superior elasticity, comfort and strength.

• Durable neoprene fabrication.

• Fine leather finishing.

• Rare earth magnets.

Specifications

 AxelBand Armband comes in three sizes for a superior fit.

• Extra Small: 5” around x 2 7/8” wide

• Small: 6” around x 2 7/8” wide

• Medium/Large: 7: 3/8 around x 2

7/8” wide

The Armband Edition is versatile enough to be sported in a restaurant, lounge, bar, or nightclub!
The Armband Edition is versatile enough to be sported in a restaurant, lounge, bar, or nightclub!
"MINI HOLSTER EDITION" Equipped with our Triple Function Led Flashlight/Pen/Stylus
"MINI HOLSTER EDITION" Equipped with our Triple Function Led Flashlight/Pen/Stylus

Product Description

Maximize work efficiency with AxelBand’s Magnetic Bar Gear. AXB Mini Holster offers unrivaled performance and functionality. Worn around the hips, on your belt, or in your pockets, bartenders and servers will have vital bar tools at their fingertips. Fabricated from genuine leather, AXB Mini Holster features an Insert to hold our accompanying Triple Function LED Pen, while the powerful magnetic pad secures bottle or wine openers.

Product Features

• Magnetic pad attachment for bottle opener,

bar blade, wine opener or wine key.

• Convenient pocket for AXB Triple Function

Pen with LED light view porthole.

• Built–in magnetic closure.

• Sophisticated and sleek design.

• Custom logo/branding available. ( other fees apply)

Materials & Components

• Genuine leather fabrication.

• Rare earth magnets.

Specifications

• 2.63” wide x 4.28” long

Reaching new milestones ( below : a few of the dozens of prototypes that we went through in order to create the Axelband)

THE EVOLUTION OF THE AXELBAND!
THE EVOLUTION OF THE AXELBAND!

After toying with the vision of developing our magnetic bar gear our team worked for several months to transition this idea into a tangible, functional prototype; through trial and error and numerous revisions we achieved two product designs that we feel completely proud of: The Armband Edition, and Mini Holster Edition.

MANUFACTURING PROCESS

Supporting local economy, collaborating with small business owners and generating jobs! 

Axelband Magnetic Gear has pledged to buy all of its materials and components from US based small businesses and distributors, while the final product will be entirely handmade and assembled in the USA.

Our ongoing commitment will support local economy in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area by choosing to manufacture our products in Miami, Florida. We’re proud to support America’s talented, and hardworking seamstresses.

Our future monthly investment  will help generate new jobs in our manufacturing facility, and enable the manufacturing owner to increase some part-time employees to a full-time status.

ACCOMPANYING PRODUCTS

In addition to our two magnetic gear, we will be offering accessory products. These products will display the AxelBand logo, or can be personalized with a custom logo.

Triple Function LED Flashlight/pen/stylus

Specifications

• Features: ballpoint pen, bright LED light and a capacitive stylus

 • 0.48" w x 4.93" h

                                               AXELBAND REWARDS

$ 12 PLEDGE =

BOTTOMS UP PROMO BUNDLE!
BOTTOMS UP PROMO BUNDLE!

$15 PLEDGE =

LGHT IT UP! TRIPLE FUNCTION PEN/LIGHT/STYLUS
LGHT IT UP! TRIPLE FUNCTION PEN/LIGHT/STYLUS

 $30 PLEDGE =

SPECIAL KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION ARSENAL SPEED BOTTLE OPENERS!
SPECIAL KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION ARSENAL SPEED BOTTLE OPENERS!

 $ 50 PLEDGE =

AXELBAND MINI HOLSTER EDITION DELUXE BUNDLE!
AXELBAND MINI HOLSTER EDITION DELUXE BUNDLE!

                                                         or        

AXELBAND ARMBAND EDITION DELUXE BUNDLE!
AXELBAND ARMBAND EDITION DELUXE BUNDLE!

                                                           or

$ 80 PLEDGE =

AXELBAND DELUXE BUNDLE EDITION (100 Armband & 100 Mini Holster EARLY BIRD LIMITED SPECIAL) Receive by XMAS!!!
AXELBAND DELUXE BUNDLE EDITION (100 Armband & 100 Mini Holster EARLY BIRD LIMITED SPECIAL) Receive by XMAS!!!

 $ 125 PLEDGE =

PISTOL SHOT PERSONALIZED AXELBAND. ONE TIME LIMITED EDITION!
PISTOL SHOT PERSONALIZED AXELBAND. ONE TIME LIMITED EDITION!

 $1000 PLEDGE =

THE ULTIMATE VIP AXELBAND NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!
THE ULTIMATE VIP AXELBAND NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE!

Risks and challenges

RISKS & REWARDS

You’re REWARDED, when our goal is met.

As a Kickstarter Backer, the rewards far surpass the minimal risks involved. AxelBand was created by a bartender, to meet the needs of bartenders across the world. After years of dreaming about a more productive way to bartend and serve customers, AxelBand is now a reality and only months away from hitting the market. If you share our vision to improve service for bar patrons, and to give bartenders the tools needed to work more efficiently thus increasing sales, then we ask you to make a pledge today. Kickstarter Backer’s can choose from an array of pledges designed for any budget. With each pledge, you’ll be rewarded with an exclusive AxelBand product. Your investment is immediately refunded, if we don’t meet our goal.

Through extensive research, prototyping, product testing and financial analyses we have eliminated potential risks ensuring a high quality device, completely functional, and ready to make the bar tending experience more enjoyable full circle. We have thoroughly sourced and researched our manufacturers to guarantee the best construction while maintaining our commitment to have AxelBand produced in the USA. AxelBand ArmBand and Mini Holster have surpassed our expectations in terms of functionality and consumer benefits.

We truly admire the foundation of Kickstarter, and we chose this platform for its ability to give us small guys an opportunity to raise funds while keeping investors safeguarded. When your pledge is submitted, it is held in escrow until our goal is met. If you make a pledge and our goal is not met, all Backers will be refunded their initial investment.

How your pledge is used?

We will use the funds raised to immediately begin the first production run and ship our Backer’s rewards. We wish for AxelBand to become a permanent solution, and felt that it was imperative to use a small portion of the funds raised to initiate our AxelBand Product Launch Plan of Action, allowing us to begin a strong marketing campaign.

DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL BACKERS

AxelBand is going global. The full AxelBand product line is available for international shipping.Regardless of your location, you can make a pledge, and your reward will be shipped directly to you. Please note that international shipping outside of North America will increase shipping times.

And for all international Backers, don’t forget the exchange rate! If you’re paying in paying in £GBP or €EUR, AxelBand is available to you at an irresistible price point.

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    DECIDE THE FUTURE OF AXELBAND!

    Help us make the Axelband Magnetic Gear possible and VOTE for the next armband color,
    ( choose from PINK, PURPLE, ORANGE, GREEN, BLUE, AND WHITE) Find your name and special dedication for you on our "Powered by" list featured on our Website and Facebook page adjacent to your color of choice.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    CHEERS TO YOU!

    Dear supporter, thank you for helping us deliver an enhanced experience at the bar. Our team of mixologists will create a special shot or cocktail in your honor and name it after you. Receive a thank you letter from us and your unique concoction recipe.

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    BOTTOMS UP PROMO BUNDLE!
    Receive our souvenir edition " SKIP THE LINES ON ME" SHOT GLASS! along with our Axelband Utility Sports Bag, perfect for the gym, or for storing your tools! featuring a front zipper pocket, and compartment for your headphones!

    FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED

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    LIGHT IT UP! Receive our Axelband Triple Function LED flashlight, ink pen, and stylus! All in one sleek beautiful pen. This one makes the perfect gift for anyone! FREE USA SHIPPING INCLUDED!

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    SPECIAL KICKSTARTER LIMITED EDITION ARSENAL BOTTLE OPENERS! Get our exclusive custom made speed bottle openers in the shape of brass knuckles or grenade, perfect for work or home. the ultimate compliment to the axelband magnetic gear!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    AXELBAND ARMBAND EDITION DELUXE BUNDLE! ( only available in black) Receive our flagship magnetic armband, along with the Triple Function Axelband flashlight, as well as a carrying utility sports bag. The perfect "in the biz" gift!

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    AXELBAND MINI HOLSTER EDITION DELUXE BUNDLE! (only available in black) Receive our sleek and sophisticated mini holster, along with the Triple Function Axelband flashlight, as well as carrying utility sports bag!

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    AXELBAND DELUXE BUNDLE EDITION (EARLY BIRD LIMITED SPECIAL) Receive our flagship magnetic armband or mini holster ( limited to 100 each) along with the Triple Function Axelband flashlight, as well as a carrying utility sports bag! The perfect gift for the holidays! We will deliver by Xmas 2014 within the USA. International backers will receive your bundle on or a little after Xmas.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    PISTOL SHOT PERSONALIZED AXELBAND (ONE TIME ONLY COLLECTIBLE EDITION) Receive your choice of GOLDEN or PLATINUM screen printed magnetic armband (50) or mini holster (50) with your name on it, the triple function LED flashlight, and the Axelband sports bag and our unique PISTOL shaped bottle opener in GOLDEN OR PLATINUM coating. Guaranteed to become the ultimate head turner accessory in the club scene and BEYOND...

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    AMBASSADOR PACKAGE! Get 10 Axelband Armbands at 40% off future retail price each! This is the perfect choice if you want to save big and treat your bar staff to excellence this holiday season.

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    THE ULTIMATE VIP AXELBAND NIGHTLIFE AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE! with this super exclusive reward you are on for a phenomenal time. You will be dined and wined by Axel, or one of our in the biz models in one of the finest nightlife destinations with VIP access in one of the following cities: Miami, New York, or Los Angeles. Backers will receive an exclusive personalized axelband bundle edition with their own printed name, and will get to experience the unveiling of the future of bar tending along with our team in an evening to remember!

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