About this project
International backers! Please see the FAQ and email us for the correct international shipping rate. Just let us know what country and how many BROpeners and we will reply with the correct rate. No worries if you already backed us, just email us then adjust your bid accordingly. Thanks!!!
Custom Logo / Branding
Here is an example of how a custom BROpener might look! We can anodize it in any color and laser etch your logo. Send us an email at sales@theBROpener.com.
The guys at Kuat are great, I have owned one of their bike racks for years and would never own another rack. Kuat racks are featured in our Kickstarter video! Click on the picture to get to the Kuat website.
Inspiration for the BROpener
There are a hundred different ways to open beer bottles... We wanted to come up with the most unique and fun way to open them with your friends.
Using the ol' edge of a table trick is great and all, but the table gets mangled, people get angry at you for breaking their stuff and who knows where the cap goes. With the BROpener you can preserve your furniture, make friends not enemies, catch the cap and have fun in the process.
The BROpener is the answer to all of your bottle opening needs!
Best places to install the BROpener
Install the BROpener wherever you open bottles the most and you will never be without a bottle opener! Great for any wall mount!
You on a boat? Sweet! Put one on the port and starboard side, fore and aft and you can swill beers on the high seas with your friends.
In college? Be cool, stay in school. But you need to have fun while you are there so put one on your bunk bed, mini fridge or all over your frat house!
Bartender? Be the coolest and most efficient bar tender in your city.
Like to tailgate or enjoy a few beers after a day on the slopes? Me too. Put one on the back of your truck or the side of your beer cooler.
Ever forget your bottle opener when you are grilling? Not anymore. Put one on your grill. Boom.
Got a man cave? Nice man! However, it won't be complete without properly placed BROpeners.
Boat, College, Bar, Tailgate, Skiing, Grill, Counter, Bumper, Truck, Deck, Garage and anywhere else you can think of!
Installation is a breeze. Have you thought of a genius place to put the BROpener? Awesome! Keep a few things in mind. The BROpener is best installed at waist height or lower to a sturdy object. This allows you to get proper leverage when you strike the bottle.
Put the included, pre-cut tape on the back of your BROpener, peel off the film and stick it on! Just quickly clean the surface, make sure it is 100% dry and press the BROpener into place. We selected special double sided tape so that the BROpener can be installed on a variety of surfaces and conditions. Rain, snow or extreme temperatures won't be a problem. This tape is STRONG!
We have installed the BROpener on many different surfaces and the most important consideration is making sure you stick it to something that is clean, sturdy and below waist height.
We have installed and removed BROpeners on golf carts, grills, stainless steel, painted indoor trim, granite, fridges, painted concrete, bike racks and car bumpers and it never left a mark! A twisting motion is used to release the tape and if it is really on there you can use something to help pry it off. Any residue is easily rolled off with your thumb to throw away! Like it was never there. But why would you ever need to remove your BROpener???
Design: The science behind BROpening
The BROpener had to accomplish the tasks of BROpening bottles and catching the cap. More engineering went into this than you think. Both the magnet strength and placement are crucial. Who knew these rare earth magnets would be so expensive!!! We finally found the perfect combination of durability and design using anodized 7075 aircraft grade aluminum with laser etched detail for branding. Aaron is a mechanical engineer and was a product manager in aerospace for almost 7 years. He has this covered.
Why we NEED YOU KICKSTARTER!
Our goal is directly correlated to Matt & I being able to afford the MINIMUM run of BROpeners from our manufacturer. If we reach or exceed our fundraising goal we will be able to bring the BROpener to the world! Having a manufacturer set up the tooling needed to make BROpeners is initially very expensive, and prototypes are VERY expensive - but with your support we can pay for the initial tooling costs and make our first large production run with our manufacturer getting you BROpeners at a great price! So spread the word!
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Manufacturing: What you see is what you get
The BROpeners you see in this video are manufactured in the same facility using the same processes as the production BROpeners you will get. We have tested everything and know you will be satisfied with the product.
Delivery: Low risk to delivery estimates
We are estimating a March 2013 delivery and since you are not funding design or development there is little risk in this estimate.
What you get
Included with each BROpnerer is a pre-cut piece of our special double-sided tape and installation/best use instructions.
Retailer, distributor or larger quantities? Customized BROpeners? We want to hear from you! Contact us directly!
Risks and challenges
Our manufacturing facility has the BROpener designs and made the BROpeners you see on this Kickstarter page. We just need to give them the green light, a bunch of money and our first order of BROpeners will be on the way! Our risk is minimal compared to many other projects because the final design is complete and in the hands of our manufacturers. If we had to identify anything from a risk standpoint, it would be minimal delays in manufacturing or shipping.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
For a couple of reasons we had to just set that at $15, but people (mostly from UK and Canada) have been asking about it so we want to make sure people aren't left out! That said, if you are outside of the US and interested in the BROpener, just send us a message telling us where you want to ship and how many BROpeners you're thinking of getting - we'll do a specific shipping lookup for you and tell you what to put down! If you've already pledged and put the $15 down, shoot us a message and we'll figure out how to change your Pledge! Thanks!
Just add $5 for shipping to Canada for every 10 BROpeners. (i.e 3 BROpeners x $16 plus shipping to Canada of $5 = $53)
Just add $1 to your pledge for each piece and send us a note to let us know how many pieces and we will make it happen!
Pledge $14 or more
500 backers All gone!
EARLY BIRD GETS THE BROPENER SPECIAL!! You get 1 BROpener for $14! Want more than 1 BROpener? Just do multiples of $14! **Includes Shipping & Handling within the US! You get a BROpener, our special adhesive Tape and usage/installation tips! For international shipping, up to 10 BROpeners can be shipped under $15 int'l shipping rate.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $16 or more
Want more than just one BROpener?! Right on!! Enter in multiples of this reward level (i.e 3 BROpeners x $16, would be $48!) and you got it!!
**Includes Shipping & Handling within the US! You get a BROpener, our special adhesive Tape and usage/installation tips! For international shipping, up to 10 BROpeners can be shipped under $15 int'l shipping rate. For Canada add only $5 for shipping.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $16 or more
SILVER ANODIZED BROpener! 1 BROpener! Want more than just one BROpener?! Right on!! Enter in multiples of this reward level (i.e 3 BROpeners x $16, would be $48!) and you got it!! **Includes Shipping & Handling within the US! You get a BROpener, our special adhesive Tape and usage/installation tips! For international shipping, up to 10 BROpeners can be shipped under $15 int'l shipping rate. For Canada add only $5 for shipping.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge $135 or more
2 backers All gone!
5 CUSTOM BROpener Set! With your own design! Want to put your own logo or txt on the BROpener? Fraternity Letters? GO for it! Check out the example image to the left! Make sure its mono-color and please no copyrighted or trademarked stuff. We can send you a template of the dimensions and we'll go from there! For international shipping its $15 int'l shipping rate. For Canada add only $5 for shipping.Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
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