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Never, ever lose your readers again with this unique and stylish alternative to reading glasses.
Never, ever lose your readers again with this unique and stylish alternative to reading glasses.
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WristReaders: The World's First + Only Wrappable Eyewear

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http://www.wrist-readers.com/

Move over, wearable tech. Hello wearable specs! We've just reinvented the way you wear your readers -- even when you're not wearing them. Introducing WristReaders™: a stylish and unique alternative to the traditional, old-fashioned reading glasses that are the bane of our mid-life existence! WristReaders are the most convenient, fashionably functional reading glasses that are actually fun to wear. Wherever you are, whenever you need them, clarity is always on hand. Literally.

WristReaders were created and designed by a forty-something mom to solve a huge pain point for so many of us: never having our readers when we need them! Flexible, lightweight, comfortable and colorful, WristReaders will soon become your favorite, new accessory.

Like many new products, WristReaders were created out of a need....a problem....that is experienced by millions in the U.S., and nearly 2 billion around the world. Including me!  Years ago I noticed that my close-up vision was suddenly diminishing. When I was shopping, I couldn't read the price tag. At restaurants, I squinted to see the menu.  Scrolling through my emails had become a fuzzy and frustrating experience. The cause? Presbyopia -- the gradual weakening of the muscles in the eyes affecting my ability to focus. If you have this aggravating condition, you know how humbling it can be!

As my close-up vision worsened over the years, I refused to succumb to the stereotypical granny glasses perched on my head or hanging from a chain around my neck. I considered myself kind of hip and wanted to stay that way!  One day I had an epiphany as I conceived the notion of WristReaders. With inspiration from the wearable tech movement, I envisioned a design that was fresh, simple, functional...and stylish as well, to suit the tastes of both men and women.

Now, years later, after tirelessly developing hundreds of prototypes and dozens of design iterations, here we are with what we believe is truly a unique and transformative solution to a huge pain point faced by so many: never having our reading glasses when we so desperately need them!

No other reading glasses on the market today feature WristReaders' "head to wrist" interchangeability, which allows us to keep our readers conveniently close and on-hand for quick and easy access. And no other readers are as flexible, durable and lightweight as WristReaders, making them virtually unbreakable. Say farewell to your last pair of lost or broken reading glasses.

If you're completely "reader dependent" like I am, and need your readers all day, every day, into the evening, then WristReaders are about to change your life.

With your participation and support, we would like to meet, and hopefully exceed, our $20K minimum goal for this Kickstarter campaign, so that we can proceed with our first production run!  Our manufacturer and assembly team is standing by, ready to begin.  If you would like to contribute to WristReaders' future, please choose a reward level right for you.  For just $39 you will receive a pair of WristReaders delivered to your door in January....or $189 gets you five pairs, one of each color!  Future WristReader prices are shown so you can see the value of being an early supporter.  Be sure to check out the top tier rewards as well for extra personalized benefits.

We look forward to interacting with you in the days ahead, receiving your input, feedback, and support as we move toward our goal. Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about WristReaders and Off the Cuff Optics!

Cheers!

Michele Smith

Founder & CEO

Off the Cuff Optics

We'd really love it if you could pop by and give us a "Like" on Facebook and Tweet about us on Twitter.  We're looking forward to hearing from you!

One last thing, we'd be really grateful if you could spread the word with your friends and family by S H A R I N G ! :-)

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Risks and challenges

Why Crowdfunding:
WristReaders were created to solve a problem and fill a need that we've been hearing about for so long. Through Kickstarter, we can continue to listen, get your feedback, and involve you with our development process. This campaign will provide the much needed capital to fund our first production run. We feel we have a fantastic product that you're going to love and we want to share it with the world.

Risks and Challenges:
Over the past 3 years we have designed and developed hundreds of prototypes, and conducted exhaustive testing and experimentation with all the WristReader components and parts. We know what works and what doesn't and have learned that the devil is in the details. The fact that all of this R&D, prototyping, and testing is complete takes the risks out of this project for backers.
We have the production and assembly lined up and ready to go, but with a brand new product, we need guaranteed production minimums. That's where you come in. By taking part in our campaign, you will help us fund our first production run, and also be the first to wrap a WristReader on your arm.
The biggest potential challenges are determining quantities on frame colors and lens magnification strengths and ensuring we have enough quantities of all the variants. Receiving your preferences regarding frame colors and lens strengths will definitely help us with this issue. To this end, a survey will be sent to you as the campaign closes, asking you for your color choices and your lens magnification strengths. As soon as WristReaders are manufactured, assembled and ready to ship in January, we will let you know and ship them off!

WristReaders are designed, manufactured and assembled right here in the USA. Utility and Design Patents Pending.

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    Huge thanks to you for your support, and welcome to Off the Cuff Optics' Founders Club!!

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    Pledge US$ 39 or more About US$ 39

    Be the first to get your hands on a pair of stylish and über-useful WristReaders, delivered right to your door!

    You choose your frame color (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua or Graphite) and your magnification strength (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

    Future price: $50 + shipping

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    Pledge US$ 79 or more About US$ 79

    Receive TWO pairs of fashionably functional WristReaders delivered to your door.

    You choose your frame colors (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua or Graphite) and magnification strength (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

    Future price: $100 + shipping

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    Pledge US$ 119 or more About US$ 119

    Receive THREE pairs of revolutionary wrappable WristReaders delivered to your door.

    You choose the frame colors (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua or Graphite) and lens magnification strengths (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

    Future price: $150 + shipping

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    Pledge US$ 159 or more About US$ 159

    Receive FOUR pairs of convenient + comfortable WristReaders delivered to your door.

    You choose the frame colors (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua or Graphite) and lens magnification strengths (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

    Future price: $200 + shipping

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    Pledge US$ 189 or more About US$ 189

    FRIENDS AND FAMILY SPECIAL:

    Get ALL FIVE debut colors of sleek and stylish WristReaders delivered to your door. (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua and Graphite). Now you have a pair for any outfit!

    You choose the magnification strengths (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

    Future price: $250 + shipping

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    The Visionary

    At this pledge level, you share our vision of how transformative WristReaders will be, and your $500 pledge will truly help us reach our goal. Thank you.

    You will receive:

    FIVE WristReaders, one of each of our debut colors, delivered to your door (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua and Graphite).

    Plus: TWO more WristReaders from our Spring 2016 Collection. You select from our available colors. (delivers in April 2016)

    You choose the magnification strengths (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    The Benefactor

    Your willingness to support us at the $1,000 pledge level will go a long way to help us with our first production run. Thank you so much.

    You will receive:

    All FIVE debut WristReader colors delivered to your door (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua and Graphite)

    Plus: TWO more WristReaders from our Spring 2016 Collection. You select from our available colors. (delivers in April 2016)

    Extra Personalized Bonus: You receive custom embossed monogram nameplates for all SEVEN pairs of your WristReaders!

    You choose the magnification strengths (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    The Angel

    You are an Angel in our eyes with your generosity at this pledge level! We are forever grateful for your belief in our team and your commitment to the WristReader project!

    You will receive:

    All FIVE debut WristReader colors delivered to your door (Hot Pink, Orange, Lime Green, Aqua and Graphite)

    Plus: FIVE more WristReaders from our Spring 2016 Collection. You select from our available colors. (delivers in April 2016)

    Extra Personalized Bonus: You receive custom embossed monogram nameplates for all TEN pairs of WristReaders!

    You choose the magnification strengths (+1.50, +2.00 or +2.50). A survey will be sent requesting your preferences after the campaign.

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Funding period

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