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TEC Accessories Pixel Ti: Kickstarter Campaign

Discussion in 'TEC Accessories (keychain tools)' started by TECENG, May 27, 2016.

  1. TECENG
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    Hi all!

    Now that we have gone far enough down this road, I wanted to start a thread to announce the planned campaign release of the titanium Pixel, scheduled for mid-June. I have made mention of this in the sneak peek thread, but wanted to break it out into its own thread to make it easier to follow. What I would like to do is track the progress of the campaign up to the release, then keep everyone updated during and after the campaign (assuming it is successful...). So let's start with a few preliminary images and details:

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    The titanium version is identical in size to the stainless steel version, with the exception of the tail being 4mm longer. This is to accommodate the mounting of a 3mm x 11mm tritium vial (customer supplied). A few specifics:

    • Material: 6Al-4V titanium
    • Finish: Tumbled to a uniform stonewashed finish, OR splash anodized in your choice of 5 unique styles
    • Dimensions: 8mm [.315"] square x 47mm [1.85"] long
    • Water resistant o-ring seal
    • Twist ON/OFF
    • LED: Nichia premium 5mm LED, cool white (25 lumens) or warm white (21 lumens)
    • Beam: Smooth, flood beam pattern, 35 degree angle
    • Batteries: includes four LR521/379A alkaline watch batteries, we will also include 4 extra sets of batteries for the campaign
    • Total assembled weight with batteries: 0.26 ounces [7.4 grams].
    • Smaller and lighter than a standard house key

    We have a rough outline of the rewards we will be offering, but they are not solidified as of yet. But most likely the splash anodized ones will be a limited edition, and it will be first-come, first-served.

    We'll keep you updated on the progress in this thread, and if you have any questions, feel free to post 'em here!
     
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    Now you're talking. Been burning with anticipation (not sure what anticipation burn feels like but I had it, LOL). Very much looking forward to it (but I said that already). :D
     
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    Very cool.
    What's the runtime on this?
     
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    It's best for intermittent use, there are more specifics on our website under the existing stainless steel model. I have run a few months on a set of batteries with occasional short ON cycles


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    Just a quick reminder, the giveaway (see above) ends today at 12:00 noon PST (less than 6 hours from now). Make sure you don't miss your chance to win!
     
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    What's the outlook for the campaign start date?
     
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    Now we think perhaps near the end of the month. We just received the "almost" final cut of the video, and have some more tweaks to the campaign to do. A bit more work than expected.

    That, and we are trying to sync it with a new product release which is not quite ready.


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    All good news thanks. Looking forward to.
     
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    Looking forward to purchasing one of these.
     
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    A quick update, we should be receiving the final cut of the video today, then we (TEC) do a final review of the campaign. The goal is to submit to Kickstarter for approval on Monday, and if all goes well, we will release the campaign on the following Tuesday (July 5th) :frantic:
     
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    Good thing I'm off the week of the 4th! Will drink a few less beers to buy-in early. :D
     
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    Good news, we submitted our campaign for approval yesterday and it was approved this morning! One step closer...
     
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    Change of plans guys, we are now live on Kickstarter!
    Decided not to wait until next week due to early approval :)
     
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    Great in for a Ti-Dye. Question: how do we sign up for more than just a Ti-Dye? Can we add funds to our pledge in the amount required or will you offer the option to purchase more in the backer survey?
     
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    Can't resist. Looking forward to my neutral-white Ti-Dye!
     
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    Good question, I always thought you could pledge on more than one reward. If not, we can certainly offer additional units when the surveys go out.
     
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    Yeah on Kickstarter only one reward can be selected. We can add more funds but then you'd have to track what's what. I don't mind waiting but I want to make sure I get the warm emitters since I already have several cool white Pixels.
     
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    Oh don't worry, we'll take good care of you!
     
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