"V2" Titanium Wallet And NEW Hobby-Blade Knife
A few things for you today...
NEW "V2" Titanium Wallet
First up - I've just launched the new and improved "V2" Titanium Wallet on IndieGoGo right now:
This "V2" version is mostly the same as the one we made last year ...expect it functions a lot better (particularly when inserting card back in).
The CNC machining is also a LOT better too.
Oh, and the biggest "complaint" we had about the first version was that, for each wallet size, it could actually hold at least one extra card (i.e. the 9-card wallet could hold at least 10 cards).
It turns out...
Customers generally did not like that (I totally called it wrong here ...because I knew I was designing-in a "little extra room" ...but it was not something people liked about it).
Long story short:
This new Titanium Wallet comes in 4-card, 6-card and 9-card versions ...and they hold exactly that. You will almost certainly not be able to hold any more cards in each wallet than the stated amount.
CLICK HERE to check it out right now.
New Zealand COVID-19 Update
In the last blog post I talked about how, here in New Zealand, we are in "full lockdown" because of Covid-19.
Time has felt like it's has passed really slowly because it's only been just over 2 weeks of a (minimum) 4-week lockdown for us here.
So, just to confirm... we are not an "essential business" and so we are unable to operate production during this time (online stuff like writing this blog post right now is fine though :-D).
The more I learn and read about this Covid-19 thing... I think most of the world (well, their governments) have had too much of a knee-jerk reaction without thinking enough about the consequences (both short and long-term).
But ...that's not a rabbit-hole I'm going to go down right now. 🙂
Here's a new product we've designed... (it's only a CAD model at this stage - but I'm looking for feedback)
It's an ultra-compact, key-chain size knife which uses a standard #11 hobby blade:
You'll notice it has a sort-of "cap" on it.
This cap is not technically necessary as the blade holds itself in.
But the great thing about it is that you can attached either of the two loops to your keychain for totally flexibility in how you use the knife (either attached the knife and pull the cap out ...or attached the cap and pull the main body out).
Also, by enclosing the blade entirely ...it hides the fact that there is any sort of blade in there. Makes it a lot more subtle.
These are just computer renders ...so we obviously still have have to prototype and test.
However, at this stage, I find it can be very useful to ask you for feedback (I've aborted many concepts over the years because of lack of interest in CAD models ...it really is a great time-saver for ALL of us!).