The TekTuk is now available for pre-order from TinyLightbulbs!
Check out the new donation level of $1,000! This is truly a ONCE IN A LIFETIME perk!
Donors of $5 or more now have access to The Core: a password protected page at the website. This page will give donors the inside track on what is going on with TekTuk (during and after the campaign), along with specials that are not available to anyone else! After you make a donation of $5 or more, you will be sent an email with the password.
"I like it! ... Real dudes (and some gals I know) will love the TekTuk :)" -Adam Curry (The Podfather) of Daily Source Code, No Agenda, and Headbangers Ball
"Simply Brilliant." -Drew Domkus of The Dawn & Drew Show and 2D1F
"Looks neat!" -Amber MacArthur of CommandN and TWiT.tv
"Excellent idea and product. I'm glad to back it and I'll be even gladder to use it." -Some Dude from Belfast, UK
"Something you've always needed, but didn't know it until now." -The Garden of Evil
"The best thing to happen to your bed since sex." - Bobby Peck
"I thought you hadn't begun building them yet...?" - Dr. Macenstein
Convenient bedside storage and charging for all of your idevices and accessories
That mangled mess of cables, earphones, remotes, your tablet computer and cell phone in the "moat" around your bed will be a thing of the past; with the TekTuk. ⬇
Plenty of storage space
Cell phone pocket - This pocket will accommodate any cell phone on the market up to 3 1/4" wide and 1" thick.
Tablet computer pocket - You can fit any tablet, netbook, or mini laptop up to 11" wide and 1" thick in this pocket.
Accessory pocket - Easily store your power and charging cords, earplugs, iPods, mice, remotes, etc. in this spacious 7" wide, 4 1/2" tall zippered pocket.
Magazine and document pocket - While you are en route to your next bed; store your magazine or boarding pass in the elastic document pocket. ⬇
Convenient cord management and charging
No more fumbling for charging or syncing cords - When you need one, just grap it from the elastic cord management loop and plug in your device. ⬇
After 10 months of designing and trying out 6 different prototypes, we've come up with a product that will look great hanging from your bed, and make you look great carrying it. ⬇
I MUST HAVE A TEKTUK! When will I get it?
The faster we reach our goal, the faster we can start mass production. I will get on a plane to China the week after the goal is reached! So, don't wait until the last minute to donate!
Where will all of the raised funds go?
Your investment dollars will help us with:
- Website Development
If we raise more than our goal, that money will go toward booth space at trade shows like MacWorld™ and CES™ so that we can spread the word.
Important: This is an all-or-nothing campaign! If we don't reach our goal; your money will be refunded!
RISKS AND CHALLENGES:
In it's current prototype form, the TekTuk is fully functional and extremely useful. The prototypes you are seeing are real, and are the outcome of 6 different iterations; from cardboard and paper, to totally wrong pieces, to the current awesome pre-production product. However, each of them is made by an arduous process involving a lot of handwork. One of the main challenges is to make sure that the final mass produced product is as awesome as the pre-production prototype. In order to make sure that this happens, I will be present during the first week of production; overseeing everything from production, to packaging, to shipping.
I've been working closely with and have developed a trusting professional relationship with a manufacturer that I have complete confidence in - a company that I am sure can and will deliver a high quality final product.
Of course, as with any product, unanticipated delays are possible. While meeting deadlines are important, I feel that delivering a product that is of the best quality possible is THE most important thing; and that is what we will strive to achieve.
This is not the first product I have designed and produced. In 2001, I patented and mass produced a storage steel upright cap that was tested in warehouses and proved to save thousands of dollars in damages from product snagging and tearing. Given my past experience in designing and implementing a new product, I am confident that we will make the TekTuk a reality.