To start, we thank you all for stopping by and checking out our Indiegogo page.
We have spent countless days and nights engineering this amazing Wireless Bluetooth Bamboo Keyboard. A rewarding, albeit difficult process, from designing the products by hand, to creating CAD drawings, to prototyping the design via plastic, to altering prototypes in various materials, to a finished product consisted of beautiful wood. And now, today, we achieved our project’s primary objective -- provide you with the highest quality wood keyboard on the market at an affordable price!
There are a few wood keyboards on the market today, and we know that. However, the issue is that some are made of replica wood, are way over-priced, and to be candid; the quality is pathetic. When it comes to our keyboards though, we are happy to say we did not have to sacrifice quality and functionality for style and brand inflation. We believe we have come up with a game-changer in the world keyboards!
Nobody wants a fake wood keyboard, bulky and thick keyboards, or just a flat out ugly keyboard accompanying their computer, tablet, or phone...so just take a moment to let the 'patheticness' of the wood keyboards that are currently on the market today waft over you.......
PHEW!! Now that the pain is over you can rejoice in our premium 100% natural and environmentally friendly wood keyboard. We decided to start from square one and get rid of every thought in our head about existing wood keyboards.
Here is the breakdown on how we got to where we are today....and of course it all starts with..........
....followed by the notorious "chicken-scratch" sketches...
....onto 2-D drawings...technical drawings...and 3-D models...
....finally to the production of the samples...
Everything...check below and see for yourself!
- 100% Natural Bamboo
- Environmentally Friendly
- Wireless (Bluetooth)
- Usable with any Bluetooth-friendly device
- Plastic-based keys to leave them easy flowing and functional
- Command and FN function keys
- Various "Apple-friendly" keys
- Charger cable included (lasts about three months on one charge)
- Elevated design
- Lightweight (1.25 lb...493 g)
- Compact (11.49 in x 4.92 in...29.2cm x 12.5 cm)
- Letters/symbols are laser-engraved
Of course we use natural wood...
The Bluetooth transmitter...
The lowdown on how this all works...
Here is the details on how to pair the keyboard with your device...
1. Go to your device's settings.
2. Turn the keyboard on by pressing the on/off switch located on the back of the keyboard (a blue light will flash briefly to indicate the keyboard is turned on).
3. Go to the Bluetooth settings of your device.
4. If the Bluetooth is turned off, tap the button to turn it on, and Bluetooth will begin searching for devices.
5. Next, hold down the pairing button on the back of the keyboard until the blue light starts flashing. When the "Wireless Keyboard" appears, tap on it, enter the code on the keyboard when prompted, and then press enter.
6. You have successfully paired the keyboard with your device and it is ready to be used!
7. When you are finished using the keyboard press the on/off switch on the back of the keyboard.
Now it's time for some HD photos of the keyboard. The sleek, stylish, revolutionary, and lightweight design of the keyboard makes our keyboard the best in the world. You will not be disappointed with this natural keyboard...heck it even smells good too!
Before we get into the details I want to share with you a bit about myself and the team that helped make this all possible. My name is Chase and I am the founder and creator of The Woodshop at age 17. My brother Chris, who is 19, is majoring in product/industrial design. We have taught and learned from each other (with some help from the his college courses of course) how to work various CAD programs which has enabled us to design the best wooden keyboard in the world. Not to mention we are not rookies in the world of design and business. We owned and operated a clothing company that sold products in all 50 states and over 20 countries globally. Everything we have done could not have been accomplished without the help and support of our parents.
We are doing this because....it is our passion! We have recently become obsessed with wood products and with our newly acquired CAD skills....hence my new design for wooden keyboards. Throughout this process we have acquired one of the most durable woods in the world, bamboo. Each keyboard is different from any other because no two trees are alike. Furthermore, our keyboard is meant to last a lifetime. Each keyboard is created with the environment in mind, and designed to be as eloquent as the materials it is made out of. Finally, our strong love for nature is instilled in each and every keyboard.
Three words….WE NEED YOU! Hopefully you know that this project on Indiegogo will work as an all or nothing funding platform. This means that if we do not completely reach our full funding goal we get nothing. You are the key that unlocks The Woodshop to the world. Without your help everything we have been working on will have simply gone to waste.
Once again….WE NEED YOU! It would be so helpful if you could simply like and share our Facebook page, follow and tweet at us, send texts and emails to your friends, and anything else you can do to help us get the word out.
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The money raised from this project will go towards producing the first Woodshop keyboard. This means that we will be paying for the raw materials, first production run of keyboards, shipping, and packaging.
If you have read this far then hopefully this means you actually want our keyboard, and you need to help us make sure that we fully reach our goal so you can get the keyboards as soon as possible. The good news is over the past few months we have developed great relationships with our manufacturers and we are confident that we can have all the orders fulfilled within 50 days after the campaign has concluded. If for some reason there is any delay in the production you will be notified immediately.
I want to take a moment to recognize the people that helped make this film possible. We filmed the video in Raleigh, NC. Zach Smith was the head videographer, produce, and film editor. Special thanks to Carson Tickle and Hunter Davis who were there every step of the way throughout the process of filming and editing.
Ultimately, you are the reason The Woodshop is striving towards becoming a reality, and we consider you part of the family. We hope you continue to grow with us into the future. Whether it is $1 or $3000, every little bit helps and we would love it if you could spare a few bucks to help us chase our dream. Nothing could be accomplished without you, and for that we thank you.
-Chase//Founder & CEO
Risks and challenges
Of course the primary challenge when creating and mass ordering a new product of this sophistication is the manufacturing. However, we have found a credible, established, and certified group of suppliers to produce our keyboard. All aspects of production have been set in stone and are ready to be mass produced....we just need the funds!
We communicate with our suppliers first-hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Also, all of our quality control tests are done in-house so we know each and every keyboard is of the highest quality.
Like every project, it is challenging to pinpoint an exact date and timeline for when the watches will arrive on your doorstep. This is where our great relationships with our suppliers come in to play! We are confident that we can finish all orders within 50 days after the campaign has concluded. If for some reason there is any sort of delay in the production process you all will be the first to know.
Hopefully you can tell we have spent loads of time to make sure that everything will run smoothly after the project has ended (if our project is successful of course). Once again thanks for stopping by our page and spread the word!!!