By: Alicia Frye
GROWit prints magical, masterful, pure-awesomeful things every day. In this particular blog series, we highlight some of our Kickstarter customers: the leading innovators of consumer products. Today’s highlighted success? Simply Amplified.
Simply Amplified is a GROWit subsidiary (so you know it’s a great company). Simply Amplified Symphony Shells are custom 3D printed smartphone amplifiers – available on Simply Amplified’s website. The team brought this project to Kickstarter to raise funds to develop fully recyclable, ecofriendly material to make greener products at a more affordable price point.
The best way to learn about this Symphony Shells Kickstarter campaign is to check out the project page itself.
Even if this project isn’t fully funded via Kickstarter, there’s still some awesome news – you can still get Symphony Shells made in their original material on www.simplyamplified.com for all iPhone 4/4s/5 models.
As of today, this project is 61% backed and we still have a few days to go –we’ve almost made our goal! We’d really love your support in making this materials project happen – both for you and your wallet.
Regardless of the outcome, still be sure and see all Simply Amplified amplifier designs!
3D Printing and Kickstarter Series :: LUNATIK
By: Alicia Frye
GROWit prints magical, masterful, pure-awesomeful things every day. In this particular blog series, we highlight some of our Kickstarter customers: the leading innovators of consumer products. Today’s highlighted success? LUNATIK.
MINIMAL design is a true star in successful vision-to-launch with LUNATIK products. LUNATIK’s disruptive nature and transformational design to impact everyday life look to be just too irresistible for crowdfunding cruisers to pass up. One might even say their award-winning founder Scott Wilson is Jeopardy!’s Ken Jennings of the Kickstarter world with his 3 for 3 record [LUNATIK TAKTIK :: LUNATIK Touch Pen :: TikTok+LunaTik]. TAKTIK came out with a not-too-shabby $680,568 raised in 30 days, funded by over 450% of their goal.
TAKTIK :: Premium Protection System for the iPhone
TAKTIK is one revolutionary iPhone case that made its way on Kickstarter and, in my humble iPhone-using opinion, is truly the case of all cases. It’s resilient structure and functional design was no mistake.
“By obsessing over all the details that others neglect like fit, finish, feel, display integrity, robustness and aesthetics, we are raising the bar again,” shares LUNATIK creator Scott Wilson.
The TAKTIK brings its hardcore game in all of its rugged glory and looks good doing it. From water to concrete, baby can practically withstand any encounter (not that it’s actually encouraged for one to seek out such encounters…). This case can more than handle the beatings that are inevitable for iPhone users.
TAKTIK has some stunning features:
- Shockproof Suspension System 9mm Impact Truss + Ballastik Bezel
- Upgradable High Sensitivity Gorilla Glass Lens Protection
- Acoustic water + dust resistant mic/speaker covers
- Photo/Flash friendly camera opening
- 3.5 HSJ cover made from anodized aircraft grade aluminum
- 30-pin plug allows quick access for charging
- Silence switch
- iPhone antenna friendly metal case
- Tested using military specification standards
- Available starting at $99.95
TAKTIK for iPhone4/4s is currently available at LUNATIK (https://www.lunatik.com/products/taktik) and TAKTIK for iPhone 5 will be available for pre-order in January. LUNATIK will also unveil a larger series of protective cases in the new year.
LUNATIK was able to use GROWit’s 3D printing technology facility to take TAKTIK from the computer screen to the physical hand. Material simulations, form-to-fit testing, and product representation in early development stages are staples in rapid prototyping and product development.
Iterations of products like this give designers a physical product to use and represent on platforms like Kickstarter. For a small amount of money and time, designers save across the board when using a service bureau for creating new consumer products.
Be sure and check all of LUNATIK Kickstarter success products, which all underwent 3D printing R&D-to-production process under the GROWit HQ roof:
Can’t wait to see what’s to come in future LUNATIK Kickstarter campaigns.