A quick update for those eagerly awaiting their pre-ordered Leverage i5 case. we’re very excited, our first shipment is airborne from China and expected to land on US soil sometime tomorrow. The shipment still needs to clear customs which my take anywhere from one hour to one week depending on how backed up they are (sorry guys customs is out of our control). We’ll be shipping out cases as soon as we receive the shipment from customs.
Unfortunately the tooling for the Credit Card Backplate is going through a few more tweaks before units are production ready and China is on vacation, as of today, celebrating Chinese New Year for the next couple of weeks. As soon as everyone is back from holiday we will continue with the Credit Card Backplate and get it out to all our pre-order customers as soon as possible. We’ll have more detailed delivery date information for you guys as soon as it becomes available to us. Fret not, all the pre-orders will ship with a normal flat backplate to keep your iPhones cozy until the Credit Card Backplate arrives.
Pre-orders for the Leverage i5 will be shipping through the first and second week of February. Credit card holder backplates will be arriving a few weeks later.
Final approval has been given to the factory line, and production for the Leverage i5 is currently in full swing. Packaging is being produced in parallel and looks to be on pace. Once the finished units arrive at our office, we will give them a quick examination before they get packed and shipped out to customers.
Unfortunately the tooling for the credit card holder backplate is going through a few more tweaks before units are production ready.
Available through Kickstarter!
Many of you have emailed requesting credit card holder backplates for the iPhone 4/4S version of the Leverage, so we set up a Kickstarter project! As soon as we meet the funding goal, we will start creating the injection molds right away. Kickstarter is being used to help us determine the interest in iPhone 4/4S products so please help us spread the word. http://kck.st/TjXNwP
Limited Edition Rose Gold
As part of the Kickstarter project, we are offering a special rose gold edition of the Leverage. Only 500 will be available for the iPhone 4/4S, and will not be sold outside of this Kickstarter campaign.
Tooling has started on our Leverage for the iPhone 5, and we’ve put up a pre-order page with a special offer on it.
Our slim, minimalist case now has the option to add utility backplates. Our first one is a credit card holder. Just swap out the normal flat backplate for the card holder backplate to carry up to 3 credit cards with your iPhone 5.
And in video form:
We are trying a new pre-order page that only charges your credit card when your order is about to be shipped (late January). This option took us a little longer than anticipated to develop. Apologies for the delay.
If you’re interested in our product development process, we’ve got some posts a little further down, or just check out the Behind the Scenes posts.