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Old 11-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BEARTek Bluetooth Gloves GROUP BUY!!!
BEARTek: Bluetooth Control Gloves For Your Smartphone. by Willie Blount — Kickstarter
BEARTek Gloves

Hey Riders,
I'm putting together a group buy for BEARTek Bluetooth motorcycle gloves. The buy includes the gloves and the Bluetooth module they operate with.

Info about BEARTek Gloves:
BEARTek gloves are professionally designed gloves which enable control over your iPhone or Android phone while it remains in your pocket. Music, voice command, and phone controls are made possible by touching a thumb to an appropriate finger.

The design lends itself to keeping gloves at a reasonable cost and enabling the user to enjoy the electronic technology across many activities. Currently we've designed winter/ski/snowboarding gloves as well. The Bluetooth electronic module [which is capable of the communication with the smartphone] is portable to a series of different BEARTek gloves.

Features Include:
  • Bluetooth integrated controls allows user to control smartphone while riding
  • 6 Signal Touchpoints
  • Lock/Unlock feature
  • 1 Activation Touchpoint
  • Carbon Fiber Knuckles
  • Pre-Curved Fingers
  • High tensile strength nylon thread stitching used throughout
  • High impact or use areas are all double stitched
  • Water proof zipper

Retail price: $199.98 (total) = $109.99 (gloves) + $89.99 (Bluetooth module) + $10.00 (shipping and handling)

Kickstarter Price: $170 (gloves & Bluetooth module) + international shipping if necessary

Group buy price: $140 (gloves & Bluetooth module) + international shipping if necessary

Group buy price: $80 (just the moto gloves) + international shipping if necessary

How to buy:
1) visit BEARTek: Bluetooth Control Gloves For Your Smartphone. by Willie Blount — Kickstarter
2) Click the green button to the right and back the project for your preferred amount (you have to enter the amount yourself).

Requirements for the Group Buy to work:
Our Kickstarter campaign has to be successful (we're working several angles on that, but need your help). Share these prices and information with your friends and other forums (copy and paste this if necessary). Because you're with SBN or another group, the discount will apply.

At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, a sizing chart and survey will be sent out. In that survey, we will ask for a code. Just enter "BIKERFORUM" and we'll know your reward is a glove and module is the size you've selected. We'll create additional codes for custom gloves if necessary.

If the Kickstarter campaign is unsuccessful (meaning we did not reach our funding goal), no money will be exchanged and no goods will be made or shipped as a result.

Info about Blue Infusion Technologies:
Blue Infusion Technologies is founded in Columbia, MD in 2010 by a rider who wanted to enjoy his music and access to his phone without jailbreaking the phone, mounting it on the bike, buying an expensive helmet-mounted solution, or taking his hand far from the handlebars to control the music.

In the mid 2000's the idea hit me like a pound of bricks - (a ton would have killed me). I wished someone would come up with some solution where the technology was inside the glove. Years later, after some experience with other startups, I went for it. I founded Blue Infusion Technologies and have been researching and developing ever sense. Today, we have a growing company, awards from a series of organizations, and an initial line of products based on a new concept that we're proud of.

Very short description of Kickstarter:
Kickstarter is a website which allows people with ideas to present them to the public. People 'back' the ideas with 'pledges' and the company, if successful, fulfills the pledges with goods. If not successful, no pledges exchanges hands - significantly reducing the risk for project backers.

Kickstarter is the funding platform of choice for us. It prevents us from diluting the company or losing ownership to Venture Capitalists or others who might say "What a great idea! Here's a bunch of money! Give me your company!" It allows a home grown company to build from the ground up.

Can we customize BEARTek gloves?
Yes - Custom orders 25+ can be customized to add a logo, signature, or color (more expensive) to the design.

When will they ship?
We have stated the gloves and modules will ship in April, but the reality is it's likely to be considerably sooner. We like to underpromise just in case.

Can I share this on other forums?
PLEASE do! Our goal is to develop this as our flagship product as we move to market. The more sales we make, the more likely we'll be successful enough to bring some other really cool ideas out.

Will cheaper gloves be made?
Eventually. We have to start somewhere, and higher quality, more expensive gloves seems to make sense. After all, who wants cool technology in crappy gloves?

Can I become a "brand ambassador"?
The opportunities exist, and those who are backing us during this campaign are certainly the first on the list and will have priority to be ambassadors of our product and in turn, benefit financially from sales generated.

Can I buy a pair without the 'group buy'?
Yes, just back the project from for 1 pair of Motorcycle gloves.

How to buy:
1) visit BEARTek: Bluetooth Control Gloves For Your Smartphone. by Willie Blount — Kickstarter
2) Click the green button to the right and back the project for your preferred amount (you have to enter the amount yourself).

Two Sidenotes:
  1. gloves made during this campaign and group buy will all be MADE IN THE USA!
  2. Being successful in our campaign will help us continue to support SBN and probably add some other forums to our list!

Introducing BEARTek Bluetooth Motorcycle Gloves - YouTube

Later prototype winter glove video (operating with various devices)
BEARTek Premarket Prototype - YouTube
What if... just what IF you had the power to control the phone in your pocket with your fingertips? - we're on Kickstarter!
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