As all of the people that follow us on Instagram and Twitter know, we post prototypes fairly often. We do this so we can get feedback from your guys to guide us into creating useful, new cases. We don't want to suffocate ourselves in redundant designs.
Why doesn't every cool prototype get turned into a product, right away? It's time consuming to release a new product and just because some folks like it, maybe there is something we can tweak to allow for even more people to enjoy it. The current folio style that we are working on (seen here, here, and here) has gone through a lot of different variations. From depth differences to size differences. From capacity to pocket layout. There are a lot of variables when putting together a new case. The larger the case the more difficult it becomes becuase we have to take a greater number of elements into consideration. This task is complicated by our mission for high functionality and build quality.
The Fodderstack came quick. We decided one day that we were interested in making note cards and I sat down and finalized the design in one day. It was done and, in my humble opinion, perfect. It held what we wanted and in a compact and elegant way.
With the folio we want to offer something totally different but with the same Nock usability. You guys are ready for something that holds an A5 notebook, a tablet, a small car. We want to give you that but if we take our time, and get your opinions often, we can come up with the best of all three and make it a product that lasts.
With each iteration of the hand-cut prototypes we get closer to a finished product. Each version needs to be tested for a while to make sure we know what we like and don't like. They need to be shipped around to our friends that test our products.
Someday these prototypes will all come together in one great, new product. One that will last and one that will hold just what you need. After we get to that point we will surely tempt you with a new prototype and keep the cycle going.
Brad and I want to thank you for your support and comments. We have received emails with people giving us suggestions on new products and we love that. Keep sending them. I read them all. Without you guys we wouldn't be here a year after our Kickstarter concluded.