Friday, February 5, 2016

SAFE Wallet 6 Plus on iOS Today!!!



SAFE Wallet 6 Plus
Spotted in the Wild

iOS Today at TWiT Cottage

We recently visited our friends on iOS Today at TWiT Cottage. The show was great, and they took a look at the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus in their roundup of the best Christmas gifts for iPhone users!!!

Check out the full video on their site below.


Notice Megan is rocking a Polar White SAFE Wallet 6 Plus on her Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus!!! Very cool, feminine look!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

SAFE Wallet 6 Plus Customer Submitted Photos



SAFE Wallet 6 Plus
Real World Use Case

Customer Submitted Photos


We love to see how customers incorporate the SAFE Wallet into their workflows!

We had the pleasure of speaking with a local customer in San Francisco who is super excited to share how he uses the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus in his everyday workflow!

This customer regularly uses a specific size of MOO brand business cards for his business. He shared with us how he uses the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus as a fashion-forward business card display, and makes a fun and engaging way to get his information out there!



His business card display becomes a game of sorts, full of conversation starters!

How will you use the SAFE Wallet in your workflow? What will you keep SAFE?

Let us know! Send your testimony and/or photos of your workflow to Help@BulletTrain.com!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Evolution Of The Desktop


Evolution Of The Desktop
1984-2014

I have been obsessed with studying peoples desktops for more than thirty years, and I love the animation below that shows the evolution of the desktop of the past 30 years. At BulletTrain, we are preparing to unveil some amazing new desktop accessories which I am certain you will love!!!!




1984 Desktop






2014 Desktop



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SAFE Wallet 6 Advance Ship Notice


SAFE Wallet 6
First Production

Advance Ship Notice


Development Update — SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 

Read More: Development Updates for SAFE Wallet 6
 


Greetings, BulletTrainers!

It's been a long time in the making, and the SAFE Wallet 6 will soon be shipping out to the first pre-order recipients! 

February 5, 2016 - 8:29 AM


We received an update from U.S. Customs this morning that the filing for the First Production cargo has passed first inspection!

The cargo itself is awaiting inspection, which I'm told should take place as early as today or as late as Tuesday.

I'll be personally checking in with our freight handlers very frequently, and can't wait to share the big news that cargo is inbound to the warehouse :-)

Shouldn't be much longer now! Thanks for your patience, everyone!

-Alex (BulletTrain)




February 2, 2016

The Advance Ship Notice email has been distributed, confirming incoming SAFE Wallet 6 pre-order information. 

Please contact BulletTrain with any questions or concerns!


The first production has completed air freight, and has been received for processing at U.S. Customs at LAX. 

In the next few days, we anticipate a meaningful update from U.S. Customs.

We will be checking in on this page as close to daily as possible, and even more than once a day to keep you aware of the latest!


Please feel free to bookmark this page in your web browser. 


It won't be long before we'll be celebrating the new SAFE Wallet 6 for iPhone 6 and 6s!



Monday, February 1, 2016

SAFE Wallet 6 Plus - Steep Angle



SAFE Wallet 6 Plus
Pro Tips

Steep Angle Magic Stand


Every model of the SAFE Wallet has a built-in Magic Stand to give the iPhone a leg to stand on in both Portrait and Landscape orientations. Pictured below, we see the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus standing up in portrait.




The SAFE Wallet 6 Plus however, has a special PLUS superpower!

The SAFE Wallet 6 Plus can achieve an extra steep viewing angle in landscape orientation by propping the Secret Stash Door open.



The photo above shows the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus in Ruby Red with the Secret Stash Door propping the Magic Stand to a reliable steep viewing angle!

This can give you the perfect viewing angle for watching out-of-this-world video with ease!





Let us know how you use the SAFE Wallet!




Wednesday, January 27, 2016

SAFE Wallet 6 Update — Air Freight and U.S. Customs



SAFE Wallet 6
Production Update

Air Freight and U.S. Customs


Development Update — SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 

Read More: Development Updates for SAFE Wallet 6
 


Greetings, BulletTrainers!


We are pleased to report the First Production of the SAFE Wallet 6 is currently in transit!
The production cargo should be checked in at LAX soon, and entered into the U.S. Customs pipeline by this weekend. Before long, your iPhone 6/6s will be fitted with the newest SAFE Wallet! Remaining Schedule The largest variable in the remaining schedule is U.S. Customs. Customs inspection and clearance can take between 3 and 10 days, although we've historically observed around 3-5 business days. We anticipate clearance from U.S. Customs sometime between February 2 and February 9. About 2-3 days later, the cargo should be completely checked into our warehouse in Southern California, and shipment of pre-orders will commence. With the current schedule, SAFE Wallet 6 delivery should begin between February 10 and February 17. Want to follow updates on SAFE Wallet 6 fulfillment more closely? You are in luck! We'll be providing frequent (near-daily) updates here on the BulletBlog to keep everyone in the loop. Advance Ship Notice This email will reach all reward and pre-order recipients in the next 24 or so hours. In the email, we’ll confirm your reserved SAFE Wallet color(s), delivery address and delivery method. We’ll also link everyone to a dedicated BulletBlog page for delivery updates. Thanks again for your support, everyone! Stay tuned for more information on first production delivery, coming your way soon! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call, email, or comment/message on Kickstarter. Thanks everyone! -Alex Davie (415) 440-1400 Help@BulletTrain.com

Thursday, January 14, 2016

SAFE Wallet 6 Update — The Path Ahead


SAFE Wallet 6
Development Update

Production Schedule


Development Update — SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 

Read More: Development Updates for SAFE Wallet 6
 


Greetings, BulletTrainers!


We are pleased to report SAFE Wallet 6 First Production is moving along smoothly!


Injection molded SAFE Wallet components are being painted at the time this update is being written. We should see the first SAFE Wallet 6 units assembled this week. 
Here is the anticipated schedule from freight to fulfillment:
  • January 21: Air Freight to Los Angeles, California
  • January 22: Freight Arrives @ LAX
  • January 25: U.S. Customs inspection begins (typically 3-5 days)
  • January 28 - February 1: U.S. Customs Clearance
  • February 2 (possibly sooner): Conveyance to warehouse
  • February 3: Dispatch to customers
  • February 5 - 10: U.S. pre-orders delivered
  • February 15 - 29: International pre-orders delivered
Now more than ever, we truly are in the home stretch! The SAFE Wallet 6 is going to be a great wallet replacement, and we can’t wait for you to incorporate it into your workflow.

SAFE Pen Available for Pre-Order

This week, we made the SAFE Pen 6 (and 6 Plus) available for pre-order on BulletTrain.com.
Why order another SAFE Pen, you ask?
Each SAFE Wallet 6 comes with a matching SAFE Pen.
If your SAFE Pen is ever lost, you can easily order a replacement. That being said, it’s worth noting we have had 0 SAFE Pens lost among our test users.
Tip: You can optionally order a SAFE Pen in a different color from your SAFE Wallet to make it ultra-visible! We’ve had customers share how they want to pair a Stealth Black SAFE Pen in a Polar White SAFE Wallet, or a Ruby Red SAFE Pen in a Stealth Black SAFE Wallet.
The choice is yours :-)
When will SAFE Pens ship?
We anticipate the first production SAFE Pens to ship alongside the SAFE Wallet 6 according to the schedule above.
If you order a SAFE Pen on BulletTrain.com, please contact us so we can explore combining the shipment manifests. Successfully combining shipments may reduce shipping rates compared to shipping a SAFE Pen by itself.
You can find SAFE Pen Pre-Orders on the SAFE Wallet 6 Pre-Order page on BulletTrain.com.


Other News

We are working on 2 new products which we plan to launch on Kickstarter very soon! Stay tuned for the next big announcements from BulletTrain in the next month!
Thanks again for your support on this campaign, everyone. Your patience will soon pay off in a big way! 
-Alex (Director of Operations, BulletTrain)
(415) 440-1400
Help@BulletTrain.com

SAFE Pen 6 and SAFE Pen 6 Plus — Pre-Order Announcement



SAFE Pen 6 and 6 Plus
First Production

Pre-Order Update


We have BIG news!!! SAFE Pens for SAFE Wallet 6 and 6 Plus are in first production, and pre-orders are open on BulletTrain.com! 





SAFE Pen 6 Plus, rendered in Stealth Black, Ruby Red, Polar White, and BulletTrain Blue (left to right)



SAFE Pen 6, rendered in Stealth Black, Ruby Red, Polar White, and BulletTrain Blue (left to right)


When is SAFE Pen shipping?


The first SAFE Pens are expected to make it through U.S. Customs in late January.


We anticipate delivery to customers early in February 2016.




Wait, I thought SAFE Pen was included with my SAFE Wallet?


SAFE Wallet 6 First Production (shipping early February 2016) includes 1 matching SAFE Pen 6.

SAFE Wallet 6 Plus First Production (started shipping late September 2015) does not include SAFE Pen 6 Plus.


When we first launched the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus on Kickstarter back in December 2014, we announced the SAFE Pen for SAFE Wallet 6 Plus as an optional feature to become available in the future.


It seems some customers have overlooked our notices on the pre-order and checkout pages that the SAFE Pen is not included. 


Great news though! First Production SAFE Wallet 6 Plus customers can now reserve their very own SAFE Pen 6 Plus!




Questions? Contact us!

Let us know if we can do anything to help. You can reach us by email at Help@BulletTrain.com or by phone at (415) 440-1400.

-Alex (BulletTrain)

Monday, January 4, 2016

SAFE Wallet 6 Update – First Production Under Way!

SAFE Wallet 6
Development Update
First Production Status


Development Update — SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 

Read More: Development Updates for SAFE Wallet 6
 


Happy New Year, BulletTrainers!

We have great news, first production for the SAFE Wallet 6 is officially under way!
Our assembly and quality control processes have been completely overhauled to address the fit-related challenges mentioned in the last update. We're on track for some truly awesome SAFE Wallets!
The SAFE Pen is coming along nicely as well! Our last modifications are nearly complete, and we are anticipating our latest First Article early this week. After that, the SAFE Pen will enter production alongside the SAFE Wallet 6! 
We are very pleased to be so close to shipping the first SAFE Wallet complete with the SAFE Pen! While the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus is being paired with its SAFE Pen very soon, we are pleased to share an exciting “first” with the backers of this campaign :-)

Current Production Estimates

The milestones below are our latest estimates, reliant on many factors—some of which are under our control, and some of which are not under our control.
  • December 31: First Production Injection Molding (Done!)
  • January 4: Paint Applications
  • January 7: QA for Injection Molded Components
  • January 9: Assembly
  • January 12: QA for Assembled SAFE Wallet 6 and SAFE Pen 6
  • January 15: Packaging
  • January 18: Palletizing
  • January 19: Transit from Factory to Freight Handler
  • January 21: Air Freight to Los Angeles, California
U.S. Customs shouldn’t have much cause to slow things down, so we still anticipate the freight to reach our warehouse around the end of January.
With our recent first production dispatch for the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus, our warehouse did an AMAZING job processing EVERY pre-order to ship the next business day!


What Next?

We plan to share another update this weekend with the progress of production. The next weekend, we will be preparing an Advance Ship Notice email to help you keep track of your incoming SAFE Wallet(s).
The email will connect you to a live-updating page we will soon share on the BulletBlog to share shipment updates. We will receive brief, irregular updates once the cargo enters U.S. Customs, and will rapidly be sharing this on the BulletBlog to help project delivery accurately.

Thanks again for your patience, which we are very confident is about to pay off!!! We can't wait to cross the finish line and deliver the first production! 
-Alex (Director of Operations, BulletTrain)
(415) 440-1400
Help@BulletTrain.com

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SAFE Wallet 6 Update — Mid-December Status Report

SAFE Wallet 6
Development Update
Mid-December Status Report


Development Update — SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 

Read More: Development Updates for SAFE Wallet 6
 


Seasons Greetings, BulletTrainers!


We are scheduled to begin production on the SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6/6s this week! 
We fell a little further behind as we ran into two design/fit issues in our T4 production samples of the SAFE Wallet 6 and SAFE Pen 6. The fact is there were two details in the last prototype we did not feel comfortable with. The last thing we wanted to do was to create any further delays, but we felt we had no choice, as we have an ABSOLUTE commitment to excellence.
Somebody once said, "If you're not embarrassed when you ship your first version, you waited too long". While we understand the logic behind this philosophy, we don’t subscribe to this school of thought. We are only willing to ship you a product that we also use, love and can depend upon. In other words, we believe “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, and we refuse to ship a product that is not 100% as it was designed to be.
So the not so great news is we all have wait a little longer than we were expecting. The great news is we have resolved the two issues, and are scheduled to begin production this week. Also, you will be receiving an amazing SAFE Wallet that fits and works perfectly with your iPhone 6/6S!

What’s Next?

We will share a new update and email all pre-order customers to notify once production is under way. We currently anticipate this notice to be sent this coming weekend.
The entire production cycle should take about 12-14 days. After production, we will be looking at about 2-3 days for air freight and processing, followed by 4-7 business days for US Customs and conveyance to our warehouse. 
This means when we announce first production is underway, we should be about 3 weeks away from the SAFE Wallet 6 arriving in your mailbox!


Can I Change My Address or My SAFE Wallet Color?

If you have a change of address, don’t worry! Send us an email to Help@BulletTrain.com and we will assist any way we can!
Please ensure all color change requests and address updates are submitted to BulletTrain no later than January 5, 2016.
BulletTrain Phone Support: (415) 440-1400 [Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM Pacific]
BulletTrain Email Support: Help@BulletTrain.com
Just in case we miss your call for any reason, please leave a voicemail with your contact information. This helps ensure we can return your call in a prompt manner and resolve any questions you may have.


Wrapping Up For Now

We can’t wait to deliver the first production of the SAFE Wallet 6, and to bring our customer-acclaimed design to the iPhone 6 and 6s! Thank for your patience and support thus far. The finish line is not far off now!
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish each of you a SAFE, healthy and happy holiday season!


Thanks again for your patience and support. Feel free to contact us with questions and/or concerns! 
-Alex (Director of Operations, BulletTrain)

Monday, November 30, 2015

SAFE Wallet 6 Update — Preparing for Production



SAFE Wallet 6
Development Update

Preparing for Production


Development Update — SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 

Read More: Development Updates for SAFE Wallet 6
 


Greetings, BulletTrainers!


Alex here, with a quick update this time around.

Paint Specification Revision

There was a small challenge with the paint specifications for the SAFE Wallet 6 door, so this requires a small revision in the factory spec. Total impact on production should only be 1-2 days.

SAFE Pens Inbound

The first batch of SAFE Pen cores has been shipped to our manufacturing house. The production pen cores are performing very well in our testing, but have a slightly different physical tolerance. This requires one very small revision in the SAFE Pen tooling to accommodate for this.

Last Call for Order Changes

We are finalizing preparation for the first production, which means if you have moved recently, the window to update your address or change the color on your order will be closing soon.

Email us with any order related concerns at Help@BulletTrain.com.

Production Schedule

We have to sample the above changes in San Francisco, which we expect near the end of this week.
The updated milestones below are our latest estimates, reliant on factors which are and which are not under our control.
  • December 2: Updated First Article receipt in San Francisco
  • December 3-4: Approval, and Sign-off on SAFE Wallet 6 First Production
  • December 5-9: First Production Injection Molding
  • December 10-12: First Production Paint Application and Assembly
  • December 13-15: QA and Packaging
  • December 16-17: First Production Air Freight to LAX
  • December 18-22: US Customs @ LAX
  • December 23: Receipt @ Warehouse
  • December 28 (next business day after holiday weekend): Shipment to customers
We are getting very close to production, and are very excited to get the finished product into your hands and onto your iPhone 6 or 6s!
If you have any questions, please contact us at Help@BulletTrain.com or by phone.
Thanks again for your patience and support, everyone!

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