When the 9.7" iPad Pro came out, we were very curious to see if the Magic Pencil Holder would work as it did with the 12.9" model. The design for the 12.9" iPad Pro didnot work properly with the 9.7" model, so we set out to try to design a hybrid model which would reliably with BOTH iPad Pro models.
After much experimentation, we are excited to share we've successfully figured out how to make a slightly updated Magic Pencil Holder that will work perfectly with both iPad Pro Models!!!
In the photos below, we've attached the latest pre-production prototype of the 9.7" iPad Pro for demonstrative purposes.
We're very excited to produce the best Magic Pencil Holder possible!
For clarity, the Magic Pencil Holder will be 100% compatible with:
12.9" iPad Pro
9.7" iPad Pro
Smart Keyboard Cover for 12.9" iPad Pro
Smart Keyboard Cover for 9.7" iPad Pro
Updates to Production Schedule
Our initial plan was to have tool modifications complete in June so we could begin first production. The modifications have taken a bit longer than expected to complete, but the good news is, we are not far from beginning the first production of the Magic Pencil Holder!
Our current projections:
Tool Modifications Complete - Mid July 2016
Production Sampling - Late July 2016
First Production, Fulfillment - August 2016
We realize it can be frustrating to have a wait a little longer, but we know it will be 100% worth the wait for a flawless product for both iPad Pros! We plan to issue another Update to backers around the middle of July.
Please feel free to contact us with questions or concerns in the comments, or to reach out to us by email at Help@BulletTrain.com.
I love checking out vintage Apple ads, like the one below for the Apple Lisa, which as the precursor for the Apple Macintosh. It is funny, because at the time of this ad, Apple was comparing itself to Maserati. Ironically today, Apple as a company completely blows Maserati away. In other words, today, Apple would NEVER compare themselves to Maserati.
2016 Tesla Model S Ad
Think Of It As The iPhone of Cars
In another ironic twist of fate, today people say the Tesla Model S is the iPhone or cars, or it is like an iPhone with four wheels. What a difference several decades make!!!
The Return of the BulletTrain eXpress! Apple Keyboard and Trackpad Perfected!!!
3rd Generation eXpress Now Available for Pre-Order on IndieGogo!
At BulletTrain, we specialize in designing accessories that make already great Apple products PERFECT!
The BulletTrain eXpress is the ultimate ergonomic keyboard solution! At last, the trackpad is given a home in front of the keyboard—just like it should be! If you've used any MacBook or Laptop this millennium, this is obviously where the trackpad belongs!!!
The 3rd Generation BulletTrain eXpress makes operating your Mac an ergonomic dream! eXpress yourself with your choice of colors seen above!
You can pre-order your own BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform on our Indiegogo campaign. Contributors to this campaign will get EXCLUSIVE discounts on the eXpress!
Update as of August 20, 2016: We are contemplating moving production to the United States on this product. The ETA for Pre-Orders Shipments has been moved to the end of September 2016. We sincerely apologize for the slight delay, but want to make certain the product is perfect in every way.
We are putting the finishing touches on our launch campaign for the all-new BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform, which we plan to launch on Indigogo.com at the end of this month. If you are not on our newsletter list, be certain to sign-up on BulletTrain.com [at the bottom of any page], so you will be the first to learn all the fascinating details. Below is a photo of the all-new eXpress, and it is amazing!!!!
We are preparing for the launch of the all-new BulletTrain Keyboard Platform for Mac OS X and iOS. Pictured below you see the new eXpress with the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard.
The new eXpress is pictured above with the matching Ruby Red Magic Pencil Holder for iPad Pro, along with the Ruby Red BulletTrain SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 Plus. The SAFE Wallet is standing up in landscape watching video...
In the photo above we see the all-new Stealth Black BulletTrain eXpress 2 Keyboard Platform shown with the matching black Magic Pencil Holder for Apple Pencil and iPad Pro, along with a matching Stealth Black BulletTrain SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6 Plus. In the image below we see an all Arctic White ensemble, which includes the Arctic White BulletTrain eXpress 2 Keyboard Platform, with the matching Arctic White Magic Pencil Holder, coupled with the matching Arctic White SAFE Wallet for iPhone 6/6s.
All of these products will be available in the timeless BulletTrain colors of Ruby Red, Arctic White, BulletTrain Blue and Stealth Black, so you can mix and match them to create your own color vibe. You can Mix-and-Match, or make them all Matchy-Matchy...
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!
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!!!!
You can see the original video this animated GIF came from by visiting BestReviews.com.
One of our chief principles at BulletTrain is the pursuit of "Friction-Free Computing". At it's core, this is about having the easiest possible access to the most TOOLS for your workflow.
The SAFE Wallet 6 Plus provides TONS of utility in this regard, and one customer recently shared some photos of his remarkable everyday carry in his SAFE Wallet!
From customer Eric, who submitted these photos:
"Here are a few quick pictures of my SAFE Wallet Toolbox. Stored inside are two eyeglass screwdrivers, a toothpick, tweezers, nail file, mini-pen, scissors, and a micro-USB to Lightning adaptor so I can use any charger on the fly! Thank you for a well designed versatile product!"
These handy micro-tools are not a BulletTrain product, but they perfectly fit into the skinny Secret Stash compartments inside the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus!
What will you keep SAFE in your SAFE Wallet? We welcome any other photo submissions to be sent in to Help@BulletTrain.com!
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