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!
Greetings BulletTrainers! We wanted to share some fantastic news about Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus! While it wasn't an advertised feature in Apple's keynote, the YouTube videos below demonstrates some EXTREME water-resistance in the new iPhones! In the video below, you see the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus immersed in water for a very extended duration of time. Both devices were immersed for over an hour before they started to show any signs of water damage!
This is awesome news for BulletTrain customers who are using the new SAFE Wallet 6 Plus. The only really objection we received in the past was that the SAFE Wallet did not offer waterproof protection for the iPhone, but now that is no longer an issue as the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are extremely water resistant. What does this mean? It means people who live or work in wet environments can now use the SAFE Wallet without worry!!!
Boiling Water TEST!!?!
OK. This is absolutely crazy, but this other dude boils his iPhone 6s in water for a long time, and it keeps working!!!
Deep Water TEST!!?!
In this video they do drop testing that compares the S versions of the 6 and 6 Plus to the standard versions.
Today, Apple announced a brand new Magic Keyboard, along with an all-new Magic Trackpad 2, and immediately customers began asking if the new devices would work with the existing BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform?
Unfortunately they do NOT work with the current BulletTrain eXpress, but we are hard at work on developing an all-new BulletTrain eXpress that will work with the new Apple Keyboard and Trackpad. Why won't the new Apple Magic Keyboard and Trackpad 2 with with the current BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform? Because Apple significantly changed the size and profiles of them, as seen in the photos below.
With the new keyboard and trackpad, Apple replaced the AA batteries by adding an internal rechargeable battery that uses lightning to charge.
You can see the Apple Lightning adapter slot on the trackpad above, as well as on the keyboard pictured below. Also on the far left side, we see simple on/off power switches.
At BulletTrain we are hard at work on designing an all-new BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform to work with the new Apple Accessories. It may seem easy to build a new eXpress, but the all new Apple accessories create new design and engineering challenges, which we are certain we will overcome!!!
We have production models of the new Apple Keyboard and Trackpad in house, and we have been experimenting like crazy with them already. The Design Criteria for the The new eXpress is as follows:
Maintain the super-streamlined look and feel of the original eXpress.
Maintain the eXpress name. We are thinking about calling it the "BulletTrain eXpress²Keyboard Platform."
The new eXpress² must offer easy access to Apple Lightning adapters for easy charging. In other words, you will NOT have to remove the keyboard or trackpad in order to charge them. Also, if you plan to use the BulletTrain eXpress²Keyboard Platform for a Mission Critical application, you would be able to optionally use it with Lightning cables plugged in all the time, so it would always be charged.
The new eXpress² must offer easy access to the on/off switches on both the keyboard and trackpad, without having to remove them.
Design the new eXpress² so the keyboard and trackpad are easy to install and remove, but remain security in place will using or transporting.
Make the new eXpress² lap friendly, and easy to hold with one hand if using for a keynote.
As soon as we have more information, we will put up a new post on the BulletBlog!
Many customers have reached out to us by phone and by email asking to be notified by email when the new eXpress is available to order.
The best way to ensure you receive email notifications from BulletTrain is to sign up for our FastTrack Newsletter Email. We only send out emails to subscribers when we have BIG news about a new BulletTrain product :-)
Thanks everyone, we look forward to sharing more on the new BulletTrain eXpress in the very near future!
In our published videos for the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus, we shared an AMAZING feature to complement the Secret Stash compartment on the Wallet Door. We call it SAFE Stick, and it's our Micro Suction solution! This fascinating adhesive-free bonding technology has two components: 1) Adhesive bonding surface. This side of SAFE Stick pads will stick to a stationary surface. For the Secret Stash, this side of the pads (2) will be placed on the Wallet Door, inside of the Secret Stash (1), and on the inside-facing surface of the Secret Door (1). 2) Micro Suction bonding surface. The opposite side of SAFE Stick is made up of thousands and thousands of microscopic pores, which act as miniature suction cups when compressed against many flat objects. This side of the pads will affix small objects into the Secret Stash. SAFE Stick works best on flat, non-porous surfaces, like plastic and metal.
Where's The SAFE Stick?
We wanted to include SAFE Stick with every SAFE Wallet 6 Plus in the First Production!
However, it's taken longer than expected for our specifications for our SAFE Stick pads to be tooled and manufactured for us.
Since the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus is completely functional without SAFE Stick, we decided to ship the first production units SAFE Stick, and to make it available to customers upon request.
The decision to ship the SAFE Wallet 6 PluswithoutSAFE Stick wasn't taken lightly, but we didn't want to have to delay shipment of the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus! Not only that, our discussion ofSAFE Stick with customers appealed to some, but many didn't like the idea of something coming pre-attached to theirSAFE Wallet! SAFE Stick might not be for everybody, but for those who want to make sure they can use this feature, read on!
How Do I Get SAFE Stick for MY SAFE Wallet?
We will be providing FREE SAFE Stick Kits to all First Production SAFE Wallet 6 Plus customers who opt-in using the following easy-to-use form.
SAFE Stick Kits are currently being fulfilled individually, and will be kitted into a future production of the SAFE Wallet 6 Plus.
Before the unveiling of the new iPhones, many speculated that the thickness of the devices would be much thicker to prevent future "bend-gate" related fiascos in Apple Stores around the world. Now that the new devices are official, Apple has published the full specifications, which can be found below.
New iPhone 6s compared to iPhone 6 (2014)
0.2 mm thicker (6.9 mm to 7.1 mm) 2.89% increase
0.2 mm taller (138.1 mm to 138.3 mm) 0.14% increase
0.1 mm wider (67.0 mm to 67.1 mm)0.15% increase
New iPhone 6s Plus compared to iPhone 6 Plus (2014)
0.2 mm thicker (7.1 mm to 7.3 mm)2.81% increase
0.1 mm taller (158.1 mm to 158.2 mm)0.06% increase
0.1 mm wider (77.8 mm to 77.9 mm)0.13% increase
What does this mean for the SAFE Wallet?
We believe there is an extremely high probability the SAFE Wallet 6 and 6 Plus will fit the respective "S-model" iPhones with no modification to the tools! Like most of you, we haven't had the chance to handle the new iPhones ourselves. That being said, we are confident most cases on the market should fit without concern. While the polycarbonate we injection mold with is extremely hard and durable, the material has a slight ability to "flex" as needed. The maximum increase in any dimension is 0.2 mm, which is 1/5 of a Millimeter overall, or 1/10 of a Millimeter per side. This adds less thickness per side than a sheet of paper wrapped around each side of the iPhone. Our best estimate suggests this should NOT interfere with functionality! This means (until further notice), the SAFE Wallet 6 should fit the iPhone 6s, and the SAFE Wallet 6 Plusshould fit the iPhone 6s Plus!!! Thanks everyone, see you on the Fast Track! -Alex (BulletTrain)
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