Thursday, October 10, 2019

SAFE WALLET for Xr and XS Max In-Stock!


SAFE WALLET Xr & Xs Max 

Now Shipping on BulletTrain.com

All four colors of the SAFE WALLET Xr, and Xs Max are in stock and ready to ship immediately on BulletTrain.com. 

Below is an image of the SAFE WALLET Xr for iPhone Xr



Below is an image of the SAFE WALLET Xs Max for iPhone Xs Max.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Update on SAFE WALLET for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max



Update on SAFE WALLET for

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

We have been getting a ton of emails from people asking us if and when we plan to come out with SAFE WALLET models for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max and they answer is YES!!!!

We are hauling ass on trying to get them to market as soon as possible and we think we are aiming on having them in-stock on BulletTrain.com in Early December 2019. 

Below is a render of our upcoming SAFE WALLET 11 for iPhone 11.



In the photo below we see a 3D printed prototype of our upcoming SAFE WALLET 11 Pro for iPhone 11 Pro. Of course the production models of these will look much better as they will be injection molded and NOT 3D printed :-)


In the photo below we see a 3D printed prototype of our upcoming SAFE WALLET 11 Pro Max for iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Inventory Update on eXpress Keyboard Platform...


Inventory Update on 

eXpress Keyboard Platform


All colors of the BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform are back in-stock on BulletTrain.com!!!


Monday, September 30, 2019

Customer Hacked SAFE WALLET 10 to Fit and Work with iPhone 11 Pro!!!



Desperate People Do Desperate Things

Customer Hacked SAFE WALLET X 

to Fit and Work with iPhone 11 Pro!!!

Many customer have been writing in to ask if we are working on making a SAFE WALLET for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max? We are!!! If all goes as planned we hope to have them in-stock on BulletTrain.com by early December! In the meantime I thought I would share some fascinating photos from a dedicated customer in Australia who couldn't live without a SAFE WALLET so he hacked his SAFE WALLET X to fit and work with his iPhone 11 as we see in the photos below:



Of course, we don't recommend you try this at home as it will void your warranty. There are two issues that stop the iPhone 11 Pro from fitting in the SAFE WALLET for iPhone X: Obviously the camera area is much larger, but also the volume up and down as well as the mute switch and power button were moved down, and according to this customer they still work, but are NOT lined up well.





Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Update on BulletTrain Express Keyboard Platform Inventory



Update on 
BulletTrain Express Keyboard Platform Inventory

& Some Cool Prototypes


We are in production on a new batch of BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platforms and expect to have more of all colors in-stock on or around October 1, 2019.

In the meantime, I thought I would share these photos with you of eXpress Keyboard Platforms with a black custom painted Apple Keyboard and Trackpad. I had Colorware paint the Apple Keyboard and trackpad and here are some photos...Unfortunately, just after I ordered the black keyboard and trackpad Colorware discontinued their service of painting these devices :-)





Monday, August 5, 2019

Microsuction Removed From BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform Second Production Run



Update, October 20, 2019: I have been experimenting like crazy and talking with customers about the removal of Microsuction from the BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform. I have come up with a new solution that will replace the Microsuction. Ironically, the first generation of BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platforms used this 3M product, and it worked perfectly!

Also, you can purchase the Scotch Restickable Mini Tabs very inexpensively at many drug stores, and Amazon sells a pack of 72 for $3.56. We will soon be adding these to all the BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platforms we have in-stock, at which time I will update this article, and likely remove it.




Microsuction Feature Removed From 

BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform

Second Production Run

We just finished the second production run of the BulletTrain eXpress Keyboard Platform and I wanted to share one design characteristic I changed. I made the decision to remove the 8 circular Microsuction discs each eXpress had, and here are the reasons:

1. Many Customers didn’t to use them, or have a need to use them. I learned this from talking to many customers.

2. Many Customers didn’t even realize they were a feature.

3. It was confusing for many customers who were not familiar with how Microsuciton works.

4. Microsuction is great in many products, but with the eXpress Keyboard Platform becasue of the angles it had a tendency to hold too well, making it a challenge to remove the keyboard and trackpad. Often times after removing the keyboard and mouse, the Microsuction would get torn and become useless. This was the issue that most influenced my decision to remove it.

5. As a designer my goal is to design products that are so intuitive and simple they don't require any kind of instructions to use, and that is now the case with the eXpress Keyboard Platform.

The sole purpose of the Microsuction was that if you regularly travel with the express or move it around in a home or office the keyboard and trackpad could not fall out on the floor by mistake. The issue is that when populated with the keyboard and trackpad, an average person would probably assume it was a whole keyboard and if they were to pick it up and turn it upside down by mistake the Microsuction would stop the keyboard and trackpad from falling by accident.

That being said, we have two great Do It Yourself Solutions that work well, are super easy, and invisible for keeping the Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad from falling:


OPTION 1: The first option is to use regular Scotch tape on the bottom of your eXpress to basically tape the Apple Keyboard and Trackpad in place as seen in the photo below. Doing so makes it so no matter what you can easily remove them if you so desire.





Option 2: The second solution requires double-sided tape as seen in the photo below. You simply put in four pieces of tape, then install the Apple Keyboard and Trackpad on top of them, and press down in the areas where the tape is located to form a stronger bond.





Also, when I first designed the most current generation of the eXpress Keyboard I thought people would never have a need to remove their Apple Magic Keyboard and trackpad once installed, but I found myself wanting to do so on rare occasions as it made it much easier to clean between the edges of the trackpad and keyboard, if something got stuck there by mistake like crumbs or dust.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

SAFE WALLET for iPhone Xs, XR, Xs Max


UPDATE: We are expecting to have the Xr, and XsMax SAFE WALLET models in-stock, ready to ship by October 10, 2019:


Update on May 7, 2019: I have been testing injection-molded production prototypes for our upcoming Xr, and XsMAX SAFE WALLET models and they are amazing!!!! If you really want a SAFE WALLET for your iPhone Xs now, scroll down this story for instructions on how to easily modify our SAFE WALLET X model to work with the Xs.




I have to say I am REALLY impressed with the upcoming SAFE WALLET models. The Xr and Xs Max are really immersive with all extra screen real estate!!!











SAFE WALLET 

for iPhone Xs, XR, Xs Max


With Apple's recent introduction of three new iPhone models, we have been exploring to create SAFE WALLET models for them. Below are updates for each new iPhone model.




SAFE WALLET for iPhone Xs





SAFE WALLET for iPhone Xs?

Unfortunately, our existing SAFE WALLET X model does NOT fit and work with the iPhone Xs. Actually, it fits in EVERY way with one exception, and this is the fact that the camera ring was elongated on the iPhone Xs, so it does not fit. We are working on updating the tool to make this fit properly.

We have had customers modify existing SAFE WALLET for iPhone X models by lightly sanding or trimming away a little bit of material at the bottom of the SAFE WALLET for iPhone X, which works perfectly. This can be done by wrapping sand paper around a wood pencil and sanding down the plastic located ONLY at the bottom of the camera ring area. If you do so, it is at your own risk, as it will void the warranty, but if it were me, I would do it carefully, and you should have no issues :-)









SAFE WALLET for iPhone Xs MAX & XR



We are working on designing SAFE WALLET models for the iPhone Xs Max as well as the iPhone XR. Below we see three photos of the first 3D printed prototype of the SAFE WALLET Xr which were posted on November 20, 2018:









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