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Protect your Key - Silicone FobPockets now in stock!

Discussion in 'Accessories and Audio - Sponsored' started by pete8314, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    Just a quick note to say that our silicone FobPockets are now in stock, in a large range of colors. I'm quite proud of the design, they offer great protection in a minimalist shape, and the silicone used has a really nice feel, very smooth and silky, as opposed to the grippy kind you sometimes see. Here's a picture of all the options, individual pics are on the website.

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  2. AnOutsider

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    Wow, those are actually quite cool. I like the icons on it too, as I sometimes forget which end went in which direction. Also when someone else has the key, they have no idea what to do.
     
  3. JakeP

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    Those are even cooler than the neoprene deluxe, which I loved. Order placed!
     
  4. AlMc

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    Yep. Grabbed a couple Pete!
     
  5. pete8314

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    #5 pete8314, Jun 4, 2014
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    Thanks. And the embossed car is my best attempt at a Model S (given the constraints of the medium!), rather than the standard generic image you normally get :)

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  6. Shumdit

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    Bought a couple!
     
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    I received mine today and although I am sure they probably cost you only a relative pittance to make I feel I got more than my money's worth and would gladly pay it for them again. This is an excellent product. I hope the artwork holds up which will take time to know but I am Very pleased with them and your speed of shipping.
     
  8. dsm363

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    Very cool. Maybe consider maybe the trunk end have a raised surface? That way you can feel which end is the trunk end.
     
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    Pete....Mine came in the mail today. Got a couple colors but admit the 'glow in the dark' green pretty cool.
     
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    Ok ... I don't have my MS yet but I ordered the original Fobpocket. Then I ordered the new/improved one. Then I ordered the leather one. Now I have to order a silicone one. Unless you intend to single-handedly save the postal service, can you give me a head's up of what may be next???
     
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    The trunk end is thicker and also has the flange for the keychain loop to mount.
     
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    Does the silicone fob pocket have a place for extra battery?
     
  13. JakeP

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    Out with the old, in with the new! Pete, these new silicone FOBs are fantastic! They retain the sleek look of the FOB, are less bulky, and are wonderfully slippery smooth. Keep up the good work!

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    Thanks for good feedback. In terms of what they cost me to manufacture, you might be surprised....I hope I've been around on this forum long enough for people to know I'm not doing this to make an easy buck at the expense of fellow Tesla owners. The silicone FobPockets started design back in October 2013, it's taken 3 iterations to get them to this stage, each time requiring a new mould that's a thousand bucks. We also had to sacrafice 2 Model S keys, and then add in the shipping costs (to me, and them back out to my Customers), duty, patent, etc etc and it all really starts to add up. If I was making 100,000 of these for a Chevy key, then I'd get a pretty good volume break, but the Tesla Model S market is still very niche, so I do this as much for the challenge of design and iterative improvement as I do for the bit of money it makes. My day job can be a bit boring, so this keeps me amused :) At one point I considered a Kickstarter project for these ones, as the up-front investment costs were quite high.

    Anyway, I've been using these in various forms since last year, and there's been no issues with the ink so far, so I think it'll hold up nicely.

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    No, it's just the leather ones that have the space for that, the Silicone ones are designed to be as low-profile as possible.

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    This from the guy that made me make tie-dye FobPockets :biggrin: I like the GID options too, the blue is my current 'ride'.
     
  15. AlMc

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    How many do you have left? Maybe I will buy your whole supply and give them away at the 'X event'. :) Al

    PS. To the poster about a spare battery. They are stretchy enough to hold the extra battery. It may cause a friction spot that eventually could wear through the pocket over time. Just a thought.
     
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    Cmon Pete...This is a tough choice for me!:biggrin:

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    All kidding aside: Pete has great products, regardless of your Fob preference!
     
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    Looks like a great idea.
    My existing "factory" fob; does it come apart and the works go inside this new pocket or does the whole fob fit inside the new pocket?
    Thanks.
     
  18. JakeP

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    #18 JakeP, Jun 8, 2014
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    Whole fob just slides right in, the silicone becomes a second skin. There is a hole on the bottom, beneath the trunk. Pics on the Website show this.

    Pete, I love the multicolor on the Perf black. Any chance of a dark green, with grey buttons and white windows?

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    Yup. Based on the current Model S colors, I'm missing White, Green, Silver and Brown, so they'll all be in the next batch, but they're at least a month or two away. I didn't think the lighter colors, such as white, would be practical, but the prototype I've had for a while is holding up well, so I think a white with red buttons could look quite cool. Green was meant to be one of the original colors, but through a mix up in Pantone colors, it turned into light blue!
     
  20. JakeP

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    Sweet! My black ones will do for now, but count me on for some greens! Grey buttons will look better than red on green...
     

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