In the history of HYDLE.com… this ridiculous “TSOIGDH” entry marks my 999th public blog post since May of 2009 – When I started this crazy world of blogging ideas, thoughts and Genius vs. Not Genius intermanents and social media successes or failures.

So for the sake of getting google credit for it…


Turning shit on it’s god damn head is going to be my 1 single inspiration for the next 999 blogpost entries. I can’t wait to open up my connection layer for all my loyal readers… so I can start finding out who you actually are.

Cheers to 999!


Blackbox Case – Update #2 – $10,000

Today at 9:22am (Golden Time) we officially crossed into the 5 digit pledge level and we were just over 5 days into or campaign! We feel that adding that extra digit between $9,999 and $10,000 is a huge milestone for us and we appreciate all your support.

We were so excited we had a $10,000 funding party today!

Don’t worry about those china / ikea cases… they are not the ones you are going to receive in the mail – hehe. But we do want to announce that our 13″ MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs are in development and are the first to receive CNC “Bessie” testing and treatment. We are NOT waiting for time to expire or until we hit our funding goal to start making this project a reality. Our goal is to ship your case as soon as possible once funding has been received and we are thankful to Bill (owner of Bessie) for allowing us to pre-program when he has some available free time (aka – before we can pay him:)

On another note – Congratulations to Charity who At 9:52am pledged for 13″ MacBook Air case… which ended up being unique case #K100 and she receives our first iPad 2 case giveaway! Charity – we have messaged you so please get back to us so we can get your iPad 2 case into your hands as quickly as possible.

We will be giving away another free iPad 2 Bamboo Blackbox Case at #K200… and will try our best to keep you posted so you can share with your friends and family as to when that will be. Either way – there are still some great deals available so we really do appreciate you sharing and getting behind our goal of creating the best looking and most useful laptop case in the world. Your support has been nothing short of amazing!

Rock on!
Greg Hydle

[Kickstarter Project Page]

Bamboo Blackbox Case Launch

We finally launched a project I have been working on early this morning. I have to say that it is scary to put yourself out there like this when you simply just don’t know what can happen. I’m feeling confident that we can get some attention and reach our goal though. These cases are just too well made and gorgeous to not be seen and there are some super good deals for those early adopters.

“Thank you for your support and helping us take Blackbox Case to the next level. As you can see in our pledging limits to the right we have tried to accommodate for nearly anyone who would like to be a part of making this product a success. We have included some fun enhancements for those of you who are looking for that extra effort in truly building a product together and we have provided some excellent deals for you early adopters. Don’t take our light hearted approach of making something unique and home grown the wrong way — We are firm believers in following your passions and making the most of any opportunity that is granted to you. Life is simply too short to not make something amazing.”

Save $20 on an iPad 2 Bamboo Case for the first 100 pledgers… Cheers to the future!

Golden – Blackbox Case Announces New Bamboo MacBook Pro Line of Cases

Although they are currently not available on the http://www.blackboxcase.com store – The new line of Bamboo Apple MacBook Pro sleeve cases have been announced.

Just like their counterpart Oak models – the Bamboo Blackbox Case will fit a 13″, 15″ or 17″ MacBook Pro and will come in two different flavors… Natural Bamboo and Carbonized Brown Bamboo.

If you have an iPad 2… you can already purchase your Bamboo iPad 2 Case.

Happy Happy Joy Joy

My Rally Fighter

[iDevice Link] <— 5,699 An open source car + A designer with laser vision = the Rally Fighter.

“Imagine a car built by people who are driven by passion… rather then some cubicle monkey worried about his deadlines an TPS reports.”

This is what Local Motors has been dreaming of and building out of their factory in Phoenix, Arizona and their first community co-created production car is the Rally Fighter.

I partied with Local Motors at SEMA – Sat in a Rally Fighter – Tore one apart – Put one back together – And now I want one.

Order Rally Fighter #138 for $59,000 and you get to spend 6 days building it yourself at the Local Motors micro factory and drive it off the lot. Or just call Sarah Stokes directly at (480) 371-6797 and drop your $1,000 down payment. Tell her Hydle sent you, but be careful… she is cooler, smarter and tougher then you are.

[“A Car Story”] <— 75,358 [Local Motors Homepage]

Blackbox Oak Case Made in Golden, CO

Working out a nice deal with Blackbox Case to offer the first ever Hydle branded product.

I’ve always been on the lookout for something eye catching and durable to carry my MacBook Pro from mobile edit airstream to airstream… and I finally found it. Best of all — Blackbox Case is located right here in my home town of Golden, Colorado.

With future products + accessories + finishes on the way… I literally love the “branding” potential of this product and am excited to finally offer a product to share with my friends.

2009 Media Elements

In 2009 I averaged just over 69 captured media elements a day which is directly on par with the last three years.

I shot 9,582 videos and 14,304 photos on the canon. 1,421 came from the iPhone which is no longer a daily pocket device for me.