Stout – A Forever “Bottle Opener” Object by Lance Atkins


[Kickstarter-licious] <— 100 backers $3,345

Congratulations Lance Atkins for your first 100 backers on the newest "Forever Object" - The Stout Bottle Opener. You have 33 days remaining to grab one of these bad boys that you can apparently put anywhere as a permanent bottle opener for all your badassness bottle opening needs.

I would like to attach one of these beautiful bottle openers to a Blackbox Case — or maybe a truck driving around in mud with my GoPro!

Go get em Lance … Forever Objects Rule

[Stout Bottle Opener - Kickstarter] <— 100 backers
[Stout Bottle Opener – Facebook] <— 1

DODOcase – Clean Shaven Patrick Buckley

[YouTubeUlar] <— 182

“As the winner of the Green Side of Business program, presented by GOOD and UPS, San Francisco’s DODOcase was awarded $10,000 to to invest in sustainability efforts. Learn more about what they did to change how they do business.”

Congratulations Patrick Buckley and DODOcase for winning the Green Side of Business Award and being a part of this nice little production.

Back in September Lance Atkins, aNt Rogers and I had a pretty fun night hanging out with the DODOcase crew in San Francisco. This random night included beer, football, more beer, ping pong, lots of ideas, amazing views and even lasers.

Thanks for the hospitality Patrick – but don’t forget you still owe me a DODOcase from our first annual DODO vs. Blackbox Case ping pong tournament.

Rock on!
Hydle

Hugh MacLeod – Begin or End

There are few things sadder than seeing someone give up. And by the same token, seeing someone walk through life waiting to wake up. These people want something out of life, but they can’t put their finger on it, and so they wait. They wait for something to simply fall out of the sky and many times (if not always) their wait is in vain.

I don’t want to get into a discussion about fate or whatever that would imply for a person in this situation, but sometimes one has to decide to live. Not for someone or something else–but solely for their own happiness and contentment.
It can be hard, sometimes, to get out of this mindset, that things will just happen or work themselves out on their own. We have infinite potential to change our impact on the world and with the people around us.

All one has to do is act.

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!

PartyTime – 2 Day Blackbox Case Sale

“Hi Family! We are proud to announce our latest creation… The Blackbox Case for 17″ Apple MacBook Pros! We’ve worked hard, tweaked some things, and now it is time to let the champagne flow!

But what’s a party without some prizes? To really celebrate, we are offering $20 off ALL Blackbox Cases this weekend! To claim your sweet party favor, enter discount code “PartyTime” at checkout. It’s this weekend only though, so don’t let your Monday be a bummer!”

Don’t forget to enter coupon code “PartyTime” at checkout if you pick one up for $20 off. This deal is only running through Monday February 28th.

If your machine is listed below, Blackbox has a case for you.

MacBook Pro BlackBox Compatibility Chart
Size Supported Models Year Price Sale Price
13″ Dual “Core i7″ 2.7GHz
Dual “Core i5″ 2.3GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.66GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.4GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.53GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.26GHz
2011
2011
2010
2010
2009
2009
$129 $109
15″ Quad “Core i7″ 2.2GHz
Quad “Core i7″ 2.0GHz
“Core i7″ 2.66GHz
“Core i5″ 2.53GHz
“Core i5″ 2.4GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.8GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.66GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.53GHz
2011
2011
2010
2010
2010
2009
2009, 2008
2009, 2008
$129 $109
17″ – NEW Quad “Core i7″ 2.2Ghz
“Core i5″ 2.53GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.8GHz
“Core 2 Duo” 2.66GHz
2011
2010
2009
2009
$129 $109

Once this PartyTime coupon is over, I’m going to work with Lance for a “Hydle” coupon code in the near future.

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.