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Indiegogo Update: October 4 Post

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Indiegogo Update: October 4 Post

Okay, okay! We’ve got updates:

We’re back from checking on production in China. DIPPERS ARE BEING ASSEMBLED!

Right now we are in the middle of a week-long Chinese holiday which is slowing things down a bit, but we’re still on track to start shipping the first units by the end of the month. We're giddy just thinking about it!

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Indiegogo Update: August 30 Post

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Indiegogo Update: August 30 Post

We're packing our bags for China, y'all.

Team Tinsel is gearing up for a trip to our factory this week. We got the pilot run of samples a few weeks back, much to our excitement. You’ll be happy to know that we are still on schedule for an October ship, despite some snags that have tried to kill our vibe.

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Indiegogo Update: July 21 Post

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Indiegogo Update: July 21 Post

After sharing a pretty lengthy and serious update with y'all last time, we've decided to keep this one as short and sweet as our (CEB) Chief Executive Baby. 

We're happy to report that everything is still on track with our latest Dipper production timeline. In fact, the factory just completed a small sample run of the CNC'ed Dippers, which will be arriving to Tinsel HQ next week. 

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The Dipper Update: A Note from Our Founder

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The Dipper Update: A Note from Our Founder

“Hardware is hard.” People love to throw that phrase around in Silicon Valley. I bet that if I had a nickel for every time someone said that phrase to me since starting Tinsel, we wouldn’t need to fundraise ever again. The hardware life is full of ups, downs and turnarounds, but Team Tinsel is a resourceful and determined group.

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Indiegogo Update: May 20 Post

Indiegogo Update: May 20 Post

We’re finally rounding the homestretch, and are oooh so close to entering into Mass Production Mode!

We’re going to brief you on the latest news, but first let’s take a moment to reflect back on how far we've come.

Indiegogo Update: April 18 Post

Indiegogo Update: April 18 Post

Since our last update, we’ve been working around the clock on packaging and perfecting the finer details of The Dipper.

Now that we’re off-tool, we’re at work fine-tuning things like the perfect hues of gold and gunmetal, the experience of switching to earbud mode and back, and the lengths of The Dipper’s necklace chains.

Indiegogo Update: April 7 Post

Indiegogo Update: April 7 Post

Ladies and gents, we are so very close to getting our next samples. As we mentioned last time, we're waiting for T2s (our 2nd off-tool samples) to come from the factory but we hit a snag that's causing delays.

Summary: there are issues with getting the plating to look just right on our aluminum pieces. The factory has been working around the clock to fix this and hopes to have it nailed in the next few days. This has pushed our schedule back by another 2 weeks. Oy.

Indiegogo Update: March 23 Post

Indiegogo Update: March 23 Post

Since our last update, we’ve been working around the clock on packaging and perfecting the finer details of The Dipper.

Now that we’re off-tool, we’re at work fine-tuning things like the perfect hues of gold and gunmetal, the experience of switching to earbud mode and back, and the lengths of The Dipper’s necklace chains.

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Last Ditch Gift-Giving for Techy Ladies

There are only two good reasons to ever be last-minute gift shopping for a tech lover. 1) You’ve been racking your brain for ideas but drawing a complete blank, so now you’re buggin’ out or  2) You forgot to purchase something, and you’ve just realized it, so you need a gift, and you need it now. Whichever reason brings you here, one thing is for sure: we’ve got you. These three approaches are sure to keep you out of the present-giving dog house.

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This. Is. The. Year! Tinsel's Shining 2016 Forecast.

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This. Is. The. Year! Tinsel's Shining 2016 Forecast.

This. Is. It. 2016 will be the year that Tinsel’s first product, the Dipper audio necklace, ships. Our brand and story will finally have a tangible place in women’s lives, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the process unfold. It’s hard to believe it, but Tinsel was founded just barely a year ago. That means that in just over 365 days, we’ve managed to ideate, fund, and create a company,  product, and the entire ecosystem that comprises the Tinsel brand. As we take our own advice and leave 2015 in the dust, we’d like to look back at the amazing year it was and forward to our shining 2016.

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Mission Accomplished – An Indiegogo Recap

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Mission Accomplished – An Indiegogo Recap

We did it! Our Indiegogo campaign was a success, resulting in raising 108% of our $50,000 goal.


On November 6, three days ahead of our deadline, backer Pat Nakajima made our dream come true by taking Tinsel over the $50,000 funding goal of our campaign. Between the 5th of October and November the 9th, 295 people backed the Dipper. To all our backers, we send a GIANT thank you!

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