Maco Go: The smallest on-the-go Apple Watch Charger

Created by Three1Design / Maco team

Coin-sized, USB-C powered, cable-free that lets you charge Apple Watch anywhere effortlessly and travels with you everyday.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production update #2 & Shipping Address Lockdown
3 days ago – Tue, Jul 07, 2020 at 03:16:14 AM

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Production update #1 + Packaging & more samples + Survey closing
about 1 month ago – Fri, May 29, 2020 at 11:06:46 AM

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BackerKit Survey sent
3 months ago – Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 11:01:15 PM

Dear Backers,

We hope you are well!

Survey

The Backerkit surveys have been sent to your Kickstarter account registered email. Please check it out, if it is not in your inbox please check your spam folder, we would have sent it from support@s.backerkit.com.

For the backers who have answered the surveys, thank you for being so responsive to answering our BackerKit survey! 

For the backers who have not answered their surveys yet, please fill-up the survey as soon as possible, so that the production will not be delayed. The “last” day to make final updates to your order is 18th May 2020. After this date, we will lock your reward selections and charge cards for add-on purchases, or pledge upgrades. You will still be able to update your shipping address up until we lock addresses for shipping fulfilment (likely at the end of June, we will post project update to confirm the date).

If you need to review your information or pledge status or edit your survey, you can request your survey at https://maco-go.backerkit.com/ by logging in with your Kickstarter account registered email.


Pre-order of Maco Go

As mentioned in the last project update, we have launched pre-ordering of Maco Go via Indiegogo InDemand:  

Maco Go Pre-Order 

We wanted to clarify this is not a separate crowdfunding campaign, it is simply a way for people that have missed out on the Kickstarter campaign to pre-order Maco Go. The price of rewards on InDemand is higher than in Kickstarter, and the delivery date will be after Kickstarter orders. 


Free Gift in Survey

Thank you to who have helped us to share out our campaign. If you have received the confirmation with our team that you're entitled of the free gift (pouch + carabiner), you do not need to do the add-on for the pouch+carabiner in the survey unless you want to order extra. You might not see the free pouch included in the survey yet, please do not worry, we will add it in for you. If you have not received the confirmation with our team, please reach out to us again via direct message on Kickstarter or email us at support@three1design.com. 



That's all for now. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to send us a direct message here on Kickstarter.

Stay safe and take good care,

Loke & Maco team




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THANK YOU + 3rd Colour + What's next + Pre-production Update
3 months ago – Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 01:56:59 AM

Hello Maco family, 

We did it! Our campaign was ended with 4,170 amazing backers. In the 24 days, we not only achieved our funding goal but also unlocked the 2 stretch goals. It has been an amazing journey!

Thank you for your tremendous supports! Thank you for enabling us to continue designing more creative and practical products! 


The 3rd colour of Maco Go

We have a total of 155 responses from the poll (comments + messages + emails). The winning colour is Aqua! Along with black and grey colour, aqua will be the 3rd available colour. You will be able to confirm your colour choice in the BackerKit survey later.


What's next?

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect next.

Payment Processing and Pledge Confirmation

It takes up to 14 days for Kickstarter to process the payment of your pledges. Some of you may be contacted by Kickstarter due to unsuccessfully card payment (please check your email and also spam folder), you have 14 days to fix it (until 4th April 2020) before Kickstarter confirmed the final numbers of backers to us. 

BackerKit Survey (Pledge Management)

At the meantime, we're preparing our post-campaign fulfilment surveys on BackerKit (pledge management platform). In the survey, you will be able to fill in a number of important details, such as:

  • Confirm your shipping address 
  • Choose your colour preferences (for your Maco Go(s) and Add-ons)
  •  Select the add-ons if you pledged for during the campaign (anything you pledged on top of your chosen reward and shipping fee will be displayed as credit; on Backerkit, you choose what you want to spend your credit on)
  • Add any extra add-ons you haven’t added yet and might want to add to your pledge (the same prices as on Kickstarter)

We will post the next project update when the BackerKit survey is sent out (around mid of April).

*Note: Please keep an eye on your email for all our future campaign updates so you don't miss the survey notifications. The emails from Kickstarter may go in your Spam/Junk folder, we recommend checking on our updates directly on Kickstarter from time to time.


Pre-production

While we are going through challenging and unprecedented times due to the COVID-19, we hope you and your families stay safe and healthy. Fortunately, our supplier in Taiwan and manufacturer partner in China are under good control and getting in a better situation. We've been told that they are back in normal operation about 2-3 weeks ago. The timeline looks promising and remains no change at the moment, we promise we will keep the communication open and transparent if there are any changes under these uncertain times. 

We are working closely with our manufacturer now for the pre-production stage. We have produced several functional prototypes (working samples) for testing and final reviews before we proceed to mass production. There are photo and video as below which we would like to share with you.

Note: These are the prototypes and not the final colours.

Video: Our manufacturer partner demos the charging of Apple Watch with Maco Go (Note: Please ignore the USB-A adapter in this video which is not the one we use. You can have a look here for the one we offer).


Maco Go on InDemand

After our Kickstarter campaign has finished, we have some people reached out that they have missed out the pledging period. Therefore, we have created a campaign on Indiegogo InDemand to continue taking pre-order. Please do not worry, our Indiegogo campaign will have a later delivery date and also the prices are higher than Kickstarter prices that you have pledged. You are our priority and we want to be fair for you who have backed us earlier in Kickstarter. 

Additionally, we also extended the FREE gift (Stretch Goal-2) offer for another month (until 30th April 2020). If you haven't shared out our campaign previously and still interested in getting the FREE gift, Step-1: Simply copy this link: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/maco-go-the-smallest-on-the-go-applewatch-charger/x/15237533/share and share out to any social media platform or via email. Step-2: Take a screenshot and send it as a message to our social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or email us at support@three1design.com. 

Thank you to who have helped us to share out our campaign. We have recorded your details and will include the FREE gift in your pledge rewards (you should have received responses from us with confirmation, if not please reach out to us with a direct message).


That's all for now. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to send us a direct message here on Kickstarter.

Stay safe and take good care,

Loke & Maco team

Stretch Goal Colours + FREE Gift Announcement
4 months ago – Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 02:41:13 AM

Dear backers,

We would like to announce that both Stretch Goal-1 & -2 are unlocked! Thank you everyone for helping us to achieve these stretch goals.

The Winning Colour is:

We had a total of 1,099 responses from the colour survey and comment section for the second colour option of Maco Go. The winner is Grey (White is pretty close)! Therefore, we have 2 colour options for Maco Go now - Black and Grey. You will be able to confirm your colour choice in the BackerKit survey after our campaign ends. 

3rd Colour Option:

The good news doesn't stop here. After confirming with our design team and manufacturing partner, we would like to introduce the 3rd colour for Maco Go! We need your help again to confirm the 3rd colour. The reason we don't simply pick "White" because it is similar to grey as part of the grayscale colour. We do hope that the 3rd colour to be more vibrant, for examples: Aqua, Sand, Red, Blue or etc. However, if white is still the highest voted colour, we will go with it. Could you please let us know your preference in the comment section below or direct message us. We will announce the 3rd colour after the campaign ends. Thank you!

Stretch Goal-2 Unlocked

As promised, we have over 3,000 backers on board, the Stretch Goal-2 is now unlocked. Thank you to who have helped us to share out our campaign. We have recorded your details and will include the FREE gift in your pledge rewards (you should have received responses from us with confirmation, if not please reach out to us again). 

If you haven't shared out and still interested in getting the Stretch Goal-2 as FREE gift, you're welcome to do it anytime before the campaign ends. Please take a screenshot and send it as a message to our social media accounts: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or email us at support@three1design.com.

To share via email, please include this short link we created - www.hellomaco.com/ks-freegift.


We've got 5 days to go until the end of our campaign, we are working with the manufacturer to finalise the final preparations before the mass production commerce. We will keep you posted with the progress. We can't wait to deliver Maco Go in your hands! That's all for now. Take care!


Thank you!

- Loke & Maco team














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