In April 2015, we covered Lunatik’s plans to crowdsource the seed money for their Apple Watch case, Epik, through Kickstarter. As we’ve learned more about the tendency for some models of Cupertino’s new wearable device to get scuffed and scratched, such protection might be more desirable. Lunatik’s campaign to raise the money to begin production has begun at Kickstarter, with a number of great perks for your pledges.
The Early Bird pledge of $100 or more will get you an Epik silver or black anodized aluminum case with a silicone sport band. It is important to note that Lunatik is only designing cases for the 42mm Apple Watch, though, without any clear indication of when the 38mm model will get a protective cover.
Scott Wilson, former global creative director of Nike’s watch and technology division and recipient of the Smithsonian’s prestigious National Design Award, has meticulously designed Lunatik’s Epik. Wilson was inspired by the precision details, functional design, and durable materials used in outdoor gear to produce a case with a distinctively masculine statement targeted at those who want to combine the technology of the Apple Watch with a more rugged aesthetic.
Epik is forged from aluminum alloy and premium performance materials, yielding a rugged case that encloses and protects Apple Watch’s sensitive and delicate technology and craftsmanship. The case includes a tactile Active-Control Crown that couples with Apple’s Digital Crown to enhance the grip, allowing efficient interaction with your apps even in highly active moments.
In keeping with the only guidance Apple has provided for accessory makers, “Band Design Guidelines for Apple Watch,” the case retains full use of all the wearable device’s controls and features, including recharging, heart-rate sensors, digital crown, and side button.
Lunatik’s Kickstarter campaign for the Epik case ends on June 15, 2015, and the campaign has raised in a single day more than half of its $100,000 goal. Get in your early bird pledge now to save $25 off the cost of the Epik case.