Friday, August 14, 2015

Farewell Maureen - the Voice of Nutshell

It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of my dear friend and co-worker Maureen Watson on the evening of September 12.  She died peacefully in her sleep after a lengthy illness

She will be known to many Nutshell customers as the woman who answered the calls to our US Freephone (1866-427-3688)

maureen watson

Maureen was 69 years young and had been a linchpin in the Nutshell company for over 15 years.

Initially responsible for our dispatch processes from our factory in Patrick Street Onehunga, Maureen fell in love and married Graeme Watson, one of New Zealand's last great saddle makers. Graeme had been a member of my business partner Steve Munro's manufacturing team for many years and was the man behind many of the products that you buy from Nutshell today.

A funeral service will be held in Auckland at the Manukau Memorial Gardens on Monday August 17 at 2 pm (NZT)


Monday, March 30, 2015

FINALLY - The Large Sideways Belt Case has Arrived!

It is said that all good things take time.  If this is true then the arrival of our latest product should be better than good - it should be fantastic!

The #254 is the largest horizontal (or sideways) case we have created, and represents a milestone in the history of Nutshell.

In addition to being the largest sideways case, it is also the first off the knives using a new manufacturing technique, which means we can offer it at a very attractive and affordable price.

Built to meet our customary high standards, the #254 is also a departure from our traditional model; we have dispensed with the D-ring and in place of the bright steel clip with the leather backing, the #254 sports a high quality black anodized spring steel clip. In addition, we are currently only offering this product is one color; a high grade premium BLACK Leather. Other colours will follow, but for now...

The belt fastening is sourced from a highly reputable US clip manufacturer and carries a lifetime warranty.

The #254 is an extremely versatile belt pouch and and is capable of comfortably containing a wide range of smartphones from an array of manufacturers.

In addition to being the perfect carry case for a 'naked' iPhone 6 Plus, the #254 will accept a Samsung Note 3/4 with a slimline accessory cover.

It is also well sized to accept a wide range of  'mid-sized' smartphones like the iPhone 6 and the Samsung S6 smartphones in a variety of different accessory covers, like those from Otterbox.

Nutshell customers should use the coupon code "tuff01" to get a discount.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

One for All?

And All for One??

 It has long been a major problem for many smartphone accessory manufacturers; Smartphone makers keep changing the sizes on their phones.

That makes it hard for folk like Nutshell to keep up; we have to continue to create new products to meet the latest sized smartphones.

However Samsung seems to be breaking that mold.

The giant of the the Android world has now announced the imminent release of its new Galaxy S6 and curved screen S6 Edge, and for once existing Nutshell Galaxy users should be able to simple swap out their smartphone for the latest model without having to replace their belt case.

Our #296 holster and #224 horizontal belt pouch will both accept the latest Samsung devices.

Nice to see at least one smartphone manufacturer recognizing that finally they have created a hand-held product with a form factor that simply works.