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Spring Inventory Clearance Sale

Posted on April 10, 2013 by Tim Morris | 0 Comments

After having deep snow for a few (endless) months we're starting to feel confident that Winter has lost it's grip and Spring is taking over.

We love the feeling of the warm sun and seeing the flowers and plants emerge from the ground.

 

With this powerful optimism we've come to the realization we need to do some Spring Cleaning!

In order to make room for new products and oportunities we're thrilled to announce a dramatic price reduction on some of our fantastic bamboo cases.

 

What does this mean for you?

It means price drops up to 60% on your favorite cases.

For a limited time we are offering the bamboo iPhone 4/4S and iPad 4 cases at unheard of prices.

 

Come celebrate Spring with us!

Posted in bamboo, ipad 4, iphone 4/4S

10Terra's Samsung Galaxy S3 Bamboo Case Launched

Posted on January 04, 2013 by Tim Morris | 0 Comments

 Bamboo S3 Case

We're thrilled to announce the addition of the Samsung Galaxy S3 bamboo case to our product line.

These are available immediately and typically ship within 3 days of your order.

For more details - see here.

Posted in bamboo, S3

2012 in Review

Posted on December 31, 2012 by Tim Morris | 0 Comments

This inaugural year for 10Terra.com has been a terrific one.  I can’t let this opportunity pass to shout out to our customers and supporters and let you know what has been accomplished with your support.

Contribution of $300 to Half the Sky Foundation

 A portion of every purchase is donated to Half the Sky Foundation, a charity enhancing the lives of children in orphanages..   

Half the Sky changed my adopted daughter’s life.  I’d like to help them reach as many children as possible.


Successful Kickstarter Campaign

During the month of September we ran a crowdsourcing fundraiser on Kickstarter.  Our 214 backers raised $9,308 which helped us launch www.10Terra.com.


Launch of www.10Terra.com

Our focus from the beginning has been to provide stylish, eco-friendly covers for mobile devices.

We launched 6 bamboo cases for the iPad 4 & 3, iPad 2, iPhone 4/4S (and here).

Our bamboo Nexus 7 case and iPhone 5 case have received critical acclaim.

The Tech Guy - Leo Laporte

Android Central - Jerry Hildenbrand

Slash Gear - Cory Gunther

Slash Gear - Chris Burns


Customers Worldwide

We owe our success to our customers and fans. 

Since our launch, we have served hundreds of customers across 42 states and in 14 countries on 4 continents.


And we’re grateful for each and every one of them!


We at 10Terra.com want to wish each of you a Happy New Year!

 

P.S. We’ve got great things planned for 2013!

Stay tuned for the latest news here:

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Posted in bamboo, ipad 4, iphone 5, kickstarter, nexus 7, reviews

Setup User Profiles for Children in Android 4.2 on Nexus 7

Posted on November 14, 2012 by Tim Morris | 2 Comments

Wood Nexus 7 Case

I bought a Nexus 7 when they were first released and I really like it.  It's quick and powerful, yet small and light enough to take almost everywhere.  I've been practicing "Getting Things Done" methods for years, so I like taking notes on ideas that come to mind.  I like using Swype on my Nexus 7 to capture ideas right into Evernote so I don't have to type them later at a computer.  In fact, I liked it so much I developed a wood Nexus 7 case.


I'm not the only fan in the family.  My Nexus 7 is frequently shared among all my family members.  One feature of Android 4.2 that I am excited to see is the ability to setup the device for multiple users.   Now each one can have their own profile.

There are a number of steps below, but the the entire process probably takes less than 5 minutes.

How to Setup User Account on the Device


Tap Settings | Security | ADD USER


Tap Ok
Tap Set up now (the screen goes dark for 10-15 seconds at this step)
Now you're back at the home scren and will see an icon for the new profile

Configure the User Account


Tap the icon for the new profile
Tap the > on the Welcome screen


If the user has a Google Account you can input their credentials and they can have all of their email, calendar, and apps available on your tablet.

You can also create an account on the device that isn't associated with a Google Account .  That's what I did for my younger children.

For the rest of this article, I'm going to assume we're configuring this for a child too young for a Google Account.

If the user doesn't have a Google Account, tap No.



Tap Not now if you don't want to create a Google Account.

Accept the defaults and tap the >.




Input a name for the tablet user account.

Accept the terms and tap the >.



The user account is setup.

Since the kids the kids will only be using this for games I took all the shortcuts and widgets off the Home screen.

If you'd like, now might be a good time to help them select a "login" pattern (Settings | Security | Screen Lock | Pattern)

Connect to Play Store

I didn't want to re-purchase any games, so I connected my children's accounts to an account that already had a number of games associated with it.

Tap the Play store icon, Existing, and Sign in





Tap OK and give the device a minute to Sign in.

Lock Down

Secure Play Store

I've had experience with kids buying apps without realizing they were spending real money (if you've purchased anything in the Google Play store your credit card is linked with your Google Account).  Here are some easy steps to lock it down.

In the Google Play app, tap the three dot menu icon, tap settings and look for the User Controls section.


Tap Use PIN for purchases
Tap Set or change PIN and create a 4 digit code.

I also wanted some limits on the apps that could be downloaded.

Tap Content filtering and select an app rating and tap OK



I didn't want contacts, email, or calendar to be easily accessible in this user account so I turned off sync on most of the Google Services.

Tap Settings | Accounts | Google and uncheck the services you don't want sync'd in this account.




What tricks do you use to secure your Nexus when letting children play with it?


Posted in nexus 7

Introducing 10Terra's new logo - soon to be seen on bamboo iPhone 5, iPad 4, and Nexus 7 cases

Posted on October 27, 2012 by Tim Morris | 0 Comments

Thanks to our engaged fans on Instagram, Facebook, and Google+ for all of your input.

We had hundreds of fans, friends, and followers vote on a variety of logos.

Here is our new logo:


This logo will be laser etched on the sides of our wood iPhone 5, and iPhone 5 cases. Also this logo will be etched on the back of Nexus 7 and iPad 2 and iPad 3 bamboo cases.

We expect to be selling and shipping these beautiful, durable, eco-friendly cases within a couple of weeks.


Thanks again for your input!

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