Hi! We're GadgetWraps.
Established in 2013. Based in Washington, DC.
Jump to 2018 and we’re your go-to source for skins, screen protectors, and wearable accessories. All orders ship from our office in Washington, DC. If you find yourself in town, drop us a line and come visit!
How did we get here?
April 13th, 2012 – Trevor backed the Pebble Watch on Kickstarter
Remember the Pebble? If you don’t, it was the highest grossing Kickstarter project EVER back in 2012. It paved the way for the smartwatches of today from Android Wear to the Apple Watch. It was awesome. And Trevor wanted it.
November, 2012 – We wait. And wait. And wait. And think we have an idea for a company.
Two things were converging in the Fall of 2012. First, Trevor was wedding planning and eying a craft vinyl cutter called the Silhouette. Second, users in the Pebble Forums and the Kickstarter comments section were talking about how someone should sell vinyl skins for the Pebble as they were limited in their color selection. We thought we might be up to the challenge. We just needed a website!
February 10th, 2013 – We get our watch. Time to prototype.
With a website ready to launch and forum users excited about our products it was time to sit down and make our designs. A couple days later and we had what would get our business off the ground and our first sale within a week.
July 20th, 2013 – Trevor gets married (wearing a GadgetWraps product on his wrist)
Our company had come full circle but we couldn’t work out of Trevor’s apartment any longer. Time to get an office!
September 1st, 2013 – We move into a proper office.
Rental prices in DC are crazy high but we were able to find a pretty sick 4th floor walk-up in Dupont Circle. Plenty of space for GadgetWraps and our other business District Repair.
February 8th, 2014 – GadgetWraps makes it to the Olympics!
Our customer Scott Schnitzspahn is part of the US Olympic Committee and snagged this sweet shot of our skin at Sochi.
February 10th, 2014 – $100,000 in sales
It took us a year but we made it to $100,000 in sales. Colin was shipping out orders with a huge grin on his face all day!
April 3rd, 2014 – GadgetWraps x Heineken
We were super excited to be approached by Heineken USA for a promotional event that they were throwing. We designed, printed, and cut 100 custom skins.
September 19th, 2014 – GadgetWraps x ESPN x SEC/ACC Challenge
This was our biggest custom job to date. We not only printed and cut 1,200 skins but we also skinned all the watches ourselves. Guess how long it took the two of us? Only 5 days!
February 25th, 2015 – Time for a bigger office.
600 square feet for 2 companies only worked out for a year and a half. We finally had all of the space that we needed and we only had to give our landlord each of our right arms.
April 16th, 2015 – GadgetWraps gets the Pebble Time months before anyone else.
Over the years we became besties with Pebble. We got a lot of their watches (pretty much all of them) before anyone else could. The Pebble Time was our biggest product launch to date.
June 19th, 2015 – You asked, we listened. Matte Clear was born.
We pioneered the use of matte clear bezel skin to protect the outside bezel of the Pebble Time and our customers were thrilled.
August 25th, 2015 – We get our first drawing request.
As if shipping orders in a timely manner wasn’t hard enough but all of a sudden customers started to request drawings on their packing slips. Obviously we had to say yes.
October 23rd, 2015 – We fly out to Palo Alto to meet with Pebble
We wanted to release a line of watchbands but we needed Pebble’s blessing. I guess it was a perfect time to meet everyone and fly out to California! We’re pictured here in front of the world famous “Dell Garage.”
December 12th, 2015 – GadgetWraps Watchbands arrive.
This was the first product that we didn’t hand make ourselves so went through several rounds of prototyping to make sure they were (and are) perfect. Our customers have been thrilled and we’ve been selling them ever since.
June 30th, 2016 – GadgetWraps releases Seiko bezel skins for the Pebble Round
This was our most sophisticated design and cut in our history. Precision cut with a slightly smaller hole cut in the transfer film. It was nearly impossible to do!
February 9th, 2017 – Apple Watchbands arrive.
You guys wanted them so we went out and bought them. Silicone bands for the Apple Watch.
April 23rd, 2017 – Trevor heads to China for the Canton Fair / meeting with our suppliers.
What’s the best way to find new and innovating GadgetWraps products? Head straight to the source: Shenzhen and Guangzhao, China. We got to meet with all of our suppliers as well as new contacts.
March 30th, 2017 – Stella the Mini Goldendoodle joins our team.
What’s the best way to train a new puppy? Bring her every day to the GadgetWraps office so she can pose for email blast photos.
January 15th, 2018 – Kayla and Anthony join the team as Spring interns.
Kayla is our sister-in-law and Anthony actually proposed in August at the end of their internship. Coincidence that he proposed after working with us for 6 months? We think not.
March 27th, 2018 – We get our Fitbit Versa
Fitbit joins Pebble in the companies that have been amazing in supporting us with pre-release products for prototyping.
May 19th, 2018 – We expand our product line
Google Home, Amazon Echo, Popsockets, we’re just getting started.
November 13th, 2018 – GadgetWraps For Osmo launches
After a year of careful planning we went live with our partnership with Osmo. Officially licensed designs for all of their bases and cases. How cool is that?