To begin with, I’m Tim Hickman, I started the company hoping to make a mark in the netbook accessories world. I noticed the amount of netbooks flooding the marketplace and saw that it was increasing exponentially (check out DigiTimes or you can just google netbooks sales 2009), and realized that there were no accessories out there to protect them. Coming from Speck Products (and from personal experience), throwing around your small mobile device, whether cell phone or iPod, is not uncommon. I felt that people really would like to personalize and protect their computer investment, and thus, the idea for Hard Candy Cases was born! With the help of several investors (who I will introduce along the way), I’m also working with some of my former Speck colleagues to build Hard Candy Cases, expanding our product line and designing some really unique cases that are stylish and functional.