[Editor's Note: This is tongue in cheek.  If you're offended, we're sorry.]

Oswego, IL - As manufacturers and retailers compete for the almighty consumer dollar in the 30 days before Christmas, an ever-increasing number of them pre-announce their Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) deals.  

"As we surveyed the landscape, we wanted to something different," says Mantis Chief Pricing Strategist Rustin Jogness.  "So we did.  But before I tell you what we're gonna do, I'm gonna tell you the background of the why.  It might be a bit lengthy, but stick with me.  Please."

"Black Friday used to just be on Friday, but some knuckle draggers thought that Friday also means Thursday, and Monday, and basically whatever random day they want to invent.  Maybe it's easier to convince you to spend money you don't actually have on a day that doesn't actually exist."

"My pastor says it's basically a sign of the times and liberals overtaking our culture that we can't enforce Friday to be only Friday.  If Friday wants to be a Thursday or a Saturday, why can't he or she or it? Someone has to take a stand,"  continues Jogness before taking a brief drink of water.

"Given the industry we're in, we HAVE to take a conservative stand.  And in this situation, there is only one: Black Friday is Friday only.  We will likely incur liberal wrath, a few lawsuits, and maybe (hopefully) a mention in the New York Times.  Millions will cry discrimination that we only have specials on one day, when everyone else runs their specials for 6 weeks.  But this is our beliefs, yo."

To summarize the remainder of Rustin's comments, Mantis will not just limit Black Friday to Friday, but on that day will have a non-sale.  All items available for sale will be at the same price they are every other day of the year.

"It's our core belief that a sale only reminds consumers of how much they are getting ripped off by retailers the rest of the year," says Junior Pricing Strategist Yavel Purevich. "We don't inflate our prices just to discount them.  That's the devil's work of trickster manipulation."

For more information, visit MantisX.com

Mantis wins Best Accessory of 2018

Oswego, IL – Mantis Tech is humbled to receive the coveted 2018 Caliber Award for Best Accessory at the prestigious NASGW Awards Dinner. 

The award is determined by an expert panel of 18 members of NASGW and POMA.

“Two minutes before receiving the award, 90% percent of the members of NASGW had no idea who Mantis is,” says President Austin Allgaier.  “And 90% of them still probably have an incomplete picture of what we do.  Kudos to the NASGW-POMA panel for recognizing small upstarts making significant waves of innovation in the industry.”

Mantis manufactures the MantisX: a small, powerful precision sensing device that tracks the minutest of movements, collecting thousands of datapoints per second.  Once rail-mounted, it analyzes shooter movements, and sends the data over Bluetooth to the MantisX app for smartphones and tablets.

“With the pending public launch of 4 new products at SHOT Show 2019, our pace of innovation is only accelerating.  Combining powerful electronics with complex software and big data, we’re making tremendous breakthroughs in changing how we all shoot,” says Allgaier.

About Mantis Tech

Founded in 2014, Mantis Tech has a singular mission:  help all shooters suck less.  Combining patented technology with mind-numbing algorithms, Mantis Tech leads innovation in an industry that often heralds a color change as revolutionary. Learn more at mantisx.com, via email (press@mantisx.com) or phone (630-551-8171).

Mantis Tech, LLC is proud to announce a breakthrough in technology adoption:  beginning immediately, Mantis will be regularly updating the blog.

"The world has proven that blogs will come and go in popularity, but ours is all GO," says Marketing Manager Pavel Yurevich.  "In actuality, we just needed a convenient place to hold our interesting news and information, so we figured the plug-in already available on our software platform was good enough.  So here we are."

With 4 blog posts already queued up, Mantis is well-prepared for consistent posting, the true bellweather for blog longevity and popularity.

"What's a blog?" asked President Austin Allgaier.  No one was sure if that was rhetorical, philosophical, or yet one more example of his lame sense of humor.

"At Mantis, we're so focused on breakthrough technology, we forget the value of past technology that everyone has moved on from," says Electrical Engineer Derek Stewart.  "It's time we honored the past."

The blog is viewable here.


Rhetorical question.  They're everywhere.  Lurking.

But even the lurkers get caught with website analytics (sometimes).  Top 10 countries? Here we go:

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May 12, 2015

Yeah, this is how it all started.  
We think the latest version is a bit more elegant.

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