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An eco-friendly cup that adjusts to three sizes then scrunches up when you're done.  Ditch disposables: get a pokito!
An eco-friendly cup that adjusts to three sizes then scrunches up when you're done. Ditch disposables: get a pokito!
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At least the paper is recycled isn’t it? Well, maybe a tincy bit. Currently 99% ends up in landfill. And the precious little that makes it to the recycling plants usually gets remade into napkins or newspapers - not cups.

 

 

 

Like us, you probably already have a selection of reusable cups gathering dust in the kitchen cupboard. We’re just not using them. Why is that? To our way of thinking they are usually too big, too small, too heavy, too unstable, too leaky and too easy to forget. All we wanted was a reusable cup that you … errr … actually reuse!

 

 

 

 

Take it out of the dishwasher in the morning. Spick and span.

 

Fill up at home 

 or wait until you reach your local café.

 

Enjoy on the go!

 

Scrunch up and put it in your bag

 or pocket.

 

 

 

What is pokito made of?  In the development phase we trialled a variety of materials including silicone but our beta testers questioned its feel, heaviness and slight odour.  We eventually decided on TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) for the soft component and PP (polypropylene) for the hard bands. Both materials are:

 

 

 

 

How much do you want to drink today?  Depends?  No problem. Adjust your pokito to suit. Pop it open to grande size 475ml (or 16oz), medio 350ml (or 12oz) or espresso 230ml (or 8oz). Simple!

 

 

We don't want you burning your fingers when you grab a coffee first thing.  Or have to wrestle with those pesky slip-on/slip-down sleeves or the dreaded ‘double cupping’.  So, we sensibly designed pokito with built-in insulation that's always in place to protect you from the hot stuff. And, the middle is firm to grip too - we don't want you ‘squishing’ your drink skywards either!

 

What’s in a lid you might ask? Well, quite a lot actually. pokito's raised lip delivers just the right amount of drink minus any drips. It's spill-proof and snaps down with a reassuring click so you know it’s sealed shut. 

 

Seeing the sights.

On the tube.

In the gym.

In the car.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Brooks - inventor of pokito - is passionate about serving up a practical reusable alternative to the terrible waste produced by disposable cups. He had his light bulb moment while fishing off the west coast of Canada in the summer of 2006. He saw a whole mountain stripped of its pine forest destined for the nearby paper mills. Later on he discovered that most of this paper wasn't even recycled and began to wonder if there was a better way. 

It took a while and more than a little ingenuity before pokito was born. Andrew sketched out his ideas in late 2012 before taking them to a team of industrial designers who gradually evolved the technical drawings. Eureka came a few months later when a paper ‘proof of concept’ 3D model was printed - which lasted 5 minutes before it crumbled to pieces! 

Over the next three years many aspects of the pokito were refined to make it - not only practical - but safe too. British production engineers tested countless prototypes, experimented with numerous types of materials and made many minor adjustments to get it right. Fine tuning the lid stopper, for example, took precision engineering to micron level (10ths of a millimetre). We had to pause a couple of times too to 'revisit' parts of the cup. The centre band needed more insulation and the lid wasn't quite up to scratch. We weren't looking for perfection but we did want pokito to be the best it could be even if that meant delaying it for a while! 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The development of the pokito has taken nearly four years and we’ve been careful to ensure that most eventualities have been considered as we come to launch. We’re now ready to put the cup into production and this is why we need your backing! We have first rate manufacturing facilities in the UK that will produce the cup in carefully monitored conditions and in sufficient volumes. We have negotiated delivery terms with our material suppliers in the EU which should minimise delays. Finally, we have partnered with a UK-based fulfillment company - GamesQuest - who have significant experience delivering successful Kickstarter campaigns worldwide.

We have a limited number of cups ready to ship before the holidays in the four primary flavours; Cherry, Blueberry, Lime and Blackberry. We're going to get these to all you Early Birds as soon as the campaign is over. We're confident that we'll be able to deliver the remaining pokitos by March 2017. In the unlikely event of any delays, part of our pledge to you is that we will keep you informed. We truly appreciate your backing and know that we will get your pokitos into your pockets soon!

Thanks KickStarters!

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    Join the pokito fan club!

    Thank you for saluting our pokito and we wish you bucket loads of good karma!

    You'll be a founding member of the pokito fan club and be the first to hear the latest news!

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    Super Early Bird - 1 pokito

    Woohoo you're going to be amongst the very first 'movers and shakers' to own a pokito. This is truly a very limited offer for you earliest of risers!

    You'll receive ONE pokito in one of our four zesty flavours; Cherry, Blackberry, Lime or Blueberry. Don't worry: we'll tell you how to choose later.

    As an added bonus, this will ship early in December ready for the holidays.

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    1x Super Early Bird - March Shipping

    You'll receive ONE pokito in March in one of our eight zesty flavours: Cherry, Blackberry, Lime, Blueberry, Cappuccino, Pumpkin, Grape, and Bubblegum.

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    Early Bird - 1 pokito

    Welcome to another great deal. You're going to get a pokito in your pocket sooner!

    You'll receive ONE pokito in one of our four flavours; Cherry, Blackberry, Lime or Blueberry. Don't worry right now - we'll let you know later how you can choose.

    These 'limited offer' rewards will also ship early in December ready for the holidays.

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    1x Early Bird - March Shipping

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    Kickstarter Special - 1 pokito

    Your chance to get in before the crowd! Be an early adopter of the world's coolest reusable cup.

    You'll receive ONE pokito in any one of our tasty flavours starting with Cherry, Blackberry, Lime or Blueberry. Don't worry we'll ask you to let us know your preference in a survey once the campaign has finished.

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    Double Super Early Bird - 2 pokitos

    Now is your chance to pick the perfect pokito for you and your loved one(s)! pokitos make great prezzies - especially at this price.

    You'll receive TWO pokitos in your choice of four funky flavours; Cherry, Blackberry, Lime or Blueberry. Don't worry we'll tell you how to choose later.

    As part of this limited offer, these will be shipped early in December in time for the holidays!

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    2x Super Early Bird - March Shipping

    You'll receive TWO pokitos in March in one of our eight zesty flavours: Cherry, Blackberry, Lime, Blueberry, Cappuccino, Pumpkin, Grape, and Bubblegum.

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    Double Early Bird - 2 pokitos

    You're up early and looking for a deal for you and yours! It's a great price and another prezzie ticked off. What's not to like?

    You'll receive TWO pokitos in any of our finest flavours; Cherry, Blackberry, Lime or Blueberry. Don't worry we'll tell you how to choose later.

    As an added bonus, this will ship early in December ready for the holidays.

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    Kickstarter Specials - 2 pokitos

    You're looking to snap up a bargain. Indulge yourself with a different colour maybe? Or surprise a friend with something that's fun and super practical. Either way, this deal is special to KickStarters everywhere.

    You're going to receive TWO pokitos in the flavours of your choice.

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    3x Super Early Bird - March Shipping

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    Kickstarter Specials - 4 pokitos

    Looks like you're keen to surprise your family or maybe your roomies? No worries; the 4 pokitos will stack nicely in the cupboard. Have fun choosing their pokito flavours that you know they'll love and take with them every day!

    You'll receive FOUR pokitos in the colour of your choosing.

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    Kickstarter Bumper Bundle - 10 pokitos

    Now we're talking: tick off those birthday presents, load up the camping gear or it's serious festival planning time. Get all of these for a steal of a deal!

    You'll receive TEN pokitos in any combination your heart desires. Just wait until our campaign is done and fill out our survey.

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    Retailer Starter Kit

    You either have a lot of presents to buy or you're a visionary café owner looking to stock the world's coolest reusable cup for your hipster regulars! Good stuff - make a difference and help ditch those disposables.

    You'll receive THIRTY-TWO individual pokitos in your choice of flavours. Don't worry you'll be able to personally pick them once the campaign is over.

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    £250 instead of RRP £480? A deal!

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