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Skydog is an easy-to-use           mobile app + Wi-Fi router that provides unprecedented visibility and control of your home network.
Skydog is an easy-to-use mobile app + Wi-Fi router that provides unprecedented visibility and control of your home network.
1,058 backers pledged $121,812 to help bring this project to life.

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Skydog redefines the home network, giving you the power to see and improve your family’s connected lifestyle. Skydog is a mobile application and Wi-Fi router that uses the cloud to provide real-time visibility into the Internet use in your home and control over your network.   With Skydog, keep watch over your network, receive alerts when you need them and improve the connectivity, performance and security of your home network even when you are not there.

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With Skydog, you gain visibility and control over your home network.  It's incredibly simple to use and enables you to: 

  • Help your kids balance their Internet use for work and fun
  • Use your smartphone as your network remote control and get notified when important events occur
  • Tune your network for the performance needs of your family 
  • Identify the true source of Wi-Fi or Internet performance issues so you can resolve them

Skydog enables safe online experiences for your kids by setting limits and monitoring usage:  

  • Schedule Internet use for homework time & entertainment time
  • Set limits for social media or gaming that they can self monitor
  • Optimize for gaming when appropriate
  • Block inappropriate content 

Add sites to a Watch List and Skydog will track access times by user.

Works with any brand of smartphone to get instant access and quick control at your fingertips.  You can set to receive alerts for events like:

  • Your broadband service has gone down
  • A new guest connects to your home network
  • A child is approaching his or her Internet-use limits

Skydog can also alert family members when they reach their individual usage limits.

Set and schedule bandwidth priorities such as:

  • Working from home
  • Streaming media at night
  • Working online with homework or playing games
  • Managing multiple connected devices inside the home

Now you can see and respond to connectivity issues like:

  • Too many users & devices competing for bandwidth
  • Intermittent Wi-Fi signal to the media player
  • Internet service provider performance issues
See Who’s Online & What Devices Are Connected
See Who’s Online & What Devices Are Connected

Get started with Skydog in 2 minutes by using your existing Google account to login to the Skydog dashboard or by creating a new Skydog account.  Once your account is active, simply replace your existing router by plugging the Skydog router directly to the modem. (Or, keep your existing router and plug Skydog into its LAN port.)  The unit quickly self configures, and you are ready to customize your settings. 

Join the Skydog community of users online to discuss connected home and connected lifestyle experiences and issues.  Get tips on how to better manage your connected home.

  • Dual-band Concurrent N Wireless (5 & 2.4 GHz, 802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Speeds up to 600 Mbps  (300 Mbps on each band)
  • Robust WPA2-PSK Personal & Enterprise (RADIUS) Wi-Fi Security
  • Gigabit Ethernet Wired (4 LAN + 1 Internet) Ports
  • Compact design (6.75" x 4.4" x 1.0"); (17cm x 11cm x 2.5cm)
  • 100 ~ 240V Switching Power Adapter

We have 250 Skydog units ready for Super Early Birds!  These units are fully functional and ready to ship.  Become a Super Early Bird backer, and Skydog can be in your hands within 3 weeks of our successfully funded campaign ending.  

We've Produced 250 Skydog Units for Super Early Bird Backers
We've Produced 250 Skydog Units for Super Early Bird Backers

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Risks and challenges

Design Complete & Functional: The hardware has passed regulatory certifications and is ready for mass production. The certified hardware units are available in small quantities. We are creating the artwork and packaging for the Skydog router. The Skydog software has undergone multiple iterations and updates with reviews from our beta users beginning in October 2012. Our cloud service has been operational for a few years for our business solutions.

Manufacturing: We have a manufacturer in Taiwan that builds wireless access points for our business solutions, and builds routers for other vendors at the rate of multiple thousands of routers per month. We feel strongly we can handle a large initial order without encountering delays.

Supply Chain: The Skydog router shares a lot of the components and suppliers used in our existing wireless access points and business-class routers. Our core team has been working with our manufacturer for many years. We have confidence in securing the supplies and components needed to build in very large volumes.

Conclusion: We have a proven track record to deliver high-performance and reliable networking products integrated with our unique cloud-platform capabilities. We are confident that we can deliver the Skydog products on time.

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    FRIENDS: If you aren't ready to pledge for your own Skydog Home Network Package below, pledge here to be kept updated on all the Skydog developments and access our surveys to vote on features. Every bit helps, and we are very thankful of your support!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRDS: One Skydog Home Network Beta Package (US only). In stock and immediately available after the Kickstarter campaign. Includes one certified, pilot-production Dual-band Wireless-N Gigabit Router and a beta-version of the Skydog application. You will get free access to the commercial release of the Skydog application and future updates. No annual fees. Free shipping within the US. You will be among the first with Skydog!

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    One Skydog Home Network Package (product release version for US, Canada, EU and UK). This includes one Skydog Dual-band Wireless-N Gigabit Router and Skydog application, free access and updates. No monthly fees. Free shipping within the US. (Add $15 shipping to Canada, $30 shipping to Europe). This is an amazing deal!

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    For Australia & New Zealand Only: One Skydog Home Network Package. This includes one Skydog Dual-band Wireless-N Gigabit Router and Skydog application, free access and updates. No monthly fees. (Add $30 shipping). Here's one for the OZ's!

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    For US Only, TAIL-END SPECIAL for June Delivery: One Skydog Home Network Beta Package (US version only). Includes one certified, pilot-production Dual-band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (no Skydog logo on unit) and a beta-version of the Skydog application. You will get free upgrades to the commercial release of the Skydog application and future updates. No monthly fees. Free shipping within the US.

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    TWO Skydog Home Network Package (product release version for US, Canada, EU and UK). Use Skydog at your primary home as well as a second home for your parents, rented house or vacation lodge! This includes two Skydog Dual-band Wireless-N Gigabit Routers and Skydog application which comes with Multi-home View. Kickstarters get free application access and updates. No annual fees. Free shipping within the US. (Add $25 shipping to Canada, $50 shipping to Europe). This is a steal for a two-in-one pack!

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    2-PACK: TWO Skydog Home Network Package. Use Skydog at your primary home as well as a second home for your parents, rented house or vacation lodge! This includes two Skydog Dual-band Wireless-N Gigabit Routers and Skydog application which comes with Multi-home View. Kickstarters get the Skydog application, free updates, and no monthly fees. Product release version for US, Canada, European countries, Australia and New Zealand. Free shipping within the US. (Add $30 shipping to Canada, $50 shipping to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand). This is still a savings of over $100!

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    Skydog Wi-Fi Range Extender Kit. The complete package to use Skydog in large homes and small businesses up to 6000 sq ft. Consists of ONE Skydog Router and TWO Wi-Fi Range Extenders, all with dual-band N and gigabit ports. Kickstarters get the Skydog application, free updates, and no monthly fees. Product release version for US, Canada, European countries, Australia, and New Zealand. Free shipping within the US. ($60 shipping anywhere outside the US, including Canada).

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    4-PACK: FOUR Skydog Home Network Package. Use Skydog at your primary home as well as three additional houses and small offices! This includes four Skydog Dual-band Wireless-N Gigabit Routers. Use the Skydog Multi-Home View to manage all four homes or have them managed individually. Kickstarters get the Skydog application, free updates, and no monthly fees. Product release version for US, Canada, European countries, Australia, and New Zealand. Free shipping within the US. ($70 shipping anywhere outside the US, including Canada).

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    SKYDOG ENTHUSIAST: You are a BIG deal! Two Skydog Home Network Package (product release version for US, Canada, EU, UK, AU & NZ), no monthly fees, AND the opportunity to vote on the next key features we create. And the first 5 backers who can make it to Palo Alto, CA in September 2013 will get a visit to PowerCloud and an exclusive tour of the legendary Palo Alto Research Center. PARC is where Ethernet, the GUI for PCs, the laser printer, and many mobile and other technologies were invented [confirm invitation via mail from the Kickstarter project page]. (Add $25 shipping for Canada, $50 shipping to Europe, Australia, New Zealand).

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