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We have created the ultimate pre-lit tabletop Christmas tree. It has 50 full-color effects, changeable light caps, and an IR remote.
You can still pre-order at www.TreeEffects.com
We have created the ultimate pre-lit tabletop Christmas tree. It has 50 full-color effects, changeable light caps, and an IR remote. You can still pre-order at www.TreeEffects.com
160 backers pledged $13,005 to help bring this project to life.

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Tree Effects Tabletop Light Show Tree

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Prototype Gallery

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*** Big News About Tree Effects *** 

GeekMyTree has started the production process for Tree Effects. The artificial tree has been selected, molds are being made, and we expect to see the production samples for testing and review sometime mid May.

If you order now you are guaranteed to get Tree Effects in October. If you wait until this fall, you will have to pay full price, won’t get the bonus pixel caps, and getting one could be difficult as we are only producing a limited number of trees for this holiday season.


What's Tree Effects?

Tree Effects is the ultimate tabletop tree that’s perfect for people with limited space or who just do not want to deal with a big tree. It’s perfect for apartments, offices, kids’ rooms, dorms, or any place you just want to add a little cheer.

And with our unique changeable pixel caps, it can have a new holiday or themed look all year long. 

 

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Pick a color, any color for the Star tree topper. Select from several pre-sets or choose any color.
Pick a color, any color for the Star tree topper. Select from several pre-sets or choose any color.

 

Tree Effects has 50 amazing full-color effects built-in. Check out our gallery to see the effects in action.
Tree Effects has 50 amazing full-color effects built-in. Check out our gallery to see the effects in action.

Unlike traditional pre-lit trees, Tree Effects controls every LED independently. We have packed a lot of technology into Tree Effects yet have made it so simple you can control it with the provided remote. Simply plug it in for an instant light show.

Tree Effects produces colors unlike anything you have ever seen on standard Christmas trees. Tree Effects uses full-spectrum LEDs that can produce millions of vivid colors. Why settle for a few basic colors when you can have an entire rainbow?

Changeable Pixel Caps

With our unique changeable pixel caps, you can replace the snowflakes with new shapes like stars or pumpkins for a new holiday or themed look. Your tree doesn’t have to be just for Christmas. Additional pixel caps will be added in the future.

Tree Effects Pixel Packs Prototypes
Tree Effects Pixel Packs Prototypes

Tree Effects comes with mini GlowFlakes. Each add-on pixel pack included enough caps for the entire tree. The first two cap sets will be stars and pumpkins. Additional pixel caps will be added as stretch goals. 

Stretch Goals

  • $20,000 - Other Holidays Packs  
  • $25,000 - Seasons (spring, summer, fall) Packs 
  • $30,000 - Sports Packs

Thank you backers! The Pet Paw is now unlocked, and can now be selected as an alternate Pixel Pack.

Once stretch goals are made, you will be permitted to switch your bonus Pixel Pack with an alternate pack after the campaign concludes.

The Remote

Tree Effects includes an easy to use wireless remote. View the video below to see the remote functions in action.

USB Power

Tree Effects uses USB power, allowing you to plug it into an AC outlet with the provided adaptor or a portable cellphone charger with USB. During testing, we ran Tree Effects for over 30 hours on a RAVPower battery. Times will vary based on battery size and operating conditions.

Tree Effects can also be plugged into a powered UBS hub and most new computers. Connecting to a computer does not give you control over the lights.

* Battery not included. Tree Effects comes with an AC adaptor.
* Battery not included. Tree Effects comes with an AC adaptor.

 

Backers will get the option to purchase additional Pixel Packs at a discount, after the campaign concludes.
Backers will get the option to purchase additional Pixel Packs at a discount, after the campaign concludes.

 

Production Timeline

  • Kickstarter campaign: March 22 - April 22, 2017
  • Tree Effects production: May - June
  • Testing and packaging: July
  • Container ships: August (45 days on the ocean)
  • Received at fulfillment warehouse: Mid September
  • Shipped to customer: Beginning of October

 

About Brad Boyink

  • Has 31 years of large production choreography experience.  
  • In 2006, he started Holiday Road, a synchronized light show outside his home in Spring Lake, Michigan. The spectacle attracted 70,000 people a year and became a fundraiser for many charities such as Make-A-Wish and Special Olympics. 
  • Holiday Road was one of the first shows to use LED video screens, RGB pixels, LED lighting, and controlled wirelessly. It became a benchmark for technology used in mega holiday shows. Brad retired the show in 2012. 
  • In 2014, Brad took his first prototype concepts of GeekMyTree to Christmas Expo and took Best of Show. 
  • Appeared on Season 7 of ABC’s Shark Tank and closed a deal with Kevin O’Leary.

About Matt Phipps

  • Has 13 years of lighting design, and media production experience. 
  • In 2006, he started 'Livermore Lights', a synchronized light show that went on to win national contests because of the unique additions of water, projection, smoke, and fire.  
  • In 2015 Matt’s show, Livermore Lights, won $50,000 and the title of champion on ABC’s ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’, a national reality show pitting holiday decorators head to head. 
  • In the past 9 years Matt has worked in the field as an electrical technician, software programmer, producer, and as a custom show designer 
  • Joined the GeekMyTree team in 2016.

Our Story

Brad Boyink on Shark Tank Season 7
Brad Boyink on Shark Tank Season 7


In December 2015, Brad appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank with his first product, Animated GlowBalls, Brad garnered an investment from Kevin O’Leary. With Kevin’s help, GeekMyTree developed a new product line with consumer-friendly pricing. The GlowFlakes line, which goes from box to amazing full-color light show in under five minutes, was released in 2016.

Realizing that video does not do lighting product justice, GeekMyTree started designing a miniature store display to show the product. Retailers and consumers quickly wanted the demo trees, so the demo trees were developed into Tree Effects.

With most retailers being done with their 2017 buying already, we have decided to release it via Kickstarter. As a backer, you will be the first to get this amazing product that will make you the envy of your friends and family. 

Limited Edition T-Shirt

Limited Edition Backer T-Shirt - $20 Pledge Reward
Limited Edition Backer T-Shirt - $20 Pledge Reward

 

Risks and challenges

Unlike most other Kickstarter projects, this product is fully developed right now. The funds are being used to help fund tooling costs for injection molds. Our only challenge is time. We need to start molds and production soon. Molds typically take 60 days to produce, and then production takes another 40 days. Transportation via ocean adds another 45 days. 

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    Tree Effects Prototype Sample

    These units are fully working and were a part of our development process. Each tree was hand built in our office.

    The GlowFlake pixel caps and tree topper were printed on a high quality SLA 3D printer. Pixel caps are not removable on these units.

    Sample units come with 40 effects, wireless remote, USB power cable and wall adaptor.

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