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This project was successfully funded on July 31, 2014.

Kid Lid is a simple and innovative solution to protect the keyboard when children use your laptop.

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UPDATE: We Did It! Thanks so much to the 173 Backers who funded us! We couldn't have made it without you! It's not over yet! You still have a chance to save more than 25% off the retail price once they hit the shelves! 

Here's 3 You Can Do Now!

1. Contribute now to the campaign while our Kid Lid products are being offered at more than 25% retail prices once they hit store shelves!

2. Please LIKE our FB Page! https://www.facebook.com/kidlid

3. Follow us on Twitter! http://twitter.com/gokidlid

Our Story: 

Me & Penelope
Me & Penelope

I’m a proud father to a lively tot. We're a young family and we're always on-the-go. Sometimes, I'll queue up her favorite Mickey Mouse video on my laptop. The only problem is that often she'll get very excited and bang on the keys, accidentally ending the video. Or worse, she'll pick off an individual key, creating a potential choking hazard. So, with the help of a laser cutter, remnant plastic, and an elastic band - the Kid Lid was born.

We took our homemade Kid Lid everywhere and others were constantly asking us where they could purchase the product. After many requests, we patented the idea, starting a company focused on creating simple and innovative solutions that don't force us to tell our daughter "no" when excitedly interacting with technology.

As a firm believer in promoting a child's autonomy through self-mastery, I'm thrilled to offer other parents products that make interacting with technology a positive experience for little ones. 

Goal:

We need to raise $17,500 to purchase custom tooling to create the first round of Kid Lid. The Kid Lid boards will retail for $29-$34 and are extremely high quality. The design is universal, compatible with both a Mac and a PC. The Kid Lid is also BPA and toxin-free. 

Product Overview: 

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Kid Lid Protect Board

This is our first product, the Kid Lid Protect Board. It provides a smooth and stable surface that will resist the pounding of the most rambunctious child. It's dishwashing machine safe. It's made from BPA-Free Poly Carbonate plastic, 3MM thick and a removable elastic strap. Offered in white and with two sizes that universally covers all 15" and 13" laptops on the market, both Mac and PC

Kid Lid Protect Board
Kid Lid Protect Board
Penelope Putting the Protect Board to the Test
Penelope Putting the Protect Board to the Test

Kid Lid Fold Up Board

This is our second product, the Kid Lid Fold Up Board. This version provides a soft yet strong solution for protecting the keys. It a nice solution if you travel a lot as it folds up into a 3rd the size. The design also allows the user to flip up the bottom fold for easy access to the laptop’s track pad without taking off the board completely. Just because it's called Kid Lid doesn't mean it's just for kids. The Fold Up is particularly effective for adult users who may need some extra surface space, for example on an airplane. It comes with a removable single elastic strap and available in three colors and two sizes that universally covers all 15" and 13" laptops on the market, both Mac and PC.

The Kid Lid Fold Up Board
The Kid Lid Fold Up Board
Easy Track Pad Access
Easy Track Pad Access

 Testimonials: 

We've tested the market to gauge product interest. We've been overwhelmed by the positive response we've received on Kid Lid products and wanted to share a couple of our personal endorsements. 

Reward:

Below are the items we are offering as a thank you for supporting our Kickstarter campaign.

Kid Lid Shades
Kid Lid Shades
Kid Lid Whale Lid
Kid Lid Whale Lid
The Animal Onesie
The Animal Onesie
The Giraffe T-Shirt
The Giraffe T-Shirt
Kid Lids Make Excellent Gifts!
Kid Lids Make Excellent Gifts!
The Kid Lid Protect Boards Make Awesome Gifts Under $20
The Kid Lid Protect Boards Make Awesome Gifts Under $20
Not Just For Kids. Like the picture? Click through to share on FB!
Not Just For Kids. Like the picture? Click through to share on FB!
           
New Rewards Added! Kid Lid Protect Board + Kid Lid Power Bank (Portable USB Charging Battery!)
New Rewards Added! Kid Lid Protect Board + Kid Lid Power Bank (Portable USB Charging Battery!)
New Reward Added! Kid Lid Fold Up Board + Kid Lid Power Bank (Portable USB Charging Battery!)
New Reward Added! Kid Lid Fold Up Board + Kid Lid Power Bank (Portable USB Charging Battery!)
    

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Thank You: 

A big thanks to our family and friends, especially Grandma Nora, for helping us reach this point. Thank you to our amazing film director Nick Goossen, Bryan Ling & Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for their musical support, and Jason Strong and the entire team at Latitude in Minneapolis. Latitude has raised over $2 million. They donate 50% of their profits to charity and travel to locations in need of help and relief.

Risks and challenges

We'd like to start shipping Kid Lid products in October 2014. At Kid Lid, we hold ourselves to a high standard and our products to an even higher standard. If there are any glitches with the first batch of Kid Lid products, we will push back the shipping time until the product is produced properly. We plan to provide updates about our production processes and communicate our solutions as openly as possible.

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FAQ

  • The Protect board only comes in white at this time. The Fold Up has three great colors: Sea Foam (light blue), Watermelon (Pinkish red) and Shoreline (black).

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  • First of all, Kid Lid is universal and is compatible with both Mac's and PC's.

    • Fits Regular 13.3" monitors and below (10" x 15" x 3mm)

    • Fits Large 15.6" monitors and below (11.1" x 16.4" x 3mm)

    At the end of the campaign, we'll email you so you can choose which size & color.

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  • No, I created the Kid Lid with my kids in mind. Kid Lid products promote a safe and healthy interaction between children and technology. We didn't want to introduce new hazards.

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  • I know it seems odd, but The Kid Lid product is the first of it's kind. We even filed a utility patent.

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  • Our manufacturer is a high-quality and top-rated manufacturer that creates many top of the line products for major brands.

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  • For the Protect board, BPA-Free polycarbonate plastic + a removable elastic strap.

    The Fold Up, epoxy plastic wrapped in a high quality Faux leather + a removable elastic strap.

    All our products are toxic-free.

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  • Kid Lids are extremely durable and can withstand even the toughest tot. The Protect board is washing machine safe too. There is a lifetime warranty!

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  • For this reason the band is designed to be the perfect length. Also tight, yet not too tight.

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  • 100% yes. Yes, we're currently well under way expanding our line of products in to obvious solutions. We want to make the interaction between child and technology a positive one for both the child and the device as well as promoting the child's autonomy by allowing parents to avoid the use of that ugly word, "No."

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $2 or more

    5 backers

    Your name listed in honor of your donation on our website: www.KidLid.com

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    Pledge $10 or more

    6 backers

    Your name and/or a quote of your choice will be listed in honor of your donation on our website: www.KidLid.com

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    39 backers

    Receive a Kid Lid Protect of either size, valued at $29, and your name or quote of your choice listed on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    47 backers

    Receive a Kid Lid Fold Up Board of either size, valued at $34, and your name or quote of your choice listed on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $30 or more

    5 backers

    One Kid Lid Fold Up Board and One Kid Lid Power Bank! Receive your very own Kid Lid Protect Board as well as a portable USB battery charger for your digital device! This is perfect for long road trips, flights, and daily use! Here's Kid Lid's take on a juice box - for your device!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    4 backers

    Receive your choice of either a Kid Lid Protect Board or Kid Lid Fold Up Board in black. Also receive 1 Kid Lid branded sunglasses and your name or quote of your choice listed on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    2 backers

    One Kid Lid Fold Up Board and One Kid Lid Power Bank! Receive your very own Kid Lid Fold Up Board as well as a portable USB battery charger for your digital device! This is perfect for long road trips, flights, and daily use! Here's Kid Lid's take on a juice box - for your device!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    16 backers

    Receive 1 Kid Lid Protect Board and 1 Kid Lid Fold Up Board in either size and any color. Also receive 1 Kid Lid branded hat, 1 Kid Lid branded sunglasses and your name or quote of your choice listed on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    6 backers

    Receive 1 Kid Lid Protect Board and 1 Kid Lid Fold Up Board in either size in the color of your choice. Also receive 1 Kid Lid branded onesie, 1 Kid Lid branded hat, 1 Kid Lid branded sunglasses and your name or quote of your choice listed on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $80 or more

    0 backers

    PERFECT GIFT FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Receive 4 Kid Lid Protect Boards at our special campaign price (retail $29 each). Keep one for yourself, give away 3 as awesome gifts under $20! Your name will also be listed as a donor on our website!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $90 or more

    3 backers

    PERFECT GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Receive 2 Kid Lid Protect Board (retail $29 each) and 2 Kid Lid Fold Up Boards (retail $34 each) in your choice of color! Keep one for yourself, give away 3 as awesome gifts under $25! Your name will also be listed as a donor on our website!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    11 backers

    Receive 1 Kid Lid Protect Board and 1 Kid Lid Fold Up Board in either size in the color of your choice. Also receive 1 Kid Lid branded t-shirt in the size of your choice, 1 Kid Lid branded onesie, 1 Kid Lid branded hat, 1 Kid Lid branded sunglasses and your name or quote of your choice listed on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    4 backers

    PERFECT GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Receive 4 Kid Lid Fold Up Boards in your choice of color at our special campaign price (retail $34 each). Keep one for yourself, give away 3 as awesome gifts under $25! Your name will also be listed as a donor on our website!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    Receive 1 free personalized Kid Lid Protect and 1 free personalized Kid Lid Fold Up in your choice of color (seafoam, watermelon, or black). You'll also receive 2 Kid Lid baseball caps and 2 pairs of Kid Lid sunglasses. Just send us a High-Resolution image and we'll put it on your boards.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $175 or more

    5 backers Limited (10 left of 15)

    Receive 1 personalized Kid Lid Protect Board and 1 non-personalized Kid Lid Fold Up Board in either size and color. Also receive everything listed at lower fundraising levels.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    5 backers

    Receive 3 personalized Kid Lid Protect Boards, 3 non-personalized Kid Lid Protect Boards, 3 non-personalized Kid Lid Fold Up Boards, 3 Kid Lid branded onesies, 3 Kid Lid branded hats, 3 Kid Lid branded sunglasses and your name listed as a hero donor on our website.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)