About this project
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!
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Below are the items we are offering as a thank you for supporting our Kickstarter campaign.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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