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By Talelight
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We love social media – sharing our favorite news, photos, thoughts, updates. Checking into places, checking out what’s going on with friends and family. Getting support for new businesses, fundraising and our favorite causes. But you have to be in front of your computer or mobile device to do it. So one day, we thought – what if we could bring social to the road? Why not use our cars to share, too?

Talelight is the world’s first-ever electronic bumper sticker that lets you share your social mode right on your vehicle. The Talelight display unit is electronic, so you can manage it with your mobile device.

We’ve built a Talelight Sticker Store where you can browse and buy stickers in categories like sports, nature, parenting, and art and schedule them to display or change when you want, on your schedule. Plus, you can create your very own bumper sticker and keep it for yourself – or sell it in the Sticker Store! Just create and upload your ‘bumper stickers’ to the Talelight website – as many as you like.

Talelight easily mounts on your trunk lid with an adhesive backing that sticks to your vehicle without damaging the paint – totally do-it-yourself. Your bumper provides extra protection for the display unit, too. 

Simply route the 15' USB cable (included) into the car and plug it into one of your car's USB ports or a 12-volt cigarette lighter to USB port adaptor.  Talelight is low power, so it will not run down your car battery. Once your car has been idle or stationary for a period of time, Talelight simply turns itself off.

Choose your stickers: Our Sticker Store will have hundreds of stickers ready to purchase and download on our launch date later this Summer. You can set your stickers to rotate on your schedule, changing as often as every 15 minutes — or even choose specific times and dates to fit your own schedule.

Create your own stickers: Got something to say? Create a bumper sticker using your own software – then simply upload your message in JPEG format and you’re ready to use it just for yourself or add your sticker to the Sticker Store and sell it. We have simple templates you can use to get started.

Being on the road is tough. Long commutes. Carpools. Traffic. Now with Talelight, you can make driving fun again by sharing your ‘mode’ and being social – on the road, in the parking lot, in the garage, in your driveway, at the game, concert or fundraiser – literally everywhere you go. And you can share your news, updates and thoughts with more people than ever before.

Best of all, we’ve made it easy to change your bumper stickers as often as you update your social status. Rotate your favorite stickers throughout the day, by season, by event…whenever, wherever!

 

The electronic display is what makes Talelight different than any other product on the market. You’ll have more freedom of expression because you can feature one sticker, five, or ten – and program them to change as often as every 15 minutes.

Hardened against all environmental conditions, whether you live in Arizona or Minnesota. We’re talking tested torrential downpours; ice and salt exposure; display prevents water ingress to protect the electronics – even pot holes!

What’s really cool about Talelight is that you can create your own bumper stickers – keep them to display for yourself OR sell your creations in our Talelights Sticker Store. The Sticker Store makes buying stickers as easy as buying music online – and with stickers starting at just $1.29, it’s an inexpensive way to be social everywhere you go!

Download, Display and Manage Your Stickers. 

The Talelight website and app (available for iOS and Android) give you the tools you need to manage your bumper stickers on and off the road:

  • Pair the Talelight display unit with your account. 
  • Choose and download your stickers and set the schedule for your Talelight.
  • Browse and shop stickers in the Sticker Store.

Got a way with words and visuals? Want to support a cause or special interest, raise awareness or generate business? Talelight lets you do all of that and more.

Your sticker creations are encrypted, so only the buyers who purchase them can display them. (Breathe a big sigh of relief for artists and creative folks tired of their work being shared illegally. That always bothered us, too.)

All stickers are run through an approval process for licensing or copyright infringement and to ensure that content is socially responsible.

Honk – and pledge! – if you love bumper stickers from the future.

You and your Talelight will make beautiful poetry together - but first we need your support! Pledge today to help us bring the Talelight to market later this summer at a reasonable price point of $149.99. We have 75 prototypes in hand and are going through beta-testing now – but we need your help to complete the development, create a library of cool stickers and enhance Talelight features. With your help we can bring the Talelight to market in plenty of time for the fall election.

Help us help you be more social on the road – and be one of the first to share your mode on the road with an electronic bumper sticker from the future!

 

 

Risks and challenges

Given where we are in the project we are pretty confident we will be able to deliver the units in the September time frame. We have a number of environmental tests to perform over the coming two months which could undercover a problem that could delay our launch. We will also need to receive FCC certification prior to shipping.

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    Bumper tier: Old-school sticker

    You have our gratitude and you’ll receive a traditional, non-electrical Talelight bumper sticker.

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    Glove box Tier: Talelight USB adaptor

    Pledges above $75 will receive a car adaptor that you can use when you’re ready to purchase your Talelight display and share your mode with the road!

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    Talelight Tier: Pre-Order Talelight

    The main way to help us bring the Talelight to market is through pre-ordering your own Talelight for the retail price of $149.99. When you place your order by August 1st, 2016, you’ll receive a coupon code for $10 in free bumper stickers from our Talelight Sticker store PLUS a Talelight branded cigarette lighter to USB adapter to power your Talelight if your car does not have a USB port.

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    Fleet Tier: 10 ( +1 Bonus) Talelights

    Be a true Talelight ambassador, and you'll be able to share your mode on every road you travel. If you pledge at $1500, you'll receive 11 Talelight devices for the retail cost of only 10!

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