About this project
Blended fruits and vegetables oxidize quickly and smoothies are no exception. Within minutes they start losing their taste, look and most importantly nutrients. This is why it is recommended to consume smoothies straight after blending or preserve them.
Luckily we have been able to find a simple solution to preserve smoothies in Millo’s On-the-Go Cup and it only requires a bit of extra effort and budget on our part. When the campaign reaches £ 90 000 every drinking lid will come with a built in vacuum valve. Additionally you will get a free vacuum creating hand pump with every Millo you pledged for!
Millo is the first blender ever to adapt to your lifestyle with its fast and silent user experience housed in a minimal design.
Smart doesn't merely mean an ability to connect to other devices via some sort of signal. It means solved age old problems, adaptation to your needs and ease of use.
It's a blender, not a hammer drill. Neither should it sound like one. Millo's Air Drive system uses magnets to deliver power to the blade. This eliminates the most common noise sources in usual blenders - the old fashioned motors and rattling blade connectors.
Washing your blender after making a smoothie takes half of the joy away! With Millo's Smart Lid you can just rinse and go in seconds. It also features the industry's first ability to remember you and your blending preferences. Just put on your lid and the blender will default to the smoothie you want most.
Smart Lid also has an additional cover which allows you to avoid any immediate washing at all! So feel free to take your blender with you - on a business trip or to a picnic!
Smart Touch makes Millo extremely easy to use - you are a single touch away from blending your favorite smoothie. The right way, just like you prefer!
For all those times when Smart Touch is not enough and you want explicit control over what happens in the blender - there will be Millo’s mobile app which enables you to fiddle with every tiny setting there is! At the moment we are using a 3rd party solution to set the speed and to switch Millo On or Off. Have a look how it might look like once we finish.
With Millo’s mobile app, you will be able to automatically track the smoothies you make and transfer the nutrition data to the nutrition app you already use - it’s your free choice!
With Millo sharing is easy. You only need a single base and everyone with a personal cup and Smart Lid can use it as they wish. It’s perfect for families and teams!
We know it’s sometimes hard to figure out where to begin. To help you solve that we have teamed up with three amazing authors: Tracy Russell, Julie Morris, Jen Hansard. They will help you never lose the healthy vibe and have a plenty of inspiring smoothies to make for the whole family! The first 500 to pledge for the "Millo for Family - Kickstarter Special" will receive these three amazing books!
The books themselves are a sweet deal, but we’ve added a cherry on top for you to enjoy. The first 10 backers of the "Millo for Family - Kickstarter Special" will receive all of the books hand signed by the authors!
Getting in a successful mindset is everything and we will help you and your team do exactly that! When you order Millo with 6 cups or more you will get invites to an online workshop for your entire team to get the spirits up and results through the roof!
The story behind
Let's rewind a few years.
To wake up his wife and daughter early in the morning or skip a nutritious morning energy boost. That was the dilemma facing Millo’s founder Adam not so long ago. After looking around for a solution and not finding anything, he decided to take the task of creating one in his own hands.
As Adam himself says, “Millo was born out of frustration that is experienced by nearly everybody making smoothies.” Smoothie makers are incredibly noisy and washing them is a major pain. This robs us of an option of a quick and healthy meal and the willingness to improve diet is given up due to the lack of time and convenience.
While the problem was clear, the solution was far from that. Eventually, the idea for how Millo should work came from a toy. It was a music box with dancers spinning on top of it. The trick there was that those dancers weren't physically attached to any motor, they were spun magnetically!
This was it. The way a blender could work like, while being silent, easy to clean and good looking. After finding a talented engineer and testing a proof of concept, Millo was on its way.
To create Millo we chose the highest quality materials. Our manufacturing partners are working with global brands on a day to day basis and recommended us the most durable, food safe plastics available.
Peace of mind
All of the above makes us confident that Millo won't fail you anytime soon. Just to be sure, there's a 2 year warranty!
Millo will save you over 7 hours every month usually spent preparing food and cleaning up afterwards.
Not only will you save time though. It is hard to believe, but according to the data of VISA most of us spend over £ 2000 per year on snacks. The same snacks that will make you crave more or leave you feeling down. The same snacks that bombard you with all this sugar causing a plethora of health problems later! The same health problems you then have to spend over £ 1000 per year on supplements and medication to fix or prevent. Why suffer from all of this, when you can have a simple feel-good fix in the form of Millo?
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All of the above wouldn’t be possible without the talented and experienced people in the team and many others who help and continuously support Millo.
Who is behind Millo
We've come a long way together. Blender prototypes were taken to the extremes. A lot of different solutions were considered. Take a look below!
Now the only thing needed to make Millo a reality is your help!
Risks and challenges
We have thought long and well about various aspects of producing Millo. The last 7 months alone were spent refining the details with manufacturers.
After this we have come to several decisions. Some of them harder than others, but every single one of them made to deliver you the best possible product in a timely manner.
We fixed complex and failure prone parts and assembly as advised by manufacturer despite the production costs being higher.
We added better electronic components to enable smoother user experience.
We even opted to limit the initial production run to only 3000 units in total, to avoid the issues that arise with large scale sourcing and manufacturing.
These things alone are more than most of Kickstarters do before launching their campaigns.
That said, there’s still a chance, albeit not a big one, that things can go wrong. In that case always remember:
Transparency and integrity are two things we strongly believe in.
We are a small, close knit team and are able to adapt and resolve any issues quickly if they arise. Not one of us likes to be left in the dark and we have personally backed projects on Kickstarter before. You can rest assured that even if there are issues we will be responsive and issue timely updates about them to keep you in the know.
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