This project's funding goal was not reached on October 8, 2012.
About this project
"MyKidPad makes your iPad childproof (but still fun). Worried that the rugrats will accidentally break your $500 slab of glass and magic? Worry no more."
John Paulus, Fast Company, Co.Design
check out what the great people at Mashable are saying about the my:kidpad. (click on the logo to see their video review!)
"My:KidPad Makes Your Precious iPad Childproof"
When my best friend’s 5 year old asked to “play” with my brand new iPad 3, as cute as those pleading eyes looked, I cringed at the thought, wouldn’t you? Then I thought, this is the information age, and that’s an information age kid, let’s bring the two together with a lightweight, durable, protective case that transforms the iPad 2 and 3 into an object of kidsafe fun & adult piece of mind.
More than just a case, it's lightweight protection: transforming the iPad 2 and 3 into a portable and friendly tool to expand your child's world, anywhere-anytime.
Great for gaming, cuz kids wanna have fun: The my:kidpad was created with that excitement in mind, Sturdy gaming handles that act as bumpers and shock absorbers for you iPad when your little gamers are "in the zone".
Our launch color selection, help us make the choice: We love'em all but your choice will help us decide the final colors for our first production. When ordering choose from: Seafoam Blue, Bright Orange, Snow White and our Special Kickstarter Limited Edition Grey... all with our special green accent color.
The final color choices and the super cool, Kickstarter only "Limited Edition Grey"!
Designing for kids is serious fun: The my:kidpad is a labor of love. Your child's safety is our first priority. We are designers, but we are parents first. When we created the soft and colorful my:kidpad we knew how important it was that it functions beautifully, was super lightweight and made from kidsafe materials.
You know they're gonna drop it: so protect your iPad with our built to take it design. Assembles in a snap! More fun for them and more peace of mind for you. Take a look at this video showing the assembly, features and a video excerpt where we drop test the my:kidpad case.
The design process: We have learned to experience this product through the eyes and hands of a child but construct it safely by combining years of design experience with parental intuition. We first observed children using iPads and then brainstormed lots of sketches and ideas-thinking deeply about the real need before designing. This process took many months of observation, design refinement, materials research and finally, four complete series of full scale prototypes to arrive at a design that is very lightweight (less than 8oz.) durable, kid safe, and most importantly, something kids will want to take with them everyday. This product is designed for use by children 4 years and older.
What is the production plan?
What do we ask of our backers: We are seeking to raise $55,000 from you, our backers on Kickstarter, for this essential project to go into production, and have set up special "Kickstarter Only Pricing" as incentives to thank you for your support.
What we will do with the cash: We have spent the last 9 months investing in prototyping, refining, testing and registering our patent. We have prototyped 4 complete design evolutions, designed the packaging, etc. Our plan is to use the money to pay for the initial stainless steel injection molds, do final stress and drop testing and deliver this first run of KidPads to you. We have been working with a pre-selected factory in Shenzhen, China with experience in very similar kids products, to produce the My:KidPad, and they are as dedicated as we are to the quality of the product and the safety of the materials we will use.
With over 10,000 apps specifically designed for kids, the my:kidpad will make a great gift. We want to bring this essential product to market before the holidays for mykid and yours.
The 4 colors (final prototypes)
About our T-Shirts: made from 100% organic cotton, grown and made in the USA by SOS t-shirts.
"SOS t-shirts are made from organic cotton grown on our certified organic farms. We have been certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture since 1992. Our cotton is planted in mid-May and harvested after frost in November. The harvested cotton is ginned at our certified organic gin and then shipped to a certified mill in North Carolina for spinning into yarn. The yarn is also knitted, finished and sewn in the Carolinas. SOS products have a pedigree as we can tell you when and where they were planted and trace their development into a finished product." http://sosfromtexas.com
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The new mini will be a great product for kids, lighter, cheaper but probably just as fragile. We are currently working on concepts and ideas for a kidpad for the iPad mini, as soon as it comes out we will finalize the newest my:kidpad case details and share it here.
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