A mashup of smartphone apps and figurines come together to bring to life innovative characters and digital companions. Read more
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 13, 2012.
About this project
Fast Company "vision for a whole series of action-figure-esque bodies for iPhones"
Mashable "for geeks and non-techies alike"
Trendhunter "Apple gave the iPhone a voice, but the Moboto dock gives Siri the body"
Digital Trends "personality-driven digital experience"
Tomopop "interactive collectible"
Moboto is a new and unique physical and digital experience for mobile devices. When your device docks with Moboto, Moboto comes to life and show his personality through a combination of apps, phone sensors and interactive features. We call them APPersonas. Moboto is modular by design. This allows for a variety of interlocking bases, attachments such as arms, and other accessories to be easily interchanged, providing customization and personalization.
Moboto expresses itself through its variety of personas that you select. Those personas constantly gather information from phone sensors and web data and communicates visually or verbally to you through images or behaviors.
MOBOTIFY! OPEN PLATFORM
Everyday we are building new things for Moboto...and we hope you will help us. The simple twist-to-lock connection creates infinite possibilities to add new bases. In addition to new MOBOTO bases we plan to design and produce in the future, we will be making the twist-to-lock connection files available to 3D communities so you and others can experiment and create your own bases. We are also looking to release after launch tools to create some of your own personas and other software features.
We are also engaging with partners and brands to bring to life characters and personas that we already know and love. [ Who would you like to see moboto-ized? ]
We are entering production this summer and your support will fund hardware tooling, software development, software and hardware patents, and Kickstarter fees. To create the hardware, we have partnered with a well respected international firm who manufactures and distributes products for Apple and other hi-tech companies. The software is being built internally. Designed in California and manufactured in China, we plan to have Moboto in your hands before the end of the year and will be sharing updates with our Kickstarter supporters along the way and getting feedback on development.
Q. Is the MOTOBO APP free? Yes. The MOBOTO APP will be a free app in the App Store and will provide free personas [ Eye/Mouth, Flower and Face ]. Future updates will continue to provide free and paid personas and features.
Q. Which iOS Devices are compatible? Built for iOS, Moboto is compatible with all iOS devices. [iPhone 3/3G/3GS/4/4S/iPod Touch/iPad1/2/New and can charge iPod Nano and other iPods] . We are working on bringing Moboto to Android and Windows and will share more after we launch.
Q. I have a case for my iOS device. Will it fit? Yes. MOBOTO will feature a swivel connector that will enable most cases to fit.
Q. How does MOBOTO charge? Moboto comes with USB Micro to USB A cord to plug into wall or computer.
Q. Does MOBOTO come with Line Out for Audio? Yes.
Q. Will MOBOTO be compatible with new iPhone connector? "If" there is a change to the connector before kickstarter campaign ends, we will create an new version for those that want to pledge for the new version. Shipping dates on that version would be whenever new connector becomes available and we are able to ship.
Q. DOMO ARIGATO? "Thank You"
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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