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A mashup of smartphone apps and figurines come together to bring to life innovative characters and digital companions.

A mashup of smartphone apps and figurines come together to bring to life innovative characters and digital companions. Read more
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Funding Canceled

Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on July 13, 2012.

About this project

Robert Scoble @scobleizer - "a cool iOS appcessory"

TechCrunch "Gillmor Gang watches helplessly as robots briefly take over the show"

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"

Gigazine iPhone/iPad/iPodをキャラクターっぽく変身させる「MOBOTO」

Digital Trends "personality-driven digital experience"

Tomopop "interactive collectible"

Follow MOBOTO at twitter @moboto and Facebook

HELLO MOBOTO!

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 "APP"ERSONAS

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? ]

MOBOTO GOODIES

Become a citizen and vote on the Kickstarter Accessory for MOBOTO
Become a citizen and vote on the Kickstarter Accessory for MOBOTO
4 Bases - Male [tie not included], Female, Flower Pot and iPad Male.
4 Bases - Male [tie not included], Female, Flower Pot and iPad Male.
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Finishes
Moboto T-shirt. Male and Female sizes.
Moboto T-shirt. Male and Female sizes.

MOBOTO STATUS

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. 

MOBOTO FAQ

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"

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00 USD

    MOBOTO CITIZENSHIP
    You will become a MOBOTO CITIZEN and will gain voting rights for exclusive Kickstarter accessory that ships with Mobotos. You will also gain access to Kickstarter updates on MOBOTO creation story.

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    MOBOTO T-SHIRT + DIGITAL BRAND PACK [ Desktop/Phone Wallpapers, printables ]
    T-shirt is American Apparel Black color. Male and Female sizes.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35 USD

    EARLY BIRD
    One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Male or Female Base. We will email you to confirm base choice.
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    MOBOTO: One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Male Base.
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    MOBOTO BLACK: One MOBOTO BLACK MATTE with matching Male Base.
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    MOBOTA: One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Female Base. [US Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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    MOBOTO PAD: One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Male Base + Male iPad Base.
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    MOBOTANICAL: One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Male Base + matching Flower Pot Base.
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    Pledge $75 or more About $75 USD

    MOBOTO MAN + MOBOTO T-SHIRT: One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Male Base and One MOBOTO T-shirt. T-shirt is American Apparel Black color. Male and Female sizes. [US Shipping included, add $20 for international]

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    Pledge $90 or more About $90 USD

    MOBOTO SUPER-BASE PACK:
    One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Male, Female, iPad and Flower Pot Bases
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    Pledge $95 or more About $95 USD

    HOME BASE/OFFICE SPACE:
    Two MOBOTOS WHITE GLOSS with matching Male or Female Bases. We will email you to confirm Base choice.
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    Pledge $100 or more About $100 USD

    BIGGIE and SMALLS: Outfit both your iPhone and iPad. You will receive One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching Male Base and One MOBOTO WHITE GLOSS with matching iPAD Base. [US Shipping included, add $25 for international]

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    Pledge $225 or more About $225 USD

    OFFICE PACK/FAMILY PACK:
    Five MOBOTOS WHITE GLOSS with matching Male or Female Bases. We will email you to confirm base choice. [US Shipping included, add $40 for international]

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000 USD

    MOBOTO BETA TEAM:
    You will get early access to MOBOTO APP and one Pre-Production MOBOTO to beta test and provide feedback to the HW/SW teams. You will also receive one production MOBOTO with matching base of your choice when final order is shipped. MOBOTO T-Shirt included. [US Shipping included, add $40 for international]

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    Pledge $2,000 or more About $2,000 USD

    ALUMINIUM SPECIAL EDITION:
    One CNC'd ALUMINIUM MOBOTO BRIGHT SILVER ANODIZED with matching base of your choice. 1-10 number series etched in. MOBOTO T-Shirt. [US Shipping included, add $30 for international]

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    STEAMPUNK WOOD SPECIAL EDITION:
    One CNC'd WOOD MOBOTO STAINED with matching base of your choice. 1-10 number series etched in. MOBOTO T-Shirt. [US Shipping included, add $30 for international]

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    Pledge $4,000 or more About $4,000 USD

    WORLD INVASION PACK:
    100 MOBOTOS WHITE GLOSS with matching Male Bases. [Please email for Shipping Rates]

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000 USD

    TITANIUM SPECIAL EDITION:
    One CNC'd TITANIUM MOBOTO with matching base of your choice. 1-10 number series etched in. MOBOTO T-Shirt. [US Shipping included, add $30 for international]

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