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  • Press and hold down on the front of the ring for three seconds and Mangos texts your selected contacts your customized help message and a link to a map of your location so they can get help. 
  • A silent vibration lets you know Mangos is working without alerting your attacker.
  • In addition to being efficient and discreet, we designed Mangos to be both fashionable and lightweight. It weighs less than an American quarter and the front has the radius of a dime.

 

Mangos is water resistant and comfortable to wear
Mangos is water resistant and comfortable to wear

 

Stylish confidence in every situation
Stylish confidence in every situation

 

Feel secure on casual outings or on business trips
Feel secure on casual outings or on business trips

 

Mangos helps keep you safe everywhere you go
Mangos helps keep you safe everywhere you go

 

 

 

 

 

You can set the app up in under a minute. The app detects if you set off your Mangos and contacts our server over the internet. Our server creates a map based on your coordinates and pushes out the text messages to your selected contacts which include your SOS message and the link to a live map.

Our backers don't have to select a ring size. The main Mangos unit comes apart from the band and locks back together with a strong quarter turn. This allows Mangos to deliver every ring size 3-13 in one box and will keep space conscious retailers happy in the future.

 

Set up the app in about a minute by entering your name, alert message and contacts.

Mangos stays off unless activated. This allows it over 400 activations and means you never have to charge or replace the battery.

One minute set up and then it just works!

  • Form factor: The front of the ring is the radius of a US dime and it weighs less than a US quarter.
  • Insane battery life: Over 400 activations and you never have to recharge or change the battery. Set it and forget it.
  • Price: We're keeping it affordable so we can get this out to as many people as possible and enter retail at some point.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We've been working on Mangos for 18 months and the ring you see in the video is a 100% working prototype. As a result, we are deeply invested both emotionally and financially. To get this out to the people who need it, we are asking for funds to:

  • Have factory tooling created
  • Receive Bluetooth and FCC Certification
  • Order the components to build and package your rings

My name is Mark Hardy and I'm a software developer and product manager specializing in mobile. A year and a half ago, I was watching Investigation Discovery when a truly appalling story came on about a young girl who was abducted and sexually assaulted. 

I dropped the app I was working on and decided to build something to make sure this never had to happen again. Joanna and I have worked together on numerous products before and she was the first to join the team as our UX/UI designer followed shortly after by Jason who is an engineering whiz and manufacturing pro. Together we formed Mangos.

All of us are product people who have a consistent history of building products we love. Please consider joining our mission and select a reward of your choice.

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Risks and challenges

The Mangos team is experienced in sourcing the production of technology products.

Manufacturing: Jason Petras has years of experience in sourcing technology products and has existing relationships with factories. We know exactly what specifications and tests to include in our terms and can eliminate the possibility of a batch of defective products.

Fulfillment: We will be working with manufacturers who are experienced in producing technology products in quantity and on time. Jason's experience in sourcing and our existing relationships with such factories should mitigate the possibility of a delay. We also budgeted extra time into our projections to make sure we can deliver on time (early would be awesome!). Due to these factors, we believe we will deliver your products on time but there is always a possibility of a delay. We will all work extremely hard to make sure you receive your Mangos products on time in November or early.

Certifications: Mangos uses Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate over the air with your phone. The Bluetooth module we're using has not been certified by the FCC or Bluetooth SIG through its manufacturer. This is not a concern as many other companies using the same module have been certified by both the FCC and Bluetooth SIG. The cost of these has been built into our budget.

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