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About

TOME is a timer locked case for smart devices. A simple and elegant solution for digital distraction, helping to re-establish the human connection.

Our mobile devices are powerful and valuable tools, but what if we could use them more intelligently?

TOME allows you to be present in the moment by removing device distractions and encourage mindful use of technology. Integrate TOME into your life to consciously create healthy habits and restore balance.

TOME is both functional and symbolic. It represents your intention to be present.

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TOME is for Everyone

FAMILY: Time is precious, memories are more important than likes, retweets or being the first to reply.

SOCIAL: Let's put a value on being present - truly enriching experiences only happen when we're fully engaged.

INTIMATE: Our closest relationships require us to be attentive to make our partner feel cherished.

WORK: Multi-tasking is now the norm, but real progress is only made when we're truly focussed.

 How it works – Family setting...

 How it works – Social gathering...

 

At Home in any Setting

Combining tradition and nature with the subtle hints of modernity, TOME's design fits into any domestic or commercial environment. The book-inspired form analogizes pastimes that pre-date the smart phone era. No lights, screens, alarms or anything to continue to distract you from being present.

The case is made from sustainably sourced, rich and durable walnut and accented by sleek, polished aluminum edges. Inside a soft cushioned interior protects devices and elasticated straps keeps them in place.

Why TOME?

TOME is a beautifully crafted product for your home, workplace or establishment. It is a symbol that represents the power of intention to be present. TOME is designed to the highest quality, finely crafted and intuitively functional. It serves as a clear place to lock away your tech to help achieve more quality time.

The Benefits

TOME helps you to BE PRESENT with your loved ones
TOME helps you to BE PRESENT with your loved ones

 

Encourages true connection in social and communal spaces
Encourages true connection in social and communal spaces

 

Integrate into your work environment for enhanced focus and productivity
Integrate into your work environment for enhanced focus and productivity

Our Story

It all started in early 2016, when one of our founders, Calvin was dragged out of his digital trance by loud cheering at one of his kids’ basketball practice games. Totally consumed by his smartphone, Calvin completely missed a precious moment with his son. He was there, at the game, sat on the bench, but he was not present in the moment. Instantly recognising that he wasn't alone, Calvin went straight to his close friend Ed with the idea. Ed had been suffering the same affliction during evenings with his wife and missing out on shared experiences. The concept of a case, representing ceremonious digital discipline was born. Ed called his long-time friend George, who himself recognised how task switching at work frequently hampered focus and productivity.

In summer 2016 they came together and formed Medietas Ltd, a company with a mssion to create products that encourage balance in people’s lives. By the end of 2016, their first product TOME had taken shape. It represents the intention to be more present, a symbolic and functional solution to device distraction. Together these three entrepreneurs are a perfect harmony of vision, innovation and creativity. One year on and in the final stages of their first product, the team are seeking support for to complete TOME and start delivering to you by Christmas. 

We have further exciting products planned for the coming months. 

With TOME our mission is to re-establish the human connection through more mindful use of technology.

TOME is a product by Medietas Ltd based in London, UK. Medietas was founded in 2016 to create products that bring balance to people’s lives. This is our first crowdfunding campaign to complete our development and production run of TOME cases for delivery by Christmas 2017. Founded by Calvin Niles, Ed Zhao and George Hadley, together these three entrepreneurs are a perfect harmony of vision, innovation and creativity.

 

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You've read this far, so we must have got your attention. If you want to be part of bringing TOME to life then now is the time for action. Take a look at our rewards below... 

 

Production Team

We are working with established designers and production partners in the UK to deliver a uniquely beautiful product.

Product Design: Nick Fraser Design
Technologist: Concept Shed Ltd
Manufacturer: Moran's Wood Components

Thank you

Along the way we've been helped by a great many friends, collaborators and advisors. We appreciate your part in getting TOME to this point...

Laura Barbier, Juan Miguel Cooper, Super Cy, Nick Defty, Nick Fraser, Claire Hadley, Lucy Hadley, Chris James, Alex Jones, Raphan Kebe, Sam Lanyon, Natalie Medon, Igor Piccolotti, Popo, Sergey Khiruntsev, Reema Shah, Mark Small, George Velev, Apeksha Zhao & Saiya Zhao.
— Bar Meze, Travelling Through & WinwInnKeeper & YCN.

A Final Word

In this age of device addiction, we believe in the power of the human connection. Please back our campaign now! 

Risks and challenges

We are working with experienced product designers and manufacturers in the UK and have our plans ready to move to the next phase. Your support will help us to complete our appearance prototype product to a market-ready version by December 2017.

Funds raised will help pay for:

• Wood & electronic materials
• Development & production fees
• Distribution & marketing costs

There are always risks and challenges involved with launching a new product and there is a small possibility its appearance may be tweaked during scaled-up production. Depending on quantities ordered our delivery schedule may be subject to minor revisions.

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    TOME Hero

    Thank you for your support!

    BE PRESENT wristband prompting you to be mindful through out the day.
    Your name in TOME Hall of Fame. (Website credit and User Guide dedicated page).

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    TOME Pioneer

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    TOME Creative

    One TOME in time for Christmas.
    A beautiful branded TOME journal

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    One beautiful TOME case by February 2018.

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    TOME Yogi

    One TOME in time for Christmas.

    Two-one hour Yoga sessions with our partner, teacher and trainer Raphan Kebe for up to three people at your home or workplace. London based. Yoga sessions can be booked immediately, subject to availability.

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    TOME Adventurer

    One TOME in time for Christmas.
    Take to the skies for a scenic one hour flight over the beautiful English countryside in a timeless biplane. Flight date can be booked immediately, subject to availability and waiver of liability.

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    TOME Legend

    One TOME in time for Christmas.
    Your own dedicated page in user guide and on our website with a personal thank you video from the founders.

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    TOME Pro

    Remove digital distraction at your establishment; workplace, cafe or hotel.

    Ten TOME cases by February 2018.

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Funding period

- (30 days)