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As we all know, the innate nature of hunting and crisis awareness of animals makes dogs or cats very sensitive to moving objects. Therefore, Cheerble Wicked Ball attracts their attention by simulating the behavior of small animals, fully mobilizing their enthusiasm and getting them excited.
Our pets are very smart and curious creatures and because of this it is easy for them to become bored of old and stationary pet toys that just can't attract their interest. While technology has become a fundamental part of our modern lives it seems that our pets have missed out on this technological revolution and so are not experiencing the HUGE benefits that technology can provide for our furry friends.
We need a new toy that can tackle their boredom and separation anxiety, while simultaneously making sure that they have constant access to forms of exercise while we are away. So we have invented a SMART TOY that will allow our pets to play with a moving object the way nature intended. With your help, we can give our best friends the ability to keep happy and healthy while being entertained throughout the day.
Wicked Ball has 3 reaction modes for interaction: gentle, normal and active. You decide which mode suits your pet best.
It’s super easy to decide which mode to choose, and most importantly, NO APP REQUIRED!!! Just open the outer shell, press the button on Wicked Core for 3 seconds to turn it on. The mode then switches every time you press the button of Wicked Core. Different colors of the LED signal different modes. Green is for gentle. Blue is for normal. Pink is for active.
The "Intelligent Companion Mode" means a cycle of “10 minutes of active play + 30 minutes of rest”. During the 30 minutes rest time, the cycle can be RESET when Wicked Ball is pushed or hit by your pets. If Wicked Ball is not touched in this period it will AUTOMATICALLY RESTART the cycle of 10 minutes play and 30 minutes rest. Why does Wicked Ball have this algorithm? For those pets who love Wicked Ball, it allows them to have as much fun as they want. For those lazy pets who love Wicked Ball, it teases your pets pro-actively after the 30 minutes of rest in order to engage the lazy cat and dog to be more active.
As well as being safe for your pets we have also taken great care to make sure that when you open Wicked Ball’s outer shell it will stop running immediately. Making it safe and secure for both you and your pet.
We all know the joy our cats get by chasing a cute woolen ball, but not that much movement from your lovable feline friend is required.
Now imagine if we can get that ball to jump, roll and move, it means double the excitement and ten times the exercise for our cats, again no operation is required from the owner it can keep them entertained all day while we are away. Made from safe materials targeted specifically to please your cat senses of touch and sight.
We have done extensive testing on Wicked Ball to an IPX67 standard and it has performed exceptionally. As long as the outer shell of Wicked Ball is on tightly and securely it can be put in water directly and runs smoothly and safely. This allows you and your pet to have just as much fun with Wicked Ball in the water as on land.
Cheerble Wicked Ball has a built-in collision sensor. When it hits an obstacle, it will reverse itself and move away, meaning it won’t get stuck in tight spots, even if it were to get stuck in a hole, it would be able to jump out by itself.
We have 3 colors for you to choose from, you can mix and match different colors to create you and your pets own custom style. Keep Wicked Ball stylish, exciting and stimulating and help your pet to be healthier and happier.
From both a human and a dog's vision, Wicked Ball is very bright-coloured. Many people believe dogs are completely colorblind, this is not true. In fact dogs can see Blue, Yellow and Green appears as white. We have designed Wicked Ball specifically to compliment your dogs vision.
For those whose pets are only motivated by food (and let's be honest most pets are!) We have created a snack hole designed for placing pet food. It is the perfect feature to attract lazy and hungry pets and now they will be able to eat their favorite snacks while getting exercise at the same time; It is a win-win situation for you and your pet!
As we have said Wicked Ball is waterproof, so simply rinse and clean in water and wash it.
Made with industrial grade materials selected specifically for their toughness, the outer shell is made of environmentally-friendly material, safe for us and more importantly for our pets.
We have considered and tested Wicked Ball on more than 100 different types of dogs and cats to test all aspects and range of biting, gnawing and scratching, and we are proud to say Cheerble Wicked Ball passes the durability test.
Charging Wicked Ball is super-easy, with its Micro USB charging cable. It’ll take 1 hour to fully charge.
We have tested the battery life of Wicked Ball for more than 50 times. After testing, the playtime depends on Wicked Ball and pets' interaction time. The maximum playtime is up to 8 hours.
Follow the instructions below and in no time, your furry friend will be having fun with Wicked Ball.
The first of its kind, Cheerble Wicked Ball uses the ARM Cortex-M0 processor for complex algorithms, a high performance 6-axis MEMS motion-tracking device for touch sensing, and high torque DC motors for implementing algorithms and motion.
First, through the high performance 6-axis MEMS motion-tracking device, the processor can detect the current motion condition, then decides whether the movement is smooth, and if not, it will react to make sure the ball can roll, twist and jump normally through sophisticated algorithms. The sensor can also help the ball to detect the pet’s touch, and then through the control of the high-torque DC motor, the ball can rotate or jump quickly, achieving the interaction between the ball and the pet.
The material that we used on the inner layer of our outer shell is polycarbonate, therefore, the hardness is relatively high. For the outer layer, we use TPU, therefore, relatively soft but also has a protective effect on pets.
Our goal at Cheerble has always been the same: we’re very passionate about improving the lives of our pets.
Last year, we came on Kickstarter to launch the Cheerble Wickedbone, where crowdfunding enthusiasts and pioneers like yourselves helped pave the way for a safe, interactive and revolutionary pet toy.
We’re now doing it again with the Cheerble Wicked Ball, in order to provide you another automatic way to play with your pet pals.
Cheerble Wicked Ball is designed to make your pets feel a bit less lonely & less bored while you are away. When you are at home it gives a new fun way to play and interact with your pets, keeping them happy and healthy whenever Wicked Ball is in action.
We have big plans for the Cheerble Product Line and its users, and we hope you can join us in building a better life for our best friends.
Each pledge comes with an 18 months warranty (for Kickstarter backers only, 12 months warranty offered after campaign ends), in addition to lifetime access to Cheerble’'s friendly 24/7 e-mail and phone support, and access to backer-only groups. As a team of pet owners who work long hours, this project was extra special for us. We're excited to partner with you to bring the exciting Cheerble Wicked Ball to life.
Risks and challenges
Like all Kickstarter projects, we will face certain risks and challenges in delivering this product at the quality we demand of ourselves. However, the Cheerble team brings with it not only our passion but experience in engineering and manufacturing at scale, and we've made every effort to mitigate these risks for our backers.
With the support of our manufacturing and distribution partners, we are well prepared for the challenges ahead. We promise to be transparent and to keep our backers updated and informed about any issues that may come up and our solutions to such.
Our scope is to deliver the best possible Cheerble Wicked Ball into your hands ASAP. So please go back to the top of the page and support us with a pledge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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