Babo is a humidifier that levitates, thanks to magnetic levitation. Impress your co-workers, friends and family with an out-of-this-world experience!
Magnetic levitation is the in thing right now. A great gift for friends and family as well.
Humidifiers moisten the indoor air. Moistened air helps ease skin and breathing symptoms caused by dry air. Adding in drops of essential oil spreads its scent while maintaining the quality and effectiveness of the oil. And by spreading its scent, it benefits people around you, as well. Start expecting people to fight to be your desk partner!
It is customisable
Our customer's experience matters to us. That is why our team has crafted Babo with modular design in mind. We are working towards creating a customisable sleeve for Babo in the future. That means, you get to choose how it looks like. Something that screams 'Hey, That's ME!', or even something more captivating.
Leave Babo anywhere...
... and Babo leaves the place smelling better than it ever has.
How do you use Babo?
First, like all humidifiers, ensure that the bottom compartment of the humidifer is filled with water. Add a few drops of essential oil for better smell in the room. Hover Babo over the centre of the base, until you find the sweet spot where you can feel a gentle release. Voila, your humidifier is locked into position and ready to go. Simply turn on the humidifier, and your air will be clean in no time!
Wait, does it levitate by magic?
Unfortunately, we are not licensed or experienced magicians yet... It is levitated using a strong electromagnet in the base as well as a permanent magnet at the bottom of the floating humidifier. There exists a void where zero magnetic field exists, this is where the humidifier will sit peacefully and 'levitates'.
How do you charge Babo?
We also look forward to a wireless future. Babo would also like to be the first humidifier to be charged using the wireless charging technology. Simply charge it and leave it floating - anywhere, anytime.
Our team has already had an idea in store for this. Therefore, we need your support to make this wireless charging come true!
How It Started
Our team has worked tremendously hard in accomplishing our milestones. From idea generation in early September 2016 to this campaign launch, we continuously improve our prototypes to deliver the best product for our users.
In this campaign launch, we reach yet another milestone. We are reaching out to you and encourage your support in making this product happen!
Babo was crafted out from a new definition of a state of balance or equilibrium. We strive to bring work-life balance through interactive experiences in your office & home.
Our team is a dynamic one, possessing skills from different disciplines.
Why Babo - Our Long Term Strategic Planning
Through our research, we found that there is an increasing trend for the market of levitating products, which belongs to a new section of the consumer electronics market. There is a potential market share for our company in this area.
Yet, we acknowledge that there is a gap between this novel technology and our daily experiences as human beings. Our team attempts to bridge this gap by bringing in a product that is conceptually simple and user-friendly. With this product, our team believes that our users will be able to capture the novelty of magnetic levitation while integrating it into part of their daily lives.
Risks and challenges
Through the prototyping phase, we encountered many problems, especially with the wireless charging module (we are still figuring out a way to increase its output voltage).
We foresee obstacles in that area because there has been no such viable products readily available in the market yet. However, given our technical background in electrical engineering, we will strive to bring you the best humidifier experience.
This is the first time our team is working on a project and this journey has opened our eyes to many things that we did not consider beforehand. We would do our best to anticipate outcomes and serve to bring the best experience to users.
One potential risk our users are undertaking is the potential harm to their electronics equipment when the magnetic base is too close to their laptops or phones to influence and disrupt the magnetic fields.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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