to your smart phone to receive visual notifications for text
messages, phone calls, social media alerts and more
light and voice alerts
versatile, portable and controllable light
to metal surfaces
VISUAL NOTIFICATIONS FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE (Text Messages, Phone
Calls, Social Media)
LEDDIE light up when you receive a call or message, have a Facebook
notification, someone mentions you in a tweet, your LinkedIn profile
receives a new view, and more! LEDDIE
will let you choose the color, speed and sequence of each of these
notifications and more!
a tweet? Two green pulses. Facebook post? Three blue pulses. Message
from your boss? Blinking red light.
options are countless and entirely up to you.
Pinterest is currently working on such functionality of
notifications, and will be added ASAP. Tumblr and LinkedIn
notifications are still in development and for the time being are
don't have to check your phone every few seconds. Working, listening
to music or watching your favorite show? Don't bother worrying about
your phone or tablet. Let
LEDDIE tell you if you need to check in.
is also great for those with hearing
to help them stay in touch with family and friends.
turn LEDDIE on (or use automatic mode) and easily establish your
settings! The app will be as intuitive as possible and it will
remember as many options as you'll like.
application will have safety digital certificate: Swiss Code Signing
• Smartphones and tablets with iOS or Android system
LEDDIE LIGHTS UP IN COLOR, SEQUENCE AND
LUMINOSITY OF YOUR CHOICE.
demo with alpha version
changes colors in full RGB range with speed, sequence and brightness
chosen by you. You can even program your settings to be repeated
you don't want to use any device to control LEDDIE - or you want to
give it to someone that doesn't own one – LEDDIE has a side button
that allows basic control. Just press it and choose from preset
Take it outside
- garden, camping, picnic in the woods. Set a bottle or transparent
tray on it and it will light up.
Need a lamp?
Put a glass of water on LEDDIE, dim the light and you'll have a lamp!
No more spilling your glass of water or tripping over objects in the
middle of the night.
Want to watch movie,
work, study or play games
undisturbed? Connect LEDDIE to your smartphone and let it tell you
when something needs your attention.
refuses to sleep in the dark and gets thirsty at night? Place a
dimmed LEDDIE near their bed and it will be one of their greatest
pals. And yours too - no more shouting in the middle of the night.
Want to have a party
and need something kick-ass? Put the best beverage on LEDDIE and
display it in an exceptional way. Or make a discotheque-like light by
putting a glass ball on it.
flowers and want to display beautiful flower vase? Put it on Leddie and see how
any other ideas? – pitch it to us and we'll be more than happy to
include it in our campaign.
Need a versatile lamp and coaster to put on your nightstand? The easy
LEDDIE does not have Bluetooth and operates while plugged in. Control
it through preset functions using built-in button.
Gives you full control & connection thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 and
2.1 and dedicated iOS and Android apps. This version works while both
plugged in and unplugged. Powerful rechargeable batteries allow for
long-lasting wireless work. Can be used outdoors.
Friendly LEDDIE with a big mouth! Use our preset sounds or record
your own! This version comes with a built-in digital microphone and
speakers. Powerful rechargeable batteries allowing for long-lasting
wireless work. Can be used outdoors.
these three models, choose from one of these colors:
SPECIAL - CHOOSE FROM VARIETY OF MATERIALS AND OPTIONS
- ENGRAVED WOODY LEDDIE:
LEDDIE in eco, wooden casing with a variety of colors to choose from!
Make your LEDDIE one of a kind with personalized engraving of your
name, logo, sign etc. And you will commit to green planet as well - for each Leddie you get, we plant 20 trees! FOR BLABBERY functions ADD $15.
Choose from these beautiful options:
– PREMIUM FANCY LEDDIE:
If you want even more, choose the BLABBERY LEDDIE, made of anodized
- ENGRAVED FANCY LEDDIE: FRIENDLY LEDDIE in stylish, anodized aluminum casing with a PERSONAL ENGRAVING ! Make your LEDDIE one of a kind with your name, logo or sign. ADD $15 FOR BLABBERY FUNCTIONS.
For these two models choose from two colors:
three above models are designed especially for Kickstarter.
rewards including a LEDDIE also include:
Power supply and charger: AC100-240V out DC 5V 700mA with a 10 ft
wire (as for Easy LEDDIE)
7 ft micro USB cable
Additional polycarbonate circle
have a functioning prototype as seen on the pictures and in the
project video. But there are still some things to be finished, and
starting production is expensive.
ask for support from the Kickstarter community to:
LEDDIE for production
of the biggest costs of enabling mass production of LEDDIEs is
injection mold. It is necessary to make identically shaped, colorful
casings by the company based in Poland, specialized in preparing
molds for ABS items.
for now, our prototype is white and we want to give you broad
spectrum of colors to choose from. Moreover, we’ll get rid of
little metal legs. They will be made from one piece of ABS plastic
together with casing. We’ll also add magnets so that LEDDIE can
attach to your fridge and other magnetic surfaces.
equipment for trimming circles
will be made of PMMA (Plexiglas). The one build into the casings on
the top of LEDDIE will be satin, chosen for optimal dispersion of
light. The second, transparent, will be added separately to LEDDIE,
for you to set bigger objects on it. We’ll manufacture these
circles in our workshop, and we need CNC machine for this.
the iOS and Android applications
the application’s possibilities are limited and making it fully
functional, as it needs to be, is beyond our current funds. Right now
it controls colors, speed and luminosity and first trials of
connecting it to social media have been made.
user interface also needs to be reworked. Afterwards they will have
to be tested and licensed before launching it on Google Play and
goal is to connect LEDDIE with all major social media platforms and
some other apps. We have already hired highly qualified
professionals, with broad experience in similar applications, to make
sure final version is flawless.
and produce final PCB circuit
electronic parts are home-assembled (as you can see in the pictures
below). We need to prepare the final version on one PCB and connect
it with all other electronic parts in LEDDIE. This will be done
together with our business partner in Europe.
want to make LEDDIE affordable. The only way is to make a lot of
Because fixed costs stay the same, whether we make 300 or 1,500. In
the first case scenario, it would have to cost around $300 per
LEDDIE, which would be ridiculous.
That's why we need to start the mass production to cut costs, with
around at least 1,500 LEDDIEs manufactured in the first batch.
Other - logistic, package, Apple certificate, testing, quality
will be manufactured only in USA and EU.
things to be ordered elsewhere are minor electronic parts such as
batteries, chargers and wires - which will not be produced by us.
estimations are based on assumption of producing around 1450 LEDDIEs.
The tooling, software, certificates, part of PCBA, line setup (for
example project) are fixed costs.
The rest is dependent on the amount of LEDDIEs produced.
As for the distribution costs, for the budgeting we assumed that 70%
of it will be domestic and the rest - international.
first similar project was a glass with LED diodes, connected with a
coaster, functioning as a wireless docking station, controllable and
connected by smartphones or tablets.
we realized that the lighting coaster itself would be more useful and
versatile. And now LEDDIE, thanks to Kickstarter community, can be
the first ever light coaster that gives you control, connection and
have a functionality
to smartphone via Android beta app. We’ve basically done everything
we could, without your support.
- idea of Drinkiez begins - led glass combined with the wireless
functioning prototype of Drinkiez
- beta version of application for controlling the drinkiez
(the processor to LEDDIE)
NOVEMBER 2012 - the idea of splitting the source
of light and drinking part – Leddie, is born. We realized Drinkiez might be too
heavy and not handy enough, not to mention prone to destruction.
prototypes of Drinkiez and Leddie
of Leddie- inside&out
DECEMBER 2012- FEBRUARY 2013 – Preparing functional prototype of
Scheme for electronics components
underlying the AVR and PIC with Bluetooth 2.0
Leddie's handmade PVC prototype
Testing lighting of the top and
bottom of the stand
Prototype of the entire electronic
system and conducted multiple tests of their functioning
Selected and tested quality for
FEBRUARY – APRIL 2013 – working on the utility, best
materials and production strategy. Commence of preparations for launching the
project on Kickstarter
We selected companies that will support our project
(electronic, material, programming etc.). Based on the analysis of the
collected bids we estimated the costs necessary to complete project and start
production (see below).
We developed a scheme of production,
essential to fulfill specific steps of Leddie's production
We created a preliminary application
to control the functionality and the assumptions for final version
Our first Kickstarter campaign. Decided we needed to rethink and
– AUGUST – BIG
Re-launch: Better LEDDIE (redesigned in & out), better video,
have done everything up to this point that does not require outside
POST PROJECT SUCCESS PLAN:
– As soon as LEDDIE is funded, the whole production process begins
in one blink of the eye:
all the orders and payments, collect logistic data and maintain
contact with Backers
the injection mold from European plant specialized in such a
team or specialists working on the the iOS and Android apps
minor electronics from Shenzen - Bluetooth, batteries, battery
final version of PCB by creators of LEDDIE and order production from
well known European company, SMB
CREE diodes directly from manufacturer in USA
eco-friendly packaging of LEDDIE and order it's production from
European packaging company
- OCTOBER 2013
– Assembling electronic modules and finishing the app, Production
of casings and PVC parts.
the App, test and license it in Google Play and iTunes
production of casings by renown European company
polycarbonate parts in our workshop, using CNC machine
final LEDDIE’s plastic and electronic parts into finished product
each LEDDIE and quality control
all the orders and maintain contact with the backers
prototype and begin production of Fancy LEDDIE
– Manufacturing Fancy LEDDIEs and deliveries
aluminum LEDDIE casings on CNC machinery
all other LEDDIE models in Philadelphia and ship them to backers
- Final deliveries
all the remaining LEDDIEs
obtaining the funds from the Kickstarter community, we will begin
you have any questions – please do not hesitate to ask! We will be
more than happy to answer questions.
4.0 + 2.1
x Led RGB CREE diodes
NIMH 4.8V 950 mA
charged last up to 15 hrs, on standby mode (automatic) when not used
- up to 80 hrs, when off - it will work after months without
also plugged in (and charging)
based on AVR and PIC chip
supply 5V 80-590 mA and USB charger and power supply (via computer,
tablet or whatsoever), standard mini-USB socket
can charge LEDDIE up to 1000 times! That's why charging takes up to
3-4 hrs, so that you could enjoy Leddie much longer
basic settings of
Leddie - off, on and automatic. If you set on, the light will be
constant, no matter if anything stands on Leddie or not. If it's
automatic, the sensor will activate Leddie as soon as you set
something on it or touch it.
“on” or “automatic” - fully controllable via iOS or Android
app, receiving notifications
from phone, text, mail, social network (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
Google+, MySpace, Pinterest, Tumblr)
the bottom cover there will be button
you to switch between around 10
a) through application on the device you use (iPhone, Android
smartphone, Tablet etc.) b) 5 diodes set under the Leddie - press
the button and check the batteries
to allow setting bigger objects on Leddie
weights approx. 0.33lbs
WILL BE trustworthy
- we give you 2 years guarantee, so don't be afraid that your
contribution will go to waste!
WILL BE handy
- put it in your pocket or purse and go for a picnic or a party.
GIVES YOU FUN, CONNECTION AND CONTROL!
REALLY HOPE YOU'LL ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS WE DO!
Our team is international and consists of members from the USA and Poland:
have worked together to come up with best design and use the best
technology available. Each of us have different background and work
experience, but we are all enthusiastic, passionate and great in
working together. This diversity and broad experience makes our
team perfect for accomplishing goals that we (and you) put ahead of
Kickstarter campaigns can encounter problems when taking their
prototypes to production. This includes issues finding suppliers and
engineering products for mass-production. Smooth execution is
absolutely essential to overcoming such risks. We take this lesson
seriously and have been working for long time negotiating with
suppliers, testing component quality, and building a team that can
execute on our promises as soon as we gain required resources.
the right people is a challenge for any endeavor. Success in such a
big tasks requires a team of talented, passionate, and motivated
designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We have already formed a
great and extremely motivated team, but we will have to extend it
whether the Kickstarter kicks in:) In fact, we are already managed to
make a shortlist of candidates who are willing to step in any time to
make our dream come true.
you want to find out who-is-who in Leddie Team
and much more info about us, check the Bio section.
Risks and challenges
No doubt introducing a device such as Leddie carries a some challenges and risks. However, thanks to our experience and responsibility we are able to minimize these risks.
We conducted a very thorough research before launching our project. We will do all it takes to fulfill our obligations toward backers in timely manner. That is why we do not promise unchecked, imaginary things.
We are positive that being sincere and transparent with the backers on every step of the way is one of main success keys. We will do all we can to keep you informed about every step we take to fulfill our dreams and your rewards.
Our international team is experienced in inventing and lunching new products in electronic and lighting industry, as you can read in our Bio. The company based in Europe will be responsible for the whole production process – partially conducting it on our own, partially in cooperation with renown companies. We will be using European, US and Shenzen components of best quality available.
Due to the fact that to assemble Leddie we use a) widely available components, b) cooperate with best plants in a region and c) manufacture parts on our own, we can reduce the risk of overdue deliveries to minimum.
Production of such a product is quite complicated technologically and mass production requires very precise technological process. We faced this challenge by preparing detailed production plans and our own methods of storing intermediate products, and we are able to minimize that risk as much as it is possible. The base for proper work organization is our team, which consists of suitable people responsible for particular stages.
As interest in our product might be worldwide, we have prepared logistic process which guarantees proper dispatch and shipment. A challenge for us will be to create a separate department responsible just for the logistics, which will depend on number of backers.
We are prepared to manufacture both 2000, 20000 or more Leddies in similar period of time. We cooperate for years with members of our production chain, so there will be no problem to fulfill our responsibilities toward backers.
EASY LEDDIE Early bird special! Simple version for offline and wired use. It comes with a cable and additional PMMA circle, and our big smile. Choose from available colors! (without: Bluetooth and Battery)
Be first to grab FRIENDLY LEDDIE for one in a lifetime Early Bird price! Wireless Leddie with Bluetooth 4.0 + 2.1 for communication and control. Comes with power supply/charger + USB-mini USB cable, additional PMMA Circle and virtual hug! Choose from available colors!
EASY LEDDIE for those who want to take it easy. Simple version for offline and wired use. Comes with power supply/charger + USB-mini USB cable, additional PMMA circle and our eternal gratitude. Choose from available colors! (without: Bluetooth and Battery)
BLABBERY LEDDIE for early adopters in a Early Bird price! Friendly Leddie with a voice of your choice! Leddie with Bluetooth 4.0 + 2.1 for communication and control plus digital microphone and speaker. Comes with power supply/charger + USB-mini USB cable, additional PMMA Circle and big love. Choose from available colors!
FRIENDLY LEDDIE. Wireless Leddie with Bluetooth 4.0 + 2.1 for communication and control. Comes with power supply/charger + USB-mini USB cable, additional PMMA Circle and everlasting friendship. Choose from available colors!
BLABBERY LEDDIE. Friendly Leddie with a voice of your choice! Leddie with Bluetooth 4.0 + 2.1 for communication and control PLUS digital microphone and speaker. Comes with power supply/charger + USB-mini USB cable, additional PMMA Circle a bit moist from our tears of joy. Choose from available colors!
FRIENDLY LEDDIE in eco, wooden casing with a variety of colors to choose from! Make your LEDDIE one of a kind with personalized engraving of your name, logo, sign etc.
For each Woody LEDDIE you get, we will plant 20 trees - and you’ll get to name one of them! Comes with power cord/charger +usb- mini usb cable, additional PMMA circle and your certificate for planting 20 trees and a picture. ADD $15 FOR BLABBERY FUNCTIONS.
Exclusive FANCY LEDDIE - Kickstarter only! Blabbery Leddie in stylish, anodized aluminum casing! Be the first to cherish your Leddie! Comes with power supply/charger + USB-mini USB cable, additional PMMA Circle. Each one will come with numbered and certificate signed by our thankful team.
ENGRAVED FANCY LEDDIE
Kickstarter only! FRIENDLY LEDDIE in stylish, anodized aluminum casing with a PERSONAL ENGRAVING! Make your LEDDIE one of a kind with your name, logo or sign Comes with power cord/charger + usb-mini usb cable, additional PMMA circle. Each one will come with numbered and certificate signed by our thankful team. ADD $15 FOR BLABBERY FUNCTIONS.
Still no LEDDIE of your dreams? Come work with us and we'll make a strictly limited batch of LEDDIEs designed and manually crafted only for you - new abilities, new finishes, different size, shape,color? We'll definitely figure something out together. We will cover costs of your stay. You cover costs of your trip. We have fun.
Before making a pledge - contact us!