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A new remote control for your smart phone and home - text friends, control music, snap pictures, and more!
A new remote control for your smart phone and home - text friends, control music, snap pictures, and more!
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Pebblebee Stone: The Smart Wireless Shortcut Button

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Pebblebee is proud to announce our exciting new product the Stone. A remote you can stick on any surface, or take on the go - text friends, control music, snap selfies, and so much more!

Choose from built-in Pebblebee app shortcuts, thousands of IFTTT button recipes, or craft your own. Send a pinned location; Control your music playlist; Send a text when you're running late; or Stick Stones in all parts of the house, to create the…

Make your home state of the art! The Stone can hold 2 recipes at a time in addition to range features that will transform your home into a crib that would make a rapper jealous. Stick Stones in all rooms of the house, like…

The Kitchen! Why lose your voice over gathering your family for a delightful home cooked meal? Message your family and turn down that dubstep music when the Cheesy Casserole is ready to be served. Yum!

In the Study! When the perfect ending to your paranormal teen romance novel pops into your head, tap the Stone to take a Voice Memo. Or remind everyone following you on Twitter you’re working on your novel (They need to know you’re serious about this writing stuff.)

                             

Safe Place signage already is being displayed by businesses, schools and organizations who work closely with the Seattle Police Department in an effort to reduce anti-LGBTQ crimes. We want to make the Stone the most affordable safety product on the planet, and eventually integrate our technology in marked Safe Place locations!

A dark train station, an abandoned Russian amusement park, or Happy Hour at an All-You-Can-Eat seafood buffet. Discretely contact your friends when you’re in trouble with a pre-loaded text message or a link to your location.

                             

Send informative text to your family or friends. Popular Examples: "On My Way!" "I'm driving, call ya back," or "meh."

Snap photos of the whole group with the built-in remote camera shutter.

Play and Pause your music, create a station, or trigger your phone to play Don't Stop Believin' when you're feelin' like not believin'.

Monitor temperature from your phone, or set up alerts so you can make sure your peanut-butter banana and bacon sandwiches don’t spoil in the cooler. 

                             

At Pebblebee, tracking is our bread and butter! A motion sensor monitors movement such as tracking sweet dance moves. Monitor temperature changes in your fridge, wine cellar, or garage. Finally, range alerts trigger actions by distance.

The Stone is powered by iBeacon, a standard certified by Apple, that allows your smart phone to detect your Stone. By pressing the button you activate the Stone's iBeacon communication, which automatically interacts with your smart phone whether or not the Pebblebee app is running.

1. SHELL - Built from a rugged ABS material to make the Stone water resistant, yet still allow you to replace the long lasting battery. Diameter: 28mm, Thickness: 10mm

2. PCB - Bluetooth low energy (BLE) microprocessor, a motion sensing switch, a momentary push button switch, an on-chip diode temperature sensor. The BLE microprocessor transmits within the advertisement band of the 40 BLE channels that span from 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz in 2 MHz spacing.

3. BATTERY - A 3V Lithium Ion CR2032 coin-cell battery for a long and extended life of 1 year or longer if you turn off tracking mode.

If circumstances are this, then the action desired will be that. Hundreds of Apps can be controlled with IFTTT (pronounced like “Lift” without the “L”) Here’s an example recipe using the Stone with Smart Things App: "When I leave home, I want the doors locked and lights off."

             

 Contact support@pebblebee.com if you are interested in bulk orders or partnerships with Pebblebee.

Why Kickstarter? As development has progressed on the Stone, we've identified additional features we'd love to include. Extra funding will enable us to add these features.

Many crowdfunding aficionados may already know us from Indiegogo and Kickstarter. We are a growing team of engineers, developers, and designers in Seattle, Washington. Our experienced team is made up of industry veterans from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, GE, and more. We aim to develop fun and practical solutions for people at home or on the go. Check out our website at pebblebee.com.

Pebblebee is Hiring: Join the Hive!

  

Risks and challenges

Quality Products and Customer service are our focus at Pebblebee and we like to be honest with our fans and supporters. From Design to Development, customer feedback trickles into every element of how we make our products great. Analyzing customer feedback and implementing said feedback from prototype to production is challenging. If we experience issues we prefer to delay the delivery date; a delayed product is eventually great, but a rushed product is bad FOREVER.

We’ve encountered crowdfunding challenges before related to Technical Matters, Manufacturing, and Customer Transparency. These challenges strengthened us and we have learned a lot from previous experiences to ensure the Stone will hit the projected due dates for both this campaign and our Indiegogo campaign.

Another potential risk is the massive earthquake predicted to hit the Pacific Northwest. Word on the street is we’re ready for “The Really Big One.” A predicted earthquake of this magnitude would create a tsunami that would likely flush ravenous bears from our beautiful everglades onto the streets of Seattle, creating a Bear-quake, and effectively halting production. Despite such risk, we cannot live in fear anticipating a possible Bear War, or the likelihood that they will enslave us all. No, such a thing would be inconceivable.

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