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The earscratcher, who scratches the ear without hurting it.
The solution for all scratch-junkies out there.
The earscratcher, who scratches the ear without hurting it. The solution for all scratch-junkies out there.
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The Earsctratcher
The Earsctratcher

The earscratcher is meant for scratching the ear, without hurting yourself. A good solution to avoid the usual dangerous methods.

The well-being of people is important for us. For this reason, we've searched a solution, so that you get a safe method to scratch your ear.

So what do we use to scratch our ear when it tickles? People often take questionable items. Which has the consequence that they hurt themselves. The question is; why not a cotton swab? The cotton swab removes the ear wax, which is very important. The ear wax protects the ear from infection, inflammation and dirt. So we should avoid the cotton swab.

wood toothpick
wood toothpick

 

pen / office clamp
pen / office clamp

 

tools / screwdriver
tools / screwdriver

 

The earscratcher is perfectly smooth and round, which means that you cannot hurt yourself trough cut scratch or prick!

Without edges and sharpen
Without edges and sharpen

As you can see, the cotton swab removes the ear wax, while the earscratcher distribute the mass. 

antiadhesive polishing
antiadhesive polishing

With small circular movements and soft pressure can you scratch your ear at the beginning of the auditory canal if it tickles.

usage
usage

 The cleaning is really simple. You can use your hanky or water resp. disinfectant or another cleaning product.

 

I need funds for 3 things:

1. The first big serie.

We have made a little serie, but it was very expensive. With a larger number of pieces i could do that cheaper. At the moment, we do not have money for developement or advertising. So we need to make a bigger serie for point 2 and 3.

2. Developement

We allready have plans for the earscratcher 2.0. It will be with a different material, and you can put it on your key ring. The developement is real expensive. We've put a lot of money in it. Earscratcher 2.0 is allready in final phase, but the molds are expensive. We need them for the big serie. We want to make it more effective and cheaper. 

3. Advertising

We want to do more advertising, so that all the people around the world knows about our product. Unfortunately, this is a expensive point.

Risks and challenges

Risk of production:
Short, too much orders in a short time. Sure, we are very happy about every order! But if we get too many, it could happen that your delivery time is a little bit higher. ;-)

Application risk:
Of course, as with any product, a misapplication holds risk. For that reason, we put a english instruction into the package. Basically its like a cotton swap in the application (only without removing the ear wax), if you put it in too deep, you injure your eardrum.

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    Pledge CHF 9 or more About $9

    1-man-army

    You get:
    - 1 earscratcher incl. package for storage.
    - 1 instruction
    - A great gift!

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    2-getherness

    You get:
    - 2 earscratchers incl. package for storage.
    - 2 instructions
    - A great gift!
    - For you and your partner, or if you need it at different locations.

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    Trinity

    You get:
    - 3 earscratchers incl. package for storage.
    - 3 instructions
    - A great gift!
    - For at home, in your car and at work? Yes please!

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    4-pack

    You get:
    - 4 earscratchers incl. package for storage.
    - 4 instructions
    - A great gift!
    - Ideal for your family, Reserve for you and your partner, or for both at home and at work.

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    Family-bonus

    You get:
    - 5 earscratchers incl. package for storage.
    - 5 instructions
    - A great gift!
    - Perfect for your family. 1 for all or for different locations.

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    10 times better

    You get:
    - 10 earscratchers incl. package for storage.
    - 10 instructions
    - Great gift for your employees or for your next small event.

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    Pledge CHF 299 or more About $299

    The big earscratch theory

    You get:
    - 50 earscratchers incl. package for storage.
    - 50 instructions
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