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Last updated April 15, 2015

OSOMBOX - Dedicate Time to the Ones That Matter Most!

OSOMBOX is a place to store your phone and serves as a visual reminder to spend uninterrupted time with the people who matter most.

OSOMBOX - Dedicate Time to the Ones That Matter Most!

OSOMBOX is a place to store your phone and serves as a visual reminder to spend uninterrupted time with the people who matter most.

$1,411
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
34
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, April 15 2015 12:34 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated April 15, 2015

About

The OSOMBOX mission is to help you notice the moments that create the memories that make up your life. You are busy. You juggle a lot. It’s important to be connected to others through technology. But sometimes, you need to put down the phone and look up. What moments are you missing?  Who are you with?  What other activities could be done instead of spending that time on the phone?

OSOMBOX is a non-tech solution to a tech problem that affects us and everyone regardless of age or location. It acts as a physical and mental barrier to the distraction of your phone so you can spend your time more wisely, whether that be as time for yourself or with your family and friends.

Smart use of your smartphone isn't bad and is an invaluable tool in today’s world. We're not suggesting you ditch your phone. It’s the overuse of your smartphone that affects you and your loved ones physically and emotionally and also impacts your health, time, relationships and mood. Phones have evolved into a digital appendage making it hard to disconnect.

Our mission is to help you increase your self-control and awareness while using your phone – because life isn't happening on a screen, it’s happening right in front of you.

Studies are proving that we are on the verge of an epidemic.  With cell phone addiction affecting the majority of households across the globe, people seem to be aware of the problem, but doing very little to fix it. Family values and overall manners have started to deteriorate with the evolution of mobile phones in our daily lives.  Phones have become the centerpiece of our conversations...or lack thereof.

Take the OSOM Test and if you answer "Yes" to one or more of these, then you may be addicted to your cell phone:

 
  • More quality time spent with those around you
  • Better communication with loved ones
  • You will sleep better
  • Use the time you save to do the things you love
  • Break the bad habit of being on your phone all the time
  • Increase self-control over the need to use your phone 
  • Not missing moments around you when they happen
  • Your kids will thank you
  • Increased concentration and focus
  • You will feel a sense of freedom
  • Helps remove unhealthy feelings of jealousy, envy, and loneliness
  • Combats fear of "Missing Out"
  • Making more eye contact when speaking with people
  • Become aware of your own thoughts again 
From Left to Right: Matt, Kristen & Mitch
From Left to Right: Matt, Kristen & Mitch

Mitch Bain: Mitch has made a living in the technology industry.  Until recently, he was like many other dads who have allowed cell phones to take up important moments in his life. The concept behind OSOMBOX has changed his family dynamics.  Family dinners are now full of conversation, family game night is more enjoyable and he now loves watching his kids play, looking at them directly instead of through his peripheral vision.  

Matt Brauchler: Matt has also made his living in the technology industry. He was getting upset with himself having to hear both his kids say, "Daddy, put down your phone".  It was hard for him to have to remember to put his phone down. OSOMBOX has helped remind him that he doesn't need his phone on him at all times.  He loves that his kids now mostly say, "Dad, when we're done playing can we have a snack?". The feeling you get when you intentionally disconnect makes you feel good even if it is for a couple minutes a day.

Kristen Brown: Kristen is a best selling author and award winning public speaker who speaks on how to minimize stress, leverage goals and boost happiness.  Being a widowed mom and running her own business, being connected at all times can affect home life between her and her daughter.  She guarantees that disconnecting, though hard, is essential if you want to enhance the quality of time spent with family and loved ones.

    
Our 1st OSOMBOX prototype
Our 1st OSOMBOX prototype
Our 2nd OSOMBOX prototype
Our 2nd OSOMBOX prototype
Our most recent OSOMBOX prototype
Our most recent OSOMBOX prototype
We will use the funding to wrap up the prototype process, the shipping logistics (warehousing, packaging, and fulfillment) and setting up our e-Commerce site. Funding will also allow us to make a minimum purchase order so we can keep the price per box at an affordable price.


Thanks for joining the OSOM Movement and spreading our mission of disconnecting from the distractions of technology and, instead, taking time for the things and people that matter most. #LiveOSOM!

Risks and challenges

We are working with manufacturers and worked on what we feel like is the final prototype. With any project that deals with external processes, there can be delays. We will give updates as soon as we accomplish milestones and will update backers along the way. We want to keep the reward tiers simple and to the point so we don't complicate the process of fulfilling the backed project orders.

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    Start the OSOM Movement - Thanks for donating and believing in the start of the OSOM Movement. With your help and donation, we hope to help people put down their phones and make some positive memories with their loved ones!

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    Living OSOM - You will get a handwritten thank you card from the OSOM Team!

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    Early Bird Special - You get an OSOMBOX and save $5! Thanks for helping fund the OSOM Movement! FREE US SHIPPING

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    Living OSOM - You get an OSOMBOX and the incredible feeling that you are not only helping to fund the OSOMBOX, you are also participating in the OSOM Movement! FREE US SHIPPING

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    OSOM Friends and Family - You get 2 OSOMBOXes. One for you and one for someone you know that could benefit from putting their phone down. Be OSOM and share the love! FREE US SHIPPING

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    OSOM Extended Friends and Family - You get 4 OSOMBOXes! Spread the OSOM Love to the people most important to you or put one in every room in your house!

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    OSOM MVP - You believe so much in the problem we are looking to solve that the OSOM Team will fly to you and speak at your conference, school, or any function about the importance of disconnecting and overall stress management. US Only.

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