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The ONLY gadget to dispense ALL kinds of treats and toys while you're out...unless you have a butler!

The ONLY gadget to dispense ALL kinds of treats and toys while you're out...unless you have a butler! Read More
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on November 26, 2014.

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DROPPI is perfect for YOU if: You have to leave home for work or errands AND your pet is home alone.


Bet you are loving our amazingly talented beagle actor. These days he only gets out of bed for at least 40,000 dollars which incidentally is how much we need to raise to get this project funded!

He believes in the Droppi so much that he says he'd do it pro-BONE-O.

Now you can Automagically Pamper your pets as if you had a butler at home!

The Droppi allows you to record a personalised message that calls out to your pet and set when you dispense entertainment.

This effectively breaks up your pet's day into smaller chunks of rest. Use existing toys you already have and set up the following activities for your pet!

 Many loving pet owners like ourselves give treats when they leave the home. This is quickly consumed and the only stimulation they receive is when you return home.

With the Droppi, you can now choose to dispense the entertainment through the day! 

There are already many products out in the market place however, they ONLY dispense kibbles! How boring...

Now you can set up chewing treats, dental hygiene appointments along with providing a quick snack.

Play dates can be set up with rope toys if you have 2 pets. This encourages play and provides mental stimulation compared to the past where the toys are left on the ground and ignored.

  • Snack time! All kinds!
  • Dental Hygiene (after meals of course!)
  • Chewing treats such as raw hide bones
  • Play date if you have more than one pet
Play time!
Play time!

RECORD YOUR OWN MESSAGE

We have a pre-recorded chime as default. You may also record your very own message (up to 10 seconds) for your pet.

Some examples of what we've used are:
1.) Master Bruce, lunch is served
2.) Play time kiddos! Where's the rope!
3.) Get off the couch buster! I know you're on it.

The sound of your voice recording along with the entertainment can help relieve long hours being alone.

MAGNETIC WALL MOUNT

We've designed the Droppi to be mounted on the wall at a height of your choosing - out of reach of over enthusiastic furry friends.


WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

We've spent the last 10 months working on multiple design variations, prototype refinements, incorporating feedback from pet owners like yourself to get to this stage.

Right now, we've managed to negotiate manufacturing slots, contracted tooling contractors for the molds as well and lined up all the electrical components required for production.

Now it is up to your support to help us get the Droppi into your hands! 

If you believe this product can being convenience and joy to your loved one, please back out project and lets make this happen!

PROJECT TIMELINE

With your support to get this project funded, here is our proposed timeline.

STRETCH GOALS! Lets make this happen!

1st stretch goal! Sound activated night light!
1st stretch goal! Sound activated night light!

Stretch goal 1 - Night light function

We've put the coolest stretch goal up front and makes your Droppi to be useful even at night. 

Just close the tray and the unit activates its night light function. Once it detects sound, it automagically turns the energy efficient LED light on, lighting up your path to where you're going.

Stretch goal 2 - Extra magnetic backing

The additional magnetic backing will allow you to position your Droppi at different parts of your home. 

Doing this will help stimulate your pet's mind as the location is not always in the same spot. 

This can also help you relocate the Droppi to a different location where the night light is needed.

Stretch goal 3 - Backlit display

Unlocking this stretch goal will allow us to include a backlit LCD display for you! This will improve the visual aesthetics for your display piece which you proudly display on your wall. Makes for a great conversation piece!

SUPPORT US NOW BY PLEDGING - Let's make this happen!

Risks and challenges

We are working with a subcontractor to a major contractor of toy giants Mattel and Bandai for manufacturing. Our timeline for production will be in the low season right after the Christmas period so there will be no manpower issues.

We have a close working relationship with our factory as we have spent 8 months working on design modifications and refinements along with actual visits to determine suitability.

We do not foresee any major issues as we have already have a complete prototype and the circuitry has already been engineered.

We have factored in a Quality Assurance testing phase in our timeline as well and have included contingencies for every step of the production process.

With over 35 years of contract manufacturing experience, we are confident our selected manufacturing partner will be able to deliver on schedule.

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FAQ

  • 8cm by 11cm.

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  • We've rated it to 200grams for safety but it can physically hold more.

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  • The Droppi was originally designed with 2 drops.

    However when considered molding and electronics, it was actually more cost effective to the user to run 2 drops with 2 units than 2 drops for 1 unit.

    This works out in favour for the night light function as you now have more options for around your home.

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  • Since the winning the Pawscers for the past 6 years, he is now in retirement. He was last spotted underneath a Droppi loaded with a bacon bone....drooling.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $4 USD

    High Five! You love us, don't have pets but still want to see us succeed.

    We love you back and will email you our custom designed Droppi greeting cards direct to your email.

    Exclusive updates for backers and a behind-the-scenes look at our progress!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $30 USD

    Early Bird reward! (1 x Droppi) You love us, have a pet and want your very own Droppi before anyone else!

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    Limited 16 backers
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    Pledge $45 or more About $39 USD

    1 x Droppi You get your very own Droppi with this pledge!

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    Pledge $70 or more About $61 USD

    Early Bird reward! (2 x Droppies) Dispense twice the love when you're out.

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    Limited 9 backers
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    Pledge $90 or more About $78 USD

    2 x Droppies! Dispense twice the love when you're out.

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    Pledge $135 or more About $117 USD

    3 x Droppies Multiple dispensing through the day! Your furry friend will be busy through the day! You're all class baby!

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    Pledge $180 or more About $156 USD

    4 x Droppies including FREE delivery! We'll absorb postage and you will get 4 Droppies with this pledge.

    Perfect if you have friends who have pets too!

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Funding period

- (60 days)