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By My Doodles
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UPDATE: 

WE HAVE NOW SECURED ALTERNATE FUNDING AND WILL BE TAKING THIS PRODUCT DIRECT TO RETAIL. WE HAVE ALREADY SIGNED AMAZON AS A RETAILER - THE PRODUCT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE 2ND WEEK OF DECEMBER. THANKS TO ALL WHO BACKED US AND SUPPORTED THE PROJECT! 

We had an idea and we knew that there was nothing else quite like it.

Tablets, iPads, whatever you want to call them, they are here for the foreseeable future and increasingly becoming part of children’s lives. We are seeing them use this technology for many different things; communicating with family members, as a learning tool and even just for play. Yet we often see it left on the floor and out of charge, with nowhere to put it after a day’s use.

We wanted to create something that would improve their tablet use by providing the following:

Our wise owl and cheeky monkey will give their tablet a safe and sound place to stand and charge the device and let them watch their favourite TV programmes and listen to their music wirelessly in high-quality audio.
Our wise owl and cheeky monkey will give their tablet a safe and sound place to stand and charge the device and let them watch their favourite TV programmes and listen to their music wirelessly in high-quality audio.

 First Reaction to the Owl Kids Dock!

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Mystery un-boxing of the dock - this could be your house this Christmas!

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Product development:

With no real option for children currently out there, we had to do a lot of brainstorming and initial sketches to really get an idea of what we wanted to achieve with the Kids Dock. Check out our product development journey below:

Prototyping

Under the guidance of KitSound, we only had to make three prototypes in order to find out the ideal sizes and configuration. With each version we made small refinements; we repositioned the drivers to project the sound more, added more padding on the character face to hold the tablet more securely and prevent vibration and increased the size of the feet for more stability. Alongside KitSound’s expert tuning, we’re confident that the final product will meet our high expectations.

Testing:
As well as safety testing to all the relevant specifications, at each new stage of the Kids Dock’s development it will be rigorously tested to make sure that it functions exactly as intended.  

With such a short time from now until Christmas, we’ve already designed the packaging artwork for the Kids Dock. Check out some of our images below for a sneak peek at what might be under your Christmas tree this year!

 Compatibility

The Kids Dock will play content from any device with Bluetooth or a headphone socket and charge most devices, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, Amazon Kindle, Tesco Hudl models that you have a USB charge cable for.

The Kids Dock allows children to not only listen to their favourite music, watch movies and charge their devices - it’s also practical, safe, and a lot of fun!
The Kids Dock allows children to not only listen to their favourite music, watch movies and charge their devices - it’s also practical, safe, and a lot of fun!
Our team have extensive children’s wear experience that has helped us to shape and bring to life loveable characters on our Kids Dock project.
Our team have extensive children’s wear experience that has helped us to shape and bring to life loveable characters on our Kids Dock project.
Justin from KitSound has ensured that Kids Dock delivers great sound, because there are products on the market for children now that look great, but just don’t deliver on the audio quality.
Justin from KitSound has ensured that Kids Dock delivers great sound, because there are products on the market for children now that look great, but just don’t deliver on the audio quality.

 It’s been a real engineering challenge – we had to keep it small enough to fit on a bedside table and deliver the audio while making sure it works with all the different devices available today.

Fitting perfectly on a bedside table, the Kids Dock provides the perfect charging station for a smartphone or tablet so it’s ready for fun again the next day!
Fitting perfectly on a bedside table, the Kids Dock provides the perfect charging station for a smartphone or tablet so it’s ready for fun again the next day!
Please help us reach our goal and deliver the Kids Dock in time for Christmas. Thank you!
Please help us reach our goal and deliver the Kids Dock in time for Christmas. Thank you!

We’ve had success with some smaller My Doodles products, launched tentatively in partnership with KitSound to test the waters. The reception has been fantastic and we’re now confident that My Doodles can be successful as its own standalone brand. But this is the first time we’ve embarked on a speaker project. We have invested in the tooling needed to produce the Kids Dock and have secured the materials, however we don’t have the marketing capabilities to reach a global audience. 

With its friendly character design, custom KitSound audio and multitude of uses, we believe the Kids Dock will make the perfect Christmas gift – and you won’t be able to get it anywhere outside of Kickstarter. We’d love it if you would help us reach our goal and be one of the very first people to enjoy our creation and share this experience with us.

If you choose a reward that includes a Kids Dock, we promise to deliver it to you in time for Christmas.  

Risks and challenges

We understand the risks and challenges of bringing a product to market and have done everything in our power to mitigate these. From multi-supplier sourcing for components, to building the Kids Dock within restrictions to obtain safety certification, to carrying out intensive usability and interoperability testing, we are confident we have left no stone unturned. Still, nothing is ever 100% guaranteed – a flock of real owls could nest themselves in our factory, after all – but we have ensured that everything that can be addressed and we will endeavour to update you on how production is going, should our campaign be successfully funded.

Thank you Kickstarter!

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    ULTIMATE OWL BUNDLE: Receive ALL of the following: - 1 x Owl Dock, 1 x Owl Mini Speaker, 1 x Pair of Owl Headphones, 1 x Owl Draw-String Bag all in time for Christmas! That's a £20.00 saving on the total retail value of £89.99! THESE ARE VERY LIMITED SO HURRY!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD DOUBLE DOCK - 1 x Owl Dock and 1 x Monkey Dock. You will own one of the first of each product in time for Christmas! That's a £59.98 saving on the total retail value of £139.98! Hurry - these are very limited.

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    ULTIMATE DOUBLE BUNDLE: Receive ALL of the following: 1 x Owl Dock, 1 x Monkey Dock, 1 x Owl Mini Speaker, 1 x Monkey Mini Speaker, 1 x Pair of Owl Headphones, 1 x Pair of Monkey Headphones, 1 x Owl Draw-String Bag, 1 x Monkey Draw-String Bag.

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    RETAIL BUNDLE: Receive: - 5 x Owl Docks and 5 x Monkey Docks in time for Christmas. Total Retail Value: £699.99 - SAVING: £324.90!

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