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JinniBy Jinni
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JinniBy Jinni
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$10,478
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177
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 30 2018 4:59 AM UTC +00:00

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About

We were at CES with fully functional Jinni prototypes. Stevie Wonder visited our booth, and he was impressed with Jinni, its Alexa features, and usability for visually impaired.

Stevie Wonder checking out Jinni at our CES booth. He was impressed with Jinni, its Alexa features and usability for visually impaired.
Stevie Wonder checking out Jinni at our CES booth. He was impressed with Jinni, its Alexa features and usability for visually impaired.

                               Jinni is featured in:

https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/03/02/take-smart-assistant-jinni/
https://thenextweb.com/contributors/2018/03/02/take-smart-assistant-jinni/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-one-device-hacked-alexa-siri-and-google-assistant-so-you-can-talk-to-all-of-them-from-anywhere/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-one-device-hacked-alexa-siri-and-google-assistant-so-you-can-talk-to-all-of-them-from-anywhere/
https://knowtechie.com/jinni-mashes-alexa-siri-and-google-assistant-into-one
https://knowtechie.com/jinni-mashes-alexa-siri-and-google-assistant-into-one
  

http://www.project-jarvis.com/product/the-jinni/

https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/jinni-offers-access-to-your-preferred-personal-assistant-anywhere-07-03-2018/

https://www.geeky-gadgets.com/jinni-offers-access-to-your-preferred-personal-assistant-anywhere-07-03-2018/

Jinni is the only wearable that allows you to take all of your favorite voice assistants on the go...wherever you go! Control Alexa, ask OK Google, talk to Siri, have Jinni read notifications or make a call, all using this small wearable. We hate picking favorites and wanted to bring multiple voice assistants into one tiny, portable, clip-on, mountable, and even magnetic device. We believe voice is the best user interface and should be available to us everywhere and not only at home/work.

    

With Jinni you use all the best features of your favorite Voice Assistants.

  • Alexa is great for home automation, playing music and ordering on the go.
  • Okay Google is great for information, getting directions and controlling your phone.  
  • Hey Siri is great for controlling your iPhone and automation.
  • Hello Jinni is great forreading time, notifications and receiving calls.

Jinni is the best driving assistant:

Answer Calls, read notifications, get directions, and control automation safely without lifting your hands off the steering wheel. Jinni can switch its audio to your car's Bluetooth system for higher quality sound. Jinni will switch back to the internal speaker when it is not connected to your car's Bluetooth.

**Jinni works independently of any Echo or Google home devices.** 

Jinni + Mobile Phone = All of your Voice Assistants.  

Alexa + Google + Jinni (Android)

Siri (iOS) – Touch-and-Talk Mode Only   (Alexa and Google are not available on iPhone)

The best virtual assistants in a single portable device.

Jinni is:

  • Wearable: Wear it with your shirt or a jacket
  • Magnetic: Stick it on your fridge or a shower wall (Metal sticker is required)
  • Mountable: Mount it on a steering wheel or vent of your car (Car mount is required)
  • Portable: Carry it on your keychain or clip it on your bag/belt
  • Water Resistant: Use it in the shower for music, information and never miss a call/notification

Advantages over popular device:

Versus Amazon Echo/Echo Dot: Smaller, portable (wireless), wearable, includes calls and messaging, Wi-Fi not required.

Versus Google Home/Mini: Smaller, portable (wireless), wearable, Wi-Fi not required.

Versus Amazon Tap: Smaller, includes calls and messaging, wearable, Wi-Fi not required.

Your support of this product will take Jinni from prototype to production.

Jinni's form factor makes it convenient to mount to a steering wheel for hands free calling and voice commands.
Jinni's form factor makes it convenient to mount to a steering wheel for hands free calling and voice commands.

 What You Get & What We Need:

If you back Jinni, you will get one or multiple Jinnis depending on the perk you choose.

  •  Jinni allows you to automate your home/office, order stuff from the web, check facts, get directions, hail a ride, play music, read notifications, send messages and make phone calls.
  •  Jinni is the smallest and most portable form factor to utilize Alexa and other voice assistants to date.

Our goal is to reach $30,000 to bring the Jinni prototype into production.  

We have completed the first batch of PCB assembly and we need to: 

  • Complete the final plastic tooling.
  • Finish the FCC certification.
  • Complete the training of the wake words.  
  • Improve APP design Complete the packaging design.

We are confident that we will complete the production rapidly and will deliver Jinni(s) to you in the promised time.

  • PCB’s are assembled (As seen in the video)
  • Plastic soft tooling is complete (Jinni shown in the video was created using soft tool plastics).  
  • Software and Android APP are functional.  (iOS App is not required)
  • Alexa integration is complete using Alexa Skills Kit (ASK).
Jinni is great at the gym with its built-in clip.
Jinni is great at the gym with its built-in clip.

About Voice Assistants

Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Voice are revolutionary systems that include thousands of built-in features. Amazon Alexa is also an OS that boasts an ever-growing list of third-party applications, designed to allow you to control your technology with your voice. All three of these systems are getting better by the day, and they can control an increasing number of devices.

About Jinni

Jinni is a lot like a Sci-Fi Communicator that integrates Okay Google, Alexa, and Jinni (Android) – or Siri (iOS). Jinni allows you to experience all the great things about your favorite virtual assistants without having to pick favorites. It is the best of both worlds. And, with Jinni, you get a brand new virtual assistant to read your notifications or tell time to you out loud without having to pick up your phone. Get a text? Jinni will read it out loud for you so you can instantly respond with a voice command or you can just touch-and-talk.  

Jinni is a small Bluetooth button that integrates the power of Alexa and Okay Google into one portable device for Android or Siri for IOS. Jinni is both wearable and magnetic. She can seamlessly go from your lapel to your refrigerator door, to your shower wall, to your steering wheel, to your purse. Jinni connects to your phone via Bluetooth and uses your phone’s data to connect to Alexa, Siri, and Google Voice servers.  

Unlike Echo, Echo Dot, or Tap, Jinni allows you make and receive phone calls and text messages from your existing phone number and is not bound to one room in your home/office.

Jinni is magnetic and water resistant, it is great in the shower with the optional metal sticker.
Jinni is magnetic and water resistant, it is great in the shower with the optional metal sticker.

 TECH SPECS:

Bluetooth: Qualcomm 4.1 Dual BLE & Classic

 Audio: Bi-directional Wideband Audio  

Speaker: Micro 1Watt  

Mic: Micro High Sensitivity Mic  

Touch: Capacitive touch controller  

Radio Frequency: 2.4GHz to 2.48GHz  

Waterproof IP67  

Charger Custom magnetic Waterproof  

Charging Time: 1 Hour  

Charging Input: 5V 200mA  

Battery Type: Lithium Ion Polymer 120mAh  

Size: 1.7” x 1.2” x 0.5” (thinner than a slim Zippo lighter)  

Weight: 15 grams  

*Requires a Bluetooth enabled phone with a data plan*

 HARDWARE FEATURES:  

Always on Listening mode (can be disabled)

High-Quality Audio

  • High volume (comparable to iPhone speaker mode)  
  • High sensitivity omnidirectional  
  • Auto gain based on ambient noise  
  • Noise and Echo cancellation  

Long battery life  

  • Up to 7 days in touch and talk mode  
  • Up to 10 hours in always listening mode  

Dual Touch Buttons  

  • Button A tap: Invoke Alexa  
  • Button B tap: Invoke Okay Google (Android) or Siri (iPhone)  
  • Button A Touch & Hold: Reads Time or Last Notification on phone (Android)  
  • Button B Touch & Hold: Starts Phone Music  
  • Touch both buttons: Toggle Always on listening mode  

Multiple Attachments 

  • Wearable: Clips to shirt pocket, collar, or any part of a dress or handbag (Can be easily concealed) 
  • Magnetic: attaches to metal surfaces as well as other surfaces (With optional magnetic stickers) 
  • Car Mountable: attach to your steering wheel and more (With car mount accessory) 
  • Attachable: Keychain hole 

Water Resistant 

  • Use it in shower 
  • Use it in rain

The Impact

Your contribution goes a long way.

  • We believe Jinni will integrate voice assistants in a way that hasn't been achieved to date.  
  • We already have our PCB boards ready and waiting for us to begin manufacturing. Our senior management has been spending almost all of their time overseeing all the details to have a successful manufacturing experience. While we acknowledge the risk, we are committed to making this a project without significant delays.  
  • We have completed most of the hardware and software development so we can deliver a high-quality product in promised time.

Other Ways You Can Help  

If you can't contribute, you can still help!  

  • Post the Jinni's website or Campaign page on social media  
  • Send a text with a link in the video to your friends, family, or colleagues.

Our Team  

  • Our team is headed by Shariq Hamid - CEO and Ram Pattikonda - CTO. Shariq and Ram have over 20 years of systems engineering and IT management experience. Shariq and Ram have 9 granted patents and over 5 patents pending in different wearable technologies
  • We are a team of innovators, software developers, and engineers headquartered in Dallas, TX. We are passionate about improving technology in daily life.  
  • We want to bring our Jinni prototype to production and unleash the power of voice assistants everywhere.  
  • We want to empower our contributors to harness the power of voice assistants wherever they go, whatever they're doing.  

Our Expertise:  

  • Mechanical design  
  • Industrial design  
  • Electronics and PCB design  
  • Embedded software IOT using Wireless technologies  
  • App Development

Risks and challenges

We understand that technology products face manufacturing challenges. To that end, we have placed significant effort and expense to achieve the following:

We have completed the Android app and it is now available on the play store "Hello Jinni". iOS users do not require an app as Jinni works with the classic BT connection to control Siri
We have selected trustworthy and competent parts vendors.
We are working with trustworthy and competent manufacturing partners with a history of achieving deadlines.
To avoid any unforeseen technical issues, we have assembled the first batch of PCB’s, as seen in the video.
We have done extensive testing using the PCB’s assembled in the plastic casing to make sure there are no antenna issues and Bluetooth range and voice quality is good. We have not completed the FCC testing yet, we will apply for FCC certification by in March.

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