What is Gyzmo?
Gyzmo is a wireless button that syncs with your smart devices using BLE technology. Once Gyzmo is synced you will have the ability to launch your favorite applications and features from across the room with the press of a button.
Its unique design and shape allows you to easily identify the appropriate button to press in an emergency situation. Its durable plastic enclosure guarantees functionality even after the craziest adventure with your friends.
Gyzmo doesn't have one, but THREE programmable buttons. This allows you to create unique patterns for as many commands as you want.
The next generation of Bluetooth is here and it’s quickly becoming the go-to protocol for interacting with all your smart devices. A year from now you’ll be glad you became an early adopter with Gyzmo before the surge of Bluetooth 4.0 devices arrived! With Bluetooth 4.0 Gyzmo can be used to launch commands from up to 100 ft. away.
We've seen many other Bluetooth 4.0 devices, but they all operate on a coin cell battery that has to be replaced when it drains. With Gyzmo you won’t have to worry about this! From the start, we planned for long term use with Gyzmo, and using a rechargeable battery in tandem with the extremely low power consumption of Bluetooth 4.0 gives you amazing longevity. You can get a full year’s use from Gyzmo on a little as 2 charges (assuming you charge it the day you get it), with each charge only taking up to an hour of your time. Gyzmo will even monitor its own battery and let you know via alert on your phone that it needs to be charged. No surprises, guaranteed.
You have to use a proprietary connector to charge Gyzmo, right? Absolutely not! Gyzmo is charged using a standard micro USB cable.
There will be times when you forget where you put Gyzmo or the key chain it’s attached to. Using the speaker/buzzer that Gyzmo has installed, it can chime so you can find it. It’s also possible you’ll walk out of range of Gyzmo and disconnect, unable to chime it. Using the signal detection feature in the Gyzmo App will allow you to automatically scan the surrounding area; just walk around until you see its signature.
How do you use Gyzmo?
Since Gyzmo is a remote control, you’ll need to configure what each button press/pattern does. This can be done using the free Gyzmo App. See below for a demonstration of the app setup:
That’s great… but what can you do with it?
Now that you know how to configure the Gyzmo App, you’re probably wondering what you can do with it and why this product is so exciting. We want to start this section by letting you know that the Gyzmo App has already been equipped with a personal safety app called Bcon. We developed Bcon as a way of notifying your contacts with your GPS coordinates when you’re in an uncomfortable, strange or emergency situation. Bcon will be free to use for KickStarter backers for a full year (we’ll email the code to each backer, even $1 backers). To learn more about Bcon and download it, see our in-progress website at: www.bconapp.com
Bcon is an optional addition to the free Gyzmo App you can access.
We’re including Bcon because wanted to tackle two important markets Gyzmo can be used in at the same time, leading to our catch-phrase ‘be safe, be awesome’ in this section. Be safe, through incorporating Bcon’s alert functionality in the Gyzmo App, and be awesome, with all the other features Gyzmo offers. See below for several scenarios we believe everyone can relate with:
There are so many possibilities with Gyzmo it’s hard to say what feature will peak your interests in it. We’ve created and tested Gyzmo in a handful of situations which we believe you will appreciate should you need it one day.
Wireless Panic Button
Bad Date Escape Hatch
Designated Driver Easy Button
Remote Music Launcher
Key Finding Assistant
Custom App Catapult and Open API (Framework)
Find the Gyzmo that defines you!
There are three styles of Gyzmo available through this campaign. The Standard Gyzmo style consists of the colors white, blue, pink, red and black. The Elite Gyzmo style has attention-grabbing gold, silver and onyx. The special Kickstarter-only vibrant-green edition allows you to show your support for Gyzmo and the overall Kickstarter community.
How much has been done already?
We created several prototypes and extensively tested several revisions, but we need your help in completing the final version of Gyzmo we want to put in your hands.
The first version of Gyzmo was a great start for us to test and prove the capabilities of Bluetooth 4.0 technology in the applications and situations Gyzmo would be used in.
The final version of Gyzmo was upgraded to include additional buttons for customization, micro USB port for charging, and the realization of a versatile and all-encompassing app. All for you!
What's our plan:
If you make a pledge, you will be among the firsts in the world to have personalized remote control over your smart devices with Gyzmo. You can get a head start in developing new applications and uses for Gyzmo by pledging today!
Upon a successful campaign you will have provided us the final piece to complete the market ready version of Gyzmo that can be put into user’s hands. The team of young motivated individuals behind Gyzmo thanks you for your help in making Gyzmo a reality. We hope you enjoy your new found control over your smart devices.
Stadson Technology Team
Risks and challenges
After months of designing, testing and refining the design we have pinpointed a few key challenges we will face upon further development.
One major challenge is maintaining a stable connection with your device while still enabling you to launch from afar is one of our major challenges. We plan to overcome this by testing the button in various situations and around materials that are known to interfere with RF signal propagation. If a connection is lost we will face the challenge of reconnecting the device which we will overcome by giving Gyzmo the ability to reconnect with your device automatically.
Maintaining battery life is another major challenge we have faced thus far. We have adapted to this by adding a rechargeable batter and micro USB port to Gyzmo. This will provide you with up to six months of battery life with each charge and give you the ability to charge your Gyzmo whenever you need.
The Stadson Tech team is ready to overcome these challenges by sticking to our Production Plan that has been set in place and we are excited to bring the market ready version of Gyzmo into user’s hands.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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