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Clean Living with Geek (or Kids) Trivia makes toothbrushing and hand washing a blast!

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Fully-functioning prototype of Clean Living
Fully-functioning prototype of Clean Living

A Fun Way to Stay Healthy

Clean Living accomplishes what no other device ever has: it makes hand washing and toothbrushing fun.  We all know that good hygiene habits are critical to preventing the spread of disease and maintaining overall health.  But few of us actually wash or brush for the recommended amount of time.  Clean Living's sleek design stylishly organizes your soap and toothbrushes AND entertains you with a light and sound show while you wash and brush.

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 How it Works

HAND WASHING

1) Simply place your favorite brand of liquid soap on Clean Living's soap pedestal. 

2) Press down to dispense soap.  The pedestal senses the pressure and starts a 20-second light and sound "show" that plays one of hundreds of trivia questions.

3) When the light and sound show stop and the correct answer is given, you know you've washed for the recommended time...plus you'll become a trivia guru!

TOOTHBRUSHING

1) Store toothbrushes in two holders.

2) Pick up your toothbrush and apply toothpaste.  Then just press the START button on the front of Clean Living's pedestal to begin a 2-minute light and sound "show" that plays a few entertaining or educational trivia questions.

3) When the sound and light show stop, you know you've brushed for the recommended time.  And 2-minutes have never seemed so to go by so quickly!

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SOUND & LIGHT SHOW

Clean Living captivates you during hand washing and toothbrushing by asking entertaining, educational and informative trivia questions that make time fly.  And the content never gets stale as there are hundreds of questions pre-loaded on the microSD memory card that is included. 

Hackers, listen up.  Yes, we designed Clean Living with you in mind.  Want to listen to your own music or other audio files you own?  Go ahead...follow our instructions and you can load your own microSD card that will work just fine with Clean Living!

 Your Choice - Geek OR Kids Trivia

We are introducing Clean Living in your choice of two different pre-loaded audio pack editions:

1) GEEK TRIVIA PACK EDITION

Think you know all there is to know about Game of Thrones?  or Breaking Bad?  or Star Wars?  Think again.  The GEEK trivia pack edition has hundreds of questions covering popular TV shows, movies, sports, music and more.  You'll never again be bored brushing your teeth.

2) KIDS TRIVIA PACK EDITION

Want that special kid you know to learn healthy hygiene habits AND interesting and fun facts?  The KIDS trivia pack edition is loaded with hundreds of questions about animals, geography, science and more.  Shhh...don't tell the kids but they'll actually learn important facts while having fun.

Be amazed as once tedious tasks become the most entertaining part of your day.

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So, where are we with the project?

We have:

  • a patent in hand
  • locked in the design after multiple iterations
  • built a few 3-d models to study form and function
  • selected a commercial supplier who has built a fully-functioning prototype
  • ordered the plastic molds that are scheduled to be finished in July
Thoughtfully designed to fit virtually all toothbrushes and soap dispensers
Thoughtfully designed to fit virtually all toothbrushes and soap dispensers
Our Patent
Our Patent

...and what do we plan to do with the funds?

Through the generous support and shared vision of the Kickstarter community, we will be able to:

  • acquire the license to several hundred fun and fresh trivia questions for both the Geek and Kids Trivia editions.  To show you how serious we are about trivia, we are working with The Trivia Company, the #1 experts in trivia worldwide - www.triviadatabase.com - to create both the Geek and Kids Trivia editions that will surely entertain and educate for years to come!
  • professionally record and mix approximately one thousand trivia questions
  • place our first order for Clean Living and launch this fun and valuable product that we hope will make for a healthier world!

Pledge Levels

To the right are several available pledge levels for either the GEEK or KIDS version of Clean Living.  There's even Early Bird Pricing available.

We plan to ship in early December in time for the holidays.  Either version makes an awesome holiday gift so consider ordering more than one.  What a good feeling it is to know that you have a perfect gift for those "hard to buy for" friends and family members.  Plus the cool factor of being the first to own will clearly win you some points!

Who We Are

We are a group of product developers and designers located in Austin, Texas.  A few years ago we became obsessed with finding ways to make learning healthy habits fun.  In 2013, our first product, SoapTime for young children, won a prestigious Edison Award for Innovation.  Now, with your support Clean Living will help improve hygiene habits for Geeks and Kids of all ages.

Answers?  You Want Answers?

So, how many did you get right?

In case you didn't feel challenged enough, try these.  We'll post the answers during our Kickstarter updates throughout the campaign.  Thanks again for your generosity!!

Bonus Questions for Geeks:

Bonus 1: In "Game of Thrones", what do the Dothraki fear most?

  • A. Rodents
  • B. Sea Water
  • C. Darkness
  • D. Fire

Bonus 2: How many original band members were in Led Zeppelin?

  • A. 2
  • B. 3
  • C. 4
  • D. 5

Bonus 3: What is the literal translation of the word Tallahassee?

  • A. South Lake
  • B. Standing Tall
  • C. Warm Winds
  • D. Old Fields

Bonus Questions for Kids:

Bonus 1: Which great inventor is credited with discovering the electric light bulb, motion picture camera and phonograph ?

  • A. Alexander Graham Bell
  • B. Henry Ford
  • C. Thomas Edison

Bonus 2: The explorer Henry Hudson was born in which European country?

  • A. England
  • B. France
  • C. Portugal

Bonus 3: In the movie Frozen, what is Elsa and Anna's favorite food?

  • A. Chocolate
  • B. Ice Cream
  • C. Broccoli

Risks and challenges

We are product developers and have done this many times before. So our experience enables us to avoid nearly all of the rookie mistakes. But one thing experience has taught us is sometimes circumstances out of our control do present a few risks. Here are a few of those:

1) An "over the top" response from the Kickstarter community could end up delaying shipments - but, you have our promise that we will use our network to eliminate or reduce any delays
2) Our suppliers take longer to deliver than they've promised which could delay shipments - could happen, but we know and trust them 

3) If you select the pledge level to contribute a question, we will work with you to make sure it fits either the Geek or Kids Trivia editions, but if we can't make it work we'll let you know and ask you to de-pledge

4) ...and the same goes for the pledge level to create a whole new category of audio content. We will work very closely with you to make it happen, but if for some reason we can't, we'll be upfront with you and you can de-pledge

As for Challenges, we don't see any right now. We've been thinking about ways to make learning healthy habits fun for nearly 5 years. Our first product for 4-7 year olds, SoapTime, has blazed this trail so we know what we're doing. All the parts and electronics for Clean Living are designed and the molds for the plastic parts will be ready in July. Once we record the trivia questions, we'll be ready to manufacture!

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FAQ

  • The footprint at its largest is 5 inches x 5 inches and the tallest point of the toothbrush holder is also 5 inches. It fits nicely and looks great on bathroom counters!

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  • Absolutely! The soap pedestal has sensors that will automatically start a 20-second question when soap is dispensed from your bottle. Or, just press down on the pedestal and it will start. The button located in the front right starts a 2-minute "show" that plays 3 to 4 different questions and facts. You can press the button anytime to start it - go ahead play it and have fun while doing other things in the bathroom like shaving or putting on makeup...or just use it to challenge your friends to a 2-minute game of trivia...

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  • For both the Geek and Kids Trivia editions, there will be up to 500 multiple choice questions pre-loaded. And, during the 2-minute toothbrushing "show" each answer will be followed by additional facts related to the question. You'll never be bored and always amazed at learning new facts!

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  • The multiple choice questions pre-loaded in the Clean Living Kids Trivia edition cover a wide range of subjects and can be enjoyed by almost any age - even Adults! If you are looking to teach hand washing to the very young - say 3 to 5 year olds - then our award-winning product called SoapTime is for you and is available here: www.mysoaptime.com

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  • Clean Living uses 3 AAA batteries.

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  • We've designed the soap pedestal to fit your favorite liquid soap bottles, including the most popular brands like SoftSoap, Method, Dial and Meyers - you name it and it most likely will fit.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    $1 reward

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    Do you share our passion to teach healthy habits? Join our community and you will receive frequent updates, future special offerings and good karma by helping create a healthier world. Thank you.

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    $16 reward

    6 backers Limited (94 left of 100)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! KIDS get clean AND smart… 1 Clean Living - KIDS Trivia pack edition at 36% off the retail price of $24.99.

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    $17 reward

    2 backers Limited (98 left of 100)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! GEEKS UNITE…here's your chance at 32% off of the retail price for 1 Clean Living - GEEK Trivia pack edition.

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  • You selected
    $24 reward

    0 backers

    1 Clean Living - KIDS Trivia Pack edition.
    Wouldn't the world be a better place with cleaner and smarter children?

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  • You selected
    $25 reward

    1 backer

    1 Clean Living - GEEK Trivia Pack edition.
    GEEKS…so your hyper-speed mouse click misfired and the Early Bird pricing is gone - no problem.

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  • You selected
    $44 reward

    1 backer

    2 Clean Living - KIDS Trivia Pack edition. Have more than one kid? Or want to keep one and give one away? Go ahead, order 2.

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  • You selected
    $45 reward

    0 backers

    2 Clean Living - GEEK Trivia Pack edition.
    The retail price for 2 will be $50 so here's your chance to save USD $101 (of course, that's binary for $5 USD, but you already knew that.)

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  • You selected
    $99 reward

    1 backer

    5 Clean Living - KIDS Trivia Pack edition. Here's your chance to order enough to keep a few, gift a few and give to your kids's favorite teachers or daycare centers.

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  • You selected
    $100 reward

    2 backers

    5 Clean Living - GEEK Trivia Pack edition. C'mon, everyone knows a few Geeks who need to brush more (you know what Mountain Dew does to their teeth?) Or how about that guy you barely even feel comfortable fist bumping after his all-night WOW session? You know who we're talking about. Then this one's for you. Give 'em away - for your own benefit!

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    $200 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    FINAL ANSWER?: Think you have that one trivia question that stumps everyone? Want to be more famous than you already are? For $200, you get to write a question that will appear in the GEEK or KIDS Trivia Pack editions (subject to our approval, of course). And, if you want, we'll even give you credit. Imagine hearing your own name on Clean Living!! "Anakin S. from Tatooine wants to know, What was the sub-title of the Star Wars Episode III movie?"

    PLUS...you will receive 5 Clean Livings with the audio pack editions that your question appears on.

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    $5,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    YOU MAKE THE CALL!: So KIDS or GEEK trivia just isn't doing it for you? Then how about working with us to create a whole new Audio Pack? Need a foreign language? Or want to learn one? Or how about an All Vocabulary Pack that teaches SAT words? Once we approve your idea, we will work with you to develop and record ~500 audio segments that fit in your category. And once we're done, you will receive 20 Clean Living - SPECIALTY Pack editions for you and your closest friends.

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Funding period

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