A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The Smurtle gives the Home Mini or Alexa
Dot the best of both worlds - a cleverly
hidden power cable storage system or the
freedom of using your smart speaker with
cord free mobility.
Now you can have a beautifully sculptured
design that reduces clutter from your
desktop, bench or wherever you use your
And a Smurtle gives both the Home Mini and
Alexa Dot some real personality. It's stylish
looks and range of colors will suit any home
or office decor.
The Smurtle's clever design also means you
can use a power bank - the very same one
that's used to recharge your mobile to
make your smart speaker completely
That's right, you can move from room to
room without unplugging your smart speaker
- in fact, you can go cord free wherever your
WiFi range extends to.
We've tested the Smurtle with a range of
power banks and you can expect up to 12
hours continuous wireless use depending
on what size is used.
You can even use the Smurtle beyond your
WiFi range. By hot-spotting your smart
speaker to your mobile or another wireless
broadband device and using a power bank at
the same time - your Smurtle can go
Now that's really clever.
Smurtles are available in a range of colors
including white, blue, red and pink - and
make a great addition to any home, office or
the perfect gift idea.
Even if you don't own a smart speaker, the
Smurtle makes a stylish key and phone
The Smurtle's ingenious look is the result
of many hours of design, prototyping and
testing - and we're committed to ensuring
the highest quality products at great value.
So thanks for checking out the Smurtle - the
smart turtle that adds functionality and
personality to your smart speaker....
For more information check us out at smurtle.com
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respective owners. Any reference to them
does not imply affiliation or endorsement.
Risks and challenges
Obviously we live in a fast changing world and some factors outside our control may affect timing. Our collective experience in producing printed and promotional products over the last 20 years has taught us many lessons and we’ve made some reliable contacts along the way.
Our goal with Smurtle isn’t to make a fortune off one product but to develop a brand with a range of products to cater to all tastes.
Smurtle is fully owned and funded by the management team so we can resolve any challenges quickly and stay true to our goal of delivering a unique quality product at a fair price. The only people we’re accountable to is our customers.