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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 24 2018 5:00 AM UTC +00:00.

Robotaka design teamBy Robotaka design team
First created
Robotaka design teamBy Robotaka design team
First created
AU$ 2,102
pledged of AU$ 40,000pledged of AU$ 40,000 goal
35
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 24 2018 5:00 AM UTC +00:00.

What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

Breaking news - New Robot Version Out Now!

New Smurtle Robot
New Smurtle Robot

Introducing the Smurtle - a clever stand for smart speakers.

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.

Smurtle's unique design neatly hides excess power cables
Smurtle's unique design neatly hides excess power cables

Now you can have a beautifully sculptured design that reduces clutter from your desktop, bench or wherever you use your smart speaker. 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.

Smurtle means you can use your smart speaker cord free easily
Smurtle means you can use your smart speaker cord free easily

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 portable. 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.

Smurtle works with both Google Home Mini and Amazon Alexa Dot
Smurtle works with both Google Home Mini and Amazon Alexa Dot

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 everywhere, unplugged. Now that's really clever.

You can hotspot your Smurtle for complete cord free use
You can hotspot your Smurtle for complete cord free use

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.

Smurtles are available in Red, Blue, White and Pink
Smurtles are available in Red, Blue, White and Pink

Even if you don't own a smart speaker, the Smurtle makes a stylish key and phone holder.

Smurtles make a great key and phone holder too
Smurtles make a great key and phone holder too

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.

The clever design make Smurtles suitable for all ages
The clever design make Smurtles suitable for all ages

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

Some of the team behind the Smurtle
Some of the team behind the Smurtle

Timeline

Our timeline from concept to launch
Our timeline from concept to launch

Terms and Conditions

Smurtle sold separately. Does not include power bank, Google Home Mini or Amazon Alexa Dot. Smurtle is subject to Trademark, Copyright, Design and Patent protection, registered and pending internationally. All rights reserved. © 2018 Robotaka Pty Ltd.

Google Home Mini and Amazon Alexa Dot are copyright and registered to their 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.

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    Smurtle Robot - Coming Soon

    The ultimate smart speaker stand that turns a Google Home Mini into a portable robot.

    More details and video coming soon.

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