Since cats became pets, many owners have become used to an endless stream of "presents" in the form of birds and other small critters.
Traditional cat bells do not work. Cats are far too smart. They learn very quickly to overcome traditional bells. Digibell is the solution!
Our design team have spent many hours refining Digibell into a tiny package.
Every cat deserves to look good. With its sleek curves and range of Quick-Clip colours, Digibell is sure to look great on any cat!
Outsmarting a cat is not easy, but Digibell's microcontroller driven core combined with a 3 axis accelerometer does the job. With the dual alert system and configurable sensitivity it is almost impossible for any cat to beat.
Focusing on function hasn't meant any compromise on ease of use and flexibility. A single push button to operate and screwless design means you'll be up and running in a snap. Digibell will also fit onto an existing collar, even with sewn in buckles at each end!
Digibell is not just a bell. At its heart a microcontroller makes it possible for Digibell to detect and process your cats movements and handle when an alert should be emitted.
Our in depth video shows everything you need to get started with your Digibell. The full menu system guides and information on using your Digibell will be released when the kickstarter is complete. We've also included an example alert, one of many alert sounds in the alerts library.
Digibell beats traditional bells hands down when when it comes to form, functionality and features. But most importantly — it stops kills.
Introducing the Digibell team:
Our dedicated product testing team have gone to great lengths to put Digibell through its paces at each stage of development.
They have done their best to beat Digibell at every turn, stalk and pounce — with little success. Digibell has reduced kill rates up to 100% during the test period.
There is an overwhelming body of research asserting that cat predation on wildlife, particularly birds, is a huge problem worldwide. Much of the research suggests that declining populations of indigenous birds species is resulting from this behavior.
In relation to cat predation on sparrows the UK's RSPB says,
"...it is prudent to adopt a precautionary approach to the impact of this non-native predator, and to design and adopt methods that reduce the numbers ... killed by cats."
- The Predation of Wild Birds In the UK, RSPB
According the journal Nature it is estimated that domestic cats kill over 700 million birds and up to 7 Billion mammals annually in the United States alone. Worldwide these numbers are thought to be significantly higher.
“Everyone knows that cats kill birds, but ... at a national level, the amount of predation is staggering, and is likely to be driving the ongoing decline of many species.”
- Professor John Woinarski of Charles Darwin University
While testing prototypes in the field some of our test team were kind enough to strike a few poses so that you can see Digibell being modelled in style.
We think you'll agree these felines look fantastic!
Our fully completed working prototype has gone through many iterations to get to where we are now. We would like to share with you snaps of a few of our major milestones throughout this project.
We have been cautious with our projected timeline, unlike many other Kickstarters, our product has been fully designed, prototyped, tested, and is ready for production!
We are aiming to ship our first Digibells in the beginning of the third quarter 2018!
We want to offer our supporters even greater choice!
If our Stretch Goal 1 is met this will make it possible to offer colour options on both the Quick-Clip and the Digibell Body!
With just a few more backers to hit Stretch Goal 2 we will also offer colour options on the included adjustable safety-release collar. Making your cat look extra cool!
Please tell your friends about us and make a fully customisable Digibell a reality!
(Backers will be contacted by email after our Kickstarter is complete to confirm colour choices)
We need your support to hit our funding goal and make Digibell possible!
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Risks and challenges
We have done everything to bring Digibell as close to the final product as possible, before bringing it to Kickstarter.
Due to the cost of injection mold tooling, making Digibell a reality is only possible if we place a large enough order, and have carefully chosen our funding goals to ensure we will be able to deliver rewards to all backers.
Suppliers and manufacturing partners have already been found, prices agreed, and we are all ready for a production run!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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