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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 26 2014 10:59 PM UTC +00:00
€18,092
pledged of €150,000pledged of €150,000 goal
205
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 26 2014 10:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

With Ozz you can make delicious drinks in just three steps:

Mixology 2.0

Mixology is the art of making cocktails that trigger all of your senses with a show that defies your imagination. The Ozz puts both pizazz and predictability into making cocktails by guiding you through everything from selecting, measuring and mixing the ingredients to serving a suitably stylish result. With the Ozz, every cocktail is a gastronomic delight.

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Design aproach

With its stark geometric design, the Ozz makes a confident visual statement that sets the tone for a truly satisfying cocktail experience. While the outspoken design and high quality finish command attention, once the show gets going you will find yourself effortlessly mixing perfect cocktails, and steal the spotlight. 

The Ozz app

The Ozz app (for iPhone and Android) features a wide variety of tested cocktail recipes. The Ozz app also provides a range of tips and information to help users improve mixology skills, while the Ozz device has a real-time feedback feature that refines the sense of proportion and taste. This enables creation of personal taste profiles, which leads to discovery and sharing of new favourite cocktails. 

The Ozz app can suggest cocktails based on occasions or party themes (e.g. Great Gatsby, Mad Men, SATC) or specified ingredients (e.g. what’s already in your drinks cabinet). 

Feedback system

After every drink you make, the Ozz app will give you feedback on how your drink compares to the original recipe. The app will guide you in adjusting your cocktail if you prefer to stick to the original version. Or you can save your own creation as the new standard recipe. 

The Ozz app uses the information it received from the cocktails you pick and the adjustments you make, to advise you in cocktails you might like as well. Think of it as an algorithm-based cocktail recommendation engine.

The interactive cocktail shaker

The Ozz device transforms your glass into an intuitive display and guides you through the measuring and mixing. Once you picked your cocktail and gathered the ingredients,you can just follow the intuitive display. Simply keep adding the ingredient until the circle in the rim of your glass is full. 

Now this is the real fun part: While you are getting information from the display, your guest will only see a beautiful light show.

Hardware

From a hardware point of view: the screenless display communicates with your smartphone over Bluetooth. This means that the screenless display tells you when to stop pouring and at the same time the Ozz app will show the next ingredient. 
The main components of the Ozz system are: load sensors, RGB color LEDs, a Bluetooth Low Energy chip, and a Li-on battery that you can charge via Micro USB.

Specifications

- Size: 60x90x90mm

- Communication via Bluetooth Low Energy

- Light feedback: High power rgb led

- Compatible with iOS 6+ and android 4.1+ (Jelly Bean and KitKat)

- Power: Li-On battery

- Charging: via micro USB

Why we need you

Right now we have a working prototype and the know how to translate our current design to a mass production version. In order to get there, we will invest in engineering and testing. We also will produce a mould for the casing, and order our parts in bulk. 

The app we are buiding contains recipes from Michelin star restaurant mixologists. In order to get the user experience at the same level as the content, we will have our app be build by experienced developers.

In short: only with your support we can deliver a radically innovative product for a reasonable price.

Where we are now

If you want to have a closer look at our current prototype you can watch the video below. In a step by step cocktail demonstration we will walk you through the current functionality of the app and the Ozz interactive shaker. As you will see in the video, our current prototype has full functionality but we are still in the process of developing the interface.
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What's Next?

Ozz is more than a design project. It evolved from a collaboration of an engineering firm, a distribution expert, and an innovation studio. The result is that the Ozz core team has years of expertise producing consumer electronics. Besides our core team we will be making use of experts to get the smoothest possible app and the best possible packaging. 
This is our plan to have Ozz at your parties as soon as possible:

  • October: Introduce Ozz to the Kickstarter community
  • November: Reengineer the electronics for the production model and start programming the App, order the mould for the casing
  • December: Place the orders for the electronics parts and the mould for the casing
  • January: Publish the App for reviewstart manufacturing of the casing
  • February: Assemble the electronics and start quality tests and produce the packaging
  • March: Start the final assembly and begin shipping

Press

A press kit is available at www.ozzguides.com/press_kit.zip

Risks and challenges

A process to realize an interactive product has many moving parts, figuratively speaking ;) All of these parts come together at the same time. This project involves developing an app, electronics, producing a casing, designing beautiful packaging, and assembling all of it. We are all (partners and our team) fully geared up to deliver in time. Nevertheless we could encounter some unforeseen challenge on the way which might take some more time to solve than we want.
So the single biggest risk is delay.

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    SUPPORTER - You appreciate new ideas and thoughtful design and we surely appreciate you! As a token of our eternal gratitude we will feature your name on a special page in our app. Apart from that you will receive project updates.

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    REGULAR - Get a limited edition Ozz kickstarter T-shirt and wear it proudly! The shirt is made out of 100% organic cotton.

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    Pledge €89 or more About US$ 99

    EARLY-ISH BIRD - You lucky bird! You are one of the 150 backers to receive the Ozz interactive cocktail shaker with boston shaker set in a meticulously designed case for only 89 euro. Also, you will be amongst the first to receive an Ozz set. Add €8,50 shipping fee for backers inside the Netherlands. For the rest of the world, see below.

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    MIXOLOGIST FIRST BATCH - Be amongst the first to receive an Ozz set! Before you know, you will be making cocktails like a boss! Backers will receive the Ozz interactive shaker with a boston shaker set in a meticulously designed case. Add €8,50 shipping fee for backers inside the Netherlands. For the rest of the world, see below.

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    MIXOLOGIST - You are awsome! You make our dreams come true and soon you will be making cocktails like a boss! Backers will receive the Ozz interactive shaker with a boston shaker set in a meticulously designed case. Add €8,50 shipping fee for backers inside the Netherlands. For the rest of the world, see below.

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    MIXOLOGIST FIRST BATCH PLUS - Be amongst the first to receive an Ozz set! And get and additional gift from out friends at De Kuyper! Backers will receive the Ozz interactive shaker with a boston shaker set in a meticulously designed case. When the campaign is over you can choose whether you want to have a bar spoon or a muddler as a gift. Add €8,50 shipping fee for backers inside the Netherlands. For the rest of the world, see below.

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    SUPER PATRON - You like us and we like you :) Our most ardent supporters will receive an invitation to our party in Amsterdam so you can meet the team! On top of that you will receive five shirts and the five complete Ozz sets.

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    EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY BIRD - You lucky bird! You are one of the 50 backers to receive the Ozz interactive cocktail shaker with boston shaker set in a meticulously designed case for only 69 euro. Also, you will be amongst the first to receive an Ozz set. Add €8,50 shipping fee for backers inside the Netherlands. For the rest of the world, see below.

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    EARLY BIRD - You lucky bird! You are one of the 100 backers to receive the Ozz interactive cocktail shaker with boston shaker set in a meticulously designed case for only 79 euro. Also, you will be amongst the first to receive an Ozz set. Add €8,50 shipping fee for backers inside the Netherlands. For the rest of the world, see below.

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